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SUNY makes future plans as CUNY launches largest student debt forgiveness program nationwide
July 30, 2021, 10:02 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- More than an entire school year’s time has come and gone, but UAlbany senior Ciera Hommel says she’s sad that the only thing that’s stayed largely the same throughout the pandemic is how much college students are paying, even when they’re not even on campus. "There was a ...

North Country Report: Getting crafty at the Lake George Art & Craft Festival
July 30, 2021, 9:41 pm | Source
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - From craft maple syrup to false books full of secrets, there's something for everyone at the Lake George Art & Craft Festival. It's the event's inaugural year at Charles R. Wood Park, but the event is a successor to over four decades of festivals that organizers Tim a...

Discovering Saratoga: Zippy Chippy turns 30
July 30, 2021, 9:04 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Happy Birthday, Zippy Chippy! In April, he entered the dirty thirty club. He celebrated the milestone on April 17 at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center, N.Y. with a big party. In addition to a cake made of carrots and 300 guests showing their love, l...

Empire State Weekly: School districts waiting for state guidance on masks in the classroom
July 30, 2021, 8:47 pm | Source
Will children in New York be wearing masks when the school year begins in September? That's what state health officials are trying to answer following new recommendations by the Centers For Disease Control.

Albany bar owner gearing up for legal fight after sudden closure
July 30, 2021, 7:31 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- After Albany bar Café Hollywood closed following numerous incidents involving police calls to its location, the owner is gearing up for a legal fight. “I’m feeling confident today because today I have a very strong legal team that’s behind me,” said Cafe Hollywood Owner C...

Schenectady police need help finding missing teen
July 30, 2021, 7:01 pm | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Serenity Thomas, 16, of Schenectady has reportedly been missing since Saturday, July 24. If you or someone you know has any information about her or her whereabouts, contact police at (518) 630-0911. She was reportedly last seen wearing black sweatpants, black sneaker...

Warren County COVID update for July 30
July 30, 2021, 6:57 pm | Source
WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Warren County Health Services confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as well as six recoveries. The county is currently monitoring 48 active coronavirus cases. 43 of those are in mild condition, with three currently hospitalized. The county has not seen 10 cases...

Is needle fear keeping folks from getting vaccinated for COVID?
July 30, 2021, 6:56 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Questions about necessity, side effects, misinformation, microchips, and FDA approval are all connected to COVID vaccine hesitancy. But trypanophobia—the fear of needles—could be keeping as many as a quarter of the population from getting their shots. An estimated 25% of A...

Erie Canalway photo contest accepting entries for 2022 calendar
July 30, 2021, 6:12 pm | Source
WATERFORD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The 15th annual Erie Canalway photo contest is now open, and organizers are calling for submissions by August 27. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor said images should convey the unique character of local canals and canal communities. Photos must be taken some...

North County Weekend Calendar: A fast weekend for 'Slow Food'
July 30, 2021, 4:15 pm | Source
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Adirondack Theatre Festival has plenty more show to show this weekend, with performances of the dinner comedy "Slow Food" set at the Charles R. Wood Theater. Families can also enjoy something for the kids at City Park, where "Cinderella Goes Disco" is set for noon...

Hudson man arrested for stabbing
July 30, 2021, 3:47 pm | Source
HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Hudson Police Department said they made an arrest for a stabbing that happened on Wednesday, July 28, at 8:33 p.m., near Rope Alley & 2nd Street. After HPD completed an investigation they arrested and charges Tavaris A. Grant, 25, of Hudson. He has been charged with Assaul...

Cuomo: NYSP and local law enforcement increasing patrols to target speeding
July 30, 2021, 3:30 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On July 31, Governor Cuomo announced that New York State Police and local law enforcement will be increasing patrols to target speeding from July 31 to August 8. The Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany's Rockefeller College had ...

