Capital Region News

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Police say four people have been found dead inside a home in New York's capital region, and investigators believe the people may have been killed.


A New York "cigarette strike force" has seized more than 1.5 Million illegal cigars -- a 476 percent increase from last year...

With the temperature predicted to fall into negatives, the homeless are being urged to seek shelter.

Albany Housing Authority

The first phase of redevelopment is complete at a former public housing unit in Albany.


With many holiday gift packages still in transit, Albany police are warning citizens about "porch pirates."

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70 Connecticut towns shopping around for a new place to dispose of solid waste have southern Albany County in their sights.

Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello
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Troy’s mayor and city council president remain at odds over the Collar City's budget shortfall.

Albany Police Department

An Albany police officer has been arrested and suspended following an early morning crash in Lincoln Park.

Maura Siobhan

New details in the allegations of domestic violence against Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse have been published. But the embattled Democrat has continued resisting calls to resign. 

Troy Police Chief Retiring

Dec 15, 2017
Troy Police Chief John Tedesco
Troy Police Department

The police chief of Troy, New York is stepping down in December after 40 years with the department. John Tedesco has been the chief for seven years.

Police will be watching Albany High Monday after a melee forced the district to close the school Friday.

The College Of St. Rose

Six members of the College of St. Rose’s Board of Trustees have tendered their resignations. It’s the latest challenge at the private Albany college.

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If an ambitious project in the works to transform a section of Albany's New Scotland Avenue across the street from St. Peter's Hospital comes to fruition, it  would rival development that has sprung up farther down the avenue around Albany Medical Center.

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The Albany Police Department, Capital Region Crime Stoppers and SEFCU have teamed up to launch a program enabling people with tips about crimes to share information with authorities anonymously — with the possibility of a cash reward.

Crime Scene Tape
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Authorities today identified the person whose body was found Saturday in a wooded area in Delmar, New York as 70-year-old Ruth Talmon of Schenectady County. 

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State police have charged a New York woman with stealing more than $150,000 from a customer's accounts at an upstate bank where she worked.

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Cohoes has begun what promises to be a long recovery from last week's massive downtown fire. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at City Hall today for an update.


Residents are shaken and the images are startling after a massive fire devastated several downtown blocks of the city of Cohoes Thursday.

  Firefighters battled a massive blaze along Remsen Street in Cohoes late Thursday afternoon. 

American Red Cross

People are homeless and several buildings have been completely destroyed following a major fire in the Albany County city of Cohoes Thursday afternoon. Fire departments from a number of nearby cities and towns were called in to help battle the flames that broke out in the 200 block of Remsen Street, and quickly spread. As of Thursday afternoon, there were no reports of serious injuries. Officials say the wind carried embers to other buildings and touched off other smaller fires.

A major fire is burning at this hour in the city of Cohoes, NY. 

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The first season of the Capital Region's bike-share program is being hailed as a major success.

Budget Angst In Troy

Nov 30, 2017
Lucas Willard / WAMC

For the second year in a row, the Troy city council has voted down Mayor Patrick Madden's proposed budget.

The Troy city council has voted down Mayor Patrick Madden's proposed budget.

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin
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The head of the New York state Assembly has issued sanctions against outgoing Capital Region Republican Steve McLaughlin following a harassment complaint. 

An accountant who admitted to stealing $3.1 million from agribusiness giant Cargill, Inc. has been sentenced to five years in prison. 

Red Light cameras in the city of Albany budget.
Composite photo by Dave Lucas/WAMC

Albany’s red-light camera program is now a fact of life for city motorists, but it’s no longer a factor in the city budget…

The city of Schenectady is beginning the process of outfitting police officers with body cameras.


Several area communities participated in "Small Business Saturday." The event has evolved from a marketing promotion to a component of the busy shopping weekend bordered by Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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A controversial trash fee has been removed from the city of Troy's 2018 budget proposal.