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When will recreational marijuana be legal in New York?

On Monday, the State Health Commissioner recommended that a regulated, legal marijuana program be available to adults in New York State. Dr. Howard Zucker says the pros of legalizing the drug now outweigh the cons.

WKBW-TV - 2018-06-18 17:44:54

This condition will now qualify you for medical marijuana

"The opioid epidemic in New York State is an unprecedented crisis, and it is critical to ensure that providers have as many option as possible to treat patients in the most effective way," said New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker.

WKBW-TV - 2018-06-18 17:12:51

Albany police officer injured in dirt bike arrest

District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that JAHQUEL ROBERTSON, 22, of Albany, pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, and Count of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Alba

TIMES UNION - 2018-06-18 14:40:54

More officers on the streets following recent violence in Albany

To put this in perspective, the city averages 35 per year. If the trend continues, that number could significantly go up.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-06-19 20:14:17

Two die in Tuesday crash in Schoharie County

Two passengers in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, troopers said.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-06-19 00:00:00

Stolen Gun Seized Following Traffic Stop on TSP - Hudson Valley News Network

EAST FISHKILL –Troopers from the Stormville barracks arrested Charece Y. Boatwright, age 29, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and Anthony C. Jackson, age 25, of Bronx, New York, on June 14, 2018, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class D felony, Criminal Possession of a Firear


Guilderland middle school on lockout after bear sighting

School officials in Guilderland initiated a lockout at Farnsworth Middle School just after 1 p.m. after a bear was spotted in the area.School officials in Guilderland initiated a lockout at Farnsworth Middle School just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday after a bear was spotted on school grounds.The Guilderla

TIMES UNION - 2018-06-19 18:26:28

2 dead, 1 injured in Schoharie County crash

The teenage driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with injuries. Two passengers, who have also not yet been identified, died at the scene, troopers said.

TIMES UNION - 2018-06-19 18:45:45

Helicopter work on the Corning Tower causing road closures

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Drivers in downtown Albany should take note, and keep an eye on the sky, as work on the Corning Tower will cause a number of road closures and parking restrictions for several hours Sunday.


Police: Clinton Ave. shooting under investigation

A 32-year-old man had a cut to the head, the result of a gunshot wound, said Officer Steve Smith. The injury was not life threatening and he was treated at Albany Medical Center.


N.Y. Assembly passes single-payer health care

— ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system.The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure last week for the fourth year in a row.Passage of the legislation is largely symbolic, however. The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up


Troy River Fest brings thousands downtown

Guests were able to enjoy a variety of different activities at the six-hour festival. Event-goers were able to enjoy everything from face painting, to fresh-pressed lemonade and street eats, to live music and more.


Accused Saratoga Smashburger burglar arrested in three more break-ins

William J. Hoffay, 44, of Averill Park, is now accused of breaking into three businesses along Route 50 in the Town of Ballston April 5 and committing crimes once inside, state police said.


Terrell's run leads Vermont to 6-2 win over Tri-City

With the score tied 2-2 in the eighth, the Lake Monsters took the lead for good when Payton Squier hit an RBI triple, scoring Adrian Spitz.


Albany fire routs 11 residents

The Red Cross said it provided financial assistance for shelter, food and clothing to seven adults and three children, ages 4, 8, and 15.


Albany street renamed for 'instrumental' community figure

Abby Brace-Castillo, left, reacts after a unveiling of a street sign at the intersection of Henry Johnson Blvd and Clinton Avenue in memory of her grandmother, community figure Abbie Lee Brace who died in 2006,... more


Pittsfield Warns of Increased Tickborne Illnesses

"While we have traditionally shared information about tickborne illness prevention, we ramped up our efforts this year due to an increase in cases related to tick bites. We want residents to be diligent about personal protection, safeguarding their pets, and minimizing tick habitats," said Health Di


Helicopter lifting materials onto Corning Tower leads to road closures

The Corning Tower on the Empire State Plaza on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (John Carl D'Annibale/Times Union archive)


Chester’s Smokehouse is closed

Chester’s Smokehouse in Albany, which endured atwo-year gestationbeforefinally openingin late June 2015, closed abruptly this week. There is a closed sign on the door (below), and the business’ Facebook pageconfirms the sudden developmentbut does not give a reason.


New York News: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo About the Charter/Spectrum Situation | STL.News

“The situation with Charter/Spectrum violating the conditions under which it was approved to operate in New York State is very serious. The PSC should not back down to a media giant that has abused the people of the state in violation of its obligation to build out our broadband system. Access to