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Local bus driver accused of attempting to lure 14-year-old for sex

Local bus driver accused of attempting to lure 14-year-old for sex

A bus driver for the Troy City School District was charged in federal court Tuesday accused of attempting to entice a 14-year-old boy to engage in sex.The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York said Michael Varian, 52, exchanged sexually-explicit texts with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old boy for weeks,…more

Voters reject $17.8 million firehouse renovation proposal

Voters reject $17.8 million firehouse renovation proposal

Voters in the Selkirk fire district rejected a vote Tuesday night that would have funded a major renovation project for their main fire station and two others.Firefighters say some of the stations in the district are decades old and pose both health and safety hazard. But voters say the cost of fixing them would have…more

Judge gives ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Judge gives ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.The…more

Albany Patroons look for redemption and bigger turnouts in 2019

Albany Patroons look for redemption and bigger turnouts in 2019

The Albany Patroons are ready to ball out in the 2019 season as they’ll tip off in their own home, the Washington Armory, on January 12th.They’ll be sizing up against the New York Court Kings, a recent expansion team to The Basketball League (TBL) and there’s excitement revolving not only the game, but the season as…more

Kotex recalls tampons after reports of unraveling, pieces left inside body

Kotex recalls tampons after reports of unraveling, pieces left inside body

Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of some of its tampons.According to the company, it’s recalling some of its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for quality-related issues that could affect performance.In some cases, Kimberly-Clark says it received reports that some of the affected products unraveled or…more

California considering texting tax

California considering texting tax

The California Public Utilities Commission is considering a texting tax.According to the commission, the money generated from the tax would help more people have access to cell phones in the state.Individuals that are part of California’s Lifeline program, a program that provides discounted landline and wireless services to eligible households, would not be taxed under…more

The most dangerous holiday items for pets that AREN’T poinsettias

The most dangerous holiday items for pets that AREN’T poinsettias

What is it about Christmas that makes cats and dogs a little crazy?The decorations, perhaps? The food? The tree, with tempting presents underneath?Yes. To all those things.During the holidays, your four-legged family member is on overload when it comes to stimuli in your home.  There’s all sorts of things that Fido and Mittens can get…more

AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration’s new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan’s strongest supporters.“Ivanka, would you like to say something?” Trump asked his daughter. “You’ve been…more

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ back on CA radio station after viewer complaints

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ back on CA radio station after viewer complaints

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is back on a radio station in California.After getting some complaints from listeners about the song’s lyrics, KOIT program director Brian Figula decided to place the song on hold to get more feedback from listeners.According to a release, KOIT put the song back on the air after a majority of listeners wanted…more

UK disarray: British Prime Minister Theresa May to face no-confidence vote

UK disarray: British Prime Minister Theresa May to face no-confidence vote

British politics was thrown into chaos and Brexit into doubt Wednesday as Conservative lawmakers triggered a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May that will see her removed as party and government leader if she loses.May vowed to fight the challenge “with everything I’ve got,” after Graham Brady, who heads a committee overseeing Conservative leadership…more