NY lawmakers to review school health, P.E. programs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers want to review the current state of physical education, mental health and health instruction in the state’s schools.
The Assembly’s Education Committee has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday in Albany to review the current programs in place ...
Towson beats Albany 56-28 remains unbeaten in Colonial
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Flacco threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Towson took an early lead and held it, beating Albany 56-28 on Saturday.
Flacco was 23 of 36 for 306 yards for the Tigers (6-1, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association). He also ran for 80 yards. Shane Leatherbury ...
Bar shut down after inspection finds 135 underage drinkers
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The State Liquor Authority has shut down a bar popular with Albany college students after finding the tavern was more than twice over its capacity and most of its 150 patrons were underage.
The agency says investigators and Albany police officers conducting a compliance ...
Toronto-to-Boston flight diverted to Albany, lands safely
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian regional airline flight from Toronto to Boston has landed safely in Albany after reporting an air pressure problem in the cabin.
The Federal Aviation Administration says Sky Regional Flight 7672 touched down around 1:35 p.m. Saturday at ...
Capitol Watch: Local prosecutors sue over misconduct panel
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, district attorneys are challenging a new law creating a commission on prosecutorial misconduct.
The law was passed earlier this year to give the public a new way of stopping prosecutors who abuse their power. But the District ...
State marks National Move Over Day with vehicle parade
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police and state transportation agencies are reminding motorists to obey the Move Over Law.
The third Saturday in October has been designated National Move Over Day, a reminder to drivers to slow down and safely move over while approaching police, fire ...
Change of command: NY National Guard gets new leader
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York National Guard has a new commander.
Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields, of Saratoga Springs, has assumed the duties of adjutant general of New York during a change-of-command ceremony held Friday afternoon at National Guard headquarters in suburban Albany.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany County has joined New York’s capital city in banning therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors.
The Times Union of Albany
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — One of the largest hospitals in upstate New York is forging a stronger partnership with another hospital to improve medical care for residents of the state’s eastern areas.
Officials from Glens Falls Hospital and Albany Medical Center held a news conference ...
NY lawmakers to hold hearing on legalization of marijuana
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly are preparing for a hearing on proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Four Assembly committees will meet Tuesday in Manhattan for the joint hearing, which comes two months before lawmakers reconvene in Albany for ...
Albany to host all-women international sports festival
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new women’s international sports, entertainment and cultural festival is coming to Albany.
The inaugural Aurora Games will be held at the Times Union Center in August 2019. The six-day event is to take place every two years.
Team and individual competitions ...
Trau’s late FG gives Richmond 27-24 win over Albany (NY)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Griffin Trau kicked a field goal with seconds to play, giving Richmond a 27-24 win over Albany (NY) Saturday night.
Trau capped a 57-yard drive led by Joe Mancuso with a 25-yard field goal with six seconds remaining to give the Spiders (3-4, 1-3 Colonial Athletic ...
Contractor pleads guilty to $800K business fraud scheme
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say an Albany-area contractor has pleaded guilty to scamming hundreds of thousands of dollars out of minority-owned businesses and failing to pay dozens of his employees.
Attorney General Barbara Underwood says Friday that 47-year-old Michael Martin, of ...
1 of WWII ship’s last surviving crewmembers pays visit
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the last surviving World War II crewmembers of a Navy ship that’s the last of its kind still afloat visited the vessel Friday at its Hudson River dock.
Earl Laber, who turns 93 Monday, was joined by his three sons for the tour aboard the USS Slater, a floating ...
COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges.
Nauman Hussain, 28, showed little emotion as ...
Limo operator charged in crash that killed 20
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the limousine crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people last weekend (all times local):
A prosecutor says the New York limousine company operator charged with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people had packed ...
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the limousine driver involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York said Tuesday they believe he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle.
The family of Scott Lisinicchia released a statement through a lawyer shortly after another ...
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York (all times local):
A state transportation official says the owner of the limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York was warned not to operate the vehicle ...
Limo company owner was a controversial FBI informant
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of a limousine company involved in a crash that killed 20 people was a paid FBI informant known for his work in a series of controversial domestic terrorism investigations in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Records show Prestige Limousine is owned by Shahed ...
28 names added to NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The names of 28 firefighters have been added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany.
The newest of the 2,552 names on the memorial were dedicated Tuesday during the 21st annual ceremony in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. Lt. Gov. ...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — JetBlue plans to start service from Rochester to Boston early next year, making the western New York city the fourth upstate to offer direct flights to Logan International Airport.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Tuesday that New York-based JetBlue will start ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The names of more than two dozen firefighters are being added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany.
