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Briggs sentenced to 30 to life for killing Schenectady ex-nun
SCHENECTADY

Briggs sentenced to 30 to life for killing Schenectady ex-nun

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Michael Briggs, the man who admitted killing former nun Mary Greco, was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday.
 
NISKAYUNA

Union, Niskayuna school district reach terms

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education approved an agreement with the union representing the district’s support staff Thursday that will gradually bring bus drivers back onto the local payroll after outsourcing transportation just over a year ago.
 
SYRACUSE

Syracuse survives Villanova in 2OT, 27-26

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Orange stop two-point conversion.
 
Horse deaths have officials concerned
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Horse deaths have officials concerned

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
A rash of equine fatalities on Saratoga Race Course grounds over a recent five-day period has prompted state racing officials to look closer at the deaths and consider some new safety steps to go with measures already being developed.
 
Longtime Schenectady bike dealer to add 2 stores
SCHENECTADY

Longtime Schenectady bike dealer to add 2 stores

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
The owner of a longtime Schenectady bike shop is opening two more stores in the region, doubling his retail outlets to four in a move that will give new life to two historic buildings.
 
HALFMOON

Dirt biker rescued after getting stuck in Halfmoon quarry

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
A dirt biker was being treated late Friday for injuries sustained when he became stuck in a Halfmoon mud pit.
 

Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
McALLEN, Texas — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady officer bitten by dog during chase

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
One officer was bitten in the hand by a dog while chasing a man who fled a city-owned property Thursday, police said.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Local schools: Better late than never for pre-K funds

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Several local school districts and one community organization received funding about a week ago for full-day pre-kindergarten, leaving little time for district officials to purchase supplies, hire teachers and find classroom space by the first week of September.
 
GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE

Ring of Fire Sunday along Great Sacandaga Lake

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
The Ring of Fire — where property owners light bonfires around the Great Sacandaga Lake — has been an end-of-season ritual since 1988 and on Sunday night, that tradition will continue.
 
Critics say NY oil trains are polluting air
ALBANY

Critics say NY oil trains are polluting air

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
A coalition of environmental groups says oil trains are making people in Albany sick, and they're asking state regulators to investigate
 
Last call for horse racing announcer Tom Durkin
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Last call for horse racing announcer Tom Durkin

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
It's last call for Tom Durkin.
 
Philly museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton
PHILADELPHIA

Philly museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
 
Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip.
 
Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition'
NEW YORK

Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition'

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
 
 

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