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She was taken to a hospital for a medical exam. Moreover, you desecrate the memory of Witold Pilecki plus other Polish officer escapees from Auschwitz who produced written reports, e. Amanda is annoyed when Kyle continues to obsess over the missing journal page. Kaloyeros trial The feds offered Alain Kaloyeros a plea deal over the weekend -- and he declined. She learns that Michael cost Brett the Philadelphia job by telling Larner about her past profession. Federal prosecutors seeking rare death penalty for NYC terror attack suspect The last time the death penalty was used in a New York federal case was in

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Drinking water A state Comptroller's office review of the state Department of Health oversight of public water systems concludes that DOH has not always taken the appropriate or timely to hold systems accountable for notifying the public about problems. DOH pointed out that 98 percent of water systems in the state reported no water safety violations in , a rate that's better than the national average.

Troy trash plan A draft version of Troy's trash management plan identifies multiple longstanding issues and recommends the city move to a pay-as-you-throw model for trash collection. Mice, bedbug complaints at state office on Pearl Street The state Office of General Services has been treating floors in the 40 North Pearl Street office building the Ten Eyck Building for bed bugs and engaging in "aggressive mouse control.

Abortion rights in New York State A look at where New York's laws stand on abortion rights and how that could be significant if there's a shift in direction by the Supreme Court of the United States. Albany selling Coeymans land The city of Albany is moving toward selling the acres of land it owns in Coeymans -- once planned to be used for a new landfill -- to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Gubernatorial election Gun control laws: Attorney general election A short profile of Keith Wofford , the Republican running for state attorney general. Women running for state offices There's a record number of women running for state legislature seats this year.

And it should serve as a warning to anyone who fails to uphold his or her oath as a public servant. On a personal level, the human tragedy for Joe's young children and family is a very sad consequence. If they have, they've been keeping it a secret. There have no meaningful measures to reduce the corruption in state government. Top state official charged with child exploitation A special assistant to the commissioner of the NYS Office of Mental Health was is facing 29 counts of child endangerment after police say he lured teens into his home , and, among other things, asked them to wear diapers.

Legislative pay raise The decision on a long-awaited pay raise for stat legislators is in the hands of a state compensation committee and should come within the next three months. Albany homicides Albany has recorded 12 homicides in so far -- the highest number in 18 years. Sentencing in Schenectady stabbing A Schenectady woman will serve 3 years in prison for an April stabbing at Summit Towers apartments in the city.

Manslaughter plea An Albany woman pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter Tuesday morning, in connection with the overdose death of a year-old woman found in a snowbank in March. I've never touched my wife. I never touched my daughters and I never touched my son and I will take that to the grave with me because it's never happened.

Councilman Randy Koniowka has continued his call for Morse to step down. That's how demagogues gain power. Aftermath of Albany police shooting Paul Grondahl visited with Ellazar Williams , the man shot by an Albany police detective during an incident in which police say Williams had a large knife -- Williams is now paralyzed from the chest down.

He did not speak about the shooting with Grondahl. Morse's Twitter account called the Times Union reporting "orchestrated stories" and accused the paper of having "exploited the mental illness and drug addiction of my wife for your own personal gain. Given the documented evidence presented in these reports, it is clear he cannot continue to serve and must resign.

The New York State Police have reopened their investigation based on new reported evidence. Colonie police said they're investigating a complaint from Morse's wife that he grabbed her and spit in her face during a meeting at Wolf Road restaurant last week. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state.

He an overwhelming advantage in the amount of campaign funding available to him for the primary. Check with your county board of election website or the state Board of Election for polling places and sample ballots.

Arrest in fatal stabbing A year-old Troy man is a suspect in the fatal Lark Street stabbing of a year-old Albany man in late July. Here's a rundown of local races. Cuomo Bridge at the beginning of primary week.

Questions in police involved shooting Civil rights leader Alice Green and advocates for the Center for Law and Justice says the APD explanation of a police involved shooting of a year-old suspect still leaves questions about how the teen was shot in the back.

Cuomo Bridge across the Tappan Zee continued with the New York Times getting a hold of an internal document in which the Cuomo admin offered the bridge contractor potential enticements to get the bridge open by late August. A Daily Gazette editorial on that effort: They knew exactly what they were doing. What else would we expect? After the grand opening of a span of the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge across the Tappan Zee Friday, the new section did not open Saturday because of a "potentially dangerous situation" involving a section of the old bridge.

Marc Molinaro is calling for a federal investigation of the bridge. Cuomo tried to distance himself from a mailer sent out by state Democratic Party that attempted to connect Nixon with anti-Semitism. The Nixon campaign called for an apology from Cuomo. Police oversight Chris Churchill on the friendship that developed between the mothers of two men who died during interactions with police in Saratoga County and the difficulty in finding out exactly what happened and why in the cases.

APD commander Michael Basile -- who was acting chief at the time -- walked through a presentation with surveillance cam stills and video, a call following an incident near a shop on Central Ave in which the caller said they thought a man had a gun, and police radio calls.

Basile said video indicated that Williams had been carrying a large knife and he still had the knife when detective James Olsen chased Williams behind the school building into a fenced-in area.

Basile said Williams tripped, dropped the knife, then "rearmed himself and became an imminent danger" towards the detective. That's when Basile said Olsen feared for his safety and the detective fired two shots, hitting Williams once in a spot Basile described as the left rear shoulder.

The incident appears in the background of a video and it doesn't show the detective's exact position at the time of the shooting.

The detective wasn't outfitted with a body camera , nor did he have a taser. In this case, the use of force, per our internal investigation, was necessary. But it doesn't take away from the fact that it was a very traumatic experience for everybody involved and we're sensitive to that.

After the media presentation Thursday, she spoke with reporters outside police headquarters and said she hasn't come to a conclusion for herself about the shooting. I'm sure they did everything they could with the information that they had," Green said, noting that police didn't have access to Williams or his medical report.

His attorney recommended he not speak with police because he's facing charges. She said one of the key questions for the community is how Williams ended up being shot in a spot that she described more as his back than his shoulder.

Troy shootings Troy police are investigating a pair of shootings that injured three people in the city overnight. Marijuana legalization The first of 15 statewide listening sessions on legalization of marijuana was held last night in Albany. Most of the speakers at the two-hour session spoke in favor of legalization and questioned specifics and logistics involved. Protestors seek answers in police-involved shooting Nearly community members and family members of Ellazar Williams, the man who was paralyzed after being shot by Albany police detectives last month, protested Tuesday night to demand answers in the shooting.

Video shows June shooting Footage from a surveillance camera in front of Equan Fallen's Livingston Avenue home shows two men shooting Fallen to death in front of his door. Albany attack labeled hate crime charge Albany investigators believe an attack in the city over the weekend was a hate crime. Police say a man repeatedly stabbed a person and stomped on his head because the victim was homosexual.

