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DEC Rescues Cub, Its Head Shackled In Bucket for Weeks
Bear sightings seem to be the norm these days throughout the Capital Region, and while it's always wise to keep a safe distance, our natural curiosity makes it impossible to veer away.   Bears are curious creatures too, and in the hunt for food, they sometimes get themselves into some…
Police: Cohoes Man Stalked, Harrassed Teen in Walmart Parking Lot
Police say a 15-year-old girl was in the parking lot of the Walmart on Hoosick Street when a man started following her while yelling sexually explicit things in her direction.  The underrage girl was uncomfortable and unnerved, and told him multiple times to stop, but he wouldn't relent.
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Area Oddities: Why is a Car On Top of this Amsterdam Smokestack?
I was in Amsterdam a few weeks ago for a Make a Wish event and in typical "Brian fashion," I may have gotten a  bit lost trying to find the spot that my girlfriend Samantha and I needed to be.  In fairness, there are literally a thousand detours in the city currently and trying to get to w…
Cock-a-Doodle New: Malta’s Ugly Rooster is Now Open
The Ugly Rooster; Mechanicville's cozy, comfortable, cafe has finally opened their second location.  I guess they needed to expand after feeling a bit...cooped up with just one spot.
Nestled in the heart of Mechanicville, The Ugly Rooster Cafe is beloved by locals and out-of-town travelers …
Menacing Albany Driver Allegedly Targets Electric Cars
A viral video posted on Twitter recently shows the driver of a black pickup truck "rolling coal" and swerving all over the road creating a volatile and dangerous driving sitiuation for the vehicle behind it.   In the :14 second video clip, the driver of the truck appears to be blocking the…
Voorheesville Man Goes Hog Wild When Wayward Piggy Returns Home
Please allow me first and foremost to bring to your attention that the gentleman who owns this miniature pig who went missing is named Carl Burnham.  Burn-ham!  You can't make this stuff up.  Anyway, I digress.  This isn't a story about swine irony, it's a story about a man who was feeling quite 'so…
Much Respect: Stuyvesant Firefighters Save Flag Downed By Storm
Firefighters from the Stuyvesant Fire Department were quite busy on Wednesday afternoon surveying damage in their community following the intense storm that ravaged parts of Columbia and Greene County.  Undeterred by the storm, two of the Capital Region's bravest did something quite honorable when t…
Saratoga Police Release Video Following Accusations of Brutality
Surveillance video in downtown Saratoga captured the horrifying moment when a motorcycle smashed into an unsuspecting vehicle in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 24th.  In the :21 second video clip shared by the Saratoga Springs Police Department, it appears as though the man on the motorcy…
My GF’s Encounter With Alleged Sex Trafficker Allison Mack
A few years ago, I remember my girlfriend Samantha telling me she had lunch with an actress she met while working at a restaurant in Troy. Who would have ever thought that, three years later, that woman would turn out to be none other than Allison Mack. Mack is the Smallville actress who was charged…
The (Unconfirmed) Dirty Secret of the ‘Red Seat’ on the USS Slater
A vital and historic piece of World War II history sits in her glory, restored and anchored in the waters of Albany's Hudson River.  The USS Slater DE 766 in fact, is the only ship of its kind to remain afloat in the entire USA.  But until recently, nobody talked about why one of the seats inside th…
Albany Sheriffs Looking for Person Who Shot Dog in Head
The Albany County Sheriff's Office released information on Wednesday about a dog they say was found in Berne and left for dead.  According to the authorities, the dog was left in a ditch to die after it had apparently been shot multiple times, including one to the head.
It's as heartbreaking as it it…
Capital Region Residents Make Extraordinary UFO Claims
A few weeks ago, while driving into the radio station on Friday morning April 2nd, at approximately 4:55 AM, I saw something in the sky over the Schenectady County Pine Bush. There were two bright lights, one in the upper east and and another upper west quadrant of the trapezoid-shaped object.  As I…
Troy Police: Drive-By Shooter Strikes Young Boy in Home
A drive-by shooting in a residential part of Troy resulted in a young boy being hospitalized on Monday afternoon. Troy Police say the 11-year-old was inside his home when the gunshots rang out.  Let's all hope for his family and the community's sake, he's okay.
140,000 Plus in Capital Region Without Power
The powerful storm that swept through the Capital Region yesterday afternoon came fast and furious catching many of us by surprise.  Trees were uprooted, power lines came down and sadly, at least two lives were lost yesterday afternoon as a result.  This morning, as many people in the Capital Region…
UA’s New Logo is Straight Fire [PIC]
Even without the return of athletics until at least the Spring, the University at Albany gave us something to be excited about with the reveal of an updated logo and mascot that looks freaking awesome. I never had an issue with previous "Damien the Dane"  it was a nice looking mascot but i…

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