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To Newtown With Love
We noticed a lot of Faceook posts of people copying and posting pictures of candles, and messages of sympathy. While that is great, to us, it doesn't get to the people who actually need messages of hope and love.
Mr Food, Art Ginsburg Dies at Age 81
Mr. Food was a long standing local celebrity in the Albany area, getting his start on WRGB Channel 6 before becoming nationally famous. He was known for his catchphrase "ooh it's so good" and also as the orignator of the 'quick and easy cooking' concept. He'll b…
Fully Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box – How Lazy Have We Gotten?
Is it okay to purchase a fully cooked compete turkey dinner in a box? It's understandable that cooking a turkey and Thanksgiving meal can be daunting, but thanks to a little thing called the internet, it's easy to find a millon ways to prepare anything. Other than growing laziness, we can't imagine…
Missing Person: 28 Year Old Ryan Patton of Sand Lake
The Rensselaer County Sheriff's department is reporting a missing person and needs your help in locating 28 year old Ryan Patton from Sand Lake, NY.
Nine Arrests Made at Albany Hazing Incident
How'd you spend your Friday night? Perhaps lying on a basement floor with your face submerged in water, while being spanked with a wooden paddle and begging for mercy? No? Perhaps if there was cold water being poured on your head from a garden hose? Still doesn't sound fun? Albany police didn't thin…
Watch Donald Trump Get Torn Apart by Brian Williams in 10 Seconds
No matter what side of the election you were on, it's hard to take Donald Trump seriously. He's become a laughing stock with his outrageous and over the top harassment of President Obama. Brian Williams has clearly had enough of his shenanigans and he was able to sum up just…
President Barack Obama Wins Re-Election
It was the election that seemed it would never end, but all of the major networks have called the election for President Obama. Starting with Fox News, followed by NBC, ABC, and the others it came down to Ohio.
Albany Cares S.O.S. Day
We know the damage a hurricane can inflict all too well; Irene was very hard for many of us in the Albany area, so we know firsthand that any help you can get, you need. There are people who need our help downstate and we want to our best to reach out a hand to those in need - that's why we&apo…
Albany Area Local Election Results
We have a lot of races in the Albany area with some of them being more major than the others but all equally important. Here are the results of the races that have been called. We will be updating the data as new numbers come in.
Photos of NYC + East Coast at Night Before and After Sandy
Check out these before and after shots of the eastern seaboard before and after Hurricane Sandy. What these maps show are the lights of cities and it's just so shocking to see how many places are without electricity.
Nationwide Animated Wind Map
The entire northeast is getting plenty of high winds due to Sandy. We found a site that shows a 'live' charting via animation of all the wind blowing in the continental United States. It's shocking to see what a large mass of air the pressure inside Sandy is commanding - and…
The Latest Update on Sandy for the Albany Area
We're going to keep you updated every time there is a change in information or new information about Sandy as she approaches the Albany area. Please keep checking back and refreshing the page to display the latest information.
Incredibile + Shocking Photos of Sandy Damage, NYC Flooding
The photos flooding social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram as well as Facebook are just shocking to see. Lower Manhattan is flooding, the power is out in large parts of NYC as the city takes a beating from Sandy. Also Atlantic City and other cities along the east.
Send Us Your Sandy Photos
Send us your photos of Sandy wind damage, flooding, etc and we'll share them in our gallery. Include your location with the photo. You can Tweet and Instagram them using hashtag #518storm or email them to us using email email@example.com
Albany Area + Capital Region Power Outage Map for Hurricane Sandy
If you are in the dark, chances are you’re looking at this on a smart phone. If you’re wondering about an outage in your neighborhood, need to report an outage, wondering how long it’ll last, and other information, then check out the map below.
Bridge Closing Information During Sandy
Gov Cuomo has just announced that the Tappan Zee Bridge near New York City will close at 4PM today (10/29) due to the high winds associated with Sandy. If you're wondering about any possible bridge closings in the Albany area, New York State has a twitter account setup that will display informa…
Albany Area State of Emergencies Due to Sandy
Most of these have been lifted or will expire by the end of the day Tuesday. We were lucky that Sandy wasn't as bad as it could have been!
Sandy to Bring More Wind Than Irene + Less Water
For Albany area residents there is a touch of a silver lining with Sandy as the National Weather Service in Albany has stated that we should see more wind rather than rain when Sandy hits late Monday and early Tuesday. Irene dumped around six inches of rain on the area but Sandy is expected to…
List of Albany Area + Capital Region Shelters for Sandy
With Sandy headed toward the Albany area, the Red Cross will be opening eleven shelters throughout the Albany area starting Monday, October 29, 2012. We have the list of shelters that has been announced thus far and some instructions for those seeking shelter.
Track Hurricane Sandy in Real Time
Wondering where Sandy is? For some folks they only need to look out the window to find her. If you're looking for some maps and up to the minute information, we have several resources for you to find that information.
How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy
As we well know from Irene, a hurricane (or it’s remnants) can be a very damaging and dangerous weather situation. We’ve been through this recently and as a community learned plenty of lessons. Here are some tips for being prepared for Sandy as she approaches the Alba…
Amtrak, Megabus, and Other Delays + Cancelations Due to Sandy
If you were planning on taking the Amtrak or Megabus to New York City from the Albany area, you'll have to cancel your plans. Both have suspended service at least through Tuesday the 30th of October and perhaps longer depending on what Sandy leaves behind.
Albany + Capital Region Road and Bridge Closing Information
During and after Sandy hits the Albany area and the Capital Region, roads may close for various reasons including flooding, downed wires, and other emergencies. Bridges may also be closed due to high wings, flooding, large debris in the water, and other hazards. We have a map from 511 NY which has o…
Who to Follow on Twitter for Sandy Coverage
As Sandy approaches, we'll be keeping our Twitter account updated and we will also be closely following several other key people and organizations on Twitter. Here's a list of who you should also follow along with.
Why Does Turkey Make You Sleepy? The Truth About Tryptophan
Tryptophan, turkey, and Thanksgiving have become synonymous with one another but does anyone really know exactly what tryptophan actually is and if if actually makes you as sleepy as it's fabled to do? The truth is shocking: the levels of tryptophan in turkey is no different than any other poul…
Albany Police Searching For Missing 15 Year Old Christopher Hunt [UPDATE]
Good news from Albany PD: the missing 15 year old from who was reported missing yesterday has returned home. Christopher Hunt returned this morning and is safe. Thank you all for your help.
Register to Vote in the Albany Area
Wondering where you can register to vote or how to do so? Perhaps you need to change your registration, your address, your party, or other information? Here's where to register to vote, and how!
Three Puppies Found in Milk Crate in Schenectady [UPDATED]
UPDATE: 9/26/2012 @12N: YNN has reported that the dogs tested positive for Parvo, a neurological disorder which they couldn't treat. The surviving two puppies had to be put to sleep. So very sad.
Abused Puppies Nailed to Railroad Tracks in Albany
This has to be one of the most cruel stories we're ever seen - and just leaves us at a loss for words. Three puppies, less than a month old, were found nailed to the railroad tracks in Albany. The three puppies are a pit bull mix and were found on Saturday between North Pearl and Broadway.
Severe Weather Hitting Albany Area
The Albany area and surrounding areas are being hammered by some severe weather. There are several severe thunderstorm warnings right now and a tornado watch as well. We'll keep you updated on-air and online with alerts and other information. Click 'read more' for the latest details.