Shock over terror suspect's connection to Schenectady, council funds anti-gun program, first batch of arrested Occupiers have cases bounced

While he was living in Schenectady, terror suspect Jose Pimentel was arrested for a credit card scam and was cited for failing to pay child support. The man's former neighbors said they were shocked to hear about his arrest and said they were scared to learn that someone so close to them could have been involved in making bombs. A tip from Albany police had led the NYPD to keep tabs on Pimentel. [Daily Gazette] [YNN] [TU]

In passing the city budget, the Albany Common Council voted unanimously to match $150,000 for the anti-gun violence program SNUG, but Jerry Jennings has said city funding for the program is not sustainable. The budget also added five more firefighter positions. [TU] [YNN]

As the first batch of Occupy Albany protestors had their cases dismissed, city judge Thomas Keefe said he hadn't seen many motions to dismiss made by prosecutors during his career. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

State Attorney General Eric Scheinderman said he's sought to increase his office's jurisdiction to include state corruption cases, but was denied by the Cuomo admin -- a former aide for Cuomo said the conversation never happened. [TU]

The Schenectady mayoral race is headed to court, and a judge will rule on each of the 225 ballots that have not yet been counted because one of the sides objected to it. The deadline to certify the winner is December 3. [Daily Gazette] [YNN]

Under the new Watervliet budget, homeowners will pay about $20 more per year in taxes. [Troy Record]

State Police say they've found the car that allegedly caused the crash on the Northway near Schroon that killed a Mechanicville woman, but they have not yet found the driver. [Post-Star]

A Clifton Park man who collapsed and died in the final stretch of the Philadelphia marathon was an experienced athlete who had completed three Ironman competitions. It appears that he had a heart attack. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

A man crossing Central Avenue in Colonie was hit by a car and is now in critical condition. The driver of the car has not been charged. [Fox23] [YNN]

A local mission spent hundreds of dollars on food for a Thanksgiving meal before realizing that nearly $2,000 in donated money orders were fake. [Fox23]

The Albany County district attorney and the Secret Service are offering a seminar to retail workers on how to spot counterfeit bills and credit cards. [Daily Gazette]

The Olde Saratoga Brewing Company has bought new equipment that will allow it to make more beer and is becoming one of the largest craft breweries in the state. [Saratogian]

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When I read the headline, I was very concerned about the ant-gun, but am relieved to hear that it actually refers to Albany's anti-gun initiative.

Did we really need another Ant Gun program? Those little buggers are tough enough as it is.

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