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R.I.P. Bob Kinglsey

  NATIONAL RADIO HALL OF FAME MEMBER BOB KINGSLEY DIES IN TEXAS  Robert Gibson Kingsley (March 19, 1939 – October 17, 2019) Bob Kingsley, a radio legend whose voice was synonymous with Country music, died on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at his home in Weatherford, Texas while receiving treatment for cancer. He was 80. One…

29th Annual Adirondack Stampede Rodeo!!!

Everything Country Froggy 100.3 knows you like to feel that fire from the rodeo! That’s why we’re sending you to the 29th Annual Adirondack Stampede Rodeo, Friday and Saturday November 1st and 2nd at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls! Wake up with Ben Ryan or Ride Home with Chris O’Neil and when you hear the rodeo…

6th Annual Stuff The Bus!

    Everything Country Froggy 100.3, CWI and the Tri County United Way have teamed up for the 6th Annual Stuff The Bus Food drive, Friday and Saturday November 1st and November 2nd at the Price Chopper/Market 32 location on Upper Glen Street in Queensbury! This event helps 20, local food pantries in our community! …

Michael Ray @ the Upstate Concert Hall

  Everything Country Froggy 100.3 welcomes CMT On Tour with Michael Ray and Jimmie Allen to Upstate Concert Hall, Saturday December 7th! If you want to win your tickets, listen to Froggy 100.3 as we’ll be giving away tickets all the way up to show time! CMT On Tour with Michael Ray! Saturday December 7th at…

Stay at The Pine Ridge Dude Ranch!!!

   Everything Country Froggy 100.3 realizes that your “you” time may be limited. There’s work…Commitments…ballgames! The list goes on and on! Treat you and your sweetheart to an overnight stay for two at the beautiful Pine Ridge Dude Ranch now by filling out and submitting the form below! Create new memories and with breathtaking views,…

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Colonie Police make quick arrest, less than 12 hours after receiving report of burglary

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Colonie Police make quick arrest, less than 12 hours after receiving report of burglary

On Wednesday around 6 a.m. Colonie Police received a report that a stained glass window had been broken at the St. Pius X Church and School located at 23 Crumitie Road.

Police say responding officers and a forensic investigator were sent to the scene. While there, police discovered additional items had been stolen from an office on the school side of the building including some computer equipment, a cross, and a necklace.

After their initial investigation of the building, police took a report from a nearby resident whose car had been broken into through a smashed window. The resident reported nothing stolen from his car.

From this evidence police were able to develop a suspect that was found near his home in Albany. Police say they found the stolen items and recovered them in the suspect’s room.

Police arrested Dean C. Sullivan, 34, of 100 Clinton Ave, Albany at 4:30 p.m. which was less than 12 hours after the initial report was received.

Sullivan is being charged with Burglary 3rd and Criminal Mischief 3rd (felonies), Petit Larceny (misdemeanor). He expected to face additional charges at a later date for the car damage and attempted larceny.

Police say the investigation also revealed the suspect may have been assisted by an accomplice. Efforts to find the accomplice are on-going and further arrests are possible.

Sullivan was arraigned in Colonie Justice Court Wednesday night and sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility.

New law protects patients from excessive out-of-pocket hospital emergency charges

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to protect patients from excessive out-of-network hospital emergency charges.

The new law requires insurance companies to ensure that when enrollees receive care from non-participating providers, the patient does not incur greater out-of-pocket costs than if they went to a participating provider.

The law will also subject emergency services charges to an independent dispute resolution process established by the New York’s Surprise Medical Bill law.

The law goes into effect immediately.

NYC poised to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic.

The City Council is set to vote Thursday on a plan to replace the complex with four smaller jails located closer to the city’s main courthouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.

Rikers would shutter by 2026, ending a decades long run as one of the world’s largest jails.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other Democrats support the plan, which would cost more than $8 billion, in part because of a belief that in an age of falling crime rates, huge jails are part of the public safety problem rather than part of the solution.

“Mass incarceration did not begin in New York City, but it will end here,” de Blasio said this week. “We are proving you don’t need to arrest your way to safety.”

City officials say a steep drop in the jail population has made it feasible to close Rikers, a complex of 10 jails on an island between Queens and the Bronx that mainly houses inmates awaiting trial.

With falling crime rates, the number of people incarcerated in the city on a daily basis has declined from a high of nearly 22,000 in 1991 to about 7,000 today. City officials announced this week that they believe they can shrink the jail population even further by 2026, to just 3,300 prisoners.

Backers of the jail overhaul say they expect the city’s jail population will keep dropping because of criminal justice reforms.

Several district attorneys in the city have said they are no longer prosecuting small-time marijuana possession cases. The police department, after ages of measuring officers by how many people they put in handcuffs, has slashed arrests for misdemeanors as officers have been encouraged to write tickets for minor offenses, rather than drag people to jail.

A new state law is set to eliminate cash bail for most misdemeanor and nonviolent arrests. Once the law goes into effect in January, far fewer poor people will be held in jail while awaiting trial.

