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Some regents call for policy on closing ‘opportunity gap’

NEW YORK STATE

Some regents call for policy on closing ‘opportunity gap’

Some members of the Board of Regents on Tuesday called for a policy that would better address the opportunity gap that underlies the academic disparities at the heart of much education discourse.

Prosecutors: Crawford should spend life in prison for X-ray case

ALBANY

Prosecutors: Crawford should spend life in prison for X-ray case

A former General Electric industrial mechanic convicted last year in a hate-fueled plot to deploy an X-ray device against local Muslims should spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argued in a new court filing.

Regents: No changes to state tests for next two years

NEW YORK STATE

Regents: No changes to state tests for next two years

Students in third through eighth grades are stuck with the annual state tests they have for at least the next two years after state officials announced Monday they don’t plan to make any more changes until 2019.

'Price is Right Live!' coming to Palace

ALBANY

'Price is Right Live!' coming to Palace

“The Price is Right Live!” will return to the Palace Theatre in Albany at 7:30 p.m. on April 20.

Arrest made in Crossgates Mall shooting

GUILDERLAND

Arrest made in Crossgates Mall shooting

Police today arrested an Albany man in connection with Saturday's shooting at Crossgates Mall that sent the facility into lockdown.

Tree service faces $140K in fines related to chipper death

ALBANY

Tree service faces $140K in fines related to chipper death

A federal agency is proposing more than $140,000 in fines against a local tree trimming company related to the death of a Schenectady man on his first day on the job, officials said.

Crossgates shots-fired isolated incident, police believe

GUILDERLAND

Crossgates shots-fired isolated incident, police believe

Police are still investigating gunfire that resulted in a lockdown and evacuation Saturday of Crossgates Mall, but they believe it was an isolated incident and the mall reopened Sunday.

Update: No one injured by shooting at Crossgates Mall

GUILDERLAND

Update: No one injured by shooting at Crossgates Mall

Guilderland Police Chief Carol Lawlor said authorities are searching for a suspect in connection with Saturday afternoon’s shooting at Crossgates mall in Albany.

Sgt. Moore likely a pawn in Albin's schemes, not an accomplice

Sgt. Moore likely a pawn in Albin's schemes, not an accomplice

Colonie police Lt. Robert Winn said the facts currently fit Moore as a witness, rather than a defendant, a decision made in conjunction with the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

Colonie vet shares stories about time in WWII

COLONIE

Colonie vet shares stories about time in WWII

Colonie resident William C. Butz, 97, can offer compelling stories about his time in World War II.

Professors give UAlbany students advice in wake of Trump presidency

ALBANY

Professors give UAlbany students advice in wake of Trump presidency

A group of University at Albany professors gave advice to an overflow crowd of students who packed a classroom on campus Thursday night to continue the process of digesting and making sense of the election of Donald Trump as president.

Seven University at Albany students face hazing charges

ALBANY

Seven University at Albany students face hazing charges

Seven students from the University at Albany are facing charges, accused of hazing, authorities said.

Siena not far off in year of polling misses

LOUDONVILLE

Siena not far off in year of polling misses

Siena pollsters said they were proud of how their polls measured up against the actual results.

Colonie salon murderer sentenced to 22 years to life

ALBANY

Colonie salon murderer sentenced to 22 years to life

Janeah Rosecrans paused — the judge handing her a tissue —as she read a statement about her sister, Jacquelyn Porreca, at the Monday morning sentencing for the man who killed her.

Southwest to begin daily flights to Denver in spring

ALBANY

Southwest to begin daily flights to Denver in spring

Southwest Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between Albany and Denver next April, the Albany International Airport announced Tuesday.

ALBANY

Police: Man fell off Madison Theater while trying to vandalize it

A man who police say may have been climbing a building to make graffiti appeared to lose his footing, fell and seriously injured himself Monday night, police said.

Albany street closures announced due to film production

ALBANY

Albany street closures announced due to film production

The movie "The Pretenders," directed by James Franco, is moving its production from Troy to Albany this week. Several Albany streets will be closed because of film production, police announced.

Schenectady police sergeant facing two investigations

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police sergeant facing two investigations

Investigations into the police sergeant's connection to Aubin, and their potential involvement in the pornography industry, are ongoing.

Saratoga County dentist arrested on larceny, forgery charges

ALBANY

Saratoga County dentist arrested on larceny, forgery charges

A dentist who lives in Saratoga County has been arrested on charges that accuse him of billing nearly $75,000 to the state for time he actually spent working in private practice.

DMV announces 18 underage drinking arrests in Albany sweep

ALBANY

DMV announces 18 underage drinking arrests in Albany sweep

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles today announced 18 underage drinking arrests in the City of Albany on Friday.

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