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1/29/2020: Becoming Partly to Mostly Sunny!
January 29, 2020, 10:17 am | Source
Early clouds have kept many in the mid to upper 20s but these clouds will clear and we can all say hello sunshine this afternoon! High pressure overhead will clear the clouds today, tonight & through early Friday morning! As we steer clear of clouds tonight, temperatures will drop to the teens in...

U.S. Transportation Secretary ramps up efforts to combat human trafficking
January 29, 2020, 4:20 am | Source
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The U.S. Department of Transportation reports human trafficking cases are up 25 percent from 2017. The National Human Trafficking Hotline handled 8,700 cases in 2017 compared to nearly 11,000 cases in 2018, which is the most recent data available.   The U.S. Secretary of Tr...

GOP lacks votes to block trial witnesses, McConnell concedes
January 29, 2020, 3:05 am | Source
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded late Tuesday, a potentially major hurdle for Trump’s hopes to end the trial with a quick acquittal. Earlier, Trump’s lawyers concluded his...

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend multiple times
January 29, 2020, 3:01 am | Source
COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Coeymans woman is behind bars after being accused of stabbing her boyfriend. According to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in as a knife sharpening accident, but after further investigation, they arrested 25-year-old Elizabeth Beck for stabbing the man...

Empire State Winter Games passes off torch to local sled hockey team
January 29, 2020, 2:57 am | Source
Tuesday night’s torch ceremony kicks off a big week for the sled hockey team at Stride Adaptive Sports, as they head off to Lake Placid in just a couple of days for New York’s largest sporting event.

Hoosick Falls man arrested with BAC more than four times legal limit
January 29, 2020, 2:54 am | Source
GREENWICH, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Hoosick Falls man was arrested for Aggravated DWI after his blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit. Just before 6 p.m. on January 23, New York State Police said 40-year-old Ryan Callahan was swerving in and out of his lane while traveling down ...

District: Person with pellet gun seen near Troy MS; escorted home
January 29, 2020, 2:41 am | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Troy police were called to the middle school Tuesday afternoon for an incident that happened shortly before students were dismissed for the day. According to the school district, a person was walking across the street from Troy Middle School with a pellet gun. The school res...

Albany restaurant seized for unpaid taxes
January 29, 2020, 2:31 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An Albany restaurant was shut down for not paying taxes. Chris’s Southern Connection, located on Madison Avenue, is now owned by the state after the owner failed to pay his taxes. The building was seized by officials on Tuesday afternoon.

PETA: Retire Punxsutawney Phil, use animatronic groundhog instead
January 29, 2020, 1:02 am | Source
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (WTAJ) — PETA has sent a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club urging them to retire Phil and another groundhog to a sanctuary, and start using an animatronic groundhog instead. “Gentle, vulnerable groundhogs are not barometers,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman sa...

Emergency order banning fentanyl substances nears expiration date
January 28, 2020, 11:06 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Time is ticking down on a Drug Enforcement Agency emergency order that made all fentanyl-related substances illegal. “It’s critical that it does not expire to protect the vulnerable in society. We don’t want to lose one more,” says New York Senator George Amedore. The two-...

Trump announces ‘win-win’ Israel-Palestine peace plan
January 28, 2020, 11:03 pm | Source
President Trump has announced his plan to broker peace in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine.

Troy officials talk waterfront access opportunities
January 28, 2020, 11:02 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The city of Troy is looking into several opportunities for waterfront access improvements. Some of the plans include reworking Troy’s Riverfront Park and creating connected trails along the Hudson. They are also looking into pedestrian improvements near Green Island Bridge w...

Dog and goat vie for honorary mayor of Vermont town
January 28, 2020, 11:00 pm | Source
FAIR HAVEN, Vt, (AP) — It’s Lincoln the goat versus Sammy the dog in the race for honorary mayor of one Vermont town. The Nubian goat had won the post in Fair Haven, Vermont, last year after the town manager came up with the pet mayor election to raise money to rehabilitate a community playground...

Two ice fishermen fall into frozen North-South Lake
January 28, 2020, 10:58 pm | Source
HUNTER, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Forest rangers rescued two ice fishers who broke through the surface of North-South Lake on Sunday. The fishers—a 49-year-old High Falls man and a 61-year-old Washingtonville man—were riding a snowmobile across the lake when they fell through. They were towing two full sle...

Philip Morris moving away from cigarettes to vaping
January 28, 2020, 10:53 pm | Source
NEW YORK (NEWS10) — The Philip Morris International company, makers of cigarettes and other tobacco products, may eventually shift from smoking to vaping. A new vaping product called Iqos Mesh is playing a big part in that shift. The device doesn’t burn tobacco, but heats it to over 600 degrees F...

New protections pass in the wake of MyPayrollHR scandal
January 28, 2020, 10:47 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State Senate announced on Tuesday that it has come to an agreement on four bills protect workers in New York. The bills were introduced after the MyPayrollHR crisis that left thousands of people without their paychecks. Specifically, the legislation establishe...

