Capital Region News

Capital District News
7:57 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Upstate NY marine killed by gunfire in Afghanistan

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.

Read more
Capital District News
7:53 am
Mon December 3, 2012

New York Bus Tour for Education to End in Albany

Students and teachers at UC Berkeley protest lack of state and federal funding in 2011
Credit AP Photo

  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.

Read more
Capital District News
11:32 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Silver Says He Will Be Cleared

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.

Read more
Capital District News
4:48 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

NY court says prosecutor can keep steroid case

P. David Soares
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

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.

Read more
Capital District News
7:03 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Morning Headlines with Mike Spain

David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Albany Times Union, about the morning's top headlines. 

Read more
Capital District News
12:10 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Lawrence Benenson - “Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free"

Ever since the establishment of our democracy, citizens of the United States have demonstrated both pleasure and disgust with their government by exercising their right to vote.

Read more
Capital District News
7:03 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Morning Headlines with Mike Spain

David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about the morning's top headlines.

Read more
Capital District News
7:19 am
Mon November 19, 2012

NY Advocates Set Minimum Wage Rally

  Advocates for a higher minimum wage in New York plan to rally Monday at the state Capitol, where they say lawmakers also want a pay hike.

Members of the coalition, following a Thanksgiving week press conference on hunger at a nearby Albany church, say the rally will be held in an adjacent park, followed by a prayer vigil.

The group includes the Hunger Action Network of New York State, FOCUS Churches of Albany and Capital District Area Labor Federation.

Read more
Capital District News
12:45 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

New York State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin

Republican New York State Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin claimed victory on election night, but his opponent, Democratic challenger Cheryl Roberts did not concede right away,  waiting for absentee ballots to be counted. Roberts has now admitted defeat, and McLaughlin says he is ready for a new two year term representing New York’s 107th Assembly District which includes Washington, Rensselaer and Columbia Counties. Speaking with WAMC’s Brian Shields, he says recent events have changed the agenda for January.

Read more
Capital District News
7:09 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette.

Read more

Pages