Capital Region doesn't get GE solar plant -- is getting PhDs, man arrested in case of trash bin cats, bus driver fired for snack stops, the apparently taser-proof woman

One hundred GE jobs planned for Schenectady and Niskayuna will include positions for ""Ph.Ds, scientists, high-end jobs, headquarters management jobs." This came after the Capital Region lost out on a bid to put a GE Solar Panel plant here. [YNN] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

A Nassau man has been arrested and sent to jail after police say he admitted to sealing a mother cat and her babies in a box and throwing them in a trash bin. Police are not sure if Ryan Dorr is also the person who shot and paralyzed the mother cat. [Fox23] [TU] [YNN]

The heating assistance program HEAP is being delayed and funding cut for this winter. [Post-Star]

A state judge has ruled that political candidates in Schenectady County who are running on two party lines will only be listed under the bigger one. The attorneys for the Alliance Party say they plan to appeal the decision. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A Troy mayoral candidate running under the Revolutionary Party banner has been removed from the ballot for signing documents about false signatures. [Troy Record]

An Albany School District bus driver was fired for making stops outside of his route to allow students to grab snacks from stores. [Fox23]

A Troy woman bit a Schenectady cop after he tried to interview the woman's boyfriend yesterday morning. Before she bit the cop, they had tried to Taser her, but it had no effect. [Fox23] [TU] [YNN]

A man already serving a lengthy sentence for stalking a woman all over the Capital Region will now be tried for perjury, with the prosecution claiming he made a "mockery of the court." [Troy Record]

A Troy High School student already in trouble for a gang assault on Catholic High School teens was sent to jail for the weekend after the presiding judge learned that he punched another student and failed a home alcohol test. [TU]

Local colleges are starting to put federally-required net price calculators on their websites so that potential students can calculate the actual costs of attending. [TU]

A dump truck carrying a stone cargo in Saratoga spilled rocks all over the road, damaging at least one car. [Saratogian]

Giant beams have arrived for the replacement of the Batchellerville Bridge. [Saratogian]


That woman that got Tased and didn't slow down is bad a$$. I want her on my side during the zombie apocalypse.

What exactly is a high-PhD? Is my regular PhD no longer good enough? Or is this a comment on how I should be spending my weekends?

Editors: Your regular PhD is plenty good enough! It was typo. Sorry about that. Fixed.

I know the woman that got tasered. Let's just say I'm not surprised.

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