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ALBANY & SCHENECTADY

Albany-Colonie, Schenectady chambers look at joining forces

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The Chamber of Schenectady County and the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber are considering a new corporate structure that would combine membership and staff under a new umbrella corporation.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County Sewer District proposes $10 rate increase

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
For the second year in a row, users of the Saratoga County Sewer District will see rates go up $10 in 2015 if a proposed hike is approved.
 
WATERFORD

Canal system put on national register

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
It may not be memorialized in song, but the New York State Barge Canal, the 20th century offshoot of the famed Erie Canal, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Mixed results for September home sales

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Home sales were down 3 percent in the Capital Region last month, but attractive home prices appeared to drive pending sales up, according to the latest figures from the Greater Capital Association of Realtors.
 
Santabarbara slams opponent’s ‘attack’ ads
111TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

Santabarbara slams opponent’s ‘attack’ ads

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is speaking out against attack ads from his Republican challenger that say the Democrat from Rotterdam is OK with the exploitation and sexual harassment of women.
 
2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then erupted inside Parliament.
 

Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
A U.S. immigration judge has set bond at $25,000 for two Afghan soldiers who took off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts last month to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where they say their lives are in danger from the Taliban.
 
ALBANY

US prosecutor continues probe of Albany corruption

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The federal prosecutor who took over the files of New York's Moreland anti-corruption commission said Wednesday that investigations into Albany's pay-to-play politics are continuing and declined to say when they'll be finished.
 
Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
WASHINGTON

Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird.
 
Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad
LOS ANGELES

Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost.
 
Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role
NEW YORK

Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
"Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner — again.
 
WASHINGTON

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.
 
Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth.
 
Local business owners buying Glens Falls Civic Center
GLENS FALLS

Local business owners buying Glens Falls Civic Center

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Elected officials in an upstate city have voted to sell its aging sports and concert venue to a coalition of local business owners.
 

10 things to know for Wednesday

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
 
 

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