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Donations are now being accepted for Myrtle Ave. fire victims
August 24, 2019, 9:02 pm | Source
ALBANY (NEWS10) – 3 local organizations are now accepting donations for the victims of the Myrtle Avenue fire that occurred on Friday. They are currently looking for donations such as clothing, toiletries, and school supplies. A complete list can be viewed on the event’s Facebook page here. The d...

Web Extra: Travers 150 flower blanket arrives at Saratoga Race Course
August 24, 2019, 7:27 pm | Source
Saturday midday the Travers 150 flower blanket, made by local florist Susan Garrett, arrived at the Saratoga Race Course prior to the big race.

The 150th Runhappy Travers draws thousands to the Saratoga Race Course
August 24, 2019, 7:21 pm | Source
This year's Runhappy Travers is all about tradition, as it celebrates the big 1-5-0.

Tractor-trailer flips onto its side, falls down embankment in Hoosick crash
August 24, 2019, 4:56 pm | Source
New York State Police are investigating a two-car crash in which a tractor-trailer rolled down an embankment on Route 7 in the Town of Hoosick Saturday morning.

Cat up for adoption weighs 26 pounds
August 24, 2019, 2:26 pm | Source
This kitty on the hefty side is in need of a forever home.

Troy police investigating early morning Lansingburgh shooting
August 24, 2019, 1:26 pm | Source
Troy Police are investigating a shooting in the Lansingburgh neighborhood early Saturday morning.

8/24/19: Incredible weather for the weekend!
August 24, 2019, 10:41 am | Source
Cool, quiet, dry... Get out and enjoy this weekend! After a hot and at times stormy week, we deserve this type of weather!

Three story house fire breaks out in Cohoes
August 24, 2019, 1:43 am | Source
A three story house fire broke out Friday afternoon at 136 Main Street in Cohoes.

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland
August 24, 2019, 12:42 am | Source
A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood tourist hot spots and the beach this month had measles and may have exposed others, public health agencies announced Friday.

Two Pittsfield men arrested on multiple charges related to gunfire
August 23, 2019, 10:42 pm | Source
Pittsfield Police responded to two different areas Thursday night for reports of gunfire.

Albany schools set to kick off campaign to improve student attendance
August 23, 2019, 9:40 pm | Source
The City School District of Albany and its community partners are set to announce a campaign to improve student attendance at all district levels for the upcoming school year.

Travers flower blanket takes 700 red and white carnations
August 23, 2019, 9:36 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – For 25 years, Saratoga Native Susan Garrett has been making flower blankets for champion horses at the Saratoga Race Course. After wondering why there was no flower blanket for Travers winners, NYRA invited her to make one in 1994. The rest is history. It usually...

State ELA and math test scores are in
August 23, 2019, 8:17 pm | Source
The New York State Education Department has put out the results of the 2019 English language arts and mathematics tests.

Woman accused of stealing money from bank arrested
August 23, 2019, 7:43 pm | Source
A local woman has been arrested after police say she stole more than $2,000 from a bank.

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates
August 23, 2019, 7:31 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating his trade fight with China, President Donald Trump has raised retaliatory tariffs and ordered American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed his appointed head of the U.S. central bank, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, for t...

Splash pad opens at Woodlawn Park
August 23, 2019, 7:24 pm | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10)—The residents of the Woodlawn area of Schenectady lost their pool in 2000. The Woodlawn Park feel into disrepair over the years until 2012 when the new spray pad was added to the parks masterplan. Now they need the money to get the park cleaned up and a place for famili...

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas
August 23, 2019, 6:46 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for can...

NYSP find missing 5-year-old girl and her dog
August 23, 2019, 6:30 pm | Source
FRANKLIN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police found a missing girl and her dog on Friday. Police say 5-year-old Destiny and her dog were spotted by NYSP Aviation in a tall grassy area. Troopers and emergency personnel responded to her location. Both were found safe and sound several hundred yar...

