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Protest held to call for paid sick days

Protest held to call for paid sick days

Protesters are calling for something to be done about paid sick days.A silent protest was held on Monday.“It is really unconscionable that people have to go to work sick, putting themselves at risk and the public at risk because they can’t afford to call out for work,” Ivette Alfonso, Pres. Of Statewide Board of Citizen Action…more

Albany pothole recurring cause of flat tires

Albany pothole recurring cause of flat tires

A crumbling Albany highway caused several motorists to have a flat tire on their Monday evening commute.One patch of an Albany roadway caused problems for multiple drivers. In the course of one hour, one pothole was able to take out the tires of five cars.“All of a sudden, we came up and there was a…more

Some mementos removed from gravesites at local cemetery

Some mementos removed from gravesites at local cemetery

People visiting dearly departed friends and family at a Rensselaer cemetery are finding mementos and keepsakes left on gravesites have gone missing.But it’s not a thief; it’s the management who is behind it.Melissa Apjohn-Walker said she learned Friday that several keepsakes on her departed husband’s gravesite were missing.“My mother called me because my father and…more

Police offer new details in case of missing 4-month-old

Police offer new details in case of missing 4-month-old

Family members remain without answers nearly a week after police began searching for a 4-month-old boy.Schenectady police discovered the body of a young child behind a home on State Street late last week, but they still cannot give closure to the family of Rayen Puleski. Officers held a press conference on Monday to state they…more

Bathroom fans could pose dangers

Bathroom fans could pose dangers

Bathroom fans are nice to have, but if they’re not properly taken care of, there could be devastating consequences.A simple switch could help you avoid a very hazardous mistake.“Don’t go out and leave the ceiling fan running if you are going to be gone for any period of time,” Cohoes Fire Chief Joseph Fahd said.In…more

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.Former agent Peter Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team a year ago after the text messages were discovered. The FBI had been reviewing his…more

AP Source: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

AP Source: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer.The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided.The Queen of Soul canceled planned concerts…more

Omarosa releases another recording, threatens to say more

Omarosa releases another recording, threatens to say more

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman released another audio recording Monday that she says features President Donald Trump, as she threatened to “blow the whistle” on White House corruption.The recording, released on NBC’s “Today” show, is purportedly a phone conversation between Trump and Manigault Newman after she was fired from the White House. It appears…more

Babysitter accused of slapping baby on camera

Babysitter accused of slapping baby on camera

Pittsfield Police say they arrested a babysitter in connection to a video that shows her slapping a 19-month-old baby multiple times. Kaylena Sayers is charged with assault and battery on a child under 14, without injury. Police say she was currently on probation and that she violated her terms.The incident was caught on Tony Paulyk’s home surveillance…more