Man shot by Albany police, reported indicated risk of fall rock at Thacher State Park, apology after Troy city employee took down church display

Man shot by Albany police
Albany police say a man was shot a detective Monday on Elk Street. Acting Chief Michael Basile said at a press conference that a group of detectives had responded to a report of fight on Central Ave involving a weapon. Basile the detectives saw a person who fit the description of a suspect with a gun, approached him, he ran over to Elk Street, and one of the detectives fired, hitting a man. Tuesday morning APD said the man was in critical condition. Basile said a large knife was recovered at the scene of the shooting, but no hand gun as of Monday evening. A rep from the state Attorney General's office was on the scene. Basile said the press conference that detectives are not yet outfitted with body cameras. [APD] [TU x2]

Next Albany police chief
The Common Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday evening on the appointment of Eric Hawkins as the next Albany police chief. The public safety committee meeting is at 5:30 pm, the full council's special meeting is immediately following the committee meeting. [TU]

Thacher State Park falling rocks
State parks had some idea about the risk of falling rocks on the Indian Ladder trail at Thacher State Park a few months before a Bethlehem woman was injured by falling rock there, according to a redacted report obtained by the Times Union via FOIL. [TU]

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Gubernatorial election
Cynthia Nixon's proposal to amend the Taylor Law to allow public employee unions to strike didn't go over well with leaders of public employee unions. [TU]

Oversight of prosecutors
Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would create a state commission to investigate allegations of misconduct against prosecutors in county district attorney's offices -- despite his admin saying the bill has "several flaws" and will need to be amended. [Cuomo admin] [TU]

State judicial system and sexual harassment
A former law clerk in the state court system has filed lawsuit says she was demoted and fired after accusing an acting state Supreme Court justice in Manhattan of sexual harassment, and alleged top judicial offices have allowed "a widespread culture of silence and retaliation." [TU]

Second person charged in Cohoes fatal home invasion
A second person has been arrested and charged in connection with the August 5 Cohoes home invasion in which a man was fatally shot. [TU]

Man indicted January West Hill killing
A man already prison on a drug conviction was indicted on second-degree murder and other charges related to the death of Anthony Malloy in Albany's West Hill neighborhood in January. [TU]

Deli owner accused of selling synthetic marijuana
Two men are accused of conspiring to sell synthetic marijuana from a Schenectady State Street deli. One of the men is the father of Rayen Puleski. [US DOJ] [Daily Gazette]

Halfmoon hit-and-run trial delay
The retrial of the woman accused of failing to report that she struck and killed Patrick Duff along Route 9 is on hold while a higher court decides if the trial should be moved for a fair trial, WNYT reports. [WNYT]

Troy DPW takes down church's immigration protest display
The Madden administration says a Troy DPW employee will be apologizing for taking down thousands of ribbons tied on the fence of the Christ Church United Methodist -- a protest against the Trump admin's family separation policies at the border -- after the admin says the employee thought they were trash. [TU]

Karen Johnson
Karen Johnson -- who became the first female mayor of Schenectady when she was elected in 1983 (she's currently a county legislator) -- named a city Patroon Monday. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Monday-Wednesday: The ValleyCats have a a three-game home stand at The Joe against Brooklyn. Wednesday has post-game fireworks. Monday-Wednesday -- $6.50 and up

Summer in the City: The Lion King
Tuesday: The Palace's Summer in the City series of free kid-friendly screenings will be screening The Lion King. Tuesday activities at noon / movie at 1 pm -- free

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

Naomi Novik
Tuesday: Nebula Award-winning author Naomi Novik will be at Northshire Saratoga to talk about her new novel Spinning Silver. Tuesday 7 pm

Washington County Fair
Monday-Sunday: The Washington County Fair is at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It touts itself as the "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair." Admission is $12 / children 13 and under are free. An all-week pass is $36. Free admission for all active military service members with military ID. Admission does not include carnival rides. During the fair, ride tickets are 20 for $20.

Music: Godsmack + Shinedown at SPAC
Rock/metal. 7 pm -- $25 and up

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