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Today’s five things to know include an overnight hostage situation at a Stewart’s in Troy, a wrongful death lawsuit that has Albany Med paying millions in damages, and some results from Thursday’s final day of legislative session at the Capital.
1. Police deescalate hostage situation at Troy Stewart’s
Around 11:14 p.m. Thursday night, Troy Police patrol officers responded to the report of a hostage situation at the Stewart’s Shop on Vandenburgh Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw two employees and one suspect inside the store. All three were men.
2. Albany Med to pay $7.6M in wrongful death lawsuit
A jury has awarded a widow and her children $7.6 million from Albany Medical Center in a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit stems from the 2019 death of Michael Melkonian, who was a judge for the New York State Supreme Court, Third Judicial District.
3. Last day of legislative session: Here’s the agenda
This year’s legislative session is coming to an end. What does this mean for the state of New York? Some top concerns right now are abortion access and gun legislation.
4. Police looking to identify homicide suspect
The Schenectady Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect. Police say this is in regards to a homicide that occurred Monday in the area of 800 State Street.
5. NY passes bill raising age to buy, own semi-automatic rifles
New York’s legislature voted Thursday to ban anyone under age 21 from buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle, a major change to state firearm laws pushed through less than three weeks after an 18-year-old used one of the guns to kill 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo.