Shooting prompts manhunt in the South End, Cuomo addresses state's prep for potential ebola cases, residents rallying to save their Stewart's

A part of South Pearl Street in Albany's South End neighborhood was closed Thursday as police hunted for a suspect in a shooting outside a pharmacy that morning (map). APD says the man shot was in critical condition. Police ended up surrounding a building and using tear gas and a robot to flush out a man who was taken into custody. [TU] [News10] [WNYT] [@Redick_TWCNews] [TWCN]

Commented Andrew Cuomo Thursday during a public briefing of the state's plans for handling potential ebola patients: "The anxiety is higher than the probability right now." Schenectady County officials followed their protocols for dealing with a potential case this week after a woman in a Schenectady reported that she wasn't feeling well and it was determined she had been to west Africa -- there was some confusion about which country she had been in, and after straightening it out officials determined ebola was not a risk in the case. [TWCN] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A televised debate between Chris Gibson and Sean Eldridge for the NY 19th Congressional District included a number of jabs at each other, and touched on topics such as energy and the environment. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The Capital Region had a net increase of 3,100 jobs in September of this year compared September 2013, according to the state Department of Labor. (The area continues to add private sector jobs as it loses public sector jobs.) [NYS DOL]

Rensselaer County ADA Carmelo Laquidara on the order of protection issued to Shane Harding, the Schodack man who was arrested after a multi-state manhunt that ended in woods near Skidmore, to the a judge Thursday: "I don't think he read it and has shown disrespect to the court by drawing a smiley face on it." [Troy Record] [TU]

The head of the union that represents Albany firefighters presented a Common Council finance committee meeting with potential ways to make up the $1.2 million that would be saved by taking Ladder No. 1 out of service. [TU]

A proposed settlement between the EPA and National Grid would have the utility pay $6.5 million to finish cleaning up a Superfund site in Saratoga Springs. [TU]

A group of Castleton residents is planning a rally aimed at convincing Stewart's to change its plan to close its location on Main Street in the village. [TU]

The owner of the still-under-renovation Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs has acquired a nearby church rectory building that apparently will be incorporated into plans for the hotel. [Daily Gazette]

A veterinary hospital is moving into the former Old Daley Inn building in Lansingburgh. [TU]

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