Man suing Saratoga County over alleged deputy's slap facing charges over Wilton Mall incident, more blighted buildings to be demolished in Schenectady, code blue shelters open as temperatures drop

Five people have died in the snowstorm that dumped four feet of snow on Buffalo yesterday. Amtrak service west of Albany is on hold because of the snow. [TWCN] [TU]

One of the men who is suing Saratoga County after he was allegedly slapped by a Sheriff's deputy earlier this month is now facing charges for allegedly nearly running over a security guard in the Wilton Mall parking lot as the guard was investigating reports of someone trespassing at the mall. [TU][News 10]

A decision on the placement of casinos in New York is expected sometime next month. The NYS casino siting board is expected to meet on Friday. [TWCN][TU]

Sheldon Silver is trying to add an infrastructure investment package to the pre-holiday legislative session that would dip into a $5 billion state surplus to pay for mostly one-time infrastructure expenses. [TU]

Nine more blighted buildings will be torn down in Schenectady, and $7 million has been amassed to help knock down about 150 abandoned buildings in the next year. [TU][WNYT]

With temperatures dropping, the Glens Falls emergency shelter will not open for another two weeks
because it doesn't have adequate fire protection. Saratoga's new Code Blue shelter opened on Tuesday night in the Salvation Army building on Woodlawn Avenue. [WNYT][WNYT]

Troy's Joseph's House shelter is battling bed bugs. [WNYT]

A CDTA bus was hit by pellet gun fire on Monday near Central Avenue near Ontario Street in Albany on Monday. Windows were damaged but there were no injuries.[TU]

Two men are facing charges in connection with a pair of Key Bank robberies in Schenectady on Monday after they were spotted by the city's Public Safety Commissioner near Union College. TU]

Schenectady police arrested a 14-year old city boy on burglary charges on Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a Parkwood Blvd home through a basement window.[TU]

Little Buddha Tea House in Albany has had its alcohol license suspended by the State Liquor Authority following a stabbing at the Pearl Street club last week. [TU]

A Schenectady woman has been found guilty of assault for scalding a four-year-old girl earlier this year. [Gazette]

An 81-year-old former Episcopal priest was sentenced to 12 months probation in a New Hampshire court after pleading guilty in the sexual assault of a Saratoga County resident at a New Hampshire retreat in the mid 1980s. [Saratogian]

Chuck Schumer is working on legislation to allow the nonprofit that markets space to private companies at the Watervliet Arsenal to keep more of the $2 million in rent that normally goest to the Department of Defense to reinvest in the facility and attract more jobs. [TU][Record]

According to the state Comptroller's office New York spent a total of $150,000 on legal and consulting fees in connection with the Vito Lopez and Micah Kellner sexual harassment suits.[News 10]

Andrew Cuomo won the recent election with less support than any Governor in the US. [CNY]

International student enrollment is up at area colleges.[Business Review]

An award for the laser pet portrait guy for inspiring an ASPCA fundraising effort. [WNYT][Gazette]

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