Capital Region News

Capital Region News
12:22 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Park-n-Text Coming To Albany

Smartphone technology is growing, with cutting edge apps aimed at drivers that are changing the way people drive — and will serve as liaisons between motorists, parking meters and vehicles.

Head to any downtown area and the first thing on your mind is "where am I gonna park?"  Parking always seems to be at a premium in cities from Saratoga Springs to Poughkeepsie...

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Capital Region News
5:01 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Sidewalk Chalk Art: A Sign Of Spring!

Sidewalk chalk art is viewed as a public form of expression, but like anything else, beauty - and sometimes legality - is in the eye of the beholder.

If that beholder happens to be  a police officer who finds you with a piece of chalk in hand and your “art” on a public sidewalk, you might be in some trouble.

It’s one of those grey areas…

Albany Police spokesperson Steve Smith says there is no specific general city ordinance for using chalk on sidewalk.

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12:12 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

UAlbany Students Present Demands At May Day Rally

Credit WAMC Dave Lucas

University at Albany students staged a May Day rally Wednesday to protest several issues, including the installation of Sodexho as the campuswide food service provider.

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Capital Region News
4:25 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Gay Rights Activists View Jason Collins’ Coming Out As Positive Step

State lawmakers, gay rights advocates and labor and law enforcement officials rally in West Capitol Park, State and Swan streets, Albany.
Credit WAMC / Dave Lucas

A day after veteran NBA player Jason Collins made national headlines by becoming the first active male athlete in the four major sports to come out as gay, state lawmakers, gay rights advocates and labor and law enforcement officials participated in Empire State Pride Agenda's annual lobby day in Albany.

Although New Yorkers are becoming more accepting following the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011, activists and advocates want to ensure that gay rights and gay pride stay in the media spotlight.

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Capital Region News
12:07 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

UAlbany Cheating Scandal

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A cheating scandal at the University at Albany is raising eyebrows, and neighboring schools are taking note...

The story broke Wednesday in the college newspaper. The Albany Student Press carried the headline "Cashing in on cheating: Student-run operation charges money for completion of online assignments."

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3:32 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Albany Metro Area #1 Among 'Post-Christian' US Cities

A Christian cross fashioned from palm leaves.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Recent polls and surveys show a huge shift in religious identity in many areas across the country, with attendance at religious services lagging. According to one evangelical marketing group, the once faithful are now identified as "post-Christians," and Albany, New York is number one on a list of the most post-Christian cities in the United States.  

Is the nation moving away from Christianity and other forms of conventional faith?

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Capital Region News
4:35 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

Shots Ring Out In Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Albany say they're investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired 1:45 a.m. Thursday at Central near King Avenue and found two men with gunshot wounds. 26-year-old Darzee Reid of Troy was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. Police say the other victim, a 22-year-old man, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  Police are continuing their investigation.

© 2013 AP

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11:58 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

3-Year Old Killed By TV

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old upstate New York girl has died from injuries suffered when a television fell on her. Troy police say emergency crews were called to a home in the city around 7:30 Thursday evening after an older model TV fell off its stand and landed on the child.  Alyssa Willett was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 

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4:55 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Anti-Gun Group In Saratoga Demands Proof Of Insurance

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Citizens turned up the heat Wednesday on Saratoga Springs City Center, pressing officials to prove that the group holding gun shows there is properly insured.

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3:50 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Schenectady Doctor Treated Marathon Bomb Victims

Dr. Kim Kilby as seen in nationally broadcast video and on the front page of Wednesday's Gazette.

Albany Medical Center’s Dr. Kim Kilby was among the hundreds of volunteers at Monday’s Boston Marathon, working close to the finish line in the primary medical tent when two massive explosions erupted nearby. She immediately raced to help the wounded. Capital Region Bureau Chief spoke with Dr. Kilby this morning by telephone. Click on the link provided to listen!

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