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Could Albany lose federal funding as a "sanctuary city"?

After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to pull funding from sanctuary cities on Monday, Mayor Kathy Sheehan reaffirmed that Albany is indeed a sanctuary city.


Cohoes fire leaves family of eight homeless

A husband, wife and their six children are left without a place to live after a fire tears through their home of eight years.


Menands police investigate string of car vandalisms

There was a string of car vandalism in Menands. Now people are waiting for their insurance company.


Hundreds rally to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18

As is usually the case when the state budget deadline dwindles to just a few days, energized activists head to the Capitol, determined to make sure that political leaders understand what they want. That's why 850 social workers were there on Tuesday.


Comptroller seeks safeguards for hazardous rail shipments

New York state's comptroller is urging the Trump administration to strengthen safeguards for trains carrying oil and other hazardous materials.


Proposed budget includes ethics reform as two senators are accused of corruption

Some of governors proposals require little to no state funding like establishing same day voter registration and ethics reform.  Recent indictments of Senator Robert Ortt and his predecessor have further solidified the need for comprehensive ethics reform. 


Private colleges voice concern over free SUNY tuition proposal

Free tuition for certain students at state universities is being considered. That could change many high school students' decisions as they get ready for college.


Man in Albany shot in broad daylight

Albany police say someone was shot in broad daylight Monday morning. They say just before noon, a man walked into Albany Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the arm. He says was shot by an unknown person on the 100 block of Morris Street.


Advocates push for bill to record all police interrogations

Adrian Thomas spent years in jail for a crime a jury ultimately found he didn't commit. His defense team says he was acquitted thanks to video footage of a Troy Police Department interrogation.


Protesters arrested at state Capitol

Police moved in Monday afternoon to arrest dozens of protesters blocking hallways inside the state Capitol. Many were vowing to be arrested. The protesters calling for tax reform and an end to homelessness.


Social workers to stage Raise the Age rally at state Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than 800 social workers and students from across the state are expected to take part in a Raise the Age rally at the state Capitol on Tuesday.


Cohoes City School District considers free public transportation for some students

The Cohoes City School District is considering a proposal to provide students with swipe cards to use CDTA buses that would transport students to school and other places.  


Pro-Trump rally held outside Colonie Center

COLONIE -- Despite Friday’s health care setback, President Trump still has support in the Capital Region.


Trumpcare analyzed at Albany forum

Even before the vote was scrapped, health care and government executives in New York were discussing Trumpcare.


Former spy: destabilizing democracies typical

Ex-KGB spy and former Schaghticoke resident Jack Barsky says the Soviet Union has always tried to destabilize Western democracies. He's written a new book Deep Under Cover that tells the story of his career of espionage.


Man charged with public lewdness in Guilderland

Guilderland police say 36-year-old Travis Ostroff approached a woman and young daughter at a railroad crossing. Then, police say he went back to his car and exposed himself in full view of the witnesses.


Albany singer/songwriters hope to bring their Irish play to America

"Find Your Way Home" follows an Irish family in 1910 Ireland and America during times of economic hardship. Jeff Strange and Jimmy Kelly are now hoping to stage the play in the United States. It already had workshop performances in Dublin.


City of Albany announces traffic pattern change on Tampa Ave.

The city of Albany has announced a traffic pattern change on Tampa Ave.


Chrome-plating company at Watervliet Arsenal inks deal with Army

 A chrome plating and surface finishing company with an operation at Watervliet Arsenal has inked a $16.9 million contract with the U.S. Army.


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

She writes about social issues for MTV, blogs about Taylor Swift, is about to get a job with a big media and financial group and she's still in college.


Waste oil truck rolls over in Latham

Route 7 westbound in Latham reopened near the Northway ramp. A truck took a fast, wide turn and rolled over, Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm.


Albany County corrections officer charged with forcible touching

An Albany County corrections officer is under arrest. Thomas Bellow, 42, is charged with forcibly touching a woman.


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

A man accused of murdering a 1-year-old rejected a plea deal on Thursday. David Bridges was arrested in February, along with the baby's mother Rebecca Patrick, in connection with the death of Luka Patrick.


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. 


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