Overtime for state legislature, pedestrian dies in Cohoes crash, plea deals rejected in UAlbany bus incident, Niskayuna and its new breastaurants

Session overtime for state legislature
Thursday was the last scheduled day of the current state legislature session -- but the two chambers will be back on Friday, perhaps to take up a handful of high-profile issues. Apparently there's some sort of overarching deal the leaderships have worked out that includes some of these issues, including pension forfeiture for elected officials convicted of a felony. [TU] [Politico NY]

Amended, unamended
The state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would give people three years to file personal injury claims against the polluter at a Superfund site -- such as the situation in Hoosick Falls -- passed in the state Senate 62-0. (This was the bill that Kathy Marchione had amended -- then unamended -- this week.) [Politico NY] [TU]

Pedestrian dies in Cohoes crash
Cohoes police say a 16-year-old pedestrian died Thursday evening after being hit in a crash while crossing 787 at Bridge Ave (map). As of Thursday night, police were still investigating. [WNYT] [TWCN]

NY-19 Republican debate
Andrew Heaney and John Faso -- the two Republicans vying to run for Congressional seat being vacated by Chris Gibson -- went back and forth on a range of topics during a TWCN debate: about gun control, being a lobbyist, being a millionaire, whining. [TWCN]

Sex trafficking law unenforced
One takeaway from a forum at Albany Law Thursday about sex trafficking in New York State: In the nine years since the passage of a anti-sex trafficking law, two-thirds of counties in the state have reported zero arrests under the law. [TU]

Lawsuit filed against Troy police officers
A Troy man has filed a lawsuit against the city and two police officers alleging one of the officers attacked him while responding a loud noise complaint in 2013. [TU]

UAlbany bus incident
Friday morning two of the three women charged in the UAlbany bus incident rejected plea deals during an appearance in court. [News10]

Ticketing pedestrians
Colonie police have been ticketing pedestrians for jaywalking at the intersection of Central Ave and the Northway Mall/Colonie Center entrances. [News10]

Troy parking ticket amnesty
The city of Troy says it collected about $100,000 -- out of about $600,000 in outstanding fines -- during its recent parking ticket amnesty program. [TU]

Wins, but no losses
How local district attorney's offices frame their losses in court in press releases -- or don't mention them at all. [TU+]

KIPP
KIPP: Tech Valley -- which currently operates a middle school in Albany -- is opening an elementary charter school for the next school year. [TU+]

Digging up the past
A construction project at the GlobalFoundries site was temporarily halted after workers turned up a series of cylinders, contents unknown. (Luther Forest is a former rocket engine test site, thus the caution.) [Saratogian]

Breastaurants
One of the managers of the recently-opened Titled Kilt in Niskayuna -- which features servers in short skirts and and cropped tops -- says the location has only been able to attract about a third of a typical opening crew of servers. [Daily Gazette]

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