Anti-violence rally planned for Troy, Ellis nurses could strike, Heastie visits Schenectady, bear wrestling Troy man reunites with dog

Search for alleged attacker
Police are looking for a man who was witnessed shoving the face of a teenaged girl into a car in the parking lot at Colonie Center, cracking the windshield of the vehicle. The girl then left with the man and a young boy, in a white Kia Sorrento SUV.[TU][Gazette]

Troy shooting update
Police continue their investigation into the shooting death of a Troy teenager earlier this week, meanwhile mourners set up a makeshift memorial for the teen. A Stop the Violence meeting is planned for 5:30 pm today at the site of the shooting at 6th Avenue and Hutton Street. [Record][WNYT]

UAlbany incident
An equipment malfunction in the Ualbany physics building caused a temporary evacuation of the building on Wednesday night. [TWCN][TU]

Potential nurses strike at Ellis
About 600 registered nurses at Ellis Hospital are planning a one day strike if a contract negotiation isn't reached within ten days. [Gazette][TU]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Employees sue Thruway Authority
About 250 nonunion Thruway employees are suing the state Thruway Authority in federal court , calming raises issued six years ago have not been received and were improperly rescinded.[TU]

Schenectady sues Glenville
Schenectady County is suing the town of Glenville for more than $4000,000 for an unpaid dispatch services bill.[Gazette]

Heastie in Schenectady
Carl Heastie ccontinued his upstate tour with a visit to Schenectady on Wednesday in an effort to better understand the projects some of his Assembly colleagues are working on. Heastie talked a bit about the upcoming legislative agenda, saying he expects raising the minimum wage for all low wage workers to be a priority. [Gazette][TWCN]

Lawsuit in Jay Street Fire
The mother of a 31-year-old victim of last spring's Jay Street fire is suing the owner and manager of the demolished building [Gazette]

East Greenbush Superintendent to resign
East Greenbush School Superintendent Angela Nagle, who filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming male board members bullied her over her pregnancy, says she will resign from her post with the school district. [TU]

787 shutdown
Police say Tuesday's shutdown of 787 happened when a man stepped in front of a Yankee Trails bus.[TU]

Opposition to plan for emptied oil tankers
An Adirondack conservation group is protesting a railway company's plans to store hundreds of emptied crude oil rail tankers near the High Peaks, claiming, in a letter to Andrew Cuomo, that the plan is illegal. [TU]

Regal institutes bag check
Recent attacks in movie theaters and a shooting last week at Colonie Center have prompted Regal Cinemas to institute a bag check policy.[WNYT]

The Troy man who battled a bear to save his dog was reunited with his with his four legged best friend on Wednesday.

The Halfmoon
What The Halfmoon has been up to in Amsterdam.[TU]

Pharaoh fever
A NYC billboard calling on trainer Bob Baffert to bring triple Crown winner American Pharaoh to Saratoga. [TWCN]

47 years of winners.
A trainer who has had 47 straight years of winning races at Saratoga.[TU]

Maker space
The Tech Valley Center of Gravity maker space and small business cultivator officially opened its new HQ in Troy's Quackenbush Building on Wednesday. [AOA][Business Review]

Happening today


Proctors is hosting an event called B4, which is being touted as "a barbecue eatin', bourbon tastin', beer sippin', foot stompin' good time." Multiple barbecue vendors, along with multiple bourbon brands, will be there giving out tastings and selling items. There will also be country music and mechanical bull rides. Thursday 5:30 pm - $30 (includes admission, three draft beers, bourbon tastings, $5 food voucher) / designated drivers $15

The Dan DiNicola Memorial Film Festival is screening its last outdoor classic of the season, Rocky, tonight in the parking lot behind Perecca's in Schenectady. Bring your own lawn chair. Tonight at 8:30pm. Free.

Bob Schneider at The Linda
Austin singer/songwriter. 8 pm - $20

Bloodshot Bill & The Hick-Ups at The Low Beat
One-man band. With: Adam & The Conglomerates, Nick Lesson. 8 pm - $7


"Bear wrestling Troy man reunites with dog" - nice headline!

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