Details slowly unfold in Lansingburgh police shooting, Pharaoh to land at Albany International, fishing for cars in the Hudson

Troy shooting update
Chad Klein, one of the patrolmen injured in the Saturday car-jacking in Troy, was released from the hospital on Tuesday. [TU]

Chris Churchill's column in support of the two officers injured in a shootout in Troy this week that killed Thaddeus Faison. [TU]

After police removed a memorial to Faison,, a second memorial has gone up near Faison's former home on Seventh Avenue, where neighbors remember him as a father who encouraged children to listen in school and do better. [Record]

Fatal salon stabbing
Police say they have no new leads but they continue to search for the person who stabbed Jacuelyn Porreca to death in her salon on Friday.[WNYT]

Dontay Ivy case
David Soares may have more options for stepping away from the Donald "Dontay" Ivy case if the case is not given to New York's attorney general as he requested. [TU]

Drug sentencing
The leader of an Albany drug ring that used taxi drivers to sell heroin in the capital region was sentenced to ten years in prison. [News 10]

Missing teen
Police are asking for the public's help to find a 14year-old Watervliet girl who has been missing for twelve days.[WNYT]

Unemployment down
The Capital Region unemployment rate was 4.8% in July, down from 5.2% a year ago. [TU]

Fishing for giant cars in the Hudson
Research for the seawall restoration project in Troy led to the discovery of nine submerged cars (some stolen) that had to be fished out of the Hudson River.[TU]

Air Horse One
Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh is expected to land at Albany International Airport today on what is being called Air Horse One. But the arrival of the horse will likely be difficult to view .[WNYT][TU]

$15 per hour
Kirsten Gillibrand has come out in favor of a $15 per hour federal minimum wage. [TWCN]

GE is expected to finish its Hudson River dredging project this fall. [WNYT]

Start-up NY applications
Empire State Development has not rejected any of the 128 appStart-Up NY applications.[CNY]

Larkin foreclosure
After about a decade, and $18,000 in unpaid taxes, Albany County has finally foreclosed on the former Larkin building.[TU]

No female members
What the Travers field and NYRA's 16 member board have in common.[TU]

1st female postmaster in Spa City
A Saratoga Springs woman was sworn in this week as the city's first female postmaster. [TU]

How to address a governor
It is not necessary to call the governor Your Excellency.[TU]

But do they stop for tea?
Schenectady's cricket league[TU]

Bike shop among best in nation
A Schenectady bike shop has been voted one of the best in the country.[Gazette]

Happening today

The Maltese Falcon
Wednesday: The Capitol Park After Dark series wraps up with the an outdoor screening of the The Maltese Falcon in West Capitol Park. (Bring a chair.) 8 pm - free

Be A Man
Wednesday: Ray Harrington will be at Proctors for a live comedy show and screening of his documentary Be A Man. Blurbage: "BE A MAN is a funny and heartfelt feature-length documentary that follows comedian Ray Harrington on his journey to discover just what it means to be a modern man before his son is born. Ray tackles challenges he sets for himself on subjects he thinks make a Man such as Fighting, Drinking, Cars, Sports, Grooming, Women, and much more." There will also be a post-screening Q&A with Harrington. Wednesday 7 pm - $9 / $6 students

The Track
Today is Stewart's Shops Day and the annual ice cream eating contest at the Saratoga Racecourse.

The ValleyCats are at the Joe tonight against Connecticut. . Tonight is hockey night at The Joe.

Washington County Fair
The Washington County Fair at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It bills itself as "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair."

5 Seconds of Summer at SPAC
YouTube pop band. With: Hey Violet. 7:30 pm - $25 and up


The Washington County Fair at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It bills itself as "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair."

And if you were hoping to pick up a full-size Confederate flag while strolling the fairgrounds, you're out of luck. According to an article in The Post-Star, this popular item is sold out.

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