More details on limo business owner's dealings, Troy police detectives plead guilty, Miner on 3rd party bid for governor, state's high court hearing arguments about chicken sacrifice

Schoharie crash
+ More on Shahed Hussain, the owner of the limo in the Schoharie crash, including business dealings in which an Olympic boxer and a pastor say Hussain cost them thousands of dollars.
+ Memorials continue for those killed in the crash, including former Marine Michael Ukaj and Colonie's Amanda Rivenburg. [Spectrum] [TU]

Former Troy officers plead guilty
A pair of now-retired Troy detectives pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor charges related to concealing a warrantless entry into an apartment as part of drug case. [TU]


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New charge in Schenectady shootings
The man already facing three counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old girl, an adult woman, and a 7-year-old boy in Schenectady in July is now facing charges for allegedly trying to kill a 1-year-old child in the incident. [WNYT]

Prison sentence for energy exec in Percoco case
Peter Gailbraith Kelly, the former energy executive who confessed to giving a low-show job to the wife of former Andrew Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco, was sentenced on Tuesday to 14 months in prison. [TU]

Charges in Schenectady car/home crash
The man whose car damaged three Schenectady homes in an early morning crash on Sunday has been ticketed for speeding, failure to stay in his lane, and unsafe passing. [Gazette]

Charges in Colonie robbery
Three people are facing charges in an October 3rd robbery of a Colonie smoke shop. [TU]
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Defendant in boat crash charged with DWI
A woman who was sentenced to 45 days in jail for hindering prosecution in the Lake George boat crash that claimed the life of an 8-year-old girl was charged with DWI this week by police in Queensbury. [TU]

Miner on 3rd party bid
Former Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner on her third party bid to unseat Andrew Cuomo:"We are living in a time of tremendous divisiveness. I feel that being able to stand up and talk about that -- that there's a way that we can be constructive in this divisive environment -- is also important." [NYT]

Attorney General debate
Attorney General candidates Letitia James and Keith Wofford are slated to debate on Spectrum News on October 30. [Spectrum]

School improvement votes
Guilderland school district voters rejected a $42.7 million building project on Tuesday, while Ballston Spa Central School District got the go-ahead from voters on a $23.98 million capital project. [TU]

Shen teacher says officials moved to fire her for mentioning wife
An 11th grade teacher at Shenedahowa High School is planning to sue the district after she says officials moved to fire her when she mentioned her wife to students.[TU]

Nisky student sues over art project
A Niskayuna High School graduate is suing the school district claiming her free speech rights were violated when an art project that included the name of a man she claimed raped her at a sleepover when she was 15 was censored by teachers and administrators. [TU]

Rotterdam K-Mart closing
The Rotterdam K-Mart -- the last of the chain's stores in the Capital District -- announced its closing. [Spectrum]

Top soldier
A Glenville resident and member of the New York Army National Guard was named New York's top enlisted soldier. [TU]

Sacrificing chickens
Noted: It is still legal to sacrifice chickens in New York, but maybe not for long. [TU]

Albany police rescued a puppy this week. [TU]

Six decades of treating addiction
Paul Grondahl shares memories of a nurse who spent the better part of six decades caring for people battling addiction in the Capital Region. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Capitol Hauntings
Today-Saturday: The popular Capitol Hauntings tours have started up for the season at the state Capitol. "The tour lasts about an hour, but the chilling, ghostly tales might haunt you forever." Monday-Friday 1 pm and 5:30 pm / Saturday 1 pm -- free (but you must make a reservation and they fill up)

Today-Friday: EMPAC continues the US premiere of Maria Hassabi's SlowMeDown, which was commissioned for the venue's 10th anniversary. " Partially filmed while Hassabi and her dancers were in residence this spring, the work features material from Hassabi's live installation, STAGING (2017), which was presented internationally in public spaces, museums, and exhibition contexts. Blending collage and post-production effects, SlowMeDown builds a hyper-real frame that augments this footage and participates in the construction of what Hassabi calls a 'performative surreality.'" Monday-Friday noon-5 pm -- free

Radix Center tour
Wednesday: The LocalXDesign series will be at the Radix Center in Albany for a tour of "sustainable tools and technologies including a solar greenhouse, aquaponics, beehives, microlivestock, rainwater collection, renewable energy and composting." Wednesday 5:30 pm -- free (registration required)

Silent Film Spectacular
Wednesday: The Albany Public Library continues its new Silent Film Spectacular season with a screening of the 1923 The Three Ages, starring Buster Keaton. Ryan Devine and Friends will perform the live score. Wednesday 7 pm, Washington Ave Branch -- free admission

Music: Phish at TU Center
Very possible that both nights will be sold out. 7 pm -- $55 and up

Music: The 107.7 GNA Secret Star Jam at Proctors is sold out.

Music: Sofi Tukker at Lucky Strike Jupiter Hall
EDM/pop. 8 pm -- $15.50 ahead / $20 day of

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