Thousands converge on Capitol for Lobby Day, Troy tells neighborhood without water to fix the problem themselves, White's aunt denied custody of sisters, 70 years of love in the first degree

Today is Lobby Day at the State Capitol, when thousands of people from around the state will converge on the Capitol to lobby for funding in the state budget. An education rally will be held in West Capitol Park and nine thousand teachers, parents and students are expected to turn out to show their support for charter schools. Their rally will include a performance by Janelle Monae [TU][WNYT][NY1][Rolling Stone]

Brighter Choices Charter School makes its final bid to remain open at a public hearing this Friday. [TU]

Residents of one Troy neighborhood have been without water for eight days, and the city says those residents will have to hire plumbers and fix the problems themselves. [Record][TU]

A judge has ruled that the sisters of Kenneth White, the little boy who who is believed to have been murdered by his cousin late last year, will remain in foster care. The children's aunt, and the mother of alleged murderer Tiffany Van Alstyne, petitioned the court to get custody of the girls. [WNYT][TWCN]

A 23-year-old Schenectady man has been arrested in connection with a carjacking and shooting in the city in January.[WNYT]

A Rensselaer County correctional officer's gun accidentally fired into a holding room floor on Tuesday while the officer was preparing to transfer inmates from court back to the jail. [WNYT]

A piece of property on Thompson Hill Road in East Greenbush, once the site of a proposed casino, is up for sale. [TU]

Low level radioactive wast from Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory may be hauled by train through Corinth on its way to a Texas disposal site. [Post Star]

An organization for the rights of disabled New Yorkers has gone to court to fight for the right to investigate allegations that special education students in the North Colonie school district suffered abuse and neglect in their school. [TU]

Water and sewer main breaks are keeping crews busy all over the capital region this winter. [Gazette]

The advocacy group Rebuild NY Now estimates it would take about 20 years and $250 billion to repair all of the aging infrastructure in the state of New York. [Record]

There's a movement going on across the state to get as many students as possible to opt out of state tests this year.[Gazette]

Saratoga's fire department has been overwhelmed with the number of calls they've been getting recently.[Gazette]

The coalition for community services, a group that combats substance abuse in New York State, honored Sheldon Silver on Tuesday night with its Champion Award. [WNYT]

JCOPE is trying to determine if Eric Schneiderman illegally solicited campaign contributions from Ivanka Trump and her husband while investigating Donald Trump's for-profit school. [NY Post]

New York's farm economy is up 22 percent in the last five years to $.5.4 billion in annual sales according to Tom DiNapoli.[TU]

A Washington County farm and a Warren County farm are competing for one of five state licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana. [WNYT]

The TU Center will be the state's first large-scale entertainment complex to promote New York agricultural products through the Taste NY branding initiative. [TU]

South Glens Falls high school students have raised $4.2 million over 38 years of Dance marathons.[TWCN]

A former Albany has happily spent 70 years of his life for love in the first degree.

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