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Section II Basketball Tournaments: Area hoop teams set for sectionals

While Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville and Gloversville are idle after receiving first-round byes in the respective brackets, seven local boys basketball teams will begin their quest for sectional championships this week.


Police: Man displayed firearm, menaced victim outside mall

GUILDERLAND -- An Albany man is charged with menacing after an incident outside Crossgates Mall Saturday afternoon. Guilderland police received a call shortly before 2 p.m., from a person alleging that a male known to him had displayed a handgun in a threatening manner while in the parking lot.


No license needed to fish in New York this weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The first of a series of free fishing days are scheduled this weekend across New York state with no license necessary. The Department of Environmental Conservation says anyone can fish without buying a license on Saturday and Sunday. Other free fishing days are scheduled at the e


School resource officers helping keep Saratoga County schools safe

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (WRGB) - His colleagues call him Deputy Muller. At Shenendehowa High School East, he's just known as Eric. He's one of the two school resource officers that oversee Shenendehowa High School and its surrounding middle and elementary schools. He says when the county started the scho


Saratoga County man accused of trying to kill girlfriend says 'ask her' when questioned about his role

MILTON - Stephen Lerario says prosecutors are treating him unfairly in his attempted murder case by recording his phone calls from jail and using them against him. "You can't get a fair shake around here," said the 42-year-old inmate.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


Capital Region lawmakers react to Amazon dropping NYC plans

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - "Projects like this only come around once every 100 years and unfortunately we lost it," said Cohoes Assemblyman John McDonald. McDonald says Amazon's decision to cancel plans for a new headquarters in New York is a huge disappointment.


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


Wintry weather may be to blame for deadly Saratoga County crash

MOREAU - The wintry weather may have played a factor in a deadly Saratoga County crash. State police say a man was killed in a crash on Route 9 in Moreau. Police say 23-year-old Caleb Lawrence was driving when he lost control and hit a tree stump.


NYC Plans Budget for 2020

New York, NY – New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio cautiosly has plans a budget for 2020 as finances face. headwinds in New York and across the country. In planning for the next fiscal year, we are facing new realities and tough choices. The economy is slowing and Washington and Albany are looking


Snowstorm prompts closure of Saratoga County offices

Saratoga County offices closed early Tuesday, due to heavy snowfall. The county announced Tuesday afternoon that all offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, would close at 1:30 p.m.


Computer repair leads to child porn, weapons charges

A Rotterdam man is facing child pornography and weapons charges after a disturbing discovery was made on his computer. Chandler Whittaker, 23, brought his laptop to Computer Repair and Technologies in Rotterdam. But employees at the store called police when they found what appeared to be child porno


Influential NY legislative caucus meets in Albany

ALBANY — One of the New York state Legislature's most influential caucuses is holding its annual meeting. Members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus will meet in Albany through Sunday.


Records detail Rikers inmates troubles at Albany County jail

ALBANY — The allegations were unlike any that have been leveled against officers at the Albany County Correctional Facility. Four men, who were transferred to the facility last year from New York City's Rikers Island, filed a federal lawsuit in late December claiming they had been taunted, beaten, s


Alleged church thief caught on video, freed by judge

COLONIE - You would think that when a person is caught red-handed on surveillance tape robbing a church, admits to police he did it and is arrested while holding some of the $1,600 allegedly stolen from the church, the case would result in a slam dunk conviction. However, that's not what happened th


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


Study: Saratoga County 2nd most paycheck friendly county in New York

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. — Saratoga County was ranked as the second most paycheck friendly county in New York state, according to a study by SmartAsset. Economic conditions in some places of the state mean residents’ paychecks can go further than others. With that in mind, SmartAsset conducted a study


DEC selling seedlings until May 9

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Seedlings for full-size and small trees and shrubs are being sold by the state Department of Environmental Conservation at its Saratoga Tree Nursery through May 9.


Albany Airport firefighter fighting for his life

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - In a series of moving Facebook posts written with raw emotion, Chelsea Woodward chronicles her husband Josh's fight for his life. Josh was sent to the hospital last weekend after an infection put him in septic shock. At one point, Woodward was scared that her husband was on his


Troy man charged with attempted murder in Albany shooting

ALBANY, N.Y. — A 43-year-old Troy man was recently charged in connection with an incident of shots fired that occurred last month on Yardboro Avenue in the city of Albany, according to the Albany Police Department.