Rensselaer County DA turns over Troy police shooting case to state Attorney General, principal says he has info that "will rock Bethlehem," Tedisco ready to run for Farley's seat

Investigation of April 17 fatal shooting by Troy police
Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove has agreed to turn over files and records from the investigation of the April 17 Troy police shooting of Edson Thevenin to the state Attorney General's office. The AG's office says the settlement moots its lawsuit against Abelove over the situation -- "does not exonerate DA Abelove for any potential claims of misconduct." An attorney for Abelove says it's possible the whole conflict over which office had authority to investigate the shooting was the result of miscommunication. [TU] [Troy Record] [TWCN]

Albany County tobacco sale age
The Albany County Legislature passed a bill that would raise the age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. County exec Dan McCoy hasn't said publicly whether he'll sign it. [WNYT] [TU]

Bethlehem principal placed on leave
The principal of Bethlehem High School alleges he's been placed on leave because he uncovered "things that weren't lining up" about rigorous school-within-a-school program at the high school -- he tells the Times Union: "what I have will rock Bethlehem." [TU]

Buffalo Billion investigation
"Sources" tell the NY Post that feds raided the homes of longtime Andrew Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco and lobbyist Todd Howe (also a longtime Cuomo associate) as part of the investigation into the Buffalo Billion. [NY Post]

Uber and Lyft
Chris Churchill points to a potential decrease in drunk driving as a reason for the state legislature to open the way for taxi-app services to operate upstate. [TU+]

Suspicious fires at the Daily Gazette
The Daily Gazette says things are running normally again following the suspicious fires inside the building Sunday -- the Schenectady Fire Department says an investigation is still in progress. [Daily Gazette]

New allegation against former Cohoes Little League coach
At a detention hearing Monday a federal prosecutor alleged that the former Cohoes Little League coach arrested for allegedly having child pornography had been in contact with teens via Skype asking them to take sexually explicit photos. [TWCN] [TU]

School employee accused of sending nude snap to student
Colonie police say a CBA employee has been arrested for allegedly sending a nude pic of herself to a student via Snapchat. [Daily Gazette]

Jim Tedisco for state Senate
As expected, Jim Tedesco is set to toss his hat in the ring for the state Senate seat being vacated by Hugh Farley. [TU+]

Albany-Voorheesville school drama
A group of staff and students from the Albany school district attended the Voorheesville school board meeting Monday to protest a comment made by the board's president about Albany schools last month. [TU] [Altamont Enterprise]

Affordable housing in Schenectady
A residential project backed by a group of prominent local investors is planning 25 new owner-occupied homes near the Union College campus. [Daily Gazette]

Apartment project near SUNY Poly
The Albany Common Council is expected to take up a proposed zoning change that would open the way for the construction of an apartment project on Loughlin Street, adjacent to the SUNY Poly campus. [TU]

Smith's Tavern
Stewart's is in preliminary talks about buying the Smith's Tavern site in Voorheesville. [TU] [Altamont Enterprise]

Stuff going on today

Once
Tuesday-Sunday: A touring production of the Broadway musical Once will be at Proctors for the week. The show is based on the film of the same name, and won 8 Tonys on Broadway. Blurbage: "Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance." Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

The Trip to Bountiful
Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for Capital Rep's production of The Trip to Bountiful. The show is the story of Carrie Watts, an aging widow who escapes from the home of her son and goes on a journey to revisit her childhood home. The show stars a number of talented Capital Region actors, including the amazing Barbara Howard, Kevin Craig West, Tony Pallone, and newcomer Joshua Powell. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Front Parlor
Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at The Ale House in Troy. This month's theme is: "It is what it is: Stories (of things) beyond your control." Tuesday 7:30 pm

Diversifying the environmental movement
Tuesday: Sierra Club president Aaron Mair will be at Union for a talk about climate change and diversifying the environmental movement. Tuesday 5:30 pm, Nott Memorial -- free

Playoff hockey
Tuesday and Thursday: The Albany Devils continue their Calder Cup playoff series against the Toronto Marlies at the TU Center. Tuesday and Thursday 7 pm -- $23 and up

Music: Trace Adkins at Troy Music Hall
Country star. With: LoCash. 7 pm -- $25

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