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Friday December 28, 2012 news10


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say New York's unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in November from 8.3 percent a month earlier. The state labor department says about 40,000 fewer people were listed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State officials are warning backcountry visitors in the Adirondacks to use proper equipment now that snow and cold have taken hold in the mountains. The Department of Environmental

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday in search of a compromise to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" of across-the-board tax increases

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Attorney General's Office says settlements in two labor cases have produced $2.25 million for workers at companies based in New York City. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Police in Washington County say they've arrested an ex-convict accused of burglarizing more than 100 homes in a three-county area during the past four years.

Hundreds of firefighters from the U.S. and Canada are heading to the Rochester area for the wakes and funeral services for the two volunteer firefighters killed in a Christmas Eve ambush.

The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a case in which they say six fraudulent checks were cashed at six different local First Niagara banks.

Police in Rensselaer say investigators are looking into the cause of a fire which occurred at the Rensselaer Volunteer Ambulance building Friday morning.

A handful of organizations are rallying at Albany Medical Center Friday morning, making their voices heard about budget cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and social security.

Continuing a 42-year tradition, free coffee and hot tea will be available to travelers along the New York State Thruway on New Year's Eve.

The recent weather has been a windfall for ski resorts.

Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren is making an end-of-the-year pitch to help retire her campaign debt.

Beginning January 1st, residents in the City of North Adams will no longer be able to smoke tobacco, or even e-cigarettes, in certain outdoor public places.

Many of the thousands of firefighters expected to attend this weekend's services for the firefighters killed on Christmas Eve in Webster will be staying for free.

Authorities say a regional jet bound for Washington turned back to Albany, N.Y., after smoke was reported in one of the restrooms.

A woman has been arrested in connection with the deadly firefighter ambush in Webster.

An attack over the weekend in Glens Falls that left a man with broken bones has sparked a new proposal for bar owners.

State and federal authorities have charged a 24-year-old woman in connection with the guns used in the Christmas Eve ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York.

On Monday, the city of Schenectady will be without a police chief.

The first candidate for John Kerry's senate seat made a public announcement Friday.

Drive home after you drink, spend a night in the clink - that's the message from Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple while announcing the details for the 29th Annual New Year's Eve Safe Ride Program.

Drivers got something extra when going through thruway toll booths Friday - a red ribbon.

Friday evening EMTs at the Rensselaer volunteer ambulance service got their first look inside of their building after a early morning fire damaged much of their equipment.

New York lawmakers lauded the passage of a $60.4 billion emergency spending package for Sandy recovery in the Senate, but urged the House to pass the measure quickly in order to help devastated areas.

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