High court strikes down Albany County cyberbullying law, Libous pleads not guilty to tax charges, Convention Center Authority closes land purchase deal, Slater returns to Albany

In a 5-2 ruling on Tuesday, the New York State Court of Appeals struck down Albany County's cyberbulling law, overturning the conviction of a Cohoes High School student who created a Facebook page with posts about some of his fellow students -- some claiming the students had multiple sexual partners or were gay. [TU]

Binghamton senator Tom Libous, known as one of the most powerful lawmakers in the Capitol, has pleaded not guilty to federal indictment that claims he made false statements to the FBI in an investigation into how his son Matthew Libous obtained a job with a well connected law firm. [TU][NYT]

Joe Bruno has officially submitted paperwork with the Attorney General's office requesting that the state cover the $2.4 million dollar legal bill from his fraud trial.[Gazette]

The Albany Convention Center Authority has closed on the $4.05 million deal to purchase the land to build the center. [TU]

All 17 proposed casino applicants from around New York State submitted their license applications by Monday,the same day that Moody's changed the national gaming industries rating from stable outlook to negative. [TU][TU]

Heat forced the cancellation of a proposed parade in Amsterdam to support a plan to build a casino there. But an anti-Exit 27 casino group turned out for a march to oppose the casino. [TU][TU]

The Upstate Theater Coalition, made up of theaters and entertainment venues from around the region, has come to agreements with 10 of the 17 casino applicants seeking licenses upstate, including the proposed Schenectady Rush Street Gaming Site, The proposed Hard Rock Cafe casino in Rensselaer. [TU]

According to Paul Tonko's office, the former Kenwood Academy in Albany is being considered by the federal government as a potential temporary housing site for undocumented children.[Record] [TU]

The search for a Westerlo fisherman whose boat capsized on Lake George on Tuesday will resume today. [WNYT][TWCN]

Police have ruled the death of a 54 year old Troy man found Monday inside his 2nd Avenue apartment was a homicide. [TWCN]

Police in Albany are investigating a shooting near Morton Avenue and Lincoln Square homes that sent a man to Albany Med early Monday morning. [TU]

Guilderland police arrested a 54-year-old passenger during a traffic stop on Monday after the man got out of the car and bit a police officer. [WNYT][News10]

The 14 month old son of Northumberland Supervisor Willard Peck is recovering from a fractured skull and vertebrae after his 6 year old brother accidentally ran over him on the family dairy farm with an RTV -- a golf cart sized vehicle used in farming. [TU]

A tractor trailer overturned on and on-ramp at Exit 17 of the Northway on Tuesday, spilling tons of clothing and gallons of diesel fuel. [TU]

Attendance was up among Schenectady's middle schoolers this year, but grades were not. [Gazette]

90's rapper Minister Pete Nice was sentenced for tax evasion on Tuesday in Albany. [TU]

Proctors is taking down it's old marquee this week to refurbish and upgrade it to stream video. [TU]

An Air National Guard wing form Massachusetts will train fighter jets over Lake George today. [TU]

The USS Slater is back in Albany after painting and repairs. [WNYT]

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