NEWS10 ABC Your Local News Leader Tue, 04 Apr 2023 11:25:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NEWS10 ABC 32 32 Washington County schools on delay after bomb threats Tue, 04 Apr 2023 11:25:13 +0000 WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Multiple school districts within Washington County will be operating under a two-hour delay on Tuesday. These delays stem from bomb threats made earlier Tuesday morning. You can check closings and delays on News10's website.

Multiple school districts in the area, including Hudson Falls Central School District, Hartford Central School District, and Granville Central School District, say they received bomb threats early Tuesday morning. The schools are in touch with law enforcement, and local police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office are aware of the situation, according to their websites. Other districts are in delay as a precaution.

Stick with News10 as more information on the delays and threats become available.

Old Dominion postpones MVP Arena concert Tue, 04 Apr 2023 11:20:56 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Country band Old Dominion has postponed its April 14 concert scheduled for MVP Arena. This comes after the band's singer, Matthew Ramsey, was in an ATV accident and fractured his pelvis.

“Unfortunately, I’m not strong enough to make it up onto the bus yet, so we are going to have to push the Albany, NY, Reading, PA, and Bangor, ME, shows," said Ramsey. “We will make it up to you. I’m so sorry."

The Albany concert has been rescheduled to July 27. All tickets bought for the April 14 show will be honored on the new date. For those who can't make the rescheduled show, full refunds will be offered within the next 30 days, said MVP Arena.

Old Dominion is best known for the songs “Snapback,” “Break Up with Him,” and “One Man Band.” Tickets are still available for purchase on the Ticketmaster website.

Crash and downed pole on US 9 Tue, 04 Apr 2023 10:35:50 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- According to 511 NY, a crash and downed pole on US 9 southbound at Crumitie Road in Colonie has forced all lanes to close. The crash occurred around 5:30 Tuesday morning.

Stick with NEWS10 as more information on the crash becomes available.

98.3 TRY Social Dilemma: Was I Wrong to Report My Neighbor's Dog to Animal Control? Tue, 04 Apr 2023 10:31:45 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Today's 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from Jeannie and it's about neighbors and pets. Here's her email:

Hi Jaime. I have a dilemma and I need to know if you think I'm the bad guy here because some of my neighbors think I am but I don't. My neighbor next door has a beautiful dog, a sweet golden retriever named Sport. While they have a fenced in backyard, Sport is always digging holes under the fence and coming into my yard to go to the bathroom. I can't stand it, and no matter how many times I've told them, they've never done anything about it. So the last time Sport came over to do his business, I called animal control on him. I couldn't take it anymore. My neighbors' just got a warning, but they are furious with me. And so it seems are some other neighbors on the block. There are a few who agree with me, but most think I took it too far. I'm curious what others think because I think there are more people that will agree with me. Thanks Jaime


Well, I'm not someone who agrees with Jeannie. I know it can be annoying for this to happen, but it's just dog poop. Most of the time, it's easy to clean and that's that. I wouldn't call animal control on my neighbor's dog. But that's just me. What do you think? Did Jeannie do the right thing or did she go too far? Let's help her out and let me know on the TRY Facebook page.

Castleton Bridge lane closures for Tuesday Tue, 04 Apr 2023 09:43:21 +0000 SELKIRK, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- According to the New York State Thruway Authority, all eastbound lanes of the Castleton Bridge and exit 21A will be closed on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Westbound traffic will not be impacted by this closure.

Eastbound traffic will be able to access the Berkshire Spur by taking exit 23 (I-787) to I-90 East.

Andre Jackson helps UConn to 5th National Championship Tue, 04 Apr 2023 04:11:11 +0000 HOUSTON, Texas (NEWS10) -- Amsterdam native Andre Jackson is a national champion. The Albany Academy graduate helped the University of Connecticut win its' fifth national title on Monday night, as the Huskies took down San Diego State 76-59.

Jackson tallied three points, six assists, three rebounds and two steals in the championship win. The junior captain made a number of impact plays that did not show up in the box score. Jackson averaged 6.7 points, 6.8 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game throughout the NCAA Tournament.

UConn started its' March Madness run with two wins over Iona and Saint Mary's at MVP Arena. They won every game by double digits.

Columbia rolls past CBA in Suburban Council opener Tue, 04 Apr 2023 04:00:22 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The Suburban Council baseball season had it's opening day on Monday. Christian Brothers Academy got their season started at home against Columbia.

The Blue Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. They added to it in the second inning, as Andrew Gabriel laced an RBI double to left to make it 4-0.

The Brothers bounced back in the third, drawing a pair of bases loaded walks to make it 4-2. Pitcher Elias Conway got those two runs right back in the bottom of the frame with a two run blast. Columbia rolled from there, on their way to a 10-4 season-opening win.

Gabriel notched 4 RBI in the win, while Conway struck out 6 in 3 innings of work.

Albany native Dion Lewis making an impact at UAlbany Tue, 04 Apr 2023 03:39:10 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The UAlbany offense has added championship experience to the sideline. Albany native Dion Lewis is one of the new faces in the program as the assistant running backs coach. Head coach Greg Gattuso believes adding Lewis to the mix will bode well for the run game.

“He brings a wealth of experience to them, and you know sometimes it's nice to have a guy thats done it at a high level around to not just listen to their coach, but he’s now wanting to get into the profession and give back, and I think this is a great opportunity for him, so we’re really glad to have him.”

Lewis and Gattuso go back to their days at the University of Pittsburgh. Since then, Lewis has finished a 10-year NFL career, winning Super Bowl 51 with the New England Patriots. Now, he wants to help the players reach their potential.

“I tell them to go out there and have fun and that I’m here to help," Lewis said. "I might be hard on you in practice, but I’m showing love because I want the best for you not only as an athlete but as a student and as a family man and as a young man, so just trying to do the best I can you know to help them out.”

Jose-Lopez Quinones is a veteran in the running back room and said that Lewis has helped put things into perspective for the unit.

“Dion has had such a big impact on all of us already," Lopez-Quinones said. "Just from his short time being here, he just brings a different element to the game, and he’s been able to bring that experience being there winning the super bowl. He just has such good knowledge and makes the game so much more simplified for us.”

The Great Danes rushing offense averaged 127 yards per game and found the endzone 16 times in 2022, but in 2023 lewis wants the unit to focus on we instead of me, and that starts when the Great Danes put on full pads on Wednesday.

“Just to work hard, be coachable, and be a team-first guy. You know thats the big thing about college football you know obviously your always competing and things like that, but you want to be a good teammate, so that's what I try to stress to these guys, you know working hard, competing but you know still helping each other out.”

Fire breaks out at Troy laundromat Tue, 04 Apr 2023 03:18:47 +0000 TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Crews responded to a structure fire on Fifth Avenue in Troy Monday night. The fire took place at the Checkerboard Laundry Mat and Dry.

