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Travel Warnings Across Scotland As More Snow Arrives

More Snow?! Not Again!

By now the capital region is coated with mounds & mounds of the fluffy white stuff.  But unlike when we were carefree kids, these massive piles of snow so frequently hitting the cap region have became a nuisance! Yes, we are getting another storm! Can you stand it!

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Winter Wonderland VDay!

By now I am hoping most of you have made it out there to shovel out your cars!  The plows in the City of Albany had me shoveling for 3 hrs! Oh no, LOVE must be in the building on Valentine's Day!

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Valentine’s Day Proposal Robbery

Happy Valentine's Day!! Love is still in the air in the midst of all of the snow on the ground. Anyone happen to get a morning wedding proposal? This poor city girl did and before she even got a chance to put her ring on, she was robbed!!

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Remembering Valentine’s Day Storm 2007

With all this talk of the big whopper of a storm we are getting hit with as I speak, again, I can't help but think back to the Valentine's storm we got in 2007. Do you remember where you were and what you did on that day?

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Kiss FM

Race Car Twinkies — Fun And Easy Valentine’s Day Treat For Kiddos

Valentine's Day is in a few days, which means school parties for the kiddos! I always try to bring an extra special treat for my son's class and this year, I found something that is super easy and cute.

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Valentine’s Day Storm 2014?

Valentine's day is right around the corner and the Cap Region has a threat of snow that may put a damper on romance! Which makes me think back to that giant storm we had back 7 years ago that ruined lots of V Day plans for all, remember that wicked winter white out?

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Woman Creates Inspiring Video, Sings for Her Cancer-Stricken Mother

Lori is facing stage 4 pancreatic cancer and Jenny wanted to make her smile.

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Did You Know Bobsledding Started In Albany?

As a means of transportation, the bobsled has been around forever. It wasn't until the late 1800s that racing was established thanks to the Swiss adding a steering mechanism to a toboggan.

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Latham & Clifton Park K-Mart To Close In May

Two more local K-marts have been added to the list of those closing.

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Hockey Team Training Video – Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic

This weekend is the inaugural Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic at the Saratoga Spa State Park. The event kicks off Friday evening with team registrations, the first round of games, and a bar crawl.

Teams are preparing for an entire weekend of hockey action, I have to wonder if they are preparing like this?

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Grenade Found At Albany Area Goodwill Store

Colonie police responded to the Central Avenue Goodwill Store Saturday afternoon after a pair of grenades were reportedly found in the store.

If you were around the area of Central Avenue and Fuller Road in Colonie on Saturday afternoon, at about 1:30 p.m., you may have seen some police cars and several other official vehicles in the parking lot of the Goodwill Store.

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Lawsuit For Stewarts Shops

There’s an accusation that some Stewarts Shops employees didn’t get compensated for some of the hours that they worked.

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Nothern Lights Expected For Capital Region Thursday Night [VIDEO]

Well, apparently the Sun has decided to blow!!! The Sun has erupted and this means great things for us here in Upstate New York. Northern Lights!!!

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images.

Missing Upstate NY Man Found Through Photo

A 20-year old man from upstate, N.Y., who went missing on New Year's Day, has been found in Washington D.C.

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Hackett Middle School On Lockdown After Weapon Report Nearby

Hackett Middle School is currently on lockdown after Albany Police received a call around 7:45 a.m. reporting a person carrying a weapon on Delaware Avenue, which is near the school.

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518 Hip Hop

The weekend is super close, hallelujah!! Some of us have not penciled in one plan yet for our weekends, and may have no idea what to do!! Well, I've got something for you, ESPECIALLY if you are a fan of our local hip hop and music scene here in the 518!

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Black Boxes Retreived From Derailed Commuter Train

As more information is gradually coming from the commuter train derailment that occurred Sunday morning en route to Grand Central Station, in New York City, investigators will be able to put the pieces together more easily now.

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Consumers In The Christmas Retail Rush

Shop Til You Drop on Turkey Day?!

The Thanksgiving Day holiday is traditionally meant to be spent with family and friends, cheating on our diets being gluttons, and giving thanks for all we have.  This year retailers have combined the Black Friday madness with a holiday, starting the shopping frenzy on turkey night. Is this morally right? Well, retail America seems to think so!

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Schenectady 46th Annual Holiday Parade This Saturday

I can't even believe I am writing about this, where did this year go?! But! The 46th annual Schenectady holiday parade is here folks: this Saturday! This brings back so many memories for me!

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Troy’s Turkey Trot Now Includes Prizes

The 66th Annual Turkey Trot is just around the corner and if you've never participated, it's definitely something to consider.

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Major Retailers Begin Black Friday Sales Thanksgiving Night

Black Friday Hours: Crossgates Mall, Lee Premium Outlets & Lake George Plaza

Retail stores have already announced their Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours: what about the area's malls and outlets? We have them right here for you!

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Matthew Peyton / Getty Images

Thanksgiving Day Shopping – What’s Opening When?

As it has become custom now with major chain box stores across the country, Thanksgiving is no longer a time for employees to relax with their families while being thankful for what they have. No, it's all about the "consumer demand" and the need to open earlier and earlier every year to make that extra dollar.

Case and point, this year is probably the worst to date.

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K-Mart To Be Open 41 Hours Straight Starting Thanksgiving Morning

Because no one wants to spend time with their family and friends on Thanksgiving, K-Mart is adding themselves to the long list of stores opening on Thanksgiving Day and staying open through Black Friday. But they are they aren't just opening in the evening. Nope, they will be open all day starting at 6 a.m.

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Trick-Or-Treat Times For Albany/Capital Region

Even though it's going to be a wet and windy Halloween this year, many will still hit the streets in search of candy.

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John King Forum to Cause Traffic Delays in Albany

An Albany school is expecting its biggest "Back to School Night" crowd yet as New York Education Commissioner John King will host a forum Thursday night, inviting parents to comment on New York's Common Core standards.

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Firefighter Jay Ham a ‘Hometown Hero’

Jay Ham, a firefighter and EMT from Johnsonville, is this week’s “Hometown Hero.” When he's not volunteering to help others, Jay works to spread awareness of Autism...

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‘Family Feud’ To Feature Albany Couple On Tuesday’s Show

Survey Says! Tomorrow night at 5 p.m. turn your televisions to 'Family Feud,' the long-time running family game show that requires its contestants to think on their feet. Two families compete on every show and tomorrow's episode will feature two people from Albany!

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Albany Ranked No. 7 Best-Dressed Place in America

Yes, you read my headline correctly! Survey says! According to Movoto Real Estate bloggers, Albany is the No. 7 "Best Dressed Small City in America!" Whoop Whoop!! Pat yourselves on your backs you lil fashionistas and dapper dudes!!

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New Equipment Will Help Cohoes Firefighters Save Pets

Fireman Cory Kalanick became a viral sensation when his GoPro camera showcased his heroic effort to save a kitten. The video shows Kalanick walking around a home when he came across the lifeless body of a tiny kitten. An oxygen mask and a few splashes of water did the trick and a thankful owner now has their little friend back. City firefighters in Cohoes are now prepared for similar situations.

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Seafood Stuffed in Man’s Pants Leads Police on Car + Foot Chase

A fishy smell is never a good smell unless you’re at a Seafood restaurant – especially when the smell is coming from your pants.

A 41-year-old man from Troy was arrested by police after leaving the Price Chopper on Second Avenue with a three-course meal in his drawers.

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