Critics of the plan are skeptical, however, saying fewer cells may mean more violent criminals on city streets.

Seth Barron, project director of the NYC Initiative at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank, questions whether the city can really drive incarceration rates as low as they want without compromising public safety.

“It’s not clear how they’re going to get these numbers and it’s politically driven,” Barron said. “It’s a big risk because we’ve already taken all the nonviolent people out of Rikers.”

Barron blames the effort to empty the city’s jails for the beating deaths of four homeless men in Manhattan’s Chinatown this month.

Randy Santos, the man charged with attacking the men as they slept, had been recently freed from jail after several arrests for previous, less serious attacks on other people.

“What is clear is that progressive social policies gave Santos the freedom to feed his addictions and nurture his insanity — until he murdered four innocent people,” Barron wrote in the institute’s City Journal .

Inmates would be moved to four new or expanded jails in each city borough except Staten Island under the proposal, making it easier for the inmates to receive visits from lawyers and family members who will no longer have to travel to an island.

The plan met some resistance from residents of neighborhoods surrounding the jail sites. City Council leaders announced Tuesday they would decrease the heights of the planned jails to win support. A prison skyscraper planned for lower Manhattan was cut from 45 to 29 stories and a proposed Brooklyn jail went from 39 to 29 stories. City Council member Margaret Chin, a Democrat who represents lower Manhattan, said the shorter jail tower planned for her district “will no longer be out of scale with the neighborhood.”

But others say they don’t want any new jails at all. Marlene Nava Ramos, a member of the advocacy group No New Jails NYC, said “the idea is to begin actually decarcerating New York City instead of building new jails.”

Martin Horn, who headed the city Department of Correction from 2003 to 2009 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said reducing the jail population to 3,300 would be “a historic accomplishment” but he questioned the 2026 deadline for completing the new jails.

“My experience is that city construction projects of this magnitude take far longer,” said Horn, who now teaches at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Rikers Island has housed jail inmates since the 1930s and has long been known for brutality. The jail complex saw hundreds of stabbings each year during the 1980s and early 1990s.

More recently, a 2014 Associated Press investigation detailed dozens of inmate deaths including that of a homeless ex-Marine who essentially baked to death in a hot cell.

“I know what damage Rikers does to people. Rikers is not a fit place for human beings,” said JoAnne Page, president of the Fortune Society, a nonprofit organization that provides support to formerly incarcerated people.

“We are moving in the right direction after so many years of moving in the wrong way,” she said.

‘Rage yoga’ class includes cursing and alcohol

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – Rage yoga is “yoga with an attitude, basically,” says Kansas City instructor Amanda Kauffman.

Kauffman strolled into the back room at Cinder Block Brewery Monday night with a beer in one hand and a yoga mat in the other. She was there to teach the first ever rage yoga class in Kansas City.

“It’s a little bit different than your traditional yoga,” she said. “You have dim lights, you have soft music. This is the complete opposite.”

She started practicing yoga seven years ago, but two years back, she came across a new technique she said is more her style.

“A lot of people stay away from yoga because they think, ‘Oh well, you know, I’m not good enough for that, or what are people going to think about my poses,’” she said. “And in here, you can just be yourself.”

Kauffman now teaches rage yoga.

“The technique is different. Instead of calming your mind, you’re bringing everything out instead,” she said. “Instead of just trying to push it out quietly, you’re going to push it out, and it’s going to be loud!”

Monday night’s class participants each got a beer that they drank throughout their time on the mat, and traditional hand motions and positions were replaced with gestures and sounds you’d more likely see at a rock concert.

“I’ve never done rage yoga before,” attendee Hillary Luppino said. “I had recently seen something online about it, and then I saw that it was available here, so I just jumped on the opportunity.”

She appreciated the alcohol twist, but also “the idea of also kind of incorporating the stress release of like yelling or screaming or flipping somebody off, you know what I mean?”

Kauffman described the scene before the 7 p.m. class began.

“We’ll be listening to loud explicit music, we will be cussing, using profanity, yelling, screaming, just letting all the negative energy out tonight. That’s the goal,” she said.

The instructor said mental health is as critical as physical maintenance, and the combination of these two things appealed to her.

“In my house, I practice yoga to rock music, to metal music, to loud music,” Kauffman said. “That’s just what I enjoy. So when I saw the teacher training program for rage yoga, it spoke to me. It’s the perfect combination of anyone who’s into yoga and into an alternative lifestyle as well.”

The rage yoga practice began in Canada, and has since spread to the U.S., WDAF reports.

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Sam Hunt Covers This Surprising Reba Classic

We remember it all very well looking back… but have you seen Sam Hunt covering Reba’s classic hit, “Fancy”? The unexpected performance closed out the all-star CMT Artists of the Year show on Wednesday night (Oct. 16) in Nashville, just after Reba accepted her CMT Artist of a Lifetime award. It’s worth watching the video……