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Toxic mold closes Corinth post office, relocation expected

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Toxic mold has forced the closure of the Post office in Corinth, and likely the operation will be moving to a new location and reopen prior to the Christmas rush, said town Supervisor Richard Lucia on Friday.

Video: Smart phone encounter after SPAC concert leads to charge

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A 24-year-old Schodack woman is claiming that she was wrongfully arrested after a state trooper knocked her smart phone out of her hand to stop her from recording an encounter after a traffic accident.

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The first race at Saratoga is always a special one

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As has become custom at Saratoga Race Course, the first race on the first day of the thoroughbred race meet is a big deal. It has just happened.

DA asks for public's help to fight violence, says office can keep witnesses safe

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Citing the 2008 stray bullet murder of 10-year-old Kathina Thomas in West Hill, District Attorney David Soares called on the public Friday to come forward with information to help authorities battle recent gun violence he said continues to…

Watervliet man admits to rape

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A 36-year-old Watervliet man pleaded guilty Friday in Albany County Supreme Court to having a sexual relationship with a child, according to the District Attorney's Office.

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Woman sought on forgery, drug charges

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State Police are seeking a woman who is wanted on forgery and drug charges in Troy and Albany.

Catherinethegreat wins the 100th running of the Schuylerville

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Catherinethegreat won the 100th running of the Grade III Schuylerville Stakes, a six-furlong run on the Saratoga Race Course's main track for 2-year-old fillies.

Drugged, wrong way driver pleads guilty

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ALBANY — A city man pleaded guilty to drugged driving on Friday, less than a month after he was arrested by University of Albany police for driving the wrong way on a campus road, prosecutors said.

2 killed, 2 injured in Warren County crash

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JOHNSBURG — Two people were killed when the car they were riding in flipped on South Johnsburg Road Thursday night near the Route 8 intersection, Warren County deputies said.

Man burned in Queensbury garage explosion

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A 30-year-old Queenbury man was badly burned when a motorcycle he was working on exploded inside a garage, according to the Warren County's Sheriff's Office.

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Churchill: After outrage, Home Depot reverses course, rehires Albany man

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Albany; Home Depot changed its mind about Maurice Rucker.

RPI awarded $1.4 million for advanced robotics project

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $1.4 million from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute to create an assembly system using robots with sensors.

Capital Region counties push for real-time data on opioid deaths, hospitalizations

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ALBANY — New state data published this week show that, outside of New York City, fewer people died from opioids in 2017 compared to 2016.

Amtrak Empire Corridor work on schedule

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Amtrak will move the rehabilitated Spuyten Duyvil rail bridge on the Empire Corridor back in place during the week of July 30, the passenger rail company's executive vice president and chief operating officer told reporters Friday.

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New York adopts updated vision for Adirondack High Peaks region

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ALBANY - The first major overhaul of the popular Adirondack High Peaks region in nearly 20 years has been green lit by state regulators.

Albany mayor's campaign fined $10,000

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ALBANY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan was slapped with a $10,000 fine as part of a settlement over allegations of her campaign taking excessive contributions, filing late reports and hosting a fundraiser with a raffle for theater tickets, according…

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Albany, Amsterdam pair accused of sex trafficking, assaulting teen victim

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Two Capital Region residents were charged in connection with sex trafficking of a 19-year-old woman who had been forced into prostitution after being lured from New York City, according to Amsterdam police.

Empire a win or a tie away from advancing to ArenaBowl

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Fans will be expected to do the math themselves. The Times Union Center scoreboard at the beginning of Saturday night's Arena Football League semifinal playoff game will read 0-0.

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Judge deliberating in 30-year-old fatal arson retrial

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TROY – The testimony by the prosecution's prime witness and by two fire investigation experts are the key pieces in the retrial of a murder and arson case that three decades ago saw a Lansingburgh man convicted in Rensselaer County Supreme…

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CDTA continues Mornings at Saratoga breakfast and tour

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The Capital District Transportation Authority is again offering Mornings at Saratoga this year, which involves breakfast on The Porch of the Clubhouse and tram tours of the stables.

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Review: City Ballet presents varied program of SPAC premieres

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – We've come to expect a lot from Justin Peck, New York City Ballet's resident choreographer, which is why his work can feel a little disappointing even when it's perfectly good. We want him to break ground all the time,…

Albany child killer draws 25 years

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ALBANY — A judge branded David Bridges a "monster" and "wolf let loose amidst the fold" Friday as he sentenced the Troy man to the maximum 25 years in prison for killing a 1-year-old baby.

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GE profit drops 30 percent as it continues trimming units

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NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. reported a sharp drop in second-quarter profit as the industrial giant continues its transformation into a slimmer company.

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Review: City Ballet stages emotional, visceral ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Given both the stylized form and the familiar content, it's almost surprising that Peter Martins' version of "Romeo and Juliet" packs such an emotional punch. Onstage Thursday afternoon at the Saratoga Performing Arts…

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And they're off! Fans flock through gates at Saratoga

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Before the horses run, the fans do.

SUNY Cobleskill team wins cattle judging competition

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A team from SUNY Cobleskill has won a prestigious dairy cattle judging competition.

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Pine Bush plans prescribed burn on Friday

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ALBANY — The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will conduct a prescribed fire on Friday at the end of Madison Avenue Extension, closing a trail for the day.