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The best places to get an oil change
September 26, 2021, 2:42 am | Source
There are lots of places that offer this service, but not all oil changes are created equal.

Are your old video games worth anything?
September 26, 2021, 2:34 am | Source
Top-quality games of yesteryear are currently selling for big bucks at auction, with such titles as “The Legend of Zelda” and “Super Mario 64” going for $870,000 and $1.56 million, respectively, at auctions earlier this year.

Residents fed up with monkey noises, racial slurs being played by neighboring home: 'It's disgusting'
September 26, 2021, 2:19 am | Source
Several residents in the Virginia Beach neighborhood of Salem Lakes are fed up with their neighbor after they say he's taunted them from behind his front door for more than a year.

Why the Monroe County Undersheriff won't stop running
September 26, 2021, 1:48 am | Source
Undersheriff Brown calls his grandson Joel a walking miracle. He said when a child is diagnosed with cancer it's a life-changing moment for everyone in that child's life.

Temporary closure of South Lake Boat Launches and some campsites
September 26, 2021, 1:26 am | Source
HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY/NEWS10) - On Monday, Sept. 27, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is temporarily closing the boat launch, parking area, and adjacent boat launch campsites. The DEC said, South Lake Reservoir in the Black River Wild Forest, Ohio,...

Walmart scrapping layaway, offering 'buy now, pay later' program instead
September 26, 2021, 1:03 am | Source
Walmart recently announced that the company is scrapping its layaway plan just before the holiday shopping season, and instead switching to a "buy now, pay later" program in partnership with lending company Affirm.

Queensbury car vs. motorcycle crash, man ejected suffers serious injuries
September 26, 2021, 12:50 am | Source
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Saturday, around 10:55 a.m., Warren County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a serious car vs. motorcycle crash on Quaker Road, in the Town of Queensbury. Travis Viault, 35, of Queensbury, was operating a 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycle easterly on Quaker Rd., Po...

Montpelier City Council approves policy allowing encampments on public property
September 26, 2021, 12:16 am | Source
Because of a lack of affordable housing and shelter bed, the new policy acknowledges that some people simply have no choice but to camp outdoors.

'I'm sorry': Family friend says Kroger shooter's parents request prayers
September 25, 2021, 11:18 pm | Source
The friend doesn't know the shooter but said Thang's father has a request to the community as he tries to come to grips with the situation. "Please, pray for our family."

Is it safe to get the COVID-19 and flu vaccine at the same time?
September 25, 2021, 10:34 pm | Source
(KXMA/NEWS10) - Medical experts say it's more crucial now than ever to get the flu vaccine, even if you've already received the COVID-19 vaccine. This year's flu vaccine is designed to offer increased protection from different strains of the flu. An infectious disease specialist at Trinity Health...

Gabby Petito's mom makes bracelets in daughter's honor, says 'celebrate and enjoy life'
September 25, 2021, 10:18 pm | Source
Every day is a new opportunity to learn how to cope with loss. That's exactly what the family of Gabby Petito is trying to do.

Pennsylvania students charged in alleged plot to attack school on Columbine anniversary
September 25, 2021, 10:09 pm | Source
Four Pennsylvania high school students have been charged, two as adults and two as juveniles, for conspiring to carry out an attack on the school on the 25th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Governor Hochul provides Saturday coronavirus update
September 25, 2021, 9:45 pm | Source
NEW YORK (WWTI) — Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19 on Saturday. "New York State is taking decisive action to curb the spread of COVID-19 as we continue to contend with this pandemic across the state," Governor Hochul said. "There's no better sol...

Severity of COVID-19 illness may depend on levels of one protein
September 25, 2021, 9:37 pm | Source
(StudyFinds) - One protein which scientists say sends out the “do not eat me” signal to the human immune system may be responsible for people having more severe cases of COVID-19. Researchers from the University of Kent have discovered that higher levels of this protein on the surface of infected...

Do I have fall allergies or COVID?
September 25, 2021, 9:28 pm | Source
Fall is officially here and with it, comes seasonal allergies. From coughing, to sneezing, and even that scratchy throat, how can you tell the difference between your allergies and COVID-19?

Netflix's latest 'Stranger Things' teaser introduces viewers to creepy 'Creel House'
September 25, 2021, 8:03 pm | Source
The trailer, which debuted Saturday as part of Netflix’s TUDUM fan event, opens in the 1950s on a set of new characters introduced as members of the Creel household.

Juvenile arrested for using social media to bomb threat his school
September 25, 2021, 7:42 pm | Source
ALBANY. N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Friday, September 24, around 1:00 p.m., Police arrested a 12-year-old student using a messaging platform to bomb threat Hackett Middle School, on Delaware Avenue. Officers responded to reports of a bomb threat Police said to learned that a student had called the school ...

