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Plush toy-maker creates 'Cecil the Lion' Beanie Baby

Plush toy-maker creates 'Cecil the Lion' Beanie Baby

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Toy-maker Ty Inc. has created a "Cecil the Lion" Beanie Baby to raise funds for animal conservation efforts.
 

New Hampshire officials probing tent collapse that killed 2

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Safety officials in New Hampshire worked through the night investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed two spectators and injured at least 22 other people.

 
State: Insurance rate denials will save policyholders $430M
CAPITAL REGION

State: Insurance rate denials will save policyholders $430M

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Health insurance premiums will rise next year, but not as much as Capital Region insurers would have liked.
 
Local neighborhood watch groups joining forces
CAPITAL REGION

Local neighborhood watch groups joining forces

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
On a night dedicated to promoting positive police-community partnerships, neighborhood safety and camaraderie, a new example of teamwork will begin.
 
Schenectady police increase Hill patrols
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police increase Hill patrols

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
The Schenectady Police Department has increased patrols in Hamilton Hill following three shootings in the area in less than two weeks.
 
Police: Suspect in officer assault case may be MMA fighter
SCHENECTADY

Police: Suspect in officer assault case may be MMA fighter

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
Schenectady police Officer Mark Weekes did not have time to defend himself against his attacker early Saturday morning on State Street, Lt. Mark McCracken said.
 
North Greenbush children's museum sparks love of science
NORTH GREENBUSH

North Greenbush children's museum sparks love of science

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
The first thing kids come across at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in North Grenbush is a waterfall representing Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks, with an inviting, kid-sized canoe on the floor at the bottom.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Primary races shaping up for town seats in Saratoga County

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
Republican town board primaries are on tap Sept. 10 in the towns of Milton and Malta, while the Republican town supervisor is being challenged in Hadley and two Democrats will vie for public safety commissioner in Saratoga Springs, according to Saratoga County Board of Elections filings.
 
Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds
WASHINGTON

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.
 
AMSTERDAM

Man stabbed in Amsterdam

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015


A 48-year-old man was stabbed early Monday morning in the city, according to Amsterdam police.
 
Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control
NEW YORK

Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
 
Special Olympics athlete vanishes after another found safe
LOS ANGELES

Special Olympics athlete vanishes after another found safe

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
A teenage Special Olympics athlete vanished from Los Angeles International Airport early Monday, just hours after another missing competitor turned up safe 350 miles away in Northern California.
 
Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.
 

Sheriff: Inmate at Schenectady County Jail died Sunday night

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
An inmate at the Schenectady County Jail died Sunday night, according to a statement issued today by the Schenectady County Sheriff's Office.
 
Investigation Discovery network can get you hooked on crime
NEW YORK

Investigation Discovery network can get you hooked on crime

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
Henry Schleiff wants to simplify your life. He wants to school you in life lessons. He wants to hook you on crime.
 
 

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