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Menage a Moi, flickr

WTF??? Saratoga Springs Man Gets Ear Cut Off

A nasty altercation occurred in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday evening. A city man had part of his ear cut off and the side of his face slashed at a cook-out on Grand Avenue. Sounds like a typical BBQ at Hannibal Lecter’s house!

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erikwestrum, flickr
erikwestrum, flickr

Albany Tulip Fest 2013 List Of Events + Performances

Mother’s Day Weekend is approaching which means Tulip Festival is almost here! Let’s hope the spring weather gets here in time for all those tulips to grow in Washington Park. This year’s events feature something for everyone – kids activities, crafts and live music.

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cooper.gary, flickr

Shen Lacrosse Coach Accused Of Verbally + Physically Abusing Players

Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was fired this week after video footage was released, showing Rice verbally and physically abusing his players. It seems abusive coaches exist on all levels as a local coach has been suspended indefinitely for similar accusations.

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Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

Robert Redford + Shia LaBeouf Movie Based In Albany…. But Filmed In Canada? WTF!

The Place Beyond The Pines, starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling, is the latest of money Hollywood blockbusters to be filmed in the capital region. Other films that have been filmed here over the years include Salt starring Angelina Jolie, The Other Guys starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Farrell, Taking Woodstock starring Liev Schreiber, Seabiscuit starring Tobey Maguire and The Horse Whisperer starring Robert Redford. Speaking of Redford, his most recent directorial project has Albany ties as well.

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GettyImages

Siena Hires Jimmy Patsos As Head Coach

It’s out with the old and in with the new for Siena’s men’s basketball team. After the termination of Mitch Buonaguro, a new head coach has been announced. Jimmy Patsos is leaving a familiar Siena foe, Loyola, to take the position.

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GettyImages

Is Costco Coming To The Albany Area?

If you’re a doomsday prepper or enjoy buying essential household items in bulk, there may be a new shopping destination for you!  A little birdie is telling us that Costco is looking to set up shop at a Capital Region location.

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GettyImages

Police Looking For 3 LAMES Who Stole Donation Jar From Crossgates

Three punk a$$es allegedly ganked a donation jar from Crossgates Mall.  The jar had around $300 and was supposed to go to the Children’s Hospital.  The theft occurred at Hannoush Jewelers around 6pm on Friday.

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Dougtone, flickr
Dougtone, flickr

TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE!! Weekend Work On Twin Bridges Back For 2013

The weekend traffic nightmare continues… Renovations will continue on the Twin Bridges beginning April 5th.  DOT crews took care of the northbound side last year, the southbound side is next.

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GettyImages

Is Lil Wayne Coming To SPAC? YOU ALREADY KNOW!!!

Props to the peeps over at SPAC for not shying away from booking the biggest names in hip hop! Sure, it’s possible that we’ll only get to see ONE hip hop tour in the Spa City this year, but it’s better than nothing. Drizzy Drake shut it down last year, and this year, we see the return of Lil Wayne and company to the 518.

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GettyImages

HYFR – Food Trucks Are Back In Albany!!

The calendar says its spring, but it doesn’t feel like it.  I mean, come on. Check your thermometer.  The day-time temperatures this week are 40-something degrees!  Far from scorching to say the least.  However, some familiar sights and sounds of spring are starting to emerge.  Snow is melting, birds are chirping, and food trucks are open in downtownAlbanyfor another season of business!

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Kirsten Slurff, Rotterdam
Kirsten Slurff, Rotterdam

Local HOTtie – Kirsten Slurff

The Capital Region has some of the most beautiful women on the planet. So why wouldn’t we showcase them? Get to know Local HOTtie, Kirsten Slurff from Rotterdam!

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dno1967b, flickr

Texas Roadhouse Coming To Albany Area

Get ready for a new restaurant chain with food so good you’ll smack ya momma!  Texas Roadhouse is set to open its first Capital Region location on August 1st.  The steak and ribs chain will set up shop at 105 Wolf Road.

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s o d a p o p, flickr
s o d a p o p, flickr

Things I Like To Shop For At Albany Area Bodegas

The Capital Region is not without its fair share of bodegas. You can go to every Price Chopper, Stewarts, Mobil, Hess, Hannaford or Shop Rite in the area, but if you’re looking for plantain chips or hard-to-find Hispanic ingredients you’re probably gonna have to hit up the neighborhood bodega.

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NYS DMV
NYS DMV

Sorry, McLovin’ – New New York State ID’s Are Hard To Fake [PICTURE]

The state is rolling out a new, harder to fake driver’s license.  They goin’ all old school on us, too!  The photos will be black and white.  Also, the state thinks your pretty face is so nice they’re printing it twice.  The ID will feature your photo on the left and a smaller duplicate photo in a circle on the right.  The pics will appear on both sides of the card.  “Experts” claim this will make them more difficult to forge, but we’re pretty sure someone will figure it out sooner or later.

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YouTube
YouTube

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Brawl In Albany – 2 Arrests Made [VIDEO]

The “Turn Up” kid is officially the most annoying dude in the Capital Region. A video that documents a brawl near the Capitol after the annual St. Patty’s Day parade has gone viral. It’s tough to decipher exactly what lead to the may lay because of shaky camera work and the d-bag screaming “turn up” non-stop.

