Albany Public Safety Committee green lights red light cameras, Cuomo/Astorino debate planned, Cuomo will be less like Thoreau if re-elected

The Albany Public Safety committee voted Tuesday to send the controversial red light camera bill to the full Common Council for consideration. The full council is expected to take up the measure later this month. [WNYT][TWCN]

A Cohoes man is facing felony arson charges for allegedly starting a fire at the former Remsen street market that caused twelve people to be evacuated from their apartments. Police are investigating whether the man may have been involved with recent fires in Lansingburgh. [TU][News 10][Record]

Half of Andrew Cuomo's more than $44 million in campaign funds came from 331 big money donors. [TU]

Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino are expected to have only one debate before the election.[News10]

The Albany County Legislature is considering overriding Dan McCoy's veto of legislation to ban the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.[TU]

A pedestrian was killed overnight when he was struck by a vehicle on Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush. [WNYT]

Troy officials have turned off the water in two occupied apartment buildings in the city because the landlord is nearly $10,000 behind in his water bills. Some of the tenants are being evicted. [TU][TWCN]

The CEO of the Federal Reserve of New York told an RPI audience that the Capital Region has recovered nearly all of the jobs lost in the recession and is a "bright spot" in the upstate economy.[TU]

Capital Region public hospitals are planning Ebola drills to test their triage staffs on identifying possible cases. [TU]

A Halfmoon man is facing charges of assault and promoting prostitution for allegedly intimidating a woman to engage in prostitution and profiting from it.
[TU][News 10]

East Greenbush police have released a drawing of a burglary suspect in an incident earlier this month.[TU]

John Brown, the former Troy councilman convicted in the absentee ballot-fraud case has begun serving his sentence.[TU]

A threatening message on a bathroom wall caused an evacuation of Troy High School and Middle School after 4 pm on Tuesday.[Record]

Police are looking for a sex crime suspect from NYC who may be in the Capital Region.[TU]

A portion of Route 155 was shut down for a short time on Tuesday after a gas main rupture.[WNYT]

Schenectady's pension bill is $400,000 over budget[Gazette]

The proposed Saratoga Springs budget does not include a tax hike.[Gazette]

A heated political race in Halfmoon takes another ugly turn.[TU]

Skidmore expects to meet 12 percent of its annual electricity needs from a new solar power system.[TU][Saratogian]

An historic document, printed in 1776 and worth over $100,000 was discovered in a dusty old box in a Clifton park home.[News 10]

Spreading kindness at Colonie High School. [TU]

Andrew Cuomo says if he gets another term he'll travel out of state more, and be less like his father and Thoreau.[TU]

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