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Walmart Pulls “Naughty” Kids Costumes

Sex sells this we all know, but when it comes to kids & Halloween costumes...oh hell to the no!

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What’s the Most ‘Shameful’ Thing About NY?

Of all the things New Yorkers have to not be proud of (remember, Snooki is a native of our state), you may be shocked to know what has been deemed our most "shameful" trait, according to Polycimic.

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SUNY Albany’s State Dining Hall Named One Of The Country’s Grossest College Cafeterias

UAlbany has made a lot of “top” lists for different reasons. But this one “takes the cake” (pun intended). Complex listed the university as being home to one of the grossest college cafeterias in the country.

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Gun Threat Made at Concert Workers by Elderly Queensbury Man

“All you damn kids with your loud music!” said every old person ever. But one AARP card-holder took out his frustrations in an extreme way last week. The Freedom of Expression Music and Arts Festival took place in Queensbury over the weekend, and a 75-year-old man who lives near the venue visited the event and voiced his displeasure by brandishing his trusty steel piece.

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Best Places for Pumpkin Picking Around Albany

Whether you've had your first sip of a pumpkin spice latte or heard the crunch of leaves as you walk, by now you should be getting in the fall season spirit.

But what's fall without a pumpkin?

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518 Hip Hop Album Release Party 9.20

For the record, I have been showing Hump Day some love long before this dam Geico camel! But anyhow, Happy freakin Hump Day!!! Weekend is almost here as we get over this hump of a day, and got a 518 music event to tell you about that you may want to pencil into your weekend plans!!

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Shooting Incidents In Troy Are Said To Be Related

Police believe a recent string of shootings are related. The most recent incident occurred around 8pm on Monday night on Fifth Avenue in Troy. Several shots penetrated the building and missed two small children, 6 and 7-years-old, by inches.

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Police Cracking Down On Unsafe Driving + Pedestrian Crossing On Central Ave

I read an interesting article on the Times Union website today that says law enforcement will start cracking down on both drivers and pedestrians to help prevent accidents on Central Avenue. The article exclaims that pedestrians are hit by cars more than once a week on average on Central.

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UAlbany Football Home Opener Is This Saturday!

Are you ready for some UAlbany Football??? The Great Danes’ home opener at their new stadium named after their coach (who’s in his final season), Bob Ford, is on Saturday at 7pm under the lights.

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Don’t Miss Out: Mayer Hawthorne Performing In Albany Tomorrow!!

 So much to do in the Cap Region this weekend !! And a big TGIF btw!!!! We have a hot, up and coming retro soul artist coming to Albany tomorrow and you can check him and his talent out for 0 dollarz!

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21st Annual P.A.C.C. Benefit for St. Jude’s This Saturday!!

The weekend is almost here can you believe it?! And I have an event for you that not only will you enjoy but also be happy that you are a part of this annual event for a good cause.

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UAlbany Football Has New Field, New Conference, and New… MARCHING BAND!

UAlbany Great Danes football fans have a lot of new additions to look forward to this season – a coach’s last hoorah season, a new stadium, a new conference, and a new marching band!

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‘The Partridge Family’ Star David Cassidy Arrested In Albany Area

Even though both were in their heyday before my time, I was always more of a “Brady Bunch” guy than “Partridge Family.” This story justifies my position perfectly! I always knew that S.O.B. David Cassidy was a lush!

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Green Island In Deep Shih Tzu – 3 Pet Limit Per Household?

There’s a bunch of crap (literally) in Green Island, and officials are looking to flush it down the toilet. A hearing will be held to discuss a movement to limit the Green Island households to 3 pets. The proposal is in response to a number of dog poo complaints.

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Latham Circle Mall Demolition

Farewell to yet another staple of the town of Latham, Latham Circle Mall.  The mall has been dead for years & demolition began in March to tear the old mall down to bring two outdoor shopping centers, The Shoppes of Latham.

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Hoffman’s Playland Closing After Six Decades

Could this be the last summer to take the kids to Hoffman's Playland? The capital region staple located on Route 9 in Latham announces its final summer days.

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UAlbany Football Coach Bob Ford Retiring After This Season

It’s rare in any level of sports for one team to have a coach as long as Bob Ford has been with the University at Albany. The coach’s 43-year run as the team’s fearless leader will end after this season.

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Lord & Taylor Returning To Crossgates Mall

In the words of LL Cool J, you can call it a comeback! The department store, Lord & Taylor, will be return to Crossgates Mall for the first time since 2005.

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Man Charged With Murdering His 3-Month-Old Son [POLL]

A 30-year-old Fort Edward man has been charged with murdering, yes murdering, his three month old child over the weekend. Sunday afternoon, around 2pm, the Glens Falls Hospital called police informing them that the infant had been brought to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

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Voters Affected By Superstorm Sandy Go To The Polls

Uncle Sam Statue Decapitated In Troy

The city of Troy is known as the home of Uncle Sam. As a matter of fact, the city of Troy is home to 30 Uncle Sams. Statues that is. Well, 29 now since one of the statues was decapitated over the weekend!

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An Abandoned Dog In Glenmont Leads To Three People Getting Arrested

There was an abandoned Shih-Tzu dog found on Route 9W in Glenmont, on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

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Albany Area Buffet Suspected Of Identity Theft

The Golden Town Buffet Hibachi & Sushi was raided yesterday by law enforcement. The Albany area Asian buffet is under investigation for identity theft after multiple patrons reported suspicious activity on their debit and credit card statements.

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Albany Is One of The Least Friendly Cities On The Planet

Albany is called a lot of things from "SmAlbany" to some other unflattering comments that I can't retype here, but one thing you might not think to call us is unfriendly.

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P-U!! What Is The Bad Odor in Cohoes?

If you’ve been smelling that stank a$$ odor in Cohoes, there’s no need to worry according to officials. The putrid stench is attributed to an overheated chemical tank at Norlite Corp, according to Joseph Fahd.

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Prostitution Arrests Made In Saratoga Springs

Of all places in the Capital Region to hear about prostitution – would you ever expect Saratoga Springs? Sting operations lead to the arrest of 5 Albany area women. The women have all been charged with misdemeanor prostitution.

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Helicopters Search For Depressed Missing Woman In The Albany Area

People in the Albany area were understandably curious as to why there were low-flying State Police helicopters circling the Maxwell and Albany Shaker Road areas this morning. Turns out they were searching for a woman who was reported missing yesterday morning.

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The Postal Service Looking At Options Other Than Door-To-Door Delivery

Don’t get too attached to that cute mailbox that looks like a miniature replica of your home. It might be better suited for firewood sooner than later. The US Postal Service has been losing billions of dollars year after year. There’s a possibility that their door-to-door service could be eliminated as early as 2022.

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BARF! Three Different ‘Poop In The Pool’ Incidents in Bethlehem IN ONE WEEK!

Is there anything more disgusting than human waste? Be honest, even your own doo doo grosses you out. The only thing else than your own poo, is someone else’s poo. Bethlehem residents were stuck in a frustrating situation during last week’s heat wave, when the Elm Avenue Pool Complex had to shut down the pool after THREE different brown log incidents.

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Saratoga Race Course Giveaways 2013

The local heat wave will still be in effect as the racing season kicks off in Saratoga Springs on Friday. It shouldn’t have much of an impact on business, though.

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HEAT WAVE – Cooling Stations Set Up In Albany This Week

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 90’s for the rest of the week. Due to the heat wave, the city of Albany is helping to prevent your face from melting off. There will be cooling stations set up throughout the city, which will be open to the public 11am to 7pm through Friday.

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