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    APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her


    A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police... More>>

    Teachers looking forward to welcoming students back for another year

    Many teachers across the Capital Region are getting back inside the classroom, preparing for the year ahead before students start filling their hallways. More>>

    Three arrested for two separate Troy homicides Video included

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    The Troy Police Department arrested three suspects in relation to two separate homicides. More>>

    Police investigating fatal shooting in Schenectady, release name of victim

    Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Schenectady late Monday evening. More>>

    Bus drivers and kids prep for start of school year Video included

    School districts are in full prep mode for the first day of school, especially the people who are trusted to safely bring kids to their destinations. More>>

    Man arrested, faces nine charges for fatal 2013 accident

    A man has been arrested on a warrant for a fatal accident that happened in 2013. More>>

    Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study


    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak... More>>

    Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov


    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. More>>

    Police: Man in custody after standoff in Waterford

     Police say they have arrested a man after he barricaded himself from police inside a home following two alleged domestic incidents. More>>

    Man accused of purposefully covering vehicle with manure

    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has charged a man after he allegedly covered a vehicle with manure. More>>

    Memorial planned for man who died at Poestenkill Gorge

    Family and friends are holding a vigil for the Albany man who died at Poestenkill Gorge in Troy last week.  More>>

    Troopers urge drivers to watch for school buses

    With children heading back to school this week, state police are urging New Yorkers to support the AAA's annual "School's Open_Drive Carefully" campaign. More>>

    Local teen uses derby car to raise autism awareness Video included

    A young man at the Schaghticoke Fair picked a creative way to raise autism awareness after accepting a Facebook challenge. More>>

    Heavy police presence at Waterford home Video included

    Multiple police officers are on scene of a home in Waterford. More>>

    Police find SUV taken from murder victims' home Video included

     Troy officials have confirmed that the SUV stolen from two murder victims has been found. More>>

    Police: Two rob Saratoga motel with knife, hammer

    The Saratoga Police Department is investigating a robbery at a Saratoga motel. More>>

    Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks


    The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. More>>

    Season at Saratoga Race Course comes to an end Video included

    The 146th summer meet at the Saratoga Race Course is coming to an end. More>>

    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community. More>>

    Labor Day marks last holiday weekend for Hoffman's Video included

     Labor Day marks the last holiday to make new memories at Hoffman's Playland. More>>

    SEFCU donates to Alzheimer's Association for annual 5k

    ALBANY, N.Y. - More than 1,000 runners took part in an annual September tradition in Albany.The SEFCU Labor Day 5k marked its 26th year on Monday. The race not only ended with winners being honored, but a local non-profit as well.Each year, a $15,000 check is presented to a local group to continue its efforts. This year it was the "Alzheimer's Association", which was picked by the public after an online vote. "The primary reason for us doing this is to raise awareness about those in need. Tha... More>>

    Assault victims walk into hospital for treatment, police investigating

     Albany Police say two assault victims walked into Memorial Hospital over the weekend. More>>

    Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students


    College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. More>>

    1st & 10: High school football schedules & scores for September 5-7

    List of high school football games for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More>>

    New York residents challenged to eat local

    New York state residents are being challenged to eat local in September. More>>

    Officials seek changes after Catskill hiker deaths

    Local officials are calling for safety changes at a popular waterfall in the Catskills after two women died there on separate occasions this summer. More>>

    Legendary announcer Tom Durkin calls last race Video included

    The end of an era has come to a close at the Saratoga Race Course as legendary announcer Tom Durkin called his last race. More>>

    US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week


    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. More>>

    USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails


    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. More>>

    Construction halted for holiday weekend travel Video included

     Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest times for travel, as people scramble to celebrate the last days of summer. More>>

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea


    It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it - getting his dousing in the center of North... More>>

    Remembering Darryl Mount Jr. one year later Video included

    Family and friends gathered in memory of Darryl Mount, Jr., who died after suffering life threatening injuries from a foot pursuit with police one year ago. More>>

    Troy man in custody after early morning police chase

    Officials say a man is in custody after sending multiple agencies on a police chase. More>>

    Police arrest youth after breaking into local church

    Police say they have arrested a boy after he broke into a local church. More>>

    NY State Fair sets new attendance record

    Officials say good weather and popular concerts helped boost New York State Fair attendance to a record single-day high of 120,617. More>>

    Road on east shore of Lake George being repaved

    Visitors planning some late-summer trips to Lake George should expect to find road crews on busy Route 9L. More>>

    Patriot Guard Riders honor war veterans Video included

    Men and women who gave their lives for our freedom have received a final tribute. More>>

    American Coaster Enthusiasts visit Hoffman's Playland Video included

    There are two weeks left until Hoffman's Playland closes for good, and some people are making sure they get their last spin. More>>

