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  • Ordering review of statues puts de Blasio in tricky spot

    Ordering review of statues puts de Blasio in tricky spot NEW YORK — Elected to lead the biggest city in the nation, Mayor Bill de Blasio often seems to hunger for a brighter spotlight. He tried to shape the debate in the last presidential election, only to be spurned…

  • East Greenbush police use battering ram to rescue woman

    East Greenbush police use battering ram to rescue woman EAST GREENBUSH — Police officers recently used a battering ram to enter an apartment to rescue a woman who was allegedly under attack by a 40-year-old Cohoes man, town police said Thursday. Police went to the second-floor apartment when neighbors…

  • Troy police report man shot in face

    Troy police report man shot in face TROY — A man was shot in the face at 3 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Third and Jefferson streets, city police said. The wounded victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a local hospital, police said. The…

  • AG empanels grand jury to review Abelove's handling of Troy police shooting

    AG empanels grand jury to review Abelove's handling of Troy police shooting Albany The state attorney general’s office has obtained authorization for a grand jury to investigate Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove’s controversial handling of the April 2016 fatal shooting of a DWI suspect by a Troy…

  • Capital Region responds to Hurricane Harvey with relief efforts

    Capital Region responds to Hurricane Harvey with relief efforts As Houston deals with the aftershock of Hurricane Harvey, the Capital Region has been swift in responding to Houston’s needs with various emergency relief efforts. Below is a list of events, volunteering efforts and funds taking place to help Houston…

  • White lawmaker warns black attorney she may ‘go missing’ if Confederate statues are threatened

    White lawmaker warns black attorney she may ‘go missing’ if Confederate statues are threatened LaDawn Jones is a black Democrat from Atlanta. For four years, her seatmate in the Georgia House of Representatives was Jason Spencer, a white Republican from the southern tip of the state. They see the…

  • State rejects gas pipeline request

    State rejects gas pipeline request The state Department of Environmental Conservation has said “no” to a pipeline company’s request to hook into a controversial gas-fired power plant under construction in Orange County.And while fossil fuel opponents hailed the decision as a step toward using more renewables, the pipeline company…

  • East Coast drivers to feel Harvey fury at gasoline pump

    East Coast drivers to feel Harvey fury at gasoline pump Motorists from Maine to Florida will soon feel the wrath of Hurricane Harvey without seeing a single raindrop.Fuel prices at the pump are likely to climb after Colonial Pipeline, the largest U.S. gasoline conduit, was forced shut its main…

  • Cornell researcher: Melting Arctic helped make monster Houston hurricane

    Cornell researcher: Melting Arctic helped make monster Houston hurricane ALBANY — While the Arctic is a long way from Houston, the continuing loss of polar ice from man-made climate change likely helped make Hurricane Harvey into a record-setting killer that dumped trillions of gallons of rain, according to a…