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 2020-11-25 13:59 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

New York state may speed up, permanently expand vote-by-mail...

ALBANY, N. Y. (AP) — New York may permanently expand voting by mail while also trying to speed up its molasses-slow process for counting absentee ballots. A proposed constitutional amendment would do away with the rule limiting absentee voting to pe...

 2020-11-25 09:30 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

RJ Valente, OTB to give 1,400 turkeys to Capital Region families...

ALBANY (WRGB) It's time for the 7th annual turkey giveaway at the Clubhouse Racebook. At 11 a. m. ,RJ Valente Companies and Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting will give turkeys to needy Capital Region families. MORE:Deli offering a free, hot ...

 2020-11-25 09:30 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Statewide STOP-DWI crackdown starts today...

CAPITAL REGION (WRGB) Law enforcement agencies across the state have their eyes on impaired drivers. The Troy Police Department, Saratoga County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, and many other law enforcement agencies are launching aStatewide ...

 2020-11-25 03:55 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Albany law explainer recommends social workers, crisis intervention on mental health calls...

ALBANY (WRGB) Ava Ayers is the director of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. She oversaw an explainer written by a law student about alternatives to police responders. In it, the student argues that for some calls, including mental health ca...

 2020-11-25 03:27 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Rockefeller the owl released into the wild...

CAPITAL REGION (WRGB) We have gotten word that Rockfeller the owl has been released into the wild. MORE:What a hoot! Owl rescued from Rockefeller Center Christmas treeIt turns out Rocky was a female, not a male as had been reported. "When we picked Ro...

 2020-11-25 02:03 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Minneapolis activist offers perspective on racial bias in policing...

ALBANY (WRGB) CBS 6 continues to follow the fallout from racist remarks caught on bodycam, made by an Albany police officer. MORE:Police chief recommends termination for officer who made 'racist hateful comments'The department is now moving to fir...

 2020-11-25 00:57 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Rivers Casino staff donate turkeys across Capital Region...

SCHENECTADY (WRGB) It's the season of giving at Rivers Casino. Staff donated Thanksgiving turkeys to organizations across the Capital Region. MORE:"Turkeys for Veterans" providing 300 birds for active, retired military familiesEvery year the c...

 2020-11-24 23:50 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

The pandemic's mental toll on bar, restaurant owners...

CAPITAL REGION (WRGB) We are just a day away from Thanksgiving Eve, traditionally one of the biggest nights for bars, but this year, owners are bracing themselves to lose big because of the pandemic. It's just one of many missed opportunities for bar ...

 2020-11-24 23:44 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

National Grid plans to replace many of the trees downed by October storm...

NISKAYUNA (WRGB) We're along Grand Boulevard in Niskayuna, where all is quiet. It was anything "but" quiet back on the afternoon of October 7th as straight line winds in excess of 70mph tore a path through not only here, but all across the Cap...

 2020-11-24 23:01 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Halfmoon man faces up to 15 years for buying cars with fake checks, then reselling...

SARATOGA COUNTY (WRGB) A Halfmoon man will spend up to 15 years behind bars, after pleading guilty to grand larceny charges. Anthony F. Aubin, 31, pleaded guilty in Saratoga County Court toGrand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class "C" felony and...

 2020-11-24 21:19 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Fewer than 1,000 SUNY students test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Thanksgiving break...

(WHAM) - The State University of New York had a massive task ahead of the fall 2020 semester Thanksgiving break: Test all of its students before they left campus. At an announcement Tuesday, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said 152,788 tests were conducted b...

 2020-11-24 20:57 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Schenectady woman charged after shooting that sent man to hospital...

SCHENECTADY (WRGB) A Schenectady woman is behind bars, after a shooting Monday evening in the city. Just after 8 p. m. , police responded to the area of Avenue A and Seneca Street, for a report of shots fired. The caller reported hearing multiple gunshots...

 2020-11-24 15:39 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

LIVE: Gov. Cuomo gives Tuesday morning update on coronavirus...

(WHAM) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to give updates about coronavirus in New York on Tuesday morning. The Democratic governor is scheduled to hold a news briefing at 11 a. m in Wyandanch on Long Island. Following the update on the virus and various...

 2020-11-24 10:24 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Vermont State Police identify victim in ongoing homicide investigation...

RUTLAND, VT (WRGB) -- The Vermont State Police have identified the victim in a homicide as 35-year-old Jonathon Houghton of Holyoke, Massachusetts. An autopsy performed Monday determined Houghton's cause of death was a gunshot wound to the torso, acco...

 2020-11-24 09:30 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Toys for Tots kicks off 'Stuff the Bus'...

COLONIE (WRGB) It's time to stuff the bus,South Colonie Central School District will team up with the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Village of Colonie to ensure children in the community receive gifts during the holiday season. The district will ...

 2020-11-24 09:30 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

"Turkeys for Veterans" providing 300 birds for active, retired military families...

COLONIE (WRGB) The Tully Rinckey law firm and Price Chopper/Market 32 will provide 300 free turkeys to active and retired military on Tuesday. Officials from Tulley Rinckey PLLC will deliver about 4,200 pounds of turkey to military personnel and veterans,...

