Metro North investigators asking why SUV was stopped on tracks, Troy police investigate Wednesday afternoon shooting, plans revealed to improve I-890

The investigation into the fatal Metro North crash on Wednesday is now focused on why the driver of an SUV stopped on the train tracks between the lowered crossing gates. [TU]

The truck driver involved in the fatal accident that killed Trooper David Cuniff had allegedly been on the road for more than 14 hours at the time of the accident according to an indictment released this week. [TU]

Representatives from one of the five companies vying for the contract for red light cameras in Albany, were in the city last night to answer questions at a public hearing. [WNYT]

Police in Troy are investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday afternoon at around 2:50pm on 7th Avenue in Troy. [TWCN]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Capital OTB, which had planned to join forces with the proposed casino in Rensselear had the project been picked, is laying off about a dozen employees.[TU]

The interest in casinos and racinos is being blamed in part for a drop in New York's lottery sales. [Daily News]

Andrew Cuomo on why he thinks legislators won't agree to disclose their outside client lists: "I think a lot of them can't ... because if they showed you who their clients are, you are going to see the overlap of interest." [Democrat & Chronicle]

The state has come up with three potential redesigns for the 1-890 interchange near GE and SCCC, because the current set up -- created in the 1960s when traffic patterns were different -- is causing too many accidents. [TU]

Eric Schneiderman's office has reached a deal with the makers of the heroin antidote Naloxone to lower the price of the drug, which had increased from $20 to as much as $40 last fall.[NYT]

Fifty Lansingburgh homes had heat restored after National Grid pumped 100 gallons of water out of a gas line.[TU][TWCN]

A pair of assaults that followed Saturday's Hyp3FEST event at the Washington Avenue Armory landed two men in the hospital.[TU]

A truck rolled over in the town of Milton on Wednesday spilling 100 gallons of diesel fuel. [TU]

A fuel leak caused Malta Town Court to be evacuated and sent one employee to the hospital .[TU]

Officials in Columbia County are trying to determine what caused a house to explode in Valatie on Wednesday.[WNYT]

Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen has pulled a resolution to ask the NYS Liquor Authority to impose a 2am closing time for bars outside the a "night club district." [Saratogian]

Talking with Ernest Everett, the 32-year-old Democrat who says he's running for mayor of Troy regardless of whether Lou Rosamilia runs. [TU]

Rensselaer County undersheriff Pat Russo, a 40 year law enforcement veteran who spent 28 years on the Troy Police Force, is planning a run for Rensselear County Sheriff. [Record]

A Schenectady County non profit has been awarded a $1.2 million dollar federal grant for a new early head start education program. [TU]

More than 2 million New Yorkers have enrolled in health insurance plans through NY State of Health since October of 2013. [TU]

A pair of New York lawmakers are introducing legislation that would make it easier for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children to send their unvaccinated kids to school.[CNY]

Power has been restored to 7,868 New York State Electric and Gas Corporation customers without service overnight in Saratoga and Washington Counties after a downed power line was repaired. [TU]

Neighbors of a Hudson Falls church are opposing plans for a heroin recover center in the building.[TWCN]

A 210-unit gated apartment complex is being planned off Western Avenue, Across from Crossgates Mall. [Business Review]

The Executive Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, who came from Houston in May to join the organization, has stepped down. [TU]

Rich yet delicate - a fine bouquet that goes well with waffles. [Gazette]

Sports page: Syracuse University has "self-imposed" a one-year post-season ban for its men's basketball team, effective this season. The ban is part of a long-running NCAA investigation into the school's athletic department. [Syracuse Post-Standard]

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