Murder charge in Albany infant death, Troy officer honored for actions during shootout, a new life here and a new arm

Albany infant death
A Troy man has been indicted on charges that include second-degree murder in the death of an infant at a residence in Albany earlier this month. Prosecutors allege the man "recklessly engage[d] in conduct which created a grave risk of death that ultimately resulted in the death of a one year old infant". An Albany woman has also been indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Both people have pleaded not guilty. The infant's grandmother tells News10 that woman charged is the boy's mother. Albany police say officers had been called to the apartment on South Allen Street February 6 and found the infant unresponsive -- he as taken to Albany Med and later died. [Albany County DA] [Daily Gazette] [News10] [TWCN]

Transgender students
Following a Trump administraion rollback of federal protections for transgender students this week, New York State officials -- including Andrew Cuomo, education commissioner MaryEllen Elia, and attorney general Eric Schneiderman emphasized state protections for transgender students. [Washington Post] [Politico NY]

Troy police officer honored
Chuck Schumer awarded Troy police officer Joshua Comitale the Congressional Badge of Bravery for his actions during the fatal shootout in Lansingburgh in 2015 in which Thaddeus Faison was killed and Comitale and fellow officer Chad Klein were both wounded. Comitale is scheduled to return to work next month. [WNYT] [TU] [TWCN]

Schenectady police officer talks about attack
Schenectady police officer Mark Weekes talked with SCCC students about the 2015 incident in which he was severely beaten while on patrol and how that's changed his perspective, including on things like how a witness might not be able to recall certain details: "I would go up to witnesses all the time and go, 'How do you not know what the perp looked like? He was right in front of you.' Now I totally understand." [TU]

Albany bank protest
Albany police say an officer suffered a fractured finger while responding to a call about a Dakota Access Pipeline protest inside the TD Bank on State Street downtown Thursday afternoon. TD Bank and other banks have been facing criticism and protests around the country since last year for providing financing for the project. [APD] [NYT]

Chase and crash in Albany
Albany police say a chase up Livingston Ave Wednesday night ended with the driver crashing into parked cars and flipping his vehicle. APD says the man was arrested and had crack in his possession. [TU] [APD]

SCOTUS
Chuck Schumer in Troy Thursday on Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court and the need for the court to act as a check on the executive branch: "I would not vote for Judge Gorsuch unless I am completely convinced he would be independent."

Hoosick Falls
Hoosick Falls residents were not happy about the last-minute postponement of a village board meeting Thursday evening to discuss the proposed settlement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International. The crowd included many people urging the village to reject the settlement. [TU] [Politico NY] [News10]

Saratoga Springs charter
A look at the group that's opposing the proposed Saratoga Springs charter that would change the city's former of government -- and the former members of the group who have changed their minds. [Saratogian]

Freeman's Bridge Road
Glenville is looking at ways to make Freeman's Bridge Road more attractive and pedestrian friendly in an effort to attract businesses as well as visitors from the new casino. [Daily Gazette]

"A child is a child and when they're in need, they're in need"
How an Albany school district nurse helped a student, an immigrant from Afghanistan, get a prosthetic arm. [WNYT]

Lucile Brewer
Remembering longtime Albany public transportation advocate Lucile Brewer.

10 pins
There's a book or movie or something in the golden age of Schenectady bowling. [Daily Gazette]

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