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Online incident reporting form in Montgomery County
April 7, 2020, 1:44 pm | Source
FULTONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department has created an online incident reporting form to limit in-person contact when taking a police report. People can access it anywhere with an internet connection. When the form is completed and submitted it sends an email direc...

Local breweries collaborate to help hospitality workers
April 7, 2020, 1:13 pm | Source
As restaurants and bars have been following new orders, many have also made cuts to staff. Now, a collaboration effort between six local breweries have them "brewnited" and doing their part to give back.

USNS Comfort crew member tests positive for COVID-19
April 7, 2020, 12:55 pm | Source
NEW YORK (WAVY) — A crew member of the USNS Comfort has tested positive for the coronavirus. NAVY officials say the person has been isolated on the ship while receiving treatment. The individual has had no contact with patients, according to officials. The USNS Comfort left Naval Station Norfolk ...

Five things to know this Tuesday April 7
April 7, 2020, 11:40 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Good Morning, Capital Region! In case you didn’t already hear it, or see it on your Facebook timeline yesterday, New York State will be on PAUSE for a bit longer. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the decision Monday during his daily briefing. All schools and non-essential busine...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends night in ICU; not on ventilator
April 7, 2020, 11:30 am | Source
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in the intensive care unit of a London hospital with the new coronavirus, but is not on a ventilator, a senior government minister said Tuesday. Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital late Sunday, 10 days after he was di...

Matthew McConaughey plays virtual bingo with seniors in isolation
April 7, 2020, 11:01 am | Source
Actor Matthew McConaughey is cheering up some seniors isolated in his home state of Texas. His family is also getting in on the fun. Virtual bingo is the Oscar winner’s latest plan to help Texans get through the coronavirus pandemic. He played it with residents of the Enclave at Round Rock Senior...

Check this out: Kittens take over the aquarium
April 7, 2020, 10:25 am | Source
ATLANTA (CNN Newssource) – While the Georgia Aquarium is closed to human visitors amid the coronavirus outbreak the Atlanta Humane Society took these adorable kitties to check out the fishies. Their names are Nemo, Guppy, Marlin, Bubbles and Dory.The kittens are not up for adoption right now but ...

Survey: People working from home are neglecting personal hygiene
April 7, 2020, 9:50 am | Source
A new survey shows that those working remotely due to COVID-19 tend to neglect personal hygiene and beauty habits.

Supermoon: This week’s full moon will be the biggest and brightest of the year
April 7, 2020, 9:29 am | Source
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A supermoon rises in the sky this week, looking to be the biggest and brightest of the year. Not only will the moon be closer to Earth than usual, it will also be a full moon. Scientists call this cosmic combo a supermoon. The moon will be 221,855 miles (357,042 […]...

Dozens test positive for coronavirus at Buffalo-area nursing home
April 7, 2020, 2:42 am | Source
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Forty-one residents and 25 associates at Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park have tested positive for COVID-19, Catholic Health says. All 138 residents at the facility have been tested and families of the residents have been contacted. “Father Baker Manor’s administrati...

Amsterdam golf course opens with new social distancing rules
April 7, 2020, 2:27 am | Source
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A local golf course is celebrating the start of another season and is doing what it can to provide the public with a safe place to get away during the coronavirus pandemic. Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course opened for its 82nd season this week — about three weeks earlier ...

Man handcuffed in front of daughter at Colorado park for allegedly violating social distancing
April 7, 2020, 2:22 am | Source
BRIGHTON, Colo. (KDVR) — A Colorado man handcuffed at a park in front of his young daughter for allegedly breaking social distancing rules says the officers were the ones at fault. Matt Mooney, 33, said he was handcuffed at Donelson Park in Brighton in front of his 6-year-old daughter Sunday afte...

Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Office helping to collect donations for food banks, animal shelters
April 7, 2020, 2:15 am | Source
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A local law enforcement agency is answering the call for donations as they continue to do what they can to help the community. The federal government has warned people to avoid grocery shopping as much as possible in the upcoming weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. I...

Cap Com credit union donating $50K to Regional Food Bank
April 7, 2020, 1:21 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Capital Region federal credit union Cap Com has donated $50,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, they announced on Monday. The Regional Food Bank operates in 23 counties around the Capital Region, alleviating hunger for the needy year-round. With the cor...

Local nurse moves out of home to protect family from COVID-19
April 7, 2020, 1:07 am | Source
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A growing number of medical professionals are moving out of their homes to protect their families from possible exposure of COVID-19. Ellis Hospital nurse, Kyle Stark, moved into a fishing shanty in his driveway after he grew concerned of the rising number of cases at w...

Regional Food Bank in need of volunteers
April 7, 2020, 1:06 am | Source
LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Since New York State on PAUSE went into effect, more people are turning to food banks.   That surge has left the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York with a 40% increase in distribution.  While the Food Bank is working to keep up with the demand, it has also run int...