Some veterans get access to military bases, including Naval base in Saratoga Springs
January 28, 2020, 10:42 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Defense Department has expanded access to military bases to more than four million veterans, including many in the Capital Region. Commanding Officer of Naval Support Activity Phillip Boice gave NEWS10 ABC an inside look at the Naval base in Saratoga Springs....

Parents watch NICU babies through cameras at Rochester hospital
January 28, 2020, 10:31 pm | Source
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Golisano Children’s Hospital is giving new parents a way to see their new babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 24/7. They’ve installed 20 cameras that parents can access from home. The cameras are called AngelEye. Parents who have babies who need to stay in the NICU...

Proposed legislation aims to make it easier to fix digital products
January 28, 2020, 10:28 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New legislation at the New York Capitol aims to make it easier ot fix digital products — from cell phones to smart washing machines — with the Digital Fair Repair Act. More than 400,000 cell phones are thrown out in the United States daily, according to a report from the U...

Burlington deputy chief disciplined in social media scandal
January 28, 2020, 10:22 pm | Source
BURLINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) — The Burlington deputy police chief has been suspended without pay. An investigation revealed that when Deputy Chief Jan Wright took over for the former police chief, she used fake social media accounts to hide her identity while discussing city business online. The form...

American flag repository opens in Cohoes
January 28, 2020, 10:17 pm | Source
COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — You can now bring your old American flag to the Cohoes Fire Department so it can be properly disposed. Tuesday morning, the Cohoes Fire Department, along with the Daughters of the American Revolution and NH Kelman Recycling, unveiled an American flag repository. They said ...

Girl Scouts launch new flavor for cookie season
January 28, 2020, 10:08 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As they do every year, the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York are preparing to sweep the Capital Region. Girl Scout cookie season kicks off on Friday with new packaging and a new flavor: Lemon-Ups. Lemon-ups are crisp, citrusy, and serve positive messages to girls—litera...

AARP: New York’s seniors concerned about rising prescription drug costs
January 28, 2020, 9:54 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Older New Yorkers say they are concerned about the cost of their prescription medications. They also say the government isn’t doing enough to keep prescriptions affordable according to an AARP survey. An AARP survey said 24% of the 1,200 seniors over 50 polled had not gotte...

Biggest Esports event in the region coming to the Albany Capital Center
January 28, 2020, 9:46 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y.(NEWS10)—HV Gamer Con 2020 brings together the best gamers in the Northeast for a weekend of competition starting April 4th. This will be the third HV Gamer Con and this year organizers listened to what last year’s attendees had to say. They will feature the Con’s first public tournam...

No good deed goes unnoticed during Hudson Falls Great Kindness Challenge
January 28, 2020, 9:32 pm | Source
HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – For the fourth year, students on the last Monday in January were welcomed to school with a “Kindness Tunnel” of positive affirmation. The morning was just the start of the school’s participation in The Great Kindness Challenge, a worldwide movement to promote kind de...

Attorney General announces $1M grant to aid Albany housing crisis
January 28, 2020, 9:26 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday a $1 million grant to implement new strategic housing programs in Albany. James said the grant targets families and communities still struggling to recover from the housing crisis. The grant will help efforts to ...

ADM Milling employee killed in Columbia Co. ‘industrial accident’
January 28, 2020, 9:24 pm | Source
An employee with ADM Milling in Greenport was killed in an industrial accident Tuesday morning, the Columbia County Sheriff's office says.

McDonald’s adds fried chicken sandwich to breakfast menu
January 28, 2020, 9:02 pm | Source
McDonald's is drawing new battle lines in the fast-food chicken sandwich wars.

Powerful 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica
January 28, 2020, 8:53 pm | Source
The USGS initially reported the magnitude at 7.3.

How to edit the most important privacy features on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok
January 28, 2020, 8:44 pm | Source
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 is Data Privacy Day, a reminder to take a close look at your internet usage and social media presence and ensure your personal data is locked up tight.

Massachusetts weed supply low despite high consumer demand
January 28, 2020, 8:34 pm | Source
MASSACHUSETTS (NEWS10) — Licensed state marijuana retailers face consistent supply shortages even as the black market continues to thrive. Legal sales of recreational marijuana brought in over $445 million in revenues for distributors and growers in Massachusetts last year, says the Cannabis Cont...

Re-trial scheduled for Albany County Child Sex Assault case against local DJ
January 28, 2020, 8:33 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — There was a mistrial in the Child Sexual Assault trial of a local DJ.  Brian Angelo, 51, also known as “DJ Iroc” is charged with Predatory Sexual Abuse against a Child. He’s accused of at least two alleged incidents of sexual contact with a child under the age of 13. It’s ...

Another NY resident being tested for coronavirus, bringing total to 10
January 28, 2020, 8:20 pm | Source
The symptoms of coronavirus include coughing, a fever and a sore throat.

