Schenectady City Council passes casino resolution, fatal stabbing in Troy, Saratoga County Airport runway expansion blocked

The Schenectady City Council voted in favor of a resolution supporting the proposed casino at the former Alco site 5-2. The vote was preceded by three hours of public comments about the topic. Supporters cited the potential jobs and tax revenue for the city. One of the council members who voted against the resolution said he didn't think the city had enough info yet. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [Biz Review]

A few more details about the proposed casino near Amsterdam at Exit 27. [TU]

Troy police say a woman is dead and a man injured following a stabbing early Tuesday morning in North Central (map). TPD says the man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and it's waiting to talk with him. A neighbor tells News10 they called police after hearing children screaming and running out of the residence. [TU] [TWCN] [Troy Record] [News10]

CSX is asking the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to sign a non-disclosure agreement for federally-required reports the railroad must file related to shipping Bakken crude oil. [TU]


A participant in a state Assembly discussion event about health plans covering addiction treatment pulled out her son's ashes: "This is what happens in the interim of fighting for the benefit I pay for monthly." [TU]

State Senator Diane Savino says she's "very confident" that the medical marijuana bill she's sponsoring will be allowed to come to the floor for a vote before the end of this session. Andrew Cuomo says he'd sign a medical marijuana bill if it "makes sense." [State of Politics] [TU]

A Saratoga County committee voted against a proposed runway extension at the Saratoga County Airport. The extension would have involved taking some private property, and had drawn opposition from hundreds of Milton town residents. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The city of Troy has hired a new city engineer -- which is noteworthy because the last engineer resigned, citing concerns about public safety related to recent demolitions. [Troy Record]

The Albany County Legislature unanimously passed a bill regulating sellers and breeders of dogs and cats. [TU]

The father of Vanessa Milligan, the pregnant woman who died in a Lansingburgh apartment fire considered suspicious, says he's frustrated by the pace the of the investigation. [WNYT]

Federal prosecutors and the attorney for Glendon Scott Crawford, the Saratoga County man accused of being part of an alleged plot to use what's said to have been an x-ray weapon against Muslims, have worked out an agreement that would allow Crawford to review much of the evidence against him without his attorney present. [TU]

Albany police say a woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a man during a domestic incident early Monday morning in Arbor Hill. APD says the man is in critical condition. [APD FB]

Saratoga Springs police say a man has been charged with multiple counts after allegedly followed a woman home, grabbed her, and attempted to keep her from closing her door. [Daily Gazette]

Bethlehem police say a homeowner chased an intruder out of his house, called police, and then followed the suspect's car. [TU]

The VA hospital in Albany has been scheduling 94.5 percent of its patients for appointments within 14 days, according to a Veterans Administration report. (The secretary of the VA recently resigned after attention on long waits at VA facilities.) [AP/Daily Gazette] [LAT]

Yep, Tony Danza was at the Capitol Monday. [Politics on the Hudson]

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