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Governor Cuomo provides Sunday coronavirus update for NYS
September 27, 2020, 3:39 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Gov. Cuomo Sunday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "COVID-19 remains a force to be reckoned with throughout the country and around the globe, and we cannot drop our guard. While our numbers remain relatively flat, we contin...

Police arrest Clifton Park man for allegedly attacking jogger
September 27, 2020, 2:36 pm | Source
MALTA, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office arrested Tyler Gaston, 26, of Clifton Park for allegedly attacking a female jogger on Saturday. The Sheriff's Office said they responded to a call for a suspicious person on the Zim Smith Trail in Malta around 3:45 p.m. An investigation...

9/27/2020: Flip flops and fall foliage? Warm weekend continues!
September 27, 2020, 2:29 pm | Source
After a cloudy and mild start - temperatures didn't drop below 60 for most! - we will warm to near 80 degrees, with a bit more sunshine by the afternoon. It's a day where you can dress for summer weather, but head north to the hills and mountains to take in fall foliage that is [...]

Albany County coronavirus update
September 27, 2020, 1:16 pm | Source
ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced Sunday that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County is now at 2,940 to date, an increase of 19 new positive cases since Saturday. Health officials said the number of people under mandatory quarantine in...

CDC ranks Halloween activities by COVID-19 risk: No trick-or-treating, crowded parties or indoor haunted houses
September 27, 2020, 12:19 pm | Source
Traditional trick-or-treating, crowded parties and indoor haunted houses are among the activities the CDC says pose the highest risk for coronavirus transmission, and families should avoid them this year.

Sonic adds Halloween-inspired drinks to its menu
September 27, 2020, 12:07 pm | Source
If you're looking for a fall treat that doesn't include pumpkin spice, Sonic may be the place to turn.

New York City couple says ‘I do’ at a Albany car dealership
September 27, 2020, 3:51 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Not too often you hear about people getting married at a car dealership, but it's possible! On Saturday, Marie Mounteer and Paul Heideman said 'I do' after picking up their new car at the Broadway Cars LLC dealership in Albany. "I couldn't be luckier, for sure. I am so luc...

VIDEO: Confirmed tornado touches down in Myrtle Beach
September 27, 2020, 3:23 am | Source
UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. 9/26/2020 -- The National Weather Service in Wilmington storm survey crew confirmed an EF0 tornado touched down near Myrtle Beach on Friday afternoon. The tornado had winds of 75mph on the beach line between 74th Ave N. and 73rd Ave. N. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -- A confirmed ...

Mayor Warren announces new interim RPD chief
September 27, 2020, 3:15 am | Source
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren held a press conference at Rochester City Hall late Saturday morning. Warren announced she is appointing Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan to serve as the new interim Rochester Police Chief. Sullivan’s term will begin October 14. Herriott-Sullivan is...

Rochester man arrested for allegedly trying to incite a riot
September 26, 2020, 11:13 pm | Source
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced on Friday that a Rochester man has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot and resisting arrest. Officers with the Rochester Police Department arrested Ryan Howe, of Rochester, for inciting a riot and resisting arrest. The...

PTSD after COVID-19: 'No doubt' it'll happen,' says NIMH director
September 26, 2020, 10:16 pm | Source
At the onset and throughout the pandemic, health experts have warned Americans to remain vigilant of their mental health as communities grew distanced, work became home-bound and outings became dangerous.

Amy Coney Barrett: 5 things to know about Trump's Supreme Court nominee
September 26, 2020, 10:01 pm | Source
Barrett, 48, was previously considered as a finalist for Trump’s second nomination to the high court, which eventually went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A devout Catholic mother of seven, she is a favorite of religious conservatives and considered a strong opponent of abortion. Barrett was nominat...

Sleep in Heavenly Peace hosts Bunks Across America to help children in need
September 26, 2020, 9:45 pm | Source
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Sleep in Heavenly Peace hosts “Bunks Across America 2020. The New York-Mechanicville chapter joined over 100 Chapters across the country to build more than 2,500 bunk beds. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the NY-Mechanicville chapter is among more than 100 chapters in 30 ...

Coronavirus exposure at Crossgates Mall
September 26, 2020, 8:02 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Albany County officials are warning of a low-risk coronavirus exposure at Crossgates Mall. The warning comes after an individual working at Maggie McFly's restaurant tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, the Albany County Department of Health said the individual wo...

Governor Cuomo provides Saturday coronavirus update for NYS
September 26, 2020, 2:32 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Gov. Cuomo Saturday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "It's vital that New Yorkers continue to practice the basic behaviors that drive our ability to fight COVID-19 as we move into the fall and flu season. Wearing masks, soc...

Albany County coronavirus update
September 26, 2020, 1:56 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced Saturday that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County is now at 2,921 to date, an increase of 27 new positive cases since Friday. Health officials said the number of people under mandatory quarantine dropped t...

