Copeland trial continues, GloFo to make chips for Samsung, alleged expectoration ends in felony charges, parade for Union hockey team

Trinity Copeland trial: The attorney for the Troy teen accused of fatally shooting her father in 2012 tried to push back on the prosecution's assertion that her alleged calm demeanor following the incident is an indication of her guilt. [TU] [Troy Record]

Clifford Burns, the Niskayuna man accused of fatally stabbing his wife at her home in Lake Luzerne on Christmas Eve, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He faces 23 years to life. [Post-Star] [TU]

There is apparently a rift between Albany County's health commissioner and other top county officials over how to go about studying the health and environmental risks posed by the crude oil operations at the Port of Albany. [TU]

GlobalFoundries will be making chips for Samsung -- and possibly the iPhone. [TU]

Could a casino project get money via a Regional Economic Development Council? [TU]

Among the people Andrew Cuomo named to a commission for advising the state on the proposed $2 billion education bond act: former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Harlem Children's Zone president Geoffrey Canada. [Cuomo admin]

One of the issues at the center of the upcoming Joe Bruno re-trial: what qualifies as quid pro quo. [TU]

Troy firefighters rescued a woman in a wheelchair from an apartment building fire Thursday (map). [Troy Record]

A situation that started with a man allegedly spitting on a sidewalk in Schenectady ended with felony charges. [Daily Gazette]

A state appellate court upheld the suspension given out by UAlbany to a student accused of holding an off-campus party that involved underage drinking and hazing. [TU]

Lifetime Network 2 | Christopher Porco 0. [TU]

Problem the city of Troy is facing: the state has created a new city court judge position -- and now the city has to figure out a place to put to the court (and how to pay for the space). [Troy Record]

Number of votes cast in the Saratoga Springs library budget vote this week: 268. [TU]

Some property owners in Bethlehem say a recent reassessment resulted in huge increases in the assessed value of their properties. The town supervisor says many of the properties were probably under assessed in the past.[News10] [WNYT]

A decade after a controversial (and failed) proposal for a Walmart in Ballston, the company is trying again. [Daily Gazette]

The food co-op proposed for Schenectady is picking up members. [TU]

A new hotel in downtown Saratoga Springs is aiming for the highest end of the market. [Biz Review]

A photoset from the parade through Schenectady honoring the Union hockey team for its national championship. And a profile of two of the players from the Capital Region. [Daily Gazette x2]

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