Quadruple homicide in Guilderland home, Cuomo leads Astorino by 20 points in latest Q-poll, Hoffman's take a final train ride at Latham park, arguing personhood for a chimp

Guilderland police have confirmed four homicides at a home on Western Avenue on Wednesday. The victims are believed to be a husband and wife and two children and were killed in the home. Police have been at the crime scene all night but so far no suspects or motive have been released. [TWCN][TU][WNYT]

The couple charged with kidnapping and sexually abusing a pair of Amish sisters in August is now facing additional federal charges involving more child victims. [NYT]

The latest Quinnapiac Poll puts Andrew Cuomo ahead of Rob Astorino, 51-31.

The Schenectady Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year old girl was fined $1,000 and ordered not to have any contact with the girl for five years. Bishop Sharfenberger has removed Michael Taylor from the ministry.[WNYT][Gazette]


Troy has turned the water back on once again for families who had been asked to vacate the apartments in buildings where a landlord is $9,500 behind on his water bill. [TU]

Paul Tonko meets 20th Congressional district challenger Jim Fischer in a debate tonight that will be televised on WMHT.[TU]

Court battles over minor-party lines have pushed deadlines for ballot printing, so many of the state's ballots have yet to be cast.[TU]

An Employee at an Au Bon Pain in the Empire State Plaza was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly spraying her boss with pepper spray following an argument.[TU]

Fire destroyed a pair of homes on Satratoga Street in Cohoes overnight. There were no injuries but six people were displaced by the blaze. [TU][News 10]

Environmental Advocates - a statewide environmental organization-- bestowed its pro-pollution "Oil Slick" award on Senator Kathy Marchione.[TU]

Though it won't increase taxes, the proposed 2015 Saratoga springs budget calls for an increase in city spending to settle union labor contracts, and a 20 percent drop in VLT aid from the state is expected.[TU]

Schenectady is suing to get money back from property owners of damaged homes that they city paid to demolish.[Gazette]

Traffic backed up on the Dunn Memorial Bridge on Wednesday when a partially raised trailer on a dump truck hit an overhead sign near the ramp for 787.[WNYT]

The Hoffman's took their last train ride on Wednesday as they closed their 62-year-old amusement park, Meanwhile North Albany is preparing to welcome the park[Record][TU]

A lawyer argued for "personhood" for Tommy the chimpanzee on Wednesday, before a panel of state Supreme court justices in Albany - and they didn't seem to be buying it. [WNYT][TU]

Cigar, the thoroughbred who won 16 straight races from 1994 to 1996, has died.[TU]

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