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36 min ago | Albany Times Union
An Albany County jury on Tuesday convicted Oscar Valcarcel of first-degree murder for killing 27-year-old Caleb Capen during a burglary in the victim's home last December. Valcarcel, 42, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for the early morning Dec. 4 knifepoint strangulation and beating of his acquaintance at 326 Western Ave. The defendant, a repeat felon with prior convictions for robbery, forgery and drug offenses, will be sentenced on Oct. 30 by acting Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough.
37 min ago | Albany Times Union
John A. Dale, a pioneering Albany police officer who became the city's first black detective, supervisor and chief, has died, the Albany Police Department announced. He was 80. Dale, who served in combat for the Marine Corps during the Korean War, joined the overwhelmingly white police force in 1958 and worked his way up through the ranks, eventually becoming the department's public face as its public information officer.
2 hrs ago | Albany Times Union
City Line Bar and Grill opened Saturday at at 1200 Western Ave., across from the University at Albany's uptown campus, near the border of Albany and Guilderland. The striking new building replaces the former Sutter's Mill & Mining Co., which closed abruptly late last year.
2 hrs ago | WGY-AM Albany
A Wynantskill woman pled guilty to killing a 79-year old disabled Albany man she was hired to take care of, according to the Albany County District Attorney's Office. Sara Moore, 35, took the plea Monday morning before Judge Stephen Herrick in Albany County Court.
7 hrs ago | Business Journal
Community health centers in New York state are receiving about $15 million to hire 257 new workers and improve access to health care for patients. That's according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services , which is distributing the money tied to the Affordable Care Act.
Bills piled up on desks in the NYS Assembly Chamber Thursday Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, NY. ORG XMIT: MER2014010216322423 New York's founding fathers were wise in creating a state constitution that made sure lawmakers, the public and media could review legislation on their desks for at least three days before it is debated and voted on.
More than $2 million in safety improvements is planned for the 15-mile stretch of Route 5 between Albany and Schenectady following a series of pedestrian accidents that resulted in multiple deaths over a five-year period. State Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced the improvements as well as a public education campaign, during a press conference Monday afternoon near a busy intersection connecting Colonie Center and Northway Mall on Central Avenue as the state route is named there.
Police said Englander was found beaten and with his neck slashed in his Albany home, after he discovered Moore was trying to steal money from him. Police responded to Englander's home after a bank teller, who was on the phone with Englander, heard Englander and Moore fighting called police.
Capitalize Albany Corp. is hosting a pop-up project in which local entrepreneurs fill vacant storefronts for a short period, in this case, until Sept. 23rd.
Police arrested a man accused of entering the country illegally over the weekend. Police say U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested Matthew Clair, 31, of Albany, N.Y., after he illegally entered the country on foot in Champlain on Sunday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn't appeared in the Red Room since the end of the legislative session in June. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's supporters don't appear to be spending a great deal of time looking for the reasons behind his poor showing in the greater Capital Region in last week's primary, numbers they blame on cranky state workers and single-issue voters.
The Getting There column lists hot spots to watch for road construction. Here's a link to the full column.
Democratic 19th Congressional District candidate Sean Eldridge released his third television ad, "Choice," Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Patron's last chance to enjoy Hoffman's Playland was Sunday. The Hoffman's Playland amusement park, which has been a fixture in the capital region for 60 years, has indefinitely shut its gates.
Hoffman's Playland in suburban Latham opened its gates for the last time Sunday. The couple that owns Hoffman's is retiring and plans a mix of retail and residential development on the 8-acre plot.
Good morning! The final week of summer will start with more sun and a taste of pre-autumnal chill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey's Chris Christie will meet in Manhattan to kick off their new bi-state security initiative.
Albany, New York September 14, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Smart Demand Response Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2025", Global Smart Demand Response Market was valued at USD 5,041.4 million in 2013 and is expected to reach 51,478.9 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 21.6% from 2014 to 2025. Burgeoning power demand drives the adoption of demand response programs.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:16 pm
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