Three arrests in Troy shooting, guilty plea in Schenectady murder, Crawford recordings played in death ray trial


Arrests in Troy shooting death
Police have made three arrests in connection with a Monday night shooting in Troy that left one teen dead and another wounded. A fourth person who is under 16 was also allegedly involved in the incident. A Stop the Violence Rally is scheduled for Thursday near the site of the shootings at 6th Avenue and Hutton. [Record][WNYT][TU][News10]

Quail Street mugging
Police in Albany are looking for two people who robbed a man at gunpoint on Quail Street in Albanyearly Wednesday morning and beat him with a pistol. [TU]

Guilty plea in Schenectady murder
Jamell Modest of Schenectady pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend and their 8-month old son. [TU][WNYT]

Death ray trial
Tuesday in the death ray trial of Glendon Scott Crawford:
The court heard recordings of Crawford trying to get support for his planned "death-ray" from a imperial wizard of the KKK.
[TU]

Wormuth pleads guilty
Former Halfmoon supervisor Melinda Wormuth, who pleaded guilty to federal charges last week after admitting to taking cash payments in exchange for using her position and office to lobby for the legalization of mixed martial arts, was in court again on Tuesday. Wormuth plead guilty to grand larceny charges that she href=""> stole more than $6000 from her own campaign fund.[TWCN][Saratogian][TU]

Schenectady hit and run plea
The Schenectady man charged with manslaughter in connection with two hit and incidents on Friday night that left one person dead and another injured, pleaded not guilty [WNYT]

Pedestrian hit by bus
Police are investigating an accident where a bus is believed to have hit a pedestrian on 787 on Tuesday afternoon, closing a stretch of the highway for nearly four hours. [TWCN]

Cyclist injured
A bicyclist is hospitalized after veering into the path of a car on Route 7 during rush hour on Monday evening.[TU]

And then there were two
There is one less mayoral candidate on the ballot in Schenectady.[Gazette]

Mr. Heastie goes to Mechanicville
Carl Heastie visited Mechanicville on Tuesday, where residents asked for his help
in getting GE to re-dredge a 40 mile stretch of the hudson between Troy and Fort Edward. [TU+]

Code Blue
Saratoga is putting together its cold weather Code Blue plans. [TWCN]

$500 million ideas
A rail system using solar: one of about 100 ideas floated so far in an effort to compete for $500 million in Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant funding. [Gazette]

Rexford bridge
Contracts have been awarded to replace the Rexford bridge and work is expected to begin in the spring. [TU][Gazette]

Today's realization that we're in the wrong business
A teenager from Guilderland is making thousands of dollars reselling vintage sneakers. [TU+]


Happening today

The Track
Today is both Italian-American Day and umbrella giveaway day. (And, of course, there is no racing on Tuesday.)

Outdoor movie
The "Capitol Park After Dark" series of outdoor movies in West Capitol Park resumes this week with a screening of Monsters University. (Bring a chair or blanket.) Wednesday 8 pm - free

Center of Gravity
The Tech Valley Center of Gravity officially opens its new headquarters in the Quackenbush building in Troy today at 4:30 pm.

Park Playhouse
This is the last week for the Park Playhouse's production of The Pajama Game in Albany's Washington Park. Today-Sunday 7:30 pm - lawn seating is free / reserved seats are $16 and $18

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