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Off the Beaten Path: Schenectady County ABC Hunt
April 13, 2021, 10:17 am | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Inspired by the "alphabet game," a county-wide scavenger hunt is underway! Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) is inviting all county residents to participate in the Schenectady County ABC Hunt. Throughout the month of April, the library will post pictures of let...

Glens Falls provides update on Dix Ave. construction
April 13, 2021, 9:30 am | Source
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - As work on Dix Avenue continues to upgrade the water lines, sewer lines, and roadway, the city says there will be water disruptions to the surrounding homes and businesses, potentially shutting off water for up to four hours. The City of Glens Falls recommend water cu...

NYS to provide separate vaccine allocation just for college students
April 13, 2021, 9:17 am | Source
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that New York State will provide a new, separate allocation of 35,000 vaccines for college students at SUNY schools and private colleges. This initial allocation will include 21,000 vaccines for SUNY students and 14,000 vaccines...

Albany County Legislature suggests raising minimum wage for county workers
April 13, 2021, 8:56 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10 ) – The Albany County Legislature introduced legislation on Monday that aims to establish a living wage for the County workforce. The measure would allow pay increases for over 60 County employees. After seeing the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the economy, the Leg...

SUNY Schenectady to start offering COVID vaccine to students
April 13, 2021, 8:35 am | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Schenectady County Health Department will start offering the Moderna vaccine to SUNY Schenectady students starting April 14. These specific slots for students are available on a weekly basis due to limited supplies. At your appointment, you will need to provide a ...

Local law will fine drivers caught on camera passing stopped school buses
April 13, 2021, 2:48 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The Albany County Legislature adopted Local Law C Monday night, which allows for surveillance cameras to be used to catch and prosecute drivers who pass a stopped school bus. Thousands of drivers illegally blow past school buses loading or unloading students across the st...

Group protests recent Minnesota police shooting
April 13, 2021, 2:34 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A group of protestors marched in the city of Albany Monday night in response to the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis. The group of two dozen protestors started around 8:30 p.m. on Lark Street. Police helped with traffic control.

Governor Cuomo green lights in-person graduations
April 13, 2021, 2:30 am | Source
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo green lit a scaled down, in-person, version of graduation ceremonies. “Graduation ceremonies we think are important. And we hope schools have graduation ceremonies. We just want them safe and we want them smart,” Cuomo said.  Startin...

Troy accepting bids on foreclosed properties
April 13, 2021, 12:05 am | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The city of Troy is accepting bids on city-owned foreclosed properties. Sixty-four properties are up for sale, including one- and two-family homes. Some vacant lots are also zoned for residential use. Troy Mayor Patrick Madden has called the sale of foreclosed properties on...

Judge denies Mavis request to dismiss lawsuits
April 12, 2021, 11:51 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A judge is denying a request from Mavis Discount Tire to dismiss around a dozen lawsuits filed by family members who lost loved ones in the Schoharie limousine crash. It was determined the October 2018 crash was caused by catastrophic brake failure due to a lack...

Glens Falls hires architects for new South Street market space
April 12, 2021, 10:06 pm | Source
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Three buildings have been demolished on South Street, and two more are set for restoration, with the plan to turn space on the street in need of repair into something new for the community. Soon, that work may begin, as the city is poised to approve an architect to gi...

Bar association talks Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act
April 12, 2021, 9:05 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — We're learning more about the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) that was signed into law late last month. On Monday, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) hosted a webinar with state lawmakers and an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss it. The MRTA provide...

Albany launching into the digital age
April 12, 2021, 9:05 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Throughout the pandemic, we have learned that the internet isn't just a luxury, it has been a necessity. Albany is making that a reality by creating city-owned, high-speed internet service. “It's like electricity, it's like water, and we all need to recognize that,” said ...

Metros sending the most people to Albany
April 12, 2021, 8:58 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (STACKER) — Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Albany using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to Albany from the metro between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration. #25. San...

Police ask for help identifying vandals behind anti-police graffiti on billboard
April 12, 2021, 8:29 pm | Source
FORT PLAIN, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A Capital Region jeweler says he wants law enforcement to know that they have his support after the discovery of hateful graffiti on one of his billboards. Motorist driving along the southern end of Hancock Street in the Village of Fort Plain over the weekend may have...

New York State easing social distancing restrictions in schools
April 12, 2021, 8:15 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- New York State is easing social distancing restrictions in schools. When it comes to in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic, students have been required to sit 6 feet apart from one another to help limit the spread of COVID-19. But now, New York State said ele...

Freihofer's Run for Women launching new two-month virtual fitness initiative, 'Freihofer’s Run for Women Comeback Challenge'
April 12, 2021, 7:33 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It was announced Monday that organizers of the 43rd Freihofer’s Run for Women (FRW) have launched a new, two-month virtual fitness initiative called the “Freihofer’s Run for Women Comeback Challenge” aimed at encouraging local families to get outside, be active and explore...

