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Social Media Guide for Food Truck Festival
If you're going to be at our first ever Food Truck Festival happening this Saturday (5/4) in Troy, NY, we want you to Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare, flickr, and more with us! Here's a complete guide for the fest including our hashtag for the day and the Twitter handles for a bunch of the trucks. We'll even have a fancy-dandy guide to save to your phone, or print out. We'll also have paper
Enormous Styrofoam Head Found Floating Down Hudson River
There are many things that can be seen floating down the Hudson River but it isn't every day that you see an enormous styrofoam head just floating along. Marist College crew coach Matthew Lavin shared some photos of the giant head his team found and brought to shore. If you ask us, it looks somewhat like New York Governor Cuomo, sans nose. Maybe we're just crazy - but you can let us know in our po
Media Briefing on Boston Bombings: No Apprehension Made
Officials in Massachusetts gave a press conference to update the media on the status of the Tsarnaev brothers and the Boston bombings. Gov Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino started the press conference:
Uncle of Bombing Suspects Speaks to Media
The uncle of the bombing suspects, Ruslan Tsarni, spoke to the media a short time ago and expressed his disgust with what his nephews have done. He pleaded for Dzhokar, also known as suspect #2, to turn himself in and ask the victims for forgiveness.
FBI Releases Photos of Suspects in Boston Bombing
Late Thursday afternoon (4/18) the FBI held a press conference regarding the bombings at the Boston Marathon which occurred in Boston on Monday. Here is the latest information that the FBI released to the media regarding this act of terror.
Make-A-Wish ‘Wishes In Flight Campaign’
You can help grant a wish for a local child with a life-threatening medical condition, simply by donating airline miles. Make-A-Wish Northeast New York grants around 100 wishes each year, and most involve air travel. Your donation of airline miles through Wishes in FlightSMcan help make those wishes come true...
Boston Bombing Updates – Unclear if Suspect Arrested
UPDATE: 3:56: This will be the last update of this article this afternoon. There is a press conference with the FBI at 5P, after which we'll publish a new article recapping the details. What we do know as fact is that the FBI and has made "significant progress" in this investigation. UPDATE @ 3:02: The Boston police department has tweeted that there HAS NOT been an arrest made: UPDATE @
FBI: Letter to President Obama Tested Positive for Ricin
The White House just held a press conference in which they confirmed that a letter addressed to President Obama has tested positive for richin. There is no indication that this letter is connected to the bombings in Boston.
Runners Unite and Organize on Twitter with #RunForBoston Hashtag
Runners are a very unified group and have a special connection whenever they meet a fellow runner. Running takes so much dedication, training, and work. While people have different motives for running, it's being a runner that brings them together...
Boston Bombing Update: Only Two Devices Were Found, 176 Casualties and 3 Deaths
A press conference was held Tuesday morning (4/16) which cleared up some confusion regarding earlier reports of there being other devices, and where the FBI is in their investigation. We continue to send our prayers and thoughts to the victims and their families. Here is a recap of the press conference:
Two Explosions at Boston Marathon
There have been two confirmed bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. We are updating this post as new information comes in. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims. Refresh this page for updates as we add them. Latest information will be on the top:
Two Suspicious Deaths Being Investigated in Rotterdam
UPDATE at 7:30 PM: There are reports that a mother and daughter have been found strangled in the home. The initial call was to the fire department for a structure fire which was quickly put out when they arrived. It was then that the bodies were discovered...
Did You See the Meteor in the Albany Sky? [VIDEO]
Friday night (3/22/2013) Twitter was lit up with reports of a meteor in the sky above Albany - and this morning (3/23)several meteorological societies and groups are confirming in fact that a meteor did pass through the sky, likely traveling southwest from Massachusetts over Albany, and toward Maryland and points south. There were even reports from Florida and Canada! Check out some videos captur
OMG: Amanda Bynes on Twitter @Drake: MURDER My V!!!!!!!!!!
Okay - we're done with the internet - it's ALL OVER after seeing this tweet from Amanda Bynes asking @drake to MURDER her VAGINA! Hasn't she heard that DRAKE HAS A REPUTATION that isn't so great?!?????? We can only guess what she HAS IN MIND. Check out the TWEET AND ANOTHER WEIRD ONE HERE:
Seize the Deal is Having a One Day Sale
We get it, times are tough and we want to help you out. We convinced our bosses to give you 60% off absolutely everything at SeizeTheDeal.com. We're talking food, entertainment and more…all 60% off. The catch is it only lasts today, so don't waste any time!
