Category Archives: Capital District

  • GE study finds no hard limits to renewables on power grid

    GE study finds no hard limits to renewables on power grid The grid doesn’t pose any hard limits on the share of renewable generation it can handle, according to a new study by General Electric Co.’s Energy Consulting Group. “With the world’s power industry continuing to evolve to meet…

  • Phone calls in dispute at Troy homicide trial

    Phone calls in dispute at Troy homicide trial TROY — Three telephone calls between Gabriel “Gabe” Vega and his girlfriend in 2015 are in dispute Monday at Vega’s Rensselaer County Court trial for allegedly killing a pregnant former girlfriend. Vega, 20, is on trial for the April 3, 2014,…

  • Latham man, 36, accused of sex with girl, 16

    Latham man, 36, accused of sex with girl, 16 COLONIE — A 36-year-old Latham man was arrested on May 19 for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl, police said. Jesse Delong, an acquaintance of the girl’s family, was arrested after a traffic stop on Wolf Road, Detective Sgt.…

  • Tree stopped Vroman's Nose hiker's fall, rescuers say

    Tree stopped Vroman's Nose hiker's fall, rescuers say The Middleburgh Fire Department high-angle rescue team and the county Search and Rescue Team used ropes to go over the edge to reach the clearing, which had a steep 79 percent grade, Devlin said. Rescuers brought the woman up the cliff,…

  • Troy newsstand owner pleads guilty to stealing $152K

    Troy newsstand owner pleads guilty to stealing 2K TROY — The owner of the former Broadway News has pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $152,000 in welfare benefits through fraudulent transactions, Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove said Monday. Renna was arrested following a several-months-long investigation by the…

  • Buckle up: Police focus on seat belt law

    Buckle up: Police focus on seat belt law The State Police annual “Buckle Up New York” Campaign begins Monday. Troopers will join forces with local and county law enforcement officers to ensure drivers begin the summer travel season buckled up. The two-week high-visibility enforcement period continues through Sunday, June…

  • Ira Glass in Troy for a look at 'This American Life'

    Ira Glass in Troy for a look at 'This American Life' […] Glass pulled up “TAL” clips where reporter Sarah Koenig laughs out of awkward tension when she sees the way a tree fell through a flood victim’s house and a piece of a post-9/11 episode with a deliriously…

  • Part of Union St., Niskayuna, closed for down tree

    Part of Union St., Niskayuna, closed for down tree NISKAYUNA — Part of Union Street remains closed Monday morning while crews clear a downed tree, the state Department of Transportation said. The area extends from Balltown Road to North Country Club Road. Source: Times Unition Part of Union St.,…

  • Expect a high of 79 Monday in Albany area

    Expect a high of 79 Monday in Albany area The heat is here. Monday’s high will be near 78 degrees under sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. The low will be around 56. Overnight into Tuesday, expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high will be…