New York to sue feds over family separation policy, prosecutors: private emails could be key to Kaloyeros case, Albany addresses recent violence, Capital Region unemployment drops, loose emu in Grafton

Cuomo says NY will challenge federal border policies separating families
Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that New York State will file a lawsuit over the federal border policies that have led to the "inhumane" separation of families and detention of children. [TU]

Federal prosecutors believe that private emails will prove Alain Kaloyeros and his co-defendants were part of a more than $850 million bid-rigging scheme. Prosecutors say Kaloyeros pushed for secrecy and private email to discuss alleged bid rigging for developers. [TU][TU]

Violence in Albany
After a spate of shootings and stabbings in the last several weeks, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Acting Police Chief Robert sears held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss plans to address the outbreak of violence, including a tip line and placing more officers in the city's highest crime areas. "There is not a single street in this city where it is acceptable for there to be gun violence," Sheehan said.[Spectrum][TU]

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A judge dismissed a criminal indictment against Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove in connection with the fatal police involved shooting of an unarmed DWI suspect, but the state attorney general's office has filed a notice that it will appeal the dismissal. [TU]

Prosecutors are bristling over a bill passed this week by the NYS legislature that would create a commission to investigate misconduct by district attorneys in the state. [TU]

The jobless rate dropped half a percentage point in the Capital Region in May.[TU]

Schodack supervisor David Harris says he has high hopes that a proposed Amazon fulfillment center could be good for the town. [TU]

Ballston Spa teen
A Ballston Spa teen who pleaded guilty to possession of sexual performance by a child and sexual misconduct was sentenced to ten years probation and must register as a sex offender. [Gazette]

End of session
Fewer bills are being passed than usual as the end of session nears, which could be, in part, due to the struggle over a majority. [City and State]

Samaritan struck by car
A 30-year-old woman who crashed her car into a guardrail in North Greenbush is facing charges after she allegedly ran over a good samaritan who got out of his car to check on her, and then fled the scene. [TU]

Former Stillwater Mayor sentenced
The former mayor of Stillwater was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in state prison on Tuesday for possession of child pornography. [TU]

With legalization of marijuana all but assured in New York State, what other outstanding questions would legalization raise? [TU]

Stefanik challenger
Lake Placid Democrat and former Fox News host Dylan Ratigan has announced he will challenge Elise Stefanik for the 21st Congressional District seat. [TU]

Niskayuna lockdown arrest
Niskayuna police arrested a teenage boy who allegedly made a threat to Van Antwerp Middle School earlier this month.[TU][Gazette]

Tick-borne illness
Regeneron is investing $48 million to research diagnosis and treatments for tick-borne illnesses. [Spectrum]

Greek life at RPI
RPI is suspending Greek life on campus, and students and alumni are pushing back. [WNYT]

Class ring
After 46 years, a Vincentian Institute class ring finds its way home. [TU]

Loose emu
Authorities are searching or an emu named Charles, who escaped from the Berkshire Bird Paradise in Grafton.

Stuff going on today

1 Monument Square

Monday-Thursday: The latest round of public discussions about the future of 1 Monument Square in Troy is this week. The series starts with a public workshop and movie screening Monday at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. Monday 6 pm (movie at 4:30 pm)

Stage and screen

McKellen: Playing the Part
Wednesday: Proctors is screening McKellen: Playing the Part, a documentary about the career of Ian McKellen. "?[T]he story of ? McKellen's ?life and work are revealed ? from his upbringing during the war?...? ? ?through? his work in ?repertory and ? West End theatres, and ?- ultimately - to his becoming a pioneering stage star, ?his ?coming out (?and ?becoming a leader ?in the movement for ?equality) and his achieving? ?mainstream ?cinema success as ?both Gandalf and Magneto!" Wednesday 2 pm and 7 pm -- $9 / $6 students and seniors

Walk and talk

Historic Neighborhood Brew Tour: South End
Wednesday: Local beer historian Craig Gravina is starting up a series of neighborhood brewing history tours, and first up is Albany's South End. Wednesday 6 pm -- $10

Normanskill Farm
Wednesday: Historic Albany Foundation's "Walkabout Wednesday" series will be at the Normanskill Farm for a tour. The farm, which sits alongside the Normans Kill just off Delaware Ave, has a long history that dates back to the early 1800s (at least). Wednesday 5:30 pm -- $10

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season continues...

Rockin' on the River
Wednesday: The Rockin' on the River series in Troy's Riverfront Park has Super Doppler with Wurliday. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Lunchtime at the Plaza
Wednesday: The Lunchtime at the Plaza series of lunchtime shows (thus the name) at the ESP has Annie in the Water. Wednesday at noon -- free


Wednesday: Bad Wolves at Upstate Concert Hall
Metal. With: From Ashes to New, Diamante, Between Now and Forever. 7:30 pm -- $18 ahead / $20 day of

Wednesday: Awakebutstillinbed at The Low Beat
Indie rock. With: The Backseat Bullets, Oh Bother. 6 pm -- $5

Wednesday: Des at Pauly's
Pop. With: The Maloy Brothers, Cold Hands. 8 pm -- $7


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