Remains of second person removed from Jay Street fire site, three arrests in Armory stabbings case, renewed push for GENDA, you've been trolled by Santa

Schenectady police say the remains of a second person have been removed from the Jay Street fire site. Schenectady mayor Gary McCarthy said the "complicated" investigation into the fire's cause is ongoing. Many organizations have been working to help 60 people displaced by the fire. Business owners near the site say they've been looking for information from the city about when they might be able to reopen. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Albany police say they've made three arrests in connection with the stabbings at the Washington Avenue Armory this past weekend. Also on Thursday, the venue announced that it has suspended all music events as it "conducts a full review of arena operations, ticketing, and security procedures." Albany deputy police chief Brendan Cox tells the Times Union that officers working outside the Armory that night were not notified when the fight inside started. [APD FB] [AOA] [TU]

The simmering situation surrounding the Cuomo administration and the 90-day email deletion policy has prompted Andrew Cuomo's office to propose a joint effort among the legislature, state attorney general's office, and state comptroller's office to develop a common email retention policy. [NYT] [TU]

There's another push to get the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) through the state legislature (it's passed the Assembly multiple times, but has stalled in the state Senate). [AP/Troy Record]

New York State is in line to get a chunk of a $1.5 billion settlement between Commerzbank and federal and state authorities. [NYT]

Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services, warned of the threat of a "cyber 9/11" during a talk at UAlbany Thursday. [TU]

The attorney for the defendant in the Schenectady murder trial in which prosecutors are the first to use the new "True Allele" DNA analysis technology is set to argue evidence from the technique shouldn't be allowed because the company that owns the process hasn't shared the source code for it. [TU]

The attorney for the SCCC student accused of stabbing two people in an off-campus dorm says his client was acting in self defense. [Daily Gazette]

UAlbany police say they've arrested three students in connection with the alleged muggings on campus Wednesday night. [TU]

The question in Troy: Will Lou Rosamilia run for re-election as mayor? [TU]

The city of Albany is fighting a state Workers' Compensation Board ruling that a former APD officer, who had been fired for multiple off-duty incidents, is eligible for permanent disability stemming from PTSD related to a shooting incident. [TU]

The city of Albany is currently facing two contentious zoning cases that involve facilities for providing services to the homeless. [TU]

The developers proposing to turn the Kenwood campus in Albany into a residential project are asserting that a provision the city's IDA includes in tax break packages to ensure the city benefits if a project becomes very successful is holding them up from getting financing. [TU]

A Rensselaer resident at a public meeting this week about redeveloping the city's waterfront: "The city has good bones, but bones is all it is right now." [Troy Record]

"Santa 105.7" lasted all of a week -- Townsquare Media has changed the format back to pop music. [WNYT]

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