Troy police release new Kokopellis video, prospective casino site in Amsterdam gets attention, one of the secrets to being married for 72 years

It's really cold. Still. [NWS]

Troy police released new video of the January 25 incident at Kokopellis night club in Troy. In a press conference on Tuesday, TPD officials played the video and explained their take on officers' actions the night of the incident. [TU][Record]

After a stinging response from Andrew Cuomo earlier this week, the state Board of Regents has approved changes to the implementation of the Common Core, but has backed off a plan to delay controversial teacher evaluations.[WNYT][TU]

The latest spot drawing attention for a potential Capital Region casino: a 51-acre field along the Thruway near Amsterdam in the town of Florida.[TU]

In response to NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio's request that New York City be allowed to set its own minimum wage, Andrew Cuomo said on The Capitol Pressroom on Tuesday that local control of minimum wage could lead to a cannibalistic competition between communities that would not be productive.[NYT][TU]

The lawyer for the owner of two Central Avenue motels -- one that was recently shut down, and another that has been ordered to be vacated next week -- argues the town of Colonie won't give his client a fair shot at repairing the motels and being a "good citizen."[TU]

A Massachusetts man charged with raping a child was arrested on Tuesday in East Greenbush.[TU]

A UAlbany student was arrested on Monday for allegedly sneaking into the dorm of a female student and engaging in a "lewd act" while she was sleeping. [TU]

Days after charges were dropped against a man who had been accused of setting the fire that killed David Terry and three of his children and severely burned his 5-year-old daughter, friends and relatives plan to gather at the site of the fire today to hold a march in honor of the family.[TU]

A Saratoga County man is charged with burglary for allegedly stealing $9,000 in jewelry from an Albany home where he was employed as a painter. [WNYT]

New York's Chief Judge, Jonathan Lippman, has proposed sealing and expunging the criminal records of non-violent offenders if they stay out of trouble for 10 years. [TU]

Judge Lippman has also cleared he way for law students to take the bar early in exchange for doing pro bono work in their last semester of law school. [NYT]

The Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a public meeting tonight on the application from Global Companies for a permit to install seven boilers to warm crude oil at The Port of Albany.[TWCN]

Longtime Saratoga County judge Jerry Scarano will retire at the end of this year after twenty years in the post. [Saratogian]

Clifton Park is one step closer to a new Price Chopper shopping center. [TU]

The Columbia-Greene Humane society got 400 applications to adopt 39 dogs seized from two buildings in Durham over the weekend.[WNYT]

Part of the secret to being married 72 years, says a 91-year-old Scotia woman of life with her 97-year-old husband: "I can't hear well, so I don't have to listen to him."[TU]

But do they supply the Doritos? [WNYT]


I am seriously freaking out about the casino proposal. It literally surrounds my entire property.

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