Schenectady man injured in Union St. shooting, Brockovich at Capitol to discuss Legionnaire's, Trump/Clinton/Sanders owe Albany $80 grand

Sleet
Sleet and snow overnight caused power outages and left area walks and roadways slippery enough for more school delays on Wednesday morning.
[TU]

Schenectady shooting
Schenectady police say a city man was hospitalized on Tuesday after he was shot in the arm near the Union College campus. [TU][TWCN][WNYT]

Former Granville mayor facing charges
The former mayor of the Washington County town of Granville -- who is a high school track coach --was arrested this week for allegedly peeping on an underaged boy in the shower and inappropriately touching team members. [Post Star][WNYT][TU]

Brockovich visits Capitol
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich was at the NYS Capitol on Tuesday, calling on legislators to take action to prevent outbreaks of Legionnaire's Disease -- which are higher in NY than anywhere in the nation. [Gazette][TWCN][TU]

Fatal I-88 crash
An ongoing investigation shows that the driver who crossed a median and crashed into an SUV killing two adults and injuring their three children on Sunday, had visited a hospital earlier in the day after having a medial incident at work. [Gazette]

Trump, Clinton, Sanders
Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns combined owe Albany about $80,000 for police overtime incurred during their campaign appearances in the city. [TU+]

Referendum scheduled on controversial Shen land buy
The public referendum on the controversial sale of a 32 acre parcel of land by the Shenendahowa school district has been scheduled for April 4. [TU]

Ethics
New York State lawmakers have proposed a change in Andrew Cuomo's budget that would require lawmakers to seek an advisory opinion before receiving outside income. [TWCN]

Kayleigh Mae's Law
A bill that passed in the Senate this week would require drug testing on children under age 3 if they are near a parent or legal guardian arrested on a drug charge. The bill is called "Kayleigh Mae's Law," for the Washington County 13-month-old who died in 2015 from a drug overdose. [TWCN][News 10]

Dogs
Police in Colonie are investigating the possible abuse of a pair of pit bulls that were found wounded in a field near Ann Lee Pond. [TU]

Schumer on supremes
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has pledged to block any of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominees that fall "outside of the mainstream." [TU]

Schenectady drug costs
A significant drop in Schenectady County's spending on prescription drugs for employees in the 2016 is being attributed primarily to the use of mail-order pharmacies. [TU]

Trump rollback could affect local low income home buyers
How one of Donald Trump's first actions in office, could affect low income home buyers and the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Project.[TU]

The Hill
Chris Churchill looks at the "gritty and authentic" character of Troy's next up and coming neighborhood. [TU+]

Holocaust survivor, Albany resident, dies at 99
Former Kenmore Cleaners owner Jack Galek-- a Holocaust survivor whose tailoring skills saved him from Auschwitz, died this week at the age of 99.[TU+]

Schenectady native, women's amateur golfer
Schenectady native and women's amateur golfer Gail Sykes Clayton has died at 68. [TU]

"I love Rochester. I love Buffalo. I love Syracuse. I love Utica. I love them all same, to the maximum amount"
Andrew Cuomo says he loves all of his upstate cities equally. [TWCN]

Happening today

Hoops
The UAlbany men's basketball team takes on Vermont at SEFCU Arena. Wednesday 7 pm -- $12 and up

Music
Twenty One Pilots at TU Center
Chart-topping alt-rock duo. With: Jon Bellion, Judah & The Lion. 7 pm -- $39.50 and up

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