 2020-11-24 09:30 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Albany, Cash for Coats to distribute cold-weather gear to TOAST students...

ALBANY (WRGB) New winter items will be delivered Tuesday to students in need. Mayor Sheehan, Albany CSD Superintendent Kaweeda Adams, and community partners will be on hand atThomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) at 10:30 a. m. , di...

 2020-11-24 03:23 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Albany police, anti-violence activists active during winter lull in violence...

(CAPITAL REGION) 518 SNUG gives out turkeys every Thanksgiving season. This year, it's not just a holiday tradition, it's an effort to deter violence. "A lot of violence stems from hunger. A lot of violence stems from financial woes. So if we ...

 2020-11-24 03:21 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Relief in Cohoes, as governor bans burning of 'firefighter foam'...

COHOES (WRGB) A giant victory and sigh of relief in the city of Cohoes, after the governor tonight signed legislation banning Norlite from burning firefighter foam. The city had been battling the manufacturing plant for nine months over environmental conc...

 2020-11-24 03:03 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Second suspect charged in June 18 Albany murder case...

ALGANY (WRGB) A second suspect has been arraigned in connection with the death of a Niskayuna man in Albany earlier this year. Hassan Riddick, 29, of Colonie, was arraigned Monday in Albany County Supreme Court, in connection with the death of Dwayne Fenn...

 2020-11-24 02:42 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Termination process for Albany officer ongoing as due process is followed...

ALBANY (WRGB) Both Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the Albany Police Department remain committed to firing Officer David Haupt, but Monday night, officials are maintaining that it will take time. MORE:Police chief recommends termination for officer who made '...

 2020-11-24 01:49 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Rockefeller the owl still in care of wildlife center...

CAPITAL REGION (WRGB) By now, we've all heard the story. Rockefeller, or Rocky as he's being called now, unintentionally hitching a ride from Oneonta to New York City on the tree he called home, but will now light up Rockefeller Center for the Hol...

 2020-11-24 01:04 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

CBS 6 Investigates: Cuomo reviewing bill that drops license suspensions for unpaid tickets...

A proposed New York law would remove penalties for drivers who don't answer to traffic tickets! Right now, if you don't pay your ticket the state will suspend your license, but a group of advocates says that law is too stringent and is actually ca...

 2020-11-23 16:01 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

LIVE: Gov. Cuomo holding Mon. morning briefing on coronavirus...

(WHAM) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to hold a news briefing Monday morning to discuss updates on the coronavirus. There is a possibility of the governor announcing more micro cluster zones for parts of New York that have higher coronavirus test pos...

 2020-11-23 11:18 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Snowmobile COVID rules announced; district goes remote...

(AP): Snowmobilers can still enjoy the sport in Vermont this winter amid the coronavirus pandemic as long as they abide by the governor's emergency orders. The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers announced this week that out-of-staters can come to V...

 2020-11-23 09:34 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Some schools closing or going remote...

Albany, N. Y. (WRGB) - Several school districts have closed or gone remote for some or all of this Thanksgiving week. The Montgomery County Public Health Department, in conjunction with the Greater Amsterdam School District has decided to move all student...

 2020-11-23 02:31 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Battling "Maskne"? Tips to prevent and treat it...

Wearing a face mask is vital in preventing the spread of COVID-19, however, it can do a number on your skin, according to skin care experts. The term "maskne" has been a popular new term used to describe skin problems such as acne and rashes cause...

 2020-11-23 01:34 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

What the Yellow Zone would mean for the Capital Region...

Thanksgiving weekend is right around the corner and it marks the start of the holiday shopping season, but this year businesses are preparing to see less shoppers as COVID-19 cases continue to rise not only here in New York but across the country. "Th...

 2020-11-22 16:59 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Cuomo gives Sunday COVID-19 briefing...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City where he is expected to update New Yorkers on the State's COVID-19 response, as well as make an announcement. WATCH:...

 2020-11-22 16:15 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Farewell to 2020: Video submissions requested...

The Albany Capital Center is planning a communitywide virtual parade titled "Farewell to 2020. "They are inviting the community to come together virtually to celebrate the end of the year. They are asking businesses, nonprofits and families to sub...

 2020-11-22 15:46 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

50th Anniversary Recipe Book Sale...

A recipe book is now on sale from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) and Special Olympics New York. It is a collection of recipes from athletes, coaches, fans, celebrities and more. The Recipe Book includes 50 recipes to commemor...

 2020-11-22 15:31 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Albany County Sunday COVID-19 briefing...

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy gives Sunday COVID-19 briefing. WATCH:...

 2020-11-22 14:56 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Bike or Walk Capital Holiday Lights in the Park Sunday...

While many Holiday traditions will be canceled this year, one holiday tradition we can count on is the Price Chopper Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights. The event in its 24th year, will continue to illuminate Albany's Washington Park this holiday season...

 2020-11-22 02:57 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Regeneron's COVID-19 treatment approved by FDA...