Warren County COVID update Sept. 25
September 25, 2021, 7:04 pm | Source
WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On September 25, Warren County Health Services reported 19 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday along with 27 recoveries. Health Services is monitoring 191 active COVID cases as of Saturday, 180 of them involving mild illness.  Nine are hospitalized as of Saturday, on...

Carriage horse collides with vehicle in NYC; incident prompts calls to end rides
September 25, 2021, 5:53 pm | Source
Witnesses on the scene said the horse collapsed and remained unconscious for several minutes. But a spokesperson for the industry claims the horse is doing "fine."

Gov. Hochul visits Glens Falls to announce 11 new Climate Smart communities
September 25, 2021, 5:36 pm | Source
Gov. Kathy Hochul Saturday announced the latest round of communities to achieve certification as part of New York State's Climate Smart Communities program, which supports local efforts to meet the economic, social, and environmental challenges posed by climate change.

Freihofer's Run for Women 5K returns in downtown Albany for its 43rd year
September 25, 2021, 4:25 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Over 1,200 women took to the streets of downtown Albany Saturday morning for the 43rd annual Freihofer's Run for Women 5K. "It is amazing, the energy is already super high," Kristen Hisloo, the event's director said. Saturday marked 43 years for the race itself, and also o...

Albany County coronavirus update, September 25
September 25, 2021, 1:36 pm | Source
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy provided the latest report on the county’s progress on vaccinations and controlling the spread of the coronavirus.

12-year-old charged for bomb threat aimed at Hackett Middle School
September 25, 2021, 12:24 am | Source
A 12-year-old student was arrested after making a bomb threat at a local middle school.

Rensselaer County sheriff responds to complaint filed against jail, ICE
September 25, 2021, 12:03 am | Source
The Rensselaer County sheriff has responded to a complaint filed against the jail and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement over alleged abuse and neglect.

Albany PD welcomes 15 new officers
September 24, 2021, 11:43 pm | Source
The Albany Police Department welcomed 15 new officers during a graduation ceremony on Friday morning.

EXCLUSIVE: Vicarious Visions design director talks Diablo II: Resurrected, game developing in Capital Region
September 24, 2021, 9:49 pm | Source
Upstate New York native Rob Gallerani says he never thought he’d have a hand in one of his first and favorite computer games: Diablo II. Now 21 years after its 2000 release, Diablo II still claims a spot among the top hack-and-slash RPGs of all time. Gallerani and his team at Vicarious Visions in...

Vaccine mandate could compound staff shortage at local hospitals
September 24, 2021, 9:18 pm | Source
HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The Capital Region is seeing the impacts of a nation-wide nursing shortage at local hospitals. With a vaccine mandate starting on Monday for workers, Columbia Memorial Hospital may be at its tipping point. “They’re dealing with a seven-to-one ratio, which I feel is extrem...

Capital Region Walk for suicide awareness in Saratoga
September 24, 2021, 8:39 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Sunday, September 26, the annual Capital Region Out of the Darkness Walk for R.I.T.A., hosted by the CRNY will be held at 10:30 A.M. at Orenda Pavilion in Saratoga Spa State Park. This walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s education ...

Another COVID death reported in Washington County Sept. 24 update
September 24, 2021, 8:29 pm | Source
Washington County has reported another COVID-19 death. The resident was 83 years old and had been recently hospitalized. They were not vaccinated. This the third COVID-related death in three days for the county.

Grant awarded CDTA's Washington Western rapid transit project
September 24, 2021, 8:04 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded a construction grant of $61 million to the CDTA for the Washington Western Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Albany. The 8.5-mile BRT line will provide frequent, reliable, gree...

Missing child alert issued for teen from Hudson Falls
September 24, 2021, 7:41 pm | Source
A New York State missing child alert has been issued for Briana Carlton, 15, from Hudson Falls. Police say Briana was last seen on Martindale Avenue in Hudson Falls on September 23 around 10 p.m.

North Country Report: Adirondack Balloon Festival ready to take to the skies again
September 24, 2021, 7:41 pm | Source
Ask Balloonmaster Robert Dicks how he feels about managing the 50 or so balloons behind the return of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, and he'll tell you.

State police investigating reported Menands shooting
September 24, 2021, 7:29 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) —**UPDATE** State police are investigating a shooting that occurred on I-787 near Exit 6 Menands. One victim was treated at Albany Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Troy police said patrols responded to the area of for a reported shooting victim near 3rd, Ida,...

