Strange case of attempted "suicide by cop" at newspaper offices, towns using their surplus to balance budgets, Angry Birds and Charlie Sheen popular Halloween costumes

The Daily Gazette is reviewing building security after a man attempted "suicide by cop" in the newspaper's offices over the weekend and was shot three times by police. The 21-year-old man's aunt said she'd tried to get him help in the days before the incident. Meanwhile, police are trying to figure out what led the man to the Gazette's offices. [TU] [WNYT] [YNN] [Fox23] [Daily Gazette]

A Schenectady shooting victim who tried to drive to the hospital didn't make it very far. The driver was one of two men shot in that incident. [TU] [YNN]

Of the $1.4 billion taxpayers gave to the upstart of the GlobalFoundries chip fab plant, tens of thousands of dollars went to luxury expenses such as apartment rentals and executive lunches. [TU]

The SUNY Research Foundation reached a $30,000 settlement with a former employee who alleged she had been fired after blowing the whistle on alleged alterations made to Medicaid data. [TU]

The aftermath of Irene flooding has become a hot topic in political races. Meanwhile, there are still plenty in need and many ways to help. [WTEN] [TU]

The state is trying to win a contract for a GE solar panel plant. [TU]

The proposed Greenfield budget takes more than a third of the funds from the town's surplus funds - meaning the town might be in big trouble if there's an emergency. Milton is also planning to use money from its surplus to fund the regular budget. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]

A $15 million loan to Ellis Hospital's Bellevue Women's Center means that upgrades and modernization can begin. [Daily Gazette]

The Schenectady SPCA is suing the county sheriff's office for refusing to remove animals from unsafe conditions - which the SPCA claims they are required by law to do. [YNN]

At the end of his career, a recruiter gives us a look at the job of enticing people to join the military. [Post Star]

Dairy farmers in New York state are having a hard time making money. [YNN]

Some of the big pop culture Halloween costumes this year are angry birds, pigs, plants, zombies and Charlie Sheen. [Daily Gazette]


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