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|Were the 1987 Albany Patroons, loaded with future Timberwolves and NBA coaches, the best minor league team ever? - Minneapolis Star TribuneGoogle News / 1 h. 6 min. ago more|
Minneapolis Star TribuneWere the 1987 Albany Patroons, loaded with future Timberwolves and NBA coaches, the best minor league team ever?Minneapolis Star TribuneBefore the NBA's G League or the D League before that, there was the minor league Continental Basketball Association and a team in Albany, N.Y., that for one season current Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau considered in a league all its own. The ...and more »
|Santa Speedo Sprint: So much fun it gives them goosebumps - Albany Times UnionGoogle News / 3 h. 8 min. ago more|
Albany Times UnionSanta Speedo Sprint: So much fun it gives them goosebumpsAlbany Times UnionParticipants brave the cold at the start of the 12th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint down Lark Street Saturday Dec. 16, 2017 in Albany, NY. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union). Photo: John Carl D'Annibale, Albany Times Union. Buy this photo. Image 2 of 5 ...and more »
|1 killed, 6 injured in multi-car crash on Route 7 in PittstownNews 10 ABC / 6 h. 37 min. ago more|
PITTSTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) — One person was killed, and six others, including a child, were injured in a serious multi-car crash on Route 7 in Pittstown Saturday morning officials at the scene confirmed. The accident occurred around 11:45 a.m.. Saturday on Route 7 near Baker Road. Officials from the New York State Police and Pittstown Fire Department at the scene say three cars were involved in the crash. One car flipped onto its roof, and two others ended up in a ditch. “New York state police is investigating a three car motor vehicle accident on state route seven of Pittstown occurred approx. 11:45 am three vehicles involved one fatality six injured in addition to that. One of those injured was a child flown to Albany medical center. Causation is under investigation at this point we expect the road to be closed for approx. another two hours (until four or five o’clock pm) and we had multiple responders here including Pittstown chief here was in charge of the non-police assets here,“ said NYS Police Lieutenant, Dan Larkin. “That’s correct we had a number of agencies that we called in immediately for assistance Reymour town, Bruinswick, Hoosick, Valley Falls and West Hoosick assisted us with immediately closing the road this morning,” said Pittstown Fire Chief, Joshua Kautz. Officials say one person was killed in the accident, and another six were injured. One child was flown to Albany Medical Center, and another five people were taken to Albany Med via ambulance. Officials say every person riding in each of the three cars was injured in the crash. The State Police were assisted by the Pittstown and Brunswick Fire Departments, five ambulance companies, the State Department of Transportation and numerous other emergency responders. The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit also responded to assist with investigating the cause of the collision. Route 7 was closed for approximately five hours between County Rte 111 (Parker School Rd) (Pittstown) and Reservoir Lake Rd (Pittstown). The cause of the crash is still under investigation. NEWS10 ABC has a crew at the scene and will continue to update this story with the latest information.
|With nearly 83 inches, this place is New York's snowiest - USA TODAYGoogle News / 10 h. 47 min. ago more|
USA TODAYWith nearly 83 inches, this place is New York's snowiestUSA TODAYALBANY, N.Y. — Winter has yet to officially start, but snow is already piling up in some parts of upstate New York. According to the National Weather Service, the areas with the most snow are in Oswego and Lewis counties — which get clobbered each ...and more »
|Construction of the NanoFab X building at the SUNY Polytechnic...Albany News / 17 h. 38 min. ago more|
Construction of the NanoFab X building at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute on Monday May 7, 2012 in Albany, NY. Construction of the NanoFab X building at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute on Monday May 7, 2012 in Albany, NY.
|Former NXIVM member says she was invited into a secret sorority, then brandedAlbany News / 22 h. 28 min. ago more|
One night this past March, Sarah Edmondson says she was one of five women summoned to a house outside Albany, New York. She was there to willingly participate in a strange initiation ritual led by a woman who she said told everyone to take off their clothes and put on blindfolds.
