Man injured in Albany fire, child injured in Troy shooting, call for special prosecutor in Albany police-involved shooting, Smiths movie filming in Albany, DA seeks probe of community center

Call for special prosecutor in police involved shooting
Civil rights activist Alice Green is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the police involved shooting of 19-year-old Ellazar Williams that left the teen paralyzed from the chest down. [Spectrum]

Child injured in shooting
A child suffered minor injuries when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a gunshot in a drive-by shooting on Hutton Street in Troy on Tuesday. [WNYT]

Emmett Street Fire
Investigators are searching for the cause of an overnight fire at a home on Emmett Street in Albany that left one man injured.[TU]


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Local reaction to Pittsburgh shooting
+Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy is hosting forum on unity, civility and religious understanding, following this weekend's shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. [TU]

+Siena College hosted a peace prayer service on Tuesday for the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting. [WNYT]

Niskayuna teen jailed for terroristic threat
A 17-year-old Niskayuna High School student was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly threatening violence to Niskayuna High School. The teen was jailed on $20,000 bail. [TU][Gazette]

Gubernatorial race
+As Election Day nears, Andrew Cuomo appears to be centering his campaign on battling Donald Trump, while challenger Marc Molinaro is trying to distance himself from the president. [TU]

+Molinaro's journey from a 19-year-old mayor to a gubernatorial challenger. [NYT]

19th Congressional race
A poll commissioned by NewsChannel 13 shows the important issues to voters in the very tight race for the 19th Congressional district seat are the presidency, health care and jobs/economy. [WNYT]

Gillibrand write-in challenge
An Ithaca based oral surgeon is mounting a write-in campaign against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. [TU]

Birthright citizenship
Donald Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship isn't going over well in New York. [TU]

Cyclist injured
Police are searching for the driver who struck a cyclist on Elsmere Avenue in Bethlehem, and drove off.

Hit-and-run suspect
State police have arrested a Waterford man who is believed to have left the scene after his car hit a pedestrian in Clifton Park on Saturday.

Albany teen connected to murder/robbery
An Albany teen is wanted in connection with a murder and robbery in South Carolina.[TU]

Community center
The Albany County district attorney's office wants to investigate the financial records of the non-profit that owns the Cohoes Community Center that closed without warning this week, and is facing an estimated $300,000 in debt. [TU]

Ida Lake Dam
Repairs are underway in Troy to Ida Lake Dam after the DEC raised concerns of "catastrophic failure." [News 10]

New apartments in Schenectady
The $22 million redevelopment project that turned a former Schenectady school into 58 affordable housing units is complete. [Gazette]

C-Span bus
Lansingburgh High School students got to check out the C-Span bus on Tuesday. [TU]

Stuff going on today


Get the candy ready and keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters making their away around neighborhood streets.

Trick or Treat Street (inside)
Wednesday: Albany Law is hosting its annual indoor trick-or-treating event for kids. "Looking for a spooky, safe, and fun place to celebrate Halloween? Bring your family to Trick or Treat Street at Albany Law School for an evening of games, activities, ghastly treats, and candy!" Wednesday 5-7 pm -- free

Capitol Hauntings
Monday-Friday: This is the last week for the Capitol Hauntings tours at the state Capitol. "The tour lasts about an hour, but the chilling, ghostly tales might haunt you forever." The tours have been extended through November 2. Monday-Friday 1 pm and 5:30 pm -- free (but you must make a reservation and they fill up)


Wednesday: At The Gates at Upstate Concert Hall
Melodic death metal. With: Wolves In The Throne Room. 8 pm -- $25 ahead / $28 day of

Wednesday: Geek Musica Halloween Spooktacular at The Low Beat
Candy, drinks, costumes, music. 6:30 pm

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