Former home health aide sentenced in murder of client, Zoning board of appeals approves East Greenbush Casino plan,Albany Law president to step down, warm morning sets record high, flames extinguish controversial mascot

The East Greenbush Zoning Board of Appeals voted on Tuesday that the proposed casino is allowed under the town's zoning code.[TU]

Former home health aide Sara Moore was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life for killing her 79-year old client. [TWCN][WNYT]

A convicted sex offender has been arrested again for allegedly attempting to rape a woman
who was walking on the Mohawk Hudson bike bath in Menands.

Kathy Sheehan is standing by her decision to close the Ladder One fire station. [News 10]

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Andrew Cuomo downplayed the Moreland Commission controversy as a "political dispute more than anything."[CNY]

After agreeing to participate, Kathy Marchione's failed to show up at a Saratoga County debate, with her 43rd Senate district opponent, Brian Howard, claiming she had received complaints from Columbia County residents that the location was too far away for them to attend. [TU]

A Troy police officer under investigation by the FBI for using excessive force is being sued by a former HVCC football player who alleges the officer unnecesserily tasered him and roughed him up last year when he was arrested for jaywalking. [TU]

An off-duty state trooper has been suspended and charged with reckless endangerment in connection with a hunting incident where he allegedly discharged a firearm within 500 feet of a building. [TU]

Police say a Schenectady man was stabbed in the abdomen by someone who knocked at the door of his State Street home on Tuesday afternoon. [TU]

Investigators have reached out to the Chinese government in the case of last week's quadruple homicide in Guilderland, after uncovering possible leads tied to business in the country. [WNYT]

Saratoga County has launched a new sex offender registration website. [WNYT]

The Schenectady County legislature passed a new county budget that will raise taxes by about two percent in 2015.[TU]

Sales tax revenue dropped 12.1 percent in Saratoga Springsthis August over August of 2013 - a decline ofr $161,808.[Gazette]

A solar power array above a water reservoir in Niskayuna is expected to save Schenectady at least $42,000 a year.

Police are investigating 27 complaints about tires being flattened on Van Schaick Island. Investigators believe the vandals were youths. [TU][Record]

Ned Norton, an Albany fitness trainer for injured and disabled people, has been recognized as one of CNN's Heroes of 2014 and is in the running for a $100,000 grant. [TU]

The Dean of Albany Law has announced she will step down at the end of this school year.[TU]

Andrew Cuomo has created an AIDS task force made up of doctors, public health experts and community advocates, with the hope of reducing new HIV infections in the state from 3,000 to 750 per year by 2020.

An Altamont artist, teacher and WWII veteran and former director of Ualbany's art museum, Ed Cowley, has died at age 89.[TU]

This morning's 70 degrees set a record. [TU]

The Adirondack Flames are extinguishing Scorch, the team mascot.

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