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An upstate New York woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant daughter and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.

The man who started the company that bears his name managed communications for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid and assisted the New York Racing Association for decades.

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Watching what will go down as one of the sport's biggest upsets, thousands of fans packed into Saratoga Race Course changed their tone from cries of excitement to sighs of disbelief after Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was overtaken by Keen Ice Saturday in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes.

Governor Cuomo’s labor commissioner is likely in the next few days to finalize a phased in hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers. That action  dismays some business groups, who say it will have some unintended consequences.

Has anyone seen a stray missile?


You may not yet have heard about  "Rise Up October" - it's a movement that packs a huge potential impact in our region.

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Saratoga Springs will be packed with visitors for Travers weekend and public safety officials are putting a plan in place to make sure guests enjoy their stay.

A New York state Board of Elections investigator appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo may have found a back door way into breaking some of the secrecy surrounding a major campaign contribution loophole in New York.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is the latest New York lawmaker to oppose President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear agreement.  Maloney posted a statement Thursday on her congressional website that she intends to vote against the deal.

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This Labor Day weekend, the small city of Ticonderoga, New York, will host its first ‘Star Trek’ convention. Conventions dedicated to the 1960s TV series that spawned a pop culture movement have been held around the world for decades, but what makes this event unique is that it’s being held within a complete reproduction of the original series’ set.