Albany continues to deal with rash of violence, no charges for Troy officer in 2017 shooting, reps reacts to Trump/Putin, possible repurposing for Troy pools

Albany violence
+ Albany police say they've arrested a man for the fatal shooting of Equan Fallen on Livingston Ave in West Hill in June. [APD]
+ The man accused of being involved in the fatal stabbing of Rashaun Byrd on July 5 has been indicted on charges that include murder. [TU]
+ The Albany Common Council voted to increase the police chief's salary to as much as $145k a year -- which prompted pushback from one of the candidates for the job. (See the tweets from Amanda Fries for a recap of the council caucus and meeting Monday night.) [TU] [WNYT] [@mandy_fries]
+ The council meeting also included public commenters urging action in response to the recent flare up of violence. [Spectrum]
+ Council member Joyce Love has issued support for curbing the hours of corner stores. [News10]
+ Despite not being welcomed the first time, the Guardian Angels say they'll be returning to Albany Tuesday. [TU]

No charges for Troy officer in shooting
+ Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney announced Monday, in his role as special prosecutor, that a grand jury has declined to file charges against Troy police officer Jarrod Iler in the August 15, 2017 shooting of Dahmeek McDonald. Here's Carney's statement. [TU] [Troy Record]
+ Mark Mishler, McDonald's attorney, in a statement: "We are dismayed but not surprised by the outcome of this investigation, which unfortunately fits into a now-standard pattern in this country by which police officers who use deadly force against unarmed civilians are rarely charged." [WNYT]

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Local rep reaction to Trump and Putin
All three local Congressional reps issued negative reactions to Donald Trump's performance alongside Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. And Chuck Schumer publicly wondered whether the Russians are holding damaging info over Trump. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Gubernatorial election
Andrew Cuomo's campaign reported $31 million in cash on hand in the latest reporting period -- Cynthia Nixon's campaign reported raising $1.6 million, and Marc Molinaro $1.1 million. [TU]

Schenectady group home death
The state Justice Center is investigating the death of a man in a Schenectady group home on July 4. [TU]

When an air vent closes, a window opens...
Rotterdam police say the man who got stuck in a pizza shop air vent while trying to burgle the shop in 2011 was arrested for allegedly climbing through the window of a Chinese restaurant and stealing $500. [Daily Gazette]

Downtown Revitalization Initiative
It looks likeAlbany, Cohoes, and Troy's are the Capital Region's finalists for the $10 million state Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. [Biz Review]

Troy pools
Troy deputy mayor Monica Kurzejeski says the city is looking at repurposing its closed pools as splash pads. [CBS6]

Troy farmers' markets and River Street businesses
Chris Churchill on the complaints of businesses on the southern end of River Street that they're being negatively affected by street closures for the farmers' market. [TU]

Film shoot in Albany
Marvel confirmed that it is The Punisher Netflix show that's shooting in Albany this week. Here's a look at the tax credits Marvel/ABC Studios has gotten for filming in New York State. [CBS6] [TU]

Bowman Orchards
The town of Clifton Park is moving to purchase the development rights to Bowman Orchards with an eye toward creating a conservation easement. [Daily Gazette]

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