Albany News Updates Provided by News 10
Saturday April 21, 2012
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is no longer the top Democrat in New York politics.
Three fires throughout the region were reported on Saturday. The fires happened in Colonie, Philmont, and Schenectady.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says New York will get $61 million from this week's national settlement with drug maker Merck & Co. to resolve an investigation into the marketing of the painkiller Vioxx.
Governor Cuomo announced that State Police will conduct Operation Hang Up to target motorists using cell phones and other electronic devices while driving.
Two small fires broke out in Albany early Saturday morning.
State Police arrested two store clerks and one drunk driver during an underage drinking initiative in Albany County on Friday.
A total of three firefighters were injured in a Schenectady fire on Saturday.
A barn caught on fire in Columba County on Saturday.
A residential fire in Colonie started late Friday night and continued until Saturday morning.
The North Colonie Youth Baseball Association is raising money to buy a life saving device known as a defibrillator.
Volunteers joined together on Saturday in Schenectady as part of Earth Day.
The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society presented NEWS10 ABC's Steve Caporizzo with its highest award on Saturday night.