State AG specifically granted ability to investigate fatal shooting by Troy police, feds investigating the Buffalo Billion, pair credited with stopping to save father and son from burning car

Investigation of April 17 fatal shooting by Troy police
On Saturday Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order specifically granting state attorney general Eric Schneiderman the ability to investigated the fatal shooting of Edson Thevenin by Troy police on April 17. On Friday Schneiderman's office contacted both the Rensselaer County DA's office and Troy police demanding they turn over files related to the investigation. "A person briefed on the investigation" tells the Times Union that two people who say the witnessed the incident in which Thevenin was shot near the Collar City Bridge were not called to testify before the Rensselaer County grand jury convened by DA Joel Abelove five days after the shooting. [Cuomo admin] [TU x2]

Federal investigation of Buffalo Billion
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether there was improper lobbying and and undisclosed conflicts of interests related to the Cuomo admin's Buffalo Billion program. And "several people familiar with the matter" say key figures in the investigation include Joseph Percoco (a now former aide to Andrew Cuomo who's very close to the Cuomo family) and SUNY Poly's Alain Kaloyeros. Another key figure is a lobbyist who has a long relationship with the Cuomo family and has advised SUNY Poly. The Cuomo administration confirmed the investigation in a statement and says Andrew Cuomo has ordered a review of the Buffalo Billion. [NYDN] [NYT] [Politico NY] [Cuomo admin] [TU]

Former legislators in prison
A look at the "prolonged humbling" that convicted New York State legislators meet when serving time in federal prison. [NYT]

Father and son saved from burning car
Bethlehem police credit two men from Brooklyn for stopping to rescue a father and son from a burning car on the Delmar Bypass Saturday. [News10] [TWCN]

Malta man accused of stabbing father
State Police say a Malta man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his father multiple times Saturday morning during a dispute. NYSP alleges the man also barricaded himself inside the residence when police responded. NYSP says the father's injuries were not considered life threatening. [NYSP]

Arrest in Albany crash with bicyclist
Police reports indicate Kevin M. Tuffey Jr. -- whose father was an Albany police chief during the 1990s -- was arrested for an incident April 20 in which it's alleged he was driving while intoxicated, struck a cyclist on Krumkill Road, and then left the scene. [TU]

Driver accused of intentionally hitting man with car
Schenectady police say a Guilderland man intentionally struck a pedestrian with his car after a bar fight April 23. [Daily Gazette]

Colonie murder-suicide site
Neighbors of the house in Colonie where police say Colonie police officer Israel Roman killed his wife, a son, and himself say they'd like to see burned-out home demolished -- but the investigation into the case and insurance reviews could result in the house standing for many more months. [TU]

Llenroc case settlement
An attorney for the undocumented immigrant who says she had been held at the Llenroc mansion in Rexford says the woman has settled with Annie George for $20k -- and she might not even see that all money because of George's financial problems. [Daily Gazette]

Natural gas
Low natural gas prices resulting from production booms in Pennsylvania and West Virginia have prompted lower heating and electricity price in New York State. [TU+]

Albany bed bug disposal law proposed
The Albany Common Council is considering a law that would require furniture and clothing infested with bed bugs to be wrapped in plastic when it's set out for the trash. [TU+]

Instafame
A Bethlehem teen has become famous on Instagram for his makeup styling posts. [TU+]

"He was the best bartender I've ever seen"
Remembering longtime Albany bartender George Brophy. [TU]

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