Schaghticoke cat house condemned, AG candidates debate tonight, Bethlehem police warn against grandparent phone scam, you can't put campaign signs outside the Governor's Mansion

The fugitive arrested in Hudson Falls on Tuesday had jumped bail and escaped from house arrest where he was awaiting trial on rape charges. Police believe he was headed east to try to kill his first victim. [TWCN][WNYT]

The Schaghticoke building where 150 cats were found earlier this week has been condemned and the four people who lived there have been offered housing and medical assistance by the county. Charges against the residents are still pending. Crews are still attempting to rescue cats living inside the walls of the home and trying to determine whether some of the cats actually belonged to other people. [TWCN][TU][Record][WNYT][News 10]

On the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Andrew Cuomo visited Staten Island where he announced an Upstate Strategic Fuel Reserve system in response to fuel supply disruptions that occurred during the event. One of the locations where fuel will be stored for the initiative will be in Rensselaer.[TU][Record]

Andrew Cuomo says allegations that he spent Superstorm Sandy recovery money on television ads are "political baloney." [TU]

The NYT suggests that the handling of Superstorm Sandy and the handling of Moreland Commission have something in common. [NYT]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

The two major candidates for NYS attorney general will have a televised debate tonight. [News 10][TWCN]

Schenectady police are looking for the suspect who shot a man in the leg in Hamilton Hill on Wednesday morning. [TU]

Albany police arrested a 22-year-old city man in connection with the shooting of a 46-year-old man on Elk Street on Sunday afternoon. [TU]

Albany police say there were no injuries on Wednesday when shots were fired on Sherman Street at Lexington at about 11:30 am . [TU]

A Tuesday night fight near Third Street in Albany resulted in one injury and the recovery of 13 firearms. [TU]

Albany police say two people were robbed at gunpoint in Albany's Beverwyck Park on Tuesday night. [TWCN]

Police arrested a Schenectady man for allegedly selling crack in the parking lot of a Malta McDonald's. [TU]

Bethlehem police say they arrested three people in a CVS parking lot on Delaware Avenue and seized 75 bags of heroin, prescription drugs and marijuana.[TU]

A former Nassau woman who was committed to an Illinois mental hospital for killing her 4-year-old daughter in 2010 was denied a motion to be removed from the facility where she claims she is being abused. [TU]

Police are warning against phone scammers calling elderly people in Bethlehem, pretending to be their grandchildren and asking them to send prepaid cash cards. [TU][WNYT]

Colonie police and school officials in the North and South Colonie districts are discouraging parents from dropping kids off for large gatherings on neighborhood streets in an effort to avoid vandalism that has taken place in the area on Halloweens past. [TU]

NYSUT filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would challenge New York's teacher tenure system. [TU]

Kathy Sheehan has announced plans ffor a citywide rezoning of of Albany. [TU]

In which Chris Churchill suggests members of the Troy City Council try to hug it out before suing each other. [TU]

You can't put political signs outside the Governor's Mansion, a fact that has an Albany man upset. [WNYT]

A former Whitehall High School varsity football coach was fired after allegations of swearing.[Post Star]

Drive-thru coaching. [Gazette]

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