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Whitehall cheers on its 'hometown hero'

Whitehall cheers on its 'hometown hero'


Search to resume Saturday for missing elderly man at Thacher Park

Search to resume Saturday for missing elderly man at Thacher Park


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White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

Unexpected cable charge gets bad reception from customers

Gloversville mayor: fund school guards via lottery

Two more suspects arrested in murder of 95-year-old Washington County woman

Guilderland judge, attorney both accused of stealing millions of dollars from estate

Crews battle fire in East Schodack

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Suspect in Mechanicville pleads guilty to murder

Nikolai Mavashev, 20, has pleaded guilty to killing David Feliciano last August.


Wrestling championship giving big boost to Albany businesses

There's a busy weekend ahead at the Times Union Center and it involves a lot of sweating and some intense competition.


Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference.


Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their "mateship" on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other's approaches on immigration and taxes.


Closing arguments in ex-Cuomo aide trial could be next week

Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may begin deliberations as early as next week.


Fire hits Wendy's in Colonie

Firefighters battled a fire at the Wendy's at 1770 Central Ave. on Friday morning.


Manhole cover explodes in Schenectady

Part of State Street in Schenectady was shut down Friday after a manhole cover explosion.


Body found in Glens Falls believed to be missing teen

A body has been found in woods off Upper Platt Street in Glens Falls. Police say they’re "99 percent certain" it's Trevor Ellsworth, a missing 15-year-old boy.


Pittsfield man admits to several house break-ins

A man from Pittsfield is headed back to state prison after pleading guilty to several house break-ins.


Mother and son charged in Saratoga Springs purse theft

A mother and son are under arrest, accused in a purse theft in Saratoga Springs.


Waterford man charged in Walmart shoplifting incident

A Waterford man is accused of stealing from Walmart and almost hitting an employee who tried to stop him with his car.


Pressure to limit opioid prescriptions gains steam

Health insurers are joining in the fight against opioid abuse. Many adopted new prescribing guidelines this year. The changes affect both new prescriptions for immediate need and those for chronic treatment.


Florida shooting victims remembered in Troy

Students at Thursday’s vigil in Troy read the names and a description of each of the victims. They also lit a candle after. While they didn't know the victims personally, they said that doesn't matter.


Whitehall Olympian banged up but ready to go

Whitehall Olympian Codie Bascue is recovering from a minor injury as he gets ready to return to competition in primetime on Friday night.


Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday.


NY lawmakers to review regulations on Bitcoin

New York state lawmakers say they want to know whether current regulations relating to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are up to the task of protecting consumers.


NY extends order for kids' flu shots given by pharmacists

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending an emergency executive order that allows pharmacists across New York state to administer flu vaccines to children ages two to 18.


Legislators, students urge passage of background checks

Vermont Democratic legislative leaders, the attorney general, lieutenant governor and students are calling for passage of universal background checks for all gun transactions following the Florida school shooting and the arrest of Vermont teenager in what officials say was a near miss on a high school shooting.


Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.


Albany Union president: Arming teachers 'Just doesn't make sense'

President Trump is doubling down on a proposal that would allow teachers with gun license to conceal carry on school property.  The suggestion is creating a stir across the country and here in Albany.


DeVos backs expanding school choice for military children

WASHINGTON (AP) - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children.


Emergency workers continue watchful eye for possible flooding

Flooding from the Mohawk River is still a threat in Schenectady and now southern Saratoga County.


Saratoga Springs seeks help with parking; paid system possible

The city of Saratoga Springs might be a victim of its own success.


Moreau fire leaves 16 people homeless

A fire in Moreau has left 16 people homeless.


4 governors join forces on gun safety, pledge to share intel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The governors of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island have created a coalition of like-minded states on gun control, promising to expand existing efforts to share information on illegal guns, and ultimately make progress on gun safety measures where they contend the federal government has faltered.


Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks "the instincts" of a law enforcement officer and can't easily see herself carrying a gun in class.


Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.


Albany police detective loses cancer battle

Albany police are mourning the loss of one of their own.


Billy Graham to lie in honor at U.S. Capitol

People around the world are mourning the death of Reverend Billy Graham, the man known as "America's pastor," after he death Wednesday it the age of 99.


Saratoga County district attorney announces re-election bid

Saratoga County’s district attorney is running for re-election.


Abrahamson: This silver may be the most important medal Mikaela Shiffrin ever wins

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Both Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn raced the Alpine super-combined on Friday, the first time the two American skiers competed against each other at the Olympics, and almost surely the last. 


New York income tax refund information available online

New York officials are reminding taxpayers they can check their state refund status online.


Queensbury man charged with public lewdness

A Queensbury man is accused of exposing himself in public. Donald Barrisford, 55, was charged with public lewdness on Wednesday.


Police: Man who crashed into two Bennington homes was drunk

A driver crashes into two homes in Bennington.


Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says "many" people who commit mass murder are Democrats.


Persistence pays off for creator of all-weather blanket

The saying is "persistence pays off" and it certainly did in the case of a North Greenbush woman. For years, she had ideas that never quite panned out until now.


NY has $26M for rail, port infrastructure improvements

Rail and port projects across New York can apply for some of the more than $26 million in state funding for infrastructure improvements.


SpaceX launches satellite from California

A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite created a brief light show over Southern California after blasting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base.


