Forty years in prison for role in killing of Lansingburgh couple, Schneiderman to join challenge to Trump immigration order, Megyn Kelly at Albany Law

Sentencing in death of Lansingburgh couple
Daniel Reuter -- who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killings of Allen and Maria Lockrow in Lansingburgh in 2014 -- was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday. As part of Reuter's plea deal, he testified against co-defendant Jacob Heimroth, who's serving 50 years to life after being convicted of second-degree murder. Said Allan Lockrow's brother afterward of the crime and extended case: "No family should have to go through this. This was brutal." [Troy Record] [TU] [TWCN]

Charges upgraded against Schenectady man accused of setting his wife on fire
The charges against Antonio Bargallo -- the Schenectady man accused of setting his wife on fire in their home Saturday -- have been upgraded to include a second-degree murder charge. [TU]

Police looking for adult who slapped child
Rotterdam police released a video Thursday of an adult forcefully slapping a 13-year-old boy inside a gas station, and they're looking for help in identifying the man. Rotterdam Police lieutenant Jeff Collins, to TWCN: "For a person to take out their frustration by striking a juvenile is completely unacceptable." [Daily Gazette] [TU] [TWCN]

Commisso Jr officially declares for Albany mayor
Common Council member Frank Commisso Jr. formally announced Thursday that he's running for mayor of Albany. [TU]

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Schneiderman to join challenge against Trump immigration order
State attorney general Eric Schneiderman announced he'll be joining the lawsuit filed by the AG's of Washington State and Minnesota that argues the Trump administration's reformulated immigrant order is unconstitutional. [NYS OAG] [TU]

Ride hailing
It looks like the state Assembly's latest offering in the ongoing back-and-forth over whether to allow services such as Uber and Lyft statewide would allow local municipalities control over how the services are regulated -- a provision that would be at odds with the versions offered by Andrew Cuomo and the state Senate. [Politico NY]

Concern about historic tax credits
New York was the top state in the nation for using federal historic tax credits to redevelopment buildings last year, according to the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. And Developers and preservation gathered in Troy Thursday said they're concerned the Republican-controlled Congress will eliminate the program. (The Harmony Mills conversion and the redevelopment of the Quackenbush Building in downtown Troy are among the local projects that had made use of the program.) [TU+] [Biz Review]

Jobs
Revised federal numbers indicate the Capital Region added 6,800 jobs last year. [TU+]

Aid for Albany water infrastructure projects
The Albany Water Department is getting a package of aid (including grants and zero-interest loans) worth about $6 million from the state for upgrades along the one of the city's key sewer lines. [TU]

Schenectady police and the community
Said an attendee at an event Thursday to provide info about Schenectady's Civilian Police Review Board: "It's very important that our first interaction with an officer isn't in a time of crisis." [Daily Gazette]

Kesselring site picket
The union representing civilian guards at the Kesselring nuclear training site in Milton say the contractor that runs the facility is pushing them to work an unsafe amount of overtime during an upcoming years-long refueling of a nuclear reactor there. [TU+]

Dispute over church's use of Upstate Concert Hall
A look a the dispute in which Upstate Concert Hall's landlord is threatening to cancel the venue's lease because a church has been temporarily using the space. [Daily Gazette]

Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly, speaking to Albany Law students ahead of her book signing there Thursday evening, on threats she received following her questioning of Donald Trump during a Republican debate in 2015 and the blowback it prompted: "It led a to a year of hell in my personal life and my professional life and it was very dark and it was very threatening at times and I was scared at times." Also: "President Trump doesn't always have an adult relationship with the truth and it's our job as journalists to hold his feet to the fire." [TU] [Daily Gazette]

'Oh I'm a professional athlete now'
An engineer at a Cohoes company is a professional hockey player in the National Women's Hockey League. [WNYT]

Comments

"President Trump doesn't always have an adult relationship with the truth" lol Megyn, did you watch your show?

RE: the gas station video. Those kids handled that extremely well. The man was trying to escalate the situation, and that easily could have happened if they'd reacted differently. Don't know what happened before that but it sure looks like they could teach him a lesson in being an adult.

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