APD says the arrested man is also believed to be mentally ill. Investigation of man's death in Schenectady group home Lauren Stanforth looks in the investigation of the death of a man with developmental disabilities in a Schenectady group home in July -- there are still few details about how he died and the situation surrounding the death -- and the state's overall process for reviewing these sorts of deaths.

Albany police involved shooting Albany police say Ellazar Williams, the teen who was paralyzed last week after being shot by officers, ran at them with a knife before the shooting and refused to drop the weapon. The officer who shot Williams was named in brutality claims in and Albany police apparently have video of the incident.

The debate will air on CBS. Stephanie Miner After three people with ties to the Democratic Party challenged her petitions to run on the Serve America Movement party, independent gubernatorial candidate and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is blaming Andrew Cuomo. The Malta site has had about 3, employees recently.

Saratoga Springs police and the death of Darryl Mount Jr. When they speak, we should be able to trust what they say. We want to believe our police.

Williams arraigned in the hospital Monday on charges of felony menacing a police officer and misdemeanor possession of a weapon. Following the injury and death of Darryl Mount Jr.

Tracking the life of Rayen Puleski Jake Lahut and Steven Cook attempted to the track the life of Rayen Puleski, the infant who had gone missing in July and whose suspected body was found behind a State Street residence in Schenectady. APD says the man did not have life-threatening injuries. It's asking anyone with info to call. He's sort of passed over this race.

I think having someone who talks like a Republican and governs like a Republican would be a step down. We're doing what we do for everybody. We're treating them with dignity. Albany police detective retiring after complaints "Two sources familiar with the matter" tell the Times Union an Albany police detective recently retired after at least one woman filed a complaint against him.

Police chief start date Albany's new Police Chief will start work on September 5 and will officially be sworn in on Friday, September 7. Railroad falls A section of downtown Union Street in Schenectady was closed for a stretch on Wednesday afternoon after a gutter fell from the railroad bridge over the street. Cohen was subpoenaed on Wednesday by the Tax Department for "documents and potential testimony" on the Trump Foundation. Speaking at the meeting on Tuesday, Hawkins said he said communication and forming relationships are an important part of his vision for the force.

And he said not opposed to working with groups like the Guardian Angels if they want "assist the city in a collaborative way. Albany police involved shooting The man shot by an Albany police detective earlier this week has been identified as year-old Ellazar Williams of Binghamton. Police found a knife at the scene of the shooting that is believed to belong to Williams.

Acting Chief Michael Basile said at a press conference that a group of detectives had responded to a report of fight on Central Ave involving a weapon. Basile the detectives saw a person who fit the description of a suspect with a gun, approached him, he ran over to Elk Street, and one of the detectives fired, hitting a man.

Tuesday morning APD said the man was in critical condition. Basile said a large knife was recovered at the scene of the shooting, but no hand gun as of Monday evening. A rep from the state Attorney General's office was on the scene. Basile said the press conference that detectives are not yet outfitted with body cameras. The public safety committee meeting is at 5: Thacher State Park falling rocks State parks had some idea about the risk of falling rocks on the Indian Ladder trail at Thacher State Park a few months before a Bethlehem woman was injured by falling rock there, according to a redacted report obtained by the Times Union via FOIL.

The Northway The Times Union pulled together package of articles about the Northway's history, its effects, and the future: Albany landfill and trash collection The projected closure date of the Albany landfill has been extended to , and the city's new DGS commissioner tells Amanda Fries the transition to pay-as-you-throw garbage collection "is not dead, but it's not alive.

Albany County ADA resigns over freelance work The Albany County prosecutor found out to be doing freelance appeals work for a prominent local defense attorney has resigned and is taking a job with the county public defender's office. Addicted mother buried child Heaven Puleski was arraigned on Wednesday on charges relating to the disappearance of her four-month-old-son Rayen, whose body was found this week in hole behind their State Street home in Schenectady.

Police say Puleski was too high on heroin to care for the child , and admitted to wrapping him in plastic bags and hiding him behind the house after he died. The governor continued saying, "We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. Investigation of infant death in Schenectady Schenectady police have charged Heaven Puleski, the mother of 4-month-old Rayen Puleski, with a string of felonies related to the discovery of a body now believed to be her baby.

The charges include one count each of tampering with physical evidence and concealment of a human corpse, felonies, as well as misdemeanor child endangerment but she has not been charged with murder. Puleski is in Schenectady city jail awaiting arraignment today. An autopsy on the child is expected to take a while. Opioid suit New York State is suing the maker of OxyContin for allegedly downplaying the risks and overstating the benefits of opioid products, helping to fuel an addiction and overdose epidemic.

She also said she thinks child protective services failed the infant by not following up on a claim about the infant's living situation. Albany County styrofoam ban The Albany County Legislature voted Monday to expand the ban on the use of polystyrene styrofoam at food service establishments. The ban previously had applied to chain restaurants. In a tweet, Stefanik said it was an honor to have Trump accept her invitation to visit Fort Drum.

Fatal I crash State Police a driver was killed when their car was struck on the eastbound side of I in East Greenbush Saturday afternoon, ended up crossing the median, and was then struck again by a vehicle traveling in the westbound lane. State Police also say the drivers of both the eastbound and westbound striking cars were arrested on vehicular manslaughter and DWI charges, and the westbound driver had kids in the vehicle.

State Police are asking any witnesses of the incident to contact them. And the family of the mother who lived at the building -- and whose infant was reported missing earlier in the week -- said they were frustrated by the lack of details.

Donald Trump Upstate Donald Trump will be signing a bill at Fort Drum Monday and then making an appearance at a private fundraiser in Utica -- it's his first visit to Upstate New York since taking office.

Wright who served three decades in prison for the fire that killed two teenage girls in Troy, was convicted a second time on Tuesday by State Supreme Court Justice Andrew Ceresia. Sentencing in Schenectady police shooting shown on Facebook The man shot by Schenectady police during a standoff that was streamed on Facebook Live last summer was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a felony weapons charges and multiple misdemeanors.

Parole denied for driver in fatal Northway crash The driver convicted of causing the Northway crash that killed Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers was denied parole Monday. Justice Center The state's Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is now five years old, and critics say it's falling short of its purpose. Albany County paid sick leave proposal Advocates are continuing to push the case for Albany County to adopt legislation that would require employers to provide paid sick leave.

The bill was recently amended to allow businesses with five or fewer employees to offer unpaid sick days. Local newspapers Many of the biggest newspapers in the Capital Region have had large declines in the paid circulation for their paper versions over the last decade.

Maurice Rucker After the outpouring of public support for Maurice Rucker -- the employee at the Albany Home Depot fired after he stood up to a racist customer instead of calling for a manager -- the chain has offered him his job back.

