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Kanye West announces 2020 presidential run
July 5, 2020, 10:03 am | Source
( CNN) — Kanye West says he is running for president this year. The singer is taking to Twitter with his announcement on the Fourth of July. He writes that it is time to “realize the promise of America.” West says he wants to build the nation’s future by trusting god and unifying a vision. […]...

One injured after multiple shooting incidents in Troy
July 5, 2020, 2:17 am | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A 17-year-old man has been injured in a shooting incident in the area of 7th Avenue and Glen Avenue in Troy. Police say the victim was treated on scene and taken to a local area hospital by the Troy Fire Department. His injuries are said to be non-life threatening. Officers ...

Hornell Fourth of July Fireworks 2020
July 5, 2020, 1:43 am | Source
HORNELL, NY – (WETM) On July 4th, 2020 at 10 PM Hornell Partners for Growth and the City of Hornell will provide their annual firework show. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic social distancing requirements, there will be no other events associated with the event. Hornell Partners for Growth website ind...

WATCH LIVE: Fourth of July fireworks across the Las Vegas skies
July 5, 2020, 12:50 am | Source
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fireworks are expected to fill the skies across the Las Vegas valley Saturday night in celebration of the 4th of July. 8 News Now will be live streaming two of the largest fireworks shows right here, starting at 9 p.m.

Accidental drowning incident on Lake George
July 5, 2020, 12:35 am | Source
Warren County, N.Y. (WTEN) – A 19-year-old man is in hospital following an accidental drowning incident at Shepard’s Park Beach on Lake George. Police say the man, who is a resident of Vernon, New Jersey, was found unresponsive in the water. He was transported to Glens Falls Hospital by Lake Geor...

Local teen returns found money
July 5, 2020, 12:35 am | Source
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS 10)— 16 year-old, Isaiah Zwinge, said when his mom needs a few groceries, he typically makes a trip to Stewart’s located just down the road from their home. But on Thursday, his usual walk to get milk and ice cream was anything but ordinary. In the middle of Waldron Aven...

New Google Maps feature helps users navigate coronavirus hot spots
July 4, 2020, 9:50 pm | Source
(CNN) – Google is trying to help its users get around during the coronavirus pandemic. The company has launched a new feature on “Google maps”, to help people navigate the areas affected by the virus. The feature notifies drivers about checkpoints down the road before they cross national borders....

WHO ending hydroxycholorquine trial for COVID
July 4, 2020, 8:39 pm | Source
(AP) — The World Health Organization says it is ending a trial into whether anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps patients hospitalized with COVID-19. WHO said Saturday it has “accepted the recommendation” from the committee overseeing the trial to discontinue testing of hydroxychloroquine a...

Hot dog champs repeat as NYC marks virus-dampened July 4
July 4, 2020, 7:38 pm | Source
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus put a damper on this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in New York, but some things stayed the same. Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men’s and women’s champions at Saturday’s Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. Chestnut downed 75 wieners an...

Wolff’s Biergarten temporarily closes all locations amid rising COVID-19 concerns
July 4, 2020, 6:06 pm | Source
NEW YORK (NEWS10) — The owner of Wolff’s Biergarten released a letter on Facebook telling patrons all four locations including Troy, Schenectady, Albany, and Syracuse will be temporarily closed due to rising safety concerns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bar’s owner, Matt Baumgartner, sa...

New York State Festival of Balloons in Dansville officially cancelled
July 4, 2020, 4:27 pm | Source
DANSVILLE, N.Y. (WETM) – The New York State Festival of Balloons in Dansville has officially been canceled, according to the organization’s Facebook page. The annual three-day event was scheduled for Sept. 4-6, 2020, and averages more than 30,000 attendees. It is a disappointment for the board of...

Gov. Cuomo provides Saturday coronavirus update for NYS
July 4, 2020, 3:54 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “New Yorkers bent the curve of this deadly virus by being smart and taking proper precautions throughout this pandemic, and that’s reflected in yesterday’s low ...

