Bruno retrial verdict reaction, fatal stabbing in Victory, Obama to visit Cooperstown, horse killed by arrow, Schenectady fire survivor recovering and adapting

Joe Bruno retrial reaction after Friday's not guilty verdict:
+ Bruno: "It's hard to describe the feeling when the United States of America has been after you, how it weighs on your mind." [Daily Gazette]
+ Many local officials cheered the verdict. [TU]
+ Brendan Lyons: The 2010 SCOTUS ruling on the theft of honest services law was "a central factor" in Bruno's acquittal. [TU]
+ The state could end up paying Bruno's legal fees. [TU]
+ Jimmy Vielkind: "State lawmakers, exhale: Joe Bruno, and the system as you know it, has been acquitted." [Capital]

An 18-year-old high school student in Victory has been charged with second-degree murder after Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says he fatally stabbed his mother's boyfriend Friday night. Police say that Matthew J. Brown had called 911 to report a disagreement between his mother and the boyfriend, and when law enforcement arrived at the residence Derik K. Clark was dead with knife wounds in his neck. [Saratogian] [Post-Star] [TU] [TWCN]

One of the hurdles for the city of Albany as it looks at possibly using red light cameras: a Common Council resolution asking the state legislature to allow the city to use the cameras -- a move that one council member says is being rushed. (If the resolution is passed, the state legislature would still have to OK the city's request, and then the Common Council would have to approve the use of the cameras if city decided it wanted to use them.) [TU]

Troy mayor Lou Rosamilia has vetoed a City Council ordinance to subpoena city officials as part of hearings on the King Street and former King Fuels site demolitions. [Troy Record]

Barack Obama will be visiting Cooperstown Thursday to highlight the tourism business. [Obama admin]

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says two bodies were found by train tracks in Kingsbury Sunday after what appears to be an accident. [Post-Star]

The state attorney general's office is suing in attempt to get Susan Bruno -- Joe Bruno's daughter -- to pay back the salary she was paid for an alleged no-show job at the SUNY Research Foundation. [TU]

The Green Party has once again nominated Howie Hawkins for governor. [TU]

There's a door-to-door campaign to push back against a possible casino in Albany. [TU]

The harness racing industry in the state, propped up by VLT money, is keeping a wary eye on the proposed full casinos. [Daily Gazette]

The city of Albany could end up with $1 million for allowing its economic development to arm to issue bonds for the NanoCollege's ZEN building. [TU]

Could a night court be a solution for helping Troy save $800k on a new court? [TU]

A Rensselaer County grand jury review of an incident in Berlin State Forest last winter during which State Police say troopers shot and killed a man who appeared to be armed and threatening the troopers has resulted in no charges against the troopers. [TU]

The Albany County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case in Westerlo in which it appears someone intentionally shot an arrow at a horse, killing the animal. [TWCN]

State Police say they arrested two men for allegedly tagging a rock wall above the Indian Ladder trail at Thacher State Park last Thursday. [NYSP]

State Police say two people suffered minor injuries during a skydiving incident in Granville in which a chute failed to properly deploy. [NYSP]

Two local college graduation stories, neither of them typical. [TU x2]

Sa'Fyre Terry, the child who survived the Schenectady fire that killed her father and three siblings, is recovering and adapting. [Daily Gazette]

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