Albany News Updates Provided by News 10
Wednesday November 21, 2012
More trouble for a small town already facing an incredible budget shortfall with a quarter of a million dollars missing
ALBANY (AP) - A state nomination commission says it has taken up the task of filling the vacancy on New York's top court following the death of Judge Theodore Jones Jr. The Court of Appeals has seven
SCHENECTADY (AP) - A man serving state prison time for attempted assault now faces charges in a Schenectady cold case killing. Forty-six-year-old John Wakefield was arraigned Tuesday in the death of 41-year-old
ALBANY (AP) - The author of a book that was turned into one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway has donated his papers to the upstate New York college he credits with nurturing his writing talents. Novelist
Authorities say a 60-year-old woman faces numerous traffic and criminal charges after she led police on a 30-mile chase through parts of three counties - Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery.
Troy residents are reminded of street closures on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, due to the running of the annual Troy Turkey Troy.
The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to privatize the county's sole nursing home Maplewood Manor.
A unanimous decision was made in Watervliet Tuesday night to rezone property that will pave the way for the tearing down of the historic St. Patrick's Church.
Albany police are investigating after a man was hit by a car on the corner of Erie Street and Broadway Wednesday morning.
Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Fla., Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81.
Albany police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday morning on Church Street.
A search warrant executed Wednesday morning at ABC 123 Day Care in Albany led to the arrest of the childcare owner's husband on child pornography charges.
Preparations for the Thanksgiving dinner put on by Equinox each year are underway, with several volunteers working shifts throughout Wednesday to ensure everything is in order for the holiday.
The Schenectady Police Department has arrested a man in connection to the gang assault that left a 14-year-old in a medically induced coma.
New York auditors say they uncovered 325,000 errors and inconsistencies in prescriptions for painkillers and other commonly abused drugs in a review of 28.5 million prescriptions dispensed over 15 months.
A midlevel New York court has overturned the firing of an Albany police officer for losing his driver's license after he refused a chemical test when charged with driving while intoxicated.
A 30-year-old Vermont woman is free on bail after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from a crash on New York Route 22 in Hebron that killed an 83-year-old man.
The Saratoga Springs Police Dept. is investigating three separate residential burglaries that occurred on Westbury Drive in the city.
Guilderland, N.Y. - According to Triple A the majority of holiday travelers are not flying this weekend. According to the travel company, 90 percent of those traveling Thanksgiving weekend will be hitting the highway.
A Brunswick man began his "Safe Ride Program" seven years ago, designed to provide a free ride home to anyone who needs it, no questions asked, after his wife was killed by a drunk driver.
It's a cause the Comiskey family thought would only get the attention of a few. However, this Thanksgiving, they will be running with the support of hundreds for Donna Comiskey, who was a mother and a special education teacher from Lansingburg. She dedicated her life to helping her special education students.