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Creeper Rockin’ a Christmas Sweater Attempts Student Abductions at UAlbany

Never trust a stranger wearing a Christmas sweater. ESPECIALLY in October.

In all seriousness, a terrible thing happened at SUNY Albany on Friday. A man wearing a Christmas sweater and wind pants tried to abduct two women within 45 minutes, according to the Times Union.

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11-Year-Old a ‘Hometown Hero’

Eleven-year-old Jacob of Hillsdale has been selected as our second Hometown Hero! Jacob launched a charity organization, Jacob's Charity Project, to raise money to help those who are less fortunate during the holiday season.

As part of the “Hometown Heroes” series, we've part

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SPOOKY! Human Remains Found In Crawl Space Of East Greenbush Home

Halloween will be here before you know it and spooky things are already happening around the Capital Region. The Times Union is reporting that a woman’s remains were found in the crawl space of a home in East Greenbush. Yikes!

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Schenectady Movie Theater Assailants Indicted

I’m not sure how I managed to miss this story, but a nasty incident occurred at Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland 6 in Schenectady nearly three months ago. Theaters do their best to prevent moviegoers from distracting others during the showing of their films. But as is evident from this incident, there will always be people out there who just DGAF.

A man and one of his daughters were brutally assaulted by a group after asking the teens to quiet down.

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EMT Meghan Brower Our First ‘Hometown Hero’

Kicking off our “Hometown Heroes” series is Meghan Brower, an EMT and active member of the Galway Fire Company for the past 10 years. Despite being injured in a New Year’s Eve house fire in 2008, Meghan worked her way through juggling physical therapy, two jobs and obtaining her paramedics degree

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Salute Your ‘Hometown Hero’ on Hot

Hot 99 will be kicking off a new program next week where we will team up with County Waste and Latham Ford to celebrate local unsung heroes for their good deeds and honorable work.

We’ve already gotten great responses to our call-out for submissio

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Dennis Drue Pleads Guilty To 58 Counts In Crash That Killed 2 Shen Students

Dennis Drue pleaded guilty this morning to the 58 counts against him in Saratoga County Court in connection with the Northway crash that killed two Shen seniors last year.

Drue also waived his right to appeal with the plea deal.

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Spectacular Autumn Colours Are Seen After Mild Temperatures Over The Last Two Months

Local Harvest Festival

Fall is here! Celebrate with the Local Harvest Festival in Albany's Washington Park!

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New York Cracks Down on Texting & Driving!

Don't text and drive! Not only is it potentially dangerous, but now you will be held accountable with some hefty fines and points on your license.

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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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