Police say kids left in car while parents were in bar, state backs off designating wiffle ball as dangerous, parents say students humiliated by school discipline

Colonie police allege that two parents left their toddlers in the car outside a bar so they could go inside and drink. Police say a man heard the kids crying in the car and called police. Upon arriving at the bar, police allege they found the parents drunk. The father told CBS6 that they were in the bar for 10 minutes. [TU] [YNN] [Fox23] [CBS6]

The Cuomo admin announced its picks for the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission (SAGE) that will work to "right-size" state government. The panel is being described as "very business-heavy." Many of the members were big donors to the Cuomo campaign. The admin says state government hasn't has a major reorganization since 1927. [Cuomo admin] [TU] [Gannett via State of Politics]

The state Department of Health says it's dropping the list of games -- including wiffle ball and kickball -- that were said to pose a "significant risk of injury" and would trigger additional regulation for community programs. [TU]

The DEC says it's removing the trap from the yard of the Greene County woman who was knocked by a bear last week -- because it hasn't caught a bear. [TU]

The campaign for legalizing same-sex marriage in New York is ramping up again. [NYT]

At a forum in Salem Tuesday, Chris Gibson said the plan he supports for restructuring Medicare would not privatize the program. He also said the Ryan budget proposal is not perfect, but "It's a plan to move us back towards a balanced budget." [TU] [YNN]

Roger Hull, the Alliance Party candidate for Schenectady mayor, says city council president Gary McCarthy -- who's filling the role of mayor after Brian Stratton resigned -- should resign. [Daily Gazette]

S&P increased the City of Troy's credit rating. [Troy Record]

When recycling started in Schenectady in 1992, the rate was 25 percent -- now it's below 8 percent. [Daily Gazette]

State Police allege a Colonie man stole $100k from an elderly man he "befriended" at the OTB in Schenectady. [YNN]

Colonie police say a man picked up a flat screen TV off the shelf at the Latham Farms Walmart -- and then tried to take it directly to the customer service desk for a refund. [TU]

Noted: don't cross Terry Kindlon when he's carrying a digital camera. [TU]

Two mothers of Schenectady sixth graders say their children are terrified to go back to class because a teacher allegedly sent them to a kindergarten class because they were misbehaving. [TU]

A CDTA mini-bus caught fire in Schenectady yesterday. No one was hurt. [YNN] [CBS6]

Minnisale's is building a tomato sauce factory in Troy. [Troy Record]

Comments

Excuse me? If those two Schenectady boys are too "handicapped" to handle such a tame punishment then maybe their parents need to consider the fact that their sons are incapable of dealing with a 'mainstream' classroom.
Get over yourselves, Schenectady.

Good to see that Wal Mart's return policy is so lenient, and that their security is so on top of things.

Wal-Mart Stores Mission Statement: "Wal-Mart’s mission is to help people save money so they can live better."

Wow, those bar-hopping parents are really clueless.
If they were so desperate for a drink why didn't get something at a liquor store and consume safely at home?

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