State Police: evidence prison escapees were at cabin, push for increasing fast food minimum wage, no free open house at Saratoga Race Course this year

Dannemora manhunt

Day 18: Still not captured.

+ The search is currently focused again in the area around Dannemora -- State Police say they recovered evidence indicating David Sweat and Richard Matt may have spent time at a camp to the west of prison. "A source with knowledge of the investigation" tells NBC News that DNA from both Sweat and Matt was found at the cabin. [TU] [NYSP] [NBC News]

+ WNYT talked with an Albany-area man whose family has a camp in the same area as the cabin apparently visited by the escapees: "It really, truly is the middle of nowhere." [WNYT]

+ Authorities have been sifting through hundreds of potential leads called in by the public, which have placed the men in widespread spots such as near the Pennsylvania border and Prince Edward Island in Canada. [NYT]

+ Lyle Mitchell -- the husband of Joyce Mitchell, the prison employee who's been charged with helping the escapees -- in an interview on the Today Show: "When it came down to her hurtin' me, that's when she said something was wrong. She said she was in too deep, she didn't know how to get out of it." [NBC News]

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25 years to life
The two men found guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Sylvester Scott in the Grand Street area of Albany in December 2013 have been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. The prosecution said the two men had targeted Scott because they believed he was responsible for a sexual assault on a friend -- a suspicion that DNA evidence indicated was not true. [Albany County DA] [TU]

Guilty plea in pedestrian death
The woman accused of driving drunk and fatally hitting Jonathon L. Rogers, a pedestrian, in Corinth last summer has pleaded guilty second-degree vehicular manslaughter. [Daily Gazette]

Albany shooting
Albany police say two men were shot near the southeast corner of Lincoln Park early Sunday morning. APD says the two men's injuries were not life threatening, and the incident is under investigation. [APD FB]

Minimum wage
A state wage board heard more testimony Monday as it considers whether the minimum wage in the fast food industry should be increased to $15 per hour. Fast food workers said they can't make ends meet on current wages, while business orgs cautioned against the increased. Politicians also weighed in, including Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan, who supports the increase: "This is how we build a stronger middle class." [TWCN] [WNYT] [TU+]

After a long fight over a FOIL request, State Police finally released gun registration numbers related the SAFE Act. [TU]

Charleston reaction
Churches in both Albany and Troy held services Monday evening to memorialize the people killed in the Charleston shooting and call for love overcoming hate. [News10] [TU]

Saratoga Race Course
Among the the announcements NYRA made Monday about the upcoming season at the Saratoga Race Course: There will be no free open house day, which has been going on for 34 years, because of modest attendance in recent years. The Saratogian described John Hendrickson, an advisor to NYRA on Saratoga issues, as "irate" about the decision. [TU] [Saratogian]

Stuff going on today

Music: Fall Out Boy + Wiz Khalifa at SPAC
Pop punk + hip hop. With: Hoodie Allen. 7 pm - $27 and up

Music: The Red Molly shows at Caffe Lena on Tuesday and Wednesday are sold out.

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