More details on Dannemora escapees' flight and the search for them, "officer-invovled" fatal shooting in Saratoga County, long lines for Sonic

Dannemora escape
A few bits are surfacing about Richard Matt and David Sweat's time on the run. Andrew Cuomo said on the Capitol Pressroom that Matt and Sweat had split up days before they were captured, apparently because Sweat thought Matt was slowing him down. Cuomo also said the escapees' original plan was to allegedly meet Joyce Mitchell outside the prison and head for Mexico -- when Mitchell didn't show up, the plan changed to run toward Canada. [Capitol Pressroom] [TU]

+ Details are also emerging about the mechanics of the search for the two escapees, which the New York Times reports started off slowly, with a lack of communication and organization. [NYT]

+ "Law enforcement officials briefed on the probe" tell CNN, and "one official with knowledge of the matter" tells NYT, that the FBI has opened a corruption investigation into employees and inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility. [CNN] [NYT]

+ "People briefed on the matter but not authorized to comment" tell the Times Union that the superintendent of the Clinton Correctional Facility and some other leaders of the prison have been placed on administrative leave. [TU]

+ Larry Levine -- who served 10 years in prison and is the founder and director of Wall Street Prison Consultants -- told TWCN he thinks "the staff at Clinton Correctional are sweating David Sweat" because the now-captured escapee knows about the inner workings and problems of the facility. [TWCN]

+ On Monday Albany Med announced that Sweat has been upgraded to serious condition, and doctors have determined he doesn't require surgery at this time. A Syracuse-area trauma surgeon tells the Times Union it's not uncommon for people who are shot to not require surgery. [Albany Med press release] [TU]

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Fatal "officer-involved" shooting in Saratoga County
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says a man died after what's being called an "officer-involved shooting" in Edinburg Monday night. Officials are scheduled to release more details Tuesday morning. [Daily Gazette]

Fatal shooting in Schenectady
Schenectady police say a man was fatally shot outside a food mart in Hamilton Hill (map) Monday night. [Daily Gazette]

Albany shooting
Albany police say they're investigating a shooting Friday at an unknown location on Second Avenue. APD says the man showed up at Albany Med emergency department with a gunshot wound Friday night, and hospital staff notified police. [APD FB]

The state Department of Environmental Conservation officially issued the ban on hydrofracking in the state Monday, citing "insufficient information or too much uncertainty" on the potential of reducing the risk from the extraction technology. [NYS DEC] [TU]

Numbers from Connecticut's experience with its own assault weapon registration law suggest that many such weapons have gone unregistered in New York after the SAFE Act. [TU+]

That flag
How the Confederate battle flag ended up on Albany firefighters' union logo -- and has since been removed. [TU+]

Albany convention center
An update on the progress of construction on the Albany Capital Center. [TU]

The opening of the Sonic in Latham, the areas first, prompted long lines and waits of 15 minutes or more. [Biz Review]

Stuff going on today

Yes Men
Proctors will be screening The Yes Men Are Revolting, the latest film from activist pranksters The Yes Men. Tuesday-Wednesday various times - $5

Music: The David Crosby show at The Egg is sold out.

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