Albany police fatally shoot man during stabbing incident, push for environmental review of Amazon warehouse, Barack Obama in the Adirondacks, lost emu found

Man fatally shot by Albany police during stabbing incident
+ Albany police say a man was fatally shot by an officer Friday night. APD says two officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon on the second floor of a Partridge Street residence and they found a woman at the bottom of a stairwell. They broke the glass in the door and determined she'd been stabbed. APD says a 20-year-old man, Schuyler Lake, then came down the steps with a knife, did not respond to officers' instructions to drop the knife, and then stabbed the woman again -- that's when APD says one of the officers fired, killing the man. APD says the woman at the bottom of the steps was Lake's mother, and a man found upstairs -- also injured -- is his uncle. APD says the mother was in critical condition Saturday, the uncle had non-life threatening injuries. Both officers are on administrative leave while the incident is investigated. [APD] [TU] [News10]
+ Acting police chief Robert Sears at a press conference Saturday: "Actions of officers saved a woman's life last night." [Spectrum]

Congressional election
+ An overview of the Democrats competing in Tuesday's primaries for the chance to challenge John Faso and Elise Stefanik for local Congressional seats. [TU]
+ Across New York State, there are 34 Democrats competing for a spot to challenge for nine Republican-held Congressional seats. [Politico NY]

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How the state handles sexual harassment
A look at how the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision handled a case at Attica prison in which a teacher alleged a guard sexually harassed her -- in a federal lawsuit her attorney says DOCCS didn't respond to her complaints, and the woman suffers from PTSD. [TU]

Potential Amazon warehouse in Schodack
A neighborhood group near the site of the proposed very large warehouse that could be occupied by Amazon want a full environmental review of the project. [TU]

Transgender health
Andrew Cuomo directed state agencies to affirm anti-discrimination protections for transgender people seeking health care and insurance. [TU]

Albany police state health concerns
A group of current and retired Albany police officers say they concerned that some sort of environmental factor inside South Station has caused multiple employees there to become sick, including cancer. Acting chief Robert Sears says air quality tests have come back negative, and Kathy Sheehan says the city takes the situation seriously. [Spectrum] [News10]

The next generation
+ Talking with graduating high school students about how they view the world. [TU]
+ A group of students at Albany High School's graduation protested during the ceremony. [TU]

Campus speech
Chris Churchill looks at the back and forth at Skidmore over whether Jordan Peterson should be invited to speak there. [TU]

Beekman 1802
Beekman 1802 is moving its headquarters to Mohawk Harbor as it continues to expand.

Leg recovered
Dive teams recovered a prosthetic leg from the Hudson River near Corinth. It's said to be worth $127k. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Barack Obama in the Adirondacks
Barack Obama went fly fishing in the Adirondacks last week. [TU]

Carles the Emu
Charles the Emu has been found. [News10]


From the study: Cancer Incidence Among Police Officers in a U.S. Northeast Region: 1976–2006

Research studies have demonstrated an increased risk of mortality for several cancers among police. Excess mortality has been found for cancers of the colon, bladder, kidney, trachea, lung, digestive organs, and for melanoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Forastiere et al., 1994; Violanti, Vena, & Petralia, 1998; Rosenstock, Demers, Heyer, & Barnhart, 1990). This increased risk of cancer mortality may be due to their occupational exposures. Police officers are routinely exposed to radiation from radar guns (Lotz, Rinsky, & Edwards, 1995; Breckenkamp, Berg, & Blettner, 2003; Finkelstein, 1998; Davis & Mostofi, 1993; Cherry, 2001; Van Netten, Brands, Hoption Cann, Spinelli, & Sheps, 2003), air pollution (Burgaz, Demircigil, Karahalil, & Karakaya, 2002; Carere, Andreoli, & Galati, 2002; Lepardi et al., 2003), ultraviolent-radiation (Ramirez, Federman, & Kirsner, 2005), and are sometimes exposed to chemical hazards (Thrasher, Von Derau, & Burgess, 2009; Pilidis, Karakitsios, Kassomenos, Kazos, & Stalikas, 2009). Other occupational exposures which may increase officers’ risk for cancer include psychological stress (Andrew et al., 2008) and shift work (Gordon, Cleary, Parker, & Czeisler, 1986). The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that shift work is a carcinogen (IARC, 2010). Lifestyle factors which may increase the risk for cancer include obesity (Ramey, Downing, & Franke, 2009), decreased physical activity (Richmond, Wodak, Kehoe, & Heather, 1998), sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality (Stevens et al., 2011; Burch et al., 2007), smoking (Sasco, Secretan, & Straif, 2004), and consumption of alcohol (Boffetta & Hashibe, 2006).

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