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Two deaths due to Coronavirus, County confirms in update
January 21, 2021, 12:59 am | Source
RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Rensselaer County Health Department, confirmed two new deaths due to Coronavirus. Both deaths were residents at nursing homes. The first death involved a 93-year-old woman who was a resident at the county-operated Van Rensselaer Manor nursing home. This is t...

State Police help elderly woman
January 20, 2021, 11:42 pm | Source
LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) - State Police Troopers in Latham helped out an elderly woman, who ran out of gas on Route 9. Troopers found the elderly driver walking down the roadway near her disabled vehicle. According to a post on the New York State Police Facebook page, when Troopers from SP Latham ha...

From Mt. Marcy to North Creek, Teddy Roosevelt's path to presidency started in the Adirondacks
January 20, 2021, 10:54 pm | Source
NORTH CREEK, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Theodore Roosevelt started Sept. 6, 1901 on a hunting trip with the governor of Vermont. A few days later, he was sworn in as president, after cutting through North Creek and Ballston Spa. After learning that McKinley had been shot in Buffalo, Roosevelt visited the ci...

Composition written by Albany High School alum plays at Biden inauguration
January 20, 2021, 10:49 pm | Source
(NEWS10) - On Wednesday, Adolphus Hailstork joined the ranks of the few select composers to have their work played at a presidential inauguration. His composition called "Fanfare on Amazing Grace" was transcribed from orchestra to band just for the event. Performed by The President’s Own United S...

Thousands lose vaccine appointments as NYS orders distributors to refocus on Phase 1A
January 20, 2021, 10:22 pm | Source
CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Just as millions of New Yorkers got the green light to get their COVID vaccines, now many say they’re losing their appointments. "You should never have added seven million people without any kind of assurance that you would get seven million doses, right? Because ...

Gov. Cuomo's recreational marijuana plan: Will regulation make use safer?
January 20, 2021, 10:13 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – As Governor Cuomo proposes adult-use recreational marijuana as a way to generate revenue, some New Yorkers question if the costs outweigh the benefits. “Everybody acknowledges what’s happening with marijuana legalization stands to make billions of dollars,” Will Jones, Com...

Four Coronavirus fatalities confirmed in County update
January 20, 2021, 10:12 pm | Source
SCHENECTADY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Schenectady County Health Department announced 4 Schenectady County residents, who tested positive for COVID-19, passed away. The County confirmed the deaths in a regular county Coronavirus update. The new fatalities include; a woman in her 60s, a man in hi...

Opening vaccine registration to people with preexisting health conditions host problems for state
January 20, 2021, 10:10 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- New York State is exploring how to get about 5 million people with pre-existing health conditions vaccinated. It's a feat even Governor Cuomo admits may be difficult. "It would be easier to do a list of who's not eligible than who is eligible," Governor Cuomo said. Dr. Al...

'I want to be her when I grow up': Local girls react to Kamala Harris making history as first female VP
January 20, 2021, 9:55 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Our country made history on Wednesday as Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president and woman of color in the White House. Women in the Capital Region from all walks of life say the glass ceiling has been shattered. After raising her right hand, Kamala H...

American Red Cross helps five after fire in Sprakers
January 20, 2021, 9:39 pm | Source
SPRAKERS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross, announced they provided aid to five people after a fire. The fire happened on State Highway 162 in Sprakers, Montgomery County. According to the Red Cross, they gave financial assistance to two adults and three...

Trump is not the first president to skip his successor's inauguration
January 20, 2021, 9:30 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Many actions during Donald Trump's presidency were controversial or went against usual protocol. Not going to the inauguration of President Joe Biden was the last act of defiance against an election Trump tried to have overturned. Not since Andrew Johnson, the nation's 17th...

Marijuana legalization advocates critical of Governor's proposed taxation plan
January 20, 2021, 9:27 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Cuomo Administration has provided details for its plan to regulate and tax adult-use recreational cannabis in its budget plan. The Governor says it could generate $350 million in revenue a year once matured. But, some who support marijuana legalization are uneasy about...

