Mudslide traps man in Schenectady, the business of local hospitals, teaching mental health in schools, trying out for the team

Schenectady mudslide
+ A mudslide early Sunday morning in the area of Barney Street/Nott Terrace in Schenectady (map) trapped a man in his home and prompted the evacuation of 11 people in nearby homes. [TU] [Daily Gazette]
+ The 19-year-old man who was trapped was taken to Albany Med and is "doing OK," his mother told WNYT. [WNYT]
+ Schenectady city officials say two homes and a garage will be demolished. [TU]
+ A similar Schenectady mudslide in 1996 killed a man. [Daily Gazette]

Complaints about Mechanicville mayor
Mechanicville's human resource officer says the city council is hiring an outside attorney to investigate allegations of boorish and harassing behavior by mayor Dennis Baker. [TU]

Percoco trial
Among the sharp directives issued by judge Valerie Caproni to attorneys in the Joe Percoco trial: "You're entitled to a vigorous defense. What you're not entitled to is a tedious defense." [TU]


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Arrest in Albany shooting
Albany police say they've arrested a man in connection with the shooting near Livingston and Lark Thursday evening. He's been charged with attempted murder and criminal use of a firearm. [APD]

The business of hospitals
Looking at the profits and losses of Capital Region hospitals and hospital groups -- Albany Memorial had an operating margin of -13% in 2016. [TU]

Mental health in schools
Starting in July, New York will be the first state to require that mental health be part of the curriculum in schools. [TU]

Paul Tonko's guest for the State of the Union address will be a Saratoga Springs man who's recovering from addiction to painkillers. Tonko has a series of events focused on addiction this week. [Daily Gazette] [News10]

Sexual harassment
Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation that would end forced arbitration in sexual harassment cases. [Politico NY]

Ride hailing and drunk driving
One of the arguments in support of allowing services such as Uber and Lyft in New York State was that they would help reduce drunk driving -- the results so far are unclear. [Daily Gazette]

GE and downtown Schenectady
Surveying the effect on downtown Schenectady of the melting GE employment numbers. [TU]

Kathy Sheehan's new home
Chris Churchill on Kathy Sheehan and her husband moving to Arbor Hill: "While Ten Broeck is better off than much of Arbor Hill, it isn't a stretch to say that the Sheehans are moving from one America to another. They are crossing an economic and social divide." [TU]

Irene aftermath
It's now six years after Irene and Middleburgh finally has a supermarket again. [WNYT]

The TU's Steve Hughes tried out for the new Albany Empire arena football team. [TU]

Daily Gazette editor
Daily Gazette editor Judy Patrick is leaving the paper this spring after 35 years there. [Daily Gazette]

Matt Graves
Remembering longtime Times Union horse racing writer Matt Graves who died this past weekend at age 70. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Siena basketball
Monday: The Siena men's basketball team takes on St. Peter's at the TU Center. 7 pm -- $10 and up

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