Capital Region News

Capital Region News
12:29 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Albany Firefighters Drill For Oil Train Disaster

James Cable, Chief of the Special Operations Branch of the state's division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services office of fire prevention and control.
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

After oil train explosions made headlines on several occasions, residents in communities along the Hudson River became aware of the grave dangers in the day-to-day transporting of crude oil by rail.  Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a crude oil training drill Wednesday.

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New York News
12:55 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Charter School Fights To Stay Open

A charter school in Troy scheduled for closure is fighting back against the SUNY trustees who voted to shut it down.

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Capital Region News
12:59 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Albany Bike EXPO 2014

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

The future for bicycling throughout the tri-cities is bright. Just ask anyone who attended Sunday's Fourth Annual Bike Expo in Albany's Washington Park. 

The expo precedes National Bike to Work Day, an annual event across North America promoting the bicycle as a commuting option.  Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 16th.

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Capital Region News
7:00 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

DEC Will Monitor Air Quality In Albany's South End

Government officials and residents of Albany's South End neighborhoods have expressed concern about potential impacts related to crude oil transport and facilities in the area.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is rolling out an air sampling plan to screen for specific pollutants in the community.

Aside from worries over spills or derailments that could result in untold ecological harm and potential civil disaster, strange odors occasionally waft through downtown Albany neighborhoods, a constant reminder that oil trains are parked nearby.

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Capital Region News
12:35 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Teacher/Coach Fired Over Twitter Re-Tweet

The same week as an international firestorm over racist comments by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the question of what people can and cannot say — and where potentially offensive conversations take place — is echoing closer to home. The Albany City School District dismissed an employee after she re-tweeted a viral tweet on her personal account. 

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Capital Region News
3:50 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Thompson Trio Putting UAlbany Lacrosse On The Map

UAlbany's Thompson Trio: Ty (left) Miles (middle) Lyle (right)
Dylan Buckley

On a recent day, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team scored another goal against Capital Region rival Siena, adding to the total of the number No. 1 offense in all of Division I lacrosse.

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Capital Region News
3:02 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Troy Police: City Will Be Safe And Secure This Saturday Night

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

After a series of shootings, residents of Troy are being assured they'll be safe this weekend.

Officials in Troy invite you to come downtown over the weekend. There will be more police presence and visibility, especially around the vicinity of 4th and Congress streets, near Kokopellis nightclub, the scene of a January melee, and home to Gino's Pizza, where a gunman sprayed five customers with shots during the wee hours this past Sunday. The victims all survived, and police aim to reassure citizens it's safe to visit the Collar City.

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Capital Region News
6:34 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Anti-Violence March & Rally In Albany

Credit Betsy Campisi

Nearly 300 people rallied in Albany's Washington Park Saturday, at the culmination of "A Walk To Cure Violence." The city has seen a spike in shootings this year.

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Capital Region News
12:36 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Capital Region Embraces 'National Take Back Day'

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Over the weekend, Americans observed the eighth annual "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day," an initiative to educate citizens about the potential abuse of medications that may be found around the home.  Residents are being encouraged to make the one-day drive an everyday occurrence. 

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Capital Region News
11:46 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

County Official Welcomes New E-Cigarette Rules

The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes has support from an upstate New York official.

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