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Rensselaer County Executive presents 2018 budget

Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino presented her final budget proposal to the County Legislature Friday.


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Child found safe after Amber Alert


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Rescuers credited with heroic actions in Gloversville fire

Abandoned Schenectady home catches fire

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Clifton Park school bans clown makeup for Halloween

Person hospitalized after Waterford crash

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Police identify Guilderland bicyclist killed in crash

A bicyclist died after a crash that happened around 5:30 a.m. Thursday on Washington Avenue Extension.


Mohawk River incident being investigated as apparent suicide

Police are investigating Thursday's incident at the Mohawk River as an apparent suicide.


'Real kids' wear pink for breast cancer awareness

Even the best teachers will tell you that sometimes the best lessons are not in the classroom. And they don’t always come from teachers, either.


Catholic Central students learn how to combat cyberbullying

Battling cyberbullying was the theme of an event on Friday at Catholic Central in Troy.


Town board approves plans for Legoland New York

A Hudson Valley town planning board has approved the site plan for a proposed Legoland amusement park, completing a 17-month review of the project.


Mom, daughters accused of welfare fraud in Warren County

A mother and her two daughters are accused of working together to scam the Warren County Department of Social Services.    


Vermont Stewart's break-in under investigation

Police say someone forced their way into the Stewart's on Route 7 in Pownal early Friday morning.


Construction starts on waterlines to homes of tainted wells

Officials say construction has started on an extension of a municipal waterline in Bennington and the village of North Bennington to properties with private wells contaminated with the chemical PFOA, a suspected carcinogen.


Saratoga Springs man accused of threatening Siena employee

A Saratoga Springs man is accused of threatening an employee at Siena College. Nacoda Meredith, 20, is charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.


Arena football ready for another Capital Region touchdown

It looks like arena football is close to coming back to the Capital Region.


Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.


Proposed Amazon HQ would be in both Albany, Rensselaer

We're getting our first look at Albany and Rensselaer's proposal to land Amazon's second headquarters through renderings and a video released for the Center for Economic Growth.


Cuomo signs Elephant Protection Act into law

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation into law that bans any elephant performances at circuses, carnivals or parades.


Capital Region residents take back the night

Residents of the Capital Region were taking back the night as the sun went down on Thursday.


Vermont State Police investigating Pownal burglary

Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary at the Stewarts Shop on Rt 7.


Construction starts in Bennington on waterlines to homes with tainted wells

Officials say construction has started on an extension of a municipal waterline in Bennington and the village of North Bennington to properties with private wells contaminated with the chemical PFOA, a suspected carcinogen.


Police: No crime, no negligence in fall from Great Escape ride

Police have closed their investigation into the June fall from a ride at Six Flags Great Escape amusement park.


Columbia County Sheriff holding active shooter training

What would you do if an active shooter came into your business?


UAlbany Student Association president on mission to change race relations

The best way to change race relations in this country is to start on college campuses. That's what Jerlisa Fontaine, the new president of the Student Association at the University at Albany, believes. She's the first woman to be elected Student Association president in 17 years and the first African American woman.


New York State facing possible fiscal trouble

Some tough decisions ahead for New York State lawmakers. They could be looking at a $4 billion dollar budget gap. The concern stems from a new report showing the state's tax receipts are below projections.


Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.


Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia's exclusion from the Olympics.


Health costs for some in Massachusetts could jump 26 percent

Insurance rates for some individuals purchasing plans through the state's Health Connector could jump by as much as 26 percent for 2018 after President Donald Trump said he would end payments to insurers under a federal cost sharing program.


NY lawmaker wants tighter rules for credit-monitoring firms

A New York state senator is calling for greater protections for consumers and tougher regulations for credit monitoring firms following the massive Equifax breach.


Albany scores highly on LGBTQ equality study

A rating of cities in the United States and their reception of the LGBTQ community has awarded Albany the highest score.


Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer clarity about a tragedy that has morphed into a political dispute in the United States.


Man dies following Niskayuna accident

A man hit by a car Wednesday night has passed away, Niskayuna police said Thursday.


Capital Region pair busted for welfare fraud

Two Capital Region residents have been busted for welfare fraud.


Hudson woman accused of sexual relationships with underage boys

A Hudson woman is arrested, accused of having sexual relationships with underage teenage boys.


'Voice' contestant from Latham plans Albany show

Moriah Formica, the Shaker High student making a splash on the hit NBC show "The Voice," is giving Capital Region fans a chance to hear her sing.


Massachusetts jobless rate falls to 3.9 percent in September

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts has once again dipped below 4 percent.


Police video shows murder suspect saying, 'I wanted us to die together'

Copies of videotaped recordings of police interviewing suspect Derrick Guilder offer insight into the motive for the alleged arson and murder of Ashley Coltrain.


Panel overseeing legal pot in Massachusetts selects 1st executive director

The state agency created to oversee legal marijuana in Massachusetts has selected its first executive director.


Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base.


Corinth man charged with burglary

A Corinth man is charged with burglary. According to sheriff’s investigators in Saratoga County, 46-year-old Donald Koenig III broke into an office building and stole more than $2,000.


Albany police investigate Sunoco robbery

Albany police are investigating a Thursday morning robbery. An employee at Sunoco on Delaware Avenue says someone held up the store just before 11:30 a.m. with what appeared to be a gun.


Man sentenced to life in prison for Albany murder

A man who admitted to murdering a woman will spend the rest of his life in prison.


Town of Colonie looks for new landfill options

The town of Colonie needs a new place to put its trash. With the current landfill expected to reach capacity by 2018, the town has proposed expanding it.