He's not accepting it: He's currently the police chief in Southfield, Michigan, and in a statement Sheehan said he has "a firm commitment to community policing and 21st century policing strategies.

He has a law degree. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Common Council. Justice for Dahmeek protest outside Troy Police Department Protestors gathered outside the Troy police department on Wednesday to protest the grand jury decision not to prosecute the officer who shot Dahmeek McDonald in an incident last August.

No-one was in the building when shots were fired. Some of the bullet holes were new and others may have been fired as early as last week. Charges in Schenectady family shooting Dushawn Howard was officially charged on Tuesday with three separate counts of second-degree attempted murder in last week's shooting of his former girlfriend and two of her children. Howard, who was also injured in the incident, was arraigned at his bedside in Albany Medical Center and was released into the custody of the Schenectady County Sheriff's Office.

Skelos and son convicted in retrial Former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, were convicted of all counts on Tuesday in their corruption re-trial. See the tweets from Amanda Fries for a recap of the council caucus and meeting Monday night. His death is the 8th homicide of the year and third in July. And on Sunday community members -- including the parents of Kahlil Barnes -- gathered Sunday in Arbor Hill Park to talk about the string of shootings.

Barnes and Cancer were once members of rival groups back in the 00s, but Barnes's mother says they had since become friends: His attorney said after the verdict in Manhattan that "there's no way that Alain Kaloyeros is guilty" and that they're planning an appeal. The victim told police she was afraid to leave Deshawn Howard, because she knew he had a gun and he threatened to kill her and her children if she left him. The woman had an order of protection against Howard , obtained earlier this year after he punched her in the face in front of her children.

Response to Albany shootings "I want to see the outrage. I want to see people angry" -- Acting Albany police Chief Bob Sears on the community outrage and response to the rash of shootings and violence in the city this summer. And Sears called out a union VP by name for the statement. Said Sears at the press conference: I lost a whole bunch of things at the same time, and I know I'm not the only one feeling that way. No one has explained anything to them.

APD says it appears Cancer was trying to break up a fight when he was shot. And then at about 2: APD says the men shot in the first incident "have been highly uncooperative with the police. Kathy Sheehan told the crowd: I'm here ready to do whatever it takes. We stand ready to do whatever it takes. In a Facebook post, Sheehan said she "will not be responding to the false claims made on social media by a member of the Albany Police Union against myself and APD command staff" and will "not ignore the disgraceful dog whistle language used by this same individual to describe Albany Cure Violence.

Flare up of violence in Albany Officials, community leaders, and residents say they're concerned, frustrated, and baffled by the rash of shootings and other violence in Albany on July 4 that left one person dead and multiple injured. Albany fire chief The Sheehan administration announced Friday morning that fire chief Warren Abriel Jr will be retiring July 28, and Kathy Sheehan will be announcing a new chief in the future.

Albany homicide Albany police are investigating the stabbing death of a 29 year old victim on Orange Street early Thursday morning. Four shot in Albany Albany police say four people who were shot early Thursday morning on Lexington Avenue are being uncooperative in the investigation into the shootings.

Albany shooting Albany police are investigating a shooting that took place in the city's Ten Broeck neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. The victim, a year-old man was shot in the arm and treated at Albany Med. APD mourns officer The city of Albany is mourning Officer Dean Johnson, a 25 year old police officer who died this weekend in an off duty motorcycle crash.

Saratoga Springs stabbing Saratoga Springs police say the year-old man stabbed Sunday has died , and the year-old man in custody is facing charges that include second-degree murder.

Kaloyeros trial The feds offered Alain Kaloyeros a plea deal over the weekend -- and he declined. Prosecutors also got a chance to re-open their case to establish the the court in Manhattan was the proper venue for the trial by calling witnesses from Verizon and the parent company of AOL to testify about email routing. Amazon warehouse The massive warehouse project in Schodack that would serve as an Amazon facility took a step forward in the town planning process Monday night -- over the objections of of some residents and a labor advocate.

Some local municipalities are offering cooling stations not on that list. Life in translation A profile of an Afghan man who served as a translator for the US Army in Afghanistan and now lives in Albany -- he was injured while working with US forces, now works four jobs, and needs a new wheelchair. Every day local journalists work to find out what's happening and tell people about it.

They're working longer and harder as news organizations contract, usually for not much money. And we'd all be worse off without their efforts.

If you're not subscribed to a local news outlet, today's a good day to sign up. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said this week the detainees will have access to immigration attorneys and other services at the jail. Supreme Court and New York Anthony Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court of the United States -- and its potential implications for the fate of abortion rights in the country -- has prompted a renewed focus on New York State passing the Reproductive Health Act , which would change abortion's place in the state's legal code.

The legislation has faced a road block in the state Senate. Delgado received 22 percent of the votes to put him at the top of a seven candidate field.

Polls here are open from noon to 9 pm. Don't know where to vote? Check with the website for your county board of elections or the state board of elections. It's the second settlement the village has struck with the companies and doesn't preclude additional claims. Climate change Highlighting some of the ways the climate has been changing in New York State over the past century. APD says two officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon on the second floor of a Partridge Street residence and they found a woman at the bottom of a stairwell.

They broke the glass in the door and determined she'd been stabbed. APD says a year-old man, Schuyler Lake, then came down the steps with a knife, did not respond to officers' instructions to drop the knife, and then stabbed the woman again -- that's when APD says one of the officers fired, killing the man. APD says the woman at the bottom of the steps was Lake's mother, and a man found upstairs -- also injured -- is his uncle.

APD says the mother was in critical condition Saturday, the uncle had non-life threatening injuries. Both officers are on administrative leave while the incident is investigated. ICE in Saratoga Springs With the return of the summer tourism season in Saratoga Springs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have again become active around the city -- a Skidmore professor say the agency is racial profiling people.

Kaloyeros trial A former VP for LPCiminelli -- who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and is cooperating with the prosecution -- testified Thursday that the contractor had influence on the request-for-proposals process with a development arm of SUNY Poly so that company would be chosen for a contract. The exec also said Alain Kaloyeros had gone from being viewed skeptically by the Cuomo admin's inner circle to a "rock star" in part with the help of Todd Howe.

Kaloyeros Federal prosecutors presented dozens of emails as evidence in the bid rigging trial of Alain Kaloyeros and his codefendants. It was revealed through emails that Kaloyeros threatened to quit his job back in when he was having trouble negotiating his goal of splitting the NanoCollege off from UAlbany, and prosecutors suggest he hired Todd Howe to help him gain the trust of the Cuomo administration. One of the witnesses testifying in the trial, Jerry Barber, a former top assistant to Tom DiNapoli hired by Kaloyeros to work at Fuller Road Management Corp, testified in federal court this week that he was never pressured in his job to approve any particular developers for SUNY Poly project.

