Category Archives: Capital District

  • UAlbany students who claimed bus attack to face charges

    UAlbany students who claimed bus attack to face charges ALBANY — The three University at Albany students who said they were victims of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus will face charges, a source with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. […] doubts about the story quickly…

  • Premium Apple at mall?

    Premium Apple at mall? When Apple reopens its remodeled Crossgates Mall store at 10 a.m. Saturday, customers will be looking to see whether it has any of the elements that chief designer Jony Ive has incorporated into another Apple store, in Brussels. Ive has been working with Angela Ahrendts,…

  • Bridge repair closes Route 67 in Ballston

    Bridge repair closes Route 67 in Ballston BALLSTON — Work on an railroad bridge will close state Route 67 near Ballston Spa at night for a week. Workers from Canadian Pacific Railway will be repairing the bridge from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night. One lane will be…

  • Student charged in Cobleskill school threat

    Student charged in Cobleskill school threat Employees were evacuated on Tuesday morning when the sheriff’s office responded to a 6:20 a.m. call of a possible bomb threat based on writing on the bathroom wall, sheriff’s officials said. Source: Times Unition Student charged in Cobleskill school threat

  • Bethlehem taking steps to address drinking water issue

    Bethlehem taking steps to address drinking water issue BETHLEHEM — Town residents are being informed about a high level of potentially harmful compounds in their drinking water, but officials said the risk to human health is only if it is consumed in high quantities for decades. Town leaders say…

  • Area home sales climbed in January

    Area home sales climbed in January January home sales in an 11-county area that includes the Capital Region topped both January 2015 and January 2014 levels, rising 21 percent to 621 closed sales in the year-over-year comparison, the Greater Capital Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The Greater Capital Association…

  • Schenectady Boys Day Out builds bonds with role models

    Schenectady Boys Day Out builds bonds with role models SCHENECTADY — Dennis Green recalls growing up in Albany in Arbor Hill with no father and no positive male role models. The event aims to strengthen bonds between middle-school-age boys and their fathers, father figures and positive men who serve…

  • Crash closes I-787 ramp to I-90 in Albany

    Crash closes I-787 ramp to I-90 in Albany ALBANY — Shortly before 3 p.m. a crash closed all lanes on the Interstate 787 southbound ramp to Interstate 90 eastbound, the state Department of Transportation said in a road closure alert. Source: Times Unition Crash closes I-787 ramp to I-90…

  • Campbell Ave. to reopen Friday, Troy officials say

    Campbell Ave. to reopen Friday, Troy officials say City officials said public utilities crews installed a new section of pipe shortly after noon Wednesday on Campbell Avenue at the site of the large sink hole that opened Sunday. Barring unforeseen circumstances, city officials anticipate completion of repair operations by…

  • Troy man pleads guilty to stealing from union's insurer

    Troy man pleads guilty to stealing from union's insurer ALBANY – A Troy man pled guilty Wednesday to obtaining false receipts for orthodontic services and submitting them to his union’s health care plan, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Michael VonFricken, 44, was charged with health care fraud for…