Category Archives: Capital District

  • McCoy to deliver state of Albany County talk

    McCoy to deliver state of Albany County talk ALBANY – Albany County Executive Dan McCoy will deliver his State of the County address on Tuesday. McCoy, a Democrat, is delivering his first address since winning re-election to a second four-year term in Novermber. The speech starts at 5 p,m.…

  • Rain in Albany but snow to the north

    Rain in Albany but snow to the north ALBANY – The Capital Region is expected to get a heavy dose of rain overnight but parts of the Adirondack Mountains could experience snow. The National Weather Service in Albany issued a winter weather advisory from northern Saratoga County to the…

  • George Kennedy, famed for "Cool Hand Luke," "Naked Gun," dies at 91

    George Kennedy, famed for "Cool Hand Luke," "Naked Gun," dies at 91 LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Kennedy, the hulking, tough-guy character actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s classic “Cool Hand Luke,” has died. Kennedy played the role…

  • State moves toward more rigorous 'self-exclusion' for problem gamblers

    State moves toward more rigorous 'self-exclusion' for problem gamblers Members of the state Gaming Commission on Monday approved the creation of a statewide “self-exclusion” list of problem gamblers who elect to be banned from casinos and other betting venues. Commission members admit the current system has loopholes that allow…

  • Rensselaer man, 35, charged with felony involving sex with boy, 15

    Rensselaer man, 35, charged with felony involving sex with boy, 15 NEW SCOTLAND — A 35-year-old Rensselaer man faces a felony charge after sheriff’s deputies found him on Sunday in his vehicle in a New Scotland park with a 15-year-old boy, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. […]…

  • Albany sex offender guilty of failing to register

    Albany sex offender guilty of failing to register ALBANY — A 52-year-old Albany man was found guilty of failing to register as a sex offender, according to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors showed that Carden, a Level 2 registered sex offender, lived in Albany between January 15…

  • Artist, restaurateur Joseph Parker dies at 92

    Artist, restaurateur Joseph Parker dies at 92 HADLEY — The artist Joseph Parker, known for his kinetic metal sculptures and for his cartoons of customers at the restaurant Chez Sophie, which he founded and ran for many year with his wife, died Sunday of natural causes at his home…

  • Water issues delay Fort Ann school day Tuesday

    Water issues delay Fort Ann school day Tuesday FORT ANN — The start of school will be delayed for two hours Tuesday, according to the Fort Ann Central School District, because of a break in the village’s water system and boil-water notice. The delay is only for the main…

  • Witness threatened after UAlbany bus incident was no longer a student

    Witness threatened after UAlbany bus incident was no longer a student ALBANY — The University at Albany student widely reported to have left school after being threatened for not intervening in an alleged hate crime on a CDTA bus was never registered at the university this semester, a UAlbany…

  • Deputies: Heavy machinery heist in Greenfield

    Deputies: Heavy machinery heist in Greenfield GREENFIELD — A Porter Corners man allegedly stole a Greenfield resident’s Caterpillar skid steer and trailer, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said. Rob A. Fisher, 22, took the heavy lifting machine and attempted to sell it and trade for other property, police said…