Teachout survives residency challenge, Troy citizens rally against crime,Port of Albany oil spill quickly contained

A couple of hundred people showed up at a Take Back Troy anti-violence rally on Wednesday, following a double homicide in Lansingburgh this week. Meanwhile, police continue to search for the suspects in the recent murder. [TU][Record][TWCN]

A state appeals court upheld a ruling on Tuesday allowing Zephyr Teachout to remain on the Democratic primary ballot. Cuomo backers went to court in an effort to halt Teachout's bid for governor by claiming she was in violation of required residency rules. [TU]

Time Warner Cable News has invited Andrew Cuomo to debate Teachout, but Cuomo's campaign says the governor has no plans to debate Teachout. Meanwhile, Rob Astorino has offered to debate Teachout[CNY] [Record]

Following a heated discussion at a meeting attended a standing room only crowd including many anti-casino advocates, the East Greenbush town board voted 3 to 1 to advance the Capital View Casino & Resort proposal to the Planning Board. [WNYT][TU]

A level three sex offender was arraigned on Wednesday in connection with a stabbing attack on a 43 woman who was dragged into the woods on Watervliet Shaker Road last week.James Sayers pleaded not guilty to felony attempted murder and assault charges in the case.Police say video from a CDTA surveillance camera helped lead them to the suspect. Colonie Police Chief Steven Heider calls the random stalking and attempted murder case, "one of the creepiest cases I've ever worked."

A former Saratoga County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty to cocain trafficking on Wednesday in U.S. District Court and could be facing up to 40 years in prison for transporting a person and what he thought was cocaine in exchange for $5,000. [TU][WNYT]

The Albany County sheriff's sergeant who shot and killed an undocumented Mexican immigrant four years ago has been suspended pending the results of an investigation incident over the weekend where he allegedly used a taser on a Colonie teen following a high speed chase. [TU]

Albany county sheriff's deputies arrested a convicted sex offender who had repeatedly tried to solicit sex for money from county employees, after he allegedly tried to solicit sex for money with an on-duty undercover police officer in a sting operation. [TU]

A 100 gallon crude oil spill from a pipeline at Global Partners Port of Albany tank facility was quickly contained and DEC officials say it didn't reach the Hudson.[TU][TWCN]

A serial criminal who has been arrested more than 50 times and convicted of 17 different crimes is back in jail after pleading guilty to charges of attempted promoting prostitution charge.[Record]

A hazmat team made a second visit this month to retrieve potentially hazardous substances discovered in the home of a deceased infections disease specialist in Bethlehem.

Fire destroyed the second floor of a home in Rotterdam early Wednesday morning.[TU]

Implosion of the Wellington annex building is expected to begin on Saturday at 9:30am. [TU]

Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepson has finally signed off on a deal to sell a parking lot on Broadway to pay for a new East Side Fire and Rescue station, after a failed bid to have the parking lot reappraised before the sale. [TU]

The USS Saratoga air craft carrier, named for the Battle of Saratoga, is headed for the scrapyard. [Saratogian]

The former associate Athletic Director at Old Dominion has been named UAlbany's new Athletic Director. [News 10]

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