Record snow for the date, NYSUT officials get big raises, Sneaky Pete's alleges racism in zoning rejection, Ken Jennings visits RPI

It snowed 1.6 inches yesterday, a record for the date. And now more might be coming. People are not to happy about it. [NWS] [TU] [Fox23]

As thousands of teachers around the state were laid off this year, top officials for NYSUT -- the big teachers union -- got large raises this year. [TU]

The Albany zoning board of appeals rejected Sneaky Pete's request for a variance in order to build a new night club in the warehouse district. An attorney for the club alleged it was "a patently racist decision." [YNN] [TU]

Schenectady police say a man was shot in the back while fleeing from a group attempting to rob him. [Daily Gazette] [Fox23]

Occupy Albany marched on the Capitol yesterday, calling out "Governor 1 Percent," but Cuomo says it's no big deal because there are always protestors in and around the building. Also, the protestors are determined to stay camped out despite the early snow. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [YNN]

Jerry Jennings vetoed the hydrofracking ban passed by the city council, saying the ban is "premature." [Fox23] [TU]

PEF leaders is touting the new contract as taking PEF off the CSEA contract schedule, which they say would put the union in a better bargaining position in the future. [TU]

A passenger in a car stopped along the Green Island bridge jumped out of the car and led police on a foot chase before he was tasered. [YNN] [Troy Record]

A man who allegedly robbed a jogger in Niskayuna and stole her cell phone rejected a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for 18 years. [Daily Gazette]

Kittens found in a Schenectady trash bin makes the third such local case in recent weeks. [Fox23]

A Stillwater man has been arrested for allegedly taking $8,500 to repair a roof and then never returning to do the job. [Saratogian]

Supporters of Sneaky Pete's are calling the Albany planning board's decision to deny the club's move to North Albany racist. [TU]

The Saratoga Springs fire department conducted live burn training in a facility in Ballston Spa meant to replicate a two-story home. [Saratogian] [YNN] [Troy Record]

Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings came to RPI to play against the students- and lost. [YNN]

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