Capital Region News

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Three 20-year-old black female college students who claimed a group of white men and women harassed them with racial slurs aboard a city bus are being charged with assault.

Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners
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Citing what he calls a “flawed” referendum process, Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners has followed through with a threat to petition the state education commissioner to throw out the results of this month's Albany High School renovation re-vote and order the county Board of Elections to conduct a new election.

Another Capital Region grade school is shutting its doors.  It's the end of a 145-year run for St. Augustine School in the Lansingburgh section of Troy.

Chief Brendan Cox led the discussion at the Albany Public Library's Main Branch.
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About 75 people attended a forum on police body cameras hosted by the Albany Police Department.

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Last night, Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox met with community members to discuss bringing police body cameras to the capital city. Cox says there is a fine line to balance when it comes to police cameras…

Albany police have faced criticism following an incident that resulted in the tasing death of Dontay Ivy last April.

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New York state is tightening the rules on energy retailers who promise big savings to consumers who switch from traditional utilities.

Robert Jones
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Capital Region community, business, education and government leaders today announced University at Albany’s plan to transform the century-old former Albany High School building into a home for its new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Crews will be working to repair a large sink hole in a street in Troy,  where another infrastructure failure last month cut off the water supply to nearby communities.

ASO music director David Alan Miller.
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The Albany Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 2016-2017 season, celebrating the 25th anniversary of music director David Alan Miller.

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At the turn of the year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order mandating cities statewide to give homeless people shelter when temperatures hit 32 degrees.