Tax cuts and universal pre-k part of Cuomo's proposed 2014 budget, Rotterdam Square Mall sold, 11-year-old arrested for allegedly assaulting bus driver, it's cold

Yep, it's cold out there. [NWS]

Andrew Cuomo outlined his proposed $142.1 billion 2014-15 state budget on Tuesday. The plan would hold the growth in spending below 2 percent. It also calls for funding for universal pre-k, a $2.2 billion tax cut plan, and an $807 million increase in education spending -- much lower than the $1.3 billion increase recommended by the state board of regents. Also included in the budget: a plan to establish a panel of legislators and education experts to review the Common Core and make some adjustments. [TWCN] [TU] [TU] [News 10] [TWCN]

Rotterdam Square Mall has been sold to an owner who has a history of controversy and legal battles with other malls he owns . Also, because the mall sold for< a href="">less than a third of its assessed value, the property could generate less tax revenue than in the past. [TU] [Gazette]

The Saratoga Springs City Council heard more casino arguments at a meeting Tuesday, but the usually vocal SAVE Saratoga anti-casino group announced via press release that it would sit the meeting out this time. [TWCN][Saratogian]

A man who was facing burglary charges for breaking into a Western Avenue apartment in Albany is now facing murder charges for allegedly killing the person who lived in the home. [WNYT]

A pair of parolees are going back to prison after admitting to their roles in an armed robbery in which a father of seven was killed outside barbershop in Albany's West Hill neighborhood. [TU]

A North Greenbush man admitted on Tuesday that he was drunk when he hit and and seriously injured a man on Route 4 before driving off from the scene of the accident last year. [TU]

A 41-year-old Troy man is charged with allegedly sexually abusing a six-year-old girl. [TU]

A Glens Falls teen is facing sex abuse charges for allegedly videotaping a sexual encounter with an 11 year old. [WNYT]

A Schenectady man was sentenced to 3 1/2-to-7 years in prison on Tuesday for applying the two Fentanyl pain patches that killed his girlfriend in 2008. [TU]

A Vermont woman was sent to the Malta town jail after State Police pulled her over on the Northway and say they found her with marijuana and a .380-caliber pistol for which she didn't have a permit.[TU]

Albany police arrested an 11-year-old for allegedly assaulting a school bus driver who was attempting to break up a fight between the 11-year-old and another child. [WNYT][TU]

More charges in connection with a Greenfield horse farm. Ann Arnold's brother pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a search of the property that turned up three malnourished houses and and another with an eye problem. [WNYT[[TU]

Four Schenectady residents -- including one 16-year-old -- have been arrested in connection with a string of nearly 20 burglaries in three counties. [WNYT]

An Albany man is charged with stealing dozes of manhole covers in Albany County and selling them to scrap dealers.[News 10]

State Police are investigating an accident on the Northway that involved a trooper. The trooper was apparently pulled over behind a disabled vehicle when a tow truck side swiped both cars. [WNYT][Saratogian]

Troy's police union has finally reached an agreement on a 2011/2012 contract with the city, which calls for a retroactive 2-percent raise in 2011 and no raise in 2012.[TU]

Code Blue shelters are open around the Capital Region. [WNYT]

The Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School program in Malta has received a $200,000 NYSERDA grant. [Saratogian]

A new barrier-free smart house in Guilderland allows residents to access lights, shades music and fans through an iPad attached to a wheelchair. [Troy Record]

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