Legislative session The legislative session wrapped up on Wednesday but sports gambling, transparency requirements, requirements for reporting bullying at charter schools, and other high profile issues were left on the table.

Opponents of Andrew Cuomo are blaming him for focusing more on his own political battle than legislative issues , while others blame the lack of a majority. Some lawmakers are saying they are dissatisfied with the way the session wrapped up.

Legislators rallied on the Million Dollar Staircase on Wednesday to call for an end to the Trump policy of separating immigrant children from their families. Cuomo says NY will challenge federal border policies separating families Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that New York State will file a lawsuit over the federal border policies that have led to the "inhumane" separation of families and detention of children.

Prosecutors say Kaloyeros pushed for secrecy and private email to discuss alleged bid rigging for developers. Violence in Albany After a spate of shootings and stabbings in the last several weeks, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Acting Police Chief Robert sears held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss plans to address the outbreak of violence , including a tip line and placing more officers in the city's highest crime areas.

Larry Rulison had put the pieces together earlier in the day by noting the facility shared the exact same square footage as other Amazon projects. These warehouse workers will not have the time or money to buy a burger in Schodack, let alone buy homes here. Death in Lark Street stabbing case Albany police say one of the men stabbed during the incident near Lark Street and Madison Ave June 7 has died of his injuries.

The death of year-old Elijah Smith is the city's fifth homicide of the year. APD says it doesn't know of the shootings are connected. Did the big bets on high-tech projects, most of which were overseen by Kaloyeros, pay off? Trump Foundation -- and its director, which include the President and three of his children -- alleging "a pattern of persistent illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade, that includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr.

Trump's personal and business interests, and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations. The lawsuit is" " an extraordinary catalogue of how not to run a private foundation. There's little else [Trump] could have done that would have made it worse. It was one of multiple rallies around the country. Colonie road rage arrests Police made two more arrests in an Colonie road rage case from last month, and one of the people arrested was the woman who claimed to be a victim.

State Police say an investigation concluded that Natia Shim, the mother of the driver, who claimed she and her son were chased down by another vehicle and attacked physically and verbally, was not in the car when the confrontation occurred. Shim was charged with making a false statement to police.

Four other arrests have been made in the case. This item has been corrected. Case dismissed a second time in Troy murders For the second time, a Rensselaer County judge has tossed out charges against two men who were charged with killing a pair of Troy roommates nearly two years ago, saying there was insufficient evidence to tie that crime to the men charged, and cited incorrect instructions given to the grand jury. The defendants will be held until the DA's office determines whether it will resubmit the cast to a new grand jury.

Albany homicide A year-old Albany man is dead following a shooting in the city's West Hill neighborhood on Tuesday. Meanwhile NXIVM has announced it is suspending all operations and planned events in light of recent sex trafficking allegations.

Criminal indictment against Rensselaer County DA dismissed An acting state Supreme Court justice has dismissed the state Attorney General office's criminal indictment against Rensselaer district attorney Joel Abelove over the DA's handling of the grand jury review of the fatal shooting of Edson Thevenin by Troy police, concluding the the state AG's office doesn't have jurisdiction to prosecute Abelove for perjury in the case.

We respectfully disagree with the court's decision and are determining how best to move this critical case forward. Lawsuit against Schenectady police over fatal shooting The wife of a man fatally shot by Schenectady police in has filed a lawsuit against the city and police department in federal court alleging her husband was walking away from detectives when he was shot, and was shot in the back of the head.

Schenectady police said at the time of the incident that Joshua Scism had drawn a gun from his waistband and pointed it the detectives police -- and an attorney for the city told the Daily Gazette this week police acted appropriately.

Officials say the items with the body point to it being a year-old Guilderland man missing since February , and who was the subject of a search earlier this year. APD says an investigation concluded that year-old Larnell Kennedy shot year-old Nahjayyah Daise, his former girlfriend, in the head as she drove them down Erie Street to Erie Boulevard, and he then fled up to I where he was struck by a vehicle.

Police say they're not sure why Kennedy shot Daise, or why he ran into the highway. APD says all the people involved knew each other and it looks like the incident was the result of an argument that erupted inside Lark Tavern. Albany mom arrested after baby ingests heroin An Albany mother is facing charges after her 1-year-old child ingested heroin while she was passed out on the drug and unable to care for the child.

Albany stabbings Albany police say two people are under arrest after four men were stabbed in an altercation at the intersection of Madison and Lark streets overnight.

Days of our legislature The Senate got back to work on Wednesday, but without Kathy Hochul presiding. Governor was on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday in a failed effort to push through legislation in the politically tied Senate. A controversial women's health bill did not advance on Wednesday, and amendments that would codify Roe v. Wade into state law and guarantee that contraceptives are covered by insurance plans were voted down, but Democrats say they now have a record of Senate Republican votes on women's health issues.

Former deputy convicted in of child porn A former Saratoga County sheriff's department sergeant was convicted on child pornography charges Tuesday after more than 1, images of child porn were found downloaded on his home computer. Fatal incident near Erie Blvd in Albany Albany police say they're working alongside State Police to figure out what happened Sunday during the incident -- or incidents -- near Erie Blvd and I in North Albany that ended with two people dead.

Acting Albany police chief Robert Sears says police found a gun on I near the site of a crash. And police are waiting on autopsy results.

Schenectady standoff Schenectady police took a man into custody after a standoff at a home in the Vale neighborhood that lasted more than five hours and involved a police negotiator. Police say the man was taken to a hospital for evaluation, and they found weapons inside the home. Two people dead after incident near Erie Blvd in Albany Albany police say two people -- a woman and a man -- were dead following an incident in North Albany Sunday afternoon map.

APD says it was called to Erie Boulevard for an altercation where they found the woman, and then State Police were called for a man being hit on I just above that spot. Police say the two deaths appear connected. Some worry about a focus on appearances over substance. And attempts at reform have been shackled by the political calculations that accompany any effort to enact change in New York's famously byzantine Capitol.

Marijuana legalization Chris Churchill on what could or should happen in communities following marijuana legalization. And Donald Trump was a frequent topic. Guilty verdict in death of child An Albany County jury found David Bridges of Troy guilty of manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's 1-year-old boy.

Bridges could face up to 25 years in prison for the abuse that led to the death of 1-year-old Luka Patrick. State official fired following complaints of sexual harassment Jay Kiyonaga, the 2 official at the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, was fired on Wednesday , one day after a former lawyer for the state's Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special needs filed a discrimination complaint charging that the Cuomo administration covered up the fact that he had sexually harassed her -- the state Inspector General reported in a letter that Kiyonaga had a "history of improper and sexually inappropriate acts towards and comments to fellow staff members and subordinates" during his time as an official at the Justice Center.

