Shortage of ADHD meds, Troy approves 2012 budget, Rotterdam teens launch balloon camera

The Capital Region is facing a severe shortage of Adderall and other ADHD drugs. [TU]

After a long wait, the winner in the Schenectady mayor race may actually be announced today. Democrat Gary McCarthy is ahead by more than 80 votes. [YNN] [Fox23]

The FBI is looking into a threatening fax that sent to David Soares' office, apparently over the Albany County DA's decision to not prosecute Occupy protesters arrested in Lafayette Park. [TU]

The Troy City Council unanimously approved a 2012 budget that does not change the tax rate. [TU]

Friends and family of the woman who was struck and killed while walking on a ramp to the Northway near Wolf Road Wednesday morning say it was completely out of character for her to be walking on the highway in the dark. [TU]

More adults than students were part of an Albany High walk-out in support of the Occupy movement. [TU]

Police in New Scotland says they found 500 marijuana plants in a building formerly used as a Verizon transmitting station. Cops found the structure after someone set fire to an electrical wire that was powering the operation. [TU] [YNN]

Three people from Saratoga County were arrested in a sweep of gun vendors. All were charged with selling guns without conducting a background check. Said the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association about the sweep, coordinated by state attorney general Eric Schneiderman: "I think this whole thing is bogus." [TU] [Daily Gazette]

A man was critically injured when he jumped off the side of I-787 onto the side of I-90 yesterday morning. [WNYT]

A Duanesburg man returned a $5,000 cash deposit from a local pizza shop that someone had dropped on the street after leaving it on the roof of their car. [Fox23]

The run of The Addams Family at Proctors is the result from the theater's investment in a multi-theater production company that creates new musicals.[TU]

Two Saratoga Springs men are making a documentary about injured war veterans who are healing by turning to stand-up comedy. [Daily Gazette]

A pair of 13-year-olds in Rotterdam launched a balloon and photo equipment 60,000 feet into the air. [Daily Gazette]

A Joe's Crab Shack may open in the former Dakota Steakhouse building in Latham. [WNYT] [TU]

Unlike the chaos documented in other parts of the country, local retailers say they saw record sales during a thoroughly pleasant Black Friday. [Daily Gazette]

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