A few more details about Troy police shooting, letter: Soares tried to get state AG to take on Ivy case, Saratoga Springs filling up for Travers

Lansingburgh police shooting
The two Troy police officers injured in the exchange of gunfire this weekend in Lansingburgh are continuing to recover -- Chad Klein, who was shot once, is expected to be released today, according to the Times Union and WNYT. Officials "familiar with details of the incident" tell the TU that Joshua Comitale was hit four times in the legs and will continue to stay in the hospital. On Monday TPD continued to survey the scene of the shooting and has so far declined to release the video it says it has of the incident. Two witnesses tell the Times Union they saw Thaddeus Faison fire first, watched the struggle by officers to subdue him, and then observed officers perform CPR on him. TPD removed items commemorating both the officers and Faison from the intersection near the scene on Monday, which upset people who had constructed the memorial for Faison. [WNYT] [TU x3] [TWCN] [WNYT]

Fatal Colonie salon stabbing
Colonie police said Monday that they're no closer to finding a suspect in the stabbing of death of Jacquelyn Porreca than they were on Friday. CPD says cash was apparently taken from multiple hidden spots in the salon. And it's looking at video from CDTA buses that may have passed through the area around the time of the attack. [News10] [TU] [TWCN]

Dontay Ivy case
Albany County DA David Soares asked the Cuomo admin to assign the investigation into the death of Dontay Ivy while in Albany police custody to the state attorney's general's office, according to a letter obtained by the Times Union. [TU]

Officers credit with saving shooting victim
Two Albany police officers are being credited with saving the life of a shooting victim in West Hill Saturday by applying a tourniquet to his leg. [TU]

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Gunfire in Schenectady
Schenectady police say four cars were hit by gunfire Monday afternoon in the Central State neighborhood. There were no reported injuries. [TWCN] [News10]

Schenectady police tagged in claim over crash
Notices of claim filed by two victims of a June car crash in Schenectady allege that Schenectady police had been chasing the vehicle that caused the crash and did so "in reckless disregard of the safety of others." [Daily Gazette]

Lawsuit over 4 year old killed at Albany intersection
The trash hauling company being sued in the crash that killed Ashiqur Rahman at Central and Quail in Albany in February wants the city and a crossing guard added to the wrongful death it's facing because it alleges the crossing guard on duty didn't properly perform the functions of the job. [TU]

State gaming chair steps down
On Monday Mark Gearan stepped down as the chair of the state Gaming Commission, which has overseen the expansion of casino gambling in New York. Gearan is president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and cited the committments involved with that job. [Saratogian] [TU]

Off-campus ambassadors
UAlbany has deployed off-campus student ambassadors to help smooth relations between students and Albany neighborhoods. [TU+]

American Pharoah
Hotels in Saratoga Springs are at capacity for this weekend's Travers, and business around town are planning events to host overflow crowds who won't be able to get into the sold-out Saratoga Race Course. [TU+] [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Washington County Fair
The the Washington County Fair continues at the fairgrounds in Greenwich.

The ValleyCats are at The Joe to face Connecticut. It's Irish night.


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