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


Albany man sentenced for stealing $268k from his employer


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Troy mayor: 14.5% tax hike won't impact police, fire

Albany police confirm identity of Rocks homicide suspect

Minimal layoffs, fewer cuts in new Troy budget proposal

Missing East Greenbush teen found

The East Greenbush Police Department said Wednesday evening Sierra Budik has been found safe and sound.


HVCC exhibit honors veterans

With the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, there is a local display you can still see for a few more days.


Stepdad's attorney: my client 100% vehemently denies murder charges

The attorney for 40-year old Johnny Oquendo of Troy says his client "100% vehemently denies murdering his stepdaughter" Noel Alkaramla, 21, in November 2015.


Branford Marsalis to perform in Troy this April

Jazz great Branford Marsalis is coming to Troy in April. The Branford Marsalis Quartet will perform at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, April 27 with special guest Kurt Elling.


New Jersey man arrested on drug charges in Rensselaer County

A traffic stop leads to a drug arrest in Rensselaer County. State police say 19-year-old Javier Soriano of Jersey City, New Jersey was a passenger in a car they pulled over.


Truck jackknifes closing Brunswick road

A stretch of Route 2 in Brunswick was closed, after a truck jackknifed Monday afternoon. It happened just south of Blue Factory Hill Road around 3:30.


Stepfather expected to face charges in 2015 Troy murder

The step-father of Noel Alkaramla is expected in court this week to face charges in connection with her murder.


34th annual Victorian Stroll held in Troy

The city of Troy took a step back in time Sunday. Thousands of people from around the Capital Region celebrated the 34th annual Victorian Stroll, with music, food, street performers and holiday spirit.


Officials: Stepfather facing murder charge in Alkaramla case

Officials say Johnny Oquendo is facing charges of murder, strangulation, and concealment of a corpse. He is the stepfather of Noel Alkaramla, whose body was found last year in a suitcase in the Hudson River.


CSEA looking out for workers impacted in Troy

The union for the workers who stand to lose their jobs after the budget failed in the city of Troy is fighting back.


Lansingburgh fire leaves 10 people homeless

A fire in Lansingburgh has left 10 people homeless. The fire broke out late Friday afternoon in a duplex on 7th Avenue.


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.


State: Bus to link Bennington area, Amtrak station in NY

State officials say they're preparing to take bids on a new, state-supported bus service that will connect southwestern Vermont to an Amtrak station near New York's capital.


Threat prompts early dismissal at Rensselaer Jr./Sr. High School

Rensselaer schools ended early Thursday after police were called for a potential bomb threat.


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.


Troy mayor: Brace for possible layoffs amid 'fiscal chaos'

The day after in Troy is looking unsettled, to say the least. Members of the Troy City Council and Mayor Patrick Madden couldn't come to an agreement on a budget on Tuesday night. The mayor was pushing for a big tax hike, saying the city is in a state of fiscal chaos. With no budget in place, he said 90 layoffs were possible.


Saint Peter's dedicates Troy Cancer Centers

Saint Peter's Health Partners dedicated its Troy Cancer Centers at Samaritan and Saint Mary's Hospitals.


No budget in Troy with future uncertain

Thousands of Troy residents face significant tax hikes and Tuesday night the City Council did not approve a budget or to override the tax cap. It stays at .68%.


Cyber expert: 100 percent susceptible to cyber crime

A local cyber security expert says 100 percent of the population is susceptible to becoming a victim of cyber crime, which is why he's suggesting vigilance and offering tips on Cyber Monday.


Thermal imaging credited in Hudson River rescue

A Troy man who had been fishing and called his wife to say he'd be home soon is in intensive care after capsizing and rescued along the Hudson River.


Missing boater found on island after Hudson River search

Troy police and fire crews locate a missing boater on an Center Island after searching the Hudson River for the man and his boat Sunday night. 


Capital Region residents busy buying Christmas trees

The smell of freshly cut pine filled the air at McDonough's Christmas Tree Farm on Sunday, as families filled with the holiday spirit drove up one-by-one to pick their favorite one.


Shoppers in Troy take part in Small Business Saturday

One day after Black Friday, local businesses had their shoppers thinking small with similar savings.


One person dead in overnight car crash in Troy

An Albany man is dead after police say he slammed his car into a building in Troy.


Troy readies for Small Business Saturday

On River Street in Troy, Debra Lockrow of Artcentric, says Small Business Saturday offers a different vibe.


Troy mayor has new budget number

With the deadline looming on the proposed Troy city budget, a Friday workshop produces 23.17 percent increase; GOP says "unacceptable."


Thousands participate in Troy's annual 'Turkey Trot'

Seasoned runners, joggers, walkers, pilgrims and even some turkeys laced up their shoes for the city's annual "Turkey Trot."


Troy Turkey Trot registration and security announcement

Troy Turkey Trot registration and security announcement


Big business for bakeries, markets, and wine stores before Thanksgiving

It's one of the busiest days of the year for local bakeries and liquor stores, and a lot of shoppers are getting last-minute items at ShopRite in Colonie, as they get ready for their Thanksgiving celebrations. Pies, rolls, and wine are on a lot of shopping lists.


Last two suspects arraigned in October Troy murders

The last two suspects in two Rensselaer County murders from last month have been arraigned. Javier Gomez was found dead in an apartment in Troy October 17. The body of his cousin, Christian Hernandez, was found by a creek in Cropseyville the next day.


