Fatal shooting in Troy, arrest in fatal Schenectady hit and run, Crossgates bowling alley project is off, how Aziz Ansari ended up in Albany

Fatal shooting in Troy
Troy police say two teens were shot overnight in the area just south of the Collar City Bridge (map) -- a 19 year old was pronounced dead at a hospital, and a 14 year old is expected to survive. TPD says there was a chase following the reports of shots fired and a vehicle -- allegedly containing firearms -- was stopped in Colonie. TPD chief John Tedesco told the Record that four people had been taken into custody for questioning as of Tuesday morning. News10 reports that a crowd had gathered overnight outside Samaritan Hospital "yelling and shouting at police officers" and units from multiple agencies responded to control the crowd. [WNYT] [TWCN] [TU] [Troy Record] [News10]

Shootings in Albany
Albany police say they're investigating two shootings overnight Saturday to Sunday, one in West Hill, the other in Arbor Hill. APD says it does not believe the shootings are related. [APD]

Arrest in fatal Schenectady hit and run
Schenectady police say they've made an arrest in the two hit and runs involving pedestrians -- one fatal -- on State Street Friday night. Adimu Goodwin, 41, of Schenectady is facing a group of charges that include second-degree manslaughter. SPD says it doesn't know what prompted the crashes. About an hour before the successive incidents, the coach of a Pop Warner football team says Goodwin had been at team practice helping coach. [Daily Gazette] [News10] [TWCN] [TU]

Glendon Scott Crawford trial
The trial of Glendon Scott Crawford -- the Saratoga County man accused of building an x-ray device intended to be used against Muslims -- began Monday with opening statements in which federal prosecutors tried to depict him as a man with detailed plans to kill to people, and Crawford's attorney arguing his client had been pushed along by the feds. Day one also included testimony from two reps of local Jewish organizations that had reported Crawford to authorities after they say he'd approached them with the offer a plan he said would aid Israel. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

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Albany budget
The city of Albany has already spent more than $400k more than budgeted this year for fire department overtime -- which is notable because of the cost-saving deal that had been struck between the city and the union representing firefighters to keep Ladder No. 1 in operation. [TU+]

Stockade flooding
The city of Schenectady is hoping to get as much as $1 million from FEMA to address flood mitigation in the Stockade. [Daily Gazette]

Foreclosures
The state comptroller's office reports there's been an increase in pending home foreclosures over the last two years, with double-digit increases in each of the Capital Region's core counties. [NYS OSC] [TU]

Plotterkill rescue
The chief of the Plotterkill Volunteer Fire Company says a man too drunk to walk had to be carried 1.5 miles out of the Plotterkill preserve Sunday. [TU]

No Latitude
The long-in-the-works Latitude 360 bowling alley/entertainment venue project at Crossgates has been canceled. [TU]

Aziz Ansari
The backstory on how Aziz Ansari ended up playing a trio of surprise shows at an Albany comedy club this past weekend. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Saratoga Stories: Magic And Loss A Night of Stories, Music and Words at Caffe Lena
"Based on the release of the book "Saratoga Stories: Magic And Loss" by journalist Thomas Dimopoulos, this event will feature a collaborative night of stories and music woven together to tell some of Saratoga's best, as well as some of its least-known gems, brought to the live stage for this one-time event during this summer's celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the city of Saratoga Springs." 7 pm - $10

Music: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at SPAC
"Russian Twilight" program. 8 pm - $40 and up

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They should turn Maiden Lane into a stepped pedestrian street, like they have all over Europe. We don't need to reinvent the wheel, they do steep small streets pretty well across the pond, let's look for some precedents... Human scaled lighting is critical too, that goes for the whole city. And we don't need paint on the road, just signage perpendicular to the flow of traffic at the bridge entrance. I also echo the call for basic, ongoing maintenance to our current infrastructure. How about some weed removal in sidewalks, etc?

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