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Apr 23,2014 at 11:25 AM


New unemployment numbers in the Capital Region show the improvement in the economy over the past year.

In Albany County, for example, the unemployment rate for March has dropped to 5.2 percent from 7 percent last year in...
Apr 23,2014 at 11:22 AM


TROY - Residents in Rensselaer County say they have lost too many of their loved ones, especially young people to heroin.

Wednesday there is a community forum on heroin and the abuse of opioids.

It’s from 9 a.m. until...
Apr 23,2014 at 11:18 AM


A Glens Falls man accused of drowning his ex-girlfriend's dog has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Matthew Wisell was arraigned on one court of cruelty to animals on Wednesday.

Police say Wisell told his...
Apr 23,2014 at 11:08 AM


Schenectady County begins its hazardous waste collection Wednesday.

This is the first of eight days this year.

Schenectady will accept hazardous wastes at its recycling center at 24 Hetcheltown Road.

That...
Apr 23,2014 at 11:06 AM


TROY - Jurors in Rensselaer County will start deliberating the fate of Trinity Copeland Wednesday morning.

The 18-year-old was on the stand Tuesday, explaining why she shot and killed her father in July of 2012.

...
Apr 23,2014 at 11:04 AM


A Schenectady priest is accused of ongoing inappropriate conduct with a 15-year-old girl from Clifton Park.

Rev. James Michael Taylor is a Roman Catholic priest at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish.

He was arrested in...
Apr 23,2014 at 10:34 AM


WATERVLIET - A Watervliet student is under arrest in connection with recent bomb threats made at the high school.    

Police say they tracked down 17-year-old Jacob Lindsay through a student in the state of Michigan.

A...
Apr 23,2014 at 10:32 AM


TROY - Trinity Copeland, 18, testified in her own defense on Tuesday, admitting to the jury that she shot her father. Closing arguments wrapped up around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, jurors will decide her fate.

Copeland wiped and...
Apr 23,2014 at 10:30 AM


WATERFORD - The Capital Region needs more volunteer firefighters.

Wednesday will kick off a recruiting drive.

There will be a call for recruits statewide at the Halfmoon Fire Department in Waterford.

Then...
Apr 23,2014 at 10:27 AM


BALLSTON SPA - The Saratoga County Sheriff’s office says a Catholic priest from the Albany Diocese has been arrested.

A news conference is planned for later this morning.

Sheriff’s Michael Zurlo says the priest served...
Apr 23,2014 at 10:08 AM


BENNINGTON, Vt.-- Vermont State Police say one person has been injured during a shooting in the lobby of the Bennington Police Department. One person was shot and transported, by helicopter, to a hospital in Albany. No word on the extent...
Apr 23,2014 at 12:30 AM


COLONIE - The South Colonie School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to a adopt a new budget that was both difficult and unpopular, and eliminates nine jobs.

It was another one of those jam-packed school board meetings that...
Apr 22,2014 at 5:45 PM


ALBANY - Park Playhouse is joining forces with the Palace Theatre.

The two organizations announced their partnership on Tuesday morning.

They'll share staffing and administrative services, which they say will help cut...
Apr 22,2014 at 10:58 PM


A Bennington High School student came in first out of 400 in a state-wide contest.

Her prize wasn't a shopping spree, check or even a scholarship.

It was the chance to spend about an hour with Vermont State Senator...
Apr 22,2014 at 10:49 PM


Several local state parks are about to get a facelift.

On Earth Day, which was Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state will spend $90 million to improve parks and historic sites.

Thacher Park will see nearly...