Two dead in Schenectady shooting, Multiple arrests in fatal hit and run, new NYS tourism highway signs may be illegal

Schenectady shooting
Schenectady police are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and woman in a Shannon Street home in the city's Bellevue neighborhood. Police say they believe the man and woman were a couple. [TU][WNYT]

Multiple arrests in fatal Milton Hit and run
Five people have been arrested in connection with a fatal Halloween night hit and run in Milton. [TU]

Schenectady police officer suspended
The Schenectady police officer under investigation for allegedly passing forged checks says he didn't know the checks were fraudulent.Sgt. Jonathan Moore has been suspended from his job while police investigate charges.


Gun and drug charges
A pair of Albany residents have been arrested on gun and drug charges, after police found them with powdered and crack cocaine and a .12-gauge shotgun.[WNYT]

Marquis Dixon
Marquis Dixon, the Albany teen whose robbery conviction was overturned last week, is out of jail. [WNYT]

Rensselaer County PFOA
A group of Democrats in the legislature is calling on the Senate Republican majority to release documents turned over by the alleged PFOA polluters in Hoosick Falls and Peteresburgh.
Meanwhile, Rensselaer County officials and residents want a timeline on PFOA cleanup. [TU][TU]

Momentive
About 700 employees of Momentive Performance Materials in Waterford went on strike on Wednesday afternoon following a long contract dispute. [WNYT]

NYS highway signs illegal
"I could definitely never read through all those signs and still be a safe driver." A Federal Highway Administration representative on the new ILoveNY New York State Experience signs that have recently been posted along state highways. He says the signs violate state and federal laws. [News 10][WNYT]

Patronage in Albany County
Chris Churchill's uses a recent hire by Sheriff Craig Apple to make the case that that patronage is alive and well in Albany County. [TU+]

Heroin antidote
The State Attorney General's Office has cut a deal with the makers of naloxone to continue to get discounted pricing on the heroin antidote. [TU]

Immigrants in upstate NY
Immigrants moving upstate are boosting the upstate New York population numbers significantly.[TU]

DeLaets Landing
Officials in Rensselaer broke ground Wednesday on the new $21 million apartment complex on the long vacant DeLaet's Landing property. [TWCN]

Move over
The Move Over law now applies to garbage and recycling trucks as well as emergency vehicles. [News 10]

Shelters of Saratoga
Shelters of Saratoga has expanded it's building on Walworth Street in the city to include space for case managers to work with clients, and computer room for residents to help them find jobs and housing. [TU]

Dentist
A Capital Region dentist who heads up a dental care program for incarcerated youth was arrested for allegedly billing the state nearly $75,000 for hours when he was at his private practices in Saratoga and Amsterdam. [TU]

Lincoln park pool
Mayor Kathy Sheehan says Albany does have a plan to repair and reopen Lincoln park pool next summer.[WNYT]

Chernow
Ron Chernow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Hamilton biography that inspired the Broadway musical about the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, received the Empire Stat Archives Award at an event in Albany on Wednesday. [TWCN]

Stuff going on today

Presidential Campaigns: From TR to FDR
Thursday: The State Museum Presidential Campaigns series will be focusing on campaigns spanning the period from Teddy Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Thursday 6 pm, Huxley Theater -- free (registration requested)

Producing The Band
Thursday-Sunday: Record producer John Simon will be at a series of venues around the region talking about his work producing recordings for The Band. It's part of the New York Living Legacy series associated with The Egg. Venues: Schenectady Public Library Thursday at 6 pm, Albany Public Library Friday at noon, Bethlehem Public Library Saturday at 1 pm, Guilderland Public Library Saturday at 3:30 pm, Saratoga Springs Public Library Sunday at 12:30 pm, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Sunday at 3 pm. free

The lives of contemporary Mohican Indians
Thursday: Shannon Holsey, president of the Wisconsin Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, will be at Albany City Hall for a talk about the state her about her community of people. They trace their roots to the Native Americans who lived in this region for many centuries. Thursday 5 pm -- free

Thursday: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Troy Music Hall
Hey, daddy-o. 7:30 pm -- $29 and up

Thursday: Ethel's Documerica at UAlbany PAC
"This wildly popular post-modern, indie-classical quartet presents a multimedia concert melding multiple screen video projections with original music by some of today's top composers." 7:30 pm -- $15, $10 for students ahead / $20, $15 day of

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