Albany Community Center vandalized with hate speech
September 26, 2020, 1:13 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Officials from the Grand Street Community Arts, Inc Community Center said their building was vandalized on Friday with hate speech. “Hate has no place in our community and this community will not stand for any such hate. We must unite and show those who continue to spew h...

Stimulus checks: GOP, Democrats agree to restart relief talks
September 26, 2020, 1:11 pm | Source
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed to revive talks on an aid package expected to include $1,200 direct payments.

Fake News: A look at what didn't happen last week
September 26, 2020, 11:27 am | Source
his bogus claim first emerged during Ginsburg’s 1993 confirmation hearings when official testimony misinterpreted a recommendation by Ginsburg in a 1977 report published by the United States Commission on Civil Rights. It has lingered in the public forum ever since.

Dr. Fauci: U.S. still in the first wave, seasonal 'challenge' lies ahead
September 26, 2020, 11:19 am | Source
With a growing tally of more than 7 million COVID-19 cases and over 200,000 deaths from the virus in the United States, the country's top infectious disease expert is warning that the nation needs to prepare as fall and winter loom. "Given the fact that we have never got down to a good baseline, ...

Local activist group holds speak out event to honor Breonna Taylor
September 26, 2020, 3:33 am | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Friday evening, about 50-60 people gathered at the Townsend Park in Albany to express their thoughts and feelings regarding the Breonna Taylor case. The purpose of the event was to make it a safe space for people to express themselves. Many people driving by were honking t...

Local woman sentenced to prison for 2019 fatal Malta crash
September 26, 2020, 2:41 am | Source
MALTA, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A Saratoga Springs woman responsible for the death of one man and injuring two others in a 2019 Malta car crash was sentenced up to 4.5 years in prison. Prosecutors said 46-year-old Kelly Leonardi was driving northbound on Route 9 when she crossed over into the southbound ...

Man killed in State Street shooting in Schenectady
September 26, 2020, 12:45 am | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Schenectady police responded to a shooting Friday night. Police said the victim, Elnahcere Vincent, 22, of Albany was shot multiple times just before 8 p.m. Friday at 1142 State St. near Kelton Avenue. Vincent was reportedly treated on scene and taken to a local hosp...

Fossils thought to be hundreds of millions of years old found at Pennsylvania landfill
September 26, 2020, 12:13 am | Source
SCRANTON, Pa. (WBRE/WYOU-TV) – The detailed images in the video above may look like paintings, but they are actually fossils that predate humans by many millions of years. The set of fossils found in boulders at a landfill site outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania are an estimated 300 million years ...

History in Bronze: The Statues of Washington Park
September 25, 2020, 10:57 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Washington Park Conservancy takes care of the seven statues in the nearly 150-year-old park. The most well known is the King Memorial Fountain. People know it more as the Moses Fountain, the centerpiece for the formal gardens and Tulip Festival in May. “What it depict...

GOP expecting Trump to name Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
September 25, 2020, 10:32 pm | Source
Republicans are expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.

HHS secretary touts Trump's health care plan while Democrats say there’s nothing in it
September 25, 2020, 10:13 pm | Source
The secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services touted President Donald Trump's newly-released health care plan on Friday while Democrats say it's not much of a plan at all.

Rehabbed community center a welcome for residents
September 25, 2020, 9:59 pm | Source
COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- When the Cohoes Community Center shut down, it left many residents without programs and recreational activities. On Friday, it reopened under a new name and owner. The center's undergone a massive renovation now called the Gateway Sports Complex. "I really didn't expect i...

'Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed our country and the world'
September 25, 2020, 9:36 pm | Source
As in life, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history in death as the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state at the US Capitol.

Business owners unsure if federal loans will be forgiven
September 25, 2020, 9:18 pm | Source
Several business owners testified in front of the U.S. House Friday.

North Country Report: Chestertown native completes row from California to Hawaii
September 25, 2020, 9:13 pm | Source
CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Chestertown local Tez Stienberg made his landing at Kaneohe Yacht Club in Hawaii on Sept. 11. That completed a 71-day paddle boat voyage from California to Hawaii as a fundraiser for United World Challenge, to raise funds for scholarships for United World colleges. St...

Field of Horrors ready for 'sneak peek' weekend
September 25, 2020, 8:51 pm | Source
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- The start of fall signifies the beginning of apple picking, corn mazes, and some of the most popular events in the Capital Region- haunted attractions. Now in their sixth season Field of Horrors Co-owner, Stacey Mulinio, says up until a month ago they were unsure if the field...

