Casino app presentations today, shooting in downtown Troy, tomb stone falls on boy, Albany council to take up red light camera bill

Applicants for the state casino licenses will start making their public presentations today at the ESP. The Capital Region presentations are scheduled to start at 1:15 pm. They're open to the public and will be streamed online. [NYS Gaming]

A Capital analysis of state teacher evaluation data concludes that there's a wide gap between wealthy and poor districts when it comes to how many teachers were rated as "highly effective." [Capital]

In some of the Capital Region's largest city police forces minorities are underrepresented relative their percentage in the cities' populations, but leaders say they're trying to increase the number minorities among their ranks. [Troy Record] [TU]

New York State currently allows audio and video coverage of court proceedings only by special permission of a judge, but the state's chief judge is pushing for expanded access. [Daily Gazette]

A profile of an Altamont man's downward spiral into heroin addiction -- and his struggle to climb back. [TU]

Troy police say a man was shot on 4th Street near Fulton (map) early Saturday morning following what they believe was an argument in a nearby club. TPD says it doesn't think the shooting is connected to other recent shootings. [TWCN] [WNYT] [TU]

Clifford Burns -- the Niskayuna man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his wife in Lake Luzerne this past Christmas Eve -- was sentenced to 23 years to life. Burns' attorney continued an effort to get his client's guilty plea withdrawn. [Daily Gazette] [Post-Star]

Colonie police say a four-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries after a tomb stone fell on him Sunday at the Albany Rural Cemetery. CPD says it's unclear why the stone fell on the boy. [News10] [WNYT]

Can Zephyr Teachout inflict more than a (figurative) lumpy bruise on Andrew Cuomo in Tuesday's Democratic primary? [TU]

Rob Astorino was in Albany Sunday -- with Carl Paladino -- for a campaign rally. [TU]

The number of jobs at the Capital Region's high tech companies has a net increase of 2,387 jobs since 2008 (and during that time GlobalFoundries has added 2,400 jobs). [TU]

The Albany Common Council will soon take up a bill that would provide for red light cameras in the city. (The council's earlier vote on the issue was a resolution asking the state to allow the city to consider using the cameras.) The bill's sponsor says the committee handling the bill will be open to public comments. [TU] [Leah Golby FB]

Saratoga Springs is developing a vacant buildings registry. [Daily Gazette]

Halfmoon's codes director: "We get a lot of chicken complaints in town." [TU]

Union College is aiming to get all its students to live in campus housing. [Daily Gazette]

Why monarch butterflies have become much more rare, here and in many other places. [TU]

The public now has access to the Bozen Kill in Guilderland after a family sold a parcel of land in the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. [TU]

How the Walton's business in Saratoga Springs has evolved over 85 years. [Daily Gazette]

Times Union headline: "Menands man stars in 'Fat Guys in the Woods'" [TU]

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