|Incoming director of Cohoes Music Hall: Programming is keyAlbany News / 1 d. 1 h. 15 min. ago more|
Holly Brown speaks to the public before a Cohoes Common Council meeting at Cohoes City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in Cohoes, N.Y. Holly Brown speaks to the public before a Cohoes Common Council meeting at Cohoes City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in Cohoes, N.Y. Holly Brown, who ran the Palace Theatre in Albany for five years, at the beginning of January starts as executive director the Cohoes Music Hall. The Cohoes City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night - at a meeting where controversies surrounding Mayor Shawn Morse dominated the proceedings - to approve a two-year contract with Brown's newly formed company, Music Hall Arts Alliance, to manage the city-owned venue.
|12/15 Pet Connection: Suzie QNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 1 h. 36 min. ago more|
Suzie Q – 5-year-old spayed female tri-color Beagle. Suzie Q was given up by a family who didn’t have time for her. She is an old soul. Very friendly—sweet, loves to cuddle and is not very vocal for a Beagle (does have a Beagle bay, though, so not an apartment dog). She’s content to just curl up on her blanket and watch whatever is happening although she does enjoy walks. Fine with other dogs and cats. A very gentle dog and an all-around gem! I loved spending time with this wonderful girl…such sad eyes…..The perfect sized dog for sure…with the perfect personality. Companion Animal Placement Program 518-376-1043
|Sen. Schumer backs vote to override net neutrality repealNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 2 h. 31 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP/ABC NEWS) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his push Friday for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that can undo the FCC vote and the repeal of net neutrality. “All we need is a majority vote in the House and a majority vote in the Senate. And it happens,” Schumer said in a press conference. Surrounded by entrepreneurs, and business and technology leaders in New York City, the Senator said “net neutrality protected the little user. Whether it be a small business with great hopes of creating a lot of jobs or a family at home who needs the internet which is a necessity in today’s life.” Schumer also addressed the tax bill currently being debated in Congress calling it “a disaster.” He also spoke to the so-called Dreamers who hope to stay in America and eventually become citizens. “We’re getting very close to a compromise,” Schumer said, “there are discussions going on right now.” Schumer said that keeping the Dream a live for thousands of immigrants will be part of the upcoming Congressional spending bill. “I’m hopeful and I’m going to do everything I can to get it done hopefully in a bipartisan way as part of the spending bill. But it may be two weeks into January before it happens.”
|Toilet paper donated to food pantriesNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 3 h. 17 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Tons of toilet paper is being donated to local food pantries on Friday on behalf of the New York Federal Credit Union. The credit union had been collecting paper all throughout the holiday season for Catholic charities. Right now, people in the Capital Region who receive food stamps cannot use them to buy personal hygiene products. So First New York is stepping in to help. Members of SUNY Albany Athletics Department volunteered to load trucks, transport, and deliver the items to Catholic charities and partner food pantries throughout the Capital Region.
|Troy police chief announces retirementNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 3 h. 30 min. ago more|
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Troy Police Chief John Tedesco announced his plans to retire on Friday. The announcement was made in a statement by Troy Mayor Patrick Madden. “For over forty years, Chief John Tedesco has served the residents, families and businesses of the City of Troy with honor and distinction,” Mayor Madden said. Tedesco’s retirement date is January 12th.