Dogs killed in Lansingburgh fire

A fire Wednesday morning damaged a home in Lansingburgh. Seven people are without a home. Two of three family dogs died in the fire.


Groundbreaking held for Maple Hill High School renovation

A groundbreaking was held Tuesday for the $20 million renovation of Maple Hill High School. Relatives of the late superintendent Bob Horan joined students and staff for the groundbreaking.


Rensselaer man admits to possessing single bullet

A Rensselaer man will spend the next three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing a single bullet.


Hundreds still in the dark after Sunday's snows

Hundreds of NYSEG customers in Columbia and Rensselaer counties are still without power after Sunday’s snow storm.


A week to go before Troy votes on its budget

One side says 25.3%, the other says 9.5% as the budget battle in Troy continues just before Thanksgiving.


Hoosick Falls group grades Cuomo year after start of PFOA crisis

A handful of Hoosick Falls residents unveiled a report card steps away from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office at the state Capitol Monday afternoon.  The group gave the Cuomo two failing marks and two incompletes, a 0.0.


Berlin hit with double-digit snowfall amount

People in Berlin spent the day digging out after the winter storm dumped 20-plus inches of snow on their community.


Hoosick Falls PFOA crisis marks one-year anniversary

It has been one year since the PFOA water crisis was discovered in Hoosick Falls, and residents say the state still needs to do more.


Man pleads not guilty to role in Troy homicides

A second man charged in two homicides in Rensselaer County last month stood before a local judge Monday morning. Magdaleno Perez Calixto, 28, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts, all felonies, including first and second degree murder, burglary and concealment of a human corpse.


Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on parts of Northeast

A storm system is bringing wintry weather to the Northeast, dumping up to 18 inches of snow in parts of upstate New York.


Troy mayor argues budget stance

The mayor of Troy came out with a bold statement Friday morning, challenging his council to come to the table for real budget talks.


Suspect in brutal Rensselaer County murder appears in court

One of the three suspects in two brutal murders in Rensselaer County is back in the Capital Region.


Light blight: Art project breathes life into empty buildings

TROY, N.Y. (AP) - Empty homes on blighted blocks here pulse with a ghostly glow every night.


Flames gut garage in West Sand Lake

The fire broke out a little before 6 P.M. on Birch Dr. in West Sand Lake.


Former Troy mayoral candidate convicted of election fraud

A former candidate for Troy mayor was found guilty Thursday of election fraud. Ernest Everett faces up to one year in jail when he is sentenced in January.


Who pays for possible Albany-Rensselaer gondola?

It would be just over four minutes to get from the Rensselaer Amtrak station to downtown Albany by gondola. The next question for developers: who's going to pay for it?


Three men accused of Troy murder facing extradition hearing

Three suspects in two brutal murders in Rensselaer County are now returning to New York to face charges. They are suspected in the death of Javier Gomez, 23, and his cousin, Christian Gonzalez Hernandez.


Astronaut gives out of this world lesson to RPI students

RPI students had a chance to learn the limits of outer space Wednesday from a very down-to-earth space pioneer. Dr. Guion Bluford is a retired NASA mission specialist. He flew onboard four Space Shuttle missions. He also became the first African American to travel into space.


Troy lawmakers weigh budget, plus counter-proposal

Four of the six Republican Troy city council members came up with their own budget proposal.  They say they will not support any tax increase higher than 9.5%.  The mayor has proposed a 28% property tax increase.


Averill Park students warned of tanning bed dangers

High Schoolers in Averill Park got an important message Wednesday, stay out of tanning beds. The attorney general's office is teaming up with the melanoma foundation to warn students.


Tuesday's rain sent nearly 2M gallons of untreated sewage into Hudson River

Tuesday's heavy rains did more than create a lot of mud. They sent nearly 2 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River between Rensselaer and Washington counties in less than 24 hours.


Troy budget battle wages on

The contentious budget process for the city of Troy could take another turn Wednesday night. There's been a lot of back and forth over the budget process, which has left some residents and council members seeing sticker shock at the proposed tax increase. But council republicans say they cut the proposed increase by about two thirds.


Newly elected members of Congress pose for photo

Newly elected members of Congress had their picture taken Tuesday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.


State police seek new leads in 1994 murder investigation

New York State Police are highlighting a 22-year-old cold case in hopes of generating new leads. Violet Filkins, 81, was found beaten to death inside her East Greenbush apartment back in August of 1994.


In Depth: School healthcare rebates

Choosing your healthcare benefits can be confusing. Which plan do you choose? What’s best for your family and how much are the premiums this year. For a group of local teachers, it’s even more frustrating.


62nd annual Veterans Day Parade held in Albany

The chilly breeze in the air didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of people watching the 62nd annual Veterans Day Parade in Albany Friday morning.


Woman puts pen to paper to encourage depression dialogue

More than 43 million Americans a year suffer from mental illness. One woman is hoping her story will offer hope.


Troy homicide suspect pleads not guilty

One of the men charged with Troy homicide pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Cresencio Salazar was arraigned on several charges related to the murder of Javier Gomez, including murder, kidnapping and burglary.


Without New York City, Trump would be ahead in New York

Hillary Clinton took New York easily in the presidential election last night, but it was neck and neck outside of New York City.


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