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Whitley signs with Rays

Whitley signs with Rays

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Niskayuna’s Garrett Whitley officially joined the Tampa Bay Rays franchise today, just more than three weeks after he was selected No. 13 overall in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
 
O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says
NEW YORK

O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.
 
Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape
ALBANY

Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The superintendent at the northern New York prison where two killers escaped three weeks ago and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave, officials said Tuesday.
 
Man accused of handgun threats, injuring Gloversville officer

Man accused of handgun threats, injuring Gloversville officer

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A South Glens Falls man was arrested in Gloversville last week after police say he threatened another man with a handgun and injured an arresting officer.
 
Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Police antagonized crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
 

Drug company proposes Glenville medical marijuana facility

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A New York City-based pharmaceutical company is looking to operate a medical marijuana facility at the Glenville Technology Park.
 
Christie says he's running in 2016 to 'change the world'

Christie says he's running in 2016 to 'change the world'

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepared Tuesday to launch his 2016 campaign for president, telling his most loyal supporters that he's ready to begin what he called a "noble" effort to "lead our country and to change the world."
 
Schenectady teen killed in Albany Street shooting
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady teen killed in Albany Street shooting

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The victim of last night's fatal shooting on Albany Street was identified this morning by his mother as a "good kid" who loved football and would have turned 20 next week.
 
Edinburg man killed in 'officer-involved' shooting
EDINBURG

Edinburg man killed in 'officer-involved' shooting

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A town of Edinburg man was shot by both Saratoga County sheriff's deputies and a state trooper after pointing a shotgun at them Monday night, Sheriff Michael H. Zurlo said.
 
‘Leap second’: Why June 30 will have one extra second

‘Leap second’: Why June 30 will have one extra second

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
On June 30, the world will receive a gift of time: a single, extra second known as a “leap second.”
 
Jack Carter, brash comic, dies at 93
LOS ANGELES

Jack Carter, brash comic, dies at 93

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said.
 
More overtime? Obama proposes broader coverage
WASHINGTON

More overtime? Obama proposes broader coverage

Monday, June 29, 2015
They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
 
Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a 1st

Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a 1st

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles.
 
Cool weather greets Schenectady pool's opening day
SCHENECTADY

Cool weather greets Schenectady pool's opening day

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Anxious to get in the water, 5-year-old Jason McDonald tore off his shirt and let it drop to the cement.
 
SCHENECTADY

Ex-con allegedly had fake money in Schenectady

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A man who spent time in prison for bank robbery is now accused of possessing counterfeit money, according to law enforcement authorities.
 
 

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