ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Every time I think of Wednesday, I’m always thrown back to that one Geico commercial where the camel is running around the office building, asking absolutely everyone what day it is- let’s bring that energy today, Capital Region. It won’t be hard, either, since Meteorologist Jill Szwed has already declared this a beautiful day in the 518. Oh, and it’s “518 Day,” so there’s that, too.

Wednesday’s five things to know include some background information on the victim from Monday night’s fatal stabbing in Albany, the results from local budget and board of education elections, and a fatal fire in Fulton County.

1. Albany homicide victim was an up-and-coming local chef

The community is mourning the loss of 31-year-old Tyrome Wallace, who was stabbed to death inside his Washington Avenue apartment Monday night. Wallace was an up-and-coming local chef who had spent years working in Albany restaurants.

2. Local Board of Education vote results

On Tuesday, Capital Region voters came out in numbers to cast their ballots for local schools’ board of education members. These elections were unlike any in years past– issues like mask mandates, the COVID-19 vaccine, and the teaching of critical race theory, among other social issues, made the votes much more politically charged than usual.

3. School budget results 2022-23

Voters across the Capital Region cast ballots Tuesday to either accept or dismiss proposed school budgets for the 2022-23 school year. 

4. State Police investigate fatal house fire in Ephratah

New York State Police based in Fonda are investigating a fire that occurred on Friday the 13 on State Route 67 in Ephratah. Sara E. Stinnett, 74, was killed in the fire.

5. Man arrested after bringing gun to Albany Airport

A man has been arrested after bringing a gun to the Albany International Airport. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office said Tyron Ridley, 35, of Florida, was arrested on May 16.