Icy, Snowy Apocalypse falls a bit flat, Cuomo presents budget proposal, DA says Saratoga assault wasn't a hate crime, woman arrested for allegedly making up story about ex threatening mayor

This just in: it continues to snow. Though the Icy, Snowy Apocalypse hasn't quite lived up to the hype (yeah, not 30 inches), another 3-5 inches are expected the rest of the day, with sleet. As for closings: if you think it could be closed or delayed, it probably is -- call ahead if you're not sure. [NWS]

Andrew Cuomo presented his proposed $132.9 billion budget yesterday, which represents a 2.7 percent decrease in total spending from the year before. We'll speed read details and reaction a little later today. [Cuomo admin]

The Skidmore student accused of assaulting a man in Compton's Diner in what police originally called a hate crime has pleaded guilty misdemeanor assault. The Saratoga County DA said after further examination of the case, the incident didn't warrant the hate crime tag. The DA says there's no evidence that the group of students questioned why an African-American man was sitting with a white man, as had originally been alleged. [Saratogian] [TU] [Post-Star]

The recession has resulted in a high office space vacancy rate in downtown Albany. [TU]

Sales tax revenues were up in each of the Capital Region's four core counties in 2010 compared to the year before. [TU]

A judge has tossed a video interview with Ayerious Benson, the teen accused of killing Tunham Tate, because police started questioning him before reading him his Miranda rights. The Rensselaer County DA says the excluded interview won't hurt their case. [Troy Record] [TU]

Schenectady police say they've arrested the woman accused of saying her former boyfriend had threatened the life of Brian Stratton in an alleged plot to get back at her ex. [Daily Gazette] [CBS6]

Police say there's been another supermarket/big box store purse snatching, this time in Rotterdam. [CBS6]

The Town of Bethlehem's top earner last year was a police officer who, with overtime, made $118,725. [TU]

Glenville has temporarily halted its new contract with Time Warner Cable after a resident noticed the cable company apparently was keeping more fees from customers than it was allowed in the current contract. [Daily Gazette]

The Nature Conservancy has acquired land that it intends to restore as habitat for the Karner Blue butterfly. [Saratogian]


i found the snow to be pretty disastrous myself, but that was yesterday morning before the plows and traffic cleared a lot of it away.


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