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Last updated: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:13:56 GMT

 Pedestrian 'critical' after Colonie crash, cops say Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:54:16 UT

COLONIE - A 44-year-old man from Lake Placid was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he was hit by a car on Route 7, town police said. John B. O'Donnell Jr. was walking near the intersection with Wade Road when he was hit by a 2017 Lexus at about 9:38 p.m., police said.

 Man kept deer on second floor of home, DEC says Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:13:12 UT

JAMESTOWN (AP) — A New York man has been cited for keeping a wild deer on the second floor of his home.

State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer Jerry Kinney says his office received a complaint that a neighbor was harboring a wild animal in his Jamestown house.

 Schenectady to tout bike routes, seek public input Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:55:53 UT
 Cloudy, rain Thursday in Albany's forecast Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:47:36 UT

Clouds will thicken Thursday morning, as a warm front brings showers to the area north of Albany, the National Weather Service reports. Rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout the Capital Region tonight. There is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds and heavy rainfall, this evening into tonight in the Lake George region, the western and southern Adirondacks, and the western Mohawk Valley. Very warm and humid will move in Friday into the weekend, bringing more rain and thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings. Some of the storms could be severe. Here's the full forecast:

 For-profit colleges want in on tuition-discount program Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:32:20 UT

New York's for-profit colleges are waiting to find out if they will be able to offer students a discount on tuition through a new state program designed to make college more affordable. The Enhanced Tuition Award program was adopted with the 2017-18 state budget in April in response to concerns that free tuition to the state's public institutions would put its private institutions at a competitive disadvantage. Under the program, private colleges that agree to match the state's contribution would be able to offer eligible students a $6,000 discount on tuition. But the state's for-profit colleges were left out of the equation — a move the Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) warned would disadvantage some 40,000 students who attend their schools.

 

 Ballston Spa man crashes into vehicle, injuring 3 children Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:31:35 UT
 New Moe's opening Thursday in Latham Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:21:50 UT

A new Moe's Southwest Grill is opening in Latham at 800 Loudon Road in Latham on Thursday.

The new location is also holding a pre-opening fundraiser on Wednesday until 8 p.m. for Shaker High School. For $10, diners get an entree, side and a drink for $10. All the proceeds from the event will go to the school.

 Shenendehowa superintendent gets another raise Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:11:11 UT

The Capital Region's highest-paid superintendent is getting a raise. The Shenendehowa Central School District board of education signed off last week on a 2 percent raise and one-year contract extension for Superintendent L. Oliver Robinson, whose salary will increase to $215,652 in the upcoming school year.

 Independence Day will see record number of travelers Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:59:05 UT
 Ecovative Design wins $9.1 million Defense Department contract Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:51:15 UT

Ecovative Design of Green Island has been awarded a $9.1 million research contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop new types of "living" building materials.