If you live in Albany County and you're giving or getting a drone for the holidays, you have time to get it airborne before any "no fly zone" is imposed. A bill before county legislators that would ban the devices has been grounded for the time being.
Federal funding for fire departments looking to buy new equipment or train new firefighters is down, putting pressure on local departments to do more with less. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer recently concluded his annual 62-county tour of New York state in Rensselaer County, where he launched a push to increase grant programs for firefighters.
A 20-year-old upstate New York woman has admitted strangling a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care and then discarding his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took him from their home.
By and large, the cost of college keeps rising, but what students get for their money isn’t always so clear. Student debt is accumulating as schools struggle with having to impose higher tuition rates, which some argue threatens the quality of a college education.
Experts agree that our nation’s infrastructure is aging into often unsafe conditions. A group including several local elected officials known as the Rebuild New York Now coalition today called on the state legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo to address the issue in the next budget when the legislature reconvenes in January.
It’s back to the drawing board for one the nation’s priciest proposed school renovations. After the last of the absentee ballots and affidavits were counted today, voters in Albany rejected a $196 million plan for a major makeover and addition to Albany High School.
Two men were arrested and charged yesterday in the killing of barber Jacquelyn Porreca in August. Porreca was stabbed to death during a robbery of the Sand Creek Road salon in Colonie where she worked. The Times Union reports that Michael Chmielewski and Sean Moreland gave statements implicating themselves. Colonie Police Lt. Robert Winn says the men plotted the robbery in order to get money for heroin…
New York state is opening a trade and tourism office in Puerto Rico. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that the new office will promote "mutually beneficial" tourism opportunities and economic ties. It will also boast a shop selling New York products.