The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Fire Prevention and Control is holding the 21st annual ceremony ...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Chrystee Houser is hoping for a second miracle. Fifteen years ago, Houser’s son Rhyson was just 10 months old when his failing liver was replaced with a healthy one from a donor.
Now, that liver is failing, and Rhyson and his family are hoping for another.
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SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A two-car crash in reportedly involving a wedding limousine has killed several people in upstate New York.
The Albany Times Union reports that the crash in ...
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shon Mitchell ran for a late touchdown and pulled in the 2-point conversion pass that gave William & Mary a 25-22 win over Albany Saturday afternoon.
The Tribe (2-3, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed 22-17 when Mitchell took it in from six yards out ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, the challengers hoping to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo say the Democrat is dragging his feet on debates.
Meanwhile, environmental groups are angry that a state task force created to address drinking water contamination missed a key deadline. ...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Albany police officer has been cleared by a grand jury in the fatal shooting of a man who was stabbing his mother in front of officers.
Prosecutors say Friday that Officer Elston Mackey was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in the death of 20-year-old Schuyler Lake ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former senior aide to a New York state senator who allegedly whipped his ex-girlfriend with an electrical cord has been found guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence charges.
The Times Union
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is hosting a candle lighting ceremony near the state Capitol to highlight suicide awareness and prevention efforts.
During Thursday evening’s event, dubbed “Lights of Hope,” floating lights will be placed into the reflecting pool to raise awareness about ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s annual homicide seminar starts Thursday at the State Police Academy in Albany.
The 31st annual Colonel Henry F. Williams International Homicide Seminar helps train law enforcement officials in forensic sciences and technology.
Presenters will share ...
PATTERSONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A new 5-mile (8 kilometer) section of a trail that will eventually span from New York City to Canada has opened in the Mohawk Valley.
A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday at the Patterson Trailhead to mark the opening of the $1.75 million trail section between ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A youth football organization in Albany is mourning the death of a second coach to lose his life to gun violence in the past three months.
The Times Union of Albany
NY lawmakers continue hearings in parole decisions
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in New York are heading to Long Island for the second of two days of hearings into recent decisions by the state parole board to release some high-profile offenders.
Tuesday morning’s hearing will be held at the Hicksville Community Center. An ...
NEW YORK (AP) — A fugitive suspected of firing a gun at police officers in a hospital in upstate New York has been captured in New York City.
Police say 42-year-old Joshua Stuart was nabbed by U.S. Marshals in Brooklyn on Monday without incident. It happened just hours after police say he ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say 12 buildings have to be torn down after two weekend fires devastated an Albany neighborhood.
The Times Union reports the first fire broke out ...
New York aims to reduce racial gap in maternal mortality
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is working to reduce maternal mortality and the racial disparities in the rate of maternal death.
A new state task force created earlier this year met for the first time last week in Albany.
The group is made up of state officials and medical and ...
Capitol Watch: Paroling murderers and drinking water safety
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Republican lawmakers want to know more about recent decisions to parole convicted murderers, and environmental groups and residents in areas impacted by water contamination are calling for tougher state standards.
Meanwhile, Democratic ...
25-year-old man arrested in Albany shooting that injured 3
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that injured three people outside an Albany nightclub.
Albany police say Shaquille Owens fired several rounds at a 42-year-old man outside the club’s front door at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim was hit ...
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Police seek man who fired gun at a hospital; no one injured
ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they’re looking for a man suspected of firing a gun at a hospital in upstate New York.
State police say no one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 1 a.m. at Ellenville Regional Hospital, in the Catskill Mountains about 75 miles (120 ...
Albany, New Rochelle win $10 million for downtown work
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany and New Rochelle have each won $10 million in state funds to overhaul downtown neighborhoods.
The prizes were announced Thursday when the two cities were announced as the latest winners of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s downtown revitalization contest.
In Albany city ...
DOJ hires vendor to help sift through massive trial data
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Department of Justice has hired an outside vendor to help sift through a massive amount of data from the computers of a New York-based self-improvement group accused of branding women and forcing them into unwanted sex.
The computers were seized from Albany-area ...
NYS comptroller: localities in significant stress grows
ALBANY , N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s comptroller says more local governments are under significant fiscal stress.
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the overall number of fiscally stressed municipalities continued to decline statewide last year. But the number of local governments that ...
Mother, son admit stealing $1.1M from statewide trade group
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and her 23-year-old son have pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1.1 million from a New York home performance industry trade group during separate embezzlement schemes.
Albany County prosecutors say 53-year-old Randi Smith, of Amsterdam, pleaded guilty Monday ...
Quebec man sentenced to prison in NY for marijuana smuggling
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 41-year old Canadian man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for conspiring to smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States through the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation in northern New York.
Colin Stewart, of Elgin, Quebec, ...