UAlbany students say they were assaulted on bus by group using racial slurs, possible new model for Albany trash collection, about those anti-corruption billboards

Investigation of incident on bus at UAlbany
Three African-American UAlbany students say they were assaulted by a group of 10-12 white people using racial slurs while on the #11 CDTA bus early Saturday morning. University Police Department chief Frank Wiley said in a statement to the campus community that UPD and Albany police are investigating the incident and reviewing video from both bus security cameras and bystanders. [statement by UAlbany president Robert Jones] [@AshaBurwell] [TU] [UPD statement] [WNYT]

There is a rally to support the three students planned for UAlbany's uptown campus Monday evening.

Hoosick Falls water
Erin Brockovich was in Hoosick Falls over the weekend as part of information session organized by a personal injury law firm. She told the crowd: "When you get together and you start being actively involved and getting involved, whether it be with your mayor or going to your city council, and asking questions and demanding answers and taking charge of your back yard, your town, you will make a difference." And residents say the contamination of the water supply casts doubt on the future of the village. [TWCN] [WNYT] [TU] [TU+]

On Friday DEC police were investigating an allegation of illegal solid waste dumping in the town of Hoosick. [TU]

The future of trash collection in Albany
With Albany's landfill set to close in the next few years, a detailed look at the possibility of the city switching to a "pay as you throw" model for trash collection. [TU+] Earlier: Talking trash in Albany

Fatal shooting in Schenectady
Schenectady police say they're investigating a fatal shooting in Hamilton Hill Saturday afternoon. SPD says a man was shot multiple times while he sat in the driver's seat of a parked car. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Shooting in Troy
Troy police say a man was shot in north Troy Friday. [News10]

Guilderland apartment fire
An early Sunday morning fire at a Guilderland apartment displaced 13 people. Two residents -- a mother and teen daughter -- are being credited with alerting other people. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Jay Street fire
The owner of 104 Jay St in Schenectady, where four people died in the large fire this past March, tells the Daily Gazette there were no issues with the building and says he'd like the city to release the code enforcement documents related to the building. [Daily Gazette]

Troy police
Troy police chief John Tedesco said the department is expecting to face a continuing shortfall of officers as people leave the force and and it's becoming harder to recruit new officers. [Troy Record]

Troy water
The recent problem with Troy's water system has its municipal customers thinking about alternatives. [TU+]

Court video problems
The case against one of the people charged in the Kokopellis incident in Troy has been dropped after the Rensselaer County DA's office says security video couldn't be played in court because of a lack of the proper technology. [WNYT]

Anti-corruption billboards
The backstory on those "REPORT CORRUPTION" billboards around Albany. [AP/TU]

No snow
The lack of snow -- or, really, any sort of typical winter -- is hurting all sorts of seasonal businesses. [Saratogian]

Stuff going on today

Carlotta Walls LaNier
Carlotta Walls LaNier -- one of the Little Rock Nine, the first African American students to enroll at the segregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 -- will be at UAlbany for a talk. Monday 7 pm, uptown campus, Campus Center Ballroom - free

Three Stooges
The Palace's movies series has its annual Three Stooges Film Festival lined up. Monday 7 pm - $5 / $3 kids

Siena hoops>
The Siena men's basketball team takes on Monmouth at the TU Center. Monmouth is one of the best mid major teams this season -- and but the Hawks have gotten the most attention for their bench celebrations. Monday 7 pm - $8 and up

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