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Tractor trailers and buses banned from thruway and interstate highway during the winter storm

Tractor trailers and buses banned from thruway and interstate highway during the winter storm

Governor Cuomo has directed the New York State Department of Transportation and the Thruway Authority to ban tractor trailers and buses on the entire Thruway system, with the exception of I-95 in Westchester and Bronx counties, and most interstate highways out of an abundance of caution as winter storm Harper will impact travel across the entire state this weekend.The ban will be in effect beginning 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and will last for the duration of the storm.Tractor trailers and buses will be banned from the following interstate highways: DOT Highways: I-88 from Binghamton to Albany Alternate Route 7 in Albany County I-390, I-490, I-590…more

One dead after snowmobile accident

One dead after snowmobile accident

One man is dead after a snowmobile accident on the Great Sacandaga Lake.The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call just after 11:30 p.m.  The responding deputies investigation indicated that a Dutchess County man operating a snowmobile struck a pressure ridge causing him to be ejected from the snowmobile, which resulted in life threatening injuries.The…more

Historic donation propels legal services for law school

Historic donation propels legal services for law school

A $15 million donation by an anonymous donor to Albany Law School was just announced to help continue the college’s pro bono clinic.It’s the largest donation in the school’s history.Ted De Barbieri said the donation will keep the lights on and pay for things like filing fees and staffing.“The highlight of this last year has surely been our immigration…more

Meeting scheduled to settle dispute over Schoharie limo access

Meeting scheduled to settle dispute over Schoharie limo access

A meeting has been scheduled between prosecutors, defense lawyers, and the National Transportation Safety Board to work out an agreement over access to the limousine involved in the Schoharie crash. The meeting is scheduled for January 29.In a letter on Friday to Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery and NTSB Counsel Kathleen Silbaugh, Schoharie County Judge George Bartlett said “this standoff…more

Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a “concern of the greatest magnitude.” Trump’s current lawyer said the allegations sparking the inquiry are “categorically false.”Any evidence that Trump directed a witness to lie to…more

Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

President Donald Trump says he’ll make a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues.The White House did not immediately provide details on Friday about what the president would be announcing, but a person familiar with the planning said Trump planned to…more

Capital Region workers prepare for snowstorm

Capital Region workers prepare for snowstorm

As many prepare to hunker down for the coming snowstorm, those who have to continue working through the weekend are preparing too.DOT workers are getting rest ahead of 12-hour shifts that will begin when the storm hits. Firefighters are on call and ready to respond to any emergencies. You can help their response time by…more

Woman from Dutchess County killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

Woman from Dutchess County killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

The U.S. Department of Defense has identified a Dutchess County woman as one of the three Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria earlier this week.Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent was from Pine Plains.The small town, not only lowered flags, but a sign saying “RIP Shannon Smith” was put up in front…more

Local lawmaker introduces limo safety bill

Local lawmaker introduces limo safety bill

A local lawmaker introduced a limo safety bill on Friday.The bill introduced by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is aimed at improving safety regulations in the limo industry.His bill calls an immediate comprehensive safety review of all stretch limos in the state.Santabarbara says these reviews would ensure that all limousines meet the current safety standards. Secondly, he wants…more

NY State Emergency Operations Center activated for winter storm

NY State Emergency Operations Center activated for winter storm

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has activated the Emergency Operations Center to enhanced monitoring mode in preparations for the weekend storm.Gov. Cuomo says several thousand snow plows and other assets around the state are preparing to be deployed at a moment’s notice to keep the roads and communities safe.New York State Police will also be…more