Schenectady City Council overrides mayor's budget veto, $70M Regeneron Pharmaceuticals expansion in East Greenbush, 46th District recount underway, Albany County passes pawn shop law again

The Schenectady City Council voted 5-1 to override
mayor Gary McCarthy's veto of its 2013 budget
, which cut $900,000 out of McCarthy's original spending plan. [TU]

Andrew Cuomo announced the $70 milion expansion at the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in East Greenbush. The expansion will add 300 jobs at the facility that already employs 540 people. [TU]

GlobalFoundries and the Center for Economic Growth are parntering on a regional lab that will help students from more than 100 local school districts get involved in science and technology. [WNYT] [Saratogian]

Andrew Cuomo has created a Moreland Panel to investigate the "response and preparation management of New York's power and utility companies" in Superstorm Sandy and and tropical storms Irene and Lee.[TU]

The recount in the 46th state Senate district is underway. [TU]

In the wake of controversy surrounding a decision not to alert the public to an alleged rape in the city earlier this fall, Saratoga Police Chief Christopher Cole says he'll change the way rape cases are handled in the future.[Saratogian] [TU]

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The U.S. Attorney's office says Joe Bruno should face a second federal trial on theft of honest services charges for allegedly accepting $300,000 in illegal payments from Jared Abbruzzese. Bruno's trial is slated for February. [Gazette] [Capitol Confidential]

Declining revenues are being blamed for Glens Falls Hospital's lay off of 29 employees and cutting back the hours of another five. IRS records show one of the reasons the hospital is struggling: it lost more than $44 million to patients who couldn't pay for medical care, while Saratoga Hospital lost about half that in the same period. [TU] [Post Star]

The "pawn shop law" requiring pawn shops to create an electronic registry of every item they buy in an effort to help recover stolen goods, has been passed for the second time in Albany County. County Executive Dan McCoy has the option to veto the law, something he did already back in August, sending the proposed legislation back for further investigation. [YNN] [News 10]

An armed robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Sham Candy store and Grocery on Monday night. [APD Press Release]

Five early morning drug raids in the city of Amersterdam netted 11 arrests, two stolen handguns, marijuana and heroin. In one case, an entire family was arrested.[TU][YNN]

Vero Beach, Florida police arrested 83 year old former North Greenbush political boss James Germano on charges of procuring a minor for prostitution and soliciting a prostitute after he allegedly approached a 12-year-old boy and his mother asking for sex. [TU] [Record]

Police in Colonie are searching for a man who was wearing a top hat and orange glasses when he allegedly tried to lure two children into a white Toyota Camry on Monday.[TU]

A Glenville man is charged with child endangerment for allegedly unlocking the door of a bathroom stall at the Halfmoon sportsplex and approaching a 12-year-old boy. [WNYT]

Three Saratoga police officers have been suspended pending an investigation into a an early morning bar fight they may have been involved in on Caroline Street on Monday. [WNYT] [Saratogian]

The man who admitted to robbing the Adirondack Trust branch in Ballston Spa will spend up to 10 years in prison. [TU]

A Schenectady firefighter charged with unlawful imprisonment for allegedly holiding his wife against her will has been placed on unpaid leave by the department. [TU]

The Greenfield woman convicted of animal abuse and neglect last spring and ordered not to keep any more horses may be headed to jail after 17 horses were found on her property. [Saratogian]

Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement of over $210 million from Ivy Asset Managemnt, the Mellon Bank subsidiary that advised clients to invest with Bernie Madoff. The settlement will be distributed to victims of Madoff's ponzi scheme. [TU]

The Thruway Authority board postponed a meeting on the proposed toll hike for trucks for the second time in a week, saying the issue "needs more study." [ WNYT]

The West Albany firehouse on Osborne Road will close at the end of the year, and its calls will be handled by the Sand Creek Road station a mile away. [TU]

The woman charged in a fatal stabbing stemming from a confrontation over loud music in Schenectady claimed self defense on Tuesday, testifying, "I didn't do it intentionally, I'm freaking out, that's not what I was trying to do." [TU]

Jury selection continues today in the retrial of Edward McDonaough in the Troy ballot fraud case. [TU]

Among the reasons for closing the Knox post office: Mold, electrical problems, and rat infestation. [TU]

River Street in Troy was closed Tuesday night between First and State street after a major water main break.[WNYT]

Albany County will pay the Albany city school district a portion of the $250,000 - the back taxes owed on the family court building on Clinton Ave. [TU]

State Senate Republicans have persuaded newly elected Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder to defect to the Republican party, further reducing the chances that they'll lose control of the Senate. [NYT] [News 10]

Cheryl Roberts has conceded defeat to Assemblyman Steve Mcaughlin in the 107th assembly race. [Record]

Efforts to keep the invasive Asian Clam out of Lake George may include mandatory boat inspections and fees for boat owners.[TU]

New York State has selected the hightst bidder to produce drivers licenses.[WNYT]

Fracking opponents warned on Tuesday that the process has led to an increase in crime and social unrest in places where it is legal. [Record]

A new book store employee at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga once did jail time for stealing hudreds of items at the New York State Archives.[Saratogian]

Demoliton is underway on the gas station across from the Saratoga Racecourse on Union avenue to make way for a Stewart's shop. [Saratogian]

The CSPAN visit to Albany has begun. [TU]

The Thruway authority is holding a vehicle auction today. [YNN]

Shenedahowa school superintendent Dr. Oliver Robinson was named NYS Superintedent of the Year. [WNYT]

What it's like to learn to read at 45. [TU]

RPI has launched a new Center for Cognition, Communication and Culture, combining researchers from the arts, computer science, cognitive science and game design,which will include a room sized virtual reality system with 3-D computer graphics. [Gazette]

UAlbany's men's basketball team pulled off a surprising come from behind win against Washington - the 150th win for coach Will Brown.[TU]

The Merry Monk will open a location on Henry Street in Saratoga. [TU]

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