The smoke engulfed the neighborhood, and a heavy police presence was at the scene.

Play of the Winter Season - Greenwich's Grace Autiello Tue, 04 Apr 2023 03:11:56 +0000 GREENWICH, NY (NEWS10) -- Congratulations to the winner of our Play of the Winter Season poll, Greenwich's Grace Autiello!

Autiello split the defenders for a diving layup in Greenwich’s state semifinal loss to Millbrook. She won our Play of the Week poll just last week.

Glens Falls City School District unveils new school mascot Tue, 04 Apr 2023 01:45:45 +0000 SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y.(NEWS10) – After weeks of gathering ideas from students across the Glens Falls City School District, the student cabinet unveiled their new mascot….the Black Bears.

Only one word could describe how Superintendent Dr. Krislynn Dengler felt about the decision.

“Great! The students have been an awesome partner in all of this, and I’m just relieved,” she said.

The student cabinet received over 400 ideas and 29,000 votes for the new mascot. Alivea Nelson is a senior at the high school and says that the student cabinet wanted to make sure the community was involved.

“We sent out multiple surveys asking for their opinion because, at the end of the day, whatever we picked represents all of us,” she said. “And we want to ensure everybody felt like they loved the icon.”

The cabinet already agreed to keep the school slogan, “GF Nation,” but still had to choose the elements to go with their new mascot. But they’re not too worried about that…

“Oh, that’s the fun part…,” Nelson said.

John Kane is a part of the Mohawk Nation and on the State Education Department Advisory Council and says he’s glad the Cambridge school situation, fighting any changes, took place.

“The fact that NYSAD has assembled and receded an advisory council made up of native people throughout the state… They have enabled us to stay a part of the conversation,” he said.

Now that the Board of Education has approved the new mascot - the Black Bears, it will go into effect on July 1st. But the city school district will have until the 2024-2025 school year to replace all their logos.

Albany PD investigating threats against Hackett MS Mon, 03 Apr 2023 23:36:14 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Albany police are investigating threats of violence made against one of the city's schools last week. The district superintendent said multiple threats have been made against Hackett Middle School since Friday.

All the threats were unfounded, but investigators believe they all may have been related. Superintendent John Yagielski said police executed a search warrant at a home connected with the investigation and said those responsible will face criminal charges.

Investigators said the threats against Hackett were separate from swatting calls made on March 30. Law enforcement agencies received hoax calls that falsely reported a shooting at dozens of schools around the state.

The search for those responsible for the hoax calls is ongoing.

Annual pinwheel planting brings awareness to child abuse Mon, 03 Apr 2023 23:25:24 +0000 RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and New York State officials are working to build awareness to protect children from mistreatment.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services held its annual pinwheel planting in Rensselaer on Monday. Pinwheels are a universal symbol of a childhood free of fear and trauma. This year's campaign focuses on strengthening and supporting families. The goal is to prevent abuse before it happens.

"The shift from what we have commonly thought about as straightforward child abuse reporting to how do we support these families in real time is revelational," Prevent Child Abuse NY Exec. Dir. Tim Hathaway said.

State buildings were also lit in blue Monday evening in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

RPI graduate named commander of Artemis II mission Mon, 03 Apr 2023 23:11:47 +0000 HOUSTON (NEWS10) -- NASA is taking the next major step to eventually put people back on the moon. Four astronauts have been selected to man the upcoming Artemis II mission.

The team consists of three Americans and one Canadian: Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, Christina Koch, and Jeremy Hansen. The crew is set to make history. Koch and Glover will become the first woman and the first person of color to eventually step foot on the lunar surface.

The Capital Region is playing a small role in the return to the moon. Wiseman, the mission's commander, is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

"He is just a marvelous person, and it is really thrilling to know he has been given this opportunity," RPI Pres. Martin Schmidt said. "Reid really personifies and embodies much of the student body here today, a huge curiosity and passion for science and engineering and the humanities."

Artemis II is scheduled to circle the moon some time in 2024. The astronauts will return and touchdown on the moon's surface in 2025.

Animal Protective Foundation receives $68K donation Mon, 03 Apr 2023 23:00:34 +0000 GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A local animal shelter received a record breaking donation on Monday. Capitaland Subaru presented the Animal Protective Foundation in Glenville a $68,000 donation.

The money was raised during Subaru's "Share the Love" event. The company set aside a total of $400 per car sold during the event to give to their chosen non-profit.

"This represents almost a 50% increase over what they have done in the past, so it is a pretty remarkable effort for a very dedicated group of our supporters, and we are so thankful for that," APF Exec. Dir. Joe Lisella said.

Since 2016, the company has contributed more than $300,000 to the shelter.

Afghanistan war veteran announces primary challenge against Santos Mon, 03 Apr 2023 22:52:18 +0000 Kellen Curry, an Afghanistan war veteran and former vice president at J.P. Morgan, announced a primary challenge against Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) on Monday, becoming the first Republican to take on the embattled congressman who has faced calls to resign.

In a statement on his campaign website, Curry said he is running to “restore honesty and integrity” to the congressional representation in New York’s third congressional district, directly pointing to Santos.

“From day 1 George Santos has completely violated our trust. As a result, our equities are not carried on Capitol Hill, our interest are not advocated for in the Congress and our phone calls continue to go unanswered,” Curry said.

“It’s time for change, it’s time for new leadership and it’s time for a fresh face that we can actually believe in. And that’s why I’m running for Congress," he added.

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.)

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. (Annabelle Gordon)

Santos has not yet said if he plans to run for reelection in 2024.

The congressman did, however, file a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission last month, an indication that he may vie for a second term. It does not, however, guarantee that he will follow through with the bid.

The New York Republican has come under significant scrutiny since winning his election to Congress amid revelations that he embellished parts of his resume and questions about his finances.

A number of entities are said to be looking into Santos, including the House Ethics Committee, which launched an investigation into the congressman early last month. A handful of lawmakers — including Republicans — have called on him to resign.

Santos, however, has remained adamant that he will not step down early. The Hill reached out to Santos for comment on Curry’s announcement.

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Curry was on active duty for eight years, during which he delivered cybersecurity technology to the military, according to his campaign website.

He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and currently serves in the Air Force Reserves.

Curry most recently worked in J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division in New York City. He received a master of business administration from The George Washington University.

His campaign cited both his military experience and background in finance.

“Kellen believes his extensive experience working in national security and in our national economy will serve him well in his bid for Congress,” a statement on Curry’s campaign website reads.

Curry’s website says his campaign “will be focusing on core issues including national defense in the face of raising global threats, economic insecurity due to persistently high inflation, increasing affordability on Long Island and raising the accountability bar in D.C. through ethics reforms.”

“He will also be working to achieve what he calls ‘the gold standard of constituency services’ which has been absent but is critical to improving the lives of NY-3 residents,” the website adds.

