Police involved shooting leads to standoff in Troy, Cuomo to push new hate crime provisions, date set for Silver re-trial, parts of Yaddo for rent

Police involved Troy shooting leads to standoff
Troy police shot a suspect in the North Central neighborhood Tuesday evening while attempting to stop him for alleged parole violations. The man, 22-year-old Dahmeek McDonald, was shot twice in the torso. One witness to the arrest of the shooting victim said police were cuffing him "rough-like, like he wasn't even shot." The incident sparked a confrontation between residents of the neighborhood and Troy police in riot gear, closing streets . [WNYT][Spectrum][TU][TU]

Grand jury empaneled in Troy police investigation
The Columbia County District Attorney is empaneling a grand jury to look into the case of several Troy detectives who are being investigated for entering the residence of a Troy woman without a warrant in June. [Spectrum]

Cuomo on Trump
Andrew Cuomo tweeted a response to Donald Trump's Tuesday afternoon press conference in which Trump made reference to "very fine people" on both sides of the events in Charlottesville this weekend, saying: "There are no "very fine" white supremacists, Mr. Trump"
Cuomo also said on Tuesday that he will push to strengthen the state hate crimes laws and stiffen penalties for rioting. [@NYGovCuomo][TU]

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Regeneron chair supports Frazier
The chairman of Regeneron, a company that employs thousands of people in East Greenbush, has expressed his support for Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier's decision to step down from Donald Trump's manufacturing council following the weekend's events in Charlottesville and Trump's response to them. [TU]

Glens Falls man indicted in double murder
A Glens Falls man was indicted on Tuesday on eight counts in the brutal murder of a woman and her 4-year-old daughter in their South Street apartment on Friday. [TU]

Guilty plea in fatal heroin overdose
A Saratoga man is facing 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing the dose of heroin that killed a woman. [Saratogian]

Albany County Corrections officer charged with abusee
An Albany County Corrections officer has been suspended without pay and is facing charges for allegedly sexually abusing inmates. [Spectrum]

Former Saratoga Sheriff's deputy faces weapons charge
A former Saratoga County Sheriff's sergeant, who resigned from the force after slapping a man in a traffic stop, has been arrested on weapons possession charges. [Post Star]

Silver re-trial date
A federal judge set the retrial date for Sheldon Silver for April 16 of 2018, but the date could change if the Supreme Court takes up the case. [TU]

Revisions to Troy Bow Tie plan
Bow Tie Cinemas has submitted revised plans for its proposed Troy multiplex at 1 Monument Square, including changes to the facade of the building and additional balconies. [TU]

Jay Street fire
A judge has declined an attorney's request to dismiss charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide agains Kenneth Tyree, who is accused of failing to inspect the building at 104 Jay Street the day before the fatal fire there. [Gazette]

Wayne Bennett
Former Schenectady Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett, who spent nearly 50 years working in law enforcement, died on Tuesday at the age of 71. [TU][Gazette]

Fatal bike/motorcycle crash
A motorcycle-bicycle crash on Route 32 in Moreau claimed the lives of a 63-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday. [TU]

Pop Warner theft
Police are looking for the person who broke into a Colonie Pop Warner concession stand over the weekend, stealing $1,300. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to try to recover some of the loss. [Gazette][WNYT]

Albany Med Prize
The $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research will be shared between five researchers working to develop a gene-editing tool that would allow scientists to alter the DNA of living cells. [NYT]

Yaddo is putting 39-acres of land along Union Avenue up for rent, which means the land could be developed. [TU]

Apollo policing the track
Apollo, a former thoroughbred race horse who was renamed by a fifth grade class, has a new job at the track, as a police horse. [News 10]

Stuff going on today

Altamont Fair
Wednesday-Sunday: The Altamont Fair -- the county fair Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties -- is at the fairgrounds in Altamont. This is its 125th year. The one-price admission includes "parking, attractions, Circus Hollywood, music and Unlimited Rides." Tuesday-Sunday -- $15 (Tuesday and Wednesday) and $17 (Thursday thru Sunday)

Wednesday-Monday: The ValleyCats start up a new home stand with a three-game series against Hudson Valley. (Thursday is beach party night.) 7 pm -- $$6 and up

Park Playhouse
Today-Saturday: Park Playhouse continues its youth production of The Music Man in Washington Park. Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 pm -- $16 and up / free lawn seating

The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues the production of A Legendary Romance. And its production of Actually, starring Alexandra Socha and Joshua Boone, also continues. Tuesday-Sunday various times - various prices

Capitol Park After Dark
Wednesday: The Capitol Park After Dark series of outdoor movies in West Capitol Park returns with Key Largo, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. 8 pm -- free admission

No Maps on My Taps
Wednesday: Proctors is screening the 1979 doc No Maps on My Taps, "featuring music by Lionel Hampton and the dance artistry of Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Harold 'Sandman' Sims." 7 pm -- $5

Philadelphia Orchestra
It's the third and final week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's residency at SPAC. This week's schedule:
+ Wednesday: A celebration of the groundbreaking icons of American popular song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Billie Holiday. Wednesday-Saturday 8 pm -- $40 and up


Made in the Shade
Wednesday: The Made in the Shade series of lunchtime shows outside The Egg has Roosevelt Dime. Wednesday at noon -- free admission

Wednesday: Ambrose Akinmusire at EMPAC
Jazz trumpeter and his quartet. He's collaborated with Kendrick Lamar. 8 pm -- $18

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