Begam Takes a Bite: Martha’s Dandee Creme
August 23, 2019, 6:02 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Just like at its flagship location in Queensbury right across from The Great Escape, Martha’s Dandee Creme tent at the Saratoga Race Course draws a big crowd. Located on the back side, the stand sells massive ice cream sandwiches in multiple flavors including mint chocolate chi...

Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon
August 23, 2019, 5:03 pm | Source
PORT VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil’s Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies. Brazilian forces will d...

CDC warns about deadly drug-resistant salmonella
August 23, 2019, 4:18 pm | Source
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about a new strain of salmonella that's resistant to antibiotics.

Madison Park gets a facelift
August 23, 2019, 3:43 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y.(NEWS10)—Madison Park located on the corner of Ontario and Madison Avenue is the latest Albany Park to get revamped. Lines of sight were improved, the old playground equipment was removed, and now there are three basketball courts instead of two. KOMPAN donated $100,000 in equipment. ...

Doctors find brown recluse spider in woman’s ear
August 23, 2019, 3:06 pm | Source
A story out of Kansas City could give you nightmares.

Giant 26-pound cat needs a forever home
August 23, 2019, 1:29 pm | Source
This pretty kitty is in need of forever home.

Billionaire conservative icon David Koch dies at 79
August 23, 2019, 12:59 pm | Source
Billionaire David Koch has died at age 79. Koch was a major donor to conservative causes and educational groups.

Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of US goods
August 23, 2019, 12:36 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had “hereby ordered” American companies with operations in China “to immediately start looking for” an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs. But as markets in the U.S., Asia and Europe tumbled, the Whi...

“Hamiltunes: An American Singalong” at the Schenectady County Public Library
August 23, 2019, 11:36 am | Source
Don't throw away your shot to sing along to the biggest hits from "Hamilton."

Two hospitalized after fire rips through five homes in Albany
August 23, 2019, 5:01 am | Source
Crews responding to a fire involving at least four row houses on Myrtle Avenue in Albany.

Team America basketball stars sound off on inaugural Aurora Games
August 23, 2019, 3:07 am | Source
Team America fell to Team World in the women's basketball competition 85-77.

Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy
August 23, 2019, 2:16 am | Source
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as “one of the all-time greats in the history of sports.” Cousy played for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963, winning six lea...

Friends, family gather to honor Kenneth White on his birthday
August 23, 2019, 2:13 am | Source
GLENMONT, N.Y. (NEWS10) — People gathered to honor the life of Kenneth White on what would have been his tenth birthday. The five year old was killed by his cousin and left in a snow bank in 2014. Thursday’s ceremony was held at the Calvary Cemetery in Glenmont. Friends and family in attendance a...

Report alleges sex abuse by 40 Vermont priests since 1950
August 23, 2019, 2:09 am | Source
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A report released Thursday by Vermont’s Roman Catholic Church found there were “credible and substantiated” allegations of the sexual abuse of minors against 40 priests in the state since 1950. All but one of those allegations occurred prior to 2000, and none of the p...

Apply for a REAL ID at the NYS Fair
August 23, 2019, 2:04 am | Source
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The fun and games are underway at the Great New York State Fair, but you can also knock out some errands while you’re there. Fairgoers can check out the Mobile DMV office to get a head start on their REAL ID applications. Anyone who wants to submit an application for a [...

Local sanctuary asking for help after fire kills multiple birds
August 23, 2019, 1:28 am | Source
PETERSBURG, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Several birds have died after a fire at the Berkshire Bird Paradise in Petersburg. Thursday evening, firefighters were called to the area after heavy smoke was found inside the building. The fire occurred inside the “parrot house.” No rare birds were killed, but a numb...

