Burglars are targeting Albany restaurants, more subpoenas in election fruad case, food pantries need help, Latham history is in demand

Burglars have hit at least a dozen Albany restaurants since last week. In most cases, they are breaking in through windows and taking money from cash registers. [TU] [Fox23] [YNN]

While sentencing a caseworker to probation for failing to check up on a child, Judge Karen Drago said the system is failing children. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A number of Board of Elections employees have been subpoenaed in the Troy election fraud case as accusations continue to swirl. [Troy Record] [TU]

A Schoharie rancher hasn't found any of the 22 horses he lost during Irene - but he's still looking. [TU]

Food pantries are seeing more needy people and fewer donations. [Daily Gazette]

The first wave of recovery grants have made it to Schoharie County. [Daily Gazette]

There has been a rash of long-time employees using the trust they've gained to rip off the businesses where they work. [TU]

A Washington County couple who ran an animal shelter have been charged with animal abuse for allegedly leaving the animals in deplorable conditions. [YNN]

An Albany man was shot in the neck on Tuesday night. [Fox23]

The DeWitt Clinton Hotel is behind on its taxes and listed for sale. [TU]

Dozens of people from the Capital Region will head down to Occupy Wall Street today. And, across the state, SUNY and CUNY students will hold protests against higher tuition. [Fox23] [YNN]

The idea of allowing recent law school students to help indigent defendants in exchange for tuition reduction is being considered by the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services. [TU]

The Latham Living History Project is launching - and looking for people who remember the hamlet before the mall. [TU]

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