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Hikers reunite with rescuers who helped save them

Authorities searching for missing teens

Literally living on the edge in Amsterdam

Budget talks grind on in Albany

Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?
Tim Moore, Phil Berger

Lake George concerned over federal travel ban


For Ivanka Trump, rising profile comes with backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — She has a West Wing office, facetime with world leaders and unrivaled access to the president. And as Ivanka Trump's White House role grows, so does the backlash.

Columbia County man to meet biological brother for first time

Edward Kiernan was adopted.  He is about to meet his brother for the first time, a brother he never even knew he had.

Survey: 65 percent of Massachusetts firms offer insurance

 A new report finds that nearly two-thirds of Massachusetts employers offer health insurance to their workers, a higher percentage than the U.S. as a whole.

New York state offers airports $20M for improvements

Airports across New York can apply for $20 million in new state funding for safety improvements and modernization.

Police: Man forgot he was carrying loaded gun in airport

A man is facing a weapons charge after authorities say he tried to carry a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun past a security checkpoint at the Albany International Airport on Monday. 

Budget meetings keep lawmakers busy at state Capitol

There are just three days left until the state budget is due and there has been some progress. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has nailed down budget some agreements on key policy issues with senate and assembly leadership.

Woman crashes into police cruiser outside the U.S. Capitol

Police said late Wednesday that the woman's name is Taleah Everett, and that she has no fixed address. She's been charged with seven counts of assault on a police officer, among other offenses.

Man accused of sending inappropriate material to 13-year-old girls

A Gilboa man whose online names include "Big Sexy" is accused of sending inappropriate material to 13-year-old girls on social media.

Senator urges board to keep Judith Clark behind bars

A parole hearing for Judith Clark is scheduled for next month.

Cohoes company houses full medical services on-site for employees

As the debate over healthcare continues, the head of a Cohoes company says he can't understand what all the confusion and delays are about. He knows something about healthcare because he's offered in-house medical care to his employees for years.

Saratoga County ranked as healthiest county in NY

Saratoga County is the healthiest county in New York State, according to new rankings released early Wednesday.

Priebus a central figure in Trump's White House drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role.

Joy, sorrow: People in UK, Europe react to Brexit triggering

LONDON (AP) — Across the United Kingdom and throughout Europe, there was joy and sorrow Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year process that will end with Britain exiting the European Union. The country voted 52 to 48 percent to leave in a June referendum.

Accused killer on Massachusetts 'Most Wanted' list arraigned

A man on Massachusetts' "Most Wanted" list and arrested in Pittsfield is now being held without bail. David Grossack was arraigned Wednesday outside of Boston. He pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung seems to be playing it safe —at least with its battery — as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.

Albany men charged in Menands assault, robbery

Four men from Albany are charged with assaulting a 38-year-old man in Menands and stealing his wallet and phone.

No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

The U.S. Census Bureau did not include a separate count of LGBTQ Americans in its proposal for the 2020 Census. The category had been sought by gay rights advocates.

Gloversville man arraigned in Johnstown robberies

A Gloversville man was arraigned Wednesday in connection with two separate robberies in Johnstown. Robert Adair faces numerous charges including burglary and larceny.

Lee high schooler stages hot 'promposal'

Prom season is getting closer. You could say a Lee, Mass. senior turned the heat up asking for a date.

Candlelight vigil to mark third anniversary of hospital's closing

It's been three years since North Adams Regional Hospital closed and many are still trying to reinstate full services to it. There's a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening to mark the third anniversary of the hospital suddenly closing. More than 500 people lost their jobs.

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.

Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight.

Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country's Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions.

Vermont House puts off vote on marijuana bill

The Vermont House has put off a vote on a bill that would legalize the use and possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults.

Car FDR used while governor of NY is being repaired by state

 A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt while governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

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.

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.

Quilters comfort young hospital patients one stitch at a time

More than 2,000 children have been comforted by quilts lovingly stitched by the Albany Quilts for Kids chapter. The chapter is four years old.

Menands police investigate string of car vandalisms

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

Murder suspect arrested in Pittsfield

A murder suspect on the Massachusetts most wanted list and arrested in Pittsfield is on his way back to suburban Boston to face arraignment.

New York remains clear of deer disease for 11th year

New York state has remained clear of a dreaded deer disease for another year.

Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming. The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs.

Police: Attempted abduction story was fake

Rotterdam police now say an attempted abduction reported Sunday night was made up.

Vermont governor signs law countering Trump immigration plan

A bill is now law in Vermont that pushes back against President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration.

ELA Common Core testing begins

The first round of English Language Arts testing for this year's state assessment test began Tuesday. The tests are for students in grades 3 through 8.

