Man fatally shot by Troy police, Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Colonie, new development planned for Albany's Park South

Man fatally shot by Troy police
Troy police say an officer shot and killed a man early Sunday morning during an incident that began with a traffic stop on 6th Avenue. TPD says the man, who has not been publicly identified by police, fled the traffic stop in his vehicle, eventually crashing it into a barrier at the westbound entrance to the Collar City Bridge. Police say the man was blocked in by two police cars when drove forward, pinning an officer who had been on foot against his own police car. The officer fired on the driver through the windshield, fatally wounding the driver. TPD says the officer, who has not been publicly identified by the department, was treated at a hospital and released, but will need further medical treatment. [TU+] [TWCN] [WNYT] [Troy Record] [News10]

Presidential primaries
+ Bill Clinton spoke to a crowd of about 600 at the Desmond Saturday in support of Hilly Clinton's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Said former president of his wife: "She is not just the best change-maker now just in the race, but the best change-maker I've ever known..." [TU] [TWCN] [Daily Gazette]
+ Hundreds of people gathered in West Capitol Park Saturday in Albany to rally for Bernie Sanders. [TWCN]
+ John Kasich to set to appear at a town hall-style event at the Schenectady Armory Monday evening. [Daily Gazette]

The New York presidential primaries are Tuesday. Don't know where to vote? Check with the state Board of Elections website.

More details about fatal shooting by police in Rotterdam
From Friday: Rotterdam police identified the law enforcement officers who were involved with the incident in which a man, William Clark III, was fatally shot a week ago. A relative of Clark tells the Times Union that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder from military service in Iraq and was also schizophrenic and bipolar. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Sheldon Silver
Newly-unsealed court documents indicate the feds turned up evidence that Sheldon Silver had affairs with two women both connected with his work as Assembly speaker. "Sources" tell media outlets the women are a prominent lobbyist and a former Assembly member. The feds allege the lobbyist was able to land clients because of her connection to Silver and that Silver set up the former Assembly member with a state job. The allegations have dredged up other allegations of retaliation of jealousy. [NYT] [NYDN] [TU] [NY Post]

State prisons
A peek into the ongoing struggle over whether the state department of corrections should be overhauled, and efforts to shape perception of the agency. [TU+]

Test opt-outs
The number of students in the Capital Region opting out of standardized tests appears to be holding steady or declining. [TU+]

Schenectady schools
A $10 million increase in state aid is prompting the Schenectady school district to cut its tax levy and hire more teachers. [TU+]

Park South
A proposed 20-unit residential development on Dana Ave is prompting hope among some officials that the large Albany Med/Tri-City Rentals redevelopment project in spurring additional development in Park South. [TU+]

Edison Tech Center
The Edison Tech Center is fighting a city of Schenectady effort to repossess two buildings on Broadway that the city says the org hasn't made required upgrades to as part a 2005 agreement in which the org bought the buildings for a dollar each. [Daily Gazette]

UAlbany women's basketball
UAlbany has hired Joanna Bernabei-McNamee from University of Pikesville in Kentucky to be its new women's basketball coach. She'll follow Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, who led the Great Danes to five straight NCAA tournament appearances before recently leaving to head up the team at the University of Central Florida. [News10]

Bob & Ron's
Bob & Ron's Fish Fry in Latham is closing April 30. A post on its FB page cites the economy, the cost of seafood, and the upcoming minimum wage increase. [Chuck Millter] [Bob & Ron's FB]

Stuff going on today

Tax day
A reminder: Today's the deadline to file your taxes.

Albany Word Fest
Albany Wordfest -- the annual celebration of poetry and spoken word -- continues with events around the Capital Region. The lineup includes readings, open mic events, storytelling, and poetry slams. Monday-Saturday various times and venues

Pam MacKinnon
Tony Award-winning theatre director Pam MacKinnon will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. This talk is the annual Burian Lecture. Monday 8 pm, UAlbany Performing Arts Center -- free

Music: Dream Theater at The Palace
"The spring trek will see the prog-virtuosos delivering a one-of-a-kind show in which they will perform their forthcoming double concept album, The Astonishing, live in its entirety." 7:30 pm -- $29.75

Music: 7Horse at The Low Beat
Rock and blues. With: Odd Body. 7 pm -- $9

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