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Troy Native Joe Mahoney To Play With The Baltimore Orioles

Today could be a big one for Troy native Joe Mahoney. Joe is expected to make his first major league roster appearance tonight with the Baltimore Orioles. Mahoney is a graduate of Catholic Central.

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lindseywb, flickr

Chocolate Mess Causes Traffic Delays

Route 11 in the town of Stockholm experienced three hours of traffic this morning. A tractor trailer loaded with 20 tons of Hershey’s chocolate rolled over.

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dianecordell, flickr

Saratoga Race Track Giveaways 2012

Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course is July 20th. Gates open at 11am to kick off another year in Toga Town. The giveaways for this year’s season include some new additions.

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U.S. Mission Uganda, flickr
U.S. Mission Uganda, flickr

National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday June 27th.  Hot 99.1 welcomes you to get tested for FREE!  It's always better to be safe than sorry.

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Hot 99.1

Making the 5-1-gr8 – Nominate Those Who Have Made A Positive Local Impact

 

Hot 99.1 presents "Making The 5-1-gr8"!  The Capital Region wouldn't be a great place to live if it weren't for great people.  Our goal is to bring attention to those in the community who are doing positive things to make the 518 a better place.

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bobistraveling, flickr

How To Bet Horse Races In Saratoga

I’ve lived in Saratoga for most of my life. Being a Saratogian, you can’t help but appreciate the excitement the Saratoga Race Track brings to the area each year. Opening day is just over a month away – July 20th. If you’re new to the area or never had time to learn how to bet like a boss, here’s your official guide to placing bets.

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Willie Lunchmeat, flickr

Fort Edward Police Chief Accidently Shot Himself [VIDEOS]

Fort Edward police chief Walt Sandford must have drank a cup of “stupid” juice last Friday. He suffered a gunshot wound to his left hand as he was cleaning his 9mm semiautomatic handgun.

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YouTube

Hot 99.1 Freestyle Fridays – Episode 8

This week's Freestyle Friday artist is Rated R out of Troy, NY.  Dude spit some powerful words in this rhyme!  Support your local artists, check it out and vote!

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atomicjeep, flickr
atomicjeep, flickr

New Alive @ Five Rain Location For 2012

The Alive @ Five concert series begins this week. The free concerts take place each Thursday at 5pm at the Corning Preserve in Albany Riverfront Park. We’ve had our fair share of rain so far this season but weather will not affect the shows.

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Andrea Amanatides
Albany County Sheriffs Office

Albany Inmate Stashes Drugs In Her…

Andrea Amanatides isn’t as sneaky as she thought.  The 38 year old was being held at Albany County Correctional Facility Tuesday when a bunch of drugs spilled out of her vagina.  Wait.  Say what?  Yes, her vagina.

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google

Random Acts Of Hotness 2012!

Free stuff. I have your attention now, don’t I? This summer, Hot 99.1 is coming to a hood near you! We’ll be performing “Random Acts Of Hotness” throughout the Albany area. Ya never know when the Hot Lexus could be rollin’ through so keep your eyes peeled!

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Kenneth O. Hansen, flickr
Kenneth O. Hansen, flickr

Severe Thunderstorms Headed To The Albany Area Today

Mother Nature cut us some slack on Memorial Day weekend. Two of the three days were calling for rain that never arrived. We’re back to reality, however, as severe thunderstorms are expected to soak the Capital Region this afternoon.

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Hot 99.1

Hot 99.1 Mixorial Day Winners

Monday is our first ever Mixorial Day!  Thank you to the THOUSANDS who supported our local talent with your votes yesterday.  The following DJ's will be throwin' it down from 3pm-7pm on Hot 99.1 this upcoming Monday.

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Dawn Paperin
Dawn Paperin

Albany Area Memorial Day Parades

Memorial Day was originated to commemorate our fallen soldiers. We pay tribute each year with acts of patriotism, parades, bbq’s and day-drinking. Here’s a list of parades to check out on your unofficial summer kick off weekend.

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YouTube

Who’s The Hottest Local TV Commercial Star?

When it comes to business, I don’t think there’s a more accurate phrase than “sex sells”. Maybe not when it comes to conducting day to day operations but an appealing visual definitely makes a brand stand out.

