Former Albany Common Council candidate arrested in drug bust, Global Foundries announces layoffs, NYRA hikes track admission, Trump for governor. Or not.

According to a Moreland Commission co-chair, the ethics panel did extend its probe to the offices of Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman, but they didn't find any wrongdoing. [Capital]

The Metro North engineer who was driving the commuter train that derailed last weekend has been suspended without pay. [WNYT]

Dennis Drue is expected to be sentenced today for his role in the Northway crash that killed high school students Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers last year.[TU]

About 30 jobs, mostly support roles, are being eliminated at the Global Foundries Luther Forest computer chip plant.[Gazette][Record]

A former candidate who narrowly lost a primary for Albany Common Council was arrested in a drug bust on Tuesday. Police arrested Sam Coleman in a raid on a Washington Avenue apartment where police say crack was cooking on a stove. [WNYT][TU]

The home of the man who was recently freed from rape charges due to an error in the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office was raided by police on Thanksgiving Day in connection with a recent burglary. [WNYT][TU]


Donald Trump may be considering a run for Governor of New York. But, really... maybe not. [YNN][Capital]

FBI questioned Troy Police Chief John Tedesco and two captains on Wednesday about the department's investigation of a police brutality case. The investigation has become the latest plot point in the ongoing drama between Tedesco and the city administration. [TU] [T-Spin]

An Averill Park attorney who once worked for state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is charged with embezzling $34,000 from a pair of woman by convincing them to invest in non existent businesses. [TU][WNYT][Record]

A Schenectady woman pleaded guilty to mailing 65 bogus checks worth a total of $3.6 million. [TU]

A Coeymans man has been charged with the rape of of 15-year old girl. [TU]

State troopers in Brunswick arrested a Pattersonville man for DWI after the man allegedly drove himself to the State Police barracks to turn himself in for violating an order of protection. [TU]

An 80-year-old Wilton woman was killed in a Clifton Park car crash when she apparently pulled her minivan into an intersection in the path of a tow truck. [TU]

NYRA's board approved a $155.1 million 2014 budget that includes a $2 increase in gate admission and a $3 increase for clubhouse admission. [Saratogian][YNN]

SPAC is expected to break even this year, marking the center's 9th straight year without a deficit.[Gazette]

Troy City Council members will consider an ordinance that would create an overnight permit parking system in the city. [TU]

UAlbany held inauguration ceremonies on Wednesday for its new Confucius Institute , which will promote Chinese language and culture.[TU]

Raising $750,000 to fight AIDS in the Capital Region -- one used book at a time.[TU]

A fascinating walk through the "secret city of stone," and the history of the Capital Region. [TU]

Movie awards season has begun and The Place Beyond the Pines has taken its first accolade.[TU]


GLOBALFOUNDRIES got $1.4 Billions from New York state; this amounts to $695,000 per job created at Malta. And now they do layoffs?

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