Brief history of Philip Schuyler amid statue controversy
July 4, 2020, 3:02 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The recent controversy over the statue of Major General Philip Schuyler, located outside of City Hall, has caused some officials and residents to look at our monuments in a new light. Last week the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum hosted a town hall d...

Albany County coronavirus update
July 4, 2020, 2:44 pm | Source
ALBANY COUNTY (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced Saturday that as of this morning, there have now been 1,932 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County to date, an increase of 13 since Friday. Multiple positive results are reportedly linked to the two restaurants wh...

4th of July events still happening around the Capital Region
July 4, 2020, 12:34 pm | Source
CAPITAL REGION (NEWS10) — There are some July 4th celebrations happening locally this year, but they will look a little different. Ticonderoga will host its annual “Best 4th in the North” event. It includes a fireworks display over Bicentennial Park. The event starts at dusk, around 9:45 p.m. The...

Fireworks return to Mount Rushmore
July 4, 2020, 10:16 am | Source
MOUNT RUSHMORE, S.D. (KELO) -- For the first time since 2009, fireworks are planned over Mount Rushmore.

NASA plans new ISS crew launch for October
July 4, 2020, 9:47 am | Source
(CNN) — A new astronaut crew will head to the International Space Station in the fall. The launch will be from Southern Kazakhstan in October. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will join Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-sverchkov onboard the Russian space vehicle Soyuz. The trio will sp...

Taghkanic man, 75, arrested for Attempted Murder
July 4, 2020, 2:29 am | Source
TAGHKANIC, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A 75-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of Attempted Murder. Around 3:45 p.m. Friday, New York State Police were called to Sopak Road for a reported domestic incident. At the scene, police found Joseph Macri attempting to drown the victim in a pond on the proper...

Pools open across the Capital Region
July 4, 2020, 12:44 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS 10 ) — Pools in the Capital Region reopened Friday. In the City of Albany, Lincoln Park, Mater Christi, and Arbor Hill Pools were allowing people to swim. Unlike in years past, there is new safety protocol swimmers must follow. “Everyone is required to wear masks when not in th...

World War II vet, grandson share graduation stage in a touching moment
July 4, 2020, 12:37 am | Source
(WIVB) — Over the past week, thousands of high school students in Western New York have gathered for unique celebrations during the coronavirus pandemic to reflect on the past four years. But for one man on Grand Island, walking across the stage was 75 years in the making and created a touching m...

Warren County official calls out big box stores
July 3, 2020, 11:24 pm | Source
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Warren County administrator issued a statement on Friday that called out big box stores for not enforcing basic safety measures such as wearing masks. County Administrator Ryan Moore said some of the large retailers are not responding to requests from law enforceme...

Explore history at the Rice Homestead in Mayfield
July 3, 2020, 11:13 pm | Source
MAYFIELD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A local historical society has decided to open its doors to the public to keep their history alive during the coronavirus pandemic. The Mayfield Historical Society will be giving free tours to visitors every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer at the Rice Homest...

North Country Report: What’s open and what’s safe in Lake George for 4th of July
July 3, 2020, 10:17 pm | Source
LAKE GEORGE. N.Y. (NEWS10) – The 4th of July is coming to Lake George, and although some events and attractions are closed, the lake is open and full of boats, parasailers and more. In this week’s North Country Report: Lake George ready for a safe, if understaffed, 4th of July weekend Warren Coun...

Cohoes restaurant gets creative with new way of dining
July 3, 2020, 8:39 pm | Source
COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Many local restaurants are implementing new procedures when it comes to indoor dining.  Cafe’ Monocle in Cohoes is one of those locations that have gotten creative. The restaurant has adopted contactless dining at the tip of your fingers.  To place an order at the cafe, al...

Walk across the Hudson
July 3, 2020, 8:32 pm | Source
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (NEWS10)–Sitting 212 feet above the Hudson River, the old 1.2-mile Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge dated back to 1889 and was a critical railroad link between New York State and New England. In 1974, a fire closed the bridge, which sat abandoned for decades. A non-profit ...