Federal complaint filed against New York State over handling of official alleged to be a serial sexual harasser An attorney who says she was sexually harassed by an official who's now the 2 at the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against New York State and the Justice Center , claiming the official was never held accountable for treating women as sexual objects.

Legislative session to-do list The state legislative session comes to an end in a few days. Issues that could still be addressed in this session include medical marijuana, sports gambling and the Child Victims Act.

Paid sick time Albany County Legislators heard from members of the public on Tuesday on a measure that would require employers in the county to offer paid sick time. Investigation into recovery center death The state Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is investigating how a man's body was left to sit in a room at a supportive living facility in Troy for 39 days.

The man's family says the facility told them the man had packed up his belongings and left -- only for a pest control worker to find the man's decomposing body more than a month later still at the facility. Kathina Thomas Chris Churchill talks with the brother Kathina Thomas now that a decade has passed after the 10 year old was killed by a stray bullet in Albany's West Hill neighborhood.

Nixon loses convention vote Andrew Cuomo had an easy victory over Cynthia Nixon at the state Democratic convention in Hempstead. Nixon is still working to secure a spot on the primary ballot, which will ultimately decide who runs on the party's line in the November election. Delegates also endorsed Lt. Former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout has confirmed that she will challenge James. Republican gubernatorial candidate Republicans on Wednesday, formally named Marc Molinaro their candidate for Governor.

She is the first woman to hold the job. Underwood had been the state's solicitor general and became acting AG in the weeks after Eric Schneiderman's resignation following reports of domestic violence.

Underwood will serve out the remainder of the year, and has decided not to run for the post in November. Troy police accused of brutality The attorney for a man arrested by Troy police in March alleges that officers inflicted a "savage beating" on his client during the arrest on Congress Street downtown, an allegation surfaced publicly by Luke Stoddard Nathan at The Alt.

There is video of the incident, and the attorney played it for the Times Union -- Kenneth Crowe reports it "shows the officers kicking, kneeing and punching" the man after he was already on the ground. The Coppola case raises troubling questions that throw this narrative into question. Guns Students and adults gathered in Albany's Washington Park Monday for a vigil for the people killed and injured at the school shooting in the Houston area last week.

Said an 8th grader to the Times Union: Emergency department wait times Emergency department wait times in the Capital Region are higher than the state average , and Albany Med and St. Peter's have among the longest wait times, according to an analysis by the Daily Gazette of federal data. There's some interesting discussion in the article about why wait times are what they are and the role of urgent care facilities.

Facts don't match the claims Brendan Lyons followed up on some of the remarkable stories and career claims made by a top official at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse -- including surviving a bombing in Afghanistan -- and found the facts didn't seem to match the claims. The official has now been placed on leave. Arrests in reported Colonie road attack State Police say two people have been arrested in what the agency is calling "a reported road rage incident" May 10 on Alternate Route 7 and I in Colonie.

A woman tells WNYT that she and her teen son, who are black, were cut off by a truck with at least five people in it -- those people got out of the truck and started hitting the mother and son's car with bats while yelling racial slurs.

Said the mother to the Times Union: They yelled, 'We're white supremacists. Go back to your country. Fatal Amtrak crash with pedestrian in Castleton Schodack police say a man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by Amtrak train while crossing the tracks near Main Street in Castleton. Officials the spot in a popular crossing point for pedestrians going to the river. Murder plot A year-old convicted rapist admitted in Saratoga County court on Wednesday that he tried to win his freedom by hiring someone to murder a witness in the case.

The person he tried to hire was an undercover police officer. Possible Troy shooting Police in Troy are investigating reports of shots fired near 4th Street and Congress Avenue at around 11 pm on Wednesday.

Storms Tuesday's storms downed trees in the Capital Region and left about 8, residents without power for a while. South of the Capital Region, in Newburgh, an year old girl was killed by a falling tree.

The Albany library budget was also approved by voters. Replacing Schneiderman Legislators began interviewing 12 candidates to replace Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday, including Acting state Attorney General Barbara Underwood Four Republican state senators have been added to the committee vetting the candidates. Today is school budget, school board, and library budget voting day.

Check with your school board's website. Andrew Cuomo more than three centuries later. The wall has been in need of repairs for years and its potential failure, during an event like a large flood, would also threaten a major sewer line.

How the state handles sexual harassment complaints Brendan Lyons looks at how the state has handled harassment complaints against a high-level agency executive at multiple stops in the bureaucracy, which a former affirmative action officer said points to a pattern of protecting appointees by moving them around.

Homeless in Saratoga Springs Ann Friedman talks with a group of homeless people living in camps in Saratoga Springs about their daily lives and what they say is a lack of services in county services.

Prosecuting Scheiderman Andrew Cuomo has appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to investigate the domestic violence and abuse allegations against Eric Schneiderman.

Not publicly clear at the moment: Whether the women mentioned in the New Yorker article want to press charges. Schenectady murder for hire verdict A Schenectady County jury returned guilty verdicts for the two men on trial for their connection to the contract killing of Charles Dembrosky in Schenectady.

Joevany Luna was found guilty of first-degree murder and potentially faces life in prison, while Kyshaan Moore was found guilty of second-degree murder and potentially faces 25 years to life. Replacing Schneiderman New York State lawmakers continue to search for a permanent replacement for Schneiderman.

The state Assembly is expected to start interviewing candidates for the job next week. Schneiderman's temporary replacement A profile of Eric Schneiderman's temporary replacement, Barbara Underwood. Good riddance Sarah Foss says "good riddance" to Schneiderman. Two of the women -- who had longterm relationships with Schneiderman -- talked to the magazine on the record, their accounts detailed and corroborated by others.

While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office's work at this critical time. Jimmy Vielkind, in a run-through of possibilities: Building and codes inspectors Lauren Stanforth in a large Times Union review of local building and codes inspection operations: The city of Albany was an early adopter of the program and former police chief Brendan Cox is now part of the national org.

Quackenbush Center The developer of the proposed mixed-use project next to Quackenbush Square in downtown Albany says construction bids were much higher than expected , but the company is still committed and is reformulating the plan.

Cynthia Nixon has yet to do so. Lincoln Park sewer facility The sewer facility proposed for a ravine in Albany's Lincoln Park continued to face skepticism at a public meeting Thursday evening. The plan to fix a problem in Albany that's been a century in the making -- and the concerns about that fix. Albany school board election There will be four candidates for three positions on the Albany school board for the May 15 election -- which will, oddly, involve two ballots.

Police officers arrested Four law enforcement officers -- three of them from the Galway Police Department -- were arrested Tuesday on charges they falsified documents filed with the state related to officer training. The state Attorney General's office has been investigating the village police department for all sorts of alleged misconduct, including the falsification of training credentials for officers who have ended up taking jobs at other police agencies around the region.

