Pedestrian struck and killed on Central Ave, funeral for Dontay Ivy, police/community forum in Schenectady, free ice cream cone day

Pedestrian death on Central Ave
Colonie police say a pedestrian was hit and killed while trying to cross Central Ave Monday night (map). CPD says the vehicle did not stop and they're looking for the driver. [TU] [TWCN]

Accuser testifies in Herman Robinson trial
The woman who prosecutors say was repeatedly raped by Herman Robinson in Schenectady testified Monday about the alleged abuse that started when she was 11 years old and continued over many years. Her testimony included many gruesome details and she described the episode in which it's alleged she gave birth and Robinson killed the newborn. [Daily Gazette] [TWCN] [TU] [News10]

Funeral for Dontay Ivy
Funeral services for Dontay Ivy were Monday in Albany. The services drew about 400 people, including Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan and acting police chief Brendan Cox. One of Ivy's cousins, Chamberlain Guthrie, to TWCN about the investigation into Ivy's death while in police custody: "We're not disillusioned to the process, we're not disillusioned to reality, we just want the truth to come out in the end." [News10] [TU] [TWCN]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Man hit by train
Officials say a man was hit by a train in the Maplewood section of Colonie Monday evening and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The Maplewood Fire Department chief said the train's engineer reported trying to brake after seeing the man lying on the tracks. Officials say it's not clear why the man was on the tracks. [News10] [Troy Record] [WNYT] [TWCN]

Veto override in Albany County
The Albany County Legislature overrode a veto by county exec Dan McCoy of an effort to retroactively extend health insurance to a retired employee whose time of service was just short of the required amount (supporters argue the employee should have qualified). [TU]

Schenectady police/community forum
Among the complaints from the public at a police/community forum in Schenectady Monday: slow response times and officers' use of profanity. [TWCN] [Daily Gazette]

Convenience store hours
The Schenectady City Council approved a new measure that restricts convenience stores in residential areas from being open later 11 pm. [Daily Gazette]

The homeland security college
The idea of a state homeland security college was originally floated for Syracuse -- so how did it end up in Albany, possibly on the Harriman office campus? [Capital]

On call
The state attorney general's office is looking into the on-call staffing practices of 13 large retailers operating in the state. [NPR]

The harsh winter apparently was not bad for ticks because of the snow. [Daily Gazette]

Swipe and flash
One of the problems with using your credit card when flashing the person working the drive-thru is that it potentially leaves you exposed. [News10]


The high temperature Monday in Albany was 74 degrees, the first time the temp has been in the 70s since November 24, 2014. [NWS Albany]

Stuff going on today (Monday, April 13, 2015)

Free ice cream
It's free cone day at Ben & Jerry's from noon-8 pm. There will be lines.

Front Parlor storytelling
The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at the Ale House in Troy. This month's theme: "bodies." Tuesday 7:30 pm

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