Attorney calls for Abelove's recusal in Troy police shooting, storms lead to outages throughout the region, Albany judge rolls out program for homeless defendants

Abelove
The attorney for the 22-year-old man shot by Troy police last week says his client did not have a gun and is requesting that DA Joel Abelove recuse himself from the case because of an existing probe into his handling of a fatal shooting by Troy police last year. Abelove has issued a statement suggesting he does not plan to recuse himself from the investigation. [Spectrum][TU][TU]

Storms and outages
Tuesday's storms knocked out power to about 6,000 National Grid customers, most of whom are back on line by now. [TU]

State reading/math exams
While scores on New York's annual reading and math exams went up the Capital Region saw gains in reading but not in math. [TU]


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Hoosick Falls
Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing Hoosick Falls officials to roll over a $660,000 loan into a longer term bond to help temporarily alleviate the financial burden associated with PFOA contamination. [TU]

Schenectady man charged with scalding child
A Schenectady man arrested for allegedly scalding a child in a hot bath, may be responsible for severely bringing another child ten years ago. [News 10]

Convicted kidnapper to return to Saratoga
A man convicted of a 2005 kidnapping in Saratoga is set to be released to live in a motel outside of the city. [WNYT]

Man admits running down dog
A Nassau man has admitted to running down a dog with his truck following an argument with the dogs owners. [Record]

Krasher calls for investigation of challenger
11th Ward Albany Common Council member Judd Krasher filed a complaint with the state Board of Elections against challenger Beroro Efekoro, claiming Efekoro is violating election law by circulating letters that promise to provide $1,100 to create a scholarship fund for high school graduates from the West Hill community.[TU]

Judge advocates for homeless defendants
A new Albany City Court Judge has launched a program that will provide a court advocate for homeless defendants to listen to their stories and address their needs. [TU]

Grand Street water main
A water main break has closed a section of Grand Street in Albany. [TU]

Kenwood Academy to become condos and cultural center
Kenwood Academy which was most recently part of the Doane Stuart School has been sold to a developer from the Bahamas who wants to turn it into condominiums and a cultural center. [TU\

Indian Ladder Trail
Repairs continue on Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher Park after a falling rock incident that injured a woman two months ago, caused officials to close off the area. [TU]

Mississippi Day
The stories of slaves who made their way from Mississippi to Albany will be remembered at the annual Mississippi Day on September 9.[TU]

Fixing a roof
The challenges of fixing the 165 foot high beehive steeple of the Parish of St John the Evangelist and St. Joseph in Rensselaer. [TU]


Stuff going on today

The Track

Today through Monday: It's the fifth full week of the new season at the Saratoga Race Course.

Washington County Fair

Today-Sunday: The Washington County Fair is at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It touts itself as the "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair." Admission is $12 / children 13 and under are free. An all-week pass is $36. Free admission for all active military service members with military ID. Admission does not include carnival rides. During the fair, ride tickets are $1.25 each.


Capitol Park After Dark
Wednesday: The Capitol Park After Dark series of outdoor movies in West Capitol Park is showing the Alfred Hitchcock/Jimmy Stewart classic Rear Window. 8 pm -- free admission

Music

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

Future at SPAC
With: Post Malone, Zoey Dollaz. 7:30 pm -- $26 and up

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