Clinton concedes, Republicans maintain control of NYS Senate, two sentenced in Porreca murder, alleged would-be vandal falls from roof of The Madison

Presidential election
The next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. [NYT]

How New York Voted
Hillary Clinton won New York State. [Poughkeepsie Journal]

Faso-Teachout
John Faso won the election to replace Chris Gibson in the NY-19 Congressional District over Zephyr Teachout, 52-43.

Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer easily defeated challenger Wendy Long to hold onto his US Senate seat.[NYT]

NYS Senate
Some races are still too close to call, but it appears Republicans have held on to leadership of the NYS Senate. [TU][Gazette]

More election news
Here's a quick scan of Congressional and state election results around the Capital Region. [AOA]

Porreca killer sentenced
Michael Chmielewski was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison on Wednesday morning for the murder of Jacquelyn Porreca. Sean Moreland, the driver of the getaway car in the case, was sentenced to two to six years for hindering prosecution. [TU]

Albany shooting
Albany police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting that sent a 20 year old man to Albany Med with a torso wound. [TU]

Colonie teen recovering
The Colonie teen who was badly burned in a car crash late last month is in stable condition, awaiting what could amount to 30 surgeries.[TU]

Lead levels
High lead levels have been found in water sources at nine Capital Region school systems. [TU]

Would be vandal falls from Theater
Police say a man who fell from the roof of the Madison Theater in Albany overnight was climbing the building to spray graffiti. [Gazette]

Southwest to Denver
Southwest has announced it will begin daily nonstop flights from Albany to Denver in the spring. [WNYT]

Stuff going on today

Dirty Dancing
Today-Sunday: A touring production of the stage adaptation of Dirty Dancing will be at Proctors. Remember: No one puts Baby in the corner. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $30 and up

Startup Tech Valley
The Startup Tech Valley series will be at back at Revolution Hall with a focus on startup funding, specifically funding through Empire State Development. "You'll learn about funds available for commercializing new technologies and launching new companies. Hear from successfully funded startups, early stage investors and ESD..." Wednesday 6:30 pm (registration and networking starting at 5:30 pm) -- free (registration required)

Arts and sciences

Talking about changing the climate
Thursday: The NYS Writers Institute visiting writer series has two authors lined up for an evening of talking about the environment at the University Art Museum at Albany:
+ Journalist Jeff Goodell, author How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate.
+ Novelist Jennifer Haigh, author of Heat and Light, which "explores the allure of fracking for residents of a ravaged coal mining town."
Thursday 7 pm, University Art Museum, UAlbany uptown campus -- free

Trio Da Kali at Sanctuary for Independent Media
"Trio Da Kali is a group of outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians)." 7 pm -- $20

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