    Crews save Moreau man trapped in car after I-87 crash

    State Police say they are investigating a rollover car accident on the off-ramp of I-87 at exit 17. More>>

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved


    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More>>

    A look at the size of New York's casino projects

    By The Associated Press New York state has authorized up to four casino licenses to be divided among three regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and... More>>

    Scale will matter for success of New York casinos

    Less may be more when it comes to opening casinos in New York amid an increasingly competitive gambling environment. More>>

    After injury, Kings of Leon ready for stage


    A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs. More>>

    Troy takes back the community before kids head back to school Video included

    A take back the community event in Troy has aimed to inspire area youth against violence. More>>

    Albany escapes with 14-13 win over Holy Cross

    Neil Morrison returned a fumble 79 yards for a touchdown with seconds remaining allowing Albany to escape with a 14-13 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. More>>

    Shoplifters hit Clifton Park JC Penney two days in a row

    Police say they arrested 4 shoplifters at JC Penney. More>>

    Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran


    The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. More>>

    Wise Dan returns to win at Saratoga

    Wise Dan held off long-shot Optimizer by a nose Saturday in the Grade 2 $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. More>>

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US


    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. More>>

    Troy police department expected to add more officers Video included

    Police say they are making changes within the department following another shooting this week, as well as a suspected arson just yesterday morning. More>>

    Today is International Bacon Day!

    Bacon lovers are going big. More>>

    Longtime announcer says goodbye to Saratoga track

    Longtime Saratoga Race Course announcer Tom Durkin is saying goodbye this weekend. More>>

    New York cuts back road work on Labor Day weekend

    New York state is suspending non-emergency road work over the busy Labor Day weekend. More>>

    Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted


    President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. More>>

    Police increase security at SPAC

    Park and State Police say they will be increasing their presence during concerts at SPAC. More>>

    Stewart returns to racing but questions remain


    Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car. More>>

    Tae Kwon Do helps kids combat bullies Video included

    As kids around the Capital Region get ready for the first day of school, homework and tests aren't the only things they're worried about – they're also concerned about bullies. More>>

    Local veteran receives service medals for himself, brother Video included

    It took 46 years, but a local veteran received his and his late brother's service medals. More>>

    Police restraint cited in death of drugged NY man

    The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. More>>

    With no crossing guard in sight, one retired Marine made it his duty to help children at a Pennsylvania elementary school cross the street. More>>

    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola


    Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. More>>

    Community service eyed for Brooklyn Bridge stunt

    A judge is suggesting a Russian tourist who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge be sentenced to community service - like cleaning a bridge. More>>

    Schenectady man sentenced to prison for killing former nun in 2012

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    A Schenectady man has been sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to killing a former nun in 2012.  More>>

    Dog at MHHS befuddled by statue that doesn't want to play

    The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society posted some adorable photos of one of their dogs, Goofy. More>>

    Man accused of selling fake concert tickets at local mall Video included

     A man has been arrested and accused of selling fake concert tickets for a show in Saratoga Springs.

    Cameron promises tough action to fight militants


    Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. More>>

    Habitat for Humanity helps revitalize "Jeopardy Corner" Video included

    Habitat for Humanity is helping a part of Albany, known as the "Jeopardy Corner", get a face-lift. More>>

    US delivers military aid to Lebanese army


    The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon's military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists. More>>

    Troy Police makes changes to staff to help combat growing violence Video included

    Troy Police are making changes to staffing after city officials met to discuss the continuing violence in the Collar City. More>>

    High school senior transitions from basketball team to cheer squad

     There are 24 girls on the Guilderland cheerleading squad and one senior on the squad as a unique story. More>>

    Homeless man faces 15 charges after he fled from police with his dogs

    Schenectady Police have arrested a homeless man on several charges after he was on vacant city property and fled from police. More>>

    Police investigate another shooting in Troy Video included

    The Troy Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Thursday night. More>>

    Guilderland High School cheerleaders prepare for the upcoming season Video included

    Cheerleading is all about school spirit and pumping the crowd up during football games, and exactly what the Guilderland cheer squad is ready to do. More>>

    Zephyr Teachout makes stop in Capital Region Video included

    A New York governor candidate made several stops in the Capital Region Thursday. More>>

    New NFL penalties could affect student athletes Video included

    New domestic violence penalties initiated by the National Football League could impact high school and college players before they become professional athletes. More>>

    Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster


    A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster. More>>

    After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans


    Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six... More>>

    Schoharie residents mark three year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene Video included

    The Schoharie community has come a long way since Tropical Storm Irene hit the area three years ago. More>>

    Troy officials call on police to do more to stop crimes in the city Video included

