Fatal shooting in Schenectady, allegations against arrested Watervliet police officer detailed, investigation into shooting of cat

Fatal shooting in Schenectady
Schenectady police say an 18-year-old man was shot and killed in Hamilton Hill Monday night (map). SPD says it's investigating. [Daily Gazette] [News10]

Watervliet police officer arrested
The Albany County DA's office detailed the charges against Watervliet police officer Joshua Spratt, who had been a school resource officer Watervliet High School -- he's accused of having a sexual relationship with two students, ages 16 and 17. He faces charges for alleged sex acts involving the 16 year old at multiple locations in Watervliet and Menands. Watervliet police chief Ronald Boisvert called the allegations "shocking." And school district superintendent Lori Caplan released a statement that said in part: "If the allegations are true, we are profoundly troubled that a trusted authority figure who served an important role in our district could betray that trust of students, staff and families of our school district in such an egregious way." [Albany County DA] [TWCN] [WNYT]

How SUNY Poly fits into the $600 million photonics center in Rochester that's being backed the feds -- research for the project will be done in Albany. [Democrat & Chronicle] [TU]

Also: SUNY Poly is involved with a planned new chip fab in New York... somewhere. [TU]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Albany County Sheriff's son arrested
Kyle Apple, the 21-year-old son of Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, was arrested by Albany police on an aggravated DWI charge early Saturday morning -- he's also facing a marijuana violation. Craig Apple to the Times Union: "I've been preaching to everybody for 25 years, and I apparently I didn't preach enough in my own house." [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Car torched
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says two people have been arrested in connection with an incident in which it's alleged that the thwarted theft of a stuffed animal at the Saratoga County Fair led to a car being stolen and torched. [WNYT]

Cat shooting
Scotia police are trying to find the person who shot a cat in the head earlier this month. The New York State Humane Association has put up a $1000 reward for info leading to an arrest. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Troy charter
A look at more of the changes proposed for the Troy city charter, which would reduce the number of council seats and extend the term of the council president. [TU]

1 Monument Square
Troy City Council candidate Carmella Mantello (who previously ran for mayor) is calling for the city to issue a new request for proposals for the 1 Monument Square project. [Biz Review]

Saratoga Springs parking garage saga
The Saratoga Springs City Council has issued a new request for proposals for that site that's been planned as a new parking garage for the City Center. [Daily Gazette]

Lamp Post building
The high bid for the large Rice Building at Quail and Western in Albany (AKA, the Lamp Post Building) was $920k. [TU]

Stuff going on today

The Tri-City ValleyCats open a six-game home stand at The Joe with a three-game series against West Virginia. Then Mahoning Valley is in for a three-game series over the weekend. Promotions this week include a bat giveaway, Italian night, Medieval Times night, and post-game fireworks.

History tour
The Rensselaer County Historical Society's "Hidden History" tour series will be at the CAC Woodside in Troy for a tour the former church-turned-arts center. Tuesday 4:30 pm - $15

Music: Cayucas at The Hollow
Pop. 8 pm - $10.27 ahead / $15 day of

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