Eight Failed and Misguided McDonald’s Menu Items – What The Hell Were They Thinking?
Everyone gets so excited when the Shamrock Shake comes back, or even the McRib (like a zombie back from the grave) returns. We felt it was time to take a McLook back at some McDonald's menu items that McFailed miserably. Some odd items are still available regionally, and some of these misguided food options were inspired by those regional offerings...
IS LIL WAYNE OKAY? Just Tweeted HE IS COOL But Has his Twitter Been HACKED?
We earlier heard that Lil Wayne was going to die but he just tweeted that he's okay - we're hoping that's legit and he will pull through. Rumors are that his Twitter feed has been hacked or that Mack Maine may have tweeted it, considering it came moments after Mack Maine tweeted he was about to send out a tweet ending all speculation about Wayne's health. Check out the tweet from Wayne's account h
OMG! Lil Wayne IN THE HOSPITAL – CRITICAL CONDITION – Possible SIZZURP binge Given LAST RITES
We're just hearing that Lil Wayne had another seizure and is back in the hospital except this time it's looking pretty bad - he's listed in critical condition. According to sources he's been given last rites.
Summary of New York State Police Statement on Herkimer Shooting
New York State police held a press conference earlier today (3/14) regarding the death of a shooting suspect in Herkimer. The suspect had shot six and killed four on 3/13 at two different locations. Police had him cornered overnight and opened fire on him when he shot and killed an FBI K9 Officer.
Six Shot, Four Dead in Herkimer County
Six people were shot in two different Herkimer County locations with four confirmed dead. Two people were shot and killed at Gaffey's Car Wash in the Village of Herkimer and an additional four people were shot at John's Barber Shop in Mohawk. Of those four, two were killed.
Bus Carrying St. Michael’s College Lacrosse Team Crashes Near Albany
Traffic is closed on the Northway following a bus crash and police have confirmed one fatality in the accident. The bus was transporting the St. Michael's College Lacrosse team to a game in Long Island when the accident occurred.
Hugo Chavez Has Died
Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela has died, according to reports from the AP, MSNBC, and CNN. Chavez was 58 years old. Since December, Chavez has been battling and unspecified cancer and had undergone at least four surgeries in Cuba.
Saratoga Beer Summit [PHOTOS]
Who knew that your dreams could all come true in Saratoga and all in one day! If you missed the Saratoga Beer Summit, which was the capstone event of Saratoga Beer Week, then you really missed out on some great beer and cider too!
Saratoga Beer Week Rare Beer + Cask Ale Event [PHOTOS]
Albany area beer connoisseurs were out in full force at the Rare Beer + Cask Ale Event as part of Saratoga Beer Week on Thursday 2/22. A dozen breweries were represented with some of best of the best and of course rare beers. We had some favorites for the night for sure and clearly so did all of the other beer geeks in attendance.
13 Year Old Girl Missing from Troy Since Friday 2/15
UPDATE: Great news - we just learned from Troy Police that she has returned home - THANK GOD!
Albany Area Snow Emergency List
Some people are calling it Nemo but most people are calling it a blizzard, which is what it is. Many cities in the Albany area have snow emergency policies for snow removal, so check our list to make sure you don't get towed or violate the emergency order!
Hey Weather Channel: Stop Naming Winter Storms – It’s Stupid
Using the word stupid isn't always polite and should be reserved for special occasions and The Weather Channel trying to name winter storms is a perfect example of when to use the word stupid.
Arrest Made in Albany Railroad Puppy Abuse Case
A few months ago we told you the horrible story about how someone nailed some sweet little puppies to the railroad tracks. Today we are really glad to be able to report that the person responsible is now in jail.
Fire at SUNY Oneonta
Our sister news outlet CNY News in Central New York is reporting that there is a fire at SUNY Oneonta.
Albany Cellphone Store Employee Steals Nude Photo off Phone
An Albany area cellphone store employee has been arrested after he stole a nude picture off of a customers phone - and texted it to himself. Colonie Police arrested the Verizon Wireless employee after the customer realized that the photo had been texted off of his phone.