Another turn in the investigation of the April 17 fatal shooting by Troy police, fire investigator testifies in Vega trial, a 350 percent tip

Investigation of April 17 fatal shooting by Troy police
"Two people briefed on the matter" tell the Times Union that Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove didn't get a waiver of immunity from the Troy police sergeant who shot and killed Edson Thevenin when the sergeant testified before a grand jury about the shooting -- as a result, Randall French now has immunity from prosecution for his actions during the incident. (The state attorney general's office is still reviewing the case.) [TU]

Schenectady officer back at work following traffic stop incident
The Schenectady police officer who had been suspended after leaving a traffic stop for which he was the subject is back on the job after pleading guilty to two traffic violations and doing 10 hours of community service. [Daily Gazette]

Trial in the death of Vanessa Milligan
On Friday a state fire investigator testified in the trial of Gabriel Vega that the fire in which Vanessa Milligan's body was found -- and destroyed two Lansingburgh homes -- had started on or near Milligan's body, which the investigator said had been soaked with gasoline. And the prosecution showed a photo of Milligan's burned body, pointing to burn patterns the investigator said indicated the fire was intentionally set. The trial is set to continue this week. [Troy Record] [TWCN]

Federal investigation of Cuomo admin
Mapping the large web of connections involving the Cuomo admin, Joe Percoco, Todd Howe, the Buffalo Billion and other public and private entities and programs apparently under investigation by Preet Bharara's office. [TU+]

The Child Victims Act
A look at the part of the the Child Victims Act that Andrew Cuomo has not publicly supported and which faces strong opposition from the Roman Catholic Church. [TU+]

Vacant buildings
Troy is aiming to knock down 11 vacant buildings this summer with funding coming in part from the Troy Community Land Bank. [TU]

New Troy planning commissioner
A longtime Schenectady city official who's served as the executive director of the Capital Region Land Bank is set to become Troy's new commissioner of planning and community development. [Troy Record] [TU]

The Center for Disability Services
A bit about the Albany-based Center for Disability Services, which was recently tagged by the state comptroller's office for exceeding a limit on bonuses for employees: the org employees 2,400 people, making it one of the Capital Region's largest employers. [TU]

Lyme disease
A look at the ongoing conflict among medical professionals about how to treat suspected cases of persistent Lyme disease. [TU+]

Rescue at Vroman's Nose
The Schoharie County Sheriff's Department says an emergency crew rescued a woman who had fallen 25 feet from a cliff at Vroman's Nose Sunday. [Daily Gazette]

The Conservatory
Jeff and Deane Pfeil are selling The Conservatory in Troy -- it's the building with Pfeil Hardware on the street level and apartments upstairs. [TU]

Jack's
Arnold Rosenstein -- longtime operator of the longtime operating Jack's in downtown Albany -- passed away Sunday at age 94. [TU]

"Life is too short!"
A customer at the Breakfast Spot in Cohoes left a $78 tip -- on a $22 bill -- for their server Friday with the message: "Life is short, a friend of mine died last night. Please enjoy a night w/ someone you love!" [News10]

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