State preparing for layoffs, man shot and killed by troopers, gun violence up in Albany, Roger the cat wants to be mayor

State bosses are getting their layoff lists ready. If the PEF contract is rejected, layoffs could begin. [TU]

A man was shot and killed by state troopers in Schoharie County after firing a shotgun at them. Police called to scene found 27-year-old Richard Welden sitting in a car with his girlfriend, holding the loaded gun. [TU] [YNN] [WTEN] [WNYT]

A man sitting on the tracks in Albany was hit by a slow-moving train and suffered non-threatening head injuries. [WYNT] [TU] [WTEN]

Albany gun violence is spiking just as anti-violence programs may lose funding. [TU]

Two people were stabbed in separate incidents along Main Street in Cohoes last night (map). [YNN]

A social worker called 911 to stop the private suicide of a a Columbia County woman with a terminal brain tumor, raising issues about the right to die. [TU]

A National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims was held in Schenectady this weekend. The attendees were mostly people whose has lost family members, including those as young as three and a half months old, to murder. [TU] [YNN]

"Operation Hang Up," which targets people who use their cell phones while driving, begins today. Those ticketed face a possible $100 fine with a $60 mandatory surcharge. [YNN] [Troy Record]

Sen. Schumer is taking on OnStar, which will keep tracking customers in their cars even if they no longer want the service. [Troy Record]

State aid cuts to the Schenectady school district could lead to mid-year programming and staff cuts. [TU]

River towns to the north are starting to see the positive effects of the Hudson River dredging project. [TU]

More than 200 girls showed up to a casting call in Schenectady for a role in the film "How it is Now." [Daily Gazette]

Roger the cat is running for mayor of Schenectady on the spay and neuter platform.

Comments

There was a great article in The Sunday Gazette about Stephen J. Dubner, who is the co-author of the Freakonomics franchise and who grew up in the small Schenectady hamlet of Quaker Street.

Writer Stephen Dubner recalls Duanesburg childhood
‘Freakonomics’ author raised in frugal atmosphere
Sunday, September 25, 2011

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2011/sep/25/0925_dubner/

Can someone link or post the article to the roger the cat article without the subscription? The Daily Gazette is the worst... which is saying a lot since the Troy Record website is a crime to online journalism.

obviously those anti-violence campaigns have been SUPER effective, why without them the violent crime rate will probably SKYROCKET into a thunderdome-esque post apocalyptic scenario

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