Siena poll:voters support minimum wage hike, more details from "x-ray weapon" tapes, Troy moose euthanized, Schenectady's theme song

Poll shows support for $15 minimum wage
A new Siena poll shows New York voters are onboard with raising the minimum wage to $15 but do not support common core. [TU]

7-year-old rescues mom from attacker
"I just had him beat me up instead of you, Mom" - a seven year old A 7-year-old Rotterdam boy who authorities say rescued his mother from an attack. The alleged attacker, was arrested in North Carolina on Wednesday and charged with rape, assault and strangulation. [Gazette][TWCN]

Troy moose euthanized
DEC officials say the moose captured in Troy on Monday had to be euthanized because it had torn muscle in its rear legs and was unable to walk when it woke up. Officials believe the animal crossed the river from Watervliet to troy and may have torn the muscles slipping on wet rocks on the river bank. [WNYT][Record][Gazette]

"X-ray weapon" tapes
More details from the taped conversations of klansman Glendon Scott Crawford: He
kept a "wish list" of targets his would-be X-ray weapon, including locations in Michigan, Queens and a the Bilderberg international conference .[TU]

Schenectady Police Chief
Schenectady Police Chief Brian Kilcullen is leaving his post for a job in Vermont. Mayor Gary McCarthy plans to conduct an outside search for his replacement. [TWCN][Gazette]

Fiscally stressed municipalities
According to Tom DiNapoli's office Albany, Coeymans and Colonie are under financial stress, but things have improved for Mechanicville in the last year. [TU]

SUNY Poly plan stalled by Buffalo Billion probe
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's probe of the Buffalo Billion economic project has stalled SUNY Poly's effort to take over the state-run Saratoga Technology + Energy Park near GlobalFoundries in Malta. [TU]

SUNY Poly plans for DeLaet's Landing
SUNY Poly is planning a $12.5 million training center for
for clean energy companies
on the DeLaet's Landing property in Rensselaer.[TU]

Child hit by car
Police closed part of second street in Albany on Wednesday after a 3 year old child was hit by a car.[WNYT]

Saratoga School Board President charged with theft
The president of the Saratoga Springs City School District Board of education resigned Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly stealing $10,000 from the Greenfield Elementary School Home/School Association. [Gazette]

Schenectady buildings to be demolished
Eleven more blighted buildings are slated to be taken down in Schenectady.
It's part of a plan to take down 100 blighted buildings with funds from a $3 million grant from the state attorney general's office and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. [WNYT][Gazette]

Search for Fisherman missing for 30-years
The Warren County Sheriff's department is using high tech equipment to search for a fisherman believed drowned in Schroon lake 30 years ago. [TWCN]

Hiding a body wasn't a felony already?
Andrew Cuomo signed a new law on Wednesday, upping the penalty for unlawfully hiding or disposing of a body from a misdemeanor to a felony. [TU]

Parking tickets
You can now pay the late fees on your Albany Parking tickets with food donations.

Electric City theme
Schenectady now has a theme song[Gazette]

Happening Today
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Today-Saturday: The touring production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder continues at Proctors. The show won the 2014 Tony for best musical. Monday-Saturday various times - $20 and up

Mystery, poetry, horror
Thursday: The NYS Writers Institute visiting writer series has lined up three authors -- editors of the Conjunctions literary magazine -- to read from their work: novelist and mystery writer Bradford Morrow, poet Ann Lauterbach, and bestselling horror writer Peter Straub. Thursday 8 pm, UAlbany uptown campus, performing arts center - free


Within 2
Tarek Atoui will be at EMPAC for a workshop about sound and hearing. Blurbage: "For WITHIN 2, Tarek Atoui will present his approach to performing sound in relation to anticipation, tactile sound, visual noise, gestures, and the multimodal nature of hearing. The workshop is a platform for performance, research, improvisation, and spatial composition that explores not only auditory perception among our diversity of listening abilities, but the social relations of public space, techniques of visual communication, and architectural tactility." Thursday 7 pm - free

Capital Region in 50 Objects
The exhibit The Capital Region in 50 Objects just opened at the Albany Institute and the museum is open with free admission this Thursday evening from 5-8 pm.

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