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Man wanted in connection to deadly Father's Day shooting in Albany, in custody

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A man is now in custody in connection to a deadly shooting on Father's Day. Richard Duckett, 20 years old, was arraigned at Albany County Jail on second degree murder and felony weapons charges. He will be brought to Albany County Court at 8:30 a.m. for an appearance with a j

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-21 10:25:53

Trucks destroyed in Voorheesville explosion, students defend transgender teens on school bus, charges in crash with cyclist, significant downtown Albany resident project facing redesign

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says an explosion at a state Department of Transportation site in Voorheesville Friday morning destroyed three dump trucks worth an estimated $500k. Neighbors reported hearing multiple explosions. The cause hasn't been determined, but investigators are calling it s

ALLOVERALBANY.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Schenectady smoking ban outside municipal buildings gains support

SCHENECTADY- City Councilman Ed Kosiur recounted driving by the high school earlier this week and seeing students and some staff smoking across the street in front of homes where the sidewalk was littered with hundreds of cigarette butts. Kosiur described the scene as he discussed the city's latest

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-21 14:15:13

Attorney: Final San Francisco plane crash lawsuit settled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago - killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others - reached a settlement Thursday with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the last pending lawsuit in the U.S

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-22 00:45:44

Man accused of strangling grandmother with towel arraigned

FORT ANN, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A man accused of killing his grandmother has been arraigned in Washington County Court. Kevin Gonyea is accused of strangling his grandmother Leona Twiss to death in July. He was indicted in Kingsbury Town Court and arraigned on Thursday. His wife Melissa was also arraigned

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-21 21:07:05

Teens accused in Mechanicville killing plead not guilty

The teens accused of killing 19-year-old David J. Feliciano at Feliciano's Mechanicville home last month pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday afternoon. Nikolai M. Mavashev, 19, of Mechanicville, and Joseph Broscko, 16, of Clifton Park were both charged with second-degree murder. Saratoga

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-22 13:47:32

Teens arraigned in Mechanicville homicide

Nikolai Mavashev (left) and Joseph Broscko Jr. Photographer: Provided BALLSTON SPA- Nikolai Mavashev and Joseph Broscko, both teenagers who are facing murder charges after killing another teenager last month, were arraigned Friday in Saratoga County Court. Mavashev, 19, of Halfmoon, and Broscko, 17,

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Houseplants are making a comeback as home decor

One of Tess Palma-Martinez's favorite plants is older than she is. It is a tropical schefflera, sometimes called the umbrella plant, given to her grandmother as an office-warming present in 1976. When it grew to be 10 feet tall and unwieldy to care for along with her grandmother's other plants, she

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-22 14:24:15

Ben Stiller gives moving portrait of angst

Ben Stiller and Jenna Fischer in a scene from "Brad's Status." Photographer: Tribune News Service A downbeat, naturalistic and admirably adult dramatic comedy, "Brad's Status" is the story of a bright man who devotes most of his intellectual energy to pessimism and melancholy. He's not a loser, but

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Here's what to do with all those late-season tomatoes

Katie Doyle, food educator, shows yellow sauce, heirloom beefsteak, and green tomatoes at Capital Roots in Troy. Photographer: MARC SCHULTZ Big red on the vine means big taste in the kitchen. Tomatoes continue to be ripened by the sun long into summer, giving Capital Region residents many opportunit

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Forum kicks off Think Differently initiative

TROY, N.Y. >> Local political and community leaders came together Friday for the Think Differently community forum at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in downtown Troy. Think Differently is about accommodating people with special needs, and they're ready to take their effort public. More than a

TROY RECORD - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

100 years ago in The Record: Sept. 22

Fifty-five Troy men who form the second wave of draftees to depart for the Camp Devens training facility in Ayer MA "got a real personal farewell" this morning, the Sunday Budget reports. The soldiers comprise 40% of the first cohort of draftees to be cleared for military service following the July

TROY RECORD - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Cohoes city taxes to remain flat in 2018, mayor says

COHOES - The city's property taxes will remain flat for a second consecutive year under the 2018 budget proposal submitted by Mayor Shawn Morse. The proposed $19.3 million budget for 2018 is up $600,000 over the 2017 budget of $18.7 million. A 1.7 percent expansion in the city tax base, the mayor sa

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-22 12:37:27

Troy homecoming queen crowning is Friday

The crowning of the Troy High Homecoming Queen will take place at halftime at the Troy vs. Bethlehem varsity football game on Friday. Arianna Judge, Class of 2016, will tap and crown the new queen. The candidates: Katie Agan is the daughter of Sue and Rob Agan. She is president of Troy's National Ho

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-21 21:12:07

Troy Hispanic community mounting hurricane relief effort

TROY, N.Y. >> Gabriel Lozada estimates that as many as 85 percent of the city's Hispanic community has friends or family in Puerto Rico, so when Hurricane Maria tore across the Caribbean island earlier this week, leaving unprecedented devastation in its wake, the local community was equally devastat

TROY RECORD - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Your guide to picking apples in Capital Region

Annabelle Lothrop, 5, picks apples at Riverview Orchards. Photographer: ERICA MILLER It may be hard to sell a blemished apple in a supermarket, but "you can sell a tasteless one," British author Elspeth Huxley once tartly observed, "provided it is shiny, smooth, even, uniform and bright." You, frien

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Watervliet begins work on annual budget

WATERVLIET, N.Y. >> City officials have officially started the budget process for next year. The officials hosted the first budget workshop Thursday night in the senior center. The budget workshops do not necessarily project final figures since items within the proposed budget can change from now un

TROY RECORD - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

State Water Quality Council to address PFOA, other contaminants

ALBANY - All 12 members of a new state Drinking Water Quality Council have been named, with the group set to hold its first meeting on Oct. 2 on Long Island as it considers maximum contaminant levels for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other chemicals that have contaminated water in some corners o

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-22 15:21:30

Hoosick Falls seniors help renovate place special to them

"In school everyone would be like, 'are you going to the youth center?' Like, 'let's all meet at the youth center,' and that's where everyone would go," said Darian Morgan, senior. Since this senior class outgrew it, the number of programs declined, the gym was closed down, and since January, there'

WNYT - 2017-09-22 01:08:00

The making of a cider doughnut

The process to make apple cider doughnuts at Fo'Castle Farms in Burnt Hills. Photographer: MARC SCHULTZ As the leaves change and temperatures fall, a familiar urge takes hold that few Capital Region residents can ignore: a craving for apple cider doughnuts. The puffed up, sugared, cider-sweet treats

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00