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NYSP arrests man accused of driving vehicle without license plates

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - New York State Police arrested a man they say was driving a vehicle without any license plates. Police say during the traffic stop, Allen Jordan, 25, gave troopers a fictitious Texas Temporary Registration. Jordan also had a suspended driver's license.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Rensselaer County legislator accused of drunk driving

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Another local lawmaker has been charged with drunk driving. Rensselaer County legislator Dan Casale is now added to the list of local leaders accused of breaking the DWI law.


Police: Troy man had 5 pounds of marijuana in car

A Troy man is facing charges, after investigators say they found five pounds of marijuana in his car. David LeBlanc, 25, was busted during a traffic stop in Albany.


Police responding to Broadway and Clinton Ave after pedestrian hit by vehicle

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Albany Police are currently responding after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Clinton Avenue Thursday morning. Police say the pedestrian was taken to Albany Medical Center. No word on the pedestrian's condition.


Ashby to host veterans resource fair in Rensselaer County

NASSAU, N.Y. — Giving back to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given us so much in return is something that is important to many people. This Saturday, Feb. 23, Assemblyman Jake Ashby, himself also a veteran, is hosting a free Veterans Resource Fair.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Rensselaer County officials issue update on response to storm

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. — Troy Mayor Patrick Madden and Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin issued an update Tuesday afternoon on preparations and the ongoing response to inclement winter weather impacting the Capital Region.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Massachusetts residents arrested in Vermont drug raid

ST. ALBANS, VT. — Four Springfield, Massachusetts residents are facing criminal charges after St. Albans police found about 170 bags of heroin and 18.5 grams of crack cocaine during a court-ordered raid, authorities in Vermont said.


Albany County jury hears closing arguments in deadly stabbing

Lahquann Grady from Albany is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Rashaun Byrd in July, last year. An Albany County jury heard closing arguments in his case on Wednesday afternoon.


Capital Region Leaders Take Aim At AIM

As budget season heats up in Albany, a bipartisan group of Capital Region lawmakers and county leaders gathered across the river from the capitol today to pressure New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over local aid.


String of break-ins reported in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK (WRGB) – The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to lock their car and house doors, as they investigate a string of break-ins in Clifton Park. Authorities say the break-ins have been reported over the past two weekends, overnight, in three neighborhoods – Clifton Knolls, C


Hearing postponed in Troy animal abuse case

A Troy couple facing more than a dozen charges of animal abuse is due back in court next month. David and Michelle Hempstead were back in court Thursday morning to have their hearing postponed.


Clifton Park teen charged for stealing phone

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — A Clifton Park teen has been charged with third-degree robbery for allegedly taking a phone from a 16-year-old girl. Police say Brian P. Jackson, 17, met with the girl at 1010 Route 146 in Clifton Park to sell vape pods.


West Sand Lake couple married for 70 years pass away hours apart

WEST SAND LAKE, N.Y. (WRGB) - A West Sand Lake couple made a lifetime commitment to each other right up to the very end. Warren Chapple was 92. His wife, Joan Chapple, was 87. They had been married for 70 years and passed away within hours of each other earlier this week.


Man acquitted in 2016 Schenectady murder faces new drug, weapons counts

SCHENECTADY -- A man acquitted two years ago in a drug-related Schenectady murder case is now facing drug and weapons charges, records show. Arsheen Montgomery, 25, was arrested earlier this month after he was found in possession of a stolen handgun and cocaine earlier this month, according to court


These are the 35 best steakhouses in Upstate NY, ranked for 2019

A perfectly cooked cut of steak is a piece of heaven on Earth, and in Upstate New York, you have your pick of some amazing places to find it. Below, you can find the 35 best steakhouses from Albany to Buffalo, from the Adirondacks to the Hudson Valley. These restaurants include everything from tradi


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


Lady Braves advance to semis

CROPSEYVILLE — For the second time in as many games, the Fonda-Fultonville girls basketball team upset a higher-seeded team Wednesday. The 13th-seeded Lady Braves posted a 55-39 victory over fifth-seeded Schalmont in the Section II Class B quarterfinals at Tamarac High School.