|West Mountain opening this weekendNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 3 h. 41 min. ago more|
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s almost time to hit the slopes! The snow and cold are here and that means so is ski-season! Between snowmakers for newly opened trails and a converter belt to bring tubers to the top of this hill, West Mountain has man nearly half a million dollars in investments for this season. Snow is being made, trails are being groomed, and the chairlift is being tested. “It really was a perfect alignment of the stars.” West Mountain owner Spencer Montgomery says this weather is perfect ahead of the first day of the season. “We’ve got the really cold snowmaking temperatures and the snow storm all head of opening day.” Snow production is five to eight times better when temperatures are in the teens than in the 30s. Montgomery says this is great for a brand new trail that’s being opened. “A double black diamond trail that had overgrown it’s an infamous trail at West Mountain.” Skiers and snowboarders will soon be able to access the cure trail for the first time in years. “So the Cure Trail has been restored and we’ve added snowmaking and were in the process of putting lights on it.” The seven new snow machines on the trail are part of investments totaling more than half a million dollars this season. Also included is the conveyer belt that was just installed for tubers. “They can just stand with their tube behind them and go up that lift and it’s just running for the first time the guy just finished it last night.” Along with these new improvements, many of the main trails will be open this weekend as well. “He narwhal which was open a couple years ago and then the holy mackerel which will be open top to bottom. The face which is the big trail you’re looking at and then the bunny hill.” West Mountain officially opens on Saturday and will have discounted lift ticket prices throughout the weekend. Other local ski resorts: Maple Ski Ridge opens Friday night and will be open during the day over the weekend Gore Mountain is already operating and open seven days a week Hunter Mountain has skiing seven days a week Windham Mountain is open seven days a week
|Schenectady Police Department facing lawsuit after case of mistaken identityNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 3 h. 49 min. ago more|
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s a case of mistaken identity, one that landed a local man in the hospital. Now he’s suing the police department he believes is responsible. Roger Brooks is still shaken up. “The police drew their guns; they pulled out, made everybody come out of the store.” He works at lifestyle the juice bar on Bradley Street. He tells me about an incident back in September on Friday. Police were looking for a robbery suspect and forced him and his co-workers outside. As Brooks crossed the street he overheard a description of the man they were looking for. “I heard the officer say it was a black guy with gray on.” The same thing he was wearing. What happened next shocked him. “He took my hand and he grabbed my wrist and he banged me up against the back of the car. My baseball cap fell off and he bust my lip on the window.” Brooks says he couldn’t believe it. “His knee was on the back of my neck right here. I had blood all over my face. My shirt was full with blood.” Brooks says a witness told police they had the wrong guy. They let him go, and Brooks’ son-in-law drove him to the hospital. He needed four stitches on his lip and says he had bruised ribs. Now he’s filing a lawsuit against the police department. Police say they are not commenting on any on-going legal cases. According to the paperwork, Brooks is asking for $5,000 to pay for his hospital bill. “They are definitely trying to brush this aside. It makes me feel like I ain’t nobody.” There is also another case of Schenectady man, suing the police department for the way they treated him. Police declined to comment on either issue.
|Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth controlNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 4 h. 1 min. ago more|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction on Friday temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to President Barack Obama’s health care law. The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious organizations. The new policy would allow more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing free contraception to women by claiming religious or moral objections. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says that Trump broke the law to undermine women’s health and that the ruling will protect women. California, Washington, and Massachusetts have also sued the Trump administration over the rules.
|Town supervisor finds missing check worth more than $300KNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 5 h. 14 min. ago more|
CAROGA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A small local town with a history of misplacing checks just found another one with a big amount on it. According to the Fulton Post, the town supervisor told members at a board meeting that she found a check worth $307,000. The check had been missing for two years. Quite the lucky find because if it wasn’t found by the time next year’s budget rolled around, the town would have to increase taxes by 50 percent.
|Mass. high school replacing term ‘freshmen’ with ‘first-year student’News 10 ABC / 1 d. 5 h. 29 min. ago more|
EASTHAMPTON, MA (WWLP) – It’s all about the pronouns. Easthampton High School students are being asked to no longer use the word “freshmen.” The school is asking students to use the term “first-year students,” instead. Easthampton High School freshmen are now being referred to as “first-year students” as the school aims to be more gender inclusive. “Changing the way we use pronouns has been a challenge for me,” said Eileen Corbeil of Easthampton. “I want people to feel comfortable and if it means that I have to change the way I use my language, I’m OK with that.” The change comes after students from the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Group made recommendations to the handbook committee, on how the school’s handbook language could be made more gender neutral. A draft of the handbook was first shared with the Student and School Councils before being presented to the school committee for approval. “Currently High School students would have the right of free speech to use the term “freshman,” James Winston, Esq., told 22News. The school would have a very high bar to show that there was some type of harm that would happen with that term being used. Easthampton Superintendent Nancy Follansbee issued a statement to make clear that students can use the term freshman if they choose to.
|The evolution of trolley cars in the Capital RegionAlbany News / 1 d. 5 h. 30 min. ago more|
Click through the slideshow to see how trolleys have evolved in Albany, Saratoga Springs and other Capital Region cities through the years. Click through the slideshow to see how trolleys have evolved in Albany, Saratoga Springs and other Capital Region cities through the years.
