Second fatal shooting on Schenectady street this year, funding to address flooding problem in Albany, Great Danes in the NCAA tournament

Fatal shooting in Schenectady
Schenectady police say they're investigating the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man on Germania Avenue in Hamilton Hill Thursday morning. Neighbors say they heard five gunshots. It's the second fatal shooting on the street this year -- SPD says it's looking into a potential connection between the two incidents. [Daily Gazette] [News10] [TWCN] [TU]

Albany schools budget gap
The Albany school district is pushing for more state funding as it faces a $2.1 million budget gap. [TU]

NCAA tournament
The #12 seed UAlbany women's basketball team takes on #5 seed Florida in the first round of the NCAA tournament at noon today in Syracuse. The game is on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

Syracuse: The #10 seed Syracuse men's basketball team faces #7 seed Dayton in the NCAA tournament first round today at 12:15 in St. Louis. The game is on CBS.

Fatal ATV accident
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says a 12 year old died in an ATV accident Thursday afternoon in Greenfield. [News10]

Public lewdness
A Latham man has been accused of public lewdness near children -- again. [TU]

Funding for sewer upgrades
The cities of Albany and Rensselaer are getting $2.5 million from the state for sewer system upgrades -- Albany will be focusing some of the funding on fixing storm water flooding problems in spots such as Elberon Place along the old route of the Beaverkill. [TU]

Indigent legal defense funding
A look the push out of the Albany area for the state to reimburse counties for funding legal defense for people who can't afford representation. [TU+]

Advanced manufacturing
HVCC is moving to expand its advanced manufacturing training center, from which it says it's been turning students away because of high interest. [TU]

Zika virus
Andrew Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker released the state's plan for addressing possible transmission of the Zika virus in the state this summer. Also: Comparing/contrasting the Cuomo admin's response to Zika and the Hoosick Falls water contamination. [Cuomo admin] [TWCN]

Hiking the High Peaks
On remembering the woman who recently died while hiking in the Adirondacks, and being properly prepared for hiking the High Peaks. [TU+]

The haunted hospital
The Saratoga County Homestead in Providence -- the "haunted hospital" -- is a Superfund site because of asbestos there. [Daily Gazette]

Teacher of the year
Dropping in on the classroom of Meghan Libertucci, Schenectady High School's teacher of the year. [Daily Gazette]

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