CARS HOMES JOBS
 
Nasty fruit fly being held in check, for now
CAPITAL REGION

Nasty fruit fly being held in check, for now

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Unlike its relatives that lay eggs on rotting or past-ripe fruit, this tiny, winged pest targets fresh fruit, inserting its eggs beneath the skin, often before harvest.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Money OK’d to fix Saratoga County water plant

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Saratoga County supervisors on Tuesday authorized $5.5 million in borrowing to install a large new granulated carbon filtration system at the county water treatment plant in Moreau.
 
EAST GREENBUSH

East Greenbush casino hopeful hosts informational career fair

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Betting on the future, developers proposing a casino in East Greenbush held a career fair Tuesday, more than a month before licenses are awarded and years before a casino will be built.
 
SCHENECTADY

Shots shake Schenectady neighborhood

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Shots fired Tuesday morning from one car to another near Martin Luther King Magnet School led a father to grab his children and run them inside their apartment and a volunteer group to stay away from a nearby free lunch site for children.
 
ALBANY

Wellington demo pushed back

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
The implosion of the former Wellington Hotel Annex in downtown Albany was pushed back from Thursday to Saturday, Columbia Development Cos. announced Tuesday.
 
ALBANY

Group challenges New York redistricting plan

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
A government watchdog group is challenging the wording of a New York ballot question on redistricting, saying it is deceptive and should be replaced with more neutral language.
 
NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury
NEW YORK

NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
A New York prosecutor said Tuesday he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer.
 
Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.
 
No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
NEW YORK

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
An increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos, names and entire identities off the Internet.
 
Astorino unveils jobs plan in NY governor race
ALBANY

Astorino unveils jobs plan in NY governor race

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York's economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture.
 
As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role
WASHINGTON

As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he's struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation's first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country.
 
AMSTERDAM

Police: Shots fired at Amsterdam apartment

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Several shots were fired at 3:45 a.m. today at an apartment on Garden Street, police said.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Area’s jobless rate drops to 5.4 percent

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
The Capital Region’s unemployment rate fell 1.1 percent in the 12 months leading up to July from 6.5 percent to 5.4 percent.
 
Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland
LONDON

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
 
ALBANY

New York gives tuition break to veterans

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state.
 
 

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