|Seasonal UPS workers accused of stealing from packages at processing facilityNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 6 h. 58 min. ago more|
COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police arrested three seasonal workers at the UPS Operations Facility in Colonie on Wednesday. Police say over the course of several weeks, UPS received several complaints from customers that their package was missing some or all of its contents, and in some instances, received empty boxes. After a lengthy investigation, police arrested and charged Paul Gottlieb, 23, with third-degree criminal tampering; Michael Charleston, 29, for fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree criminal tampering; and Verquana Wallace, 26, with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree identity theft. Police say Wallace used a stolen credit card throughout the Capital Region to make purchases at retailers. She is the girlfriend of Charleston who police say was not employed by UPS at the time of her arrest. Investigators say they are looking for several other suspects involved in the operation.
|AAA: Make sure your car is ready for the winter, cold weatherNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 7 h. 28 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Winter conditions are tough on your car and you want to make sure to check your tire pressure so traction isn’t affected and clear any snow or ice off your lights and windows. Also, keep the number of roadside assistance close by. The cringing sound of a dead car battery on a cold winter morning. Snow slush and icy roads take a toll on our cars. Roadside assistance working double time to help drivers stuck, stranded, or simply unprepared. By 10 a.m., AAA says it has received 57 calls, more than double their usual volume. They’re reminding drivers to keep a winter survival kit in their car tools like shovels, ice scrapers, and jumper cables to name a few. This is their busiest time of year and keep in mind, call logs can get backed up. Routinely check your car and give yourself extra time during morning and evening rush hour commutes. If you spot crews on the roads, don’t speed past them. Remember, they’re trying to get help to someone else. “It’s really important at this point to also remind people to slow down and move over because while the emergency vehicles are on side of the road, whether it’s tow trucks or police vehicles, it’s important for everyone to be cognizant of keeping them safe and yourself as well,” Tara Ricard, AAA Hudson Valley, said. AAA says one of the most common calls they get this time of year is for drivers who swerved off the roads. So please be careful and drive slowly.
|Alert cancelled over missing 17-year-old girl in RensselaerNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 8 h. 35 min. ago more|
RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse alert over a missing 17-year-old girl has been cancelled. Officials were looking for Essance Colon who was last seen at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club on Broadway in Rensselaer at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
|Mario Batali kicked off ABC amid misconduct allegationsNews 10 ABC / 1 d. 9 h. 10 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) – Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been kicked off ABC’s “The Chew” amid allegations from several women that he touched them inappropriately. ABC said that while it was not aware of any inappropriate behavior involving him and the show, the network says “we are committed to a safe work environment and his past behavior violates our standards of conduct.” Batali apologized in a statement Monday, and said that “much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.” His representative did not return a message seeking comment Friday. Batali, who has appeared on “The Chew” since its debut six years ago, oversees several restaurants in a handful of cities. The Food Network had planned to relaunch his show “Molto Mario” next year, but said Monday it would be put on hold.
|33 students suspended after Albany High fightsAlbany News / 1 d. 9 h. 38 min. ago more|
Students arrived at Albany High School Monday to find police officers on hand to ensure no repeat of the student brawl Thursday that forced the closure of the school on Friday. Students arrived at Albany High School Monday to find police officers on hand to ensure no repeat of the student brawl Thursday that forced the closure of the school on Friday.
|Laughter, Inc.Albany News / 1 d. 11 h. 42 min. ago more|
Tommy Nicchi in his new Comedy Works venue at 388 Broadway Friday May 6, 2016 in Saratoga Springs, NY. ORG XMIT: MER2017121114020879 Tommy Nicchi in his new Comedy Works venue at 388 Broadway Friday May 6, 2016 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
|Downtown Albany apartment construction cost rises as number of units shrinks - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 1 d. 13 h. 23 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewDowntown Albany apartment construction cost rises as number of units shrinksAlbany Business ReviewThe cost of building an apartment complex in downtown Albany, New York, increased $2 million because of site conditions, forcing the developer to eliminate 12 of the 100 planned units as part of a redesign. The discovery of multiple sewer pipes under ...
|Albany High School suspends 33 students after fight investigation - NEWS10 ABCGoogle News / 1 d. 14 h. 18 min. ago more|
NEWS10 ABCAlbany High School suspends 33 students after fight investigationNEWS10 ABCALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – More students are facing consequences after the brawl at Albany High School last week. At a board of education meeting Thursday night, the superintendent announced that 33 students are now facing suspension for their involvement ...
