Investigation into how man's body was left undiscovered for a month at recovery center, remembering Kathina Thomas, the monument in Monument Square needs repairs

Investigation into recovery center death
The state Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is investigating how a man's body was left to sit in a room at a supportive living facility in Troy for 39 days. The man's family says the facility told them the man had packed up his belongings and left -- only for a pest control worker to find the man's decomposing body more than a month later still at the facility. [CBS6] [TU]

Kathina Thomas
Chris Churchill talks with the brother Kathina Thomas now that a decade has passed after the 10 year old was killed by a stray bullet in Albany's West Hill neighborhood. [TU]

School districts
+ New York State has the highest per-pupil school spending in the country, according to Census data, and Capital Region school district property tax report cards indicate that per-pupil spending at 36 district the region has grown an average of 23 percent since the 2012-2013 school year. [Daily Gazette]
+ Looking at the number of school days teachers in Capital Region school districts were absent, according to federal data -- more than a third missed at least 10 days in the 2015-2016 school year. [Daily Gazette]


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Albany shooting
Albany police say they're investigating a case in which an 18-year-old man was shot in the head -- they say he told officers at the hospital that he was while inside a vehicle near Third and North Lake in West Hill. APD says the man's injury was not life threatening. [APD]

Troy stabbing
Troy police say they're investigating the stabbing of a man on the 300 block of 8th Street Monday night. [News10] [WNYT]

Workplace death
Albany police say a Troy man was killed in an accident at the Ben Weitsman scrap yard Saturday morning. [TU] [APD]

Sentencing in burglary/watching people sleep
From Friday: The Saratoga Springs man convicted of breaking into people's homes and watching them sleep was sentenced to 32 years in prison. [Daily Gazette]

A profile of Tedra Cobb, one of the Democratic challengers for the NY-21 Congressional District. [TU]

Sell the TU Center?
Albany County comptroller Michael Conners has floated the idea of Albany County selling the TU Center, an idea that doesn't seem to have much support among other county leaders. [TU]

The monument in Monument Square
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Troy's Monument Square apparently needs some $300k in repairs.[TU]

Troy veterans parking proposed
Troy city council president Carmella Mantello is proposing that metered parking areas and public parking facilities in the city have designated spaces for military veterans. [Troy Record]

Downtown Troy apartment project
The Troy planning commission gave a contingent OK last week to the proposed Rosenblum Cos. 80-unit apartment building at the former Key Bank site at Fourth and Congress. [The Alt]

Playdium redev
The sale of the Playdium site in Albany gone through and the developer says demolition will start soon. [Biz Review]

Pearl Street apartments
Chris Pratt is redeveloping the Emery Building on Pearl Street in downtown Albany into apartments. [TU]

UAlbany lacrosse
The UAlbany men's lacrosse team lost to Yale in the semi-final of the national championship. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Science on Tap
Tuesday: The Science on Tap series will be at The Ruck in Troy. The Tech Valley Game Space will have hands-on demonstrations about how to build video games. Tuesday 7 pm

Tuesday: Proctors is screening the National Theatre Live production of Macbeth. Tuesday 2 pm and 7 pm -- $15

Punk Rock Sketch and Sip
Tuesday: The Punk Rock Sketch and Sip is back at The Low Beat in Albany. "Learn or practice figure drawing with live, alternative figure models, with local artist and educator Robert B. Eaton. Enjoy a complimentary drink while you sketch. All skill levels welcome, attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials but limited materials will be provided to get you started..." Tuesday 6 pm -- $12 / $8 students with ID

Music: The Security Project at Lucky Strike Jupiter Hall
"The timeless music of Peter Gabriel and beyond." 8 pm -- $25 ahead / $30 day of

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