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Toys 'R' Us latest retailer to seek court protection

Toyrs 'R' Us said Tuesday it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. It said it had lined up $3.0 billion in financing and that its stores and websites were open and operating normally. Toys 'R' Us has stores on Wolf Road in Colonie; on Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 17:04:39

ShopRite's first Rensselaer County store taking shape

ShopRite's first Rensselaer County store is taking shape at Van Rensselaer Square in North Greenbush. The 55,000-square-foot store is expected to open before the end of the year, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. The store will employ 175 people. Meanwhile, ShopRite said it continues to look for a

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-20 09:42:19

Snapshot: Going the Extra Mile

The Ballston Spa Central School District recently recognized staff and school community members who are making a significant positive contribution to the school community with Extra Mile awards, which honor staff members who exemplify the district's core values of commitment and involvement. People

TROY RECORD - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Town, school district agree on Saratoga County land sale

CLIFTON PARK, NY (WRGB)---Town and school leaders in one local community have reached an agreement on the future of a controversial plot of land. We're talking about 34 acres near Shatekon and Arongen elementary schools in Clifton Park. The town submitted a proposal to the Shenendehowa School Distri

WRGB - 2017-09-19 17:32:19

Ranked: Best public middle schools in the Capital Region

Click through the slideshow to see the best public middle schools in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties, according to Niche, a website that ranks schools and neighborhoods. Read more: Ranked: Best public high schools in the Capital Region Ranked: Best private high schools in the C

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 17:44:34

Clifton Park offers more than $1M for plot of land

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) - It's a plot of land that has been hotly debated for several months now. The Town of Clifton Park has now offered $1.1 million to buy more than 34 acres of land currently owned by the Shen School District. "Securing the parcel will further our goal of expanding our recre

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-19 20:00:39

Shen, Clifton Park agree on conceptual land sale deal

CLIFTON PARK - A bitter land fight in Clifton Park could be coming to an end. The plan was to develop a piece of Shenendehowa Central School District land into a ShopRite or another store. Last spring, voters overwhelmingly shot it down. Now the town of Clifton Park has a plan and Shen voters could

WNYT - 2017-09-20 01:25:00

Metabolic Meltdown opens Saratoga location

Metabolic Meltdown has opened its fifth location in the Capital Region in Saratoga Springs. The new location is at 30 Gick Road. Metabolic Meltown was founded by Matt Phelps of Menands. The gym offers high-intensity workout sessions that each last 45 minutes. Ten of the classes take place each day f

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 16:05:29

Report: Majority of NY colleges comply with sex assault law

ALBANY - A majority of New York's colleges and universities are handling instances and allegations of sexual assault in accordance with the state's "Enough is Enough" law, according to the findings of a statewide compliance review released Tuesday. Schools could be rated compliant, significantly com

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 17:37:03

Local air ambulance company providing help to hurricane victims

SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB)---First Irma, now Maria. And with local hospitals in the eastern Caribbean destroyed, like the only one on the Island of St. Thomas, medical care for those islands has had to come from other parts of the globe including Schenectady. "We can staff our aircraft with the appropri

WRGB - 2017-09-19 18:45:47

Man pried open Walmart doors to get at TV, cops say

ROTTERDAM -- A Schenectady man is accused of prying open the sliding front doors of the Altamont Road Walmart store after hours on Sept. 9 and stealing a 55-inch flat screen TV, town police said Tuesday. Quadreek Stotes, 25, of Union Avenue was charged Tuesday with burglary and petit larceny, arraig

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 16:23:11

Albany County school district reaches settlement with student

WATERVLIET, NY (WRGB)---The Watervliet School District says it reached a settlement with a student who they say was in a sexual relationship with a school resource police officer. In January, former Watervliet police officer Joshua Spratt pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with another teen whi

WRGB - 2017-09-19 17:41:26

Schenectady man who torched wife faces judge Wednesday

SCHENECTADY - A man who admitted he set fire to his wife and then walked to police headquarters as she burned to death is scheduled to be sentenced to prison Wednesday. Schenectady County Judge Matthew J. Sypniewski scheduled Antonio Bargallo's sentencing when the then 69-year-old pleaded guilty to

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-20 06:47:17

Neighborhood calling for answers after teen shot in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB)--The Hamilton Hill community in Schenectady is still looking for answers after a 15-year old was shot in the leg Monday. "I don't like what I'm seeing," said Claudia Martin. We sat down with Martin, 70, who is bedridden. "I see prostitutes being dropped off over here," she s

WRGB - 2017-09-19 17:39:14

Photos: Dads Take Your Child to School Day

TROY -- On Tuesday, "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" was celebrated at all five Troy City School District elementary schools. Fathers and other male role models brought their children to school, walked them to their classrooms and enjoyed a breakfast reception.

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-20 07:37:15

Capital Region doctor denies ex-employee's allegations

A doctor whose medical practice is accused in a whistleblower lawsuit with violating rules regarding controlled substances denied the allegations Tuesday, saying his former employee's motivation is to pressure him into paying her off. Dr. Mustafain Meghani of Troy-based Upstate Physician Services sa

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 19:19:37

Troy Police: Body recovered from pond Tuesday afternoon

TROY, NY (WRGB) Troy Police confirm that a body was located from a pond in Troy on Tuesday evening. Officers accessed the area of Burden pond from a trail in the rear of the Carroll Hill School where the body of a woman was recovered from the water by the fire department. An autopsy is scheduled, a

WRGB - 2017-09-20 09:02:47

Body found in woods near Cumberland Farms in Troy

TROY - City police are on the scene behind Cumberland Farms at 505 Campbell Ave. after a body was discovered in the woods, police said. No other information, including the identification of the victim, was available on Tuesday afternoon. The site is also near Carroll Hill Elementary School and behin

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 17:37:08

Second man identified in Milton crash

A Ballston Spa man was identified Monday as the other person killed in a fiery Friday night crash that also claimed the life of the driver. William "Billy" Bischoff, 57, was a passenger in the vehicle that crashed on Middleline Road, State Police said. The driver was Jeremiah Burke, 60, of Saratoga

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 22:34:14

NYCLU: Police forces "being run like secret clubs"

Albany Police departments across the state, including those in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs are resisting or unnecessarily delaying Freedom of Information Law requests for records on use of force, misconduct complaints, racial profiling and the use of surveillance equipment, accord

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 16:03:17