Special elections are set to fill 11 vacant seats at the State Capitol

Special elections to fill 11 vacant seats in New York's Assembly and in the State Senate will be held April 24. Two of those races are right here in the Capital Region.


School shooting victims plead with Trump for action

WASHINGTON (AP) - With searing anger, raw emotion and heartfelt pleas, parents, students and others impacted by school shootings implored President Donald Trump to take action at the White House Wednesday.


Loudonville woman accused of stealing $30,000 in cash from friend's house

A Loudonville woman is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the home of her close friend.  Marla Kellert was arraigned in Colonie town court on two felony charges, and police say more are pending.


Popular Watervliet restaurant seized by Tax Department

Valente's has been open since 1958.


Adams man pleads not guilty in deadly hit-and-run

A man accused of hitting and killing a woman in Berkshire County and then trying to get away appeared before a judge on Wednesday morning.


Flood threat remains as basements get pumped out

Hoses were working to pump out the water from flooded basements on Ingersoll Avenue in Schenectady.


Liberal group proposing plan for health coverage for all

WASHINGTON (AP) - A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.


Hudson Falls teen admits to role in deadly crash

A teenager from Hudson Falls pleaded guilty on Wednesday to manslaughter and vehicular assault.


Vermont shooting plot suspect kept journal of plans

A Vermont teenager accused of planning "to shoot up" his former high school had written in a diary he titled "Journal of an active shooter" that he had was aiming to kill as many as he could.


Albany police identify elderly woman hit and killed by car

Albany police have identified the elderly woman struck and killed by a car Tuesday evening.


'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.


Florida school shooting survivors are not 'crisis actors'

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Two students who survived the Florida school shooting and spoke publicly about it are not "crisis actors," despite the claims of several conspiracy-oriented sites and an aide to a Florida lawmaker.


15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students.


Real-life 'superheroes' at Albany Med get capes to match

When you think of heroes, you think of bravery, determination and selflessness. All these qualities are demonstrated every day by the patients at the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center.


Former MSNBC host Ratigan runs for Congress in NY

Former cable host Dylan Ratigan has joined a crowded field of Democratic candidates hoping to win a Republican-held congressional seat in northern New York.


Gun show returning to Glens Falls

GLENS FALLS - A gun show will return to the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls next month.


School shooting plot suspect kept journal of plans

A Vermont teenager accused of planning "to shoot up" his former high school had written in a diary he titled "Journal of an active shooter" that he had was aiming to kill as many as he could.


Flood concerns remain in Schenectady

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has traveled to Schenectady to get a firsthand look at flooding along the Mohawk River.


Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99.


Then & Now: A mission to bring home John McGrath

You may have seen their faces line the streets of Troy and other cities. Military banners serve as a reminder that the heroes who served our country are not forgotten. Now, four more service members will line 8th Street outside of RPI. Their story starts 75 years ago and thanks to the son of one of the men in a photograph, it will end, hopefully with a return home. 


Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs to stay closed through at least March

The Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs will remain closed until at least March 31. That's according to their website.


Two more men charged in December UPS theft

Two more men are under arrest in connection with a theft at the UPS in Latham back in December.


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Teen charged with firing gun that damaged Albany store

Sabrina Anderson

Florida man charged with having illegal gun at Albany International Airport

Florida man charged with having illegal gun at Albany International Airport

Program offers free rides to treatment for cancer patients

Program offers free rides to treatment for cancer patients

Watchful eyes remain on looming flood threat

Watchful eyes remain on looming flood threat

Study: Parts of Hudson River spiked with pharmaceuticals

Study: Parts of Hudson River spiked with pharmaceuticals

Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement exams

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NY creates state certification for maple syrup

NY creates state certification for maple syrup

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Donald Trump Jr.

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

Shinzo Abe, Mike Pence Karen Pence

Flood warning issued in Schenectady County

Ice in the Mohawk River on Feb. 21, 2018.

Sheriff: Now is the time for armed officers in schools

Sheriff: Now is the time for armed officers in schools

Action plan in place for possible river flooding

Action plan in place for possible river flooding

Troy mom arraigned for fire that started when kids were home alone

Troy mom arraigned for fire that started when kids were home alone

Arrest made in deadly Adams hit-and-run

Arrest made in deadly Adams hit-and-run

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

Former MSNBC host may challenge Stefanik in election

Former MSNBC host may challenge Stefanik in election

Union College names first African American president

Union College names first African American president

NY's adult smoking rate inches to its lowest recorded level

NY's adult smoking rate inches to its lowest recorded level

Colonie man charged with possessing heroin

Colonie man charged with possessing heroin

Elderly woman dies in Albany accident

Elderly woman dies in Albany accident

Glens Falls police search for missing teen

Trevor Ellsworth

Man arrested twice in one day for alleged violence

Justin Pariseau

Students take gun protest to White House

Students take gun protest to White House

Pittsfield man arraigned on murder charges

Pittsfield man arraigned on murder charges

Parkland, FL shooter reignites debate on gun control

Parkland, FL shooter reignites debate on gun control

Ski resorts expect booming business during February break

Ski resorts expect booming business during February break

Six people escape Colonie fire

Six people escape Colonie fire

Teen killed after falling asleep at wheel in Colonie

Teen killed after falling asleep at wheel in Colonie

Fundraising underway so less fortunate teens can see 'Black Panther'

Fundraising underway so less fortunate teens can see 'Black Panther'

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