Rupeka and girlfriend confirmed dead in Mexico, Cruz is in Scotia, Trump, Kasich and Sanders may be headed to the Capital Region

Rupeka
The State Department has confirmed that Adam Rupeka-- the Capital Region man with a history of baiting police officers-- and his girlfriend, Jennifer Ogburn, died in Mexico. A Tijuana based magazine is reporting that the two were found dead in a motel room,. Rupeka's estranged wife has confirmed the pair died of drug overdoses and Mexican authorities are investigating the case as a possible suicide. [TU][TWCN][Gazette][TU+]

Cruz
The Ted Cruz rally in Scotia today is sold out.[TU]

More presidential candidates headed to the Capital Region
Unnamed sources are telling area news organizations that Donald Trump has scheduled a rally in Albany next week. Both the TU Center and The Egg have been mentioned as possible sites for the rally. John Kasich is also expected to visit the region next week. Bernie Sanders has also reportedly reached out to the TU Center about a rally.
[TU][Gazette][News10]

Clinton/ Sanders
The New York Times asks if Hillary Clinton still depend on the supporters that sent her to the Senate. And Politico looks at how Clinton and Sanders would fare in different areas of New York. [NYT][Politico]

Quester Academy lockdown
The family of a 16-year-old boy who was arrested for allegedly making a threat to blow up Que star Academy says he is innocent. [News 10]

Two rape acquittals
Two men were found not guilty in separate rape cases in Albany County Court on Wednesday. [TU]

Flu
Flu season is running later than usual in the Capital Region this year. [Daily Gazette]

SUNY Poly
A contractor that supplies a tool to SUNY Poly says the state has failed to pay $2.6 million in invoices that date back to December of 2014. [Business Review]

Sex shop break-in
A burglar broke into a Troy sex toy shop through an air shaft, but left without taking anything after he tripped the alarm.[TU]

Archeological dig
Noted archeologist David Starbuck will lead a dig this summer on the site of the Battle of Lake George. [WNYT]

Fireball Run
The television series Fireball Run is headed to Saratoga County. [TWCN]

Happening today

The Lion King

Thursday-Sunday: A touring production of The Lion King continues its month-long run at Proctors. It is, of course, the hugely-popular musical based on the Disney movie. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Bearthoven + Battle Trance at EMPAC
"Converging from the 'new music' and indie scenes, Bearthoven and Battle Trance each offer variations on the same theme: engaging music that straddles a line between jazz, classical, and the avant-garde." 7:30 pm -- $18

Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker & Co at The Massry Center
"[A] quintet that has one foot in the classical world and its other foot all over the place." 7:30 pm -- $45 / $25 students

Baio at The Hollow
Indie rock. 8 pm - $10.27 ahead / $15 day of

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