Adirondak Line returns to service Mon, 03 Apr 2023 21:44:49 +0000 CAPITAL REGION, N.Y.(NEWS10) - Dubbed one of the world’s most scenic train rides, the Adirondack Line has resumed operations.

Amtrak's Adirondack Line making its first stop in the Capital Region since the pandemic shut it down and will be making its way through North Country with a final stop in Montreal.

Rick Caplan is a regular rider of the line. He came all the way from Pennsylvania just to get back on board for the first day back.

“I've ridden all the long-distance trains. Multiple times. And I knew this was coming back today so I just wanted to be on the first one,” said Caplan.

Jason Abrams, senior spokesperson with Amtrak, says this is a monumental day for Amtrak.

“All of our trains are now back to service from the pandemic including all three to Canada,” said Abrams.

A couple of key factors kept the line from starting up earlier.

“We needed the border to be open for travel. We also need to have the trains and the crew as well to run it. Crew’s qualifications last for a year, so being out of service for 3 years, those qualifications expired,” said Abrams.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik releasing the following statement on the trains triumphant return:

"Families throughout Upstate New York and the North Country rely on the Adirondack Line for transportation, and it serves a significant economic driver, connecting tourists and our Canadian neighbors, to our region.”

From New York City to Montreal the entire ride is about 10 hours, from Albany it's only about seven.

Which is plenty of time for Rick to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

“I've always liked this train and the views are fantastic,” said Caplan.

New federal rules make fewer EVs eligible for tax credit Mon, 03 Apr 2023 21:16:33 +0000 WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Drivers considering an electric car may need to put the pedal to the metal to get to the dealership. The Biden administration just announced new rules likely to slash the number of electric vehicles eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit.

"The list (of eligible cars) … may be shorter but it's going to be worth it,” said Bharat Ramamurti, deputy director of the National Economic Council.

He said the new rules, which mandate eligible cars include more American-made parts, are part of a long-term strategy.

"Over time, we're going to develop this industry domestically, increase jobs and at the end of the day, there will be more cars eligible for that tax credit,” said Ramamurti.

The administration insists it will only be a matter of years before U.S. automakers can bridge the supply chain gap. It claims the delay will not hinder the U.S.'s ability to drastically slash carbon emissions by 2050.

"I think the targets are very achievable,” said Albert Gore, son of the former vice president and leader of the Zero-Emission Transportation Association. He said he's confident the policy will work.

"There will be a huge number of eligible cars coming onto the market in the near future," said Gore.

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin pushed for the America-first provisions last year. On CNN's State of the Union Sunday, he argued they are necessary to reduce America’s reliance on country's like China.

"The purpose of the bill was energy security,” said Manchin.

U.S. automakers have until April 18 to determine which cars fully meet the new federal standards.

Hochul proposes extender amid late state budget Mon, 03 Apr 2023 20:52:51 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) -- State government is still operating even without a final budget, which was due April 1. On Monday, Governor Hochul submitted a bill to the legislature proposing extending the budget deadline to April 10. Issuing an extender will allow state operations to continue to run and get state employees paid on time.

"Well the extenders only for a week, so as people know this week is Passover, Good Friday, Easter, there’s a lot of holidays that are coming up this week and next week, so depending how much negotiations happen we may need another extender after this one week," explained Assembly member Harvey Epstein.

In a statement, Governor Kathy Hochul pointed to public safety, housing and education as being concerns for all New Yorkers and issues taken up in this year's budget. She said“…Any budget deal must make progress on these core issues. I have been negotiating in good faith with the legislature, but it’s clear there is more work to be done before we reach an agreement.” 

The extender bill did not include any policy changes, something that has been done in previous years according to Blair Horner, executive director at NYPIRG, "To jam policy initiatives into an extender is a declaration of war with the Legislative branch." But Horner said the legislature and the Governor are supposedly on the same team. "I would think that cooler heads would prevail in terms of negotiating this. The most important thing is not to let the government to shut down, to get negotiations done and to wrap up the budget as quickly as possible," said Horner. Even with the extender, lawmakers cannot get paid until a budget is finalized.

Albany man pleads not guilty to attempted murder charge Mon, 03 Apr 2023 20:51:39 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Monday, Sean Hardy, 21, pleaded Not Guilty to a 4-count indictment, which included Attempted Murder. Other charges include one count of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and one count of Assault in the Second Degree.

According to the indictment, Hardy was involved in an incident on or around December 5 in the area of Benjamin Street and First Avenue. Hardy had displayed a firearm and attempted to shoot another person during an attempted robbery. Hardy is also accused of causing physical injury to the victim.

NYSP: Three arrested following a dispute in Fort Edward Mon, 03 Apr 2023 20:14:58 +0000 FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Shortly after midnight on Saturday, New York State Police responded to a dispute on Lower Allen Street. Investigations determined that Bradley S. Clark, 47, and Kiersten M. Hayes, 24, were involved in an altercation with a victim.

Police say Clark had caused injury to the victim and prevented them from contacting 911. Hayes allegedly brandished and threatened the victim with a knife.

Investigations discovered that there were multiple controlled substances and an illegally possessed high-capacity magazine for a firearm inside the residence. They belonged to Clark.

Jacqueline A. Rock, 32, of Hudson Falls, was also located inside the residence. Rock was found to have multiple warrants for her arrest. She was reportedly not involved in the dispute.

Rock was arrested and charged with Bail Jumping in the Second Degree. She was transported to the Washington County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

Clark was arrested and charged with:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree
  • Assault in the Third Degree
  • Criminal Obstruction of Breathing
  • Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree
  • Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree

Hayes was arrested and charged with Menacing in the Second Degree. Clark and Hayes were arraigned at the Washington County Centralized Arraignment Part Court. Clark was remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash, a $5,000 bond, or a $10,000 partially secured bond. Hayes was released on his own recognizance.

Six Flags New England opens Friday for the 2023 season Mon, 03 Apr 2023 19:54:52 +0000 AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) — Six Flags New England is opening for the 2023 season on weekends and select days beginning Friday. The park will premier new and returning events for the season, according to a press release.

“For the 2023 season, we continue to focus on creating a first-class guest experience through exceptional events, park beautification and enhancements, and improved customer service,” said Park President, Pete Carmichael. “As New England’s premier family entertainment destination, we’re laser-focused on elevating our guests’ experience each and every year. For the 2023 season, our guests will experience new restaurants, new shade structures, increased seating, VIP Lounge, new game locations and so much more!”

There will be a new lineup of weekend events including:

  • SCREAM Break
  • Flavors of the World
  • Viva La Fiesta
  • Blues Brews and BBQs

SCREAM Break will have unlimited night-time access to Scream, Flashback, Tomahawk, Thunderbolt, Rock N Rodeo, and Stampede Bumper Cars. Like Frightfest in a different season, it will feature roaming zombies, BOOzy drinks, a live DJ, and treats. This experience will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on select days between April 14 and April 23, with limited availability.

