What effect does Howe arrest have on Percoco trial, march calls for answers in death of man in Schenectady police custody, miles long ice jam on Mohawk, sliding to a silver medal

Percoco trial
+ It came out Friday that Todd Howe -- the star witness for the prosecution -- was arrested Thursday after admitting on the stand that he had tried to skip out on a $600 charge at the Waldorf Astoria by telling his credit card company he had canceled the reservation -- an act the feds decided was a violation of the conditions of his release. [WSJ] [TU]
+ What does the arrest mean for the trial? It's probably not good for the prosecution. [TU]
+ Also: Does Howe get to wear a suit in court now or will he be in prison clothing? [NYT]
+ Chris Churchill on ziti, both the literal and figurative types. [TU]

Review of death of man in Schenectady police custody
More than a hundred people marched in Schenectady Saturday calling for more information about the death of Andrew Kearse in police custody last May. Kearse's widow, Angelique Negroni-Kearse, says Schenectady police were slow to call for medical help after Kearse reported difficulty breathing following a short foot chase and arrest. Black Lives Matter of Greater New York is calling for video of the incident to be released to the public. (Negroni-Kearse says she was shown the video by the state Attorney General's office, which is investigating the death.) [TU] [WNYT] [Daily Gazette]

KKK flyers in Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs police say flyers for a faction of the KKK showed up on cars windshields on the city's north side Sunday morning. SSPD says the flyers were similar to ones distributed last May. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

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Sentencing in fatal Colonie hit and run
Brian Tromans -- the man found guilty of leaving the scene of the Watervliet Shaker Road crash that killed National Guard Master Sgt. Rudolph E. Seabrona -- was sentenced Friday to as many as 11 years in prison on two consecutive sentences. [TU] [WNYT] [Albany County DA]

Bail reform
Looking at some of the arguments for -- and against -- reforming the the cash bail system in the state. Critics say the current setup unfairly penalizes low-income people, an argument echoed by a recent state Supreme Court judge's ruling. [TU] [NYT]

Gubernatorial race
State Assembly minority leader Brian Kolb announced Friday afternoon that he's ending his campaign for governor. [Politico NY]

Kirsten Gillibrand
Some context for Kirsten Gillibrand's "no" vote on the most recent federal budget deal. [TU]

New York-Canada trade
There's growing tension -- on the both the federal and state level -- in the $30 billion a year trade relationship between New York and Canada. [TU]

Schenectady casino
Eyeing the growing competition for the Rivers Casino in Schenectady and how it's positioned itself to make money in a crowded market. [TU]

Albany police chief
Kathy Sheehan says the city of Albany is nearing the selection of a search firm to assist it with hiring the city's next permanent police chief. [WNYT]

Alleged investigator impersonation
Bethlehem police allege a North Greenbush police tried to pass himself off as a state task force investigator following a crash in Delmar. [TU]

Contact lens theft
A Cohoes woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $225k of contact lenses from a Colonie optician office and selling them on the side. [Albany County DA]

Rensselaer landfill
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the Dunn construction debris landfill in Rensselaer has been taking amounts of household waste that exceed limits. [TU]

Mohawk River ice jam
The Mohawk River currently has one of the largest ice jams in recent decades. [Daily Gazette]

Olympic Lanes
Bidding farewell to the Olympic Lanes bowling alley in Menands -- there's a proposal to replace it with apartments. [News10]

Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake won a silver in the men's luge at the Olympics this weekend, becoming the first American man to medal in the sport. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Siena basketball
Monday: The Siena men's basketball team faces Iona at the TU Center. 7 pm -- $10 and up

Authenticity on the bench
Monday: New York Court of Appeals associate judge Paul Feinman will be at Albany Law for a talk. "Please join OUTLaw for a conversation about authenticity and success in the legal field with the Hon. Paul G. Feinman, the first openly gay judge appointed to the New York State Court of Appeals." Monday 6:30 pm, Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom

Creative economy
Monday: The Upstate Alliance for a Creative Economy continues its series of roundtable discussions, this time at the WMHT. "ACE wants to know what you do, why you're here, and how we can make this region the best place in the U.S. for people to live, work, and grow creative businesses. Music, food, networking and more." Monday 5:30 pm -- free (registration required)

Funny Girl
Monday: The Palace's movie series is showing Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand. Monday 7 pm -- $5

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