Report cites complacency and systemic failures in Clinton Correctional Facility escape, Saratoga Springs considers fine for sitting on sidewalks, sprinting to the Olympics

Clinton Correctional Facility escape report
A new report from the state Inspector General's office concludes that "chronic complacency, complicit employees and myriad failures of even the most basic security procedures" contributed to the escape by David Sweat and Richard Matt from the Clinton Correctional Facility. The report touches on falsified records, faulty cell searches and bed checks, how the escapees acquired tools, the relationships cultivated with a guard and prison seamstress, and how Sweat and Matt plotted the escape. [NYS IG x2] [NYT] [News10] [TU] [TWCN] [Politico NY]

Wilton hit-and-run
State Police say they've arrested the alleged driver in the Wilton hit-and-run crash in which a 9-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries. She's facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident, police say she was also driving with a suspended license. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [Saratogian]

Schenectady mayor incident
A State Supreme Court justice has selected Saratoga County DA Karen Heggen to serve as the special district attorney in the review of the incident involving Schenectady mayor Gary McCarthy and two women. McCarthy and at least one of the women have given very different accounts of the incident. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Also: In an op/ed, Schenectady County DA Robert Carney -- who recused himself from the case -- addressed his office's reasons for not releasing possible surveillance camera video of the incident. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady murder conviction
A Schenectady County Court jury found Myliek Lebron guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Lasean Gause in Hamilton Hill last summer. He faces as much as 25 years to life in prison. Prosecutors say Gause was a bystander at the market where the shooting happened and was not the intended target. DA Robert Carney also touted the usefulness of the surveillance cameras in the case. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [TU] [News10]

Shooting in Troy
Troy police say a man was shot Monday night in North Central (map). TPD say he was taken to the hospital and it's investigating. [Troy Record] [News10]

Hoosick Falls
Rebate checks are going to out to households that paid for Hoosick Falls village water for the period of October through March because of the contamination problems with the supply. [TU]

Dog killings
Talking about the push for Kirby and Quigley's Law, which would make it a felony to harm a dog during the commission of crime, with the Montgomery County woman whose dogs inspired the bill. [TU+]

Saratoga Springs sidewalk sitting fine
The Saratoga Springs City Council is considering an ordinance that would allow a person to be ticketed, and then fined, for sitting on the sidewalk. [TU]

Flagged in Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs mayor Joanne Yepsen says she doesn't know how a motorcycle flying the Confederate flag ended up in the city's Memorial Day parade, and is not something the city supports. [TU]

"He took his work way, way beyond just a job"
Richard Beebe -- one of the first paramedics hired by Guilderland, and later trainer of many other paramedics -- died this past weekend from injuries sustained in a crash at Washington Ave and Brevator in Albany in May. The first responders on the scene of the crash had been trained in one of his classes. [News10] [TU]

Sprinting to the Olympics
UAlbany hurdler Grace Claxton is set to compete at this summer's Olympics with Puerto Rico's team. [Daily Gazette]

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