ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As 2022 goes down in history, we’re taking a look back at NEWS10’s top stories. The selections below include the most popular stories in local entertainment, technology, crime, business developments in the area, and even lottery winners.

Looking forward to looking back? In January 2022, NEWS10 broke down the new laws that were set to take effect this year. We can also take a look at what’s on the docket for 2023.
Have you ever wondered why Albany is the capital of New York? The city has a rich history dating back over 400 years.
In 2021, New York was among the most moved-from states. That trend continued in 2022.
Early in January, the Attorney General’s Office released surveillance footage showing a man burst into flames at a police station. When officers used a stun gun on the man—who died from his injuries in December 2021—a spark apparently ignited.
A new Popeye’s opened in Albany in January. Now’s your chance to take sides in the great fried chicken wars.
Especially with the incoming Chick-fila-A in North Greenbush!
Reported missing in Spencer, New York in 2019, Paislee Shultis was found after having allegedly been abducted by her non-custodial parents.
In February, New York’s Labor Department updated paid sick leave guidance for people with COVID, aimed at relieving pressure on employers.
One ongoing quality of life issue statewide—and especially in the summer—is loud exhaust systems screeching through residential areas. That’s why a law cracking down on mods to mufflers went into effect in April.
A New Jersey woman was charged over a crash that claimed the life of Ballston Spa’s Katryn Fisher.
A lawsuit contended that National Grid lacked permission to automate calls to customers’ cell phones. That’s why the utility was on the hook for such calls over that span of a decade.
Farm activity increases in the spring and summer, so officials warned drivers to be careful around large, slow-moving farm equipment on the roads.
In Lake George, an allegedly drunk motorcyclist crashed into a group of pedestrians, killing a 38-year-old man and and 8-year-old boy.
With marijuana legalized, Olde Saratoga Miniature Golf started “Puff Puff Putt” to let adults smoke while teeing up.
The constitutionality of limits on the Second Amendment has been at odds with gun-reform measures meant to make it safer to leave your house or send your kids to school. Some changes slated for June were at issue for the Supreme Court.
Jaliek Rainwalker was last seen in Washington County in 2007 when he was 12 years old. State police have received tips about the case for years—this year, they chased a new lead to the woods in South Troy.
Capital Region residents had their eagle eyes on updates about the derelict Kmart building in Latham. In a July annoucement, new tenants were listed as Dogtopia, Philadelphia Rock Gym, Convergence Craft, and Scarlett Knife.
More gun restrictions in the wake of high-profile shootings in Buffalo and Texas brought up more questions about buying the firearms commonly called “semi-automatic rifles.”
Weekly “Doobie & a Movie” Nights rolled out to serve THC-infused drinks.
A long search for beloved local teacher Meghan Marohn finally ended in the Berkshires in September.
A late-summer bobcat sighting upstate lit up the charts at NEWS10.
Rock legends ZZ Top played the Palace Theatre in Albany in October. But the announcement of their show and information about ticket sales lit up our charts.
Everyone is looking to create a more sustainable future, and the airline industry is no different. A team of engineers at GE’)’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna is working to power the future of aviation with electricity.
A firefight in the small morning hours of Saratoga Springs has caused an even bigger kerfuffle among local officials. The dust-up began when tensions rose between an off-duty Vermont deputy and an armed group from reportedly from Utica.
A major snafu from the New York Lottery garnered serious side-eye statewide.

Many residents of the Capital Region took home big bucks after winning the lottery. Check out the local lotto winners who raked in the most.

Andy’s Italian Food and Deli in Albany—also known as Andy and Sons Importing Company—announced in November that its doors would close its doors after 65 years at 256 Delaware Avenue.
Did you hear about the new stores coming to Crossgates Mall in 2023?
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train took its first ride since before the pandemic, making local stops on the way.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine conducted a study in 2020 that found that 63% of Americans were in favor of a fixed-time year-round.