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Former President Barack Obama stops by the Adirondacks

Former President Barack Obama stops by the Adirondacks

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Former President Barack Obama visited the Adirondacks this week. According to a source at the Adirondack Regional Airport, President Obama flew into the airport earlier this week and left on Friday, June 22.Richie Hewitt, an airport employee, says he spent a few minutes with the former president; the two talked about…more

57-year-old Cobleskill motorcyclist killed in crash

57-year-old Cobleskill motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist was killed Friday afternoon, Cobleskill police say, when he hit a car that had failed to yield the right-of-way and was thrown from his motorcycle.Cobleskill Police responded around 12:55 p.m. Friday to a report of an accident involving a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of North Grand Street and Elm Street. Police…more

Shen student Jacob Monday has passed away after battle with cancer

Shen student Jacob Monday has passed away after battle with cancer

Jacob Monday, a Shenendehowa student who touched so many lives in his quest to fulfill his bucket list while battling cancer, has passed away.Jacob passed away Saturday morning, according to the Facebook page chronicling Jacob’s efforts, and those of the community, to make Jacob’s wishes come true. The sophomore student received an honorary degree from Shenendehowa High School in a special ceremony in April.Jacob…more

Albany Police fatally shoot man they say was stabbing his mother

Albany Police fatally shoot man they say was stabbing his mother

Albany Police say an Albany Police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old man Friday night while responding to a stabbing incident on Partridge Street in the City of Albany.Police were called to 61 Partridge Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday for reports of a person with a weapon on the second floor.Police say someone at the…more

Galway Town Supervisor killed in tractor accident

Galway Town Supervisor killed in tractor accident

The Galway Town Supervisor has died.According to New York State Police, Paul Lent was working on his property Friday when his tractor overturned and landed on top of him.Lent was elected supervisor in 2013. Before that, he had been the Saratoga County Emergency Services director for 20 years.Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said Lent was…more

Labeling kayaks to save first responders time, money

Labeling kayaks to save first responders time, money

There’s a way to help out first responders from wasting their time and resources before going out in a kayak or canoe this summer.In the past few years, the Quaker Springs Fire Department has responded to multiple rescue calls where no one was ever in danger. Many people leave their kayak or canoe unmarked and…more

Inspections begin on all rides in NY

Inspections begin on all rides in NY

The New York Department of Labor announced it has begun safety inspections on all rides at amusement parks and fairs.The department inspects the rides at least once a year. A ride cannot legally operate without a permit. Officials also inspect the rides at traveling carnivals and fairs every time they are set up in a new…more

Neighbors say local gun range too close to homes

Neighbors say local gun range too close to homes

A firing range used for police training in Pittsfield is causing new concern. Residents who live near the range say the shooting activity has picked up recently and they are now worried for their safety. Police say the gun range has been here for years but recently neighbors say they’ve have been finding things like shotgun slugs…more

Police investigating stolen riding lawn mower

Police investigating stolen riding lawn mower

Bethlehem Police are investigating the theft of a riding lawn mower from a location on Brockley Drive in Delmar.Police say the riding lawn mower was taken during the day on June 13.Unknown persons removed the riding lawn mower from the front yard.Police are looking to identify the vehicles in the above pictures.Anyone with information is…more

Owner of fake tech business arrested again

Owner of fake tech business arrested again

The owner of a fake technology business was arrested again.New York State Police arrested Johnny Bryant.Bryant has already been arrested in multiple jurisdictions. All of the charges are similar.Police say he promised people that he would build and manage websites for them. The customers agree to give him money and then he is accused of…more