FBI to aid in Troy police shooting investigation, Troy police investigate overnight shooting, Coyote sightings in Loudonville, gun show returns to Saratoga with Hitler memorabilia

Troy police shooting investigation
At the request of Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, the FBI will assist in an investigation of the officer-involved shooting of a parole absconder in the North Central neighborhood last week. [TU]

Troy shooting
Police in Troy are investigating a Wednesday night shooting between Congress and Ferry Streets. [TU]

Coyote sightings in Loudonville
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is warning people about recent coyote sightings in Colonie after a Loudonville woman reported seeing a coyote near her home. [TU][WNYT]


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Controversial gun show returns with Hitler memorabilia
A controversial gun and militaria show will return to the Saratoga City Center next month, and will display Adolf Hitler's writing desk. [Gazette]

Casino revenue
"These casinos are just starting. It's a new experience for everyone." Andrew Cuomo urging patience upon the news that revenue from upstate casinos have fallen short of projections. [Spectrum]

Albany mayoral race
Citing an email from a budget consultant to Kathy Sheehan dated January 7, 2016, mayoral challenger Frank Commisso Jr. claimed at a press conference on Wednesday that its contents help to prove the city's "deteriorating fiscal health." [TU]

Sex offender arrested for supplying drugs to pre-teen
A convicted sex offender is being held in the Rensselaer County jail for allegedly supplying cigarettes and marijuana to a 12-year-old Hoosick girl. [Spectrum]

Buckingham Pond traffic study
Saint Peter's Health partners will fund a traffic study to address concerns from residents of he Buckingham Pond neighborhood. [TU]

New blueprint for Cohoes
The Cohoes Common Council unanimously passed a resolution to adopt a new 217 page blueprint for the city's economic, social and environmental growth. [Record]

IDC
A lawsuit by the chief enforcement counsel of the NYS Board of Elections this month seeks to curb campaign fundraising committees set up by the Senate's Independent Democratic Conference [TU]

Saratoga meet extension
NYRA officials have dismissed a rumor that the Saratoga Racecourse will extend its season any further. [Saratogian]

On Nipper and Robert E. Lee
Chris Churchill on monuments and racism.[TU]

Rexford Bridge
Demolition is underway on the more than 50-year-old Rexford Bridge. [Gazette]

Church to demolish landmark
A Baptist church in Clifton Park plans to tear down a 180-year old meetinghouse that was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004, saying that it is unable to keep up with repairs on the structure. [Gazette]


Region's last Pearl Harbor survivor dies
The last Capital Region resident to survive the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor has died. [TU]

Paramobile golf chair
Sunnyview rehab center has a new paramobile golf chair that allows users to stand and swing a golf club. [TU]

To boldly go with thousands have gone before
Star Trek fans will make their third annual pilgrimage to Ticonderoga this weekend for Trekonderoga [Record]


Stuff going on today

The Track

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.


Music

Upbeat on the Roof
Thursday: The Upbeat on the Roof series at The Tang Museum on at Skidmore has Pony in the Pancake. Thursday 7 pm -- free admission


Thursday: Earth, Wind & Fire at SPAC
Pavilion only. With: JB Smoove. 7:30 pm -- $39.50 and up

Thursday: Zomboy at Upstate Concert Hall
EDM. With: Valentino Khan, Dr. Ozi, Ken3tic. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

Thursday: Yarn at Caffe Lena
Americana. 7 pm -- $18

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