Troy budget veto overridden, APD leaning toward community policing, Paterson looking for a "hand back," trailer runs into overpass

The Troy city council voted to override Harry Tutunjian's budget veto last night -- and now Tutunjian says he'll take the issue to court. The mayor says he would go jail before certifying what he calls an "imbalanced" budget. He also accused members of the city council of lying and distorting the truth. Council president Clement Campana said the council was within its rights to adjust the mayor's budget. [TU] [Troy Record] [Fox23] [@TroyMayor] [CapNews9]

The Albany police department appears to be leaning toward an embrace of community policing again. (Question: Why are fundamental policy decisions being made before a new chief comes on board?) [TU]

Now that Colonie has tightened its rules on motels that house sex offenders, Albany County Social Services has been placing them in homeless shelters and apartments in the city of Albany, according to a county spokesperson. [TU]

Saratoga Springs police say they're still investigating an incident last Friday that resulted in a man being shot in the leg. [Saratogian] [TU]

Scott Murphy says he'll introduce legislation that would expand the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The expansion would cover tuition for training programs that don't grant degrees. [Saratogian] [Post-Star]

David Paterson has again brought up the idea of a getting a "hand back" from the federal government. [NYO]

Lt. Gov Richard Ravitch is trying to scrape together money for a staff by raising donations that would be administered through the Rockefeller Institute. [NYDN]

The attorney for the charged with trying a rape a woman in the parking garage behind Cap Rep says her client is a UN refugee from Iraq. [TU]

The high school basketball game between Rensselaer and Hudson this past weekend was played without fans after school officials said they heard rumors of threats involving a former Hudson player. [WTEN] [TU]

A Colonie woman has accused the Schenectady police of being slow to investigate an incident in which her daughter was allegedly dragged out of bed by the daughter's boyfriend's former girlfriend. [TU]

The award for info about the duct-taped dog case is now up to $7k. [CapNews9]

A tractor trailer ran into the Thruway overpass on Route 144 near Coeymans yesterday. The trailer ended up twisted and stuck under the overpass. [CapNews9] [CBS6]

Cross country skiers have been banned from skiing on the fairways at Spa State Park's golf course this winter. [Daily Gazette $]

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"(Question: Why are fundamental policy decisions being made before a new chief comes on board?) "

To bring in a chief who's going to fit the policies they want to enact.

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