Man accused of killing his wife and staying in house with her body, casino focus turns to Schenectady, where the rock stars fly into

A Malta man is accused of killing his wife -- and then staying in the house with the dead body for several days, according to the Saratoga County DA's office. [TU] [Saratogian]

Schenectady police two men were shot early Saturday, reportedly on State Street in the Vale neighborhood (map). The injuries weren't considered life threatening. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Albany police say an Altamont man was shot Saturday evening in West Hill (map). His injuries were not life threatening, and APD says it's investigating. [APD FB]

Committees for the Schenectady City Council and the Schenectady County legislature will be hearing pitches about the casino proposed for the former Alco site tonight. [Daily Gazette]

Andrew Cuomo secured the Working Families ballot line for governor after a challenge from Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout. The challenge against Cuomo for the spot was seen as pushback by the more liberal side of the Democratic Party, and losing the line could have changed the gubernatorial race by introducing a third candidate -- to Cuomo's left -- with support downstate. (Though Teachout might not be finished leaning against Cuomo.) In return for the party's support, Cuomo has apparently also agreed to help put the state Senate back in control of Democrats. [TU] [Capital] [NYT] [State of Politics]

Pat Fahy is pushing a bill in the state Assembly that would require the operators of oil storage terminals that handle Bakken or tar sands oil to have financial guarantees in place to cover expenses related to spills or explosions. (The Port of Albany has become a major node in the distribution network for oil from North Dakota's Bakken formation.) [TU]

A performance review of the New York Racing Association concluded that NYRA had failed to meet a performance standard related to improving conditions for backstretch workers. [TU]

The former president of SUNY Upstate Medical -- who was accused last year of taking unauthorized outside compensation from orgs that did business with the medical center -- is scheduled to retire and will pay back $100k to SUNY. [TU]

From the AP: "New York is quietly building one of the nation's largest computer databases of medical records, a system that when finished will allow patients and doctors alike to see complete health histories in one place and promises to save millions in costs by avoiding redundant tests and unneeded hospital admissions." [AP/Troy Record]

It looks like Democrats are lining up behind Brian Howard, a former school district superintendent, as a challenger to Kathy Marchione for the state Senate (district map). [TU]

Cecilia Tkaczyk is officially back into the pool for re-election to the state Senate 46th (district map). (She will again face Republican George Amedore.) [Daily Gazette]

Nancy Pelosi made an appearance in Albany Sunday as part of a campaign by Democrats in the House of Representatives for equal pay for women, an increase in the minimum wage, and paid family leave. [Daily Gazette]

Part of Route 9 near Exit 13 was closed Saturday evening after police say an attempted U-turn ended in a fatal accident. [TU]

Colonie police say a man fled a traffic stop Friday morning and a search that included a helicopter and a police dog failed to find him. [TU]

Schenectady police say an autopsy concluded that the man found dead in a car in the Vale neighborhood last week had died of heart failure. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady's public safety commissioner and police chief are being credited with spotting and arrested a man accused of arson. [Daily Gazette]

The city of Troy now decided to stabilize that building that partially collapsed and damaged the Troy Bike Rescue building. [Troy Record]

The city of Troy and the town of Brunswick are in a dispute over the property tax assessment for two holes of the Frear Park Golf Course. [TU]

Despite warning signs, large trucks are getting stuck under the new railroad bridge over Glenridge Road in Glenville (map). [Daily Gazette]

The Union Inn, the Schenectady site of which has been a bar for more than a century, has closed. [Daily Gazette]

The organizers of Schenectady's Pop Warner youth football program say increased costs (and decreased donations) have pushed the program to the point where it may have to end. [Daily Gazette]

Who flies through the Saratoga County Airport: "rock bands, horse lovers and business executives." [Saratogian]

Lucy Kabuu of Kenya won the Freihofer's 5k with a time of 15:20. [TU]

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