HBO casting paid extras for 'Pretty Little Liars' reboot in Hudson Valley
July 30, 2021, 3:29 pm | Source
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A casting agency notified NEWS10 that HBO Max is trying to hire extras local to Saugerties, Hudson, and Catskill for filming from late August through early January. The paid background extra work is for "Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin." They are looking for people a...

Albany county COVID and vaccine update
July 30, 2021, 2:57 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy provided the latest report on the county’s progress on administering and distributing vaccines and controlling the spread of the COVID. 66.4% of Albany County’s population has received at least the first dose, and 62% has been fully ...

What’s the legality of mandating a COVID vaccine?
July 30, 2021, 2:24 pm | Source
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)-- As COVID vaccine mandates are becoming a reality at the federal and state level, many are asking whether this could happen at their own place of employment. The legality of these mandates has been a heated debate across the country for months. Lawyers like litigation a...

Washington County COVID update
July 30, 2021, 1:31 pm | Source
Washington County, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Friday, July 30, Washington County gave a COVID update for their county. COVID Stats: Persons Under Monitoring (PUM): 59 (+ 28) COVID + Active Cases: 21 (+ 11) COVID + Confirmed Cases: 2,853 (+ 14) COVID + Recovered: 2,794 (+ 3) COVID Current Hospitalizations...

CDPHP named top 3 best companies to work for in New York
July 30, 2021, 1:16 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. – CDPHP has been named in the top three of the Best Companies to Work for in New York in the large employer category. This is the 13th consecutive year CDPHP has received the award from the New York State Society for Human Resource Management. “I am immensely proud that CDPHP has bee...

Multiple dog food brands recalled over a substance that could harm your pet
July 30, 2021, 12:47 pm | Source
Multiple dog food brands have been recalled due to possible high levels of a by-product that can be harmful to pets if consumed in large quantities.

Woman stuffs keys into her mouth after telling police she wasn't driving
July 30, 2021, 12:29 pm | Source
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls woman with numerous past arrests and convictions was arrested again after police said they found 10 I.D. or debit cards belonging to other people in a car at a convenience store. An officer said as he was questioning Riley Sage Weiss, 23, she stuffed ke...

Yankees acquiring 1B Rizzo from Cubs in trade deadline blockbuster
July 30, 2021, 12:12 pm | Source
NEW YORK --- After acquiring Joey Gallo earlier in the day, the New York Yankees are not done yet ahead of Friday's trade deadline. New York swung another blockbuster for Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, according to ESPN and The Athletic. Rizzo, a 3-time All-Star and 4-time Gold Glove winner, has ...

3-year-old dies after wrong-way collision; mother could face charges
July 30, 2021, 11:39 am | Source
A 3-year-old boy officials say was not secured in his child safety seat during a wrong-way collision has died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Woman charged in caught-on-camera bear encounter at Yellowstone National Park
July 30, 2021, 11:21 am | Source
The woman, identified as Samantha Dehring, was part of a group of tourists who were visiting the Roaring Mountain area of the park when the incident happened May 15.

07/30/2021: Cool / chilly start to the weekend.... dry stretch upon us ???
July 30, 2021, 10:52 am | Source
Latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologist Tim Drawbridge After another very active Thursday evening.... we now stand to finish the month of July.... as the 3rd Wettest July on record.... and, as expected.... as daylight broke.... the number of Storm / Flooding Reports came in BIG.... LINK:...

98.3 TRY Social Dilemma: Can Ice Go Bad??
July 30, 2021, 10:44 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Friday's 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from George. It is an interesting one about ice. Hi Jaime. I've been asking this question lately of everyone I know. Only because my wife and I had a big disagreement about it and I want to know what others think. Then we thought, we [...

'He was dead': Arkansas man recovers after 20 minutes without heartbeat, oxygen
July 30, 2021, 10:26 am | Source
A Maumelle man dropped dead one year ago, only for friends, neighbors and emergency crews to rush to his aid and give him a chance at life.

