The city of Troy, New York is forging ahead with plans to review its charter for the 2015 election year.
The city’s charter hasn't been updated since its inception in 1973. Councilman Jim Gordon says alterations could modernize city government, find efficiencies and find cost savings to taxpayers. "What a commission would do is review the entire city charter and make a recommendation that ultimately the voters of the city of Troy would vote on implementing."
An Albany movie house has signed on to show the controversial film "The Interview" - The picture stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists instructed to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung-un.
The film’s original release, slated for Christmas, was delayed due to concerns of threats, allegedly from North Korea, over its content. The picture eventually was released online, earning SONY pictures 15 Million dollars within a week's time over the Christmas holiday.
The Madison Theater will be screening "The Interview" starting Friday, Jan. 9.
As the new year draws closer, there are some new faces in several public offices across the region.
Republican Joel Abelove won the race by less than 500 votes, a finish that mirrored the strong Republican showing across New York and nationwide in the November elections. "I don't doubt that that helped me out. I mean, issues like the SAFE Act, displeasure with certain policies of the governor, I gotta believe that that certainly played a role."
A candlelight vigil for slain 5-year-old Kenneth White of the Albany County Town of Knox is set for tonight.
Sheriff Craig Apple says White was strangled and bludgeoned last week by his 19-year-old cousin, Tiffany VanAlstyne, who now faces murder charges. She initially told police White had been kidnapped by masked intruders, who had busrt sthrough the door of the family's trailer at 994 Thacher Park Road. If convicted, she faces 15 years to life in prison.