Cuomo pushes back on Moreland interference accusations, prostitution stings in Saratoga County, just ducky

In Buffalo Monday, Andrew Cuomo pushed back -- he was "feisty and unrepentant", in the NYT's words -- on the accusations that his administration had interfered with the Moreland Commission set up to investigation corruption in state government. Cuomo continued to assert that his involvement didn't extend beyond advising the panel. [NYT] [TU]

Rensselaer authorities say one person was found dead in an apartment fire Tuesday morning. Another person was taken to the hospital with significant injuries. [TWCN] [TU]

Recent stings set up by law enforcement in Saratoga County have resulted in 21 prostitution arrests. The stings were set up via online ads. And officials say they were surprised by the volume of responses. [TU] [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]


Schenectady firefighters responding to a call Monday morning (map) found a woman bleeding from what appeared to be a stabbing -- and there was a fire. Schenectady police say they've arrested a man and allege he's responsible for both. [Daily Gazette] [TWCN]

A section of Washington Ave in Albany was blocked Monday night because of a standoff between police and a man thought to have a gun. APD says the man surrendered peacefully after talking to negotiators on the phone. [TWCN] [News10]

A year later, there have still been no arrests in the large Woodlawn Ave fire in Saratoga Springs, though police the investigation is continuing. [Daily Gazette]

The president of the Long Island Association, a business group, has been selected to head the New York Gaming Facility Location Board, which will pick the upstate casino licensees.[TU]

Carl Erikson, one of the Schenectady City Council's most prominent members, made a surprise announcement Monday night that he's resigning from the council. Eriksen cited the strain of balancing work and family with the demands of being on the council. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

An Albany Common Council member is floating a law that would require city employees to live in the city (the law would not include public safety employees). [TU]

The patent fight involving RPI and some of the technology behind Apple's Siri is continuing, now with new backers. [TU]

SCCC is just ducky, apparently. [Daily Gazette]

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