Heavy rains Friday caused flooding in parts of the region. A state of emergency was declared for Montgomery County, New York as flooding lead to the closure of several roads and the evacuation of homes.
According the Leader-Herald, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared the state of emergency around 9 pm Friday. Residents were urged to avoid unnecessary travel.
A case that began 6 years ago has ended in an acquittal. The Times Union reports that jurors deliberated for about seven hours over two days in a Rensselaer County courtroom before acquitting Adrian Thomas yesterday of killing his infant son. Prosecutors argued that Thomas threw his 4-month-old son, Matthew Dante Thomas, onto a bed in frustration, causing trauma and death on September 23rd, 2008.
In a 5 to nothing vote yesterday, the town board of East Greenbush, New York unanimously supported Saratoga Casino and Gaming and its partner Churchill Downs' $300 million casino project proposed for Thompson Hill Road. A preliminary plan calls for the number of proposed hotel rooms to be cut in half from 300 to 150 due to issues in the area with wetlands and to cut a year off of the estimated construction time.
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein have weighed in on the race for New York State Attorney General.
While McCoy and Hein's endorsements Thursday of a fellow Democrat came as no surprise, a Siena College poll released in April found that 53 percent had no opinion of sitting first-term Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, leaving the door open to a challenge.
Agricultural, food and beverage companies are spending millions of dollars to defeat legislation to require labels on food containing genetically modified crops in New York, highlighting the state's pivotal role in debates about what Americans should know about the products they consume.
Supporters argue people should know if food contains GMO ingredients.
The New York Power Authority and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority on Wednesday unveiled the first of 100 planned installations they’re partnering on to charge electric vehicles statewide. It's part of a larger effort that seeks to encourage more electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them.