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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.
 
Update: Arrest made in Saratoga paint gun drive-by
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Update: Arrest made in Saratoga paint gun drive-by

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
City police say an intoxicated Garden City man shot a paint ball gun at a pedestrian as he drove through downtown early Sunday morning.
 
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18
WASHINGTON

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
President Barack Obama said this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane.
 
Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto
ALBANY

Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker said in June was a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who needed services or housing.
 
Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.
 
Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease
BUFFALO

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.
 
ALBANY

Gaming board to recommend casino sites at Dec. 17 meeting

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
The state Gaming Facility Location Board plans to announce sites it recommends for up to four casino licenses during a public meeting in Albany on Dec. 17.
 
Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief
WASHINGTON

Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.
 
'Today' looks to rebound from tough week
NEW YORK

'Today' looks to rebound from tough week

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
It's rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs.
 

Winter storm watch in effect for Capital Region

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Wednesday morning through Thanksgiving morning for all of eastern New York and western New England.
 
Romo rallies Cowboys past Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.

Romo rallies Cowboys past Giants

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Giants eliminated from NFC East race.
 
Union College applications rise
SCHENECTADY

Union College applications rise

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Hot off a national hockey championship, Union College has received a record number of early applications this year.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Saratoga police embrace body cameras

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Any courtroom defense Michael Cole might have mustered was undercut when prosecutors gave his attorney the footage taken as he fled police last winter.
 
COLONIE

Police: Woman, 88, ran over man, 66

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Police say they have located and identified the driver responsible for hitting and killing a 66-year-old pedestrian Friday night.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Man jailed over $94,240 child support tab

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
A Colonie man was arrested Friday after he allegedly failed to pay $94,240 in child support, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said.
 
 

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