The New York Army National Guard will send one of its two new UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters-and an accompanying three-member aircrew from its Latham operations center to the Texas/Mexico border next week. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
It’s been said that death and taxes are the only two guarantees in life , but being unable to find a parking spot in the city in Albany is also certain. But for some city residents, who live near the state capitol and the empire state plaza, which will change next month. After almost two decades of discussion, debate and court challenges, Albany will implement a permit system in certain designated areas, beginning January 15th. Albany city clerk Nala Woodard is in charge of getting distributing parking permits for the new system.
22-year-old Saratoga County man has admitted to being drunk behind the wheel when his sport utility vehicle struck and killed a teenage girl standing alongside a road last summer. WAMC’S Dave Lucas has more.
The Saratogian reports that Gavin Staulters of Milton pleaded guilty Wednesday in Saratoga County Court to a vehicular manslaughter charge stemming from the death of 14-year-old Kari Liedel on July 7. The teen was hit by his vehicle as she and a friend waited for another friend along a road near her home in Milton.
A 26-year-old Marine from upstate New York has been killed in Afghanistan. More from WAMC’s Dave Lucas.
Relatives of Lance Cpl. Anthony Denier tell Albany-area media outlets he was killed by enemy fire on Saturday. Denier was from the Saratoga County city of Mechanicville and joined the Marines 18 months ago. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and was deployed to Afghanistan in October.His body is expected to be returned to the U.S. on Thursday. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
Hundreds of students, parents and teachers are getting ready to head to Albany to ask Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers for more money for education.
Organizers say 10-15 buses will depart from every corner of New York Dec. 5. Once in Albany, the group will march from the State Museum to the Capital.
The event is being called the Educate NY Now Express tour and is a response to deep cuts in state educationaid combined with a new property tax cap limiting what districts can raise through tax increases.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he expects to be vindicated in an ethics probe into the $103,000 settlement he approved to end sexual harassment claims against a fellow Democrat.
Silver tells The Buffalo News on Tuesday that he believes the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics will find he acted in good faith to protect the victims. Silver approved a deal this summer that wasn't disclosed until further sexual harassment accusations were made against the assemblyman, Vito Lopez of Brooklyn.
An upstate New York prosecutor who targeted a Florida pharmacy while investigating online sales of steroids and other drugs can keep the case. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.
The New York Court of Appeals says a state judge exceeded his authority when he dismissed Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares' fifth indictment of Signature Pharmacy of Orlando and barred his office from continuing.