Sifting through the background of the Schoharie crash limo company owner, call for stricter limo safety standards, Girard picks Syracuse

Schoharie limousine crash
+ Sifting through the life and business dealings of Shahed Hussain, the owner of Prestige Limo who worked as an undercover informant for the FBI on multiple occasions. [TU]

+ Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have joined the call for the federal government to issue stricter safety regulations for stretch limos. [NYT] [Daily Gazette]

+ The first responders to crash, almost all of them volunteers, are trying to find ways to process and deal with what they saw at the scene. [TU]

+ The funerals have begun for the people who died, drawing hundreds of mourners. [TU] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

+ There is now a hub of verified donation campaigns for the families of the people who died in the crash. [Go Fund Me] [NYS OAG]

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Arrest in Albany shooting
Albany police say they've arrested a Troy man in connection with a shooting on Clinton Ave a week ago. [APD]

Dove Street mugging
Albany police say they're investigating a report that a woman was knocked down by a man at Dove and Jay Saturday morning and then took her mobile phone. APD says she managed to get the phone back and the man fled. [APD]

Schenectady house crash
A driver crashed a car into three houses along Michigan Avenue in Schenectady Sunday morning. One of the homeowner telling someone else about what happened: "I'm not @#$&ing kidding you this is what I came home to." [Daily Gazette] [CBS6]

Guilty plea in contractor fraud case
One of the man prosecutors say headed up a scheme by an Albany contractor to essentially take over two minority-owned businesses in order to game minority contracting requirements has pleaded guilty and agreed pay back about $800k. [NYS OAG] [TU]

Crystal Run
Chris Bragg continues to look into the situation involving Crystal Run, the Cuomo admin, state grants, and campaign donations -- this time focusing on a meeting between the company and top state health officials. [TU]

State Attorney General election
A profile of the Republican candidate for state Attorney General, Keith Wofford. [NYT]

State comptroller election
Among the topics during the state Comptroller election debate between incumbent Democrat Tom DiNapoli, Republican Jonathan Trichter, and the Green Party's Mark Dunlea: who has or wants the power of a Saudi prince. [Politico]

109th Assembly election
A profile of the matchup for the 109th state Assembly seat between incumbent Democrat Pat Fahy, Republican Robert Porter, and Conservative Joseph Sullivan. [TU]

Rensselaer County DA election
A profile of the matchup for Rensselaer County DA between incumbent Republican Joel Abelove and Democratic challenger Mary Pat Donnelly. [TU]

Albany school district
A sexting/bully case at Albany High School is getting attention from a state Education Department school safety unit. [TU]

Big week
Last week for a Niskayuna teen: winning the Girl Scouts' most prestigious award, appearing with Michelle Obama on the Today Show, speaking on a panel at the UN. [Daily Gazette]

Joe Girard
Glens Falls high school basketball star Joe Girard announced Sunday that he'll play for Syracuse. Girard is New York State's all-time leading high school basketball scorer and one of the best shooters in the 2019 recruiting class. [TU] [Syracuse.com]

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