Six Flags is hiring for the 2023 season, and applicants aged 16 and older can apply online. More than ten departments offer opportunities with flexible hours and great perks, with many jobs starting at $15 or $15.75 an hour.

Tonko secures $190K grant for Glenville Hill Fire District No. 8 Mon, 03 Apr 2023 19:50:48 +0000 GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Monday, Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced that the Glenville Hill Fire District No. 8 is receiving a grant totaling $190,580.54. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant will help increase volunteer membership, retain new and old members, and provide advanced training.

“We are excited to receive this federal grant award; it is a key element and essential part of allowing the District to operationalize our strategy to tap into an unsolicited pool of potential candidates for the volunteer fire service," said Glenville Hill Fire District No. 8 Fire Commissioner and Board Vice Chairperson Armand Canestraro. "With the need for recruitment and retention of volunteers at a critical period, this funding will be paramount to our mission.”

Glens Falls shifting guidelines for outdoor dining Mon, 03 Apr 2023 19:34:54 +0000 GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Restaurants in downtown Glens Falls may have to alter their outdoor dining plans this summer. Scaling back a few tables and chairs may make the difference for accordance with regulations that the city says may have been broken without anyone's knowledge since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Friday, Mayor Bill Collins spoke to the Glens Falls Common Council about Public Right of Way Access Guidelines, (PROWAG) a set of guidelines from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration that moderate right-of-way for pedestrians. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a burst in restaurants looking to seat customers outdoors - unknowingly violating the rules in the process.

"We were, by accident, breaking the law – we weren’t following it to make sure 5 feet of space is on every one of our sidewalks," said Collins at Friday's meeting. "This really developed during COVID, when people really wanted to increase their space because they could only use half their space inside a restaurant. They were asking to move tables out, and we were improving it, and now I’m realizing, ‘oh my goodness, some of those were in blatant violation of this.’” 

The city is now in the process of speaking with restaurants who have started operating outdoor dining on the sidewalk along areas like Glen and Ridge streets since 2020, in an effort to work together on meeting PROWAG regulations. Businesses are expected to be asked to fill out applications for new encroachment permits, to be approved at the next common council meeting. To further that conversation, two public meetings are set for this week for restaurateurs to learn more about how their outdoor table-and-chair plans will have to be altered.

The meetings are set for:

  • Tuesday, April 4
    • 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 6
    • 2. p.m.

Both meetings are set to be held at the Holden Meeting Room at Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St.

"Some (business owners) will be upset that they can't have as many tables outside, and it will look like I'm the big bad guy," said Collins. "I've already had several calls."

PROWAG guidelines are specifically written to ensure that walkways allow a safe and accessible right-of-way for pedestrians with disabilities. Those accommodations are based on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

New, PROWAG-friendly encroachment permits are expected to be up for approval at Glens Falls' next Common Council meeting. Also up for discussion at that next meeting will be the possibility of altering the city's open container laws at the upcoming Wing Fest. Collins proposed allowing patrons to consume alcohol in moderation outdoors along parts of lower Glen and Ridge street downtown - but not much further.

“If a customer walks out with that beer, it would be up to us to say ‘No you’re not allowed to do that,’ and maybe ticket somebody," Collins suggested.

North Adams PD addresses reports of motorists illegally passing school buses Mon, 03 Apr 2023 19:33:41 +0000 NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (NEWS10) -- According to the North Adams Police Department, many complaints have been made about motorists passing school buses during pick-up and drop-off. In response, NAPD patrol units will increase traffic enforcement during these times.

Failure to stop or illegally passing a stopped bus can result in a $255 fine. Violators will be charged with Failure to Stop for a School Bus.

Rotterdam Fire District 2 tackles fire on its property Mon, 03 Apr 2023 19:22:45 +0000 ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Saturday morning, a passerby noticed smoke coming from a building on the property of Rotterdam Fire District 2. Firefighters discovered that the attic of the new garage/training building had caught fire.

Due to the fire spreading, an interior attack was not feasible and defensive operations were implemented. The fire was extinguished, and no one was injured during the incident. Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

Schenectady woman arrested for trying to cash fraudulent checks Mon, 03 Apr 2023 18:52:06 +0000 SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Sunday, State Police arrested Kayla Willis, 34, of Schenectady. Willis was charged with three counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and three counts of Attempted Petit Larceny.

Police say the arrest was made following an investigation into reports of people attempting to cash fraudulent checks throughout the Capital Region. Investigations determined that Willis had tried to cash fraudulent checks at Albany, Rotterdam, and Schenectady financial institutions.

Willis was located at her home and transported to State Police Headquarters in Latham for processing. Willis was issued multiple appearances tickets to appear in court at a later date. Police anticipate additional arrests to be made in connection to the investigation.

Birthday restaurant specials in the Capital Region Mon, 03 Apr 2023 18:45:15 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- If you're looking for a place to celebrate your birthday, many restaurants and bars around the area offer free food and drinks for your special day. Here's where you can get some birthday freebies in the Capital Region.

  • Barnsider Restaurant
    • Half off on your birthday (ID required). You must choose from the dining room menu and your meal must be accompanied by another entrée of equal or greater value.
    • Address: 480 Sand Creek Road in Colonie
  • Bombers Burrito Bar
    • A free giant margarita on your birthday (when you spend $20 or more).
    • Address: 258 Lark Street in Albany
  • Wolff's Biergarten
    • A free 2 liter boot of beer on your birthday.
    • Address: 895 Broadway in Albany and 165 Erie Boulevard in Schenectady
  • Wasabi
    • Free all-you-can-eat sushi on your birthday.
    • Address: 195 Wolf Road in Colonie and 63 Putnam Street in Saratoga Springs
  • Azuma Sushi Bistro
    • Free birthday meal when celebrating with a group of four or more at the hibachi tables (ID required).
    • Address: 2452 Route 9 in Malta
  • The Rusty Nail
    • A free chicken wing for each year you've been alive.
    • Address: 1781 Route 9 in Clifton Park
  • Bentley's Tavern
    • A free chicken wing for each year you've been alive.
    • Address: 4 Hemphill Place in Malta
  • Peddlers Bar and Bistro
    • Up to $15 off your birthday meal the day before, day of, or day after your birthday.
    • Address: 16 Clifton Park Village Road in Clifton Park
  • Ben & Jerry's
    • Join the Flavor Fanatics ice cream rewards program for a free cone on your birthday.
    • Address: 467 Madison Avenue in Albany and 34 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs
  • Red Robin
    • Join the Red Robin Royalty club to get a free birthday burger.
    • Address: 1 Halfmoon Crossing in Clifton Park and 3008 Route 50 in Wilton
  • Jimmy's Egg
    • Receive a free entrée (up to $12) on your birthday.
    • Address: 1800 Western Avenue in Albany and 5 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park
  • Orchard Tavern West
    • A free chicken wing for each year you've been alive and half off your second drink.
    • Address: 2050 Western Avenue in Guilderland
  • The City Beer Hall
    • Get a free Highlife on your birthday.
    • Address: 42 Howard Street in Albany
  • Ship's Pub
    • Free steamed clams for each year you've been alive.
    • Address: 360 Northern Boulevard in Albany
  • The Century House
    • Free birthday entrée.
    • Address: 997 New Loudon Road in Latham
Groundbreaking for new Coeymans highway garage Mon, 03 Apr 2023 18:30:00 +0000 COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Monday, Albany officials broke ground for the new Albany County Department of Public Works highway subdivision garage in Coeymans. The facility is 15,480 square feet and will replace the 30-year-old structures being demolished.