Tiny Rubik's Cube goes on sale in Japan to mark 40th anniversary
September 25, 2020, 8:41 pm | Source
A tiny but playable Rubik’s Cube, so little it fits on your fingertip, has gone on sale in Japan for 198,000 yen, or about $1,900, for delivery starting in December.

Four individuals test positive for coronavirus at Shenendehowa School District
September 25, 2020, 8:39 pm | Source
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The Shenendehowa School District was informed that four people tested positive for the coronavirus in the school district Friday afternoon. The Saratoga County Public Health Department said the following people were linked to the school district:  an individual at H...

Ron Paul 'doing fine' after apparent medical incident during live show
September 25, 2020, 8:20 pm | Source
Ron Paul, the former congressman and three-time presidential candidate, is "doing fine" after he was hospitalized following an apparent medical incident during a livestream of his talk show. During the "Ron Paul Liberty Report," the 85-year-old was discussing the economy when his speech started t...

Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's trainer honors her with pushups at her casket
September 25, 2020, 8:19 pm | Source
RBG was known for her intense workouts with Bryant Johnson, her trainer for more than two decades.

Report: USPS nears settlement with 19 states on election mail
September 25, 2020, 8:18 pm | Source
The U.S. Postal Service is close to a settlement with 19 states and the District of Columbia on how the agency will handle mail-in ballots.

NY Senate Minority Leader voices concerns for witness safety, citing discovery reform changes
September 25, 2020, 8:15 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- New York's criminal discovery reforms are being called into question by Republicans over the issue of witness safety. Videos of a law enforcement officer interviewing an alleged participant in a shooting about criminal activity, including burglaries and gun purchases, wer...

Final push for 2020 census as deadline nears
September 25, 2020, 8:12 pm | Source
Time is running out on the 2020 census. The deadline to fill it out is September 30th. That deadline moved up a month ago by the White House.

Schenectady hosts first drive-in naturalization ceremony in New York
September 25, 2020, 7:48 pm | Source
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Schenectady County held New York's first-ever drive-thru naturalization ceremony on Friday, as 43 applicants became American citizens. The ceremony began at 9:30 a.m. at SUNY Schenectady County Community College's rear parking lot. “They come from all over, to the cou...

Friday marks final day for 200+ employees in the Albany CSD
September 25, 2020, 7:48 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Friday marked the last full day for over 200 employees within the City School District of Albany. The breakdown of the staffing reductions include 13 administrators, 51 classroom teachers, 55 teaching assistants and 46 hall monitors. Back in August, schools were notified ...

Lanes reopened on Western Ave near Gade Farm in Guilderland after motorcycle accident
September 25, 2020, 7:44 pm | Source
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Guilderland police reopened all lanes at Western Ave near Gade Farm Friday afternoon after a minor motorcycle versus vehicle accident. Police said there was minimal to no threat to life or property due to the accident. Traffic was heavily impacted in the area for som...

Environmental conservation officer rescues injured egret
September 25, 2020, 7:38 pm | Source
CHATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — According to the Department of Environmental Protection, an environmental conservation officer rescued an injured great egret in Columbia County. On August 24, an injured great egret on Ooms Pond in Chatham was reported to environmental conservation officers. The egret ha...

Uptown Albany residents voice concerns
September 25, 2020, 7:18 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS 10)---In a zoom meeting on Thursday, members of the Albany community voiced their concerns. They spoke about a wide variety of issues such as ATVs driving on sidewalks and significant cuts to Albany school teacher and staff positions. Neighbors not only were concerned about tho...

Census outreach events in Cohoes Friday, Sept. 25
September 25, 2020, 7:07 pm | Source
COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10)- A federal judge in Florida told the U.S. Census Bureau they had to continue counting for the 2020 Census through the end of October. The Bureau had extended the deadline to October 31 at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in April, only to change the deadline to Sept...

Box of mail, absentee ballots found in Wisconsin ditch
September 25, 2020, 6:47 pm | Source
A box of mail was found this week in a ditch in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

Geneseo transitions to virtual learning after Thanksgiving
September 25, 2020, 6:44 pm | Source
The school posted the announcement to its website on Friday.

Victim in 2019 Niagara Falls sexual assault sues police
September 25, 2020, 6:41 pm | Source
The woman who authorities said was abducted from her home, chained up by her neighbor in his basement, and sexually assaulted has filed a lawsuit against the Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff's Office.

SUNY Chancellor issues systemwide COVID-19 safety protocols
September 25, 2020, 6:39 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- In order to strengthen penalties for reckless behavior and non-compliance of COVID-19 Codes within the State University of New York Campuses, Chancellor Jim Malatras issued new safety protocols. “I have spoken with our SUNY campus leadership and they know both what is at ...

Arrest made after protester hit by truck at Niagara Square
September 25, 2020, 6:37 pm | Source
Karen Huffman, a member of Slow Roll Buffalo, was struck Wednesday night.

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