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Woman arrested after reportedly becoming aggressive towards officer
December 8, 2019, 10:47 pm | Source
Police arrested a woman after she reportedly became combative with an officer trying to place her under arrest.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking assistance in locating missing Elizaville man
December 8, 2019, 9:47 pm | Source
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating 29-year-old, William Amato of Elizaville.

Police catch suspect involved in Lukoil armed robbery
December 8, 2019, 9:14 pm | Source
Watervliet Officers responded to a reported Armed Robbery that occurred at the Lukoil Gas Station Saturday evening.

Troy Police investigating Homicide involving 3-year-old child
December 8, 2019, 8:37 pm | Source
Troy Police are investigating a homicide involving a 3-year-old child.

Man with weapon seen on Siena College campus, apprehended by police
December 8, 2019, 4:25 am | Source
Officials say a man was seen on the Siena College campus carrying a weapon Friday night.

Local man gives 31 cats to shelter amid eviction
December 8, 2019, 4:20 am | Source
A room full of black cats wait for their forever homes at AnimalKind in Hudson, after they were taken from their house just a day before their owner was evicted.

Albany Police investigation now ruled as homicide
December 8, 2019, 3:18 am | Source
Police are now investigating a homicide after a man died from his injuries Saturday evening.

Man taken to hospital with head injury after hit-and-run
December 8, 2019, 1:02 am | Source
A pedestrian was struck by a driver in the parking lot of a local shopping center.

East Greenbush Police searching for missing girl
December 7, 2019, 8:59 pm | Source
The East Greenbush Police Department is trying to find a 15-year-old Maria Mulligan to check her welfare.

Governor orders flags at half staff in recognition of Pearl Harbor anniversary
December 7, 2019, 8:45 pm | Source
Governor Cuomo directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff Saturday, in recognition of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Keg Tree lighting: A Rochester tradition unlike any other
December 7, 2019, 3:51 am | Source
The Keg Tree lighting ceremony runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the lighting happening at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

Businesses out thousands of dollars in counterfeit money scheme
December 7, 2019, 3:32 am | Source
COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police are searching for two people after counterfeit money was used to by items at several businesses. The accused fraudsters used the money to buy things like gift cards and tech items. Two men have already been arrested in connection to using fake $100 and $20 bills. L...

Experts remind you to rake snow off your roof to prevent leaks
December 7, 2019, 1:59 am | Source
It can be tough getting the snow off your roof, but experts say it's one of the most important things you can do for your home after a snowstorm.

Giant, inflatable Ralphie goes on display outside ‘A Christmas Story’ house
December 7, 2019, 1:57 am | Source
CLEVELAND (WJW) — Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie wants you to know it! Saturday night a 20-foot-tall gigantic Ralphie was on display in front of the A Christmas Story House. It’s from the classic scene from “A Christmas Story” when Ralphie was forced to put on his bunny pajamas ...

$45M to improve emergency communications in NYS
December 7, 2019, 1:53 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York State officials announced that $45 million will be made available to improve emergency communications throughout the state. A total of 57 counties will be getting some money that will allow local governments to enhance overall public safety. Several local counties...

Construction on Amazon warehouse to continue
December 7, 2019, 1:48 am | Source
SCHODACK, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Construction on a new Amazon warehouse in Schodack will go on as planned. The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court has decided to rule against petitioners. Petitioners argued that the town planning board failed to address numerous environmental concerns...

Good deeds by the can: Hannaford holds food drive at Cool Insuring Arena
December 7, 2019, 12:50 am | Source
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A local Hannaford store has been giving back to the community this week by working with Glens Falls’ Open Door mission. On Friday night, representatives from the Quaker Road location in Queensbury were at the Cool Insuring Arena in downtown Glens Falls before the Adir...

Senate leaders looking ahead to possible impeachment trial
December 7, 2019, 12:21 am | Source
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy said he's preparing by looking over his notes and transcripts from the trial of President Bill Clinton.

