PEF is counting votes, town of Colonie still facing budget deficit, that wine store isn't a drive-thru

PEF members are anxiously awaiting the result of the contract vote count. A "no" vote could mean thousands of layoffs. [TU] [YNN]

The cash payment for the privatizing of the Colonie landfill should cover the town deficit until the end of the year, but will not stop the 2012 tax rate from increasing. [TU]

A man has been charged with attempted kidnapping and assault for attacking a woman at a Greenfield gas station. He allegedly got into the woman's car, assaulted her and then fled when she fought back. [YNN] [TU] [Saratogian]

Motions are still going back and forth in the Katherine Seeber murder case - 11 years after Seeber's grandmother was killed. [TU]

Engineers are working on fixing Schoharie County's flood sirens - many of which have been broken since the floods began. [Daily Gazette]

In the case of the Troy dad on trial for murder his daughter, a forensic pathologist testified that a little girl died from a bowel obstruction -- not from long-term abuse. [Troy Record] [TU]

ENCON is trying to stop a "sewer smell" in Saratoga Springs. [Saratogian]

A guy drove his car into a wine store in Troy. [YNN]

A massive barn fire broke out in Nassau last night. [YNN]

A Daily Gazette reporter, who also wrote books and formerly worked at the Times Union, died in a fall from a St. Peter's parking garage, an apparent suicide. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

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