The replacement highway garage will offer green energy and environmental sustainability. The building will be the first in Albany county to be fully powered by 100% green, renewable energy.

Electricity will be powered by solar panels on the roof. The building will be heated and cooled through advanced go-thermal heat and pump technology. Rainwater will be collected and used to wash DPW vehicles.

There will be two electric vehicle charging stations on site. The building is expected to be "substantially" complete in January 2024.

Police: Hudson man arrested, charged with Burglary Mon, 03 Apr 2023 18:26:08 +0000 SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Sunday, Saugerties Police arrested Jason Dominguez, 37, of Hudson, following an incident at 87 Delaware Street in Glasco. Dominguez was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Police say Dominguez had forced his way into the victim's house, threw the victim on the floor, and took their cell phone to prevent them from contacting police. The victim's 9-year-old daughter was present and witnessed the incident. An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim and the child.

Dominguez was arraigned in the Town of Saugerties Justice Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to reappear in court on April 19.

Schenectady PD arrests juvenile with a loaded handgun Mon, 03 Apr 2023 18:03:03 +0000 SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Saturday evening, the Schenectady Police Department responded to a juvenile creating a traffic hazard near 1224 State Street. When officers attempted to stop the suspect, they attempted to flee on foot.

Police were able to detain the individual and found them to have a loaded handgun. The juvenile was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree and Crossing at Other Than a Crosswalk.

WWE no longer just a family affair as it joins with UFC Mon, 03 Apr 2023 17:52:31 +0000 (AP) — WWE is saying goodbye to existing as a family-run business as it joins with the company that runs Ultimate Fighting Championship to create a $21.4 billion sports entertainment company. The deal announced Monday between Endeavor and World Wrestling Entertainment, on the heels of its biggest event of the year, catapults WWE into a new era after spending decades under the control of the McMahon family.

Vince McMahon purchased Capitol Wrestling from his father in 1982, and took the regional wrestling business to a national audience with stars such as Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The company, which changed its name to World Wrestling Federation and later World Wrestling Entertainment, hosted its first WrestleMania in 1985.

McMahon, in an interview with CNBC, addressed doubts among some WWE fans and industry experts that he would ever make a deal for the business. “It’s the right time to do the right thing,” he said. "It’s the next evolution of WWE."

In a presentation after the deal was announced, the WWE and Endeavor said that they will cross promote to drive brand awareness and deepen penetration of their overlapping fan base, counting more than 700 million UFC fans and 1.2 billion WWE fans worldwide.

Ties already exist talent wise between WWE and UFC, with stars such as Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey crossing over between the two organizations. A new publicly traded company will house the UFC and WWE brands, with Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. taking a 51% controlling interest in the new company. Existing WWE shareholders will hold a 49% stake.

The companies put the enterprise value of UFC at $12.1 billion and WWE's value at $9.3 billion. The new business, which does not yet have a name, will be lead by Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel. McMahon, executive chairman at WWE, will serve in the same role at the new company. Dana White will continue as president of UFC and Nick Khan will be president at WWE.

“Together, we will be a $21+ billion live sports and entertainment powerhouse with a collective fanbase of more than a billion people and an exciting growth opportunity,” McMahon said in a prepared statement Monday. He also provided some idea of where the focus of the new company will be, saying that it will look to maximize the value of combined media rights, enhance sponsorship monetization, develop new forms of content, and pursue other strategic mergers and acquisitions to further bolster their brands.

Confirmation that WWE is being sold comes after McMahon, a majority shareholder of WWE, returned to the company in January and said that it could be on the block with viewership continuing to rise. Rumors swirled about who would possibly be interested in buying WWE, with Endeavor, Disney, Fox, Comcast, Amazon and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund all in the mix.

McMahon said on CNBC that there were several buyers interested in WWE, but that combining with Endeavor is the right move. “It makes all the sense in the world for all these synergies that we have to extract all of the value that we can out of the marketplace,” he explained.

Media industry analysts viewed WWE as an attractive target given its global reach and loyal fanbase. The company held its marquee event, WrestleMania, over the weekend. The two-day spectacular, held at SoFi Stadium in California, topped the existing global viewership record by 28% on the first night. On the second night, it beat the existing global viewership record by 33%. Merchandise sales for WrestleMania 39 climbed 20% from a year earlier. Last year, WWE booked revenue of $1.3 billion.

The company is also a social media powerhouse. It surpassed 16 billion social video views in the final quarter of last year. It has nearly 94 million YouTube subscribers and has more than 20 million followers on TikTok. Its female wrestlers comprise five out of the top 15 most followed female athletes in the world, across Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, led by Rousey with 36.1 million followers.

WWE had more than 7.5 billion digital and social media views in January and February of this year, up 15% from the same time frame a year ago. And WrestleMania 39 had more than 500 million views and 11 million hours of video consumed over the two days of the event, a 42% increase over last year.

The new company plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the “TKO” ticker symbol. Its board will have 11 members, with six being appointed by Endeavor and five being appointed by WWE.

“We like the assets of UFC and also WWE in a world where linear TV is losing market share to streaming, thus live sport content is in high demand," wrote Jeffries analyst Randal Konik said in a note to clients.

The transaction, which was approved by the boards of Endeavor and WWE, is targeted to close in the second half of the year. It still needs regulatory approval. Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., based in Stamford, Connecticut, are up 33% this year, but fell nearly 4% in Monday afternoon trading. Shares of Endeavor, based in Beverly Hills, California, slipped more than 7%.

Wayward Lane Brewing wins New York State 2023 Brewery of the Year Mon, 03 Apr 2023 17:51:01 +0000 SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A farm brewery from Schoharie that opened in 2021 was awarded the 2023 Brewery of the Year award. The award is given to the brewery with the highest number of points in the competition.

Wayward Lane Brewing won gold medals for their Hazy Pale Ale named Culitvar, and their English Style Wheatwine, Xylem. The brewery also took home silver medals for Cloud Generator, a Hazy Double IPA, and Prizm, a Cold IPA.

