It's Election Day, Schenectady cop arrested for DWI, teen shot in Troy, man hid a lot of meat in his pants

It's Election Day. Many news outlets ran voter's guides. Some commentators cited mayor and town supervisor races as the most important locally. Others hoped people would find their way to the polls. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [YNN]

A Schenectady police sergeant was placed on 30 days of unpaid suspension after being arrested for drunk driving and could be fired if he loses his driver's license. [Daily Gazette]

A teen was shot during a fight last night in Troy's North Central neighborhood (map). The boy was taken to the hospital -- his injuries do not appear life-threatening. [TU] [YNN] [Troy Record]

A state DEC worker allegedly spent more than $38,000 worth of salaried time drinking at a bar. The 43-year-old biologist admitted that he went to the bar two or three times a week during working hours. [YNN] [Troy Record]

An Albany man was arrested for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's house and choking her. The man had already served six years in prison for a similar incident. [Fox23] [TU]

An admitted kidnapper and murderer testified to try to minimize an Albany man's role in the crimes, saying that he only held the victim's leg at one point, but did not help tie him up. [TU]

The state's Workers Compensation Board is in a state of chaos that is hurting both workers and businesses. [TU]

The Albany Council Council is hoping to cut more than a half million dollars from the 2012 budget to put it into anti-gun measures. [TU]

Fox23 tried to ferret out a scam artist who asked a Troy woman to send him $1,500 so that he could send her $1 million and a Mercedes. [Fox23]

Brindisi's Restaurant in Saratoga has been closed and put on the market, but may reopen in the spring if there are no takers. [Daily Gazette]

The approval for Jumpin' Jacks expansion is being held up by the right of way of a long-defunct trolley line. [Daily Gazette]

A man allegedly tried to leave a Troy Price Chopper with nearly $80 worth of meat in his pants. [TU]


Now there's a candidate for AOA headline of the year.

I second what Terry said. Best. Headline. Ever.

Can I just say how discouraging it was seeing that 12 out of the 18 offices on my ballot today had one candidate running unopposed?

Who wants to be a cheap public servant during a depression?

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