Dave Lucas

Capital Region Bureau Chief

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief.  Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.

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Newly appointed Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox appears to have the Common Council’s support ahead of a confirmation vote expected next month. 

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The police-community dynamic is poised to make a dramatic shift in Albany. The city and Albany county announced a plan today to reduce low-level arrests, recidivism, and racial disparities.

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A new report from New York University projects major savings from combining contracts to design and build public works, citing savings from the approach already in use on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Judge Susan Read plans to retire after more than 12 years on New York's highest court, which hears appeals from lower courts and often makes case law for the state.

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A 50-year-old Hudson Valley man has been cleared of attempted unlawful surveillance in connection with using a drone-mounted camera to shoot photos and videos of a medical office building.

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The New York Air National Guard now has a new commander.

Officials at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs say Maj. Gen. Anthony German of Oneonta has taken over command Monday of the Air Guard's nearly 6,000 members.

German replaces Maj. Gen. Verle Johnston, who retired earlier this month after commanding the Air National Guard since 2012.

FDR Goes Digital

Jun 22, 2015
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In commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the signing of the G.I. Bill, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Roosevelt Institute are launching a special digitization project in partnership with AT&T.

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The upstart candidate for Albany County executive has gotten a boost from a populist Democratic leader.

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Six Albany-area communities along the Hudson River are collaborating to improve water quality. The partnership is resulting in the development of a regional solution to a series of local problems.

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  A Queensbury woman is undergoing rabies treatments after she was attacked by a woodchuck while watering the flowers outside her upstate New York home. 


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