In deadly year, new U.S. attorney, Albany law enforcement meeting over gun violence

ALBANY — The region’s new U.S. attorney will meet with local law enforcement officials Tuesday as they plot ways to combat gun violence.

After meeting at police headquarters, acting U.S. Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon will hold a news conference with local law enforcement officials including Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins to discuss joint efforts to address gun violence. Mayor Kathy Sheehan, who is in quarantine after being around Binghamton Mayor Richard David who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, is expected to hold a separate news briefing.

The Bacon’s meeting with police will take place in the midst of one of the region’s most violent years. More than 100 people have been shot in Albany. The majority of the city’s 16 homicide victims were shot.

In Troy, a city that with a population of 49,374 that is roughly half the size of Albany, the violence has been staggering with 13

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Libor Law Is Adrift in Albany and Wall Street Is Getting Nervous

(Bloomberg) — For the past seven months, an arcane financial-markets proposal has been collecting dust in the statehouse halls of Albany, New York. Between the pandemic and the racial-justice protests, lawmakers have been so preoccupied that no one in either chamber has even initiated the legislative process on it.

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But to bankers, investors and regulators, this is no run-of-the-mill document. It’s a proposal that’s crucial to ensuring that a huge swathe of the global financial system, involving deals worth potentially trillions of dollars, doesn’t turn into a chaotic, lawsuit-riddled mess when the London interbank offered rate is officially discontinued at the end of next year.

And while that still leaves 15 months to hammer out a solution, Albany is not expected back in session until January, and anxiety is already mounting among those on Wall Street who had originally expected the proposal to sail through the legislative process

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Albany Humane Society can’t take new animals

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – The Albany Humane Society executive board says they are working quickly, to correct violations that forced the facility to stop taking in animals. The Department of Agriculture closed their doors to new animals, and that will impact the city.



a person in a cage: Albany Humane Society no longer taking in animals


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Albany Humane Society no longer taking in animals

The Albany Humane Society was hit with several violations from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, including interior surface, pest control, including a roach infestation, and housing, to name a few of the more severe violations. Officials said they started working on correcting the violations immediately however some will take time to fix.



a person posing for the camera: Lulu Kaufman, Albany Humane Society (Facebook)


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The original inspection was in August. The Ag Department officials revisited them on Wednesday.

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Once they saw not all violations were corrected, they told shelter staff no

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