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AMSTERDAM

Man arrested in connection with March home invasion in Amsterdam


Authorities Tuesday arrested an Amsterdam man who was wanted in connection with a March home invasion.

Sheriffs urge early intervention, child abuse prevention

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Sheriffs urge early intervention, child abuse prevention

More voluntary home visit programs to help struggling young families would reduce child abuse and later reduce adolescent crime, members of the New York State Sheriff’s Association said Tuesday.

UAlbany president leaving for Illinois

ALBANY

UAlbany president leaving for Illinois

University at Albany President Robert Jones is leaving the Capital Region’s flagship public university in September to become chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Two die in Schenectady house fire

SCHENECTADY

Two die in Schenectady house fire

Two people died in a house fire in Mont Pleasant Tuesday morning.

Russia may face Olympics ban as doping scheme is confirmed

TORONTO

Russia may face Olympics ban as doping scheme is confirmed

The world’s leading anti-doping officials on Monday called for Russia to be barred from this summer’s Rio Games after a damning report confirmed a Russian whistleblower’s claims of government-ordered cheating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Delivery man heralded as China's 'Good Will Hunting' for math prowess

In the 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon's character, Will Hunting, is a janitor who solves a complex math problem, finds a British love interest and conquers his existential demons during the course of 126 Oscar-winning minutes.

Melania Trump’s speech similar to Michelle Obama’s 2008 address

CLEVELAND

Melania Trump’s speech similar to Michelle Obama’s 2008 address

Melania Trump earned praise for her speech on Monday at the opening night of the Republican National Convention, but her remarks almost immediately came under scrutiny when striking similarities were discovered between her speech and one delivered by Michelle Obama

Shen top sports program in state

Shen top sports program in state

Awarded for excellence across programs

Platek commits to North Carolina

Platek commits to North Carolina

Basketball star now in prep school

Man sentenced in Duanesburg crash that killed three

DUANESBURG

Man sentenced in Duanesburg crash that killed three

Raymond Young held up multiple pictures Monday morning trying to explain the devastation caused to his family by Joseph Duffy.

These greats were also (sorta) Mets

These greats were also (sorta) Mets

The roster of greats who played even just a little bit for Mets is impressive.

Schenectady train station project split in two

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady train station project split in two


The state Department of Transportation will split the downtown Amtrak station project into two contracts, seeking separate bids to demolish the current station next year and then build a new station in 2018.

Report: Major League Baseball official killed in Sloansville plane crash

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Report: Major League Baseball official killed in Sloansville plane crash

An official with Major League Baseball and her husband were identified Monday evening by the league as among the three people killed in Saturday’s small plane crash in Sloansville.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Approval granted to raze ‘Pink Palace’ in Saratoga


The city Planning Board has given final approval to plans to demolish the “Pink Palace” dormitory on Union Avenue and replace it with 26 condominium units.

MALTA

Malta likely to OK zone change for aquatic center


The Town Board appears ready to grant zoning approval for a proposed regional aquatic center on Route 67 near Northway Exit 12, but wants to make it part of a broader series of zoning changes in the area rather than a stand-alone project.

Van in fatal Colonie crash was stolen from pastor

COLONIE

Van in fatal Colonie crash was stolen from pastor


The teen who died in an early Sunday morning crash in Colonie did so while driving a minivan stolen from a pastor who lives in Schenectady and while fleeing from an attempted traffic stop in the city, authorities said Monday.

Petition seeks to return Glenville magician to 'Talent' show

GLENVILLE

Petition seeks to return Glenville magician to 'Talent' show


A local magician is hoping to make his way back onto the stage of the TV show “America’s Got Talent” with help from fans.

PRINCETOWN

Couple spots bear in road in Princetown


A Mariaville couple spotted a bear headed into the woods near the Plotterkill Fire Department on Tuesday morning.

Police: Baton Rouge officers 'targeted and assassinated'

BATON ROUGE, La.

Police: Baton Rouge officers 'targeted and assassinated'

Police said the gunman would have kept killing more law enforcement officers if he was not fatally shot.

State tax cap to remain under 1 percent in 2017

State tax cap to remain under 1 percent in 2017

In 2017, property owners in New York state won't see a jump in taxes that exceeds 0.67 percent.

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