|No Tannenbaum: Senator says rule keeps trees from US troopsAlbany News / 1 d. 17 h. 43 min. ago more|
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a news conference to talk about the Democratic victory in the Alabama special election and to discuss the Republican tax bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.
|Inside Albany's cold storage building with the new owner (Video) - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 2 d. 9 h. 14 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewInside Albany's cold storage building with the new owner (Video)Albany Business ReviewHe had just unlocked a door and we were walking into the old Central Warehouse in north Albany, a wreck of a building that's been an ugly landmark on the city's horizon for decades. I had been looking forward to this moment for the past several weeks ...
|Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweetAlbany News / 2 d. 22 h. 8 min. ago more|
In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, takes the Senate oath during a mock swearing-in swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump attacked her in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them.
|New York education leaders urge flexibility in free tuitionAlbany News / 3 d. 2 h. 23 min. ago more|
Dan Fuller, Assistant Secretary for Education to Governor Cuomo, testifies before the Assembly Standing Committee on Higher Education Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017 in Albany, NY. Dan Fuller, Assistant Secretary for Education to Governor Cuomo, testifies before the Assembly Standing Committee on Higher Education Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017 in Albany, NY.
|More than 50 parcels in downtown Albany could be sold for $1 - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 3 d. 3 h. 2 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewMore than 50 parcels in downtown Albany could be sold for $1Albany Business ReviewConsidering nobody but Capitalize Albany Corp. has stepped forward to express interest in the parking lots and deteriorating buildings, and the potential for significant redevelopment, the Albany Convention Center Authority considers the sale price a ...
|Regional economic awards will be announced WednesdayAlbany News / 3 d. 6 h. 29 min. ago more|
Galesi Group wants to develop the former Starlite Theater site in Latham into a mega mixed use real estate project.
|How much the Albany area won in state money competition - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 3 d. 6 h. 53 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewHow much the Albany area won in state money competitionAlbany Business ReviewThe new president of the University at Albany, Havidán Rodríguez, joined Albany's council this year as co-chair, succeeding James Stellar, who was UAlbany's interim president. Albany Medical Center CEO James Barba is also a co-chair of the council ...Finger Lakes region gets $63.9M in council awardsRochester Democrat and Chronicleall 53 news articles »
|Uber Eats launching in AlbanyAlbany News / 3 d. 10 h. 54 min. ago more|
Continue viewing this slideshow to see more recent developments in the Capital Region dining scene... Changing: R&R Kitchen + Bar and Ronnie & Ralphie's, 43 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. Continue viewing this slideshow to see more recent developments in the Capital Region dining scene... Changing: R&R Kitchen + Bar and Ronnie & Ralphie's, 43 Phila St., Saratoga Springs.
|Number of craft alcohol producers surges in New YorkAlbany News / 3 d. 15 h. 16 min. ago more|
Opened: 1993 Location: Taprooms in Troy and Hoosick Falls. Beers include: Oatmeal stout, Cherry Razz, Coast-to-Coast IPA Opened: 1993 Location: Taprooms in Troy and Hoosick Falls.
|Uber expanding food delivery service to Albany - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 4 d. 13 h. 30 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewUber expanding food delivery service to AlbanyAlbany Business ReviewPreviously, Uber Technologies Inc. has delivered flu shots and ice cream (not at the same time) to the Albany, New York, area to endear itself to the region. While those were publicity stunts, the company has started delivering food in Albany as a ...Live in Albany? No need to leave the house for takeout anymoreSpectrum Newsall 31 news articles »
|Albany airport adding nonstop flights to Buffalo - Albany Business ReviewGoogle News / 5 d. 4 h. 47 min. ago more|
Albany Business ReviewAlbany airport adding nonstop flights to BuffaloAlbany Business Review... nonstop flight from Albany International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport. OneJet, which began flying from Albany to Pittsburgh in June, will fly direct to Buffalo starting Feb. 1, 2018. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 9. These are the ...OneJet to Offer 2 Daily Round Trips Between Albany, BuffaloU.S. News & World Reportall 27 news articles »
|Hidden camera credited with nabbing barn burglary suspectTimes Union more|
Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy said deputies arrested Douglas M. Harrington, 59, of Argyle after their investigation into a burglary on Coot Hill Road in the town on Thursday.