Wolfjaw studios is a growing local gaming company
January 28, 2020, 8:14 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10)–Wolfjaw Studios opened their doors just 13-months ago in Troy, with three employees, all from local game developers. Mitchell Patterson, Studio Director for Wolfjaw Studios says he expects to have 30 employees by January 2021. Wolfjaw works with other game developers in a supp...

Hearing held in support of Horseracing Integrity Act
January 28, 2020, 7:57 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (NEWS10) — A hearing was held in favor of new horseracing legislation that would create a non-governmental agency responsible for making a national uniform anti-doping program. The Horseracing Integrity Act was introduced by Reps. Paul Tonko and Andy Barr. Both representatives are co-c...

Pres. Trump’s legal team wrapping up arguments as Senate considers calling Bolton
January 28, 2020, 5:57 pm | Source
President Donald Trump's legal team will wrap up their opening arguments on Tuesday in the president's impeachment trial.

Remembering the Challenger space shuttle tragedy, 34 years later
January 28, 2020, 5:51 pm | Source
(CNN) — It’s been 34 years since the space shuttle Challenger exploded after takeoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Tuesday marks the somber anniversary of that day–Jan. 28, 1986–when Challenger lifted off and exploded 73 seconds into flight. All seven crew members were killed, includi...

Deadline looms to change parties in time for New York primary
January 28, 2020, 5:28 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York’s closed primaries mean that only registered Democrats can participate in the party primary on April 28. The deadline to change your party affiliation in time vote in the state Democratic primary is February 14. Disillusioned conservatives, proactive independents,...

National Kazoo Day: The history of America’s ‘buzziest’ instrument
January 28, 2020, 5:15 pm | Source
January 28, 2020 celebrates 200 years of one of America's most interesting instruments, the Kazoo!

Data privacy: preventing ransomware attacks
January 28, 2020, 4:55 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Recent ransomware attacks at both the Albany Airport last Dec. and the Town of Colonie in January show that the Capital District is not immune from this type of attack. It’s not just government agencies and local municipalities, Any computer can be the victim of ransomware....

Halfmoon man violates protective order in domestic dispute
January 28, 2020, 4:22 pm | Source
HALFMOON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police arrested Nicholas R. Werber, 25, of Halfmoon on Monday evening. They charged Werber with aggravated criminal contempt and third-degree assault.  Officers responding to a reported domestic incident on Squire Lane allege that Werber violated a protection order to ca...

Saratoga man arrested for burglary in Rotterdam
January 28, 2020, 3:55 pm | Source
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police arrested Joshua A. Allen, 29, of Saratoga Springs on Monday afternoon for theft in Coldbrook. At around 2:20 p.m., officers responded to a reported a burglary in progress on Helen Street. Investigating the area, they found Allen, who matched eyewitness descriptio...

Whitehall High School principal placed on administrative leave
January 28, 2020, 3:16 pm | Source
The Whitehall junior-senior high school principal was placed on administrative leave effective Monday following allegations made aware to the district.

Justin Bieber coming to Albany this summer
January 28, 2020, 2:32 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Justin Bieber is releasing new music and preparing for a North American Tour that includes a stop at the Albany Times Union Center. Bieber’s fifth album is expected to be released on Friday, February 14, which is also when tickets go on sale according to his website. The C...

UAlbany to receive nearly $800K from National Science Foundation
January 28, 2020, 2:14 pm | Source
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UAlbany and the SUNY System Administration a research grant for atmospheric science and technology development totaling $758,701.

Voorheesville middle and high schools open Wednesday following weekend flooding
January 28, 2020, 2:12 pm | Source
The Voorheesville Middle School and Clayton A. Bouton High School campus' remain closed Tuesday following a hot water heater malfunction over the weekend causing partial flooding.

NYS bill looks to offer domestic violence training to beauty industry professionals
January 28, 2020, 1:59 pm | Source
Senate Bill S96, sponsored by Senator Todd Kaminsky, states that the courses would be offered at least annually. Those who take at least one hour of domestic violence and sexual assault education would receive a certificate of completion.

Bethlehem police make an arrest after six-hour standoff in Selkirk
January 28, 2020, 1:52 pm | Source
SELKIRK, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Bethlehem and New York State Police ended a six-hour standoff early Tuesday morning. Bethlehem commander Adam Hornick said police arrived at the location at about 6:20 p.m. Monday to conduct a standard welfare check of a man. After police discovered an active misdemeanor ...

Delta waives change fees for China travel
January 28, 2020, 1:25 pm | Source
Delta Airlines waives change fees for China flights through February.

Sorry, SweetHeart: popular Valentine’s candy returns, but most are blank
January 28, 2020, 1:10 pm | Source
(WIAT) — After missing the 2019 Valentine season, SweetHearts conversation candies are returning, but that’s not saying much. Literally. The popular candy was picked up by Spangler Candy Company after the original maker, Necco, filed for bankruptcy in 2018. Although the purchase was made too late...

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