Opening day for Rivers Casino, siblings shot in Albany home, car stolen with toddler inside, Matilda Cuomo to be inducted in National Women's Hall of Fame

Casino opening day
Rivers Casino opens today, and area residents have a mix of hope and concern for what the project will bring to the region. [WNYT][Gazette]

Albany shooting
A brother and sister were hospitalized after they were shot in a home on Washington Avenue in Albany on Tuesday, Albany police say. APD says a man walked into the house and shot the 26 year old man and 21 year old woman. The woman is in critical condition. APD says it's "confident that this is an isolated incident and not a random act." [WNYT] [News 10] [APD press release]

Car stolen with toddler inside
A mother who left her car running outside Family Dollar on Central Avenue in Albany came out to find the car had been stolen with the child inside. Police recovered the carand believe the girl slept through the incident. [TWCN] [WNYT]

PFOA Suit
The federal PFOA class action suit filed on behalf of Hoosick Falls residents will continue after a federal judge declined to dismiss the suit this week.
[TU]

75 years for attack of mother and son
The man convicted of rape and attempted murder and assault for breaking into a Rotterdam home and attacking a mother and her 7-year-old son who tried to stop him will spend 75 years in prison. The judge imposed the maximum possible sentence calling the attack a "nightmare scenario."[Gazette] [TWCN]

Former corrections officer sentenced in bank robbery
A former state corrections officer will spend six months in jail for his role in the attempted robbery of a Trustco Bank in Rotterdam last year. [Gazette]

Police officers in bar fight
Albany police are conducting an internal investigation into an alleged bar fight between two officers at Junior's Bar and Grill on Madison Avenue in late January. [TU]

Bethlehem as "sanctuary city"
Bethlehem's town board is considering a resolution to become a "sanctuary city" where undocumented residents could report crimes without being asked about their immigration status. [TU][WNYT]

McEneny approved as Albany commissioner
The Albany Common Council voted to approve Rachel McEneny, the city Budget Officer, appointment to a new job -- commissioner of Administrative Services for the city, over the recent objections of Councilmen Judd Krasher and Frank Commisso Jr. who claim she isn't qualified for the job and is too close to Mayor Sheehan. [TU]

Gillibrand introduces FAMILY Act
Kirstin Gillibrand has introduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act for a third time -- legislation that would provide a 66 percent wage-replacement for 12 weeks for families who have a baby, adopt a child, have a serious illness or are caring for a sick relative. [TU]

Parole hearing for Joyce Mitchell
Joyce Mitchell, the former Clinton Correctional Facility employee who helped Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the facility, is scheduled for a parole hearing this week. [TU]

DiNapoli on Momentive
Tom DiNapoli told striking Momentive workers on Tuesday that he would provide a "gentle push" to get the company's owners to agree to a contract. [TU]

Charter school rally
About 1,500 kids and adults lobbied at the Capitol in support of charter schools on Tuesday. [WNYT]

Former NY first lady in hall of fame
Matilda Cuomo will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. [TU]

Shrieval
"Of or relating to a sheriff," and the word that won the Capital Region Spelling Bee for an 8th grader from the Wappingers Central School District. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Assisted Loving
Today-Sunday: Capital Rep continues its production of Assisted Loving. It runs through February 19. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Ghost in the Shell
The Spectrum is showing the classic anime film Ghost in the Show (a dubbed version). 7:30 pm -- $15

Music: International Guitar Night at Troy Music Hall
Featuring performers from around the world. 7:30 pm -- $29

Music: Skillet at Upstate Concert Hall
Alt metal. With: Sick Puppies, Devour the Day. 7 pm -- $25 ahead / $28 day of

Music: Hamell on Trial at The Low Beat
Starting a February residency. 7 pm

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