NY's Independent Redistricting Commission clinches $4M budget
April 12, 2021, 7:14 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — After over a year, New York's Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) says it has secured $4 million for operating expenses in the state budget. The IRC talked about pursuing legal options after it said Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders ignored pleas for funding...

Buffalo protestors rally to reopen New York/Canada border
April 12, 2021, 7:00 pm | Source
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The reopening of the U.S./Canada border is in limbo again, this time as Ontario is in the middle of a several-week shutdown. Protesters took to Buffalo's Pat Sole Park near the Peace Bridge again to call on government leaders to reach a solution. The closure continues as fa...

Warren County COVID update for April 12
April 12, 2021, 6:47 pm | Source
WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Warren County Health Services confirmed 12 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as well as 17 recoveries. 126 coronavirus cases were being monitored in the county, including 119 considered mild and seven in the hospital. The county said that seven of Monday's new cases wer...

NY and US average gas prices are down one cent
April 12, 2021, 6:07 pm | Source
One year ago, the national average was $1.87, while New York's was $2.26.

Albany man arrested for drug possession during traffic stop
April 12, 2021, 5:17 pm | Source
TAHGKANIC, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- New York State Police (NYSP) arrested Kevon Jones, 27, of Albany last Thursday during a traffic stop where he was reportedly found to be in possession of approximately 49 grams of crack-cocaine and 10 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms. NYSP say just before 3 p.m. Troopers ...

City of Amsterdam to celebrate Earth Day, unveiling 25 new EV charging stations and holding citywide Clean-Up
April 12, 2021, 4:48 pm | Source
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Earth Day will be celebrated in the City of Amsterdam with an unveiling ceremony for the City's 25 new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations throughout the City of Amsterdam parks. The stations were made possible with the support of NYSERDA. The ceremony will take place a...

'Skilled predator' FBI boss harassed 8 women, watchdog finds
April 12, 2021, 4:44 pm | Source
NEW YORK (AP) — One woman carried a ruler at FBI headquarters so she could smack James Hendricks’ hands when he reached for her legs and breasts. Another went home shaken after he tugged on her ear and kissed her cheek during a closed-door meeting. And when Hendricks went on to lead the FBI’s fie...

City of Albany to hold Virtual Tulip Festival for 2021
April 12, 2021, 3:39 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y (NEWS10) -- It was announced Monday that the City of Albany will hold a Virtual Tulip Festival throughout the entire month of May presented by Citizens. The festival will feature musical performances, Tulip garden tours, prizes and more. "While I join so many of you that are looking f...

Paying extra in taxes? IRS could send you refund
April 12, 2021, 2:58 pm | Source
However, tax experts say if you wait too long to file, you could open yourself up to tax fraud or identity theft.

Schumer asks for billions in mental health help
April 12, 2021, 2:49 pm | Source
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is in charge of releasing the funds.

Albany County COVID update, April 12
April 12, 2021, 2:30 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — With every New Yorker over the age of 16 now eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccine, Albany County is looking to prioritize getting more shots in the arms of students. The county is expecting just over 3,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, the only shot approved for...

DEC: NYS hunting incident rate increased slightly in 2020
April 12, 2021, 1:53 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released the 2020 hunting safety statistics for the state. According to the DEC, these statistics reported that the hunting-related shooting incident rate has increased slightly, however the report is consisten...

WATCH: Thief on motorbike rips off woman's necklace in NYC
April 12, 2021, 1:26 pm | Source
A thief on the back of a motorcycle snatched a chain off a woman’s neck during a drive-by robbery on a Manhattan street on Saturday, police said.

Massachusetts COVID-19 Dashboard: 8 new deaths, 1,831 new cases
April 12, 2021, 1:16 pm | Source
State public health officials reported 8 newly confirmed deaths and 1,831 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

5 things to know this Monday, April 12
April 12, 2021, 1:01 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - After a weekend of warmth and sunshine, the Capital Region is enduring some rain and clouds. But, not to worry - the sun will be back soon. Hopefully, everyone was able to enjoy the fresh air - whether it was going on a hike or having a picnic. Or, maybe you [...]

FEMA begins accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral assistance
April 12, 2021, 12:44 pm | Source
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now accepting applications for its funeral assistance program, which will reimburse funeral expenses to those who have lost family members to COVID-19.

Vermonters 30+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
April 12, 2021, 12:38 pm | Source
Officials say the state is in a race to vaccinate as many people as possible to help stop the spread.

Plattsburgh man finds success building cigar box guitars
April 12, 2021, 12:35 pm | Source
The North Country native says he prides himself in never making the same instrument twice.