Authorities crack down on Troy convenience stores evading taxes
December 6, 2019, 11:30 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Nine convenience stores are facing city code violations after raids last week across the City of Troy. Troy Police, in conjunction with The New York State Department of Tax and Finance, accuse Harry’s Grocery on Northern Drive of putting counterfeit tax stamps on cartons of ...

Emergency services, plow trucks work together to get high priority patient to hospital
December 6, 2019, 11:29 pm | Source
RENSSELAERVILLE, N.Y (NEWS10) — The roads in the hilltowns of Albany County are filled with steep streets and hairpin turns. If you throw several inches of snow on top of that, it turns into treacherous conditions. “The roads a lot of times, when they’re not as bad here, can be pretty slick up on...

Voting rights bill passes in House, now moving to Senate
December 6, 2019, 11:13 pm | Source
WASHINGTON D.C. (NEXSTAR) – “Today is incredibly personal and special to me and my district,” Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) said Friday. Sewell is celebrating the House passing a bill she’s been pushing. “For six years since the Shelby decision – I have been filing this bill,” she added. The...

Coeymans PD offers to accept package deliveries to defeat porch pirates
December 6, 2019, 10:57 pm | Source
COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Left and right, the porch pirates are on the prowl again this holiday season. “You shop from home because you can’t get out or it’s easier for you because you have young children at home, it’s easier for you to shop through Amazon or Walmart home delivery, and people are...

New super computer goes online at RPI
December 6, 2019, 10:46 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — In November, RPI’s newest super computer, AiMOS, came online. It’s the most powerful computer at a private institution and the 24th most powerful computer in the world. AiMOS operates at eight petaflops, which is equivalent to each person on the planet doing one million calc...

Arrest made after series of suspicious fires in Schenectady
December 6, 2019, 10:44 pm | Source
A Schenectady teenager has been arrested after an arson investigation by the Schenectady Arson Task Force.

SPAC brings ‘The Nutcracker’ marionette performance to local students
December 6, 2019, 10:36 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center organizing the Salzburg Marionette Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” for more than 800 third grade students throughout the Capital Region. Based in Austria, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre has been entertaining people worldw...

Republicans, some advocates push for LGBTQ rights bill
December 6, 2019, 10:28 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Religious leaders and advocates came together Friday on Capitol Hill to promote a bill they say would create federal protections for LGBTQ people and strengthen religious freedom within churches. Republicans sponsoring the plan say the legislation is a compromise that would...

Siena College students put on a robot show
December 6, 2019, 10:13 pm | Source
COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It’s called robot class. It’s a one-semester class at Siena College were students learn practical applications of robot technology. On Friday, students showed off their creations. There was the bar bot, trivia bot and the nurse bot, among the many others. The students had...

First Lady pays special holiday visit to Children’s National Hospital
December 6, 2019, 10:01 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — First Lady Melania Trump made a special visit to Children’s National Hospital Friday, reading to patients there and thanking healthcare workers for their service. While this is an annual tradition for all first ladies, for those who got to meet her, it was a once-in-a-lifet...

The Reading League helping teachers, students succeed
December 6, 2019, 9:40 pm | Source
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New test results show that American teenagers haven’t progressed in reading in nearly two decades. But in Central New York, there appears to be a shining example of teachers using tested research to produce results. The Lyncourt Union Free School District in Syracuse is ...

Albany Co. legislators approve 2020 budget
December 6, 2019, 9:33 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Some Albany County employees are getting a big pay raise in the new 2020 budget, which was approved by lawmakers on Thursday. Included in the approved budget were pay raises for Sheriff Craig Apple and County Executive Dan McCoy of eight percent for next year, and a total ...

Insanity defense on the rise, costing taxpayers
December 6, 2019, 9:27 pm | Source
ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — County lawmakers in New York are noticing a trend: more defendants are claiming insanity in their cases, and it’s costing taxpayers. The district attorney’s office needs to pay for a mental health exam for the defendant, and their defense team has to do one as well....

