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Ladies Lock In with Travis Denning

  Everything Country Froggy 100.3 welcomes another Ladies Lock-In to Putnam Place in Downtown Saratoga Springs Wednesday April 3rd featuring Travis Denning! This one’s for the ladies! Guys if you’re well behaved, perhaps she might take you too! The only way in is if you win tickets, so keep listening! For more details, visit froggy…

Justin Moore’s coming to the Palace Theatre in Albany!

  Justin Moore is coming to the Palace Theatre in Albany, Saturday April 13th at 8pm! Timing is everything so All this week, when the clock strikes “Half Past Justin” Call in to win your tickets! Just so you know, “Half Past Justin” happens twice per day, 9:30 and 5:30! The clocks have already been…

Granger Smith @ Upstate Concert Hall

Friday, April 19 Upstate Concert Hall 7pm doors * 8pm show GRANGER SMITH Featuring EARL DIBBLES JR. Special Guest: Smithfield Tickets $25 adv/ $28 day of on sale at www.ticketweb.com, the club box office 371-0012 and 51Vape 1321 Central Ave, Colonie

Luke Bryan @ SPAC !!!

Buy your Luke Bryan before they go on-sale! Click here and use REPEAT as the password. This offer is valid until 10pm tonight!  Everything Country Froggy 100.3 knows you have a lot of summer traditions! Going to the rodeo, the fair AND catching Luke Bryan at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center! Froggy 100.3’s welcoming Luke…

The Zac Brown Band Returns to SPAC!

  ZAC BROWN BAND THE OWL TOUR 2019 WITH SPECIAL GUEST LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH  7 PM ON-SALE NOW! TICKET PRICE RANGE: $38.25 – $108.00.         LAWN FOUR PACKS AVAILABLE! Tickets available online at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com or Charge By Phone at 1-800-745-3000. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to…

Chase Rice @ The Upstate Concert Hall

  Everything Country Froggy 100.3’s welcoming Chase Rice’s Eye On Your Tour to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, Friday May 10th! Listen for chances to win tickets all the way up to ShowTime! Chase Rice’s Eye On You tour, Friday May 10th at Upstate Concert Hall and Froggy 100.3 will get you there!

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Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said.

“It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said.

Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people.

It struck Beira, an Indian Ocean port city of a half-million people, late Thursday and then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi with strong winds and heavy rain. But it took days for the scope of the disaster to come into focus in Mozambique, which has a poor communication and transportation network and a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy.

Speaking on state Radio Mozambique, Nyusi said that while the official death toll stood at 84, “It appears that we can register more than 1,000 deaths.”

Emergency officials cautioned that while they expect the death toll to rise significantly, they have no way of knowing if it will reach the president’s estimate.

More than 215 people were killed by the storm in the three countries, including more than 80 in Zimbabwe’s eastern Chimanimani region and more than 50 in Malawi, according to official figures. Hundreds more were reported injured and missing, and nearly 1,000 homes were destroyed in eastern Zimbabwe alone.

Doctors Without Borders said rivers have broken their banks leaving many houses fully submerged and around 11,000 households displaced in Nsanje, in southern Malawi.

U.N. agencies and the Red Cross helped rush emergency food and medicine by helicopter to the stricken countries.

Mount Chiluvo in central Mozambique was badly hit by flooding. One resident said he heard a loud noise, like an explosion, and suddenly saw a river of mud rolling toward his home.

“I was indoors with my children, but when we looked we saw mud coming down the road towards the houses and we fled,” Francisco Carlitos told Lusa, the Portuguese News Agency. The family lost their home and possessions but safely reached higher ground.

The country’s president, who cut short a visit to neighboring Swaziland over the weekend because of the disaster, spoke after flying by helicopter over Beira and two rural provinces, where he reported widespread devastation.

“The waters of the Pungue and Buzi rivers overflowed, making whole villages disappear and isolating communities, and bodies are floating,” Nyusi said.

The United Nation’s humanitarian office said the government issued flood warnings and said heavy rains were forecast for the next 24 hours, including in areas already hit hard by Idai.

The Red Cross said 90 percent of Beira was damaged or destroyed. The cyclone knocked out electricity, shut down the airport and cut off access to the city by road.

U.N. officials cited reports that Beira Central Hospital’s emergency room was flooded and without power, and that much of the building’s roof had collapsed. Doctors Without Borders said it had completely ceased operations in Beira hospital, local health centers and throughout the community.

The destruction in Beira is “massive and horrifying,” said Jamie LeSueur, who led a Red Cross team that had to assess the damage by helicopter because of the flooded-out roads.

The U.N. also warned of devastation outside Beira, in particular of livestock and crops.

“As this damage is occurring just before the main harvest season, it could exacerbate food insecurity in the region,” the U.N. humanitarian office known as OCHA said.

Mozambique is a long, narrow country with a 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) coastline along the Indian Ocean. It is prone to cyclones and tropical storms this time of year.

In 2000, Mozambique was hit by severe flooding caused by weeks of heavy rain, a disaster made much worse when a cyclone hit. Approximately 700 people were killed in what was regarded as the worst flooding in 50 years.