DPH confirms season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample collected in Massachusetts
July 3, 2020, 8:03 pm | Source
BOSTON, MA. (NEWS10) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday that eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitos in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of EEE was confirmed Friday by the Massachusetts State Public Health ...

Skidmore College’s fall 2020 plan
July 3, 2020, 7:58 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Skidmore College says it will be starting its fall semester two weeks early and will send students home just before the Thanksgiving vacation. Final exams and projects will be completed remotely. The college says a certain percentage of courses will be held remote...

Albany police, city leaders cracking down on fireworks while also working to stop the violence
July 3, 2020, 7:49 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Illegal fireworks exploded into the sky Thursday night in Albany’s Pine Hills neighborhood. Officer Steve Smith told NEWS10 that, due to the significant increase in call volume for fireworks complaints this year, it’s difficult for officers to get there fast enough to catc...

Washington Redskins to conduct ‘thorough review’ of team name
July 3, 2020, 7:20 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (FOX8) — The Washington Redskins are formally taking a hard look at their team name as many decry it as racist against Native Americans, multiple sources confirm. The full statement was shared by NFL Network National Insider Ian Rapoport and ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Here ...

Warren County coronavirus update
July 3, 2020, 7:19 pm | Source
WARREN COUNTY (NEWS10) — Warren County Health Services reported the following data related to COVID-19 cases within the county as of Friday. Friday’s COVID-19 data: Warren County Health Services confirmed no additional cases of COVID-19 among Warren County residents as of Friday morning. The thre...

State police nab 3 with illegal weapons on Thruway traffic stop
July 3, 2020, 7:09 pm | Source
Schodack, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Three New Yorkers were apprehended after state police say they found an arsenal of weapons during a traffic stop on the Berkshire Spur of Interstate 90 in Schodack. On Wednesday at about 11:15 a.m., police say they pulled over Dana L. Higginbotham’s vehicle for multiple ...

Former Hoosick Falls man facing federal child pornography charges
July 3, 2020, 6:48 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – William Hines, 42, formerly of Hoosick Falls, appeared in court Thursday to answer to federal charges for receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, commonly referred to as child pornography. Hines allegedly downloaded child porn abuse from a foreign website to...

Former Saratoga deputy hit with another child sex crime charge
July 3, 2020, 6:32 pm | Source
WATERFORD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police arrested Steven E. Willets, 40, of Waterford on a child sexual abuse charge stemming from the summer of 1997. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office charged Willets with first-degree sodomy. This new charge against Willets is part of a larger, ongoing investigation...

Reasons why you may not have received your unemployment benefits yet after filing
July 3, 2020, 6:31 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — So far, New York State has paid out more than $25 billion in unemployment benefits to roughly 2.9 million people since the coronavirus pandemic began. But, in some rare cases, New Yorkers said they are still waiting to have their claims processed.  A statement from a spoke...

Washington Park Farmer’s Market reopening
July 3, 2020, 6:08 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Washington Park Farmer’s Market is reopening for it’s second year. The Market will be open Saturdays in July, August, and September from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 40 farm vendors, artists, and artisan craft makers will be there. The Farmer’s Market says due to COVID-19, t...

Hudson’s ‘Shared Summer Streets’ program extends hours through summer
July 3, 2020, 5:58 pm | Source
HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Hudson’s Shared Summer Streets program will continue through the season following a successful trial weekend. Starting Friday, at 4 p.m., the program will change the traffic and parking patterns along Warren Street between 7th and Front Streets to allow pedestrians and cus...

Bennington Museum reopening Friday with new hours
July 3, 2020, 5:16 pm | Source
BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) — The Bennington Museum is reopening its doors to visitors starting Friday at 1 p.m. The new hours for galleries and shops are Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and till 8 p.m. on Fridays. The regular tickets price is $12. Students and seniors pay $10, and it...

