Capital Region News

Capital Region News
4:55 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

District Officials Mum on Principal’s Dismissal

A popular Albany public school official is on leave, without explanation.

Officials with the Albany city school district say New Scotland Elementary School principal Gregory Jones has been placed on administrative leave until further notice. There was no explanation, no communication to parents regarding what has been termed an "unusual suspension".

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Catskills Area News
12:16 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Prattsville Flood Recovery: A Progress Report

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Most Catskill Mountain communities have recovered from the damage wrought by twin storms Irene and Lee nearly two years ago. Things are not quite back to normal for hard-hit Prattsville —  the town that, for a time, became a poster child for hurricane destruction in New York.

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Capital Region News
7:55 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Schenectady woman charged in death of grandson, 8

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old old woman has been charged with beating her 8-year-old grandson repeatedly over a prolonged period, eventually leading to his death.

Gloria Nelligan of Schenectady was arraigned in city court on a manslaughter charge Monday and ordered held without bail.

Police say Sha'hiim Nelligan was found unresponsive by family members in their Schenectady home Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Gloria Nelligan was his legal guardian.

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Capital Region News
7:59 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

NY college cancels men's soccer season over hazing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The men's soccer team at an upstate New York college has had its spring season cancelled after school officials said players were involved in hazing during a party last November.

Officials at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs announced Thursday that 24 players and four other students were disciplined for participating in an initiation known as "rookie night." Details of the hazing haven't been released.

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Capital Region News
12:51 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Capital Region City Shopping For Auto Loan

Despite what you hear about recovery, you see indicators: gas back over 4 dollars a gallon. Many Americans still struggling to put food on the table unable to secure home and auto loans. Those tight lending practices apparently have trickled up to municipalities: the Daily Gazette reports the city of Schenectady failed a credit check for a loan to purchase eight new police cruisers and two vans for use in detective work.  City officials tell the paper they found another lender that takes "riskier loans" but that bank wants to run its own credit check first.

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Capital Region News
12:48 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

New Law Would Help Police Track Parolees

Police in the city of Troy may soon get a bit of "enforcement assistance" with a new local law that supporters say would help control crime.  

Troy's City Council has been discussing creating a registration program for parolees that would require individuals fresh out of prison who take up residence in town to register with the Chief of Police.

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New York History
7:59 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Emancipation Proclamation on display in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is on display in Albany, wrapping up the historic document's tour of New York state.

The two-day exhibit opened Friday in the War Room on the second floor of the state Capitol. It features the only surviving version of the document in Lincoln's handwriting. The display also includes historical background and interpretation of the document, which was issued by Lincoln on Sept. 22, 1862.

The final Emancipation Proclamation was issued and took effect on Jan. 1, 1863.

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1:44 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Jobs cut in News10ABC-fox23News consolidation

Ann Hughes (pictured here with John Gray) is one of the casualties of a local broadcast news merger.
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Television viewers in the Albany area may have been checking to see if they were on the right channel as familiar local news personalities began showing up on other stations.

Two Capital Region TV stations have merged their news departments.  Amy Cutler is one of WTEN ABC News 10's on-screen reporters now doing double-duty appearing on Fox's WXXA. Viewers got their first hint something was happening in December when Cutler appeared on Fox23 covering the Sandy Hook School Shooting in Connecticut.

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7:59 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Uncle Sam statues to decorate his NY 'birthplace'

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TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Uncle Sam statues will begin popping up this spring in the upstate New York city that lays claim to being the birthplace of the iconic symbol for the United States.

Thirty white fiberglass statues depicting a man with a goatee and wearing a tall hat were delivered last week to downtown Troy. Artists will decorate the life-sized statues, which will be installed on Troy streets in April.

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Capital Region News
8:30 am
Tue February 5, 2013

The Sage Colleges to name center after Newtown principal

Dr. Susan Scrimshaw, president of The Sage Colleges, congratulates bestselling author Anna Quindlen as she receives an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at The Sage Colleges' 95th Commencement, Saturday, May 12, 2012.
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TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York Capital District college plans to establish a new education center in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was a doctoral candidate in the college's educational leadership program.

Hochsprung, five other educators and 20 children were killed in the Dec. 14 mass shooting at the school in Newtown, Conn.

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