|Route 7 reopens after Pittstown crashTimes Union more|
Police are investigating a crash on Route 7 in the town of Pittstown.
|Latham crash seriously injures Cohoes womanTimes Union more|
COLONIE -- A Cohoes woman suffered serious injuries after a collision with a tractor trailer sometime before 3:45 a.m. Saturday at Route 9 and Lawrence Avenue in Latham, town police said.
|Stillwater man charged with grand larcenyTimes Union|
|Cops: Drunk driver slams into trailerTimes Union more|
FORT ANN — A town man was drunk when he went through an intersection on West Road and smashed into a trailer being towed by another vehicle, Washington County sheriff's deputies said Friday.
|Santa Speedo Sprint: So much fun it gives them goosebumpsTimes Union more|
People took to the streets in their speedos and skivvies for the 12th annual Santa Speedo Run in Albany on Dec. 16, 2017.
|To help victims of fire, Cohoes shows strengthTimes Union more|
Cohoes Strong T-shirts were boxed by Jordan Franzese at Awards by Walsh's & Creative Marketing after being screen printed on Friday in Cohoes. The shirts are being donated as part of an effort this weekend to raise money for victims of the Nov. 30 fire in downtown Cohoes that damaged or destroyed more than 30 buildings. Officials say the fire was caused by a man using a burn barrel to forge a blade.
|Donations that grow on, into treesTimes Union more|
Almost 4,000 rolls of toilet paper and just over 1,000 rolls of paper towel stacked in a Christmas sculpture in the lobby of First NY Federal Credit Union is ready for dispersal by Catholic Charities Tri-County Services to different agencies across the Capital District on Friday in Colonie.
|Man acquitted of assault charge over cab fare argumentTimes Union more|
A 26-year-old Albany man has been acquitted of felony assault and weapons charges in Albany County court, according to the Albany County Public Defenders Office.
|Faso, Stefanik in path of potential Democratic waveTimes Union more|
WASHINGTON _ Pour in Democrat Doug Jones’ Senate victory in Alabama, stir with President Donald Trump’s low approval ratings and add dollops of controversial tax-bill and Obamacare-repeal votes. For Reps. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, and Elise Stefanik, it yields a potentially toxic brew for 2018.Faso represents the Hudson Valley and Stefanik the North Country, conservative-leaning to be sure but open to electing a centrist Democrat. Although separated in age by 32 years, both are experienced pols positioning themselves as "big tent" center-right Republicans more attuned to the rhythms of their constituencies than party-line orthodoxy.
|Cops: Christmas crooks nabbed at UPSTimes Union more|
ColonieTwo men working at a UPS distribution center have been arrested for helping themselves to holiday gift shipments.State Police said the men, who had been hired to deal with the seasonal rush, were pilfering from shipments, with some customers getting boxes that had been partially or completely emptied.Arrested were Paul Gottlieb, 23, of Albany, for misdemeanor criminal tampering; and Michael Charleston, 29, of Troy, for felony criminal possession of stolen property 4th and misdemeanor criminal tampering.Also arrested was Charleston's alleged girlfriend, Verquana Wallace, 26, of Troy, who was charged withe felony criminal possession of stolen property and identity theft. She was not a UPS employee, and was accused of using a stolen credit card to make purchases.
|Jury will return Monday in Mero double-murder trialTimes Union more|
A jury will return to Albany County Court on Monday to continue deliberating the double-murder trial of former city water worker Edward "Ted" Mero.
|Crashes snarling Northway rush hour trafficTimes Union more|
COLONIE — Northway drivers are reporting delays after two crashes snarled northbound traffic at about 5 p.m.One crash was reported near Exit 4 to Albany Shaker Road in Colonie and had traffic backed up for about three miles.Another crash, reported near Exit 1 on the Thruway interchange, slowed traffic entering the Northway and drivers leaving Crossgates Mall.
|Fitness center coming to Empire State PlazaTimes Union more|
The Empire State Plaza is getting a fitness center — again.State Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito let that news slip during a hearing with state Budget and legislative officials on Thursday, though details are scant so far.