New York wins lawsuit against EPA over clean energy
January 20, 2021, 9:12 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of a motion to vacate the Trump Administration's Affordable Clean Energy rule. New York Attorney General Letitia James lead a coalition that worked against the rule. The Affordable Clean Energy rule repl...

Siena political science professor talks inauguration
January 20, 2021, 9:04 pm | Source
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This inauguration was unlike any other for a list of reasons, from COVID-19 to drastic and expansive security efforts. Thousands of national guard troops stood by to protect today’s presidential swearing-in. Perhaps not the celebration president Biden’s supporters wou...

LISTEN: 'Fanfare on Amazing Grace' composed by Adolphus Hailstork
January 20, 2021, 9:00 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It's a moment Adolphus Hailstork never dreamed for himself. On Wednesday, the composer and Albany High School alum had one of his pieces performed during the Presidential Inauguration. Hailstork's "Fanfare on Amazing Grace" was performed as the second piece of the inaugura...

Vermonter pleads not guilty to Bennington murder
January 20, 2021, 8:42 pm | Source
BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) — A Pownal man pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder after allegedly tackling and slashing a woman's throat. According to an affidavit sent to NEWS10 from the State Attorney's Office, the witness who called 911 saw 32-year-old Darren Pronto attack Emily Hamman on a ri...

Cairo-Durham moves pre-K through 5 remote only
January 20, 2021, 8:30 pm | Source
GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Cairo-Durham Central School district announced all of Pre-K through Grade 5 will move to remote instruction starting on Tuesday, January 19th through the end of the week. The announcement came after recent COVID-19 positive cases. In a recent letter to district ...

4 people arrested for assault and robbery after nearly year-long investigation
January 20, 2021, 8:15 pm | Source
HILLSDALE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Columbia County Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday that four people have been arrested in connection to an orchestrated robbery and assault. The incident happened in February of 2020. The investigation began after a video surfaced of the assault. Originally th...

Local man sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for 2019 incident
January 20, 2021, 8:13 pm | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Wednesday, LaShawn McBride, 27, was sentenced on his guilty plea to one count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C violent felony. According to officials, McBride plead guilty in Schenectady County Court on September 14. His plea and sentence reportedly cov...

Twitter transfers White House account to Biden administration
January 20, 2021, 7:42 pm | Source
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS10) — Social media site Twitter followed up on the inauguration of Joe Biden by announcing the official switch of several Twitter accounts. The Twitter handles @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS, and @PressSec. will now reflect the current administration. Tweets from the prev...

3 arrested for New Lebanon burglary
January 20, 2021, 7:15 pm | Source
NEW LEBANON (NEWS10) - New York State Police arrested three people in connection to a burglary in New Lebanon. They say the suspects burglarized and took furniture and electronics from a home on State Route 20. Donna Ryan, 54, of Troy, Dustin Mossey, 37, of New Lebanon and Brittany Simon, 32, of ...

Pittsfield nursing home has had over 100 COVID-19 cases
January 20, 2021, 7:12 pm | Source
More than 100 residents and staff have contracted COVID-19 inside a Pittsfield nursing home. Springside Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center has 72 residents and 37 staff positive for the virus.

Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative holds final meeting
January 20, 2021, 6:49 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany's Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative convened its final meeting Tuesday night at 6 p.m. At the meeting, members presented the community with a draft of their final report. The meeting was livestreamed via Mayor Kathy Sheehan's Facebook page. Members of th...

Santabarbara hosting blood drive for National Blood Donor Month
January 20, 2021, 6:35 pm | Source
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10/WWTI) — In honor of National Blood Donor Month, New York State Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara partnered with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive on Wednesday. The blood drive started at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital Carondelet Pav...

