Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other stakeholders launched the City of Albany’s “My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper” (MBSK) at City Hall, an initiative that will focus on improving opportunities of young men and women of color in Albany and reducing the levels of violence that far too many of them experience.
The search for a missing Troy woman came to an end when police divers found her body Wednesday.
21-year-old Noel Alkaramla disappeared November 22nd on her way home from work. An autopsy Thursday confirm the body recovered from a submerged suitcase in the Hudson River was that of the missing woman. Police already had her 39-year-old stepfather Johnny Oquendo in custody on a parole violation. They say he is the prime suspect.
As 2015 draws to a close, many of us will take to the highways - whether it's dinner and a night out, a visit to family, or a junket to an entertainment venue, law enforcement officials urge one and all to 'stay safe.'
We’re looking back at some of the stories that dominated 2015 this week. The city of Troy made headlines on numerous occasions, including a wild campaign season after incumbent Democratic Mayor Lou Rosamilia announced he would not seek another term. That set off a four-way race for mayor of a city that has seen a booming downtown but also persistent problems with crime and poverty in other neighborhoods. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Rosamilia, who is about to hand the reins of city government to Democrat Patrick Madden .
If you live in Albany County and you're giving or getting a drone for the holidays, you have time to get it airborne before any "no fly zone" is imposed. A bill before county legislators that would ban the devices has been grounded for the time being.
Federal funding for fire departments looking to buy new equipment or train new firefighters is down, putting pressure on local departments to do more with less. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer recently concluded his annual 62-county tour of New York state in Rensselaer County, where he launched a push to increase grant programs for firefighters.