New York News
6:17 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Schenectady Fire Displaces 60

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Authorities say several people remain unaccounted for after fire gutted two five-story apartment buildings in Schenectady and left seven people injured, including a man who jumped from a top floor.

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New York News
8:10 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Fire That Killed Halfmoon Woman Blamed On Overloaded Circuit

A fire blamed on an overloaded electrical circuit has claimed the life of a 77-year-old woman at a mobile home park in upstate New York.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 30, 2014

12/30/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include Afghanistan War ending, Steve Scalise of Louisiana Acknowledges Addressing Racist Group, and the ferry fire off the coast of Greece.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri March 1, 2013

"Fellow Mortals" by Dennis Mahoney

    Dennis Mahoney’s debut novel, Fellow Mortals: A Novel, is about mailman Henry Cooper who lights a cigar and tosses away the match, accidentally sparking a fire that turns deadly. The story focuses on Henry as he tries to make things right.

Fellow Mortals is Mahoney's first published novel. He will read from the book tonight in an event at St. Rose College in Albany, NY.

New York News
7:17 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Smoke Inhalation Killed NY Police Captain, Family

A county coroner in New York says a police captain, his wife and two daughters who died in a house fire this week were killed by smoke inhalation. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports.

Putnam County Coroner William Stahl said Wednesday that the Larchmont police captain, Thomas Sullivan, and the others all died of asphyxiation from breathing smoke and carbon monoxide.

Stahl says that probably means the family died before being burned in the fire at their home early Tuesday in Carmel.

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Capital District News
7:10 am
Tue April 17, 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.

Capital District News
8:12 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Fire Damages Five Houses in Albany Neighborhood

Authorities say at least five homes have been damaged by a three-alarm fire in an Albany neighborhood where the governor's mansion is located.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Officials say the fire broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday in a 19th-century home and quickly spread to neighboring three-story brownstones in the neighborhood known as the Mansion District. Nearby homes were evacuated as firefighters attacked what one resident called a "wall of flame."

Another resident, Barbara Tibbs, lives at 58 Park Avenue…

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New York News
7:53 am
Thu April 12, 2012

NY Park Fire Contained; Burned Nearly 600 Acres

A fire that burned nearly 600 acres of a New York state park has been contained. 

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