Fatal stabbing and four shot in Albany overnight, 5th grade teacher pleads guilty to rape, officer killed in motorcycle crash, helping people in need cool down

Albany homicide
Albany police are investigating the stabbing death of a 29 year old victim on Orange Street early Thursday morning. [APD]

Four shot in Albany
Albany police say four people who were shot early Thursday morning on Lexington Avenue are being uncooperative in the investigation into the shootings. [TU]

Albany shooting
Albany police are investigating a shooting that took place in the city's Ten Broeck neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. The victim, a 40-year-old man was shot in the arm and treated at Albany Med. [TU]

APD mourns officer
The city of Albany is mourning Officer Dean Johnson, a 25 year old police officer who died this weekend in an off duty motorcycle crash. [Spectrum]

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Teacher pleads guilty to rape
A former teacher from Dorothy Nolan Elementary School pleaded guilty to first-degree rape on Tuesday after admitting to having a relationship with a 5th grade student. [TU]

New citizens
Twenty-six new United State Citizens were sworn in on Wednesday at Spa State Park, and more became citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the Empire State Plaza on Wednesday. [Spectrum]

ICE
A group of New York State lawmakers are calling for the dismantling of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the department has carried out the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy and separated children from their parents. [TU]

Twitter fight
Representative John Faso engaged his challenger for the 19th Congressional District Seat, Antonio Delgado, in a Twitter battle to find out if Delgado supports abolishing ICE -- which the Democrat says he does not. [Gazette]

Cleaver assault
A Schenectady man is in police custody after allegedly attacking a person with a meat cleaver last week.[Gazette]

Junkyard fire
A Cohoes scrapyard has reopened after the a fire there that caused the temporary closure of part of 787. [TU]

No pool in Troy's plans
Chris Churchill laments the fact that Troy's pools are still closed in the midst of talk of the city's Renaissance, and calls on RPI to pony up and help reopen the pools. [TU]

Cohoes limits pool use for non-residents
An influx of non-residents due to the recent heat wave has caused the city of Cohoes to limit the number of non-residents allowed in per day. [WNYT]

Drowning
An 18-year-old Albany man was found drowned in the Catskill Creek this week. [WNYT]

Fatal Watervliet crash
Police in Watervliet say a man is dead after he led police on a high speed chase that ended in a crash at 19th Street and 7th Avenue. [Spectrum]

Concern over man with dog
Law enforcement organizations in Saratoga County are concerned after reports of a suspicious man with a pit bull puppy who is approaching women at parking lots in Clifton Park offering to brighten their day with the dog. [WNYT]

IDC money
The fate of more that $2 million raised in a partnership between the ICD and the senate is in limbo as campaign season begins. [TU]


Disciplining police officers
Sara Foss calls for more transparency in the discipling of police officer sighting a law that is keeps the public from knowing how officers are disciplined. [Gazette]

Lake George water concerns
Tourism is up in Lake George this holiday week, but there are still concerns about the water quality at Million Dollar Beach.[Spectrum]


Observatory
Siena College is building an observatory that will house the larges telescope in the Capital Region. [WNYT]

200 years of Wilton
A Saratoga County town celebrates its bicentennial.[TU]

Independence Day picnic
Capital City Rescue Mission hosted an Independence Day picnic for Albany's homeless population. [TU]

Cool
The Tattoo shop owner who is buying air conditioners and giving them to people in need.[WNYT]

Stuff going on today

Swimming

It's a good week for being at the pool. Most of the public pools and spray pads around the Capital Region are now open for the season, including those in the city of Albany.

Stage

WTF
The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues its new season this week with productions of The Closet (starring Matthew Broderick) and The Sound Inside (starring Mary-Louise Parker). Tuesday-Sunday various times -- various prices

Park Playhouse
Thursday-Saturday: The Park Playhouse's first production of the summer season in Washington Park is Damn Yankees. Tuesday-Saturday 8 pm -- lawn seats free / reserved seats $14 and up

Baseball

Thursday-Monday: The ValleyCats have a six-game home stand at The Joe starting with a three-game series against Vermont. Wednesday-Monday various times -- $6.50 and up

Ballet on screen


+ Thursday: The Royal Ballet - "Swan Lake." 2 pm and 6:30 pm -- $15

Strawberries

Local strawberry season has been in progress around Capital Region for a few weeks, and it might be starting to fade at some farms. Here are a bunch of farms around the area where you can pick your own.

Cherries
But cherry season just started and it only lasts a couple of weeks or so. There aren't a bunch of places that offer pick your own, but a few that do: Samascott in Kinderhook and Fix Bros. near Hudson.

Free summer concert series

July 4th break
Rockin' on the River, Alive at Five, and Lunchtime at the Plaza are all off this week because of July 4th.


Music

Thursday: Blind Crow at Caffe Lena
Progressive bluegrass. 7 pm -- $16

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