Students protest tuition hikes and budget cuts, defense rests in trial of father accused of killing infant, Schenectady cops are looking for customer comments

The PEF leadership met Tuesday evening to determine whether to bring a new contract to a vote. [TU]

Students protesting at UAlbany on Wednesday won the promise of an upcoming town hall meeting to address concerns over rising tuition and budget cuts. The UAlbany contingent was one of many student groups that protested around the state. [WNYT] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

A passenger was killed in a one-car crash in Colonie. The driver, who police do not believe was drunk, was also injured. [TU] [YNN] [Daily Gazette]

The defense rested in the case of a father accused of killing his infant daughter. [Troy Record]

The Schenectady police are using $340,000 in funding to survey the public on the department's level of customer service. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Dozens of cats and dogs were removed from deplorable conditions in Rotterdam. [TU] [Fox23]

Suspects have been arrested in a rash of restaurant burglaries in Albany. Police have so far only charged them with four break-ins, but think they are responsible for at least 12. [YNN] [Fox23]

A group of health professionals are demanding that the Cuomo admin look into the human effects of hydrofracking. [Fox23]

A 15-year-old was among eight students found drunk at a Niskayuna High School football game. [Daily Gazette]

Locally famous artist Frankie Flores allegedly hasn't paid taxes on his Saratoga studio in 2.5 years. [Saratogian]

A 13-year-old Schenectady girl is accused of faking an attempted abduction. [WNYT]

Nearly 20 people were arrested for selling alcohol to minors in Albany County. [Troy Record]

The Columbus Day parade won't happen this year, but will be replaced with a Columbus Festival. [TU]

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