98.3 TRY Social Dilemma: Do You Watch TV with the Subtitles On?
April 12, 2021, 10:37 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Monday's 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from Wendy. It has to do with how we watch television. Here's her email. Hi Jaime. I was having a conversation with some neighbors of mine about a TV show we all enjoy watching. It's The Crown on Netflix. Anyway, I told them that I [...]

Navigating traffic in the Capital Region with the NEWS10 ABC mobile app
April 12, 2021, 10:15 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Wherever you want to go is easier than ever, when you have the NEWS10 ABC mobile app on your phone. With the traffic feature on the app, prepare to navigate traffic in the Capital Region like a pro! The traffic section highlights the best route to travel, by placing pins o...

Gillibrand calls on FDA to investigate the potential harm of preservation additives in foods
April 12, 2021, 9:54 am | Source
WASHINGTON (NEWS10) —  U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the potential harm of consuming the preservative tert-butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ. TBHQ is a preservative used to extend shelf lives of popular foods. The preservative ca...

Attorney General James warns New Yorkers of unlawful vaccine charges
April 12, 2021, 9:18 am | Source
NEW YORK (NEWS10) – New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert Friday to remind New Yorkers that COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge, and urged any resident who has been charged a fee to report it to her office immediately. COVID-19 vaccines are now available to all New York...

NY launches Adopt-a-Trailhead program
April 12, 2021, 9:08 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A new initiative was launched Friday to assist with the maintaining of trailheads across the state and to educate trail users before they enter the backcountry. Introduced in the 2021 State of the State address, the Adopt-a-Trailhead program is managed by the New York Stat...

DOT: Watch for alternating lanes on Route 196, Route 149
April 12, 2021, 8:45 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is notifying drivers to expect an alternating single lane of traffic with flaggers on a segment of Route 196 (Maple Street) and on two stretches of Route 149 (Quaker Street and West and East Main Street) in Washington C...

109th Airlift Wing formally appoint new commander
April 12, 2021, 1:51 am | Source
SCOTIA, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The new commander of the Soctia-based 109th Airlift Wing has been formally recognized. Colonel Christian E. Sander has led the wing since 2017, but his position was officially recognized in a limited ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base on Sunday. Colonel Sander, a...

Stephentown Fire Hall to host pop-up vaccine clinic
April 11, 2021, 8:35 pm | Source
STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A pop-up vaccination clinic has been scheduled at the Stephentown Fire Hall. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. Appointments are mandatory for those wishing to attend the clinic. Eligible residents can secure a spot online. “We are loo...

Arrest made after Amsterdam gas station stabbing
April 11, 2021, 7:23 pm | Source
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Police have arrested a man in relation to a stabbing which took place at an Amsterdam Fastrac store on Saturday, April 10. Chad A. Pacillo, 24, of Amsterdam has been charged with second degree assault and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police say Pacillo...

Gov. Cuomo provides Sunday coronavirus update for NYS
April 11, 2021, 3:23 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sunday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitalizations dropped to 4,083, the lowest since December 2. New York City's 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 3.58%, the lowest since December 1. Long Isl...

Albany County coronavirus update, April 11
April 11, 2021, 2:41 pm | Source
ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Albany County Executive Dan McCoy reported Sunday on the county’s efforts to administer the COVID vaccine and control the spread of the coronavirus. As of Saturday, 44.4% of Albany County’s population has received at least their first dose, and 30.7% has been fully...

Supporting Downtown Troy businesses through a game of bingo
April 11, 2021, 1:08 am | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Supporting local businesses is something that has been important now more than ever. A local non-profit is supporting Downtown Troy businesses through a game of BINGO. Maria Lavin is the owner of Sawtooth Jewelry. Maria customizes earrings, rings, and necklaces right inside ...

Albany to form commission on municipal internet service
April 11, 2021, 1:03 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The City of Albany is seeking five residents to form a commission on municipal internet service. Those appointed to the positions will be asked to research the "feasibility, logistics, and financing of creating a municipally-run, citizen-owned high speed internet service."...

Investigation launched after murder-suicide in Colonie
April 10, 2021, 9:22 pm | Source
UPDATE* Colonie police have determined that Marek Kokoszko, 57, shot and killed his wife, Dorota Kokoszka, 54, with a 22 caliber rifle. He then took his own life with a shotgun. The incident took place early Friday afternoon. The scene was found after a family member reportedly had issues getting...

Gov. Cuomo provides Saturday coronavirus update for NYS
April 10, 2021, 5:41 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo Saturday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitalizations reportedly dropped to 4,241, the lowest since December 3. The statewide positivity rate dropped to 2.79%, the lowest in a month. New York City's 7...

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