Lucas Willard

Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief/Weekend Host

Lucas Willard graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He also attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2010, where he studied audio and multimedia storytelling.  Prior to joining WAMC in 2011, Lucas worked with the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley, the Big Shed Audio Documentary Podcast, the Albany Broadcasting Company, WDVL & WCVF-FM Fredonia, and WSUC-FM Cortland.  

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New York State Police

New York State is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the two convicted murderers that escaped from an upstate prison on Saturday.

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2015 marks 33 years of Americade, when tens of thousands of motorcyclists pack into the Village of Lake George.

The weeklong celebration features demo rides, contests, and a slew of other events.

WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard brings us this piece featuring the sounds and cycles of Americade.

New York State Police

 Updated 6/7/2015

More than 200 law enforcement officers from multiple agencies were searching for two prisoners that escaped from the maximum security prison in Dannemora on Saturday.

New York Oncology Hematology

A ribbon cutting was held Friday for a state of the art cancer center in southern Saratoga County.

Dr. Nini Wu, president of New York Oncology Hemotology, says the new Clifton Park facility will bring services close to those in need.

American Pharoah will run for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes this weekend, but ahead of New York’s premier horse racing event, the board governing the sport is in turmoil.

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It’s a rematch in the race for mayor of Schenectady. Dr. Roger Hull, a former president of Union College, is challenging Democratic incumbent Gary McCarthy. The independent Hull is running at a transition point for the Electric City – downtown revitalization efforts continue and a new casino is on the way.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will lay a wreath at the Sgt. Henry Johnson Monument in Albany's Washington Park Sunday afternoon.

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The story of Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student murdered in an act of hate in 1998, has become a rallying cry for advocates internationally against anti-LBGT violence.

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What should the future of one of the nation’s oldest sports venues be? Saratoga Springs area residents and racing fans got to weigh in on that question last night at public hearing on proposed changes to the historic Saratoga Race Course.

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Capital District Congressman Paul Tonko is introducing legislation to crack down on illegal doping in thoroughbred horse racing. 

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