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Social Media Guide for Food Truck Festival

If you're going to be at our first ever Food Truck Festival happening this Saturday (5/4) in Troy, NY, we want you to Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare, flickr, and more with us! Here's a complete guide for the fest including our hashtag for the day and the Twitter handles for a bunch of the trucks. We'll even have a fancy-dandy guide to save to your phone, or print out. We'll also have paper copies at the festival too, but you can save a tree and download it here

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Marist College crew coach Matthew Lavin

Enormous Styrofoam Head Found Floating Down Hudson River

There are many things that can be seen floating down the Hudson River but it isn't every day that you see an enormous styrofoam head just floating along. Marist College crew coach Matthew Lavin shared some photos of the giant head his team found and brought to shore. If you ask us, it looks somewhat like New York Governor Cuomo, sans nose. Maybe we're just crazy - but you can let us know in our poll below the photos. 

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Boston Deals With Aftermath Of Marathon Explosions

Boston Bombing Updates – Unclear if Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: 3:56:

This will be the last update of this article this afternoon. There is a press conference with the FBI at 5P, after which we'll publish a new article recapping the details. What we do know as fact is that the FBI and has made "significant progress" in this investigation.

UPDATE @ 3:02:

The Boston police department has tweeted that there HAS NOT been an arrest made:

UPDATE @ 2:51:

CBS News is reporting that the suspect is a WHITE MALE not 'dark skinned' as previously reported by other outlets:

Additionally CBS News is reporting that cellphone tower data was used to find the bomber:

AP just tweeted that "Federal officials deny that Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in custody." - however AP has NOT retracted that their source confirms so.

ABC News also has NOT reported an arrest:

 

UPDATE @2:29: We have conflicting reports. NBC is saying that a top official in Boston says that there is NO arrest:

However, a source at the Boston Globe continues to state that a suspect is in custody:

 

UPDATE @2:21: This is helicopter footage of the Federal Courthouse in that is from Twitter - AP and CNN are reporting that the suspect has been brought here. However, someone can be taken into custody without there being an arrest. No officials have made a statement regarding a suspect in custody and we are reporting based on information from CNN and the Associated Press.

UPDATE @ 2:06 PM: The AP reports that Federal Marshals have a suspect in custody and are brining him to a Federal Courthouse:

UPDATE AT 1:49: CNN REPORTS THAT A SUSPECT HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND IS IN CUSTODY.

Associated Press is also reporting that an arrest has been made:

According to reports on major national media, CNN has broken the story that the FBI has obtained clear footage of a suspect in the Boston bombings. The footage originated from a department story surveillance camera and was used to locate other footage that included images of the suspect from a Boston TV station. 

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ABC News

Boston Bombing Update: Only Two Devices Were Found, 176 Casualties and 3 Deaths

A press conference was held Tuesday morning (4/16) which cleared up some confusion regarding earlier reports of there being other devices, and where the FBI is in their investigation. We continue to send our prayers and thoughts to the victims and their families. Here is a recap of the press conference: 

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Did You See the Meteor in the Albany Sky? [VIDEO]

Friday night (3/22/2013) Twitter was lit up with reports of a meteor in the sky above Albany - and this morning (3/23)several meteorological societies and groups are confirming in fact that a meteor did pass through the sky, likely traveling southwest from Massachusetts  over Albany, and toward Maryland and points south. There were even reports from Florida and Canada! Check out some videos captured on a dashcam!

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Twitter

OMG: Amanda Bynes on Twitter @Drake: MURDER My V!!!!!!!!!!

Okay - we're done with the internet - it's ALL OVER after seeing this tweet from Amanda Bynes asking @drake to MURDER her VAGINA! Hasn't she heard that DRAKE  HAS A REPUTATION that isn't so great?!?????? We can only guess what she HAS IN MIND. Check out the TWEET AND ANOTHER WEIRD ONE HERE:

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2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

IS LIL WAYNE OKAY? Just Tweeted HE IS COOL But Has his Twitter Been HACKED?

We earlier heard that Lil Wayne was going to die but he just tweeted that he's okay - we're hoping that's legit and he will pull through. Rumors are that his Twitter feed has been hacked or that Mack Maine may have tweeted it, considering it came moments after Mack Maine tweeted he was about to send out a tweet ending all speculation about Wayne's health. Check out the tweet from Wayne's account here:

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NYS Police Twitter

Summary of New York State Police Statement on Herkimer Shooting

New York State police held a press conference earlier today (3/14) regarding the death of a shooting suspect in Herkimer. The suspect had shot six and killed four on 3/13 at two different locations. Police had him cornered overnight and opened fire on him when he shot and killed an FBI K9 Officer. 

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Saratoga Beer Week at Saratoga City Center

Saratoga Beer Week Rare Beer + Cask Ale Event [PHOTOS]

Albany area beer connoisseurs were out in full force at the Rare Beer + Cask Ale Event as part of Saratoga Beer Week on Thursday 2/22. A dozen breweries were represented with some of best of the best and of course rare beers. We had some favorites for the night for sure and clearly so did all of the other beer geeks in attendance. 

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