Pedestrian dies after Schenectady hit and run, x-ray device plot trial set to start, police say 10-year-old was at the wheel, Travers Day sold out

Fatal Schenectady hit and run
Schenectady police say one person has died and another is injured after a van hit two pedestrians in two separate incidents around 9 pm Friday night on State Street (map). SPD says it found the van and located the registered owner, who's not suspected of being the driver. SPD is asking anyone with info to call police. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [WNYT] [News10]

Colonie Center shooting
Colonie police say it appears that dispute that led to the shooting of a man outside Colonie Center Thursday night had started in a line for the movies inside the mall. [TU]

Watervliet police
The Watervliet Police Department has suspended its school resource officer program and other youth programs amid the multiple investigations into alleged drug connection and sexual misconduct within the department. Two of the officers that are under investigations were among the city's highest-paid employees last year. [TU] [Troy Record]

Troy police excessive force case
The city of Troy has a tentative agreement to settle a 2013 case of alleged excessive force -- that began with a jaywalking arrest and later involved a taser -- for $60k. [TU]

"Death ray" trial
The trial of Glendon Scott Crawford -- the Saratoga County man accused of participating in a plot to create an X-ray device intended to be used against Muslims -- is set to being today in federal court. Among the early issues in the trial: whether the jury should be allowed to see the the device in person. [Daily Gazette] [TU+]

10-year-old driver
Stillwater police say they pulled over a vehicle being driven by a 10-year-old on Route Route 9P Saturday night -- with the boy's allegedly drunken father in the passenger seat. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Man on the bridge
How Albany police talked a man down from the Dunn Memorial Bridge last week. [WNYT]

The state law requiring school districts to report cases of cyberbullying is catching for criticism for its uneven implementation. [TU+]

Carver Community Center
There were no qualified bidders for the Carver Community Center property in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill neighborhood. Community members are hoping to put together a plan for the building when it goes back up for auction September 3. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Missing campaign signs
Campaign season is here, so it's time for a story about allegedly stolen campaign signs -- this time in the Cohoes mayoral race. [Troy Record]

An Albany employment agency has filed a complaint in court that Quirky owes it $77,000 for services related to the device company's Schenectady office. [Daily Gazette]

The Travers
NYRA says admission for this year's Travers Day at the Saratoga Race Course is sold out. There's still no definitive word on whether Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will be running in the Travers. [NYRA] [TU]

Stuff going on today

The Track
It's the fourth full week of the season at the Saratoga Race Course. Wednesday is both Italian-American Day and umbrella giveaway day. (And, of course, there is no racing on Tuesday.)

Music: Conehead Buddha at Washington Park lake house amphitheater
Revival of the Monday concert series. 6 pm - free

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