Double stabbing in Schenectady private student dorm, truck falls from Collar City Bridge, proposal for surveillance camera registry in Troy, ear muffs for calves

A Bronx man is accused of stabbing two people inside the privately-owned student dorm across from SCCC Sunday afternoon. Henzlee Miranda has been charged with attempted murder. The Times Union reports all three people attend the school. [Daily Gazette] [TWCN] [TU]

Schenectady police say a man was fatally shot Monday evening in Hamilton Hill (map). SPD says there have been no arrests. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A man arrested last year on drug charges has accused Albany police detectives of stealing more than $3k from his apartment during a warrantless search -- APD chief Steven Krokoff tells the Times Union he's confident an internal investigation will conclude the allegations of theft are false, but the detectives have all received "refresher training" on proper procedure. [TU]

The city of Albany is fighting $132,000 in legal fees it's been ordered to pay as part of a case dating back to 2006 in which city police confiscated an SUV during a drug investigation -- a case that was settled with the woman who owned the SUV for $10k. [TU]

A review of the state's Commission on Judicial Conduct by the New York World/Columbia Journalism School concluded that "the commission often does not remove judges even when they've violated the constitutionally guaranteed right to due process or manipulated the outcome of cases." [New York World/TU]

Troy police say two people escaped with minor injuries after the truck they were in fell off the Collar City Bridge and landed on 5th Avenue Monday. TPD says the pick-up truck hit a snow bank that acted like a ramp. [WNYT] [Troy Record]

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Andrew Cuomo is pushing for a state constitution amendment that would allow public pensions to be stripped from public officials convicted of corruption. [TU]

An Capital analysis of new state Assembly speaker Carl Heastie's record of voting and sponsoring bills in the chamber -- he's tended to support gun control and oppose requests from upstate municipalities. [Capital]

Albany County officials say a new administrator for the county nursing home, which had been the subject of a fight over privatization, has pushed the facility back on to more solid fiscal ground. [TU]

This Daily Gazette story about changes at the former Maplewood Manor, which had been the Saratoga County nursing home, differs greatly from the picture painted last week by a Saratogian story. [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

A state Supreme Court justice has ruled that a new DNA analysis technique can be used in a Schenectady murder trial, a first in the state. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

State Police say they arrested two people at the State Museum Sunday for allegedly being a part of "several larcenies" at the annual gem and mineral show at the museum. [NYSP]

The big driver of overtime in the Saratoga Springs Police Department, according to its chief: patrolling the downtown bar area on weekends. [TU]

The Troy City Council is looking at proposed rules for regulating the use of drones in the city. [TU]

A Troy City Councilman is proposing a program that would allow property to apply for grants for surveillance cameras and voluntarily register those systems with the city so they could be used as part of investigations. [WNYT]

The Troy Local Development Corporation and the developer Uri Kaufman are at odds over the donation of the former Marshall-Ray building on River Street, which had been planned for redevelopment into student housing. [TU]

The city of Troy has pulled the RFP for the sale of the Troy Atrium space because it misidentified a tax parcel number. [TU]

A Saratoga Springs landlord is accused of renting out retail space without proper planning board approval for years. [Daily Gazette]

A neighbor walking a dog is being credited with helping a family escape a house fire in Malta. [WNYT]

A barking dog is being credited with saving a woman from a Wilton house fire -- but the dog didn't make it out. [TU] [News10]

Administrators of local homeless shelters say the severe, prolonged cold is drawing people who don't typically look to the shelters for help. [Daily Gazette]

The former New Scotland retreat of political boss Dan O'Connell is for sale. [TU]

There are such things as ear muffs for calves. [Daily Gazette]

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