Saratoga police and fire procession celebrates little girl’s 8th birthday in quarantine
April 7, 2020, 12:44 am | Source
GREENFIELD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — In honor of Bailey’s eighth birthday, a cavalcade of local police vehicles and fire trucks drove by her house with sirens blaring and lights flashing. Bailey’s mother, Stephanie, filmed the video, posted it to Facebook, and sent it to News10. Don’t worry, mom fixes the...

Hoarding not the only reason for toilet paper shortage
April 6, 2020, 11:54 pm | Source
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As finding rolls of toilet paper becomes more like trying to find a diamond in the rough, it’s easy to blame the tissue shortage on hoarding or stocking up but wholesale suppliers say there is a lot more to it.  Rich Hebert is the CEO of Clean It Supply, a […]...

Domino’s to give away 10 million slices of pizza during COVID-19 pandemic
April 6, 2020, 11:36 pm | Source
(NEXSTAR) – Domino’s Pizza is giving away roughly 10 million slices of pizza to help feed those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Company- and franchise-owned locations across the country will start donating slices to people in their communities this week, Domino’s says. Every Domino’s s...

Stewart’s Shops employees allowed to wear masks
April 6, 2020, 11:26 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Stewart’s Shops is allowing all employees to follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation and wear a mask while on the job if they want to. A limited number of masks were sent out to Stewart’s locations, and the company is working t...

Cuomo raises maximum fines for social distancing violations to $1,000
April 6, 2020, 11:24 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Addressing New Yorkers flouting social distancing precautions, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said during his Monday press conference that maximum fines for violations would double from $500 to $1,000. “Nobody wants the money. We want the compliance. … Frankly, you don’t have the ri...

Michaels donates $1M worth of fabric for masks
April 6, 2020, 11:19 pm | Source
(WIAT) — The popular arts and crafts store, Michaels, is lending a hand where it’s needed during the novel coronavirus pandemic by donating fabric for mask production. The arts and crafts retailer has donated $1 million worth of fabric. That’s enough to make nearly 750,000 masks, the retail giant...

Teachers who are parents share struggles with working from home
April 6, 2020, 11:02 pm | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Plenty of parents are now taking on various new roles, including that of educators. But, what about the teachers who are also moms and dads working from home? News10’s Anya Tucker spoke with two local teachers to see how they are coping. Anya: “How has this all been w...

Democrats propose ways to oversee Trump administration’s response to COVID-19
April 6, 2020, 10:55 pm | Source
House Democrats in Washington have now proposed a variety of ways to oversee how the Trump Administration handles the coronavirus response.

Grey Ghost Bicycles stays essential in month after second location opened
April 6, 2020, 10:22 pm | Source
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Grey Ghost opened a second store in Saratoga Springs in February. In March, they found out they were an essential business as a service provider for the transportation industry. Now, in April, they’re working on how to make up the cost of their inventory when a lot le...

Saratoga County reports three new deaths, strongly encourages wearing masks
April 6, 2020, 10:21 pm | Source
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Saratoga County Department of Public Health says three residents positive for COVID-19 have died since Sunday. Two Clifton Park men in their 80s passed away at Ellis Hospital, and another man, 59, passed away at Saratoga Hospital. There had only been one coronavi...

Department of Labor releases Pandemic Unemployment Assistance guidelines
April 6, 2020, 9:34 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The Department of Labor on Sunday published guidance for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, which compensates those who’ve lost work because of the coronavirus, but are not eligible for regular unemployment compensation. Individuals who can’t collect unemployment and may be e...

NYS courts switch to virtual operations
April 6, 2020, 9:20 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Courts in New York State will be shifting to virtual operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. This will allow all essential and emergency court proceedings to be conducted remotely via Skype or telephone. According to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, the shift will dramatical...

Lawmakers pressure Bureau of Prisons to stop inmate transfers
April 6, 2020, 9:17 pm | Source
"We want them to pause the moving of the inmates," Pennsylvania Rep. Fred Keller said.

NYS on Pause extended until April 29
April 6, 2020, 9:17 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State on Pause has been extended until April 29. Statewide, schools and the continued closure of non-essential businesses are included in the extension of the order. “We still have to extend New ...

New survey shows unemployment rates taking a toll throughout the state
April 6, 2020, 8:59 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — During the coronavirus pandemic, the state of New York has been struggling with unemployment as a whole. As the economy is at a standpoint, it is affecting many families and livelihoods. Secretary Melissa DeRosa says the call volume to unemployment agencies is the most the...

Trump, Biden spoke by phone about coronavirus outbreak
April 6, 2020, 8:43 pm | Source
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR/AP) — President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force will hold a briefing Monday to update the country on the fight against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. You can watch the briefing live above. During the briefing, Trump said he had a “really wonderfu...

Massachusetts legislators urge FEMA to supply ventilators before predicted surge
April 6, 2020, 8:42 pm | Source
Boston, MA (NEWS10) — Political leaders in Massachusetts want the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give the state more ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile. As of Monday, the Department of Public Health reports nearly 14,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 260 dea...

