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NBA Player to Coach Local HS Team

James Thomas is coming back home! This is great news for the Schenectady High School girls basketball team.

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New York Working To Raise Smoking Age to 21

There is currently a bill working it's way through the state senate to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.

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Saratoga Race Course Single Day Tix Go On Sale Wednesday

It's the next big step as we get ready for opening day in Saratoga in July; single day reserved tickets go on sale this Wednesday May 3.

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How Many Of Our High Schools Made the Top 25 List In Upstate?

I'll be honest, I expected more. I expected better. Maybe I think too highly of our area and our local schools? I'm not sure, but when this list of Top 25 high schools of upstate new york came out on newyorkupstate.com I was left scratching my head.

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Remember the Ice Storm of 2008? See Video

In the winter of 2008, we had one heck of an ice storm that hit the Capital Region! Power was out in the majority of the surrounding area and not just for a couple hours, but for some weeks. You were thankful to know someone with a generator and that, maybe the Subway down the street was able to whip up some sandwiches for the family.

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Local Heroes Lift Car Off Amsterdam Woman After Crash

It's stories like this that help me keep my faith in humanity and appreciate living with such great people in the Capital Region.

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All the Concerts Coming to the Area that You Need to Know About

Our iPods are never jus strictly one genre, right? We love all types of music. Even my iPod goes from The Jackson 5 to Keith Urban to Justin Bieber to Eminem. If you're a music lover, you embrace true talent especially when it comes through the Capital Region. And boy, do we have a number of shows coming in 2017!

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Movie Theatres: Alcohol or No?

When I think of movie theatres, I think popcorn and Sno-Caps but New York legislation is asking the question again, should movie theatres serve alcohol that you can bring into the movie with you?

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Albany NY Woman Gives Birth in Unusual Spot [VIDEO]

Adrian and Kristi Koppenhafer were on their way to Troy's Samaritan Hospital to have their second child on Saturday. They thought they could make it to the hospital, their new daughter didn't want to wait.

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Steven & Liv Tyler Schulyerville TV Special On Tonight

Remember when Steven and Liv were spotted in the Capital Region a few months ago? Tonight we find out why!

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NFL Releases 2017 Schedules; Jets & Bills Faceoff Opening Weekend

It's never too early to start thinking NFL Football, right? Today the NFL released it's full regular season game schedule for 2016.

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WOW – Watch the Wellington Hotel Implosion in Albany From 2014 – Amazing To Witness [VIDEO]

The 100-year old Wellington Hotel had sat vacant in downtown Albany for years and in order to get rid of an eye sore and also utilize the space it held in a more useful manner, it had to go. So, in August of 2014, the city of Albany got rid of it.

They didn't just get rid of it though, they did it with some pizzazz! 

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