Spencer speech fizzles in Florida

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Gainesville, Florida ahead of a planned speech from white nationalist Richard Spencer Thursday.


Saratoga Springs' historic Adelphi Hotel reopens after upgrades

Rates can range from $350 to $1,400 for a 700 sq. ft. Whitney Suite of the newly-imagined Adelphi Hotel. It officially opened Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting and grand tours of the luxury, boutique hotel on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.


Credit card fraud suspects sought in Brunswick

State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two people seen on security surveillance at Market 32 on Hoosick Road. Police say the pair was using cloned credit cards to make fraudulent purchases.


Report finds NY state has second worst business climate in U.S.

Second worst in the nation. That's New York's ranking for a second year in a row when it comes to its business tax climate.


Surrounding towns fight Colonie landfill expansion

A proposal to expand the Town of Colonie landfill is causing some controversy in surrounding communities. Some people worry about its impact on the environment.


Carbon monoxide sensor triggered in sheriff's department vehicle

A potentially deadly problem is found in a Ford Explorer used by the Albany County Sheriff's Department.


Shocking allegations about Capital Region group some call 'cult'

There’s shocking allegations about a group that's long been at the center of controversy in our area. That group is NXIVM. Based in Albany, it was founded in 1998 by Keith Raniere.


Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform."


Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticized China, which he accused of challenging international norms needed for global stability.


Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants.


"Princess Bride" actor Sarandon to attend Adirondack Film Festival

Chris Sarandon, who played Prince Humperdinck in "The Princess Bride," will talk to the audience after a 30th anniversary screening of the movie during the Adirondack Film Festival.


Deadline approaching for Albany police applications

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming an Albany police officer?


NY receives $19M in federal funds to fight addiction

New York state is getting $19 million in federal money to boost efforts to help those struggling with substance abuse.


Vermont health officials warn about rise in tick disease

Vermont health officials say ticks are active again this season and residents should take steps to prevent tick bites in what's expected to be a record year for the tickborne disease anaplasmosis.


Adams man accused of threatening to blow up Berkshire Medical Center

An Adams man is accused of threatening to blow up Berkshire Medical Center.


Massachusetts meeting on 'bump stock' ban draws few attendees

Only a handful of people have attended a brief "informational" hearing on a proposal to ban in Massachusetts devices that can increase the firing rate of weapon.


More NY Guardsmen heading to Puerto Rico for storm recovery

Another contingent of National Guard members from New York is preparing to depart for Puerto Rico to help the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria.


New judge sworn in on NY top court

The first openly gay member of New York state's highest court has been formally sworn in.


Cuomo's top aide recounts episodes of harassment, sexism

The senior adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says she has experienced repeated sexism and harassment during her career - including an inappropriate sexual comment from someone who is now a national leader in progressive politics.


Palace Theater sees leadership change

There's a change in leadership at the Palace Theater.


Troy detective accused of stealing money from police union

A Troy police detective is under investigation, accused of stealing $6,200 from the city’s police union. Aaron Collington, 48, used to be president of that union. Investigators say he used the money to pay back rent on an apartment and have a boot-locking device removed from his car.


Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.


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Heroes recognized in raging weekend fire

Heroes recognized in raging weekend fire

Schodack man charged with raping 15-year-old girl

Schodack man charged with raping 15-year-old girl

Police: Ghent woman was drunken driving at 5x legal limit

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Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Suspects arrested in Albany beauty shop robbery

Suspects arrested in Albany beauty shop robbery

Man honored as NYSID's 'Employee of the Year'

Man honored as NYSID's 'Employee of the Year'

Dozens arrested for underage drinking at SPAC this summer

Fans enjoy the music during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

Rensselaer tries to woo Amazon for new headquarters

Rensselaer tries to woo Amazon for new headquarters

Sexual assault victim finds "Me Too" movement empowering

Sexual assault victim finds "Me Too" movement empowering

Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case

Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case

Protest to continue against oil trucks at Port of Albany

Protest to continue against oil trucks at Port of Albany

Albany cops try to bridge gap with African American teens

Albany cops try to bridge gap with African American teens

Johnstown residents upset over huge proposed tax increase

Johnstown residents upset over huge proposed tax increase

Glenville police headquarters to receive major upgrade

Glenville police headquarters to receive major upgrade

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

James Comey

GOP budget that's key to taxes moving ahead in Senate

Mitch McConnell, Laura Dove

Trump takes tax pitch to conservative think tank

Donald Trump,

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

Barack Obama, Dale R. Griffin

Equinox gears up for annual feast

Equinox gears up for annual feast

Court rules in Schenectady police discipline case

Court rules in Schenectady police discipline case

Arrest made in fatal shooting outside Pittsfield bar

Arrest made in fatal shooting outside Pittsfield bar

Sample results ready next week on construction dust bothering residents

The construction site of the Dollar General distribution center in the town of Florida

Stillwater police collecting cell phones for domestic violence victims

Stillwater police collecting cell phones for domestic violence victims

About 6.5M opioid prescription searches made using new tool

About 6.5M opioid prescription searches made using new tool

Just half of Massachusetts students meet test expectations

Just half of Massachusetts students meet test expectations

NY getting nearly $150M for housing and development

NY getting nearly $150M for housing and development

New judge to be sworn in on NY top court

New judge to be sworn in on NY top court

New York State seeks input from anglers

New York State seeks input from anglers

Funeral held for Las Vegas shooting victim from Vermont

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Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Thomas Marino

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