Dannemora manhunt shifts around state, lawsuit filed over Mount case in Saratoga Springs, digging into the Normanskill landslide timeline

Dannemora manhunt

Day 17: Still not captured.

+ The search temporarily focused on the town of Friendship in Allegany County, in the southwest of the state, on Saturday after a resident reported two seeing two men who said she saw resembled Richard Matt and David Sweat. By Sunday the hunt had shifted back to an area near Dannemora -- leaks to the media point to authorities having found some sort of indication the escapees might have been at a camp west of Dannemora. [TU] [TWCN] [TU] [WNYT]

+ On Friday state officials announced a corrections officer at the Clinton Correctional Facility has been placed on leave -- without mentioning details about how officer might be connected to the situation. An attorney for the officer said his client had worked on the block that housed Matt and Sweat, but he didn't know about the escape plan. [TU] [TWC]

+ New York Times: "No single lapse or mistake in security enabled the two men to break out of the Clinton Correctional Facility, long considered one of the most secure prisons in the nation. But it now appears an array of oversights, years in the making, set the stage for the prison break..." [NYT]

+ Also: NYT got a boilermaker to test how long (and how loud) it would take using various tools to cut through the sort of steam pipe that Matt and Sweat used to escape. [NYT]

Lawsuit filed against Saratoga Springs police, city
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Darryl Mount Jr. -- the man who died from injuries said to have been sustained during a chase from Saratoga Springs police in 2013 -- alleges Mount had been racially profiled, beaten, and then officials tried to cover up the situation. A city attorney denies the accusations. [TU]

Normanskill landslide
The Times Union digs into the details who gave permission for many truckloads of dirt to dumped on a hillside at the Normanside Country Club, when, and why. [TU+]

Oil trains
With the focus on the risks posed by oil trains passing through Albany, the Times Union attempts to calculate the economic upside from the tanker car traffic. [TU+]

Scam
The anatomy of a scam that targeted a 92-year-old Schenectady man. [Daily Gazette]

Teachout endorses Egan
Zephyr Teachout has endorsed Democratic challenger Dan Egan for Albany County exec. (Teachout got 58 percent of the votes in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary in Albany County.) [TU]

Twin Bridge trio
State Police say three men were arrested after they stopped on the Northway to jump from the Twin Bridges into the water below. NYSP say only one actually jumped. [NYSP]

Love over hate
Charleston native Dr. Lucinda Grant Griffin to TWCN at services at the Israel AME Church in Albany Sunday: "Love always trumps hate. Always. There's no other way to look at it." [TWCN]

Stuff going on today

Ballin' at the Graveyard
The Palace will be screening Ballin' at the Graveyard, the documentary about the pickup hoops scene at Albany's Washington Park. The filmmakers and cast will be there for a post-screening Q&A. Monday 7 pm - free

The Godfather
The AFI 100 series at Proctors is screening The Godfather in the GE Theater. (Next Monday it will be screening The Godfather 2.) Monday various times - $5

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