ALBANY, N.Y. - Vigils took place throughout the country Monday, the day before President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on a potential U.S. military strike in Syria.
For the next two days, President Obama plans to reach out to the public and skeptical law makers to try and convince them to support military action against Syria, including an address to the American public Tuesday night.
Those opposed to a strike around the Capital Region are not sitting quietly while they count down the days until the Congressional vote, said to take place Wednesday. They will come out Monday night with signs and candles urging law makers to vote against military involvement.
Over 220 anti-war gatherings are took place across the country on Monday, including one in New York City's Times Square and a prayer vigil in Boston that echoed Saturday's massive gathering at the Vatican.
Many lawmakers in both parties oppose Obama's request for Congress to authorize using military force against Syria for a deadly Aug. 21 chemical gas attack the Obama administration blames on President Bashar Assad. Citing intelligence reports, the administration reported 1,429 people died, including 426 children.
A new Associated Press poll shows a majority of Americans oppose a U.S. strike on Syria, believing attacks would lead to a long-term commitment of military forces in Syria.
Local News <a href="http://www.wten.com/category/173731/-local-news">More>></a>Local NewsMore>>
KINDERHOOK, N.Y. - Fire crews are back on the scene Thursday of a house fire in Kinderhook. Crews responded to the call of a fully-involved rekindle of a fire at 6:40 a.m. at 59 Hunter Drive. The houseMore >>
Fire crews are back on the scene Thursday of a house fire in Kinderhook.More >>
TROY, N.Y. – Troy Police have confirmed that a female student of Lansingburgh High School was called over to a car Wednesday morning by an unknown male. Police say, a white male in a dark colored sedan,More >>
Troy Police are currently investigating an incident where an unknown man called a female Lansingburgh High School student over to his car Wednesday morning. More >>
PUTNAM STATION, N.Y. – Two people in Washington County are being treated for exposure to rabies, after authorities say an infected bobcat attacked a woman. Cindy Bowman, 49, was attached at the door ofMore >>
Three people in Washington County are being treated for exposure to rabies after a woman was attacked by an infected bobcat. More >>
ROTTERDAMN, N.Y. -- The Rotterdam Town Board is expected to select an emergency services provider to serve the community. The town voted more than a month ago to open up the bidding process in an effortMore >>
The Rotterdam Town Board made a selection on who would provide emergency services to the community Wednesday night. More >>
TROY, N.Y. - Troy Police and Fire Crews are on an active scene on 112th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. According to police, there appears to be a one car accident. They believe an older male driverMore >>
Troy Police responded to a fatal car accident on Wednesday evening. More >>
RENSSELAER, N.Y. – A former rape suspect whose charges were dropped because of a paperwork mistake is due in court on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Homeland Security confirmed a search was conducted at John Halacy'sMore >>
A former rape suspect that had the charges dropped because of a paperwork mistake appeared in Rensselaer City Court Wednesday morning only to be arrested on an Albany County warrant for a felony Burglary charge in Colonie.More >>
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Over a month after the casino referendum passed in New York, a full-casino license will be granted in the Capital Region. On Wednesday, community members and local business ownersMore >>
A full-casino license will be granted in the Capital Region after New York voters approved the measure in November, and many want to expand a current casino rather than build a new one.More >>
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Two Skidmore College researchers have patent for a special use of the antioxidant manganese T-BAP for use in weight loss. Associate Professor T.H. Reynolds, PhD and his formerMore >>
Two Skidmore College researchers have patent for a special use of the antioxidant manganese T-BAP for use in weight loss.More >>
GLENMONT, N.Y. - A employee at a local buffet has been sentenced to prison for identity theft. Heng Li, 27, was sentenced to two and a third to seven years in State Prison for using a credit card skimmerMore >>
A employee at a local buffet has been sentenced to prison for identity theft.More >>
By DOUG FEINBERGAP Basketball Writer The NCAA women's basketball championship committee announced Wednesday the neutral sites of Oklahoma City, Sacramento, Greensboro and Albany will host the 2015 regionals. TheMore >>
The NCAA women's basketball championship committee announced Wednesday the neutral sites of Oklahoma City, Sacramento, Greensboro and Albany will host the 2015 regionals.More >>