Another fatal shooting in Albany, Cuomo on Kaloyeros conviction, parole for Marybeth Tinning, naked in a cave

Albany gun violence
+ Albany police say 31-year-old Kahlil Barnes was fatally shot early Saturday morning near Quail and First in West Hill. His death is the 8th homicide of the year and third in July. [APD] [TU]
+ The funeral for Elijah Cancer -- who worked for an anti-violence initiative and was killed while trying to break up a fight in the South End -- was Saturday at Metropolitan Baptist Church. And on Sunday community members -- including the parents of Kahlil Barnes -- gathered Sunday in Arbor Hill Park to talk about the string of shootings. Barnes and Cancer were once members of rival groups back in the 00s, but Barnes's mother says they had since become friends: "Both of them came home and changed their life and were working to better the community." [Spectrum] [WNYT] [TU] [Spectrum]
+ The Albany Police Department says it's expecting to make arrests related to the recent string of violence. [WNYT]
+ Kathy Sheehan told CBS6 that her administration is looking at possibly limiting the hours of corner stores as an anti-violence measure. [CBS6]

Andrew Cuomo on Kaloyeros conviction
+ On Friday Andrew Cuomo tried to frame the situation surrounding the conviction of Alain Kaloyeros as one that pre-dated him and was distanced from him as part of SUNY. [Politico NY]
+ Chris Churchill on the state Department of Health report on marijuana legalization being released the day after the Kaloyeros conviction: "I'm half surprised the governor stopped short of handing out pot samples to fog everyone's memory." [Politico NY] [TU]

Pedestrian killed in crash
Saratoga Springs police tell WNYT that a pedestrian died on Route 9 during a crash early Monday morning. [WNYT]

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Cuomo admin and campaign phone use
Chris Bragg: A phone line in the government office of former top Cuomo aide Joe Percoco "was routinely used for campaign-related business in violation of state regulations, according to records obtained by the Times Union." [TU]

Death at Albany County Jail
Sheriff Craig Apple says an inmate died at the Albany County Jail after she was found unresponsive and an investigation is in progress. [WNYT]

Body found at Peebles Island
Police say the body of 34-year-old man was found at Peebles Island Saturday morning and is the circumstances are not currently considered suspicious. [TU]

Pizza delivery robberies
Domino's is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in recent robberies of pizza delivery drivers in Schenectady. [Spectrum]

Parole for Marybeth Tinning
Marybeth Tinning -- who's now 75 after serving 31 years for the 1985 death of her four month old in Schenectady -- has been granted parole and could be released in August. Officials have said that eight of Tinning's children died under suspicious circumstanced. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Tax breaks
There are 15 different agencies in Albany County that can offer tax breaks, one of the highest numbers in the state. [TU]

Troy finances
Moody's outlook on Troy's bond rating has improved from "stable" to "positive." [TU]

School suspensions
The Schenectady school district says it's making progress curbing suspensions and closing disparities in suspension rates. [Daily Gazette]

Sara Foss talks with a Schenectady man who's turned his life around after serving time and is now working to help stabilize and expand an org that helps kids in the city. [Daily Gazette]

Rivers Casino
Gambling revenue is up at the Rivers Casino in Schenectady every month this year compared to the same month last year. [Daily Gazette]

RAD Soap
RAD Soap has developed a proprietary technique to quickly produce soap that it doesn't want to patent for fear of the process getting out. [TU]

Naked in a cave
Brianna Snyder took part in the "Naked in a Cave" event at Howe Caverns. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Bites Camera Action
Monday: The Bites Camera Action outdoor movie series in downtown Albany will be showing The Goonies. The movie will be on the big video screens outside the TU Center. South Pearl will be closed from Beaver to Hudson starting at 6:30 pm. And Youth FX films will be screened at 7 pm. Monday 7:30 pm -- free

Summer Writers Institute>
The NYS Summer Writers Institute has Frank Bidart (National Book Award: Desire, Metaphysical Dog) and Novelist Garth Greenwell (What Belongs to You) lined up for its public reading tonight at Skidmore. The events are in Palamountain Hall. Monday-Friday 8 pm -- free

Monday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is at The Olde English in Albany. This month's theme: "Foreigners." Monday 7:30 pm

Music: Bear Grass + Neighborhood of Make Believe + Adam Remnant at The Low Beat
Bear Grass has a new album coming out soon. 7:30 pm

Music: Molly Tuttle at Caffe Lena
Bluegrass. 7 pm -- $28

Writing flash
Monday: The Arts Center of the Capital Region has a four-session class starting up called "Writing Flash" that's taught by Olivia Dunn. "In this class, we will look at the shortest forms of writing, the micro-essay, flash fiction, or prose poetry. Writing flash can be a way to condense our experiences and ideas down to their most explicit core or their most delightful truth. We can only become better writers as we zoom in, learning to pay attention to each syllable and breath in our writing. By the end of the course, you'll have a series of flashes ready to send out for publication." Mondays 7 pm -- $125

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