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Alex Rodriguez will play his final major league game next Friday with the New York Yankees and then become a special adviser and instructor with the team.

Rachael Mattice, a Johnstown woman accused of falsely reporting her own abduction, a case that led to a costly two-week manhunt, has been charged with petit larceny for stealing prescription drugs.

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After recent underground water and sewage breakdowns throughout the Capital Region, Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko is renewing his call for passage of the AQUA Bill. The bill would provide $21 billion over five years for local infrastructure projects.

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The Troy Lock and Dam opened in 1916. Laborers who built the Panama Canal were contracted to build the dam designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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New York State is making progress toward its goal of providing 100 percent broadband internet access to every household and business by the end of 2018.

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Troy was awarded $972,000 in Federal aid through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFE grant program.

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The Hyde Collection, known for its old masters and historic buildings, received a major bequest of modern art and cash from Schenectady architect and art collector Werner Feibes.

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Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius died July 28th after serving the Fulton County city for two-and-a-half years. After a difficult week, on Wednesday there was applause at city hall after Cynthia Lakata was sworn in as interim mayor.

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Beside the famed Saratoga Race Course, the backstretch is always busy. Working for the trainers, grooms, blacksmiths, and others spend long days with the horses in between training rides and races. 

  A routine oversight hearing by the state Assembly turned testy when Governor Cuomo’s Economic Development Czar, Howard Zemsky, endured over two hours of questions about Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs, which are currently under federal investigation.

New York's attorney general is targeting companies advertising ineffective insect repellents to cash in on concerns over the Zika virus. 

As Republican nominee Donald Trump begins his first full week campaigning for the presidency, his schedule indicates a stop in this region.

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Services have been announced for Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius, who died Thursday at age 66.

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A 24-year-old man has been charged with leaving the scene of a boat crash that killed an 8-year-old girl from Carlsbad, California who was vacationing at Lake George in the southern Adirondacks.

A New York state lawmaker says Pokemon Go and similar games could inadvertently give sexual predators a "road map" to unsuspecting victims.

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In recent weeks, the account of former Emma Willard Student Kat Sullivan has gained national attention. As first reported in the New York Daily News, followed by the New York Times, Sullivan claims that while she was a student at the private school in 1998 she was bound, gagged, and raped by a soccer coach. The two had an intimate relationship at the time.

Senate Democrats hope once again to take leadership of the Senate away from Republicans in the 2016 elections. The chief engineer of strategy for the Democrats says the Presidential candidates at the top of the ticket will help his candidates win.

 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo got his moment on the convention stage Thursday night before Hillary Clinton’s speech.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says 820 undersized lobsters were seized from Price Chopper’s Schenectady distribution center after an inspection Tuesday.

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State conservation officers are trying to trap a bear that attacked a steer on a southeastern Adirondack farm.

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Note: The Warren County Sheriff's office has corrected the age of the victim as 8, not 9, as initially announced.

On Monday evening, a boating crash claimed the life of  9-year-old Charlotte McCue of California. Her mother was also injured in the crash.

Cuomo Will Focus On Father During Convention Speech

Jul 28, 2016
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Governor Cuomo says it’s a “sign of respect” for New York that he’s been asked to speak on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. He says he plans to mention his father Mario Cuomo, the former governor who gave the memorable Tale of Two Cities speech at the 1984 convention. Andrew Cuomo says it’s the first national convention that he’s attended without his father. Mario Cuomo died on New Year’s Day in 2015.

Politico's Vielkind Checks In From DNC In Philadelphia

Jul 28, 2016
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It's the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Tonight, former Secretary of State and New York U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to accept the presidential nomination from a major party. Politico NY Albany Bureau Chief Jimmy Vielkind has been covering the DNC, including Governor Andrew Cuomo's addresses to the New York delegation.  Stronger Together: An Economy That Works For All will be the theme of tonight's speech by Gov. Cuomo. The address will come 32 years after his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, made his famous A Tale of Two Cities speech to the DNC in San Francisco, which nominated Walter Mondale.

On Wednesday, Weitz & Luxenberg filed its suit on behalf of plaintiff James Donavan. The complaint alleges that exposure to the chemical PFOA, which was discovered in the village drinking water supply and private wells, has caused Donavan’s ulcerative colitis and other illnesses.

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The sewer leak into a tributary of the Mohawk River began Monday morning. A NY-Alert Wednesday afternoon says the untreated sewage, caused by a broken pipe, was flowing into the river at an estimated 50 gallons per minute.

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Foreign trade deals are a contentious issue at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Now New York’s Senior Senator, Chuck Schumer, is weighing in, saying he’s against the Trans Pacific Partnership proposal, known as the TPP.

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  It’s supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s convention, but all of the focus Monday was on her primary challenger Bernie Sanders and his delegates, who continue to stew over a wikileaks release of DNC emails that showed favoritism to Clinton over Sanders.

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At the Crandall Library in Glens Falls, users of the 518 area code were asked a tough question: because the combination of seven-digit numbers is running out, given the growing ubiquity of mobile phones, how would you like to see a new area code incorporated?

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko about the Democratic National Convention last night.

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New York's attorney general is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking records about his investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.

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