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Albany Restaurant Removes Rare Lobster From Menu
Jack's Oyster House is one of the great, historic restaurants in downtown Albany, known for their outstanding food and impeccable service.  But today, people aren't talking about a delicious dish they served, they're talking about one they didn't.  According to News 10 ABC, a super-rare blue lobster…
Zahn Admits to GNA that Colleagues Were ‘Shocked’
We all were thrown for a loop when longtime News Channel 13 anchor Benita Zahn announced that she was leaving the news station at the end of May.  The local TV legend was gracious enough to talk to Brian and Chrissy on Wednesday morning about the news she was making, not the news she was breaki…
Local Icon Benita Zahn Announces She’s Leaving Channel 13
Benita Zahn has been a wonderful mainstay at News Channel 13 for many years.  I don't know how many to be exact, but I'm old enough to go way back to the days of Ed Dague, Chris Kapostasy, Norm Sebastian, and Bob McNamara "with sports!"   News Channel 13 has evolved their look over the yea…
WWE Star Visits Albany 20 Years After Life-Changing Title Win
Back in October of 2000, a packed house at the Pepsi Arena in Albany (and a massive PPV audience) watched WWF superstars The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rikishi, Triple H and Kurt Angle in the third and final event in the "No Mercy" trilogy.
That night, many memories were made and those …
Unknown Hero Saves Drowning Boys in Washington County
Who is the mysterious fisherman who saved two drowning boys in Washington County on Sunday?
Officials from the Washington County Sheriff's Office are trying to piece together the limited information they have as they try to locate a local fisherman they believe is a legitimate hero.   …
Heavy Winds Cause Tree to Smash Glenville Home
A Glenville family is lucky that no one was hurt when high winds caused a tree to fall on their home Friday afternoon, smashing their garage to bits, burying their vehicle, and leaving the homeowners with little options without a place to stay or a car to drive.
Bald Eagle Shot Dead in NY, Reward Sits at $5K
It's so tragic to think that some sicko would take aim at a beautiful and innocent animal and actually have it in their heart to pull the trigger of a large-caliber rifle to shoot it dead.  Just one week ago, GNA was invited out to Cobleskill, NY for the launch of the Schoharie County Eagle Trail an…
Willy Wonka of Upstate Hides $100K ‘Golden Ticket’
The Upstate New York man known as the original "Mr. Jelly Belly" has taken his passion and love for Willy Wonka-style treasure hunts to the next level.  David Klein says that somewhere in the lower 48 United States, he's hidden a treasure in the form of a "Golden…
11 Epic Ways to Makeover this Old Waterford Firehouse
Want to buy a firehouse? Multiple Waterford Firehouses were put up for sale recently on 518 Online Garage Sale.  The three made available by the Village of Waterford are the Knickerbocker Seamer Co Firehouse, Kavanaugh Hook and Ladder Co Firehouse and the JW Ford Co Hose Firehouse.  It's unclear jus…

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