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518 Hip Hop Heat: Bottles n Beats Tonight

Local hip hop heat is back tonight in the 518! Got no plans for the night and want to check out what 518 hip hop is, then you want to get to Bottles n Beats tonight at Bogies!

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50 Ducks Invade CVS In Saratoga Springs [VIDEO]

Living in downtown Saratoga, my daily commute to and from work requires me to drive past the entrance to Congress Park each day. On a weekly basis, some of the park’s residents, ducks, will dictate traffic by crossing the road. The thought of, “Where are they headed?” has never really crossed my mind as I’ve missed green light opportunities to let the little quackers cross the road. That question was answered last week when a flock of 50 ducks made their way into the CVS across the road from the park intersection.

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No More ‘Dollar Menu’ At McDonalds – Introducing The ‘Dollar Menu & More’

The McDonalds “Mighty Wings” were a “Mighty Flop” for the fast food franchise, even though overall earnings were still up 5% this quarter. Now the chain will make another menu change next month to help increase sales. No, they won’t be testing a new menu item. They’ll be changing the once profitable Dollar Menu to “Dollar Menu and More.”

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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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Kelly from Saratoga

Local HOTtie – Kelly from Saratoga

The Albany area has some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Why wouldn’t we showcase them? Get to know Local HOTtie, Kelly from Saratoga.

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Police Seek Help Finding Missing Troy City Worker

Tyrome Treece of Troy was last seen on Sept. 30 in Colonie. Police are searching for the city worker, who was reported missing on Oct. 1.

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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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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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Hot 99.1 Presents READ To SUCCEED! We Want To Visit Your Classroom!

Hot 99.1 proudly presents our brand new, “Read to Succeed” initiative. Throughout the fall and winter we want to visit as many Capital Region elementary classrooms as possible. Hot 99.1’s Tanch will come in to read to the kids and speak to them about how important it is to read, help others and treat people with respect. We’ll also bring local artists to select visits to sing an uplifting song for the children.

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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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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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FREE Hot College Door Hangers

If you're a college kid shacked up in a dorm room or sharing an apartment with other students, privacy is limited.  Hot 99.1 to the rescue!  If you're trying to "study" or get freaky, these door hangers are guarenteed to keep unwanted visitors away from your personal space (results may vary).

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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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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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Albany Area Charity Helping Students + Families With School Supplies

Home rooms, homecomings and homework (UGH!) are right around the corner. With another Capital Region school year right around the corner, a local charity organization located out of Schenectady is looking to help with kids-in-need.

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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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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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Hot 99.1 Celebrity Golf Tournament

Come play in our Celebrity Golf Tournament! It’s happening on Monday, August 19th at the beautiful Colonie Golf & Country Club. I’m extremely excited for this event. I play golf all over the Capital Region but haven’t had the opportunity to play at Colonie because of the required club membership. For the tournament, you don’t need to be a member!

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SHARK WEEK With Albany Area Celebrities

Discovery Channel is on day 3 of their annual “Shark Week.” This year’s edition features 11 hours of new shark-related programming. There’s a Shark Week feeding frenzy on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets every year in anticipation of the week long event. Even some of your favorite Capital Region celebrities are taking the bait! Actually, in this case…. They ARE the bait!

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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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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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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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