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SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros was arraigned in Albany City Court on Friday.
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Suspended SUNY Poly president Alain Kaloyeros made his first court appearance this morning.

 Alain Kaloyeros and Governor Cuomo

The head of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, is one of the key targets of criminal complaints by federal and state officials.

Until recently, though, Kaloyeros, was a highly favored state official, earning far more pay than any other employee, and running Governor Cuomo’s signature economic development programs.  

A 20-year-old college student's design is being considered to replace an upstate New York village's official logo, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian.

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Since 1996, the Amsterdam Police Department has used its indoor shooting range as a storage area.

Chief Greg Culick gave a tour of the facility Thursday and pointed out the potential for the space.

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It's a contentious election year with the party leadership of the New York State Senate hanging in the balance.

In the 43rd Senate District, political newcomer Shaun Francis, a Democrat, is taking on two-term Republican Kathy Marchione.

 Alain Kaloyeros and Governor Cuomo

Several people with close ties to the Cuomo administration are facing charges brought by Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency saying General Electric’s dredging of the upper Hudson River is not complete.

Code Blue Saratoga
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Earlier this year, Shelters of Saratoga was forced to find a new home for its emergency Code Blue shelter after the Salvation Army determined it could no longer host the service at its building in downtown, where it had been for two years.  The program was started in 2013 at St. Peter’s School after the freezing death of a homeless woman.

Governor Andrew Cuomo at Elk Lake
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Opponents of a pipeline expansion that would flow through vast portions of New York want the Cuomo Administration to deny a key permit that could result in halt to the upgrade.

Clinton Ahead In Blue New York

Sep 20, 2016

A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton is still far ahead of Donald Trump among New York voters, but Clinton has some weak points.

NYS Legislature Is More Popular, Poll Finds

Sep 20, 2016

The New York State Legislature is more popular these days, according to a Siena College poll.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the explosion that rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night on Sunday morning.

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Five years after the Occupy Wall Street began and then seemingly fizzled, demonstrators gathered once again in New York City's Zuccotti Park Saturday to mark the movement and what they say has been its lasting impact.

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A New York state lawmaker is proposing help for property owners who must pay to remove trees infested with an invasive beetle.

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Semiconductor manufacturer GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced that it is working toward the next technological breakthrough of 7 nanometer technology.

New York state regulators say a proposed dual pipeline from Albany to New Jersey oil refineries requires a full environmental review.

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The first debate between the candidates for New York’s 19th Congressional district seat is in the books. Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout faced off today at WAMC’s performing arts studio, the Linda. The debate between two former gubernatorial candidates mostly stuck to the issues.

Primary Win Could Help GOP Rule Senate

Sep 14, 2016

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A win by a candidate in a four-way primary for a state Senate seat Tuesday night may help Republicans keep control of the New York state Senate in the long run.

Albany International Airport

Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko announced Wednesday that Albany International Airport will receive $1.1 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for security enhancements.

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Republicans battled for their parties’ nomination in the 112th and 113th Assembly Districts on Tuesday.

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Agricultural producers from across New York travel to Washington each year to participate in the annual New York Farm Day.   Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is hosting the 15th annual event this evening on Capitol Hill.

Longtime Capital Region Assemblyman Jim Tedisco soundly defeated challenger Christian Klueg in the Republican primary for New York’s 49th Senate District.

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STORY UPDATED 9/14/16 11:10 a.m.

The sprawling 49th Senate district that stretches from Schenectady deep into the Adirondacks has been held by Republican Hugh Farley for four decades.

New York's attorney general says he has reached settlements with Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and Jumpstart Games stopping them from using tracking technology on their popular children's websites.

A group of state lawmakers is teaming up with environmental groups to ask New York Governor Cuomo’s administration to ban the use of waste water from hydrofracking and other oil and gas extraction from being spread on public roadways.

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A ceremony was held Tuesday morning in the Fireman’s Home in Fort Plain, located on a block that was underwater in June of 2013. The storm dumped 8 inches of rain and swelled a nearby creek beyond its banks. Homes and businesses were damaged and one person died.

Cuomo: Vote Or Don't Complain

Sep 13, 2016

On a state primary day, and during a hotly contested presidential campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a somewhat non-partisan message to New Yorkers today: vote, or don’t complain about the results. 

Moral Monday Comes To Capitol In Albany

Sep 12, 2016
Reverend Emily McNeill, with the New York Labor Religion Coalition, addresses a rally outside the state capitol on Monday.
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Religious and labor advocates rallied at the state capitol in Albany Monday as part of a nationwide movement known as Moral Mondays, to urge state lawmakers to take more progressive stances on issues.

The body of a drowning victim in Lake George was recovered by divers Saturday afternoon.

According to the Register-Star, a body found early Saturday morning in a wooded area in Kinderhook, New York was confirmed by a family member to be Halle Schmidt.