Common Council approves Hawkins as Albany Police Chief, two pedestrian injured in hit-and-run, Tinning released from prison, Egg tagged

New Albany police chief
The Albany Common Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve Eric Hawkins as the city's new chief of police. Speaking at the meeting on Tuesday, Hawkins said he said communication and forming relationships are an important part of his vision for the force. And he said not opposed to working with groups like the Guardian Angels if they want "assist the city in a collaborative way." [News 10][TU][Spectrum][WNYT]

Albany police involved shooting
The man shot by an Albany police detective earlier this week has been identified as 19-year-old Ellazar Williams of Binghamton. Williams was in Stable condition on Tuesday at Albany Medical Center. Police found a knife at the scene of the shooting that is believed to belong to Williams. [TU][Spectrum]

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Tinning released
Marybeth Tinning, the 75-year-old woman who served 31 years for the murder of her 4-month-old daughter, Tami Lynne, was released from prison on Tuesday. Tinning will spend the remainder of her life under parole supervision.[Gazette][TU]

Second arrest in fatal Cohoes shooting
Cohoes police have arrested a second man in connection with a fatal home invasion that occurred on Remsen Street on August 5. [Record]

Father of deceased child arrested in drug bust
The father of Rayen Puleski, the infant found buried behind a Schenectady
home earlier this month, has been arrested in a drug bust and charged with conspiracy to sell the synthetic drug K2. [Spectrum]

Unemployment
Unemployment rates fell again in the Capital Region in July from the same period in 2017, with Glens Falls and Albany showing the lowest July rates in New York State. [Gazette]

Dems on a possible Cuomo investigation
In a debate on Tuesday, Democratic candidates for NY Attorney General did not rule out a possible corruption investigation of Andrew Cuomo. [NYT]

Saratoga City Hall
City Hall in Saratoga will remain closed indefinitely while crews clean up and repair damage from a fire earlier this week. [WNYT]

Saratoga hit and run
Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit two pedestrians on Broadway in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday night, and then fled the scene. A 37-year-old man was treated at Saratoga Hospital and the 31-year-old woman was taken to Albany Med with more serious injuries. [Gazette][TU]

Teachout would investigate a Manafort pardon
Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout says that if elected, she would launch an investigation should Donald Trip issue a pardon for Paul Manafort. [SOP]

TU Center sues promoter
The Times Union Center is suing a longtime promotor who canceled a James Taylor Concert in January, a week before the performance, because he could not pay the performer fees. [TU]

Stephanie Miner gubernatorial run
Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has submitted election petitions that would allow her to run for governor on the Serve America Movement ticket. [TU]

Saratoga Charter Commission could expand council
Saratoga's Charter Review Commission is considering a move that would expand the City Council from five members to seven members, adding two at-large members. [Gazette][TU]

PFOA survey
A Bennington College survey found a higher incidence of cancer than estimated by the NYS Health Department in people exposed to PFOA in local communities.[TU]

Graffiti on the Egg
Four people were arrested after the roof of The Egg was tagged with graffiti early Sunday.[TU]

Knockout game
A Schenectady woman who was attacked near Union College in July believes her attacker was playing the "knockout game", which is said to involve people knocking out victims and recording the incidents to share on social media.

Stockade homeowner concerned about collapse
A Schenectady Stockade homeowner is concerned that a rotting home owned by the city could collapse on his historic home. [TU]

Alb to FL
Beginning in December, Allegiant Airlines will soon bring direct flights from Albany International Airport to Fort Myers, Orlando or Tampa.[WNYT]

The True
The True, a new play set to open Off-Broadway in NYC, stars Michael McKean as longtime Albany Mayor Erastus Corning and Edie Falco as political operative (and Kristin Gillibrand's grandmother) Polly Noonan -- and some folks are less than happy about it.
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Stuff going on today

ValleyCats
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

Saratoga Race Course
The season at the Saratoga Race Course. There's horse racing every day except for Tuesday. The highlight this week is the 149th running of the Travers on Saturday. It's the biggest race of the season.

Washington County Fair
Today-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.

Capitol Park After Dark
Wednesday: The Capitol Park After Dark series is in West Capitol Park in Albany is showing the Hitchcock classic Vertigo. Wednesday 8 pm -- free

Warehouse District brewing history tour
Wednesday: Craig Gravina will be leading a walking tour of the brewing history of Albany's Warehouse District. "The Warehouse District is the heart of our local craft beverage industry and Craig will highlight the brewers of the neighborhood's past and present." Wednesday 6 pm -- $10

Kayak through Schenectady history
Wednesday: The Schenectady County Historical Society has a kayak our of Schenectady history led by Audrey Egleston of Amsterdam's Down by the River Tours. Wednesday 6 pm -- $20 / $10 bring your own boat

Lunchtime at the Plaza
Wednesday: The Lunchtime at the Plaza series of lunchtime shows (thus the name) at the ESP has The Lane Brothers. Wednesday at noon -- free

Freedom Park
+ Wednesday: The concert series in Scotia's Freedom Park has SIRSY. Wednesday 7 pm -- free

Music: Pentatonix at SPAC
A cappella. 8 pm -- $25 and up

Music: Big Sam's Funky Nation at Parish Public House
"It's high-energy music that mixes funk, rock & roll, hip-hop, and jazz into the same pot, glueing everything together with the brassy influence -- and heavy grooves -- of New Orleans." 9 pm -- $18

Music: Dave Mason & Steve Cropper "Rock & Soul Revue" at The Egg
"Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dave Mason and Steve Cropper join and play together for the first time on one stage to deliver a night of timeless music and endless hits." 7:30 pm -- $39.50 and up

Comments

"Dems on a possible Cuomo instigation"

should that be "invesitigation" it's in the tagline

Just thought you'd want to know. silly typo, easy fix. just FYI,

Keep up the good work! (I mean that un-ironically)

Dan

Editors: Fixed. Thank you.

Her name is Edie Falco, not Eddie.

Editors: Fixed. Thank you.

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