Capital Region News

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Capital District News
6:08 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Michael Tucker - The Center for Economic Growth

Education and business officials came together today in Saratoga County with the high tech future in mind.  GlobalFoundries and the Center for Economic Growth organized the meeting at the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park to develop a regional 13 county laboratory to promote the future of an educational system that must meet the needs of a growing technology sector. Michael Tucker is the CEO and executive director of the Center for Economic Growth. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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Capital District News
12:25 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Scott Waldman - Albany Times Union

The University At Albany is again facing questions about the extracurricular activities of some it its students after several were arrested last week in an alleged hazing incident resembling the torture technique known as 'waterboarding'.

For more on the incident, WAMC's Patrick Donges spoke with Albany Times Union education reporter Scott Waldman, who has been following the story.

WAMC's Patrick Donges speaking with Albany Times Union education reporter Scott Waldman.

Capital District News
7:26 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times Union.

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