Union wins hockey national title, Troy police treating death of pregnant woman as a double homicide, second spike of flu season

The Union men's hockey team won the national title this past weekend with a 7-4 victory over Minnesota. It's the school's first hockey national title. The team returned to a cheering crowd at Messa Rink Sunday afternoon, and Schenectady mayor Gary McCarthy says a parade is in the works. [NCAA] [Daily Gazette x2]

After the team's victory Saturday night, Schenectady police say a crowd of about 400-500 people on Union Avenue got out of hand and some people threw beer cans and glass bottles at an officer. Five students ended up getting arrested. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Troy police say the death of Vanessa Milligan, the pregnant woman whose body was found in the Lansingburgh fire April 4, is being investigated as a double homicide. TPD hasn't released details about how or when Milligan died, but "a person familiar with the case" tells the Times Union the woman was murdered and the fire was set in an attempt to cover it up. [Troy Record] [TU]

The E23 casino proposal in Albany includes Capital OTB as some sort of partner -- but the nature of that partnership is unclear, as is the question of whether an OTB can be involved with a casino. [TU]

Mark Fusco -- a former Rensselaer police officer, and the son of the city's police chief -- was sentenced to 3-9 years in prison as part of a plea deal connected to the crash that killed his friend last year. Police say Fusco had a BAC of .20 after the crash. [Troy Record] [TU]

Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in the trial of Trinity Copeland, the Troy teen accused of fatally shooting her father in the head in 2012 after, she alleges, he threatened to kill her and himself. [TU]

Fire gutted a house near the ShopRite in Albany Saturday night that had been the home to 8 people. [TU]

Tuesday is the state deadline under the SAFE Act for grandfathered assault rifles to be registered. [TU]

According to a book by the former CEO of AMD, the chip company was on the verge of bankruptcy when the deal with the state of New York for the Malta chip fab was announced in 2006. (Also: The Malta fab exists in part because of Ferraris.) [TU]

The state's family court system is straining under its case load in many areas -- including the Capital Region. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady County is "the asthma capital of the state," according to a state comptroller's office report. [Daily Gazette]

Question raised in the situation surrounding the state's ordered shut down of the Ark Community Charter School in Troy: Should the executive director of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, who was the founding director of a competing charter school in Troy, have recused herself from the decision to close Ark? [TU]

There's been second spike of influenza activity in New York this season. [TU]

Construction on the major redevelopment of the Rip Van Dam hotel in downtown Saratoga Springs is scheduled to start this summer. [Daily Gazette]

Researchers at UAlbany have been working with members of a local Mexican immigrant community to preserve an indigenous language from Oaxaca. [TU]

Elaborate "promposals" are a thing. [Daily Gazette]

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