NFL to play Black National Anthem in week one
July 3, 2020, 5:16 pm | Source
(CNN) — The NFL plans to play the Black National Anthem before every game in week one of the football season. That is according to a source familiar with the League’s discussions. The source says, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” will be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It starts with the nat...

Best Fitness eager to reopen gyms in New York
July 3, 2020, 5:00 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Best Fitness Vice President of Sales and Personal Training, Andy Marino, says its gyms are preparing to reopen in New York with new protocols to keep its staff and members safe from COVID-19. Marino says while they haven’t received any guidance from the state on procedures,...

Power companies working to restore power after severe storm, warn of more to come
July 3, 2020, 4:42 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Following intense thunderstorms that ripped through on Thursday, crews from National Grid and Central Hudson are working to restore power throughout the greater Capital Region. National Grid anticipates that power should be restored to any remaining households—several thou...

Brookside Museum holding barbecue fundraiser on Friday
July 3, 2020, 4:16 pm | Source
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Saratoga County Historical Society is hosting a barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser at the Brookside Museum from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. The takeout-only fundraiser requires a reservation and is located at the museum’s parking lot on Charlton Street in Ballsto...

New York reports over 900 new coronavirus cases going into July 4 weekend
July 3, 2020, 4:11 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10/WETM) — New York reported 914 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the statewide total to nearly 396,000 infections going into the July 4 weekend. Friday was the first time New York reported more than 900 positive cases in a single day since June 12 (916), and only the seco...

Albany County coronavirus update
July 3, 2020, 3:37 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy reported an additional 4 coronavirus cases Friday morning. There are 32 active cases of the virus in the county. There have been 1,919 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County to date. There are 205 people under mandator...

USS SLATER to depart for Staten Island shipyard for repairs
July 3, 2020, 3:33 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort in America, is reportedly expected to leave Albany via tugboats on Sunday, July 5 at 7 a.m. headed to Staten Island for shipyard repairs. The Historical Museum says the voyage is expected to take around 20 hours. Updates will be po...

Two Virginia fugitives arrested by Hoosick Falls police
July 3, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Hoosick Falls Police Department says they arrested two individuals wanted in Virginia as fugitives from justice. Anthony Davis, 37, and Elisha Hurley, 31, were wanted by Martinsville Police Department in Virginia for felony burglary, felony grand larceny, and co...

Town of Glenville celebrating bicentennial with dedicated ice cream flavor, Glenville Bicentennial Blast
July 3, 2020, 2:49 pm | Source
GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Town of Glenville is celebrating its bicentennial with a dedicated ice cream flavor in select Stewarts Shops called Glenville Bicentennial Blast! Supervisor Chris Koetzle said, “What better way to celebrate the town’s birthday than with its own Stewart’s ice cream f...

Albany Police charge one for setting off fireworks in Pine Hills
July 3, 2020, 2:40 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It’s been weeks since nonstop fireworks have been making Capital Region residents uneasy. Every night for the past month, residents have complained about excessive fireworks being ignited at night. On Thursday evening, Albany Police apprehended Adam Stojanovski, 21, as he ...

Doctor on vaccines and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome related to coronavirus
July 3, 2020, 2:36 pm | Source
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting two additional cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in Clark County. Both patients tested positive for COVID-19 and required hospitalization, but they have since been discharged and are recovering.

Uncle Sam sees off July 4th travelers at Albany Airport
July 3, 2020, 2:25 pm | Source
A patriotic icon showed up at Albany International Airport Friday morning to see off July 4th travelers as they boarded their flights.

Travel to the edge of space on a balloon
July 3, 2020, 2:12 pm | Source
(CNN) — Hot air balloons are getting an upgrade, a big one. A Florida company called Space Perspective is developing one that is out of this world! Their high-tech hot air balloon is called Spaceship Neptune. It is designed to transport a pilot and eight travelers in a pressurized capsule suspend...

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