Advisory: Lane closures planned on I-90 and Adirondack Northway
September 24, 2021, 7:24 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists to expect a single lane closure on westbound I-90 in the City of Albany, between Exits 6A and 6, and one of two lanes to be closed on the northbound I-787 ramp to westbound I-90. Between 6 p.m. Fri...

NYS faces multiple lawsuits for vaccine mandates
September 24, 2021, 7:07 pm | Source
New York State is facing multiple lawsuits over its vaccine mandate for health care workers. And it comes at a time where there are already staffing shortages in the industry.

Motorcyclists flee NYSP in Plattsburgh after rams patrol car, injuring Trooper
September 24, 2021, 6:49 pm | Source
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WWTI/NEWS10) - On Thursday, around 11:35 p.m., State Police attempted to stop two fleeting motorcycles traveling on Commodore Thomas Macdonough highway, in the town of Plattsburg for multiple vehicles and traffic violations. One of the motorcycles drove at the trooper's patrol ...

Capital Region buddy walk to benefit down syndrome
September 24, 2021, 6:21 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Sunday, September 26, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., the Capital Region Buddy Walk celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a Car Parade in the achievements of individuals with Down syndrome. The event which kicks off at the parking lot on Manning Blvd. will begin with the si...

Pesticide protest at Delmar CVS on Sunday
September 24, 2021, 5:33 pm | Source
Bethlehem residents concerned about pesticides will be protesting the CVS store in Delmar on September 26. The organizer of the event, Joe Murphy, says protesters will bring signs and informational flyers to attract public notice concerning pesticide use by CVS.

Annual memorial mass for deceased members of the law enforcement
September 24, 2021, 5:33 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Tuesday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m., the 34th Annual Memorial Mass for deceased community members of the law enforcement, will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, on Eagle Street. Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will preside the mass to remember those w...

Mechanicville man charged with multiple drug, firearm offenses
September 24, 2021, 5:06 pm | Source
A Mechanicville man was arrested and charged with firearm, assault and multiple drug charges on September 22. The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says multiple arrest warrants were issued for Darryl B. Williams, 31.

Glenville announcing public safety agreement with police, schools
September 24, 2021, 5:00 pm | Source
GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The town of Glenville and its two school districts are adding new school resource officers. One new resource officers in each district will be paid for in a cost sharing agreement. At a 1 p.m. press conference, Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle said the Burnt Hills Ballston...

Troy man found guilty of beating and robbing local business owners
September 24, 2021, 4:53 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Thursday, after a week-long trial by jury found Mark Scott, 57, of Troy guilty of preying upon a business owner for protection money. On September 10, Scott approached a Lansingburgh business owner and insisted he be paid $150 per week to protect the owners business, Poli...

Another death reported in Warren County COVID update for Sept. 24
September 24, 2021, 4:43 pm | Source
Another death stemming from COVID-19 infection was confirmed and reported by Warren County Health Services on Friday.

First Responders Fall Festival this Saturday
September 24, 2021, 4:24 pm | Source
The First Responders Fall Festival will be September 25 from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. at Central Park in Schenectady. The local NAACP is hosting the event.

Stillwater man charged with sex offense with a minor
September 24, 2021, 4:20 pm | Source
STILLWATER, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Wednesday, September 22, Police arrested Michael Siddon, 53, of Stillwater, for engaging in a sexual act with a minor. Police said Siddon is accused of engaging in oral sexual conduct with another person who was less than seventeen years old, between June 9 - June 1...

Montgomery County Sheriff's needs help identifying suspect in burglary video and finding stolen property
September 24, 2021, 4:02 pm | Source
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office released a video of a suspect in a reported burglary. Go to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Facebook to view the video.

Vermont to start administering Pfizer booster shots
September 24, 2021, 3:51 pm | Source
Vermont will be administering Pfizer booster shots starting September 24. Currently, Vermonters 80 years of age and older are eligible to schedule and receive boosters.

Millions of Boppy newborn loungers recalled after 8 infants die
September 24, 2021, 3:47 pm | Source
The Boppy Company recalled 3.3 million newborn loungers after eight infant deaths.

North Country Weekend Calendar: Balloons, Bikes, and a visit to the U.S.S. Enterprise
September 24, 2021, 3:30 pm | Source
Despite come rain finishing up on Friday morning, the Adirondack Balloon Festival has a nice weekend ahead of it, with around 50 balloons from around the northeast set to fill the sky over Queensbury and Glens Falls this weekend.

Last chance to catch the Nature Bus this Saturday
September 24, 2021, 3:11 pm | Source
This could be your last chance to catch the CDTA Nature Bus this Saturday! The Nature Bus is a free service that provides communities in Albany access to neighboring nature preservations located a short ride from downtown Albany

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