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National Parks turn 100 and they're showing their age

National Parks turn 100 and they're showing their age

The National Park System is turning 100 - but the system faces a $12 billion maintenance shortfall that's left everything from bridges to restrooms in disrepair. Is there a way to fix it?

Former corrections officer facing prison time for part in bank robbery scheme

SCHENECTADY

Former corrections officer facing prison time for part in bank robbery scheme

A former state corrections officer is now facing possible state prison time himself after admitting Wednesday to taking part in an elaborate bank robbery scheme in Rotterdam that involved a phoned-in threat against a school.

Amsterdam police arrest three in drug operation

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam police arrest three in drug operation

The Amsterdam Police Dept. said Wednesday they arrested three men during an ongoing investigation into drug sales in the city.

Marriott hotel opens next week in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE

Marriott hotel opens next week in Lake George

A new six-story hotel in the heart of Lake George village will open next week, the first new hotel within the village boundaries in years - and it will be open year-round.

Glove City abandoning senior housing project

GLOVERSVILLE

Glove City abandoning senior housing project

The City of Gloversville and its partners are abandoning a plan to replace the Estee Middle School on North Main Street with affordable senior housing after three years of failed attempts to secure funding for the project.

Halfmoon woman accused of threatening to kill children

HALFMOON

Halfmoon woman accused of threatening to kill children

A Halfmoon woman is facing a host of charges after a domestic argument where she made direct threats to kill three children and threw a candle holder at a man, injuring him, authorities said.

Cohoes man arrested on charges of selling crack cocaine

HALFMOON

Cohoes man arrested on charges of selling crack cocaine

A Cohoes man has been arrested on charges of selling crack cocaine, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

DEC investigating bacteria levels at Lake George beach

LAKE GEORGE

DEC investigating bacteria levels at Lake George beach

Million Dollar Beach remains closed as DEC staff attempt to determine the cause of high bacteria levels

Mary Chapin Carpenter draws on her emotions

Mary Chapin Carpenter draws on her emotions

Songs with titles like “Map of My Heart” and “Hand On My Back” sound personal. They’re Mary Chapin Carpenter’s songs, from her new album.

Powerful earthquake in Italy kills at least 120, shatters towns

Powerful earthquake in Italy kills at least 120, shatters towns

A strong earthquake struck a mountainous stretch of central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people, trapping scores under debris and setting off tremors that awakened residents in Rome, nearly 100 miles to the southwest.

Even seasoned travelers leave money behind at TSA checkpoints

COLONIE

Even seasoned travelers leave money behind at TSA checkpoints

Even seasoned travelers leave loose change behind at TSA security checkpoints - you'd be surprised to know how much is left behind in a year at some of the larger airports.

Thanks to community, Wall That Heals arrives in Princetown

PRINCETOWN

Thanks to community, Wall That Heals arrives in Princetown

The Wall That Heals, a traveling 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., arrived in Princetown Wednesday morning, thanks to the tireless work of the community.

Mohawk Commons' Ruby Tuesday closes

NISKAYUNA

Mohawk Commons' Ruby Tuesday closes

Ruby Tuesday at Mohawk Commons in Niskayuna closed on August 15.

Explosions, gunfire reported near American University in Afghanistan

A powerful explosion was heard near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday evening, followed by sounds of heavy gunfire.

Milton couple charged with selling heroin

Milton couple charged with selling heroin

A town of Milton couple were arrested on drug charges Tuesday, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

Report: Flexible schedules reward dads, not moms

Report: Flexible schedules reward dads, not moms

Flexible schedules free workers from rigid hours, boosting their health and productivity. Or they kill collaboration. It depends on who you ask.

Chamber music group returning to Saratoga for 3 more seasons

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center gave its last concert of its third season Tuesday night at the Spa Little Theatre in an all-Russian program.

Federal prosecutors want maximum sentence for Safyre Terry's mother

Federal prosecutors want maximum sentence for Safyre Terry's mother

Calling her perjury “the most reprehensible imaginable,” federal prosecutors are asking the maximum of 15 years in federal prison be imposed on the biological mother of arson survivor Safyre Terry.

Million Dollar Beach closes again due to bacteria

LAKE GEORGE

Million Dollar Beach closes again due to bacteria

The DEC has again closed Million Dollar Beach, the most popular beach on Lake George, effective immediately due to coliform counts that exceed New York State Department of Health guidelines.

City man receives seven years in prison for assaulting toddler

SCHENECTADY

City man receives seven years in prison for assaulting toddler

Sterling Major, the city man who admitted to assaulting a toddler a year ago, resulting in the child suffering a broken leg and lacerated liver, received seven years in state prison at his sentencing Tuesday.

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