“We are proud to represent Schoharie, and it has always been our ambition to share the beauty of this area with people from all over," said Co-Owner Andrew Rowles. "This win is a chance to shine a spotlight on our community that prides itself in its rich history and agricultural heritage. People here think creatively and support each other to make those agricultural roots work in the modern world.”

Highland woman in critical condition after crash Mon, 03 Apr 2023 17:37:33 +0000 SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A Highland woman is in critical condition following a two-car crash on Route 9W that occurred Friday morning. Responding officers located a 2018 GMC Sierra and a 2008 Ford Taurus, both heavily damaged.

According to police, Suzanne E. Mann, 48, was found trapped and unconscious inside the Ford Taurus. Firefighters from the Glasco Fire Department managed to extricate Mann. She received treatment from the DIAZ Ambulance before being flown to the Albany Medical Center, where she is undergoing surgery.

The GMC Sierra was found abandoned. Police located the driver, Alfredo M. Martinez, 45, hiding at his residence in the Town of Saugerties. Martinez had sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention. Following an investigation, police arrested Martinez. A court warrant was issued to obtain a blood sample after Martinez refused to submit a chemical test.

Police charged Martinez with Driving While Intoxicated - Refusing to Submit a Chemical Test, and Leaving the Scene of a Serious Personal Injury Automobile Crash. Martinez was arraigned in the Town of Saugerties Justice Court and is scheduled to reappear on April 5.

Route 9W was closed for 5 and a half hours. A Crash Reconstruction Investigation was conducted.

Zonta taking over Glens Falls' City Park for Mother's Day Mon, 03 Apr 2023 17:26:20 +0000 GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Mother's Day is a special time for the Zonta Club of Glens Falls. At City Park, artisans set up tables to show up their hand-crafted goods, and live music fills the air, as a gift to every mom who pays a visit.

Zonta's annual Arts, Crafts & Curiosities Fair returns Saturday-Sunday, May 13-14. The fair will welcome vendors, food trucks and booths, plant and gift sales, and a book sale hosted by Crandall Public Library. Kids' activities and live music will populate the park, so moms can celebrate the day with little ones of any age.

If you want to show off your own pottery, baked goods, or any number of other items, it's not too late. Signups are open for the craft fair until May 1, via online form to be brought to Judith Hillis at 47 Sanford St. in Glens Falls.

The Zonta Club of Glens Falls is part of Zonta International, a global organization that works to empower women through community service and advocacy in communities. The international organization was established in 1919.

Dave's Hot Chicken opening in Amsterdam Mon, 03 Apr 2023 17:23:02 +0000 AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Dave's Hot Chicken, a national hot chicken chain, is set to open a new location in the Town of Amsterdam. The restaurant will be located at 4930 State Highway 30 and will be opening at the end of April, a Dave's Hot Chicken spokesperson confirms.

The Dave's Hot Chicken menu includes chicken tenders and sliders with six different levels of heat: lite mild, mild, medium, hot, extra hot and reaper. The restaurant also has fries, mac and cheese and milkshakes. You can view the full menu on the Dave's Hot Chicken website.

The restaurant will be open 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Dave's Hot Chicken has one other location in the area at 1206 Western Avenue in Albany.

Stephentown man accused of rape Mon, 03 Apr 2023 16:53:07 +0000 STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A Stephentown man was arrested and is accused of rape, as well as other sex crimes. Richard Fosby, 57, faces several charges.

On Saturday, around 12:23 a.m., police responded to a house in Stephentown for a report of sexual assault. Police ran an investigation, and shortly after, arrested Fosby at the location.


  • First-degree rape
  • First-degree criminal sexual act (two counts)
  • Third-degree assault

Fosby was taken to Schodack State Police for processing. He was arraigned at the Stephentown Town Court and is held at the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash or a $100,000 bond.

Enjoy Kids Day at Peebles Island State Park! Mon, 03 Apr 2023 16:16:37 +0000 COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Make your way to Peebles Island State Park on April 15 for a fun day for kids of all ages! Kids Day will run from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, so keep an eye on the forecast and come prepared!

There will be nature craft stations, guided walks, a scavenger hunt, building a bluebird house, and more! There is a limited number of bluebird houses with a limit of 1 per family.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There are no food or drinks available for purchase, so please plan accordingly. Questions can be directed to Susan at

Best restaurants in Saugerties, according to Yelp Mon, 03 Apr 2023 16:07:24 +0000 SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (NEWS10) --  If you’re looking for a place to get some great food in Ulster County, you have quite a few options. These are the best restaurants around Saugerties, according to Yelp.

10. Stella's Station

Stella's Station is open seasonally and is opening for the 2023 season on April 10. You can view the menu on the restaurant's website.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (67 reviews)
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 150 Partition Street
  • Top review: "Awesome food, awesome atmosphere, great service, reasonable price. Greeted with a smile. All I can say is these things matter and have become a lost art. Stella's is a spot you're happy to go to." -- Shaun O.

9. Rock Da Casbah

You can view the menu on the Rock Da Casbah Facebook page.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (103 reviews)
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 216 Main Street
  • Top review: "Really nice place!!! My grandma mother and I had a really nice meal here. I enjoyed my impossible burger quite a bit and they really liked their fish!! Also really great ambiance. It's a cool space and they had live music on the Saturday evening we went. Our waitress was very kind and patient as well. Plus my hot toddy was perfect on a super cold day. Would definitely go back!!" -- Sophie P.

8. Bina's Cafe

You can view the menu on the Bina's Cafe Facebook page.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (39 reviews)
  • Address: 78 Partition Street
  • Top review: "Bina's has the best falafel with a salad-- crispy outside, moist inside and very favorable!" -- Debra L.

7. Annarella Ristorante

You can view the menu on the Annarella Ristorante website.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (161 reviews)
  • Price: $$$
  • Address: 276 Malden Turnpike
  • Top review: "Annarella's is my favorite restaurant in the area! The food is amazing and the owner and staff are extremely friendly. The atmosphere is very elegant and the main dining room has a cozy fireplace. The clams casino and sacchetti appetizers are the best!!! -- Debra M.

6. Love Bites Cafe

You can view the menu on the Love Bites Facebook page.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (311 reviews)
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 69 Partition Street
  • Top review: "Food was absolutely delicious and great for eating gluten free! Loved that they played jazz during brunch. Service was great as well!  I can't wait to eat here again and again!" -- Rebecca C.

5. Olsen & Company

You can view the menu on the Olsen & Company website.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (31 reviews)
  • Address: 11 Jane Street
  • Top review: "Great food, trendy spot. Really nice people working there as well. Highly recommended." -- Brian C.