Mozambique won independence from Portugal in 1975 and then was plagued by a long-running civil war that ended in 1992. Its economy is dominated by agriculture, and its exports include prawns, cotton, cashews, sugar, coconuts and tropical hardwood timber.

More recently it has been exporting aluminum and electric power, and deposits of natural gas were discovered in the country’s north.

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Edith M. Lederer contributed to this report from the United Nations.

Man sentenced for driving drunk with young passenger

A local man will spend the next 15 years to life in prison for driving drunk with a young child in the car.

Back in August, Joseph Corrodore was pulled over by Albany Police.

Police found he was driving while intoxicated with his 6-year-old daughter with him in the car.

Since 1982, Corrodorehad had four felony DWI convictions, one misdemeanor DWI conviction, and a plea to DWAI as a violation. 

DA: Accelerant used in Sheffield fire, quadruple murder-suicide

The fatal fire in Sheffield, Mass., is being investigated as a quadruple murder-suicide, according to the Berkshire County district attorney.

Just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, crews were called to 1343 Home Rd. for a house fire. Four bodies were found in the home.

The next evening, Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington said her office was investigating the fire as a quadruple murder-suicide. The four bodies found in the home were Luke Karpinski and his wife, Justine Wilbur, both 41, and their children, 7-year-old twins and a 3-year-old child.

Harrington said the evidence points to Karpinski as the assailant. 

According to the DA, first responders found Wilbur’s body on the first floor with a traumatic injury that appears to have occurred before the fire began. They later found the bodies of Karpinski and the three children on the upper floor of the home.

Investigators also located evidence of accelerant in different parts of the home, including two 20-pound propane tanks on the upper floor, Harrington said.

Police did not find any evidence of firearms in the home.

Albany law firm Hoffman Warnick confirmed Wilbur was an attorney at the firm. 

“It is with grief and immeasurable sorrow that we learned of the death of our friend and colleague Justine M. Wilbur, who died with her family yesterday in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

Justine was a talented attorney who joined our team in 2017 after having built a reputation both domestically and internationally as a patent expert.  Her work was both meaningful and challenging having encompassed topics ranging from cancer treatment and nanotechnology to advanced materials. 

Justine was smart, knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking.  She was a devoted mother to her wonderful children, and a true friend to everyone in our firm. 

We are each devastated by loss and extraordinary sadness, but are comforted and grateful for having shared Justine’s infectious spirit and energy.

We pray for her family and those who loved her.”

– The Hoffman Warnick law firm

Southern Berkshire Regional School District Superintendent Beth Regulbuto said in a statement that the district will have additional counselors on hand and will be bringing in help from its community partners.

The five bodies were sent to Boston to undergo autopsies. The causes of death are currently not known.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) – A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand.

Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a manhunt that convulsed the historic city of nearly 350,000 people for most of the day.

As night set in, three victims lay in critical condition, and the motive for the bloodshed remained under investigation. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said authorities were trying to determine whether the attack had “terror motives.”

Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus said the suspect, identified as Gokmen Tanis, 37, was known to justice authorities and had a criminal record, but would not elaborate. Police said they also detained another man on suspicion of involvement but released no details.

The shooting came three days after 50 people were killed when an immigrant-hating white supremacist opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday prayers. There was no immediate indication of any link between the two events.

The Utrecht attack took place at a busy intersection in a residential neighborhood. The gunman was alleged to have had an automatic weapon, Grapperhaus said.

“We assume a terror motive,” Mayor Jan van Zanen said as police searched for the killer, though he added that other motives could not be ruled out.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Dutch authorities put the Netherlands’ fourth-largest city on lockdown, raised the threat level in the area to the maximum of 5 and tightened security at airports and key buildings in the country. Police issued a photo of a bearded Tanis aboard a tram in a blue hooded top.

“If it is a terror attack,” the prime minister declared, “then we have only one answer: Our nation, democracy, must be stronger than fanaticism and violence.”

Heavily armed officers with dogs searched for the killer, gathering at one point in front of an apartment building close to the scene. However, the suspect was later arrested at another location in the city. The threat level soon returned to 4.

Police said a red Renault compact car was carjacked shortly before the shooting and later found across town.

Local media said Tanis had been charged several times over the past years with offenses ranging from attempted manslaughter to petty crime in and around Utrecht. Two weeks ago he was in court on charges of raping of woman in 2017, news reports said.

The identities of the shooting victims were not immediately released, and Grapperhaus would not say if any were known to the gunman.

Political parties halted campaigning ahead of provincial elections scheduled for Wednesday that will also determine the makeup of Parliament’s upper house. A televised debate also was canceled. It was not clear if campaigning would resume Tuesday.

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Mike Corder reported from The Hague. Raf Casert in Brussels and Geir Moulson and David Rising in Berlin contributed.

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Brad Paisley, Little Big Town Headed to the Vineyard

You know what pairs well with a nice crisp Napa white? Three solid days of sweet, sweet country music. The second annual CMT Live in the Vineyard Goes Country will take place May 14-16 and here is everything you need to know.