Dannemora manhunt in 10th day, state Inspector General to investigation prison escape, teens in prison, concern over dollar stores

Dannemora manhunt

+ Search day 10: Still not captured. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday: "We don't know if they are still in the immediate area or if they are in Mexico by now." [CNN]

+ On Friday Joyce Mitchell, the Clinton Correctional Facility tailor shop employee who had been questioned by investigators multiple times last week, was arrested for allegedly providing the Richard Matt and David Sweat with hacksaw blades, chisels, and screwdriver bit. The Clinton County DA said Mitchell had also been set to drive the escapees, but backed out of that part of the alleged plan. Mitchell was housed at the Rensselaer County jail over the weekend in order to ease tensions, according to the Clinton County Sheriff. [News10] [TWCN] [News10] [Press Republican]

+ Unnamed sources continue to leak alleged details about the case. A "law enforcement source" tells the New York Daily News that allegedly Mitchell said during interrogation that Matt and Sweat had planned on killing her husband, and she would drive to an unknown location far away. A "law enforcement source" (The same person?) tells the Times Union that he/she heard secondhand that the plan included "possibly" killing Mitchell's husband. [NYDN] [TU]

+ The Times Union looks into the multiple alleged system failures that allowed the escape plan to go undetected. [TU]

+ Andrew Cuomo announced there will be a state inspector general's investigation into the situation surrounding the escape. [NYT]


+ A look at the series of events leading up to the suicide of a mentally-ill young man from Bethlehem at Fishkill Correctional Facility. [TU+]

+ Chris Churchill on some of the similarities between the Kalief Browder case and that of Marquis Dixon, an Albany teen sent to prison for nine years for stealing a pair of sneakers. [TU+]

Campaign cash
A look into a loophole labor unions to funnel campaign cash in state legislative races. [TU+]

Healthcare prices
A Daily Gazette analysis of Medicare data about the price of various procedures at local hospitals highlights the wide range of prices charged. [Daily Gazette]

Renssealer firefighters
With the end of a federal grant approaching, Rensselaer is facing the possible loss of four of its 16 firefighting positions. [TU]

Colonie supervisor race
One of the topics raised by Republican challenger Christine Benedict: increasing traffic. [TU]

Dollar stores
Neighborhood leaders in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill say they're concerned about the growing number of dollar stores there -- especially in the absence of a regular supermarket. [Daily Gazette]

Olive oil
The olive oil at the Appian Way in Schenectady comes from the owner's family's trees in Italy. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at the Olde English in Albany. This month's theme is "What Was I Thinking?" Monday 7:30 pm

North by Northwest
The AFI 100 series at Proctors is showing the Hitchcock's classic accidental-spy film North by Northwest in the GE Theater. Monday various times - $5

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