States race to use COVID vaccines before they expire
July 30, 2021, 10:11 am | Source
Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been saved from the trash after U.S. regulators extended their expiration date for a second time, part of a nationwide effort to salvage expiring shots to battle the nation's summer surge in infections.

15-year-old Albany resident arrested with loaded handgun
July 30, 2021, 9:46 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Albany police said they arrested a 15-year-old Albany resident who was in possession of a loaded handgun. On Thursday, July 29 at around 6:30 p.m., officers stopped a 15-year-old male near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Ontario Street in reference to a shots fir...

Multiple lanes closed on NY 32 due to flooding
July 30, 2021, 9:02 am | Source
UPDATE: All lanes have been reopened SARATOGA, N.Y. (NEWS10) -  There are multiple lanes closed on New York State Route 32 due to flooding. Going southbound and northbound on NY 32 between Clark Road (Moreau) and Mott Road (Moreau), all lanes will be closed.

Florida 7-year-old shot by younger sibling while caregiver slept, deputies say
July 30, 2021, 8:29 am | Source
A 32-year-old woman is facing several charges in Florida after deputies say a child in her care was shot by a younger sibling.

DeWitt Police say officer's use of force in July 4th Walmart altercation justified
July 30, 2021, 8:03 am | Source
DEWITT, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) -- DeWitt Police addressed the suspension of an officer involved in a recent incident resulting in the use of force. Video from a police body camera shows Officer Rory Spain hitting a handcuffed woman in Walmart on July 4 after responding to a brawl between customers. DeWit...

Emergency restoration needed for Cohoes Library
July 30, 2021, 3:32 am | Source
COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Cohoes Library is one of the city’s most historic buildings. Officials say that three damaged sections need to be restored right away, including the old bell tower. "Unfortunately, in late June, we were aware that a portion of the façade on the library wall was beginni...

Police canceled search for vulnerable woman reported missing out of Scotia
July 30, 2021, 2:30 am | Source
UPDATE: Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert on behalf of the scotia Village Police Department for PAMELA LACY is now canceled as of 02:31 a.m. on July 30. SCOTIA, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Police are looking for a woman reported missing out of Scotia. Pamela Lacy, 69, was last seen around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

Small mudslide closes road in Saratoga County
July 30, 2021, 2:21 am | Source
(NEWS10) -- A small mudslide occurred in Saratoga County Thursday night. The mudslide took place on Spier Falls Road. The road is closed until it can be cleared and is inspected by highway crews. Heavy rain fell across Saratoga County causing flooding and multiple road closures. Officials remind ...

Greene Co. adopts new mask guidance, encourages wearing masks indoors
July 30, 2021, 1:50 am | Source
GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The Greene County Health Department is calling on everyone to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance. The CDC is recommending masks be worn indoors in areas with substantial c...

Local educator to face Tonko in 2022 democratic primary
July 30, 2021, 1:42 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- For the first time since his first race for Congress in 2008, Paul Tonko is facing a democrat in the primary. Justin Chaires said he can do better. He's an educator at Kipp Albany Charter School and a former vice president of the local NAACP. Chaires's priorities include ...

Boil water order issued for parts of North Greenbush
July 30, 2021, 12:23 am | Source
NORTH GREENBUSH, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A boil water order has been issued for areas of North Greenbush near Snyder's Lake. The areas included in the order are properties in the town water system on Pershing Avenue between Lakeshore Drive and Troy Avenue, including customers on Lakeshore Drive, Liberty...

NY students may wear masks when returning to school
July 29, 2021, 10:12 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- New York students may need to wear masks when school begins in September. The New York State Department of Education said New York health officials are developing new guidelines for the upcoming school year, and the basis of those guidelines will follow the new mask weari...

Price Chopper/Market 32 issues recall on coleslaw
July 29, 2021, 9:40 pm | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) -- Price Chopper/Market 32 is issuing a voluntary recall on PICS brand Grab and Go Coleslaw with UPC 2 07177 00000 sold only in the seafood department. This does not affect coleslaw sold in other departments of the store. The recall is being issued due to the...

