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Hundreds participate in 11th annual Santa Speedo Sprint

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Road Closures in effect for St. Peter's Cardiac and Vascular Center Albany Last Run 5K

Capital Region hosts its first professional MMA fight

Gun found after Albany traffic stop

Turning I-787 ramp into pedestrian park, more REDC projects

We talked about the big winners Thursday. Like the Port of Albany and UAlbany's Rensselaer County Campus. There's funding for smaller projects too. Like repairing sidewalk in Cohoes. And then there are the more interesting projects.

Husband, wife accused of trying to profit from son's death

A husband and wife from Albany face possible prison time after authorities say they tried to profit from their son's death.

Hoosick Falls boy uses letters to Santa to help sick kids

A young boy from Hoosick Falls knows what it's like to have a wish come true. Now, he's giving back. Luke Hoag was 3 years old when he was awarded a Make-A-Wish vacation to Disney World. He wanted other children battling illness to have the same opportunity. So, he set out to collect letters to Santa to help raise money for make a wish.

Green Island man facing numerous charges

A 20-year-old Green Island man is facing a number of charges, after several incidents in Rensselaer County.

Woman accused of killing twin sister headed back to Hawaii

The woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving the SUV they were in off a cliff will be heading back to Hawaii.

Gov. Cuomo: Legislators need to earn pay raise

State lawmakers have been talking about coming back to Albany before year's end for a special session. Governor Cuomo has a list of priorities he wants done and in exchange, lawmakers could get a pay raise.

NHL's Vegas Golden Knights denied trademark for nickname due to Saint Rose team

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark application a little more than two weeks after the new NHL franchise unveiled its name and logo.

NY Gov. Cuomo awards $700M+ for economic development

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced millions of dollars in economic development awards on Thursday. The Capital Region will receive $83.1 million.

Latham teen delivers 900 hats to Albany Med cancer patients

A Latham teenager is teaching us the true meaning of giving back.

Advocates renew efforts to bring ride sharing upstate despite pushback from lobbyists

Ride sharing advocates have renewed their efforts to bring the service upstate despite resistance from one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Albany.

Albany police confirm identity of Rocks homicide suspect

A grand jury has taken action on the case of the homicide at Rocks Bar in Albany.  The Albany police chief also confirmed the name of the suspect in the shooting death, and explained why that suspect was injured after being picked up by police.

Latham teen donates 900 hats to cancer patients

A Latham teen delivered 900 hats for kids with cancer at Albany Medical Center. "Hatsgiving" is a charity started by 13-year-old Jeremy Wernick. He got the idea four years ago after shaving his head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. He realized how cold it must be for kids who lose their hair as a result of chemotherapy. 

First upstate New York UFC event in Albany on Friday

Long Island native Gian Villante has never fought professionally in his home state before. Friday the fighter be on home turf at the TU Center. It is the first UFC event in upstate New York.

Police thank Colonie boy for his 'guardian angel' gift

A 6-year-old Colonie boy’s gift is melting police officers' hearts. James Assimon made guardian angel magnets for police to watch over them and keep them safe.

Albany man sentenced for back-to-back robberies

An Albany man is headed to prison for two back-to-back robberies last summer.

Bronx landlord admits to draining Albany tenant's bank accounts

A 55-year-old man from the Bronx will spend the next two to six years behind bars for draining one of his tenant's bank accounts. Edward Thomas admitted to stealing personal checks belonging to an Albany tenant who recently suffered a stroke.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to perform at TU Center

Country music star Garth Brooks and special guest Trisha Yearwood are coming to Albany.

Protest held outside Sheehan fundraiser

Some employees of the city of Albany were protesting Tuesday night outside a fundraising event for Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.

NY Gov. Cuomo urged to sign bill funding public defenders

 A broad coalition of legal advocates, clergy and local leaders is urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation aimed at ensuring the poor have access to public defenders.

Preventing an Oakland warehouse fire here

The city of Oakland had it on the books as a warehouse, not a place for artists to live and concerts to be held. Now, upwards of 30 are dead.

Albany man facing child pornography charges

An Albany man is facing child pornography charges. Matthew D’Angelo, 24, was arrested after an investigation into online child exploitation.

Sources: Rocks shooting suspect injured in escape attempt

The suspect accused of opening fire inside an Albany bar and killing a man on the morning of Thanksgiving injured himself while trying to get away from police. That's according to sources close to the investigation.

Oil pipeline protesters celebrate tempered victory

Oil pipeline protesters from North Dakota to North Pearl Street in Albany are celebrating a tempered victory, concerned that the incoming Trump Administration could reverse the Army Corps of Engineers decision NOT to issue a permit to build a pipeline through tribal territory.

NY speaker: special session on legislative pay uncertain

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says there's no decision on whether lawmakers will return to Albany for a special session focused on a legislative pay hike.

Santa goes high-tech to meet with young hospital patients

It was a treat for young patients at Albany Medical Center on Monday. They got to talk one on one with Santa Claus live from the North Pole.

Rocks bar shooting suspect in custody

Albany Police say they have a man in custody and suspect him of killing a man at Rocks bar early Thanksgiving morning, but he's held on an unrelated charge for now.

Crossgates Mall shooting suspect pleads not guilty

The man accused of firing a gun inside Crossgates Mall last month has pleaded not guilty.

Hundreds gather at Empire State Plaza for tree lighting and fireworks

Hundreds of people gathered at the Empire State Plaza for the state's tree lighting and fireworks ceremony on Sunday.