Proposed bill to require SUNY to provide abortion pills
December 6, 2019, 9:21 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A new state law proposal would require SUNY schools across the state to provide access to medication for abortion at all on-campus student health centers. SUNY health centers already offer women gynecological exams, birth control and pregnancy counseling, but abortion pill...

Librarian recreates dress from historic image of Saratoga Springs
December 6, 2019, 9:06 pm | Source
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Inspired by a historical photograph of Saratoga Springs history, a local librarian and artist rebuilt a Victorian dress for a project titled “Refashioning Saratoga.” Caitlin Sheldon, a Saratoga Springs Public Library librarian and historical costumer, spent more than...

New law will expand IVF coverage in New York
December 6, 2019, 8:40 pm | Source
On January 1, a law that expands IVF coverage in New York State will go into effect.

31 cats and kittens received by local group AnimalKind
December 6, 2019, 8:18 pm | Source
The local animal rescue group AnimalKind have received 31 cats and kittens.

UPS driver killed in shootout identified as young father
December 6, 2019, 7:54 pm | Source
Relatives of a UPS driver killed after robbery suspects took him hostage on a wild police chase across South Florida questioned Friday why officers had to unleash a torrent of gunfire when the truck got stuck in rush-hour traffic.

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%
December 6, 2019, 7:41 pm | Source
Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs.

5-year-old hit by stray bullet now being bullied at school, father says
December 6, 2019, 7:27 pm | Source
The father of a Missouri boy hit by a stray bullet says his son is facing a new challenge.

‘Christmas Vacation’ returning to theaters this December for its 30th anniversary
December 6, 2019, 6:43 pm | Source
It’s the gift that keeps on giving! “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” will be returning to AMC theaters this holiday season to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

HEARTWARMING: Little boy invites entire kindergarten class to his adoption ceremony
December 6, 2019, 6:13 pm | Source
So often, stories coming out of a courtroom are not happy. Not this one.

Empire State Plaza opens ice skating rink for 9th season
December 6, 2019, 5:43 pm | Source
It's that time of the year again - The Empire State Plaza turns into the Empire Skate Plaza.

Upwards of 68,000 New Yorkers could be affected by new SNAP rules
December 6, 2019, 4:56 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Newly adopted SNAP regulations would affect approximately 68,000 New Yorkers, according to a spokesperson at the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA). N.Y. studied the potential impacts of this legislation change earlier in the year and determined...

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
December 6, 2019, 4:42 pm | Source
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The last flu season to […]...

Not enough babies being born to replace US population, report says
December 6, 2019, 4:33 pm | Source
The birth rate in the US fell in 2018 and has reached the lowest level in over 30 years, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation
December 6, 2019, 3:19 pm | Source
LONDON (AP) — Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Most of the phony accounts a...

15 most popular Uber ride destinations in Albany
December 6, 2019, 2:27 pm | Source
Uber has released the most popular destinations in and around Albany during 2019.

Local police department accepting deliveries to keep holiday packages safe
December 6, 2019, 2:02 pm | Source
COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – In an effort to help keep deliveries safe this holiday season, Police in Coeymans are allowing residents to have their packages delivered to the Town of Coeymans Police Department for the remainder of 2019. Below is how the recipient label should look. According to the p...

Official: Shooter at Florida Naval base was Saudi Arabian aviation student
December 6, 2019, 1:56 pm | Source
A U.S. official has identified the shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola as a Saudi Arabian aviation student. Authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.

“Extra crispy” fireplace: The KFC Firelog is back
December 6, 2019, 12:46 pm | Source
Attention, KFC fans! The KFC Firelog is back to make your fireplace smell delicious.

Update: Road back open after crews deal with downed wires in Rotterdam
December 6, 2019, 10:37 am | Source
A section of busy road is closed due to downed wires.

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