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Did You Know Bobsledding Started In Albany?

As a means of transportation, the bobsled has been around forever. It wasn't until the late 1800s that racing was established thanks to the Swiss adding a steering mechanism to a toboggan.

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Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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Local Man Allegedly Sets House on Fire and Threatens First Responders

From our partners at NEWS!0 ABC -

The Albany County Sheriff's Department is currently on the scene of an ongoing situation in the Town of Knox.

According to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, a man has allegedly set his house on fire, at 75 Saddlemire Road, and is threatening first responders

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What To Do On A Snow Day?

It's another snowy day in the Capital Region!   We asked some WGNA listeners to tell us what they like to do on a Snow Day. 

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Winter Storm Nika Arrives

Another winter storm is ready to pound the Albany-Saratoga area. After a few days of dumping inches of snow in the Western and Central states Winter Storm Maximus hands the baton to Winter Storm Nika.

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Two More Local KMart Stores are Closing

WGNA has learned the the Kmart stores in Latham and in Clifton Park will be closing.  Liquidation sales will begin in the next couple of weeks.  Employees of both stores will be eligible for severance pay when eligible, or will be able to transfer to another area KMart or Sears store

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Chowderfest Winter Fun In Saratoga

Here's another way to get through the cold winter months in the northeast, Chowderfest!

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Countryfest 2013
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Who’s Playing Countryfest 2014?

It's the time of year when everyone wants to know who's coming to WGNA's Countryfest!

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Steel Magnolias In Saratoga

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head to Saratoga and take advantage of some great live entertainment when Steel Magnolias opens at the Saratoga Arts Center.

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MDA Muscle Walk – University At Albany Campus

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is gearing up for its 4th annual MDA Muscle Walk. 

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You Know You’re From Saratoga If….

As a Colonie  guy I spend a lot of my summers in Saratoga and since we all had so much fun with "You Know You're From Colonie If..." I decided to give Toga it's own "You Know You're From If..."

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Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images
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Local Albany Area Grammy Winners

The Albany Symphony Orchestra picked up a Grammy Award last night!  It's the first such nomination and win in the orchestra's 84-year history.

The ASO was awarded best classical instrumental solo for its recording of composerJohn Corigliano's "Conjurer — Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra," which was recorded right here in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and was conducted by David Alan Miller, a Delmar resident and music director for the ASO since 1992.

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Catholic Schools Week Kicks Off January 26th

Congratulations to all of the Catholic schools in the Capital Region celebration National Catholic Schools Week this coming week (January 26-Feb 1).  Catholic schools across the country and here in the Capital Region will be observing with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members

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