Controversy over Troy memorial, Pharoah arrives in Saratoga, Craigslist post gone awry

Controversial Troy memorial
There's been some controversy over a memorial to Thaddeus Faison, the man who died in the Troy shootout that injured two police officers.The memorial on 7th Avenue was constructed after the original one, near the site of the shooting was taken down at the request of the property owner. Faison's wife told News10 that the memorial is not a sign of disrespect abut a way for those who knew him to say goodbye, and assured people that no death threats were being sent to police. Graffiti commemorating Faison, who is being remembered by his friends as a man who was good to children and made a bad decision, was being cleaned up on Wednesday.[Chris Churchill][Record][News 10][WNYT][Record]

Police arrested a Troy man who had an AK-47 style assault rifle as he was headed toward the 7th Avenue memorial for Faison on Tuesday night.[WNYT]

Former Peter Young COO pleads guilty
The former CEO of the Peter Young Housing Industries and Treatment has pleaded guilty to filing false reports for claiming $600,000 in state funds would be used on a Brooklyn treatment center, but using the money instead to pay upstate employees and fund upstate projects. [TU][News 10]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Ex- Marine in Philippines murder case dead
Police in the Philippines say the former U.S. Marine who was arrested in Clifton Park connection with a double murder in the Philippines died of a heart attack in jail. [TU]

Seamless SUNY
The SUNY system has announce a seamless credit transfer system that will allow students to easily transfer credits from one SUNY school to another.

American Pharaoh
American Pharaoh arrived at Albany Airport on Wednesday afternoon to a crowd of fans and had a work out this morning at Saratoga [[TU][Saratogian]

Alleged bank robber arrested
A Syracuse man has been arrested in connection with a Citizens Bank robbery in Schenectady on Wednesday. [TWCN]

Saratoga County collision
One person is hospitalized following a head on collision in Clifton Park on Wednesday night. [WNYT]

Vince's law
A Schenectady man who pleaded guilty to felony drunk driving recently is the first person convicted under Vince's Law - which raises penalties for offenders with three or more DWI -related offenses within 15 years.[News 10]

Darth Vadar/Forest Gump
A look back at the "death ray" trial of Glendon Scott Crawford.[TU]

13 shows in Albany
Aziz Ansari on his recent 13 show marathon in Albany.[TU]

Stolen what?
A Rotterdam woman put a box of items on a wall with a sign marked "free". Someone left the items, but took the stone wall.[WNYT]

Apple orchards are expecting a large crop this year.

Happening Today

The Dan DiNicola Memorial Film Festival in Schenectady's Little Italy wraps up tonight with an outdoor screening of the original Rocky in the parking lot behind Perecca's. 8:30pm - free. Bring a lawn chair.

Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart will be at the TU Center for stand-up show. Thursday 8 pm - $49.50 and up

Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard will be at Tanglewood for a stand-up show. Thursday 7 pm - $54 and up

Washington County Fair
Today-Sunday: County fair season picks up again with the Washington County Fair at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It bills itself as "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair."

Black August
Black August at The Low Beat
"Black August is a time to STUDY AND PRACTICE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ABOUT OUR HISTORY AND THE CURRENT CONDITIONS OF OUR PEOPLE. ... This event will feature local and national musicians, dancers and poets." Hosted by bell's roar. 6 pm

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