4. The Dutch

You can view the menu on The Dutch website.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (278 reviews)
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 253 Main Street
  • Top review: "I came here for lunch with family and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The restaurant is in an old brick building with tons of charm. The staff were super charming too-- they were helpful, genuine, and made you feel welcome. You can tell they take pride in the restaurant and care about their customers. I had the pastrami Rueben sandwich and couldn't stop eating it. It was big and I really should have taken some home, but it was just so good I had to finish it all! The bread was the best I have ever had on a sandwich and the ingredients were delicious. I highly recommend and will definitely be back the next time I'm in the area." -- A K.

3. Ohana Café

You can view the menu on the Ohana Café website.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (58 reviews)
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 117 Partition Street
  • Top review: "I came in for lunch near closing time. I ordered Auntie's Pot Pie and it was delicious; made fresh to order with chicken, carrots, and beans. It was perfect for the rainy day. The staff were friendly. The place is cozy, but still has plenty of room to sit. Next time, I'll try their crepes (which they're more known for)." -- Kriti S.

2. The Kitchen at Salt & Fire

You can view the menu on The Kitchen at Salt & Fire website.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (27 reviews)
  • Price: $$$
  • Address: 124 Partition Street
  • Top review: "Probably my favorite restaurant so far in Saugerties. I wanted to try so much more so I know I'll be back. The service was good. Loved the bread and butter but didn't want to get full on it so had to stop. The butter had a good flavor. The goat cheese app was yummy and filling. The steak was really good however under cooked. I wanted medium well and came out like medium rare. The bar fever was really nice about sending it back to cook more. When it came back after a while it was still more like medium but I was able to eat it and I was hungry and it was delicious. The potatoes were really good too (like at miss Lucy's). Drink was good. Well def be back. Would definitely bring guests visiting here." -- Sana K.

1. Miss Lucy's Kitchen

You can view the menu on the Miss Lucy's Kitchen website.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (340 reviews)
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 90 Partition Street
  • Top review: "One of my favorites. The Pot de Crème is so yummy. Scallops, burgers yummy. Great brunch." -- Christine Y.


Yelp’s ratings are based on the individual rating for each restaurant, as well as the number of reviews. The “best restaurant” ratings are the top recommended restaurants on Yelp, rather than the highest rated.

Body found near Lions Park in Niskayuna ID'd as Kevin White, missing for months Mon, 03 Apr 2023 16:01:57 +0000 NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Canajoharie Police Chief Bryan McFadden has given an update regarding the body found near Lions Park in Niskayuna. The body, found Saturday around 4:05 p.m., was identified as Kevin White, 41, reported missing in January.

Per McFadden, a kayaker on the Mohawk called the police he saw the body floating in the water. Niskayuna Ice and Water Rescue responded with an airboat, and officers confirmed that the body wore khaki pants and a green shirt. Schenectady County Coroner Mark Dufresne sent the body to Ellis Medicine pending an autopsy at 9 a.m. on Monday.

Before the autopsy was completed, McFadden noted that the clothing and a hand tattoo on the body appeared to match White. They also reported that no signs of trauma were evident.

By Monday afternoon, McFadden confirmed that it was Kevin White's body. He said that the coroner marked the case as a suicidal drowning.

New initiative to solve non-fatal shootings, prevent gun violence in Troy, Schenectady Mon, 03 Apr 2023 15:34:53 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A new initiative has been announced to help police and prosecutors in five jurisdictions solve non-fatal shootings, and prevent gun violence. Two of the five jurisdictions include Troy and Schenectady.

According to Governor Kathy Hochul's press office, police departments in Buffalo, Rochester, Schenectady, Troy, and Utica, and their county district attorneys' offices, will share $866,564 in State funding to implement evidence-based approaches to improve investigations and save lives. The Troy Police Department will receive $80,272, the Rensselaer County District Attorney $31,438, the Schenectady Police Department $89,349, and the Schenectady County District Attorney $65,840.

The funding will help support police, prosecutors, and crime analysts working to solve non-fatal shooting cases when they are reported, similarly seen in homicide investigations. As a result, more evidence will be gathered, increasing the odds of identifying those responsible for the crime.

"The Troy Police Department is grateful and encouraged by New York State's additional support provided through the most recent GIVE funding award," said Troy Police Chief Dan DeWolf. "The funding provided by DCJS will be used to formalize existing relationships and dedicate personnel to specific gun-violence-related crimes. In the preparation of the application for this funding, we spent time reviewing the demonstration projects previously funded in Newburgh and Utica, and we believe the same positive impact can be accomplished in our community. This new project will complement our existing enforcement efforts. We have spent the last several years deepening existing relationships with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners through our involvement in multi-agency task forces and joint investigations. We will also continue to integrate the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center throughout our efforts as they serve as a force multiplier when involved as a partner in our joint mission of safer communities. Our statewide community response to gun violence is a multi-faceted issue that must include a variety of organizations and disciplines. We recognize and are committed to doing, our part to enforce the existing laws and hold those individuals accountable who willfully engage in reckless behaviors involving illegal firearms. We appreciate New York State's increased focus on these issues and the Division of Criminal Justice Services continued investment in our Troy community."  

"We thank the Governor for these funds, which will help us devote more resources to investigating and solving non-fatal shootings, which often result in deadly retaliation," said Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford. "This is one of several evidence-based approaches that the Schenectady Police Department is utilizing to reduce crime, stop the cycle of violence, improve public safety, and save lives."


Charity battle-by-lip-sync returns to Glens Falls Mon, 03 Apr 2023 15:33:46 +0000 GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - This month, a musical face-off returns to the city of Glens Falls. It's not quite a battle of the bands - at least not directly. It's time to lip-sync your heart out.

The Charity Lip Sync Battle returns to the Charles R. Wood Theater on Friday, April 21. Starting at 7 p.m., teams come to mimic their way to supremacy for a good cause.

“I was seeking an alternative to the typical fundraiser, I wanted an event that would be new, engaging, family-friendly and entertaining,” said organizer Letitzia Mastrantoni, of Events to a T. “As a fan of the popular TV show ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ I saw this as a way for people to come out of their shell and feel good about supporting a local nonprofit. Lip Sync Battle provides an outlet for local nonprofits to interact with our community, share their message and do so while having a good time.”

The annual lip sync face-off benefits multiple charitable causes around the Glens Falls area - with members or representatives of each group taking part in the battle. Teams from Washington County L.E.A.P., the Crandall Public Library Teen Center, Arts District of Glens Falls, Wellspring, Lucky Puppy Rescue, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Glens Falls Kiwanis Club and Freedom Machines will face off, along with a team from the Wood Theater - last year's champion.

The winning nonprofit this year will take home $1,000, with an additional $500 prize for second place, as well as an audience choice award. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, and tickets are on sale now for $20 through the Wood Theater.

Saratoga Springs Man Charged With Menacing With Machete Mon, 03 Apr 2023 15:11:47 +0000 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Sunday evening, police responded to a disturbance call at the Saratoga Lake Motel. Shawn M. Soderberg, 47, was taken into custody following an investigation and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree and Menacing.

