Capital Region News


A health alert after a part-time postal worker in the Capital Region was recently diagnosed with pulmonary Tuberculosis. 

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Albany Housing Authority apartments and homes will be "smoke-free."

WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

A tanker truck that had just taken on a full load of gasoline caught fire on Interstate 787 this morning.

Commuters will have to find new routes around Albany after an oil tanker caught fire Monday. City Hall says the fire is out as of midday, but the fire "in the northbound lane of I-787 just north of I-90 has closed the I-787 northbound and southbound lanes."

The Troy Charter Review Commission is seeking public input tonight.

An apartment building, a car garage, a veterinary hospital . . .. What do these businesses have in common?

Close Call In Albany

Aug 7, 2015
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

It was a miracle of sorts on a busy Albany street. Two light poles collapsed Tuesday afternoon, falling into traffic, but no one was hurt.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The political hopes of two would-be candidates for the Albany County Legislature have been dashed — at least for the time being.

Ian Pickus

Retired Yankees great Derek Jeter is returning today to the Capital Region, where he briefly played in the minor leagues.


A rally is scheduled for tonight in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood after the latest fatal shooting there.