TARRYTOWN, N. Y. (AP) - U. S. health officials have allowed emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19. It's an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month. The Food...

 2020-11-21 23:40 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Albany County reports possible COVID-19 exposure...

ALBANY COUNTY, N. Y. (WRGB) - The Albany County Health Department says there was possible COVID-19 exposure at two restaurants in the county. Anyone who was at the 99 Restaurant on Wolf Road in Colonie on November 15th from 10 AM to 9:30 PM may have been ...

 2020-11-21 23:19 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Judge rules in lawsuit in connection with Costco coming to Guilderland...

GUILDERLAND (WRGB) - - - It's been nearly a year since the Town of Guilderland announced it was going to be the new home for a Costco store. Now - those plans are coming to an end. A Supreme Court judge is declaring the project null and void, saying t...

 2020-11-21 15:58 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Car crash causes house fire...

These pictures of a burning home and car come to us from Peter Barber, Staff Photographer with our media partner the Daily Gazette. The Gazette reports a car crashed into the front of a home at1432 Dewitt Avenue in Schenectady, setting them both on fire. ...

 2020-11-21 15:32 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Albany County Executive holds Saturday COVID-19 briefing...

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy gives Saturday COVID-19 briefing. He is expected toprovide an update on the increasing number of new positive cases in Albany County. Watch:...

 2020-11-21 14:51 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts televised fundraiser...

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts is a special presentation from Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, in lieu of an in-person fundraising event. They are bringing the mission and message ofRMHC-CR straight to you at home. It will air Saturda...

 2020-11-21 14:25 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Making a pandemic Thanksgiving special...

Home for the holidays takes on a new meaning this year. The CDC has adjusted guidance to recommend that Americans not travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. Previously the agency said to celebrate only with your household or virtually. Despite the pandemic ...

 2020-11-21 03:00 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

State Police investigating double fatal crash in Johnstown...

JOHNSTOWN (WRGB) Two men are dead following a one-car crash in Johnstown early Friday morning. At about 12:10 a. m. State Police responded to Route 29 in the area of County Highway 116. MORE: State Police investigating fatal crash on I787 in MenandsPrelim...

 2020-11-21 02:19 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Albany Med nurses announce walkout protesting conditions they say are unsafe, no contract...

ALBANY (WRGB) Albany Med nurses have scheduled a walk out to protest what they say are unsafe working conditions. A proposed contract has been turned down -- and COVID 19 is creating another barrier in talks between the employees and the hospital. This la...

 2020-11-21 00:20 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Attorney says firing officer who made racist remarks may take time...

ALBANY - CBS 6 continues to investigate racist comments caught on bodycam, made by an Albany Police Officer. The Department is now moving to fire the officer, but the process could be complicated, and time consuming. As we reported last week, the November...

 2020-11-20 23:42 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Albany Diocese adds deceased priest to list of accused sex abusers...

CAPITAL REGION (WRGB) The Diocese of Albany has added a name to its list of offenders who have been accused of sex abuse. The late Rev. Lawrence McTavey passed away nearly a year ago. The diocesan review board hired an investigator to look into a long his...

 2020-11-20 23:21 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Rockefeller Center owl recovering, and will be released near Oneonta this weekend...

Big news tonight about that little owl found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree that apparently hitched a ride to New York City all the way from where the tree was cut down in Oneonta. He's heading home soon. I spoke to folks at Ravensbeard Wild...

 2020-11-20 21:52 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Troy woman wanted as fugitive from Florida caught in North Greenbush...

NORTH GREENBUSH (WRGB) A Troy woman wanted on warrants out of Florida was apprehended Wednesday following a traffic stop. North Greenbush police stopped a vehicle at about 9:30 a. m. , for a violation of vehicle and traffic law. While checking the license...

 2020-11-20 20:05 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Gov. Cuomo to receive International Emmy for televised daily COVID briefings...

NEW YORK, NY (WRGB) Governor, author, now you can add Emmy award winner to his list. Governor Cuomo, according to theInternational Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will receive an International Emmy Founders Award, in recognition of his leadership du...

 2020-11-20 17:03 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Man charged with murdering his mother, accused of attempting to flee hospital...

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) An Albany man has been charged, accused of attempting to escape a local hospital while undergoing treatment. The Albany County Sheriff's Office say that back on November 19th, they responded after a man, later identified as Kristophe...

 2020-11-20 16:49 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Colonie Police: Man arrested in COVID masked jewelry store theft...

COLONIE, NY (WRGB) Colonie Police say they have arrested a man, accused of stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry and attempted to hide behind a mask. Police say they responded to the Glenpeter Jewelry store on 1544 Central Avenue back on October 1st, j...

 2020-11-20 11:31 

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[ CBS Albany, NY ]

Colleges seek students to share social media messages of COVID-19 safety...

ALBANY COUNTY, NY (WRGB) -- Some colleges around the country are getting help from their own students, hiring COVID-19 safety influencers. Those students are being paid to share messages of safety during the global health crisis on official school channel...

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