Local teen uses Make-A-Wish to create epilepsy medication fund
July 29, 2021, 8:53 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Maria Lutz says coming to terms with an epilepsy diagnosis in the winter she turned 12 was one of the hardest things she’s ever had to do. She says she can still remember the terror of her first grand mal seizure. "It was in the middle of the night, so it [...]

Washington County expanding broadband survey to end of August
July 29, 2021, 8:46 pm | Source
WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Washington County hasn't slowed down on the effort to bring broadband internet coverage to residents living without it; but it is taking some more time to gather the data it needs. Laura Oswald, the county's director of economic development, said on Thursday tha...

Discovering Saratoga: Saratoga teen creates custom model horses
July 29, 2021, 8:22 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Meet Effie Levenson! She's the 17-year-old entrepreneur in Saratoga Springs that's making a name for herself for her custom Schleich model horses and accessories. The teen crafter and creator has loved horses since she was four years old, when she started horseba...

Colonie, Schenectady police make 1 'mayhem ride' arrest
July 29, 2021, 8:08 pm | Source
COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The police departments in Colonie and Schenectady announced the arrest of 26-year-old Traitin Knight of Schenectady on Thursday for allegedly riding a motorcycle recklessly in a "mayhem ride." Colonie police said this is another motorcyclist arrested in their ongoing inve...

Albany working to curb panhandling problem on Everett Road
July 29, 2021, 8:06 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Albany officials are working to curb a major problem of panhandling on Everett Road. “It’s a little uncomfortable, a little bit of an awkward situation, a little weird,” said Younas Dawood who works next to the intersection.   Dawood said panhandling has gotten worse over...

Civil War Union Army general's gravesite restored
July 29, 2021, 7:55 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Oakwood Cemetery in Troy has many notable residents and one of them is being celebrated this weekend. "A lot of people don’t know a lot about Oakwood Cemetery. It’s a gem. A cemetery a gem? People don’t think about that," said Dave Dziewulski who is with Sons Of Union Veter...

PHOTOS: Hudson Falls summer enrichment STEAM showcase
July 29, 2021, 7:34 pm | Source
HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Around 150 students entering 2nd-6th grades were outside Hudson Falls Intermediate School on Thursday, to show off what they've spent the last three weeks learning in the school's summer enrichment showcase. The annual program had about twice the number of summer stu...

Bennington's big chair damaged, police looking for suspects
July 29, 2021, 6:17 pm | Source
BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) -- The Bennington Police Department said they are looking for four individuals who damaged the big chair outside of the Tri-State Federal Credit Union. They said the damage occurred early Thursday morning. Police released a series of pictures taken from video footage of t...

Albany man arrested, charged over 3 stolen vehicles
July 29, 2021, 6:12 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Albany Police Department reports the arrest of Emmanuel Johnson, 18, of Albany for allegedly getting caught driving a stolen car on Wednesday. They say he was involved with three car thefts within two weeks. The vehicle was initially reported stolen from Lark Street at...

Warren County COVID update for July 29
July 29, 2021, 5:17 pm | Source
WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Warren County Health Services confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases and eight recoveries on Thursday. That keeps the county's current case count steady at 44 active coronavirus cases. Three of those are hospitalized, all of them in moderate condition. Two of Thursday's...

Vaccine, mask mandates catching on in public, private sectors
July 29, 2021, 4:35 pm | Source
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week it would mandate vaccinations for physicians, nurses and some other employees. Workers with VA Finger Lakes, with locations throughout the Rochester area, will see that come into play.

17-year-old arrested for shots fired incident on Benson Street
July 29, 2021, 3:59 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A 17-year-old Albany resident has been arrested and charged in connection with an incident of shots fired that occurred Monday, July 26 on Benson Street. On, Wednesday, July 28, Albany County deputies stopped an individual in the area of Benson and Ontario Streets who was ...

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