Sinkhole repairs/upgrades top $1 Million, driver and pedestrian at fault in fatal Cohoes accident, NYRA reports highest attendance at Saratoga meet

Albany sink hole
Repairs on the South Lake sinkhole in Albany and infrastructure upgrades at the site are behind by about ten days and will cost the city more than $1 million.
[TU]

Driver & pedestrian at fault in Cohoes fatality
Cohoes police ticketed the driver of the car that killed a teen who was crossing I-787, but said the teen was also at fault. 48 year old William Lamb was ticketed for traveling 13 miles per hour over the speed limit, but police say the pedestrian was also crossing against the light. The city is fighting to get funding to redesign the section of roadway which has been the scene of accidents in the past. [Record][TWCN][News 10][TU]


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Woman found dead in Saratoga
Police are trying to determine what caused the death a 28-year-old woman found on a Phila Street doorstep in Saratoga. [Saratogian][WNYT]

Possible drowning on Lake George
Search crews are looking for a 42 year old man believed to have drowned while swimming in Lake George. [TU]

Father & son arrested on drug charges
A father and son are facing drug charges after a raid on their home yielded ammunition, marijuana and crack. [TU][News 10]

Albany gun incidents
Three Albany residents are facing gun charges in connection with three separate incidents over the weekend. [TU]

White supremacist jailed
A 19-year-old Washington County man who claimed to be developing a hit squad to murder black and Jewish people, and planned to pay for weapons with maple syrup, will spend three years and one month in federal prison. [TU]

Colonie man convicted of rape
A Colonie man will spend up to 50 years in prison for repeatedly raping a teenage girl. [WNYT]

Troy budget reform proposal
Republicans on the Troy City Council have revealed their budget reform program, which includes plans to cut overtime in the city by 10 percent. [TU][Record]

Schneiderman investigates EpiPen pricing
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office will investigate whether Mylan Pharmaceuticals violated antitrust laws in pricing its EpiPen. [TU]

Anti-poverty initiative for Collar City
Troy has been selected to be part of a NYS anti-poverty initiative.[News 10]

Schoharie heroin epidemic
The Schoharie County Sheriff is asking for more deputies to help fight the county's heroin epidemic, after six overdoes -- three of them fatal -- in the span of 48 hours last week.
[WNYT]

Police officers not charged in woodchuck death
Two Rensselaer police officers who were accused of chasing down and running over a woodchuck on a golf course earlier this summer will not be charged in the case. Troy police say there is not "sufficient information" to file criminal charges against the officers, but the case has been referred to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. [Gazette][Record]

Congress park vandals
Police are looking for four men, caught on videotape, who vandalized the statue of Pan in Congress Park, throwing it into the "Spit and Spat" fountain. The damage is estimated at around $6,000. [TU][Gazette]

ITT Tech
ITT Tech has closed all of its campuses, including the one in Colonie, after the federal Department of Education barred the school from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.[Gazette]

Saratoga season
NYRA is reporting that the Saratoga Race Course set a new attendance record of 1,123,544 paid admissions -- up 5.4 percent from 2015. [Gazette]

Happening today

Three Cases Of Amnesia
Dancer/choreographer/media artist Jonah Bokaer will be at EMPAC for a performance that combines three of his solo works. "Rarely performed in the United States, the program showcases Bokaer's pioneering work with choreographed, computer-generated animations." Wednesday 7:30 pm -- $18

Startup Tech Valley
The Startup Tech Valley series returns to Revolution Hall in Troy with more short presentations from startups. Five projects are on the schedule this time around, including Field Goods and Albany Can Code. Wednesday 5:30 pm -- free (registration required)

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I'm fed up with people in the Capital Region crossing roads when they aren't supposed to. I see this all the time. This is a major problem and why so many people get hit by cars in this area. Maybe police should set up patrols for people jaywalking instead. Make roads safer for pedestrians? Well if people used crosswalks appropriately, this wouldn't be such a problem.

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