ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It is Friday eve and also opening day for Major League Baseball! Despite the boys of summer taking the field again after a long offseason, the weather won’t feel like summer or even spring. According to Meteorologist Jill Szwed, highs will only make it to 40 degrees or so, with the wind making it feel even colder.
36 people were arrested during a rally outside of Gov. Hochul’s office on Friday. The rallies called on Hochul to pass the Good Cause eviction protections and not to abandon tenants in her Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget. Also, a man died in a Catskill house fire and explosion on Wednesday. Firefighters say the explosion was caused by oxygen tanks. These stories, and more, are covered in your five things to know this Thursday morning.
1. 36 arrested during rally outside Hochul’s office
Hundreds of tenants rallied outside of Governor Kathy Hochul’s office on Friday, demanding state lawmakers protect tenants facing steep rent hikes and eviction. The rallies called on Hochul to pass the Good Cause eviction protections and not to abandon tenants in her Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget.
2. One dead in Catskill house fire, explosion
Multiple fire departments and rescue services responded to a house fire and explosion at 193 Main Street in Catskill early Wednesday morning. The Catskill Fire Company Inc. says an explosion caused by oxygen tanks at the location lead to a partial collapse of the building.
3. Latham Dick’s Sporting Goods reopening as House of Sport
Dick’s Sporting Goods in Latham has been closed since at least February. That’s because the store has been going through renovations and is turning into a House of Sport, a spokesperson for Dick’s confirmed to NEWS10.
4. Sperry’s in Saratoga Springs closed until further notice
Sperry’s Restaurant, a staple in Saratoga Springs since 1932, is closed until further notice.
5. Albany man arraigned for attempted murder
The Albany County District Attorney’s office announced that an indictment against Brian Moses, 20, of Albany was unsealed on Wednesday. It was handed up on March 21 and accuses Moses of trying to kill someone on July 7, 2022.