- Police: Cop killed wife, son, torched home then shot himself Updated: Feb-11-16 1:10 pm
COLONIE, New York - A police officer with no prior history of domestic violence fatally shot his wife and one of their sons, and then set the family's suburban Albany house on fire before killing himself, according to authorities who said Thursday they're baffled by the veteran cop's actions.
- NY man, 70, charged with murder in death of wife of 51 years Updated: Feb-11-16 10:24 am
GLOVERSVILLE, New York - A 70-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife of 51 years inside their upstate New York apartment.
- Top NY lawmakers defend response to Albany's ethics dilemma Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - More than a month into their legislative session, New York state lawmakers are making little progress in tackling Albany's corruption problem, despite polls that show the public is fed up with the wave of arrests and convictions of Capitol insiders.
- NY teachers union challenges Buffalo receivership ruling Updated: Feb-10-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - The Buffalo teachers union is challenging the superintendent's right to make changes at five persistently struggling schools under the state's receivership law.
- Right-to-die legislation renews debate in Albany Updated: Feb-09-16 4:59 pm
ALBANY, New York - Two Assembly members and other advocates of letting the terminally ill end their lives said Tuesday their proposed law would limit suffering and has safeguards to prevent mistakes and abuse.
- Singletary scores 19 and Albany beats Binghamton 69-56 Updated: Feb-08-16 10:03 pm
BINGHAMTON, New York - Evan Singletary scored 19 points and Albany reached 20 wins for the second straight season, defeating Binghamton 69-56 on Monday night.
- Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption' Updated: Feb-08-16 6:04 pm
ALBANY, New York - A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics.
- Cops: Man parks in middle of highway, causes 3-vehicle crash Updated: Feb-08-16 7:17 am
COLONIE, New York - State police say a 63-year-old Florida man caused a three-vehicle crash when he parked his car in the middle of an Albany-area interstate highway and walked away.
- Higher ed up next on New York lawmakers' budget agenda Updated: Feb-08-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Higher Education spending is next on the agenda for New York lawmakers as they continue work on the 2016-17 state budget.
- Driven by power outages and savings, towns look to microgrid Updated: Feb-07-16 10:26 am
ALBANY, New York - An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid.
- State historic site exhibit tells history of slavery in NY Updated: Feb-07-16 7:05 am
RENSSELAER, New York - A new exhibit at a state historic site near Albany tells the story of the extensive slave trade that existed when New York was a Dutch colony.
- Albany uses big 2nd half to hold off Vermont 75-71 Updated: Feb-06-16 9:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - Evan Singletary scored 20 points - all after halftime - and Albany used a big second half to rally past Vermont 75-71 Saturday for the annual Big Purple Growl.
- Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomes Updated: Feb-06-16 11:04 am
ALBANY, New York - Reform advocates, most voters and Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side.
- Museum hosts talk on Frederick Douglass 1845 trip to Ireland Updated: Feb-06-16 6:15 am
ALBANY, New York - A western New York college professor is giving a talk at an Albany museum on the trip the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass made to Ireland more than 170 years ago.
- NY firm and 3 individuals pay $1 million fine for fraud Updated: Feb-04-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - An upstate New York construction company and three individuals have paid just over $1 million to resolve claims they defrauded a government program designed to benefit female- and minority-owned contractors.
- Sanders, Hooley lead Albany over UMBC 79-73 Updated: Feb-03-16 9:18 pm
BALTIMORE - Ray Sanders scored 20 points and Peter Hooley added 17 as Albany held on to beat Maryland-Baltimore County 79-73 on Wednesday night for its third straight win.
- Green groups, residents sue crude-by-rail operator Updated: Feb-03-16 5:05 pm
ALBANY, New York - A coalition of residents and environmental groups is suing a crude oil transporter, claiming violations of the federal Clean Air Act.
- New York education chief to address charter school rally Updated: Feb-02-16 3:00 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's education chief says her plans to address a pro-charter school crowd in Albany have nothing to do with any political agenda.
- Schumer: Possible Senate promotion won't change anything Updated: Feb-01-16 5:09 pm
ALBANY, New York - Sen. Charles Schumer is telling county leaders from around New York state that he will remain focused on his home state if he is promoted to lead the Senate's Democrats.
- Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay Updated: Feb-01-16 10:46 am
ALBANY, New York - Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday.
- Albany beats UMass-Lowell 75-63 Updated: Jan-27-16 10:01 pm
ALBANY, New York - Evan Singletary had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists on Wednesday night to help Albany beat Massachusetts-Lowell 75-63.
- NY constitutional convention vote planned in 2017 discussed Updated: Jan-27-16 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - New York voters won't get to weigh in on a state constitutional convention until 2017, but it's already a topic of discussion.
- New York lawmakers to hear proposals for education spending Updated: Jan-27-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York education officials and advocates are set to weigh in on the state's spending plans for education.
- In Albany, NYC mayor pressed over property tax cap Updated: Jan-26-16 6:12 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got the full Albany treatment Tuesday as state lawmakers grilled him for five hours over his city's finances and its status as the only local government in the state not subject to a cap on property taxes.
- Ex-champ, lawmakers push for legal mixed martial arts in NY Updated: Jan-26-16 2:15 pm
ALBANY, New York - Former mixed martial arts champion Chris Weidman wants his title back and wants to fight in New York, where the sport is banned.