Cohoes native, former Olympic track coach Marra honored

Cohoes native and former Olympic track coach Harry Marra was honored this weekend by the International Association of Athletics Federation.

Alleged Crossgates Mall shooter to be arraigned Monday

The man accused of firing a gun inside Crossgates Mall will be arraigned Monday.

Two houses heavily damaged in Albany fire

Two homes were left heavily damaged by a fire Saturday night.

NYS Holiday Tree lighting set for Sunday

The city of Albany is getting ready for the holiday tree lighting on Sunday.

Hundreds turn out to speak against KKK at Albany rally

Hundreds of people turned out for a rally Saturday afternoon to speak out against the KKK. Members of the Capital District Coalition Against Islamophobia and their supporters had been planning the rally for weeks.

Empire State Plaza ice rink opens for the season

An annual tradition has returned to the Capital Region. The ice rink at the Empire State Plaza opened for the season on Friday morning.

Gillibrand volunteers, endorses and opposes in Latham Friday

After a visit to the Regional Food Bank, Senator Gillibrand discusses her future, and the nation's, under a Trump Presidency.

Police: grocery mgr stole $50k in scratch-offs

Bethlehem Police have charged Misty Cipperly, 43, of Cohoes, with stealing more than $50,000 in scratch off lottery tickets from the Hannaford supermarket in Delmar where she was the customer service manager.    

Sheehan appoints new judges to Albany City Court

Two new judges have been appointed in Albany City Court. Mayor Kathy Sheehan named John Reilly and Holly Trexler to one-year positions that fill those two vacancies on Friday.

Empire State Plaza ice rink opens Friday

A winter tradition kicks off Friday morning. The ice rink at Empire State Plaza opens at 11 a.m.

Communities of different faiths unite to combat hate

Members of the Capital Region’s interfaith community gathered Thursday to learn how to combat hate together.

State lawmakers may meet to discuss pay raise ideas

New York lawmakers could be returning to the Capitol for a special session before the year is over to focus on how to get a pay raise.

Rochester red light camera program terminated

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced Thursday that the red light camera program in her city will end. Mayor Warren says the benefits do not justify the program’s extension. While studies have shown the red light cameras have helped decrease certain types of accidents in the past, the mayor says the costs outweigh the benefits.

Crossgates Mall shooting suspect indicted

The man charged in the shooting at Crossgates Mall earlier this month has been indicted by a grand jury. Tasheem Maeweather, 20, is charged with attempted murder, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Pedestrian seriously injured after getting hit by car in Albany

A person has serious injuries after being hit by a car near Saint Peter's Hospital.

National Grid restores power in downtown Albany

National Grid restores power after a blown transformer causes nearly 4,500 homes and businesses to lose power in downtown Albany.

Albany passes $180M budget 11-4

Albany's Common Council votes 11-4 to pass the budget but there was plenty of debate and discussion; Mayor says it "maintains city services."

Feds don't ♥ NY road signs

The Federal Highway Administration wants New York to remove "I Love New York" road signs, concerned that the big blue signs will distract motorists.

HUD moves to make public housing tobacco free

  Tobacco products might soon be banned inside and immediately outside federally funded public housing.   If the plan moves forward, it would take 18 months to take effect.

Albany airport back to normal after fog diverts flights

Several flights scheduled to arrive at Albany International Airport early Wednesday morning had to be diverted. Heavy fog and a problem with the airport's Cat II system are to blame.

Siena poll looks at holiday habits

When it comes to greetings, 51 percent of people prefer "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays."

Siena College investigating report of sexual assault on-campus

A student at Siena College says they were the victim of a sexual assault. The person says it happened Monday, November 21, inside on-campus housing.

State lawmakers meet to discuss cost of higher education

An Assembly hearing in Albany Wednesday was looking at the costs of higher education and student loan debt. The Assembly hearing is focused on the costs of tuition and other fees associated with going to college, along with possible improvements to the state Tuition Assistance Program, or TAP.

Arrest made in Albany shooting

A 17-year-old boy is charged in connection with a shooting Tuesday night in Albany. Police say Zhaquan Allah shot an 18-year-old victim in the torso, in the 300 block of Elk Street around 8 p.m.

Fog impacts flights at Albany International Airport

Multiple flights at Albany International Airport have been impacted because of fog.

Albany to light Christmas tree on Wednesday

The city of Albany will light its Christmas tree Wednesday evening.

Cohoes man charged with falsely reporting an incident

One person has been arrested in Waterford, charged with falsely reporting an incident at the Momentive Plant where there is a long running strike is going on.

Two students arrested following Guilderland High incident

Guilderland Police have arrested two students in connection with threats made against the high school Tuesday morning.

One person hospitalized following Elk Street shooting

Albany police say one person was taken to Albany Medical Center following a shooting on Elk Street.

The Capital Region in 50 Objects

Due to its popularity at the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Capital Region in 50 Objects exhibition has been converted to book form, is available on-line, and is being introduced into area classrooms.

Bethlehem residents voting on $32 million capital improvement project

Bethlehem residents are voting on a $32 million capital improvement project. The bond referendum would be used to pay for 111 separate projects across the school district.

Community urges end to violence following Thanksgiving Day shooting

Members of Albany Cure Violence called for an end to violence outside of Rocks Nightclub on Central Avenue Monday evening. A Troy man was killed and three others were wounded during an early morning shooting in the club on Thanksgiving Day.