Couple beaten to death in Lansingburgh home, Wellington implosion postponed until Saturday, Q-poll: Cuomo part of ethics problem but still ahead, 999 turns around a traffic circle

Police are looking for two men who broke into a Lansingburgh home and beat a man and woman to death overnight. The suspects are believed to have escaped in the victim's SUV.[TU][Record]

Troy residents are holding a meeting tonight to launch a neighborhood watch to combat the recent outbreak of violence in the city. Troy City Councilman Jim Gordon is personally offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and convictions of the perpetrators of recent shootings in the city.[TU][Record][WNYT]

The implosion of the Wellington building has been postponed until Saturday in an effort to limit disruption downtown. [TU]

Nearly half the voters questioned in a new Quinnapiac poll think Andrew Cuomo is a part of the state's corruption problem, but he maintains a 56 to 28 lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino in the same poll. [Qinnipiac][TU]

Andrew Cuomo supporters continue efforts to challenge Zephyr Teachout's New York residency in an effort to halt her bid for Governor. [TU]

State Police are looking for a suspect who ran from a crash that followed a chase from the Patroon Island Bridge to I-90 on Tuesday. Police say the suspect was hit by his own vehicle, which was still moving after he jumped out to escape. [TU][WNYT]

Schenectady police are looking for the suspect who fired shots out of a car window in Hamilton Hill late Tuesday morning. [TU]

A grand jury in Columbia County has indicted a former Troy police officer
who recently resigned from the force. Michael W. Johnson is now facing robbery charges for an attempted armed robbery at a Kinderhook hair salon. [TU]

State police are searching for suspects who have been throwing large rocks at passing vehicles from a Thruway overpass in Rotterdam. [TU][Gazette]

Troy police are looking for the owners of recovered cell phones stolen from the Beman Park neighborhood. [TU]

Hundreds of people attended a job fair on Tuesday held by the company that has proposed an East Greenbush casino, looking for jobs that do not yet exist. [TWCN][Saratogian]

The family of an emotionally disturbed boy whose arm was broken when police tried to force him off a school bus last year has filed a lawsuit in excess of $1 million against the Rotterdam Police Department, alleging the officers were not properly trained to deal with an emotionally disturbed person. [TU][Gazette]

A former Schenectady woman has won a $205,000 lawsuit against Burger King after she suffered permanent damage to her tongue when she bit into a mozzarella stick that was contaminated with liquid used to clean the deep fryer. [TU][Gazette]

The Town of New Scotland wants to build a town center with sidewalks and buildings around the area where Routes 85 and 85A meet.[TU]

The proposed sale of a Saratoga Springs parking lot that was expected to pay for a new fire and emergency services station on the city's East Side has been held up again, this time by an eleventh hour offer from another prospective buyer for the lot who claims the property was undervalued in a recent assessment. [WNYT]

A portion of Erie Boulevard between Nott Street and Monroe Street is closed this morning due to a water main break. [News 10]

UAlbany is one of 11 SUNY campuses that will have a naloxone kit to deal with heroin overdose. [TU]

After 143 years the Little Sisters of the Poor are closing their Latham residence and leaving the Capital Region. [WNYT]

The State has decided that a sign on Grace Peak, erected by the 46ers hiking club in honor of their late historian, for whom the peak was recently named, must come down. [TU]

The steps to the NYS Museum are getting an upgrade. [TU]

A Ballston Spa businessman who has been hiding $20 bills all over the Capital Region and uploading clues to where to find them on a "Find a Twenty" Facebook page "I enjoy seeing it make people happy once in a while and I have a good day in business, a good week in business, then I'll continue to do that." [WNYT]

A GlobalFoundries employee and part time performance artist took 999 successive turns around a Malta traffic circle as part of a performance piece. [Gazette]

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