Woman reels in bizarre fish with 2 mouths
August 23, 2019, 12:29 am | Source
NEW YORK (WFLA) – A woman received a bizarre mouthful when she reeled in her catch on Lake Champlain Friday. Debbie Geddes and Knotty Boys Fishing were trolling for lake trout when Geddes reeled in a fish with two mouths. The mouth on the top looks like a normal fish mouth while the bottom mouth ...

AGs from all 50 states enter agreement to crack down on robocalls
August 23, 2019, 12:23 am | Source
Three state attorneys general were together in Washington Thursday for a joint announcement about a 50-state crackdown on the calls their offices get the most calls about, robocalls.

State test scores up slightly from 2018
August 23, 2019, 12:20 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The results are in, and the grades for state math and English tests are up slightly from 2018. The number of students grades three through eight that scored at least a three on the state tests hovered right around 45 percent for both subjects with a slightly larger increas...

Former Stout bar in downtown Albany reopens under new name
August 23, 2019, 12:17 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It’s out with the old and in with the new at the site of the old Stout Bar in downtown Albany. Back in May, a raid uncovered nearly 40 underage drinkers in the establishment. The raid resulted in Stout losing its liquor license. According to the Times Union, over the summe...

UN: Don’t worry about drinking microplastics in water
August 22, 2019, 10:28 pm | Source
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health. Microplastics are created when man-made materials break down into tiny pa...

Grant secured for new extraction tools in Rexford
August 22, 2019, 10:25 pm | Source
REXFORD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A local fire department secured a $50,000 grant for some new extraction equipment. Firefighters from the Rexford Fire Department demonstrated their new Jaws of Life tools on vehicles Thursday. The new tools give first responders better equipment to extract people from car...

Preparations at the Saratoga Race Course are underway for the Travers
August 22, 2019, 10:22 pm | Source
The excitement is building for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes on Saturday, Aug 24.

7-year-old boy dies in Columbia County car crash
August 22, 2019, 10:19 pm | Source
COPAKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York State Police are investigating a crash in Columbia County that took the life of a 7-year-old child. Troopers said the crash took place just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday along County Route 7A near Twin Bridges Road in the Town of Copake. According to police, the drive...

Pushback grows as states require LGBTQ history
August 22, 2019, 9:42 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Illinois recently became the fourth state to adopt a policy requiring public schools to teach students about the contributions of LGBTQ people to society, and Maryland is primed to become the fifth. While advocacy groups say the curriculum promotes inclusion and acceptance,...

Apple: Don’t keep Apple Card in your wallet, pocket
August 22, 2019, 9:05 pm | Source
You probably know to keep your credit card away from strong magnets but what about leather or denim?

New laws protecting children from abuse
August 22, 2019, 8:49 pm | Source
New York State has adopted new laws aimed to help child victims, and protect them from further trauma and abuse.

Albany man found guilty in 2018 murder
August 22, 2019, 8:36 pm | Source
Neshad Grady, 24 of Albany has been found guilty of Murder in the 2nd Degree for his part in the July 2018 murder of Khalil Barnes.

Web Extra: Hall of Fame Jockey Javier Castellano talks excitement for Travers
August 22, 2019, 8:27 pm | Source
In this web extra, NEWS10's Cassie Hudson talks to Hall of Fame Jockey Javier Castellano about his thoughts going into the Travers race on Saturday.

NXIVM doctor loses medical license
August 22, 2019, 7:26 pm | Source
The New York Department of Health has revoked the medical license of NXIVM doctor Brandon Porter.

National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Johnstown, Saratoga Springs
August 22, 2019, 7:11 pm | Source
The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Johnstown and Saratoga Springs on Wednesday.

Family and tradition are a big part of the Washington County fair
August 22, 2019, 6:28 pm | Source
EASTON, N.Y. (NEWS10)— The Washington County fair is a family friendly and fun time. Many of the vendors have been coming for years if not decades. Sack o Spud’s is family-owned and been at the Washington County fair for 47 years. Every year they have locally grown potatoes but with the weather c...

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