The village has a tiny police force with a tiny budget and the mayor says its main purpose is to deter speeding. Sick days There's a proposed Albany County law that would mandate paid sick time for the employees of private sector employers in the county. Albany County exec Dan McCoy has supported this idea. The Capital Region Chamber is opposing the legislation and sent out an email to members this week urging them to speak out against it. Siena coach search A "source close to the situation" has been telling local media outlets that Jamion Christian will be the next Siena men's basketball coach.

Rodger Wyland has been saying this since last week. Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey had also been a rumored candidate. Schenectady landslide report A report released to the Daily Gazette on Monday shows water from a broken water service line that leaked into a dirt basement floor of a Barney Street home caused the Schenectady landslide earlier this year.

Silver trial Sheldon Silver's retrial got underway on Monday with prosecutors claiming the former Assembly speaker abused his power for personal gain by taking bribes, while the defense told the court "Everything that happened in this case was not only legal Hochul Kathy Hochul called rumors that she'll be dropped from Andrew Cuomo's democratic ticket a "non-story," but Cuomo has publicly suggested that she run for Chris Collins' House seat. Opioids A look at the changing approach -- and barriers that still remain -- to offering immediate access to withdrawal medication for people suffering from opioid addiction , which could significantly reduce the number of overdoses.

Galway Police Department Brendan Lyons reports that the state Attorney General's office has been investigating the Galway village police department for allegations of all sorts of misconduct.

Suspension disparities Black students in many Capital Region schools districts are suspended at much higher rates than their white classmates , according to recently released federal data -- and parents say they're concerned their children have been treated differently.

Harassment in state government Vivian Wang on three recent cases of alleged harassment involving state employees and the lack of a single investigative body or agency to handle complaints of harassment brought by people working for New York State: What policies do exist are not always followed.

And for all the sleek uniformity that officials have promised in recent weeks, none of the new policies fully address how, in practice, it will be achieved. Race for governor Marc Molinaro says he's secured enough endorsements to claim the Republican nomination for governor.

It includes parts of Saratoga, Washington, Rensselaer, and Columbia counties. Marchione to retire State Senator Kathy Marchione announced on Wednesday that she will not run for re-election. Marchione cited family reasons for stepping away from the Senate, but Democrats are buoyed by her decision to leave , combined with the results of this week's special election.

In a letter, Cuomo told Felder," You have said that you act in the best interest of your constituents. For their benefit, now is the time that matters. Polls are open until 9 pm. Check with the state Board of Elections or your county board of elections site. And its fate in the state legislature isn't clear , in part because of a key swing vote in the state Senate.

Chris Churchill commented that the bag ban is an example of Cuomo's "great Cynthia Nixon freak-out. Albany homicide Albany police say a year-old man died after being shot multiple times near Clinton Street and Second Ave in the South End map Sunday afternoon.

APD says it's investigating and asking anyone with info to call or provide an anonymous tip. It's Albany's second homicide of the year. Federal prosecutors allege that Mack recruited women for what was described as a mentorship group but instead were sexually exploited.

Mack had been previously listed as an unidentified co-conspirator. Schenectady landslide In a notice of claim filed against the city of Schenectady, owners of a rental property on Nott Terrace allege that the city knew there was a water leak on the hillside above their property that was weakening hillside before the January landslide. The man was trapped in a residence by the landslide says he's been suffering from physical injuries and PTSD.

An attorney for neighbors who oppose the project says there may be further legal challenges. Schenectady City Council president workplace violence allegation Schenectady City Council president Ed Kosiur said in a letter that he raised his voice and was impolite during an exchange with city employees, but he strongly disagrees that he violated the city's workplace violence policy. Teens sentenced in Mechanicville murder The 17 year old and 20 year old who admitted to robbing and fatally shooting a Mechanicville man last summer, were sentenced to 18 years to life and 20 years to life respectively.

Sentencing in death of teen Nineteen-year-old Christopher Miranda was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison for the death of year-old Zachery Brown, struck and killed on a Saratoga County roadside last year, driving at speeds of up to miles per hour. Car crashes into yards, home and hydrant A car crashed into the porch of a Schenectady home on Albany Street early Thursday morning, hitting three yards, a fire hydrant and flipping an SUV in its path.

Visconti's, who is shooed away by Peter before Visconti can interpret her dream about her husband blow-drying her hair until it burst into flames. Franco [ Photographer ] rc: Alex, Nurse Lynn, Dr. Visconti, Nurse Dena Kyle is jealous of the amount of time Amanda spends with the recuperating Peter. He and Ryan quarrel after Ryan mentions Kyle's concerns to Amanda.

Amanda referees the dispute and gives Ryan a job at her agency. Peter, fearing that he is about to die, confesses his involvement in the kidnapping to Dr. Visconti to pry the truth from him. Michael follows Megan to her parents' home, and is stunned to find that the family is wealthy.

Megan discovers that her father suffered a crippling stroke years ago, which Mrs. Lewis claims is the result of the strain of learning that Megan was a prostitute. Michael discovers that Megan's mother is lying to force Megan to stay home out of guilt. Jane takes a job at AWA. She is asked to persuade Alex--now a famous designer--to bring his business to the agency. Five Easy Pieces rc: Visconti Peter learns that Lexi has uncovered the truth about his involvement in Amanda's kidnapping.

Peter returns the ransom money to Amanda and Kyle, explaining that Beck pressured the kidnappers. Lexi threatens to expose Peter unless he sleeps with her. Peter decides to call her bluff, and Lexi races to the club to talk to Amanda. Amanda burns the journal--and the missing page--after Kyle continually accuses her of protecting Peter.

Ryan tries to make a move on a reluctant Megan. Megan takes a job for Lexi, and winds up vying with Ryan for an account in Arizona. Car problems force the two to spend time together, but Megan says that she is not ready for a relationship. Michael is jealous of Jane's new working relationship with Alex. He decides to push Jane away to see if she can resist Alex's advances. Michael spies Alex kissing Jane at a restaurant. Singer Eve Cleary is struck by a car outside outside the club after Kyle fires her.

Peter assists in her recuperation, and Amanda convinces Kyle to give Eve another chance. Amanda is annoyed when Kyle continues to obsess over the missing journal page. Amanda has a clandestine meeting with Eve outside the club. She tells her that she once told a friend their secret, but will not make this mistake again.

Amanda fires Ryan because she suspects that he leaked information to Lexi's agency. She welcomes him back after he proves that her assistant was the actual spy. Megan tells Ryan about her past and explains her reluctance to open up to him. Michael pretends to go out of town, then keeps Jane and Alex under surveillance. Jane fears that Michael is having an affair with Megan, but resists Alex's persistent advances.

