Arrests in two Troy homicide cases, man accused of spreading manure on vehicle, Instagramming for Schenectady

Troy police announced arrests in two separate homicide cases from Lansingburgh this summer: Daniel Reuter, who police say is homeless, and Jacob Heimroth, of Troy, have been arraigned on first- and second-degree murder charges in the August 20 deaths of Allen and Maria Lockrow. And Jeffrey Brown of Cohoes has been charged with second-degree murder in the June 30 death of Robert Rivera. [TU] [WNYT] [News10]

Schenectady police say a man was fatally shot in the Vale Neighborhood Monday night. As of Tuesday morning SPD hadn't released any info about possible suspects. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The parent company of the financiers behind the Hard Rock casino proposal in Rensselaer is under investigation by the feds. The backing company -- Och-Ziff Capital Management, a mammoth hedge fund -- has been involved with investments related to the regimes of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe and Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. [TU] [Bloomberg Businessweek]

With casinos closing in Atlantic City, and new casinos planned in other states, potential operators in New York have focused on facilities of a relatively more modest scale -- and drawing gamblers from their local markets. [AP/Troy Record]

This year's Saratoga Race Course season that ended Monday had the highest attendance since 2009, according to unofficial attendance numbers. Eleven horses died the meet. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

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Waterford police say an overnight standoff ended peacefully early Tuesday. Neighbors say a man had used a gun to threaten a woman and child. [WNYT] [Daily Gazette]

Saratoga Springs police say the manager of a motel on South Broadway in Saratoga Springs reported being robbed early Monday morning by men armed with a kitchen knife and a hammer (map). [TWCN]

Farther afield: The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says a man has been charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly turned on his manure spreader as a vehicle approached in the opposite direction, covering the approaching vehicle in manure. [News10]

Profiles of the candidates for the NY-21 Congressional District: Aaron Woolf (Democrat) | Elise Stefanik (Republican) | Matt Funiciello (Green). [TU x3]

Has the flare up of criticism surrounding Andrew Cuomo ahead of the Democratic primary a temporary annoyance for the governor, or a sign of something bigger? [NYT]

"Multiple sources with deep knowledge" tell Capital what most people around the Capitol probably already knew/suspected: Andrew Cuomo's administration was pulling many of the strings behind the scenes to set the stage for the Republican-Independent Democratic coalition to run the state Senate. [Capital]

The fraternity chapter that bought the former First Baptist Church in downtown Troy plans to move in this October. [Troy Record]

A local beer distributor has installed tech in its trucks that blocks the use of mobile devices while the trucks are in motion. [TU]

A profile of the Schenectady Bike Rescue, which started earlier this year. [TU]

Instagramming in support of Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

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