Manhunt continues for Dannemora escapees, tornado hits Scotia, jail sentence in ongoing Greenfield horse farm case, Mr. Fredericks goes to the Capitol

Dannemora manhunt
The manhunt continues today for two convicted killers who escaped from Dannemora over the weekend. On Tuesday the hunt centered on the Essex County town of Willsboro after it was reported that two men were seen bolting into the woods.[TU][WNYT][NYT]

Questions about Andrew Cuomo's visit to Dannemora. [Capital NY]

Tornado hits Scotia
A tornado with winds of up to 80 miles per hour touched down in a Scotia neighborhood on Tuesday. The tornado was classified as an EFo, the lowest level on the scale, but it did its share of damage, downing wires and tree branches.[TU][Gazette][WNYT]

Legislative ethics
With six days left in the legislative session, there is still no agreement on ethics reform. The Assembly an Senate are arguing over language in a bill that would allow a judge to take away the pension of a politician convicted of a felony.[News 10][TU]

A state Supreme Court justice has ruled that former New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez must pay a fine of $330,000 that was levied against him by the Legislative Ethics Commission. [TU][WNYT]

Saratoga in Decline blogger sentenced
Former Saratoga In Decline blogger John Tie told a judge "What I've done is despicable , and I take full responsibility" before he was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography. [TU][Saratogian]

Man allegedly Tasered after jaywalking
A Schenectady man says a city police e officer pepper-sprayed and Tasered him after accusing him of jaywalking in Mont Pleasant last week. Local bystanders took video of the incident and the NYCLU is calling for an investigation into the incident. [Gazette]

Jail sentence in ongoing Greenfield horse farm case
The brother of Ann Arnold, the woman convicted of failure to provide sustenance for 19 horses on her Greenfield farm in 2012, has been sentenced to six months of weekends in jail for failure to provide sustenance two horses on the same farm in 2013.[Saratogian][Gazette]

Bethlehem teacher arrested
A Bethlehem teacher is on paid leave after he was arrested for alleged misconduct with a student outside of class. [WNYT]

Gun rights protest
A gun rights group plans to bombard New York State with FOIL request to see if members are on a mental health "no gun" list established by NY SAFE Act.[TU]

Cohoes library vote
Cohoes voters rejected a play to create a tax district to support the cohoes Public Library . [TU]

Another new buyer for Rotterdam mall
The Rotterdam Mall has been purchased again, this time by a developer that recently breathed new life into a struggling Florida mall. [Gazette]

Parents want quicker access to medical marijuana
Parents of sick childrenare asking New York State lawmakers to speed up access to medical marijuana, which is currently not expect to start until 2016. [Gazette]

Market 32
Price Chopper is building a Market 32 in the Washington County town of Fort Edward. [Business Review]

Sawyer goes to the Capitol
That time Sawyer Fredericks visited the NYS Capitol and Sheldon Silver said, "Who? "[Gazette][TU]

He never let go of the camera
The final project of a well known Capital Region photographer who, even in his last days, never let go of his camera. [TU+]

Happening today

Palace Pride Film series
Wednesday-Friday: The Palace is showing a series of films related to Pride Week -- with post-screening discussions:
+ Wednesday: Transamerica, discussion with transgender actress/activist Calpernia Addams.
+ Thursday: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, discussion with activist James Clementi, spokesperson for the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
+ Friday: Out to Kill, discussion with star Tom Goss.

Wednesday-Friday at 7 pm each day - $15 per film, or $30 for all three

The Search for Freedom
Wednesday: The Spectrum is showing The Search for Freedom, a documentary about some of the biggest stars in action sports (skateboarding, surfing, and so on). After the screening, there will be a Skype Q&A with wingsuit base jumpers Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan. Wednesday 6:30 pm -

Capital Pride
The annual Capital Pride celebration continues this week at various locations. The big pride parade and festival is this Saturday, June 13.

Rockin' on the River in Troy opens in the parking area near the Green Island Bridge with The BBSTREETBAND, a Bruce Springsteen tribute act. Opener is Rich Ortiz. Wednesday 5 pm - free

The Features at the Empire State PlazaAlt rock. With: The Vaccines, Stellar Young. 5 pm - free

Arkells at The Hollow
Rock. 8 pm - $10.27

Glen David Andrews outside The Egg
"Made in the Shade" show with New Orleans band leader. noon - free

Harry Connick Jr. at The Egg
Playing a show each night. 7:30 pm - $45 and up

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