Police officers ill after heroin exposure, bowling alley owner facing child porn charges, brokers offered drugs, prostitutes and Paul McCartney tickets as bribes

Bribes
A pair of Wall Street brokers allegedly offered drugs, prostitutes and Paul McCartney tickets, among other bribes, to a former top manager for the NYS retirement fund, in exchange for him steering about $2 billion in business their way. [TU]

Special session
Andrew Cuomo says any special session would be made up of straightforward votes on uncomplicated issues. [TU]

Heroin exposure
Watervliet police officers became ill after being exposed to fentanyl-laced heroin during an arrest at a Green Island donut shop. [TU] [TWCN]

Bowling alley owner arrested on porn charge
Police arrested the owner of Del Lanes Bowling alley for allegedly passing a sexual performance by a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Police allege Marvin Sonts, who was also a former bowling coach for Bethlehem schools, sent an image of child porn to a youth. [TU][TWCN]

22-years
A man prosecutors called "the reason people are afraid of strangers" was sentenced to 22 years in prison this week after admitting to breaking into an apartment and raping a 65-year-old woman. [Gazette]

Arrest at Momentive strike
Police arrested a Schenectady man for allegedly obstructing police as they tried to direct traffic at the sight of the Momentive strike.[TWCN]

Shooting suspect
A suspect in a Schenectady shooting was arrested this week when he tried to elude a traffic stop. [TU]

Diversity in fire department
Chris Churchill on the lack of diversity in the Albany \fire department. [TU+]

Demolition
Schenectady is preparing to demolish another nine buildings using funding from HUD. [Gazette]

Highway tolls
A new DMV effort is underway to make sure New York highway tolls are paid. [News 10]

Joshua Demerest
Donations to the family of Joshua Demerest, the little boy killed when he was accidentally buried in the snow earlier this month, have topped $31,000.

Final flight
After 40 years of service to the National Guard, a 56-year-old Iraq War Veteran takes his final flight. [Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Camelot
Today-Saturday: This is the last week for Capital Rep's production of Camelot. Blurbage:

The four-time Tony® Award-winning musical, with one of the richest scores of the Broadway song book, tells the story of the legendary King Arthur, who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. This lusty, romantic tale is sure to inspire audiences with a celebrated score that includes the classics "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood," "How to Handle a Woman" and the title song, "Camelot."

It looks like some of the performances are sold out, so check ahead. Tuesday-Saturday -- $25 and up

Skating

The ice skating rink at the ESP recently opened, and if you're looking for some midweek fun, you might think about stopping by for an evening skate (or day skate, depending on your schedule). The rink is open Monday-Sunday 11 am-8 pm (closed 3-4 pm for maintenance). It's free to skate. Skate rentals are $4 / $3 for kids / free on Fridays.

Swinburne: The city of Albany's Swinburne Skating Rink also recently opened for the season.

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