Warren County COVID update for Jan. 20
January 20, 2021, 6:24 pm | Source
WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Warren County Public Health confirmed 54 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, along with 23 recoveries. 383 coronavirus cases are being monitored among county residents. The New York State COVID Dashboard reported a rolling 7-day infection rate average of 6.3%. The coun...

Troy Police still need help finding Donnovan Clayton's killer
January 20, 2021, 6:17 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Detectives with the Troy Police Department are once again turning to the public for help solving the case of Donnovan Clayton. They believe that the community might have information to share that will lead to an arrest. Deputy Police Chief Dan DeWolf sent out a statement on ...

Open Door Mission gains $1.5 million expansion grant
January 20, 2021, 5:30 pm | Source
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Open Door Mission on Warren Street has been busy, spending several months of time on their new, in-progress soup kitchen space since last fall. This week, they gained some fresh financial help for the care of those who will use it. The Glens Falls National Bank & ...

10 Inauguration quotes from the last 10 Presidents
January 20, 2021, 5:21 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- All eyes and ears will be focused on Joseph Biden as he addresses the nation at his inauguration Wednesday, January 20. He will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States along with Kamala Harris. Spectators are being discouraged as thousands of National Guard s...

Amsterdam man charged for drunk snowmobiling
January 20, 2021, 4:40 pm | Source
GLEN, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of Jason M. Ricci, 44, of Amsterdam for allegedly driving an unregistered snowmobile while drunk. Police say Ricci was driving the snowmobile down Ripley Road in the town of Glen without insurance or a valid regi...

Herkimer Co. officer receives Shikar-Safari Club award for outstanding service
January 20, 2021, 3:20 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) Darryl Lucas was recently honored with the Wildlife Officer of the Year Award from the Shikar-Safari Club International. ...

Albany County coronavirus update, January 20
January 20, 2021, 3:09 pm | Source
ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced Wednesday that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County has now climbed to 16,236 to date, an increase of 173 new positive cases since Tuesday. The five-day average for new daily positives has decreased t...

Coeymans crash leads to DWI, assault charges against an officer
January 20, 2021, 2:54 pm | Source
COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - On Sunday, Jan. 17, Coeymans Police responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle crash resulting in property damage. The crash occurred on Miller Road and Route 9W. After investigation, the operator of the vehicle, Albert Lottey, of Ravena was taken into custody for drivi...

Buyer Beware: State police warn of puppy scam
January 20, 2021, 2:43 pm | Source
(WSYR-TV) -- New York State Police say multiple people have been scammed out of hundreds of dollars after answering ads for purebred puppies for sale. Victims report receiving a photo from the suspects of the breed they are looking for and are asked for a deposit to be paid. Once the deposit is c...

Columbia Greene Humane Society seeking public's help in locating missing dog's owner
January 20, 2021, 2:34 pm | Source
GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The Columbia Greene Humane Society/SPCA (CGHS/SPCA) and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in finding the owner of a dog that was reportedly abandoned on Warren Stein Road in the town of Cairo in Greene County. The Cairo Dog Control...

Price Chopper/Market 32 raised over $73.5K for Salvation Army
January 20, 2021, 2:16 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Price Chopper/Market 32 raised more than $73,500 in donations for The Salvation Army during its December fundraising campaign, inclusive of the chain’s $5,000 corporate match. Customers had the opportunity to round up their change during check out to make a donation. The S...

Gov. Scott signs H.48; Urges cities, towns to conduct local elections by mail
January 20, 2021, 1:40 pm | Source
MONTPELIER, Vt. (NEWS10) — Governor Phil Scott today signed H.48, An act relating to authorizing alternative procedures for 2021 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19, and strongly urged municipalities to conduct local elections by mail. “Although Vermonters value traditions like town...

New legislation would cap third-party delivery service fees across New York State
January 20, 2021, 1:25 pm | Source
New legislation is being introduced to help business with this. The bill which has already been introduced, would limit fees that third-party applications can charge for delivery and marketing and it would prevent apps from listing menus without a restaurant’s permission.

