Man charged with killing mother allegedly heard voices, body found under Glenville bridge, Troy gets $300k for anti-gun violence program

The brother of the man charged with killing his mother in their Quail Street home this week says the man had been hearing voices and was released from the Capital District Psychiatric Center the day before the alleged murder. [TU]

Authorities are working to identify a dead body found partially submerged under a bridge in Glenville earlier this week. [News 10]

State Police are distributing fliers written in Chinese and English in an effort to find the people who murdered a Guilderland family of four in their Western Avenue home last month. [TU][WNYT]

Troy will get $300,000 in state funding to implement a SNUG program to combat gun violence in the city. [WNYT]]

Police have arrested a UAlbany student who allegedly threatened to "blow up the school" Tuesday on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak.[TU]

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A Rensselaer County judge has denied the DA's request to collect DNA samples from the mouths of two men charged with killing a Lansingburgh couple because there is no known DNA from the crime scene to compare it to. [TU]

A Connecticut woman is facing charges for allegedly taking an Albany teen to Mohegan Sun twice and forcing the girl into prostitution. [WNYT]

A 72-year-old Latham man who was standing outside of his car on the side of the Northway on Tuesday morning was killed when three cars crashed near him. [WNYT]

A Columbia County man is facing robbery and grand larceny charges for allegedly robbing an East Greebnbush bank in February.[TU]

Albany's red light camera system would require almost 170 violations per day to hit the $2 million revenue mark in the proposed budget, according to projections. [TU]

Saratoga in Decline blogger John Tighe's plea deal with a special prosecutor included a guilty plea to charges that he hacked the computers of alleged cult NXIVM, a possible jail term, and an agreement to cooperate against others in the trespassing case. [TU]

Another postal worker was allegedly shot at with a BB gun in Schenectady. [Gazette]

The controversial Schenectady dog shelter will reopen after a dog was found to have parvo -- a highly contagious and deadly canine disease -- last week .[Gazette]

A lawsuit over Albany County's voter map, alleging it violates the Voting Rights Act and dilutes minority representation by failing to draw a fifth district in which minority voters are a majority, will be heard in U.S. District Court today - more than three years after the voting lines were approved. [TU]

Speculation on why Cuomo isn't winning upstate. [TU]

According to voting returns, state Senate Democrats lost seats in many areas where Andrew Cuomo underperformed. [CNY]

More on what went right for state Senate Republicans.[TU]

What happens to Cuomo's agenda now that Republicans control the Senate. [TU][NYT]

Comparing Governors Cuomo. [NYT]

What it takes to replace the flag that always flies in Cohoes. [TU]


The Wyatt murder: As usual not a question about what psychiatric medications the perp was taking, or withdrawing from, as well as the possible violent side effects of these dangerous medications. Will this protection of the drug company products never end?

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