    Troy City council members are urging the Troy Police Department to re-work its officers and better deploy resources after recent violent crimes. More>>

    Activists rally in Albany for March on Washington anniversary Video included

    More than 100 people gathered at the steps of the state Capitol for a rally on the 51st anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech.  More>>

    Job center opens for former NARH employees still seeking work Video included

    Nearly five months after North Adams Regional Hospital suddenly closed, a job center opened in the town's city hall to help those still unemployed. More>>

    Parents feeling first day of school jitters along with kids Video included

    A the first day of school in the Capital Region is coming up fast, some children and even parents may feel nervous. More>>

    Nigerian king ticketed in Saratoga County

    A Nigerian king was ticketed in Saratoga County, according to District Attorney James Murphy. More>>

    Hospital check for drug theft post-Amish abduction

    The hospital that employed a suspect in the abduction of two Amish girls in northern New York is conducting an investigation into the possibility that he stole drugs from the facility. More>>

    Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

    Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. More>>

    Former fire department volunteer sentenced for arsons Video included

    A former West Glens Falls Fire Department volunteer was sentenced for setting a number of fires at the fire station. More>>

    Albany mayor makes agreement with proposed East Greenbush casino Video included

    Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan agrees to a non-exclusive commitment with the proposed East Greenbush casino. More>>

    Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes


    The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should. More>>

    Body of missing Clifton Park woman found

    The New York State Police have located the missing Clifton Park woman. More>>

    Councilwoman hit with backlash after casino reversal Video included

    An East Greenbush councilwoman says inappropriate comments about her were made on a blog because she's changed her mind on a proposed casino plan. More>>

    Troy Police Chief asks residents to remain vigilant amid rash of crimes Video included

    Following a double homicide last week, a string of unsolved arsons, and other unsolved homicides, there was yet another act of violence in the City of Troy on Tuesday night. More>>

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse


    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it. More>>

    Police: Man had inappropriate sexual contact with three underage males

    Gloversville Police have arrested a man on a number of counts of sexual offenses following an investigation. More>>

    Both dogs involved in deadly attack on smaller animal to be put down Video included

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    A Schenectady man whose two dogs killed a small terrier in June has learned the fate of the animals on Wednesday. More>>

    Cuomo: New York to investigate Time Warner outage

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says regulators will investigate what caused Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage as the state reviews the company's merger with Comcast Corp. More>>

    State Police arrest teens involved in rock throwing incidents

    State Police have arrested two juveniles for throwing rocks onto commercial vehicles from the Rynex Corners Road overpass. More>>

    New York meat truck driver charged in stinky spill


    State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill. More>>

    Colonie PD arrest one of three suspects in home invasion incident

    Colonie Police have arrested one person for their alleged role in a home invasion that happened on Monday evening. More>>

    Correction: Emmys-List story


    By The Associated Press In a story Aug. 26 listing the Emmy Awards winners, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Adam Bernstein won for outstanding directing of a miniseries, movie or dramatic... More>>

    Sheriff: Man threatened victim with machete in parking lot

    The Warren County Sheriff's Office say they have arrested a man for menacing.


    Experts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site


    Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and have positively identified 173. More>>

    Police investigating Troy shooting Video included

    The Troy Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday evening. More>>

    Rotterdam wins drinking water title at NY Fair

    The Schenectady County town of Rotterdam has bragging rights to best tasting tap water in the state. More>>

    Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested


    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause... More>>

    Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official


    Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries. More>>

    Police: Suspicious vehicle approaches young teen

    A suspicious vehicle approached a young teen as she was walking down the street, according to police. More>>

    Albany city officials seek solutions after recent flooding Video included

    Albany city officials held a meeting Monday night to hear residents' issues after recent flash flooding. More>>

    A Florida police dispatcher will be disciplined for not offering help to a frantic mother whose toddler son had locked himself inside her broiling car, officials said today. More>>

    Family, friends, remember lives of murder victims as they are laid to rest Video included

     There was a full spectrum of emotions on Tuesday morning as family and friends gathered at St. Augustine Church to honor the lives of Maria and Allen Lockrow.  More>>

    Police search for missing Clifton Park woman

    The New York State Police is seeking help looking for a missing Clifton Park woman. More>>

    Identity of deceased hiker released Video included

    Officials have identified the hiker who died at the Poestenkill Gorge Monday as 27-year-old Jean A. Francillon of Albany.


    Man accused of stabbing co-worker with carving knife Video included

     Police have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed his co-worker in the back at a restaurant on Broadway. More>>

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    • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

      Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:26:34 GMT
      The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their...More >>
      The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess...More >>
    • Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

      Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:24:05 GMT
      U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary...More >>
      The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child...More >>
    • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

      Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:12:16 GMT
      The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >>
      Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant...More >>
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