Baker-Polito launches COVID vaccine pharmacy partnership, expands vaccine sites
January 20, 2021, 1:05 pm | Source
BOSTON (NEWS10) — The Baker-Polito Administration announced the expansion of more vaccine locations in each region at pharmacies and health care providers. Additionally, a second mass vaccination site was announced to administer more vaccines per week by the thousands. First, the Administration a...

Women's health: Seasonal depression
January 20, 2021, 12:30 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Seasonal depression affects significantly more women than men. Four out of every five people who suffer from seasonal depression are women, according to Mental Health America. Some telltale symptoms of seasonal depression—also referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SA...

SVMC named AHA Rural Hospital Leadership Award winner
January 20, 2021, 12:21 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) in Bennington as the 2020 recipient of the Rural Hospital Leadership Award. The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who "guide their hospital and community through trans...

Today's 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma: Do You Shower With Your Back To the Water?
January 20, 2021, 11:31 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Today's 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from Gwen. It's about showering. Here's her email: Hi Jaime. My friends and I were talking about this after reading about it on Twitter and we thought it would make a great social dilemma. Do you shower with your back to the water or fr...

Schumer, Gillibrand deliver $1.4B for NY colleges, universities as part of COVID relief package
January 20, 2021, 11:26 am | Source
WASHINGTON (NEWS10) - Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced an additional $1.4 billion in federal funding for New York state’s private, public, and proprietary institutions of higher education. This money is allocated to the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) Higher E...

Bennington fire started after resident improperly disposed of stove ashes
January 20, 2021, 11:06 am | Source
BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) - On Jan. 18 at around 7:37 p.m., the Bennington Police Department received a report of smoke inside the residence of 306 Safford Street in Bennington.  The Bennington Fire Department was sent to the building. Upon arrival, there was heavy smoke inside the residence. The ...

Tops launches annual Check Out Hunger campaign
January 20, 2021, 10:55 am | Source
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Tops Friendly Markets is kicking off this year’s Check Out Hunger campaign. To start off the campaign, $25,000 was donated by an anonymous couple in Williamsville. Tops has matched this donation in hopes to springboard momentum. Check Out Hunger benefits participati...

Applications open for $1M grant program to improve state parks, trails, historic sites, public lands
January 20, 2021, 10:01 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Gov. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, are announcing the sixth round of competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Grants program, f...

Gov. Scott under quarantine after potential exposure from contractor
January 20, 2021, 9:44 am | Source
MONTPELIER, Vt. (NEWS10/WFFF) - Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Phil Scott, Department of Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D. and other officials were informed that a contractor who provided services at the governor’s coronavirus briefings on Friday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan. 19 has tested positive for...

No presidential pardon for NXIVM leader Keith Raniere, despite supporters' plea
January 20, 2021, 9:33 am | Source
Convicted sex trafficker and leader of NXIVM Keith Raniere is not on the list of federal offenders receiving clemency from President Donald Trump, despite a letter to the president released by a group of his supporters, "Make Justice Blind."

Getting to watch AFC Championship in person has special meaning for one Bills fan
January 20, 2021, 9:27 am | Source
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) -- On Sunday, as most of Bills Mafia will watch the AFC Championship at home, Kristen Kimmick with a group of seven others will be cheering on the team in person. The group bought their game and plane tickets a week and a half ago before the Bills or Cheifs even [...]

Vaccine rollout causes 'confusion, frustration, anger' for immunocompromised people
January 20, 2021, 3:10 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- People who are immunocompromised are more adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Cuomo announced they’ll be added to the list of those set to be vaccinated, but they have yet to receive word when. “This is really a priority population we should be focused o...

Surge in gun sales hurting small businesses in the industry
January 20, 2021, 12:45 am | Source
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- New Yorkers are flocking to gun and ammunition stores, but with sales higher than ever, it could end up having a negative impact on local shops. Frank's Gun and Tackle Shop in Amsterdam has had a constant flow of customers looking for firearms and ammunition. For many ...

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