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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
LONDON

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

Friday, July 31, 2015
An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
 
Troopers: Naked man charged with DWI after crashing stolen vehicle
MALTA

Troopers: Naked man charged with DWI after crashing stolen vehicle

Friday, July 31, 2015
A naked man was arrested in Malta and charged with driving while intoxicated — and grand larceny — after he drove a stolen vehicle off the road early Sunday morning, State Police said.
 
Chimps denied legal personhood will be retired from research
STONY BROOK

Chimps denied legal personhood will be retired from research

Friday, July 31, 2015
Two chimpanzees that inspired an unsuccessful lawsuit to grant them personhood rights will be retired from research at a New York state university.
 
More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle
WASHINGTON

More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle

Friday, July 31, 2015
When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied lions say the big cats have been in big trouble for years.
 
Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Friday, July 31, 2015
Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.
 
Gun shop says it won't sell to Muslims
ST. JOHNSVILLE

Gun shop says it won't sell to Muslims

Friday, July 31, 2015
An anti-Muslim Facebook post by a St. Johnsville gun shop has led to online backlash — and some online support.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Pair face Saratoga County Jail contraband charges

Friday, July 31, 2015
Two women, one of them already an inmate in the Saratoga County Jail, were arrested on prison contraband charges Wednesday after one tried to smuggle perfume oil to the other, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said.
 
ROTTERDAM

Crash cuts power in Rotterdam

Thursday, July 30, 2015
About 1,760 homes and businesses lost power Thursday when a car lost control and crashed into a utility pole on Curry Road, a National Grid spokesman said.
 
GREENWICH

Hand Melon Farm gains conservation easement

Friday, July 31, 2015
Through a conservation easement from the Agricultural Stewardship Association, the historic Hand Melon Farm in Greenwich will now be permanently protected, the Open Space Institute announced Thursday.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Statue of Native Dancer to be dedicated in Saratoga

Friday, July 31, 2015
A life-size statute of Native Dancer, the great racehorse, will be dedicated in Centennial Park on Saturday.
 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County expands Project Lifesaver

Friday, July 31, 2015
A Schenectady County program meant to help police find people who wander is expanding thanks to a federal grant, state and county officials announced Thursday.
 
Amsterdam man shot in backyard
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam man shot in backyard

Thursday, July 30, 2015
A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg early Thursday morning and taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, according to Amsterdam Police.
 
Places to paddle on Saratoga Lake
SARATOGA LAKE

Places to paddle on Saratoga Lake

Friday, July 31, 2015
If you’re looking for someplace to paddle that’s close to Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Lake is a great bet.
 
New York's state-run ski areas to use solar power
CAPITOL

New York's state-run ski areas to use solar power

Friday, July 31, 2015
Three state-owned ski resorts operated by the New York state Olympic Regional Development Authority, Gore, Whiteface and Belleayre, have committed to the use of solar power in their ski lifts and snow-making operations.
 
SCHENECTADY

In Schenectady, man dies after mysterious incident

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The man placed on life support after a Saturday night incident in the Woodlawn neighborhood has died, police said Thursday.
 
 

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