Clinton accepts nomination for president, Cuomo speaks at convention, "ban the box" bill for Albany County, undersized lobsters seized, alligator gar still swims free

Clinton accepts Democratic nomination
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president at the party's convention in Philadephia. Said the former New York US Senator and US Secretary of State: "We have to decide whether we all will work together so we all can rise together." [NYT]

Earlier in the day, Andrew Cuomo spoke to the convention, invoking his father's memory and touting New York as a home of progressive ideas. [NYT] [TU]

Also: Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan on her convention experience in Philadelphia. [TU]

20 year to life for fatal Troy stabbing
The Troy man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his wife in front of their children last November was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Said David Campos at the sentencing: "I want to apologize to the court. I want to apologize to the city of Troy. I want to apologize to my wife's family for putting them through this." Said an aunt of Denise Gely: "We don't want to have hate in our hearts. Justice is justice, and we're happy that justice is still working." [TWCN] [TU] [Troy Record]

"Ban the Box" bill
There's a bill in the Albany County Legislature that would bar the county from asking about a job candidate's criminal history on an application. Critics of such application questions, both here and around the country, have argued the question is unfair to people have served their time and makes it harder for them to get a job. [TWCN] [TU]

Albany shooting
Albany police say they're investing a shooting in West Hill Wednesday night. [APD]

No homicides
There's yet to be a homicided recorded in the city of Albany this year (there were five last year). [TU+]

Latham fire response delay
Why did it take 13 minutes for a fire truck to arrive at the scene of a car fire in a Latham parking lot this past weekend? [TU+]

Work stopped at SUNY Poly
Crews stopped working on a manufacturing facility at the SUNY Poly campus in Albany this week after the contractor said the state hadn't paid them since February. [TU+]

Undersized lobsters
The state Department of Environmental Conservation recently seized more than half a ton of lobsters from Price Chopper stores and a company distribution center because the agency said the crustaceans were under the legal size limit. Price Chopper said its supplier was to blame and it's now working with a different company. The confiscated lobsters were donated to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [News10]

Cohoes Music Hall
The Cohoes Music Hall, set to re-open this fall under the management of the Palace, is planning as many as 60 events during the upcoming season. [Troy Record]

Residential conversion in Troy
+ Rents for the conversion of the former Troy Record building are expected to be between the low $1,000 and mid $2,000 level. [TU]
+ An RPI fraternity is planning to convert a former school in downtown Troy into a frat residence. [TU+]

Lake George rescue
One of the men credited with coming to the aid of people on a boat that had gone under during a recent storm on Lake George: "When you see something like that, you can't just drive away from it. There was no second thought. We just went right into it." [News10]

Gar. Argh.
The alligator gar fish continues to evade capture in Schenectady Central Park's Iroquois Lake. [Daily Gazette]

L-Ken's
The L-Ken's sign on Central Ave will be given to the daughter of the site's former owners. [TU+]

Horse-thru
This a photo of a Saratoga Spring police officer on a horse in a drive-thru. [Daily Gazette]

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