Authorities say Guilderland quadruple homicide investigation is ongoing, TPD: shooting at Kokopellis, study of downtown Troy parking

"Sources involved in the investigation" of the Guilderland quadruple homicide tell the Times Union investigators are looking into alleged "large amounts of off-the-books cash that flowed through undocumented Chinese restaurant workers in a shadowy underground economy that runs from New York City to the Capital Region and beyond." [TU]

Troy police are investigating a shooting reported to have happened early Sunday morning inside the night club Kokopellis. TPD says the man who was shot was treated and released. TPD says the club owner was there at the time of the shooting, but has been "uncooperative." Police says witnesses have been cooperating. Kokopellis recently announced it had closed -- the owner cited the case of alleged police brutality at the club a year ago, and continued problems with police as reasons -- but apparently it was hosting a private party Saturday/Sunday. [Troy Record] [News10] [TU] [TWCN]

Albany has released the request for proposals for the red light camera system -- it includes a request that the system would allow remote access to live video streams from the cameras. [TU]

A letter filed with the US District Court by the attorney for Jennica Duell, the mother of the children who died in the May 2013 Hulett Street fire in Schenectady, alleges his client was coerced by law enforcement into implicating the man originally charged with setting the fire (who has since been released). [TU]

The state Gaming Commission says that the Gaming Facility Location Board -- AKA, the people who recommended the casino sites -- will "entertain" Andrew Cuomo's proposal to issue a new request for applications for a casino in the Southern Tier. Officials from Schoharie County are hoping Howe Caverns might also be able to get in on the new process. [NYS Gaming] [Daily Gazette]

State budget director Robert Megna is the new acting head of the Thruway Authority. [TU]

"Sources" tell the Troy Record that four Troy city employees were questioned by FBI last week with regard to the King Fuels site. [Troy Record]

Prominent Halfmoon developer Bruce Tanski on the election contributions that were investigated by the state Attorney General and resulted in a misdemeanor guilty plea: "I didn't know the rules at the time, and now I do. It won't happen again." [Daily Gazette]

Gambling revenue at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway was down about one half of one percent in 2014 compared to the year before. [Daily Gazette]

The owner of a deli on Union Street in Schenectady alleges the city went back on a verbal deal to sell him the foreclosed building that houses the deli and now another bidder is in line for the property -- a city attorney blames a "miscommunication." [Daily Gazette]

The city of Troy is hiring consultants to study downtown parking. [TU]

A UAlbany grad student is being credited with helping to save a family from a house fire in Otsego County. [TU]

Guilderland residents are irked that a neighbor keeps feeding vultures. [TU]

A local foundation is funded by gold held in a Swiss bank vault. [TU]

From a 1993 interview with outspoken Hamilton Hill supporter Marilyn Lyons, who died last week at age 81: "People have a negative view of Hamilton Hill, but we're here because we want to be -- the people are great up here. I care about us up here, and everybody's kid is my kid." [Daily Gazette]

A Schenectady woman's secret to living to 100 years old, vibrantly: "Good Italian olive oil." [Daily Gazette]

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