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2 hrs ago | FOX23

Dangerous social media challenge growing in popularity

The fire challenge is growing in popularity among teenagers. The stunt involves two items: liter fluid and a flame.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Albany, NY

7 hrs ago | FOX23

Albany Co. ranks 11 in DWI convictions through NYS

Albany County has one of the strictest penalties when it comes to drinking and driving but the District Attorney's Office says they rank number 11 in the state for DWI Convictions.

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11 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Sheriff: Kids around during heroin deals

A brazen crew of heroin dealers charged in a large-scale drug bust Thursday prepared their deadly product around young children playing with toys, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Kids, Colonie, NY

15 hrs ago | WGY-AM Albany

Huge heroin bust in Albany County

It's being called the largest heroin bust in the history of the Albany County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs

18 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Bakken Rail Bet on a Feeling Pays Off for Global's Slifka

When Eric Slifka landed in North Dakota 's Bakken shale field three years ago, he says he was overcome by "this feeling of a lot of growth.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Canada

22 hrs ago | WHEC-TV Rochester

NY applications open for $20M land bank funding

The New York Attorney General's Office says it will take applications to help Land Banks restore abandoned properties with up to $20 million.

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Related Topix: New York, Schenectady, NY, Niagara County, NY, Broome County, NY, Syracuse, NY

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Albany Times Union

Coeymans man pleads not guilty in mother's death

A Coeymans man pleaded not guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the strangulation death of his mother, according to the Albany County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Coeymans, NY, Violent Crime

FOX23

Kicking off smoking cessation initiative in Albany County

The New York State smoking rate among adults has fallen to an all-time low over the past 10 years, although according to officials the same does not hold true when it comes to people with mental illness.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Albany Times Union

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is again extending the public comment period on a proposal by an oil terminal operator at the Port of Albany to build a facility that would heat crude oil for shipment, the agency said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Weather

FOX23

New hotline introduced for residents near rail line

A new helpline has been established for people who live near the Port of Albany and the city's rail facilities for when the smell becomes too overwhelming.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY

Albany Times Union

Guilty verdict in attack on woman

An Albany County jury Wednesday found Francisco Rosario , 20, of Albany guilty of felony and misdemeanor assault charges, prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY

Albany Times Union

The fate of 23 would-be judicial delegates and alternates loyal to Albany Family Court Judge Margaret "Peggy" Walsh appears to hang on a legal technicality.

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Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas

WTEN-TV Albany

Man pleads guilty to DWAI charge

On June 13 around 10:50 p.m., Humik crashed a motor vehicle on the ramp from Alternate Route 7 to Route 9 in the Town of Colonie while his ability was impaired by drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Albany Times Union

Greulich's owners owe unpaid taxes

Exterior of Greulich's Market on Monday morning, July 28, 2014 in Guilderland N.Y. The owners of the recently closed Greulich's Market owe about $15,000 in taxes, according to tax records at the town of Guilderland.

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Related Topix: Guilderland, NY

Business Journal

Manager of new Albany convention center will be familiar name

Officials in charge of the new $66.5 million convention center that will be built in downtown Albany, New York are moving quickly to finalize a contract with SMG to book events, saying the timing is critical to line up trade shows, conventions and corporate meetings.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY

Albany Times Union

Editorial: Speed rail safety

Worker are seen by damaged tanker cars Tuesday, July 16, 2013, as work continues at the crash site of the train derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Boat Disaster, Canada, Albany, NY, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

FOX23

Large tree crashes on Watervilet home during storm

A Watervilet home damaged when a large tree crashing down on it, cracking walls and dousing the house with water.

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Related Topix: Watervliet, NY

Albany Times Union

NYSUT fires back at tenure

As they said they would , a group led by former CNN reporter Campbell Brown has filed a lawsuit challenging New York State's tenure laws.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Albany Times Union

NYSUT fires back at tenure

As they said they would , a group led by former CNN reporter Campbell Brown has filed a lawsuit challenging New York State's tenure laws.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

WTEN-TV Albany

Tree falls on home in Watervliet during storm

An extremely large tree came crashing down on a Watervliet home, cracking walls and dousing the house with water.

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