Schenectady County coronavirus update
April 6, 2020, 8:35 pm | Source
SCHENECTADY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Schenectady County officials said on Monday that there are 138 accumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 69 people in the hospital, this number includes patients being treated in Schenectady County who reside in another county. 592 people remain in qu...

Local hotel temporarily transformed into ‘Heroes Landing’ for healthcare workers
April 6, 2020, 8:07 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Hilton Garden Inn across from Albany Medical Center will now serve as a respite for healthcare workers on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. The hotel will temporarily be known as “Heroes Landing.” Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals from Alban...

One local company offers free sanitizing for first responders
April 6, 2020, 7:58 pm | Source
ROUND LAKE, N.Y.(NEWS10)— After donating pizzas to local hospital workers, Vincent Lorenzo Jr. CEO of Quick Response in Round Lake thought his company could do more. Last Thursday Laurenzo posted on Facebook offering to use their bio-friendly sanitizing solution on vehicles, fire stations and off...

Warren County daily coronavirus update, 4/6
April 6, 2020, 7:52 pm | Source
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Warren County reports an additional two confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing their total accumulated cases up to 25 as of Monday morning. Health officials consider both new patients mildly ill. One of the newly diagnoses patients was considered a “pre...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care
April 6, 2020, 7:45 pm | Source
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Johnson’s office says Johnson is conscious and does not require ventilation at the moment. Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital late S...

Greene County coronavirus update
April 6, 2020, 7:38 pm | Source
GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Greene County officials say as of Monday there have been 27 confirmed accumulative cases of COVID-19. There have been 12 cases that have been cleared leaving 15 active cases. Three people have been hospitalized due to the virus. Currently, there are 79 people in qua...

Washington County coronavirus update
April 6, 2020, 7:33 pm | Source
WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Washington County officials provided an update on the spread of coronavirus on Monday. There have been 18 accumulative cases of the virus since testing began. 9 people have been cleared of the virus and one person has died due to complications from COVID-19. The...

Albany Public Library outlines treasure trove of online resources
April 6, 2020, 7:17 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Although all branches of the Albany Public Library are closed until further notice due to the coronavirus, they continue to curate high-quality virtual options. The Library has an original podcast, whose most recent episode, “Transmission From Quarantine,” shares tips and ...

UPDATE: Rensselaer County reporting second coronavirus fatality
April 6, 2020, 7:17 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An 81-year-old Pittstown man with pre-existing conditions passed away at Samaritan Hospital in Troy from COVID-19 on Monday. This is the second coronavirus-related death in the County, according to the county health department. The first was a 68-year-old man from Sand Lake....

Online map shows closest sites to donate PPE for medical workers fighting COVID-19
April 6, 2020, 6:40 pm | Source
An organization is doing what it can to get personal protective equipment into the hands of front line medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parade set Tuesday to honk for Glens Falls Hospital staff
April 6, 2020, 6:16 pm | Source
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Glens Falls Police Department, fire department and local government, along with charity organizers and business owners, have rallied together to organize a celebration of Glens Falls Hospital and its staff as they work to combat COVID-19. The Honk for Our Glens Fa...

US passes 10,000 virus deaths, but faint glimmer of hope appears
April 6, 2020, 6:02 pm | Source
The disease emerged in China late last year, and every week seems to bring an unwelcome surprise to those trying to fight it. A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere.

Zoom seminar set on North Country coronavirus relief fund opportunities
April 6, 2020, 4:57 pm | Source
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Wednesday, April 10, the Greater Watertown – North Country Chamber of Commerce is holding an open Zoom conference for North Country businesses looking for financial relief in the wake of COVID-19. The meeting, set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, is open to the public, and will...

OSHA releases new poster to help protect people from coronavirus
April 6, 2020, 4:57 pm | Source
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS10) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new poster listing steps all workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus. The poster highlights 10 infection prevention measures every employer can im...

Upstate New York restaurants provide food to local hospital staff
April 6, 2020, 4:45 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An Upstate New York restaurant and catering group is providing meals to local hospital staff and frontline workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Marrello Restaurants and Catering started the Meals to Heal initiative. The company partnered with serveral area busine...

Amid virus, White House warns Americans to avoid going out — even to grocery stores, if possible
April 6, 2020, 4:31 pm | Source
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Americans are strongly advised to avoid going out — even for essential activities like grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions — as the coronavirus pandemic is expected to hit a deadly apex in the next two weeks. President Donald Trump warned the worst is yet to come. ...

Siena Poll: 95% of New Yorkers see drastic change to daily lives amid coronavirus outbreak
April 6, 2020, 4:29 pm | Source
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — In the latest Siena Poll, 95 percent of New Yorkers said their lives were completely changed after the coronavirus outbreak. “The coronavirus crisis has turned life upside down for nearly all New Yorkers,” said Don Levy, director of the Siena poll. “Ninety-five percen...

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