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bildwerk, flickr
bildwerk, flickr

Mixorial Day Voting – Get Your Favorite Local DJ On-Air

Hot 99.1's 1st annual Mixorial Day is right around the corner!  Time to choose the talent you want to listen to while you're partying on Monday.  Make sure you share the link and spread the word - you can vote as many times as you'd like.

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Michael Melchiorre, flickr
Michael Melchiorre, flickr

How To Prevent Violence And Shootings In Albany Area

The Times Union wrote a story about 26 year old Elijah Thomas who was shot Sunday afternoon near a West Hill playground. He was shot in the neck and both arms around 1pm outside Swinburne Park. This is the 4th shooting in 8 days around the Albany area. Local organizations like “SNUG” are doing their best to stop violent acts like these.

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GettyImages

Lil Kim Discusses Collaborations, DWTS All Star Season, Biggie Hologram And More! [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]

Hot 99.1 presents Lil’ Kim at Northern Lights in Clifton Park! I had an exclusive interview with Kim the other day. We talked about her concert, the possibility of a DWTS return for their upcoming “All Star” season and how she would feel about a Biggie hologram.

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liftarn, flickr
liftarn, flickr

Freestyle Fridays – Episode 5 [EXPLICIT AUDIO]

Hot 99.1's Freestyle Fridays welcomes our first female rapper this week, Taya!  She may be a lady but her rhymes are as punishing as any dude in the game.

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Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Couple From Albany Area Pull A Scam At Target

 

A couple out of Montgomery County got arrested for pulling a scam at a local Target store on April 30th. Carley Goguen used more than $1200 in fake money to buy items from her cashier boyfriend before returning the merch for cash.

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Nazareth College, flickr

Albany Area High School Commencements

Another school year is almost in the books! High school graduation season is right around the corner. Here is a list of commencement ceremonies around the area.

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Beedie School of Business, flickr
Beedie School of Business, flickr

Find Albany Area Jobs – Career Expo At Sage Tonight!

Still looking for a job? Get off the couch!! The Capital Region Career Expo is happening on the Sage College campus in Albany tonight.

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albany county sheriffs office

Albany Area Drug Dealers Arrested For Selling At Recovery Clinic

Four drug dealing Capital Region residents have reached an all time low. The dealers were arrested for selling various drugs at local recovery clinic, Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services Center.

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Tax Credit, flickr
Tax Credit, flickr

Support For New York State Minimum Wage Increase

Democrats have a proposal in the Legislature to raise New York State minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour. Cool, I might get a raise! A Siena college poll shows state voters support the proposal.

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erikwestrum, flickr

Pick Up Lines To Hook Up At Tulip Fest

Tulip Fest is a great time for all – kids, adults, families etc. Around 20,000 people attend every year! Bottom line, it’s a great place to meet new friends or hook-ups. I put together a list of pick-up lines to help you break the ice while schmoozing this weekend.

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GettyImages

Obama In Albany Re-Cap

Today’s weather confirms President Obama did not bring the gloom and rain to the Capital Region with him for yesterday’s Albany visit. Instead, he shined a bright light on what’s happening in Albany and wants other cities to mimic our industrial prowess.

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sburke2478, flickr
sburke2478, flickr

Find Alternate Routes In Albany Area Today During Obama’s Visit

If you plan on driving around the Albany area (I-90) between noon and 3pm today you might want to brainstorm alternate routes ahead of time. Obama and his crew are takin’ ova!!!

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GettyImages

Obama Coming To Albany Tomorrow!



Bush never came, Clinton was here once, now Barack Obama is making his THIRD, yes – third visit to the Albany area tomorrow. But why?

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theseanster93, flickr
theseanster93, flickr

Coaches Vs. Cancer Today

Looking to help a great cause and enjoy the beautiful day today? Check out the 2nd Annual Troy High School Coaches VS. Cancer games! “Let’s strike out cancer!”

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GettyImages

Hot 99.1 Craigs Crap 4/30-5/4

Each weekday I talk about a random item being sold on Facebook, most of which are usually weird, gross or just plain stupid. Each item I talk about is on-sale for less than $9.91.

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