Cuomo and Christie upgrade security at transportation hubs, Albany teen charged with attempted murder,CDTA seeks funds to upgrade Albany/Troy route, Albany High band to march in Dublin parade

Andrew Cuomo joined with Chris Christie on Wednesday to announce an increase in security at airports, train stations and other transportation hubs in light of recent terrorism and international conflicts. [NYT]

CDTA is seeking federal funds to upgrade bus services between the Port of Albany and Troy to a Bus Plus rapid transit line. [TU]

Halfmoon Democrats are demanding that Town Republicans cut their ties with controversial developer Bruce Tanski and return more than $138 thousand dollars in campaign contributions received from him, including over $126 thousand he contributed to Kathy Marchione's campaign for state senate. [TU]

Cameras are coming to the streets of Albany and Troy, but how effective will they be at reducing crime. [TU]


Eric Schneiderman's office has come to a $200,000 settlement with a health care provider used by three Capital Region county jails, that requires the company to pay $200,000 in restitution and submit to monitoring in 13 upstate counties. The investigation into the company arose after the deaths of six inmates in the company's care between 2009 and 2011.

The owner of Legends, a Pearl Street night club in Albany, has filed a federal complaint against the city, alleging its Cabaret License Law is unconstitutional. [TU]

Attorney General Eric Holder is backing a lawsuit that charges Andrew Cuomo and the state of New York are perpetuating a justice system that violates the rights of people who can't afford to hire lawyers. [NYT]

The former LaSalle teacher who allegedly abused a student there more than 20 years ago served federal prison time for a check cashing scheme before being hired by LaSalle. [TU]

Republican Attorney General candidate John Cahill says he believes the AG's office should vet casino applicants in New York State.[TU]

An Albany teenager is facing attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting on Madison Avenue in Albany on July 30. [WNYT]

Investigations are underway into a robbery at the Lucky Tortilla store on Washington Avenue where suspects showed a gun and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.[WNYT]

Schenectady police are looking for two men in a white van who allegedly had a knife and tried to pick up a juvenile near Eastern Parkway and Pinewood on Wednesday morning.[News 10]

Albany firefighters say they have come up with a plan to save the city money that could be used to increase the fire department staff. [WNYT]

Preliminary numbers show that New York unemployment rates were down in August, from 6.6 percent to 6.4 percent.[Saratogian]

La Salle Institute is opting out of the NYS Regents and Common Core exams this year. [TU]

Clinical trials are underway in Brazil on an anti-addiction drug developed at Albany Med.

Jerry Frost, a longtime public defender in the Capital Region, passed away this week at 75. [Record]

Albany High School's marching band has been invited by the mayor of Dublin to play at the Irish capital's St. Patrick's Day parade.[TU]

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