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Niskayuna thumb drive investigation results in felony plea

SCHENECTADY

Niskayuna thumb drive investigation results in felony plea

One of two former Niskayuna High School students arrested in connection with images on a thumb drive found hidden inside a book at the school last year admitted Thursday to an unrelated felony that sprang from the initial case.

NYRA on track for Saratoga modernizations

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA on track for Saratoga modernizations

On the eve of the Travers Stakes, plans for a new luxury clubhouse and other modernizations at historic Saratoga Race Course are a step closer to reality.

Gloversville may soon feel parking squeeze

GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville may soon feel parking squeeze

Gloversville city officials will be seeking ways to increase collection rates on parking tickets after a state audit found their current rate of collection to be lacking.

Amsterdam ‘clubhouse’ opens to battle heroin epidemic

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam ‘clubhouse’ opens to battle heroin epidemic

The first of seven state-funded “clubhouses” for substance abuse prevention and recovery opened in Amsterdam on Thursday.

DEC to keep Lake George beaches closed until further notice

LAKE GEORGE

DEC to keep Lake George beaches closed until further notice

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will keep Million Dollar Beach and Dog Beach closed until all potential sources of bacterial contamination are fully assessed, DEC announced late today.

Police: woman's blood alcohol content four times over legal limit

CLIFTON PARK

Police: woman's blood alcohol content four times over legal limit

A Clifton Park woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on August 24 when police discovered her blood alcohol content was .34 percent, over four times the legal limit.

Over 100 pay respect at Wall That Heals opening ceremony

PRINCETOWN

Over 100 pay respect at Wall That Heals opening ceremony

The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., had its opening ceremony on Thursday in Princetown and about 100 people turned out to welcome the wall and pay their respects to the fallen soldiers.

HALFMOON

Mechanicville man dies in Halfmoon crash

A Mechanicville man died Wednesday afternoon after his car went off Pruyn Hill Road, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

Clinton to paint ominous portrait of Trump’s links to ‘alt-right’

Clinton to paint ominous portrait of Trump’s links to ‘alt-right’

Hillary Clinton plans to deliver a major address on Thursday denouncing Donald Trump’s embrace of the “alt-right” political philosophy, presenting his choice as an especially ominous turn in a presidential election full of them.

Homeless shelters fall short in staff trained to administer heroin antidote

NEW YORK

Homeless shelters fall short in staff trained to administer heroin antidote

An antidote for a heroin overdose is as easy to buy in New York City pharmacies as a bottle of aspirin.

More evidence that soda taxes cut soda drinking

More evidence that soda taxes cut soda drinking

It may seem obvious that taxing sugary drinks causes people to drink less of them. But that is actually controversial.

Last shot at EpiPen profits ends in Mylan monopoly

Last shot at EpiPen profits ends in Mylan monopoly

In 2012, the company behind the EpiPen settled a lawsuit by agreeing to allow a generic competitor into the market in 2015, potentially cutting into a big part of its business.

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

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