Police investigate shooting near Albany's Washington Park, Coeymans man pleads not guilty in mother's death, Churchill Downs buys 25% of Racino

A 39-year-old man was injured in an Albany shooting on the 500 block of Madison Avenue near Washington Park and Knox Street just before 10pm on Wednesday.The victim was described as "a great guy, a quiet guy, who didn't have an enemy in the world. "[TU][WNYT]

The COO of the Father Peter Young Foundation was arrested on Wednesday by the Attorney General's office on 15 felony counts, including grand larceny, for allegedly sealing over $1 million in state funds and falsifying time sheets for a former senator who allegedly had a no-show job at the organization. Jacquelyn Gentile pleaded not guilty.[TU] [WNYT]

A Coeymans Hollow man charged with murdering his mother pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges this morning.[TWCN]

Andrew Cuomo apparently never rescinded the executive order that established the Moreland Commission, and 23 of its members are still deputy attorneys general, but a spokesman for Cuomo's office says the administration believes no official order was required.[TU]

U.S. attorney Preet Bharara sent a letter threatening to investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering in its handling of the Moreland Commission. [NYT]

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended the public comment period again on Global Partners proposal to build a facility that would heat crude oil at the port of Albany to make it easier to pump for shipment. [TU]

A locomotive and three rail cars derailed during switching in Selkirk overnight spilling about 15 gallons of diesel fuel. [TU]

Churchill Downs has bought a 25% stake int he Saratoga Casino and Raceway and will take over management of the facility[Business Review][TU].

Albany police are investigating a stabbing that happened overnight near Clinton and Quail Streets. [WNYT]

A third street family in Albany was displaced by a house fire overnight. [TU]

The State Department's Albany Regional Board of Review issued a ruling on Wednesday saying the town of Colonie was within its rights to shut down the Skylane Motel. [TU]

A State judge has ruled that Republican Norman Massry did not gather enough signatures to run for Surrogate Court judge this year, leaving only Democrats on the ballot for November. [TU]

A group of Price Chopper employees has filed a class action lawsuit in Massachusetts, claiming the company misclassified workers as supervisors to avoid paying them over time in three Massachusetts stores between 1983 and June of this year. [TU]

Kirsten Gillibrand is sponsoring the "Campus Safety and Accountability Act," legislation that calls for resources like specially trained counselors on college campuses to help students who say they have been sexually assaulted. [WNYT]

Police are still looking for a 52 -year-old Schenectady man who walked away from a treatment facility on Union Street on July 15. [TU]

A lawsuit filed by a former Montgomery County Jail inmate claims the facility is saving money of food by not feeding inmates the appropriate amount of calories. [Tu]

A case of a rarely seen form of bacterial Meningitis found in Albany County apparently poses no threat to vaccinated individuals. [TU]

Pressure from advocates for people with epilepsy has prompted Andrew Cuomo to ask the acting state Health Commissioner to look into ways to speed up the rollout of the medical marijuana program. [TU

New York is one of 15 states that are part of a challenge to cut back on accidents on I-90 and 94 between August 1 and August 4.[WNYT]

David Cassidy's DWI case was adjourned again on Wednesday in Schodack Town Court.[TU]

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