Alex, Eve Amanda is nominated for a magazine's Businesswoman of the Year award, and is considered a strong favorite. Lexi sleeps with Drew MacKenzie, the magazine's editor-in-chief, in the hopes of convincing him to give her the honor instead. When her plan fails, she starts a rumor that Amanda won the award by sleeping with Drew. Megan learns the truth when she eavesdrops on a conversation between Lexi and Drew. Jane shares the news with Amanda, who humiliates Lexi in her acceptance speech and mockingly presents her with the award.

Jane accuses Megan of having an affair with Michael. Michael suggests that he and Jane elope. Michael punches Alex after he claims that Michael's haste stems from his fear that Jane will sleep with Alex.

Jane threatens to call off the wedding unless Michael agrees to trust her. She temporarily moves back to the apartment building. Peter and Eve have their first date miniature golf. He is touched by her enthusiasm for mundane things such as hot dogs, but she frightens him with an overly passionate kiss. Eve sends Peter a love letter, but is hurt when she hears him sarcastically reading it to Michael.

They later decide to make a fresh start. Ryan tells Megan that he is still interested in her. Alex, Eve Lexi decides not to fire Megan for her betrayal because she cannot stand to lose her only friend. Peter sleeps with Eve, but then refuses to return her calls. Amanda goes to Peter's office to confront him, and the two are trapped in an elevator during a citywide power outage.

Peter realizes that he has been cold to Eve because he is afraid of destroying another relationship. Michael is forced to take an apartment due to structural damage at the beach house. Alex threatens to pull his account unless Amanda helps him win over Jane. Michael is mistaken for a looter and arrested. Alex sneaks into Jane's apartment and makes a pass at her.

Megan and Ryan bond over a lost dog and share a rooftop kiss, but she quickly rejects him. Lexi shows up at the building during the blackout, and Ryan ogles her as she swims in the nude. Visconti Kyle becomes suspicious of Eve after she angrily rejects a record deal. Eve visits the courthouse.

Peter catches her in a lie about her whereabouts, but she covers her tracks by giving him a present. He asks her to move in with him. Amanda abruptly sends Jane on a business trip to Chicago, where she works closely with Alex. Alex promises to remain professional, but he and Jane end up kissing passionately. Peter tries to distract Michael by throwing a bachelor party.

The evening is spoiled by the distraught stripper, who whines about her ex-boyfriend. Peter drugs Michael to stop him from going to Chicago. Megan and Ryan behave coldly to each other. Ryan ignores his brother's warning and sleeps with Lexi. Andrews, Nurse Amy, Dr. Visconti Overcome with guilt after kissing Alex, Jane hides out at a hotel.

She fears that she is making a huge mistake by re-marrying Michael. She suffers a panic attack and passes out. Amanda goes to the church to tell a heartbroken Michael that the wedding is off. Jane decides that she wants to marry Michael after all. Michael refuses to talk to her, but Peter ambushes him with a ceremony at the hospital. Michael agrees to marry Jane after hearing her vows.

Alex shows up at the reception and leads Michael to believe that he slept with Jane. Michael gets drunk and humiliates Jane with accusations of infidelity. She seeks refuge at Alex's house, only to discover that he is not using the clothing designed during her trip to Chicago.

Alex admits that he had invented a work emergency in the hopes of getting closer to Jane. During the reception, Megan catches Ryan and Lexi in a compromising position in a bathroom. She tries to drink away her sorrow, and finds comfort with Michael. While heavily intoxicated, they break into Ryan's apartment and gain roof access. Jane visits Amanda's apartment in search of advice and ice cream. Michael and Megan kiss and become amorous. The roof suddenly collapses, sending the half-naked duo crashing into Amanda's bedroom--where Amanda, Jane, Ryan and Kyle look on.

Swamp Boogie Queen rc: Visconti Following the roof incident, Ryan insults Megan and gets into a fist fight with Michael. Jane burns her wedding dress on the barbecue. Amanda sues Michael for the roof damages, tries to fire Ryan and Jane, and blames Lexi for everything. Jane sues Michael for divorce, and he responds with a countersuit. Amanda hopes to force the Mancinis to talk things out by locking them in the laundry room overnight. They wind up dredging up the past and Jane actually says Sydney's name!

Megan tells Michael to go easy on Jane after learning that she may have breast cancer. Megan quits her job, but returns as vice president after Lexi begs for forgiveness. Ryan again repels Megan by gyrating onstage with the musical guest. Peter learns that his father--a spiteful man who struggled as a pro golfer--has died friendless.

He hopes to avoid his father's fate by proposing to Eve. Eve arranges a wedding in her hometown, then sneaks out with Amanda to visit her grandmother.

Kyle follows them, and badgers the old woman into revealing that Eve spent 15 years in prison. Lexi, unaware that Peter is about to tie the knot, calls him to profess her love.

Kyle harasses Eve before the wedding. Amanda interrupts and confesses that she and Eve once committed a murder. During high school, Eve's quarterback boyfriend Kent made a play for Amanda at the football stadium. He tried to rape her when she refused him. Eve saved Amanda by shoving Kent from the bleachers to his death. His family claimed that the act was premeditated, and Eve was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Eve and Amanda beg Kyle not to share the truth with Peter. Peter and Eve are married, and find a naked Lexi waiting in their room. Peter threatens Lexi when she tries to blackmail him with her knowledge of Amanda's kidnapping. Eve is haunted by nightmares about Kent. Megan and Ryan take Lexi home after she rushes the Upstairs stage in a drunken stupor.

After Ryan saves her from falling off her balcony, Lexi decides to turn over a new leaf. She tries to make nice with Amanda, but later admits that this is part of a scheme. Megan considers dating Ryan. Michael learns of Jane's potential illness and offers to support her. Jane leans on him temporarily, but rejects him after getting a clean bill of health.

Amanda is nearly flattened by a delivery truck, and suddenly decides she wants a baby. Amanda and Kyle find oceanfront property for sale, and Kyle gives the owner a sob story to convince him to accept their bid.

Eve, Travis Michael must sell the beach house to pay off his debts. The voyeuristic real estate agent closes a deal within two days, then sleeps with Michael. Jane and Michael reminisce about their first date, but she tries to move on by going out with a dork from the office. Amanda plans to turn over day-to-day control of her agency to Ryan. A lazy lab technician's error convinces Kyle that he is sterile.

Ryan and Megan's first date is a disaster, but they later admit their attraction and kiss. Lexi, Amanda and Eve organize a charity Christmas function. They visit a Christmas tree lot, where a former prison guard recognizes Eve. Lexi witnesses an argument between the two and suspects that Eve is hiding something about her past.