Police say Soderberg allegedly threatened another person with a machete. Soderberg was arraigned in the Saratoga Town Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond.

Police investigate Jefferson drowning incident Mon, 03 Apr 2023 14:58:44 +0000 JEFFERSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- New York State Police are investigating a drowning incident on Saturday at a public lake near TheZone Boys Camp. Police say three people had overturned in the water, and say Juan Parco Saez, 36, of Ecuador, was found dead the following day.

On Saturday, around 2:37 p.m., troopers responded to Jefferson for reports of a small boat occupied by three people that was overturned. Multiple local fire departments arrived as well. Two people were rescued and taken to Albany Medical Center. They are in stable condition. The third person, later identified as Parco Saez, was not found after the Under Water Recovery Team (URT) attempted to find him, due to darkness and water conditions. The search resumed Sunday morning and Parco Saez was found in the water by URT.

Police say the drowning is believed to be accidental. In a statement from Oorah, this incident happened on a public lake and the individuals involved took a boat that was not owned or provided by TheZone. This investigation is still ongoing.

WSJ: McDonald's closes U.S. offices ahead of layoffs Mon, 03 Apr 2023 14:56:27 +0000 NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s has closed its U.S. offices for a few days as the company prepares to inform corporate employees about layoffs, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal cited an internal email from the Chicago fast-food giant saying U.S. corporate staff and some employees overseas should work from home while the company notifies people of their job status.

McDonald’s declined to comment on the report early Monday. The report said McDonald’s would inform its employees this week about staffing decisions that are part of a broad restructuring of the company announced earlier.

Though the U.S. labor market remains strong, layoffs have been mounting, mainly in the technology sector, where many companies over-hired after a pandemic boom. Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have forecast the unemployment rate may rise to 4.6% by the end of this year, a sizable increase historically associated with recessions.

IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, Facebook parent Meta, Twitter and DoorDash have all announced layoffs in recent months. There have been cuts in other sectors as well, yet most of those job cuts are at corporate offices. There are still shortages of workers to fill service jobs, such as those at McDonald's restaurants.

McDonald's has more than 150,000 employees in corporate roles and in company-owned restaurants. About 70% of those employees are based outside the U.S. The company reported its global sales rose nearly 11% in 2022, while sales in the U.S. climbed almost 6%. Total restaurant margins rose 5%. In its latest annual report, it cited difficulties in adequately staffing some of its outlets.

McDonald's had warned employees in January that layoffs would be coming as the company tried to get more nimble, innovate more quickly and break down walls between its global markets. In a January memo to employees, McDonald's President and CEO Chris Kempczinski said the company was evaluating roles and staffing levels in various parts of the company.

“We have historically been very decentralized in some areas where we reinvent the wheel way too often,” Kempczinski said during a January conference call with investors. “And I think the other thing I’ve seen is we haven’t been as sharp around our global priorities, and so there’s been proliferation of priorities.” In one market, he said he'd recently discovered a list of 300 separate priorities.

This story corrects a previous version that said McDonald's has 150,000 corporate employees. It has 150,000 employees in corporate roles and in company-owned restaurants.

Warren County police crack down on distracted driving Mon, 03 Apr 2023 14:55:25 +0000 WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - This week, the Warren County Sheriff's Department is taking part in a state effort to keep roads safe and combat distracted driving. The mantra: "U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay."

Roads around Warren County are getting additional scrutiny as part of the U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay traffic safety initiative. From April 3-10, Warren County will be sending out high-visibility traffic patrols dedicated to catching and correcting instances of distracted driving, before they lead to tragedy.

The department says that distracted driving has risen in prominence to become a leading contributor to traffic accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 3,142 deaths and 424,000 injuries in car crashes involving distracted drivers in 2019. Another 3,142 deaths were reported in 2020.

Distracted driving is defined by the NHTSA as including texting, talking on the phone, eating or drinking, and other activities that take attention away from the wheel. Sending and reading text messages are considered the greatest dangers, The effort against distracted driving is being led in cooperation with the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

The traffic safety push comes at a time when traffic patterns are under the microscope in parts of Warren County. In February, a traffic study was presented in the town of Queensbury, examining flow along busy parts of Aviation and Quaker Road as they interact with traffic to Glens Falls, Lake George and Hudson Falls.

Find your next career opportunity at the Albany Job Fair! Mon, 03 Apr 2023 14:52:56 +0000 LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Are you looking for a new career opportunity? If the answer is yes, head to the Albany Job Fair at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Latham on April 19, where you will find over 95 companies hiring!

The event is free to all job seekers and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is free parking available. For those looking to take public transportation, the hotel is located on CDTA Bus Route #182. Drop off your resume at registration to be scanned and delivered to all exhibitors.

For a full list of recruiters, click here. Job seekers who cannot attend the event can send their resumes to for scanning and distribution. There are also recruiters accepting online applications.

Schenectady Police investigating shots fired Mon, 03 Apr 2023 14:29:37 +0000 SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Schenectady Police are currently investigating a shots fired incident that took place around 5:09 a.m. on Sunday. Police say it appears no one was shot.

Police working in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood heard what they believed to be several gunshots. They responded to Schenectady and Albany Streets where they found 14 shell casings. Through further investigation, police say they found a car that appeared to be hit by a bullet, as well as a house.

Evidence technicians from the Schenectady Police Department processed the scene. No one at this time is in custody.

Miss Adams Diner closes until further notice Mon, 03 Apr 2023 14:19:35 +0000 ADAMS, Mass. (NEWS10) -- Miss Adams Diner, located at 53 Park Street in Adams, is reportedly closed until further notice. The announcement was made on the Miss Adams Diner Facebook page on March 31.

"This is a tough business," read the post. "I'm not going to lie and make up stories but we have been struggling."

The diner is owned by Pete Oleskiewicz. Worcester Lunch Car No. 821, where the diner now sits, was delivered to Adams in 1949. The diner opened that same year.

The owner did not immediately respond to NEWS10 for comment. The phone number for Miss Adams Diner is also disconnected at this time.

"I will give an update soon," said Oleskiewicz in the Facebook post. "Thank you to all who have patronized the diner and have been so supportive."

New York Recycles! poster contest announced Mon, 03 Apr 2023 14:13:40 +0000 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3) has announced the New York Recycles! poster contest to promote higher excellence in waste reduction. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade in New York State public and private schools, youth organizations, and home-schooled students are welcome to participate.

Those interested in participating can use the theme description webpage to guide their posters. The themes for this year will be the first R-reduction, and reduce your single use. The winners of the competition will have their artwork featured in the 2024 New York Recycles! calendar, a framed copy of their winning poster, and other prizes.

The deadline for poster submissions, which can be received via email, is no later than Wednesday, May 26. Anyone with further questions may call Kelli Timbrook at NYSAR3 at (518) 410-6451.