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Neighbors on alert after possible scam

Neighbors on alert after possible scam

Neighbors on Myrtle Avenue said a man impersonating a National Grid employee came to their homes insisting to see if extra charges were added to their National Grid bills.Patience Van Antwerp said a man came to her home around 7:30 Wednesday night and was seen knocking on several doors on their street. “He had some sort…more

GAVAC taking over ambulance response

GAVAC taking over ambulance response

The Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps officially took over emergency services for the Ambulance Service of Fulton County.This comes after the Fulton County service was forced to close amid financial issues. Greater Amsterdam officially took over at 8 a.m. It will cover Montgomery County and parts of Hamilton and Fulton Counties in the next two months.  more

One person dead after exposure to Legionnaires’ Bacteria

One person dead after exposure to Legionnaires’ Bacteria

Two people have tested positive for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.Officials say one of those people have died.The Albany County Health Department had linked both cases to the Promenade Assisted Living facility on Western Avenue in Guilderland.Officials say samples of water taken from the facility have also tested positive for Legionella.Legionella is transmitted via…more

NY judge sentences sex offender to weekends in jail

NY judge sentences sex offender to weekends in jail

Shawn M. Wheeler of Tyrone, N.Y. was sentenced in Schuyler County Court by Honorable Dennis J. Morris to weekends in jail and 10 years’ probation, and he will have to register as a sex offender after being found guilty of sexually abusing his 13-year-old mentally disabled stepdaughter.Chief Assistant District Attorney Matthew Hayden argued that the court…more

Local bank building hides a mystery in its basement

Local bank building hides a mystery in its basement

Down in the basement of the old Bank of Bethlehem rests a room with a past.  Built in 1928 the building has had many owners and upgrades over the years.The building is empty now except for pieces of art that still hang on the wall.  If you know what the room was used for let…more

Coast Guard trains for ice rescues

Coast Guard trains for ice rescues

The U.S. Coast Guard held a special ice rescue training on the Mohawk River today. For the first time, members of four different ice cutter units joined together to learn how to rescue people who fall through the ice into frigid water. “You don’t want to seem frightened ‘cause they’re going to freak out, if…more

GVAC taking over ambulance response

GVAC taking over ambulance response

The Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps officially took over emergency services for the Ambulance Service of Fulton County.This comes after the Fulton County service was forced to close amid financial issues. Greater Amsterdam officially took over at 8 a.m. It will cover Montgomery County and parts of Hamilton and Fulton Counties in the next two months.  more

Tracking cell phone dead zones in the Capital Region

Tracking cell phone dead zones in the Capital Region

Cell phone dead zones, areas where you can’t access signal that is strong enough to operate effectively on a cellular network, are located all over the Capital Region.NEWS10 ABC is crowd sourcing cell phone dead zones in the Capital Region, hunting them down and contacting cell phone providers for answers.Dead zones vary, depending on cell phone carriers, but according…more

Man arrested for trying to meet girl for sex

Man arrested for trying to meet girl for sex

A man is now facing charges after police say he tried to meet a young girl for sex.Officers say John Curley, of Chester, Vt., traveled all the way to Fort Ann to meet who he thought was a 12-year-old girl. The girl was actually an undercover officer.Police say Curley was using an app called Skout.If convicted,…more

Legislative Black Caucus holds event for Black History Month

Legislative Black Caucus holds event for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Legislative Black Caucus held a special event Thursday morning.The event highlighted local stories of family migrations told by its members.Those in attendence had the opportunity to check out local artwork on display and enjoy food from Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen.The Legislative Black Caucus formed in March 2018 to represent the interests of African-Americans in…more