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UAlbany student’s way with words getting noticed by big names

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Albany County corrections officer charged with forcible touching

Man rejects plea deal in 1-year-old's murder

Albany teen accused of stealing guns from Corinth home

A teenager from Albany was arrested this week by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. They say Kristoff Mota stole several handguns and long guns from a home on Farr Road in the town of Corinth on February 11.

Advocates try to change old state law allowing underage marriage

It's legal for a 14-year-old girl to get married in New York State. It's part of an old law still on the books. Governor Cuomo and some advocates are trying to change that with new legislation.

100+ residents await 'all-clear' after Colonie apartment building fire

Smoke and fire ousted residents of the Towne Towers Apartments in Colonie Tuesday night. They were allowed back in Wednesday, but only briefly to retrieve their belongings. Many are wondering when they can return home permanently.

Menands police release photos in trampoline park robbery

Menands police are looking for a suspect in connection with a gunpoint robbery at SkyZone Trampoline Park. Police say it happened back on February 19 around 9:30 a.m.

Salvation Army ready and willing to help addicts recover

The organizers at the Salvation Army on Clinton Avenue in Albany say they have space for addicts and they won't turn anyone away.

U.S. Marshals offering cash reward for man wanted in Albany

The U.S. Marshals are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in Albany.

Albany man facing gun theft charges

An Albany man is facing gun theft charges.

NYSP shed light on Albany cold case

State Police are shining a spotlight on a missing persons case dating back more than 30 years.

More than 100 displaced following Colonie high-rise fire

 Three people are in the hospital and more than 100 are homeless after a high-rise fire in Colonie. It broke out Tuesday night inside the Towne Towers Apartments.

Sotomayor adds Sage Colleges to Capital Region visit

Another stop is announced on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to the Capital Region next month. Sotomayor will speak with students at Russell Sage College on April 4. She will also receive an honorary degree from the school.

Video game developers rally at state Capitol in support of tax credits

At the state Capitol Tuesday, video game developers rallied in support of tax credits. They're pushing for incentives of up to $25 million for music production and video game developing companies.

100,000 gallons of untreated sewage spill into Hudson River

According to an alert from DEC, 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the Hudson River in Albany in just over an hour on Sunday. Used baby wipes were included in that spill.

Colonie man charged with underage sex crimes

A Colonie man faces charges for underage sex crimes. Daniel Planty, 23, is accused of possessing a sexual performance by a child, along with attempted rape and attempted criminal sex act.

Rally for water infrastructure spending ahead of budget deadline

The oft-cited figure at the rally was $80 billion over 20 years. That's the highest estimate of fixing New York's crumbling water infrastructure.

North Colonie superintendent recommends $106 M plan

After voters rejected a $196 million capital project in December, North Colonie Superintendent Joseph Corr is recommending a $106 million verson.

Fire breaks out at Guilderland apartment complex

Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire Monday at a Guilderland apartment complex. A building at Heritage Village on Patroon Drive had to be evacuated.

Serial burglar convicted again in Albany

A serial burglar has been convicted again. Andrew Houze, 41, was found guilty of breaking into a home on Mount Hope Drive in Albany on January 25, 2016 and stealing several items.

Bronx man sentenced for Watervliet burglary

A Bronx man was sentenced Monday for a burglary in Watervliet. Tyshawn Walker, 22, received 7 ½ years in prison.

Albany County executive tries to ease fears of 'Meals on Wheels' cuts

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy is addressing growing concerns about possible federal funding cuts to the "Meals on Wheels" program.

Cohoes cleanup continues after last week's storm

Emergency "no parking" signs are up around Cohoes as the plow trucks make their way down the city streets. It's one more push to get rid of all the snow from last week's storm. If cars aren't moved, tickets and tows will follow.

NY construction firms to rally for spending on roads, pipes

Construction contractors, engineers, architects and environmental advocates are expected to gather at New York's state Capitol to urge lawmakers to increase spending on new roads, bridges, hospitals, schools and water systems.

Bethlehem police investigating robbery at Stewart's

Bethlehem police are looking for the man who robbed the Stewart's in Selkirk at knife-point early Sunday morning.

Cohoes to enforce emergency parking restrictions for snow removal

Cohoes will be posting emergency "no parking" signs on designated streets for snow removal.   

WWE pro wrestlers help raise money for Albany children’s program

A pair of pro wrestlers visited the Hilton hotel in Albany Saturday afternoon to raise money for a local organization that benefits children in the city's South End Community.  

Northway Toyota damaged by fire

Northway Toyota was damaged after the dealership caught fire Friday night.

Ja'Juan Williams remembered by loved ones at crash site

The 21-year-old driver who died on Central Avenue, Thursday night was remembered at the scene of the crash with a makeshift memorial.  

St. Patrick’s Day brings boost for local businesses

Many people painted the city green in Albany for St. Patrick’s Day, which also brought a boost in profits for local businesses. 

Green Island freight farm grows salad greens year-round

When you see as much white on the ground as we’ve gotten recently, you're probably not thinking about gardening. However, in Green Island, it doesn't matter what's happening on the outside. It's what on the inside that matters.

