Alleged serial rapist captured following Fort Edward chase, 80 cats removed from "giant litterbox" in Schaghticoke, meeting on gun violence in Albany, Morette's reopens in Schenectady

An alleged serial rapist was captured overnight in Fort Edward, ending a multi state manhunt. Police say 26 year old Gregory Lewis was wanted in eight states for raping women he has arranged to meet through escort services. Police attempted to pull him over for driving without a license plate when he led them on a high speed chase that ended when he crashed into the Hudson River. [TWCN][WNYT][TU][News 10]

Troopers removed 80 of 150 cats from a Schaghticoke home one trooper described as "a giant litter box." The homeowner and her family were identified as having been involved in three previous cat hoarding incidents.[TU][WNYT][News 10]

A detailed account of the New York State quarantine order for travelers from West Africa - which goes beyond federal recommendations but would seek to allow people to choose where to spend their time under quarantine-- has been released by the Cuomo administration. [NYT]

A West African family in Schenectady County has ended their voluntary 21 day in home stay and has been shown free of Ebola symptoms. [TU][Gazette]


Gun violence was the topic of a community meeting in Albany on Tuesday evening, in response to the increase in gun violence in the city, including four shootings on Albany streets in October. [WNYT]

A TWC News/ Siena poll shows Republican Chris Gibson with a 58 to 35 percent lead over Sean Eldridge in the race for the 19th congressional district.

Guilderland police are looking into break-ins at eight businesses along Western avenue earlier this month. Police say a person of interest , who is not necessarily a suspect has shown up on a surveillance camera.[TU]

Churchill Downs will purchase a quarter of theSaratoga Casino and Raceway for $30.6 million in cash. [Gazette]

Malta is getting two more roundabouts. [Gazette]

On the ballot next week, a proposition that would make the NYS legislature go digital and remove the requirement that bills be printed. The move is expected to save millions of dollars . [Gazette]

Fact checking ads for Tkaczyk and Amedore.[TU][TU]

Kathy Marchione debated Democratic challenger Brian Howard before a packed house in Brunswick on Tuesday night. [TU]

Similarities are being reported between the burglaries at the Yogi Berra Museum in New jersey and theOctober 20143 break in at the National Museum but police won't say if there is a connection. [Saratogian]

A Green Island gun shop and range that has been closed for months now has plans to re-open[Record]

Details on the proposed renovation of the TU Center.[Record]

Officials broke ground on apartment complex in Rotterdam on Tuesday that is expected to produce as much or more energy than it uses.
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Hoops players from UAlbany and Siena have significantly higher graduation rates than the national average according to the NCAA.[TU]

After six months, Morrette's has reopened in Schenectady.People were waiting in line for more than 45 minutes before the restaurant opened its doors. [TU][Gazette]

Oscar Mayer's Wienermobile is in the Capital Region this week, helping to deliver for Meals on Wheels. [TU]

It is now legal to marry your half uncle or aunt in NYS. [TU]

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