Many of the jobs facing lay off from the state are local, the Occupy protest movement has arrived here, family fights off a home invasion in Cohoes, a 95-year-old drummer is still hitting the skins

About a third of the people who might be laid off in the PEF vs. state battle are Capital Region residents. [TU]

Keeping the new Schenectady County budget under the tax cap involved cutting about 200 positions and consolidating departments. [Daily Gazette]

The Occupy protest movement, quickly spreading across the U.S., has made it to Albany. [Saratogian] [[TU] [TU]

The Albany Common Council has proposed a ban on hydrofracking. [YNN]

The wife of murder suspect Joseph McElheny spent a second day on the witness stand discussing the life of their dead baby, and it was revealed that the couple has a second child that authorities took away just after birth. [YNN] [Troy Record] [TU]

A group of possibly armed intruders stormed a Cohoes residence while a dad and his kids were at home. [TU] [Troy Record]

A guy was shot in the arm in Troy on Monday night. [YNN] [TU] [Troy Record]

A Green Island man allegedly brought his baby daughter with him on a copper stealing heist. [Fox23] [TU]

A pair of teens who ran away from a youth facility were captured in Schuylerville and charged with possessing stolen property and selling pot. [Saratogian]

A Herkimer woman who claimed the man she bound and then ran over with her car wanted her to do it was sent to prison on an unrelated charge. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The area's first residence for homeless women vets opened in Ballston - and is likely to stay full and have a waiting list. [TU]

Health services providers say St. Peter's Health Partners will improve health care in the area, but it could take many years for it to happen. [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

A 95-year-old drummer from South Glen Falls has been in the musician's union since 1932 and still plays regular gigs. [TU]

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There were about 150-200 people in attendance at last Sunday's organizational meeting for Occupy Albany. Lots of enthusiasm, which was great to see. I almost didn't make it because I spent the previous night/early morning hours @Occupy Wall Street in an.....interesting situation. The next meeting is this Sunday. For more info visit occupyalbany.org !

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