State lawyer hurls f-bombs at Albany priest

Several area state lawmakers have written letters to the OASAS commissioner demanding an explanation about why one of their lawyers hurled f-bombs at Albany priest Father Peter Young.

Albany launching program to reduce poverty

Albany is launching a new effort aimed at reducing poverty. The state has awarded the city $1.5 million as part of its Empire State Poverty Reduction Effort.


Bethlehem teens arrested after threats on social media

Three Bethlehem teens are under arrest, accused of making threats about school violence on social media. Police say the threats made multiple students and parents concerned.

21-year-old Albany man killed in Colonie crash

A traffic accident claimed the life of a young man Thursday evening on Central Avenue and Arrow Street in Colonie.

Kurver Kreme opens for the season

It certainly doesn't look or feel like ice cream weather, but people were gearing up for some sweet treats on Thursday as Kurver Kreme opened for the season.

Tickets available to Sonia Sotomayor event at UAlbany

The public can now try to obtain tickets to a visit to Albany by a sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Albany snow emergency continues

If you park on Albany streets, make sure you're parked on the even side of the street until 8 p.m. Thursday. At 8 p.m. Thursday, vehicles should move to the odd side of the street, or risk being towed.

Missing senior citizen located

A senior citizen Colonie police had been searching for has been found safe. Police say Jose Reyes, 77, walked into a doctor’s office in Bethlehem on Thursday.

Snow emergency regulations take effect in Albany

Snow emergency rules for the City of Albany went into effect Wednesday as crews worked to plow the streets and roads. 

Big dig-out exposes major differences in cities, suburbs

After the snow stops falling, how long does it take before the roads are drivable where you live? If people didn't already recognize differences between city and suburban living, the aftermath of a major snowstorm seems to underscore a very significant difference.

Neighborhoods upset after no sign of plow

There are some spots that had yet to see a plow by Wednesday morning. That includes a neighborhood at the dead end of Bohl Avenue in South Albany, just off Delaware Avenue near the AAA office.

Capital Region slowly getting back to normal

Many schools are closed for the second day in a row. Albany International Airport is expected to resume normal operations by early afternoon on Wednesday.

Firefighters battle Altamont blaze

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in Altamont. It broke out at 200 Main Street around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Snowstorm banishes truckers from Thruway

This week's super snowstorm forced Thruway officials to ban tractor trailers from the superhighway. That move left countless truck drivers stranded at Thruway rest areas to ride out the storm.

Several Capital Region communities declare snow emergencies

There are snow emergencies in effect in communities across the Capital Region. Albany's starts Wednesday night.

Tri-City ValleyCats to hold anthem tryouts

Do you think you have what it takes to sing the national anthem at a Tri-City ValleyCats game?

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Civil liberties groups amass for emergency Trump resistance

Activists for civil rights, reproductive rights and social justice are calling New York lawmakers to counter Republican President Donald Trump's administration with state action.


Albany County lawmakers vote down Styrofoam expansion ban

Albany County lawmakers voted 21-16 Tuesday evening to not expand a Styrofoam ban to take-out containers and coffee cups.

Family of well-liked woman offers reminder of deadly consequences of drunken driving

A local family is sharing a traveling reminder of the violent, deadly consequences of drunken driving.

Cuomo tells all non-essential state employees to stay home Tuesday

All non-essential state employees are being told to stay home on Tuesday. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the State Emergency Operations Center will be activated Monday night. Meanwhile, travelers at Albany International Airport were trying to beat the storm and get out of town.

Fire destroys Cohoes apartment building

Seven families have been displaced after an apartment buidling was destroyed by a fire Sunday night. 

Siena students train to stop cyberbullying in high schools

A first of its kind cyberbullying education program was held this weekend at Siena College. The two-day session trained students, who will lead cyberbullying ambassador programs for high school students.

Annual Empire Golf Expo held at Siena College Research Institute

It may not feel like it outside, but golf season is right around the corner. The annual Empire Golf Expo was held this weekend at the Siena College Research Institute.

Thousands of cans become elaborate art at NY State Museum

Thousands of cans of food are turned into art by college students. It's part of a design competition called Canstruction.

Police: Drunk woman crashed into cop car

A Schenectady woman is facing charges after police say she crossed into the opposite lane and crashed into a police car.

Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade goes on despite cold

 You know it was cold if you were out for the 67th annual Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

Guptill's sees busy opening day despite cold weather

The cold didn't stop Guptill’s from firing up the soft serve machines for the first time this year on Saturday.  

Garth Brooks hosts pro camp at UAlbany

Country superstar Garth Brooks took a break from his three-night stand at the Times Union Center to get in a little football.


Albany's Empire Skate Plaza in final weekend of season

The final days of skating are underway at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany.  

UAlbany basketball teams playing for conference titles

The UAlbany women’s and men’s basketball teams play for America East titles this weekend with automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament on the line.

Four men sentenced in Colonie motel attack

Four men who tortured a co-worker at a Colonie motel last June have been sentenced. The victim survived the attack, but suffered broken bones and lacerations.