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SCHENECTADY

Rotterdam police officer arrested in Schenectady

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
A Rotterdam police officer has been arrested in Schenectady related to an apparent domestic incident, and is accused of assaulting the Schenectady officer who responded to the call, authorities said.
 
History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver
DENVER

History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday, with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.
 
Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished
WASHINGTON

Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.
 
Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms
DALLAS

Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with Ebola or someone close to him, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday.
 
Wing Walk in Schenectady tonight
SCHENECTADY

Wing Walk in Schenectady tonight

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
How do peanut butter and jelly chicken wings sound? How about wings made with fresh-brewed Mad Jack beer washed down with Mad Jack beer?
 
ROCHESTER

Eastman Kodak cutting 70 jobs in Rochester area

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Eastman Kodak says it will cut 70 jobs at its Rochester-area operations as it transitions to a smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing.
 

10 things to know for Thursday

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
 
Local hospitals ready if Ebola reaches region
CAPITAL REGION

Local hospitals ready if Ebola reaches region

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Although federal officials are confident the first appearance on U.S. soil of the potentially fatal Ebola virus will be “stopped in its tracks” in Dallas, Capital Region hospitals — along with health and travel officials across the nation — are prepared for the possibility someone could unknowingly bring the infection to their own area code.
 
COLONIE

Drugmaker to create 115 jobs at new Colonie facility

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
A producer of specialty pharmaceutical drugs has opened a new 10,000-square-foot facility in Colonie and expects to create 115 high-paying jobs in the coming year.
 
GLENVILLE

Glenville looks to rezone area near proposed casino

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
The town of Glenville is considering changing the zoning of 18 properties on lower Freemans Bridge Road and lower Maple Avenue from research, development and technology — a zone which allows for manufacturing as well as adult entertainment — to general business.
 

U.S. sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
WASHINGTON — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even its closest allies” and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians.
 

Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva captured

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Military special forces grabbed alleged cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva during a lightning raid at a restaurant Wednesday, the latest in a string of high-profile drug arrests in the country.
 
Rape suspect caught after Skidmore sends alert
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Rape suspect caught after Skidmore sends alert

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Two alert students helped in the apprehension of a Rensselaer County rape suspect who was arrested on the grounds of Skidmore College Wednesday morning.
 
Heating oil spills on Schenectady street
SCHENECTADY

Heating oil spills on Schenectady street

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
A man transporting as much as 100 gallons of home heating oil by pickup truck in bag-lined garbage cans spilled much of that cargo onto Brandywine Avenue Wednesday evening, authorities said.
 
3-percent tax hike in proposed Schenectady budget
SCHENECTADY

3-percent tax hike in proposed Schenectady budget

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Mayor Gary McCarthy wants to spend $1 million more on the Schenectady Police Department and raise taxes by 3 percent, he said Wednesday in his annual city budget presentation.
 
 

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