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Albany police investigating rap concert stabbing

A rap concert was cut short after a stabbing at the Capital Center in Albany. Cell phone footage from the scene was released, showing an attack. Police say a 19-year-old man was tabbed in the neck and a second victim was hit over the head with a chair. Both victims were taken to Albany Medical Cente



…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING… The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a High Wind Watch, which is in effect from Sunday evening through Monday evening.


Event connects vets with helpful services, agencies

NASSAU, N.Y. — Former army Capt. Jake Ashby has a loving wife and supportive family, but still had difficulty reintegrating into civilian life following combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Eastport-South Manor's Adam Busiello reaches record sixth state wrestling final

ALBANY — Top-seeded Adam Busiello of Eastport-South Manor became the first wrestler in state history to advance to his sixth state final, earning a pin at 1:33 over Lindehhurst's Ryan Meisner Lindenhurst in the state Division I semifinals at 138 pounds.


New New York? Lawmaker Proposes Turning NYC, Long Island Into Its Own State

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — For New Yorkers living north of the five boroughs and Long Island, a trip to the city could someday turn into a trip into another state if one lawmaker gets her way.


CBS 6 Investigates: Why the Capital Region is attracting sex traffickers

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) Tonight, a federal agent explains why Albany is attracting sex traffickers. Right now, federal authorities are working sex trafficking cases right under our noses in the Capital Region.


Albany man guilty of manslaughter in stabbing death

ALBANY - A jury has found an Albany man guilty of manslaughter in the July stabbing death of Rashaun Byrd. Lahquann Grady, 21, stabbed Byrd twice in the chest with a kitchen knife back on July 5 in an Orange Street apartment.


5 Democratic governors head to DC to fight tax overhaul

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Democratic governors of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon and Illinois are teaming up to fight a provision in the 2017 federal tax overhaul that they say is hurting their economies.


Man accused of thefts from Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

MENANDS, N.Y. (WRGB) - A man has been arrested, accused of stealing bags of empty bottles of cans from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands. Surveillance video from this past Sunday shows a maroon pickup truck speed up, the driver gets out and throw the bag in the back.


NY Couple Married For 70 Years Pass Away Hours Apart

Do you believe in love? Maybe after hearing about Warren Chapple and his wife Joan Chapple you will. Warren Chapple was 92 and his wife Joan Chapple was 87. They had been married for 70 years. CNY Central reports that they passed away within hours of each other.


Four area wrestlers advance to state semis

Four of the area’s nine participants recorded two wins to reach the semifinals after day one of the NYSPHSAA Division II wrestling championships on Friday at Albany’s Times Union Center.


Albany Airport firefighter continues to road to recovery

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - It has been two weeks since a local family's lives changed forever. Albany Airport firefighter Josh Woodward has the entire Capital Region behind him as he continues a medical battle that has already defied the odds.


Big budget Hollywood increasingly filming in Capital Region

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Capital Region is seeing a boom when it comes to its film industry. Big names in entertainment are coming to the Capital Region bringing big money to its cities. But it’s the film industry that’s not only adding to the economy but showcasing Upstate New York.


Albany murder-free so far in 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Three months, zero killings. Albany is experiencing a newfound period of peace. But people affected by previous deaths aren't all at peace yet. Theresa Soto owns the Betty Boop diner, which was part of the crime scene where Tyson Williams was shot and killed in November. Two me


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Cuomo: Amazon Backing Out ‘The Greatest Tragedy I Have Seen Since I Have Been In Government’

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sounding off on Amazon‘s backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City. “What happened is the greatest tragedy that I have seen since I have been in government,” Cuomo said. He told WAMC radio that he was beyond annoy


Governor Cuomo proposes to expand plastic bottle deposits

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Governor Cuomo wants to expand the "Bottle Bill" to include deposits on bottles such as sports drinks and teas, but the New York State Association of Counties said it’s glass bottles that need to be incorporated into the legislation.


Cuomo, Center for Law and Justice: Limit Spread of Mug Shots for Pro­tection

For many years Dr. Alice Green, executive director at the Center for Law and Justice in Albany, has spoken out against the common practice of law enforcement agencies releasing booking, or mugshot photos after an individual's arrest.


Thruway, highway bans beginning Sunday for empty tandems, tractor trailers

Albany, N.Y. – Beginning Sunday morning, empty tractor trailers and tandems will be banned from portions of the New York State Thruway. The ban begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. High winds have been forecasted, with some gusts expected to be near 70 miles per hour in our area.


Mike Long Steps Down as NY State Conservative Party Chairman

A political earthquake in New York State came last week in Albany when legendary NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long announced his retirement. Long, 78, has served as chairman for 30 years. “I am fully aware that the fight for Conservative values carries on and that many battles remain, but I