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1:57 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Oil Train Protests Recall Quebec Disaster

Pat Bradley

Public outcry against the so-called "Bomb trains" reached a fever pitch over the holiday weekend - as communities across North America marked the one-year anniversary of the crude oil train disaster in Quebec.  In the heart of a Canadian town, 47 people were killed, thousands had to be evacuated and dozens of buildings were destroyed.  

Names of the victims were read during several of the memorial gatherings in communities bordering rail lines where residents fear the next derailment, explosion or fire could affect in their neighborhood.

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New York News
8:08 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Teen Killed In Adirondack Bus Crash

A teenage river guide was killed when a bus with 34 people aboard overturned en route to an excursion in New York's Adirondack Mountains.

State police say the 15-year-old was thrown from the bus and died at the scene in Lake Luzerne around 12:30 p.m., Saturday.

They didn't identify or provide further details about the victim. Another person was hospitalized with an ankle injury.

State police say the modified school bus may have had mechanical problems. An investigation is continuing.

New York News
4:07 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

New York Considers Releasing Oil Train Details

The federal government has ordered railroads to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken Shale region, but New York officials haven't decided whether to share that information with the public.

The Associated Press and eight environmental groups filed Freedom of Information Law requests with the state Office of Emergency Management this week. They argue that it's in the public interest for communities to know more about the shipments. There were eight major accidents during the last year, including one that killed 47 people in Quebec.

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New York News
8:24 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Duplex Fire In Troy Damages Two Homes

News10 ABC is reporting a duplex in Troy, New York caught fire early this morning. The fire began at 81 Fifth Avenue in Troy and quickly spread to the neighboring vacant building at 79 Fifth Avenue. Officials believe the fire was the result of kitchen fire on the second floor apartment. No injuries have been reported, the fire still remains under investigation.

New York News
6:59 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

NY Consumer Sentiment Up 3rd Straight Month

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Consumers across New York are optimistic as we enter the second half of 2014. A new survey out shows that while they may not sold on the future, New Yorkers are happy with the present...

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Lake George Region Prepares For Holiday Weekend

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The Fourth of July weekend is an important economic boon for one of upstate New York’s most popular vacation destinations.

Michael Consuelo, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday afternoon, if you want to drive into town on Route 9, you’ll be sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

“It’s very promising, a lot of folks on the street, Million Dollar Beach is pretty crowded. We’re getting ready for a very busy weekend and it seems like some folks have really taken advantage of this nice weather,” said Consuelo.

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New York News
4:13 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

GE Settles With Saratoga County Municipalities

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General Electric has reportedly agreed to pay close to $8 million to settle a portion of five-year-old lawsuit brought by Saratoga County municipalities related to the company’s dredging on the Hudson River.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Police Urge Safety On Holiday Weekend

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Public safety officers across the region will be in full force this holiday weekend to enforce the rules of the road and water. 

With Independence Day weekend getting started after work Thursday, police will be cracking down on impaired, distracted, and speeding drivers.

In a memo released Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he urges “all New Yorkers to drive responsibly and obey the rules of the road.”

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New York News
5:24 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Officials Divided On Gloversville Charter Change Issue

  

Gloversville residents will have an opportunity this month to offer their thoughts on a proposal that would change the city’s form of government. The plan has divided city officials.

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New York News
5:15 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Fischer: Albany Wrong Place For Undocumented Children

A Capital Region Republican congressional candidate is disagreeing with a plan by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that could house the children of illegal immigrants in Albany.

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