Stocks break eight-day losing streak

A rally in bank stocks led U.S. indexes broadly higher on Wall Street, breaking an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.


Veterans share experience with Niskayuna students

About 35 veterans who served in a total of five wars were part of a special assembly at Niskayuna High School Tuesday morning. The veterans served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and the Gulf War.

Holocaust survivor shares experience with Greenville High School

Students at Greenville High School got a real-life history lesson Wednesday as the listened to Holocaust survivor Ivan Vamos share his experience.  

Rotterdam man facing child pornography charges

A Rotterdam man faces child pornography charges in connection with an investigation that began last July. Joshua Carkner, 28, is accused of sending multiple child porn images to an undercover cop in Colonie, working with Rotterdam Police.

Bus company laying off 200+ employees

Durham School services is laying off more than 200 employees. In its notice to the state, the company blames the layoffs on the loss of contract.

State police look for help in cold case from 2000

New York State Police are looking for help trying to solve a cold case out of Columbia County. The body of Jacqueline McCalop was found by two hunters along the shore of the Hudson River in Greenport back in September of 2000.

Berkshire County man sentenced for break-ins

A Becket man is heading to prison for breaking into cars and homes throughout Massachusetts. James Tarjick Jr., 45, was sentenced Tuesday to up to 12 years behind bars.

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.

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.

North Adams residents warned of car break-ins

North Adams residents are being warned about car break-ins. Police say there have been several car break-ins in the area of North Street, Tyler Street and Harris Street.

Fire destroys Waterford apartments

Ten people are homeless after a stubborn fire raced through a multi-unit apartment building in Waterford. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.

Crews battle fire at home in Wilton

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says crews are at the scene of a fire at a home on 21 Nichols Road in Wilton.

Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a handful of measures Monday rolling back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act.

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. 

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.

Rotterdam police investigate possible attempted abduction

Police in Rotterdam are investigating a possible attempted abduction. They say a 15-year-old girl told them that she was walking on Duanesburg Road around 8 p.m. Sunday evening, when a car pulled up next to her.

Saratoga Springs nears solutions to its lack of affordable housing

Saratoga Springs businesses have trouble filling positions because employees can't find housing that they can afford.

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.

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.

New York proposing adding 4 free sport fishing days

New York state officials want to add more free sport fishing days to the calendar. The Department of Environmental Conservation is hoping to add four more days this year: the weekend preceding Presidents Day, National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday in September, and Veteran's Day, with the latter to become permanent.

Police: Drunk mom crashed car with kids inside

Police say a mother from Castleton, Vt. was not only driving drunk, but had an open bottle of Jägermeister in the car when she crashed into a pole in Granville.

Police: Man offered teenage runaway place to live in exchange for sex

A 46-year-old man admits to having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Robert Sarchioto pleaded guilty to second-degree rape in Schenectady County on Monday.

Former Pittsfield cop admits to stealing $200k from police union

A former Pittsfield police officer admits to stealing over $200,000 from the police officer's union. Jeffrey Coco pleaded guilty to larceny and identity theft Monday afternoon.

NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

PHOENIX (AP) - NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday.

NY officials warn not to attract bears with food

Black bears are active again with warmer weather, and New York officials are warning people not to attract them with food left outside.

Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

NY anti-hunger groups: Help farmers who donate food

Vermont House to vote on marijuana bill

Social workers to stage Raise the Age rally at state Capitol

Cohoes City School District considers free public transportation for some students

NY volunteers wanted for water quality surveys

Budget talks to heat up at State Capitol

GOP controls federal government but struggles to govern

Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

Gorsuch hearings show him as careful, folksy, testy at times

Vermont officials: Take down bird feeders April 1 to avoid bears

Charity event raises money for area boxing icon

Fire and ambulance volunteers in NY can get tax break

Vermont House to vote on marijuana bill

Some win and some lose with 'Obamacare' still around

Police warn of phone scam seeking money to clear warrants

Union College event raises money for brain cancer research

Penn State ends Union's season with 10-3 rout in NCAA Tournament

Census: More people leaving New York state

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

New Lebanon protesters relieved over AHCA failure

In health care push, Trump couldn't master art of consensus

Pro-Trump rally held outside Colonie Center

NY launches legal aid program for immigrants

Glenville girl receives assistance in the form of a best friend

Rep. John Faso, opponents of GOP health care bill weigh in on its defeat

The Latest: Police: 'No apparent reason' for Vegas shooting

Vermont Democrats consider new $2 fee on overnight lodging

Massachusetts leading Northeast in population growth

Massachusetts is leading the Northeast in population growth, with some of the biggest increases in Middlesex and Suffolk counties.


Vermont unemployment rate drops slightly to 3 percent