Pioneering former APD chief dies, dashboard cam shows teen tasered after surrender, Astorino's kid to Cuomo: stop cutting up our family photos, Schenectady laser cat yearbook picture settled

Former Albany police detective John Dale, a Korean War veteran and the city's first and only black police chief in Albany history, has died at the age of 80. [TU][WNYT]

An Albany County jury convicted 42 year old Oscar Valcarcel of mmurdering a 27-year-old Albany man while burglarizing his home in December. [TU][WNYT]

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says he wants Sgt. Vincent Igoe fired after video was released showing Igoe tasering a teen who had surrendered and was on his knees following a high speed chase in August. Igoe's attorney says the video vindicates his client. [TWCN][WNYT] [TU]

The newest plan for the mixed use project at the former site of City Hall at Monument Square in Troy is estimated at $25 million and includes more than 80 apartment units, restaurant space and a permanent home for the Troy farmers' market. [TU][Record]

Troy police have found a car they say is connected to the shooting this week at Corliss Park apartments but are still investigating. They are saying, however, that they do not believe the shooting was connected to gang activity. [WNYT] [TU]

State hearings on a Capital Region casino will be held on Monday at the Holiday Inn Turf in Colonie.[TU]

A coalition of charter schools is suing the state, arguing they have been underfunded compared to neighboring mainstream public schools. [TU]

An emaciated 6-month-old colt seized from a Hoosick property in an animal neglect case has died from malnutrition. [TU]

Former state Assemblyman George Amedore, who's challenging incumbent state Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, is slamming the senator for supporting a bill she says she did not support, which would allow undocumented immigrants to run for office, serve on juries, and vote in local and state elections. [TU]

The Capital Region Economic Development Council made a pitch Tuesday for millions in state funding for 65 projects including a plan to put free WiFi in Troy and money for the Park South redevelopment project.[WNYT]

State AG Eric Schneiderman's office has ordered Walmart to pay more than $66,000 to resolve a false advertising case, claiming the store falsely charged customers a 50 cent "sugar tax" on 12 packs of Coca-Cola during a June Father's Day sale. [TU]

A proposal for a natural gas distribution station in Duanesburg drew opposition from about 100 residents at a public hearing on Tuesday.[Gazette]

The 10-year-old son of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has released an online video asking Andrew Cuomo to stop cutting up Astorino family photos for his political ads. [TU][State of Politics]

A Latin teacher from Gloversville has been named New York State's teacher of the year.[TU]

Schenectady High School has come to an agreement with senior Draven Rodriguez -- who won the internet with his laser cat yearbook photo -- and it involves the school principal's dog.[AOA] [WNYT]

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