State Police: man shot and killed by police in Rensselaer County, outlook not good for GE plant in Fort Edward, remembering JFK's visit to the Capital Region

State Police say a suspect was shot and killed in Berlin, in Rensselaer County, by troopers Sunday evening. NYSP says the person was wanted for questioning in a criminal investigation and the shooting happened when the person was confronted by troopers. NYSP says there will be more details today. [NYSP]

Friday night into Saturday in Troy: reports of shots fired and an alleged hit-and-run with 60 mph chase through downtown. [Troy Record] [News10]

"People with knowledge of the situation" tell the Times Union that the apparent deal for the GlobalFoundries chip fab in Malta to serve has a secondary site for making chips for the iPhone and iPad involved, at various points, Al Gore, Andrew Cuomo, and Chuck Schumer. (Also: Schumer still uses a flip phone.) [TU]

It appears the GE plant in Fort Edward is heading for closure after the 60-day negotiating period with the union ended Sunday night. GE announced in September a plan to close the plant and move operations to Florida, eliminating 200 jobs in Fort Edward. The company said the union's concessions plan "falls short of achieving the savings and efficiencies that would be generated by the proposed move." And the union says a request to continue negotiating for another 30 days has been rejected. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [News10] [WNYT] [Post-Star]

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SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher has proposed a plan to move toward compensating top university officials only through state money, not the combination of state money and outside sources -- such as the SUNY Research Foundation -- currently used. [TU]

There are six weeks remaining to re-register for the STAR property tax exemption. [TU]

Sole proprietor businesses in the area say the Affordable Care Act is hurting them because they no longer qualify for group rate health coverage. [TU]

The Malta supervisor race, still not settled, is headed to court this week. [Daily Gazette]

Carmella Mantello, who lost out on the last Troy city council at-large seat by 65 votes, has retained John Sweeney (the former Congressman) to represent her in an attempt to get a recount. (Presumably this recount would be more tame than the other recount for which Sweeney is famous.) In other Sweeney news: the Federal Elections Commission has tagged him over an issue with his apparently still-not-closed campaign account from his 2006 loss to Kirsten Gillibrand. [TU] [TU]

An Albany County legislator described a former deputy county exec's move to a new county job at the same $113k salary following an arrest on a felony drug charge as "problematic for a lot of people." [TU]

In its third effort to solicit proposals for the former city hall site on Monument Square, the city of Troy has gotten three proposals -- one of which includes RPI. [TU]

Among the student recently booted from Schenectady's troubled Mont Pleasant Middle School: 8th graders who were about 16 years old because of being held back. [Daily Gazette]

The last textile manufacturer in Cohoes has closed. The state Attorney General's office announced it's filed suit against the company for allegedly cashing checks from customers without delivering orders. [TU] [NYS AG]

The Spring Ave Bridge in Troy has been closed after officials decided it could no longer safely handle the 3,000 vehicles it carries each day. The city engineer called it "a highly, highly deficient bridge." [TU] [Troy Record]

A Lansingburgh couple has been involved in a long-running lawsuit against L'Oreal, alleging a hair coloring product permanently discolored the wife's skin. [Troy Record]

Albany police say officers fatally shot a dog in Sheridan Hollow after it attacked an officer responding to a complaint about a loose pit bull. [APD]

The organizer behind a feral cat program in Troy says it has neutered and re-released more than 500 cats over the last two years. [TU]

Dr. Peter Horvath, the founder of Albany Med's IVF program and Albany IVF, has passed away.

The Capital Region has an explicitly gay-friendly hockey team. [Troy Record]

A Union College student explaining why his brother started a badminton club there: "There wasn't any way for him to play badminton, ... no way to release his badminton urges." [Daily Gazette]

A local man, now 71, on seeing JFK at campaign rally in Troy's Monument Square in 1960: "He just glowed." [TU]

APD: Vicious Dog

Albany Police shot a vicious dog that attacked on officer on Spruce Street.
On Sunday November 17, 2013 at approximately 9:42 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Spruce Street for a complaint of a loose Pitbull in the area. An officer quickly spotted the dog and was subsequently attacked while attempting to retrieve a leash from his patrol vehicle. The officer was able to retrieve his firearm during the attack and shot the dog.
The injured dog fled but was soon located in the 200 block of Orange Street where it again became aggressive and was shot and killed.
One officer was treated on scene by Albany Fire Department personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center for evaluation. The officer has since been released from the hospital.
The owner of the dog has not yet been located.

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