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Capital Region NYS Parks Extending Hours This Weekend To Help Beat The Heat

Beat the heat at NYS Parks!  The Parks will extend their hours this weekend to help New Yorker's stay cool during the heat wave!

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Photo by Sean McMaster
Photo by Sean McMaster
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Local Author Features WGNA In Her Novel “Unanswered Prayers”

Something really amazing and touching happened to me yesterday when I went through my mail at work. I came across a package with a book and letter inside and when I opened the letter I was honored and amazed by what I read.

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Wanna Wish On A Shooting Star? Tonight Is The Night – Best Night For Perseids Showers

Of course most everyone knows that "shooting stars" are really just meteors flying across the night sky but we also know that seeing one is rare. Not tonight. Tonight will be one of the best chances to see what is being called the best Perseids shower in a very long time. In fact there will be nearly double the amount as in a usual shower. There should be about 200 meteors per hour!

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Daniel Dugan, Albany County Sherrif's Department
Daniel Dugan, Albany County Sherrif's Department
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Rensselaer House Cleaner Accused of Filming Teen Girl in Shower

If this isn't a reason to not allow strangers into your home, I don't know what is. All the research in the world probably couldn't have seen this coming but it turns out 

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Albany Has Not Made Any Money Off Red-Light Cameras

Albany had budgeted $1.9 million in its revenue with traffic light camera violators in 2016, but guess what - Albany's not seeing a dime! So who is?

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Massachussetts Considers Mandatory Health Insurance
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600,000 in Capital Region May Be Affected by Data Breach

Newkirk Products, a company based out of Albany has learned that someone accessed their system back in May which contains member information. This could affect you and up to 600,000 locally within the Capital Region.

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Photo Courtesy of Indian Ladder Farms
Photo Courtesy of Indian Ladder Farms
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$10,000 Gorilla Statue Stolen in Slingerlands Found

A life-sized, bronze statue of a gorilla that weighs an estimated 600 lbs. was missing from a garden in Slingerlands. You might be thinking, what was it doing there in the first place?! Well, owner Judith Bovitz purchased it to recognize the endangered mountain gorillas in Rowanda about 12 years ago.

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Saratoga Race Course Opening Weekend
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Do You Want to See an End to Horse Racing?

Thousands of people are flocking to Saratoga every day this summer to take part in a pastime that has been going on at the Racecourse for more than 150 years, but not everyone is so excited.

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Finger Lakes & Lake Placid Hotels Voted #1 & #3 Best Waterfront Hotels [PHOTOS]

A beautiful Seneca Lake hotel was voted America's best waterfront hotel by the readers of USA today. And a Lake Placid Hotel landed at #3!

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Nana Wearing Her Trent Harmon Shirt Sent by Fans
Nana Wearing Her Trent Harmon Shirt Sent by Fans
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Trent Harmon Fans Made My Nana Feel Like A Queen [Photo]

On July 26th, the final American Idol, Trent Harmon stopped by the GNA studios on his promotional tour. I knew this a couple days in advance and of course needed to make sure my American Idol loving Nana was able to get here to meet her "boyfriend!" ...No, seriously, she calls him that.

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Local Mailman Saves Mothers and Child From Falling Tree Limb

If a tree limb falls into a street when no one is around, does it make a sound?

I mean, honestly it doesn't even matter because in this case people were around and could have been severely injured if not worse if a local mailman wasn't there to save the day!

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Shaun Dus Mugshot, Pittsfield PD and WTEN
Shaun Dus Mugshot, Pittsfield PD and WTEN
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Pittsfield Man Accused of Choking Woman Until Unconscious

It's situations like this that make you wonder: what is the back story? Is there even one?

What could possess a man, anyone really, to beat and choke a woman until she loses consciousness?

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