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GettyImages

Rave Parties Banned From Washington Avenue Armory

Albany’s Borad of Zoning Appeals must have something against glowsticks. They have officially banned large “rave-like” dance parties at the Washington Avenue Armory.

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Hot 99.1
Hot 99.1

Capital Region Hot List Results

The Capital Region has spoken!  We asked you to vote for your favorite people and places around the 518 and you delivered.  Here are the results of the 2013 Capital Region Hot List as voted for by YOU!  Congrats to all our winners!

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Schenectady Police Department
Schenectady Police Department

Police: Schenectady Woman Beat Officer With Baton

A Schenectady woman has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer with his own weapon during a traffic stop. 19 year old, Denita Collier, fled from police officers after an early morning traffic stop on Wednesday. An altercation ensued when officers caught up with the woman.

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Siena Fires Men’s Basketball Coach Mitch Buonaguro

Siena basketball fans can now breathe a sigh of relief. The team’s coach, Mitch Buonaguro, was released from his contract a year early. Remember when Siena was competing with the most elite teams in the NCAA Tournament? Yeah… We miss you, Fran McCaffery.

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State Police
State Police

Police Offering $10,000 Reward For Info Leading To Arrest In Weekend Stabbing Case

The manhunt continues for 18 year old, Eric L. Green. Police want to question the man about a stabbing incident on Sunday. State trooper Rodney Smith was stabbed in the neck on Sunday after speaking to a man inside the Empire State Plaza concourse. Troopers say Green is “known to police” but wouldn’t go in to further detail. State troopers are offering a $10,000 reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible.

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daysofthundr46, flickr

Latham Circle Mall About To Be Demolished

Latham is about to be boomin’, literally and figuratively. The frequently forgotten shopping establishment, Latham Circle Mall, is about to be turned into a pile of rubble. According to a Times Union article, developers are preparing removal of the mall.

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1SarahSmith, flickr

Schoharie County Woman Arrested For Hoarding 99 Caged Cats, 67 Dead Cats Found In Her Freezer

A Schoharie County woman was arrested after police found 99 caged cats in her home. They also found 67 dead cats bagged up in her freezer. The woman, Irene VanDyke, is facing multiple charges including cruelty to animals.

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YouTube
YouTube

Saratoga Springs Native Getting Local Premiere For His Movie Starring Billy Crystal + More

The movie, “Small Apartments,” based on a novel by Saratoga Native, Chris Millis, will receive a local premiere. The showing will happen at 6:30pm on Friday, March 1st, at the Saratoga Music Hall inside City Hall in downtown Toga.

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GettyImages

‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ Will Premiere In The Albany Area

Despite earlier reports, it looks like we’ll get a local showing of “The Place Beyond The Pines” before it’s commercial release date of April 12th. Many of the scenes were filmed right here in the Capital Region. The movie starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper will open in select cities on March 29th.

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YouTube
YouTube

Saratoga’s Boca Bistro Staff Releases Music Video ‘Trappin Paellas’ [VIDEO]

I gotta give props to one of the newest restaurants in Downtown Saratoga – Boca Bistro. Not only do they have an amazing menu, their staff clearly knows how to have a good time!

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Facebook

Fox 23 News Fires Ann Hughes

The Capital Region has lost an incredibly talented news anchor. Ann Hughes was the victim of downsizing as Fox 23 news is merging with WTEN. Ann first appeared on Capital Region television in 1998 and delivered her final newscast on Tuesday night.

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Warren County Sheriff's Office
Warren County Sheriff's Office

Albany Area Woman Tries To Burn House Down With Her Boyfriend Inside

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like trying to kill your boyfriend. I guess love works in mysterious ways, right? 29 year-old Sadie Robinson pulled a ballsy move on Monday morning.

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Kevin Burkett, flickr
Kevin Burkett, flickr

How To Prepare For A Snow Storm

The Capital Region is looking at a big, messy snow storm on Friday. The heaviest stuff is expected to hit sometime during the afternoon and continue throughout the evening, possibly until Saturday morning. The area could get buried with about 9 inches of snow. Areas east of Albany could see more. I don’t think you’ll need to hide in your doomsday bunker, but it’s always good to be prepared. We’re Upstate New Yorkers… we got this!

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Michael Melchiorre, flickr
Michael Melchiorre, flickr

Two Teens Arrested In Troy Stabbing Case

A horrible tragedy happened in Troy on Monday where a 21 year old Albany man was stabbed to death. 21 year old Takim Smith was visiting a woman at the Corliss Park Apartment Building when two teens allegedly made their way into the apartment and stabbed him multiple times.

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Andrew Maiman, flickr
Andrew Maiman, flickr

School Vending Machines Getting More Healthy

Vending machines are getting a makeover in schools. Say goodbye to the Doritos, Fritos and Honey Buns. New rules will mandate that machines in schools can only offer snacks with who grains, low fat dairy, fruits, vegetables and protein. All options available will also be limited to 200 calories per portion.

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