The guys including Dr. Visconti plan to play Santa at area elementary schools, but are mistaken for the bank robbers and arrested. They are detained until Lexi, Amanda and Eve clear up the misunderstanding. Amanda begins to worry about Kyle's drinking. Travis tries to blackmail Eve into sleeping with him, but Kyle pummels him and orders him to leave town. Lexi has an enlightening conversation with Travis, which leads to a fist fight with Eve.

Lexi warns Peter that his current and former wives are keeping a secret from him. An eccentric judge orders Michael and Jane to spend the holidays performing community service together.

Jane forgives Michael, who then has himself delivered to her apartment in a box. Lexi surprises Megan with a catered Christmas dinner, only to find that she has spent the greater part of three days in bed with Ryan.

The teen pop group Hanson performs a charity concert at the club, and Lexi makes an inappropriate remark. After a vicious argument with Amanda regarding her baby obsession, he leaves for New York without sharing his plans. He scouts a hard rock band, whose manager holds wild parties in Kyle's suite and gets him hooked on drugs. When Amanda and Ryan come to Kyle's rescue, she sees women coming out of his room and assumes that he is cheating on her.

She throws him out of the apartment. Lexi gives up on Peter after he wishes her well and urges her to move on with her life. She offers to make Megan a partner in her company if she can find Lexi the perfect mate.

Jane and Michael call off the divorce, but face huge legal bills. A patient that Michael saved gives him a sports car and offers him an opportunity at a million-dollar investment or so he says. Kyle tells Amanda that her unreasonable expectations have destroyed him. Ryan becomes suspicious of Megan's irregular hours. He sees her interviewing one of Lexi's potential dates and assumes that she has returned to prostitution.

Perry vanishes with the money, and Michael learns that he is a con artist who feigns heart trouble to win the trust of wealthy doctors. Michael covers his tracks by volunteering to serve as the charity's treasurer. Kyle forces Eve to sing with Rikki G's band. The group's disgusting behavior prompts her to quit. A drunken Kyle tells Peter about Eve's murder conviction and long prison sentence. He has a run-in with Kent's parents and the town sheriff, but an old friend of Eve's tells him the truth about the murder case.

Eve comes looking for Peter, and he defends her from the townspeople's attacks. Ryan intercepts a drug delivery for Kyle and pushes his brother into flushing the pills. Kyle, Eve and Peter separately accuse Amanda of being a tyrant. Overcome with guilt, she takes Kyle back for some reason. Megan conceals the fact that a computer program pinpointed Ryan as Lexi's perfect mate. Ryan discovers that Megan has her own number. He confronts her with allegations of prostitution, so she comes clean about Lexi's search for Mr.

Temporary chief-of-staff Michael promotes Amy to head nurse. A wacko nurse whom Michael had just met claims that he promised her the job in exchange for sex. Mack enrages Ryan with his demeaning and hateful comments, then turns on Kyle after learning that he cannot have children. Unable to cope with the pressure, Ryan and Kyle flee Kyle's birthday party and get into a fight that ends in the pool.

Kyle attacks his father after he belittles him and reveals his condition to Ryan. Amanda mends her relationships with Eve and Peter. Lexi jumps to conclusions when she sees Amanda and Peter at a hotel while Eve is out of town for a gig.

Audrey sues Michael for sexual harassment, and the hospital refuses to support him. Jane shuns Michael following a surprising meeting with Audrey. Michael and Audrey have a secret rendezvous. Lexi sabotages a Valentine's Day date with one of her love candidates. Megan resigns from the project.

Lexi gains access to Megan's records and discovers that Ryan is her perfect mate. He tells Amanda that he is sterile and disappears. Ryan finds him drinking at the basketball courts and brings him home. Kyle injures himself while Amanda is out, and Peter recommends that he check into a rehab center.

Amanda fires Rikki G and the band, prompting a furious Eve to quit. Rikki G tries to rape Amanda, but Peter comes to the rescue. Audrey's sexual harassment allegations are part of a scam engineered by Michael. She is to recant her story in exchange for a share of his winnings in a countersuit against the hospital. Audrey refuses to follow through until Michael agrees to a sexual relationship. She secretly videotapes their encounters. Lexi pursues Jane and Ryan to a Mexican resort, where they are trying to land an account.

Jane sprains her ankle and returns home to reunite with the "innocent" Michael. Lexi impulsively kisses Ryan, but apologizes for acting rashly.

Eve, Becky, Madigan, J. She skips a meeting with her parole officer, and is arrested for performing at an illegal after-hours club. Ryan catches Peter and Amanda in an embrace, and learns of their supposed hotel rendezvous from Lexi. Amanda tells Peter that she is pregnant. Eve overhears this, and races to the rehab clinic to tell Kyle. Kyle breaks out of rehab and goes ballistic, destroying everything in sight and trying to kill Peter. When Amanda tries to stop him, he accidentally throws her through a second-story window.

Michael receives a two-million-dollar settlement from the hospital. He insults Audrey on television, so she decides to send her illicit videos to Peter. Ryan and Lexi collaborate on an ad campaign, and hold a drinking contest to determine who will use it. They end up having sex in a closet, and miss their deadline.

Visconti advises Lexi to be less aggressive in her pursuit of men. Eve, Madigan, Nurse Dena Amanda is not seriously injured, but loses the baby. Kyle refuses to acknowledge that the child was his, and leaves Peter to break the news. Eve vanishes, and her parole officer warns Peter that she could be arrested unless she resurfaces.

Eve stays on the boat of her former cellmate, Jackie. They plan to sail away to Mexico, but Jackie tips off Peter, who convinces Eve to return home. Kyle decides to run away to Boston. Peter discovers that Kyle is not sterile. He has Amanda flown to the airport in a chopper so that she can stop Kyle from leaving. Peter and Jane see the tapes of Michael with Audrey.

Jane dumps him again, and buys the beach house with a loan from her father. Peter takes pity on his partner and lets him keep his job. Lexi learns that Ryan has been engaged three times. She pressures Megan to propose in the hopes of exploiting Ryan's fear of commitment. Eve, Barry, Sarah, Dr. Visconti, Nurse Dena Kyle and Amanda are anxious to speed up the construction on their house, but learn that it will cost them.

Amanda cannot afford to bring the apartment building up to code, so she decides to sell it. Kyle joins the construction crew for the house and offers to help Jane fix up the beach house. He helps her chase away a persistent but dorky neighbor. Shulman and the hospital's new corporate ownership try to stop Michael and Peter from treating uninsured patients.

Jackie is assaulted by her boss. Shulman overhears Eve discussing her prison background with Jackie. She vows to use Eve's past to destroy Peter's reputation.

Shulman at gunpoint, but Peter stops her from killing her. Shulman's car, then turns herself in, as she cannot handle life on the outside. Michael begins pursuing Megan.

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