- State historic site exhibit tells history of slavery in NY Updated: Feb-07-16 7:05 am
RENSSELAER, New York - A new exhibit at a state historic site near Albany tells the story of the extensive slave trade that existed when New York was a Dutch colony.
- Albany uses big 2nd half to hold off Vermont 75-71 Updated: Feb-06-16 9:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - Evan Singletary scored 20 points - all after halftime - and Albany used a big second half to rally past Vermont 75-71 Saturday for the annual Big Purple Growl.
- Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomes Updated: Feb-06-16 11:04 am
ALBANY, New York - Reform advocates, most voters and Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side.
- Museum hosts talk on Frederick Douglass 1845 trip to Ireland Updated: Feb-06-16 6:15 am
ALBANY, New York - A western New York college professor is giving a talk at an Albany museum on the trip the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass made to Ireland more than 170 years ago.
- NY firm and 3 individuals pay $1 million fine for fraud Updated: Feb-04-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - An upstate New York construction company and three individuals have paid just over $1 million to resolve claims they defrauded a government program designed to benefit female- and minority-owned contractors.
- Sanders, Hooley lead Albany over UMBC 79-73 Updated: Feb-03-16 9:18 pm
BALTIMORE - Ray Sanders scored 20 points and Peter Hooley added 17 as Albany held on to beat Maryland-Baltimore County 79-73 on Wednesday night for its third straight win.
- As NY lawmakers review budget, workers rally for $15 wage Updated: Feb-03-16 5:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - Low-wage workers from around New York state gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, a proposal that continues to dominate the year's legislative work.
- Green groups, residents sue crude-by-rail operator Updated: Feb-03-16 5:05 pm
ALBANY, New York - A coalition of residents and environmental groups is suing a crude oil transporter, claiming violations of the federal Clean Air Act.
- New York education chief to address charter school rally Updated: Feb-02-16 3:00 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's education chief says her plans to address a pro-charter school crowd in Albany have nothing to do with any political agenda.
- Schumer: Possible Senate promotion won't change anything Updated: Feb-01-16 5:09 pm
ALBANY, New York - Sen. Charles Schumer is telling county leaders from around New York state that he will remain focused on his home state if he is promoted to lead the Senate's Democrats.
- Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay Updated: Feb-01-16 10:46 am
ALBANY, New York - Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday.
- Albany beats UMass-Lowell 75-63 Updated: Jan-27-16 10:01 pm
ALBANY, New York - Evan Singletary had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists on Wednesday night to help Albany beat Massachusetts-Lowell 75-63.
- NY constitutional convention vote planned in 2017 discussed Updated: Jan-27-16 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - New York voters won't get to weigh in on a state constitutional convention until 2017, but it's already a topic of discussion.
- New York lawmakers to hear proposals for education spending Updated: Jan-27-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York education officials and advocates are set to weigh in on the state's spending plans for education.
- In Albany, NYC mayor pressed over property tax cap Updated: Jan-26-16 6:12 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got the full Albany treatment Tuesday as state lawmakers grilled him for five hours over his city's finances and its status as the only local government in the state not subject to a cap on property taxes.
- Ex-champ, lawmakers push for legal mixed martial arts in NY Updated: Jan-26-16 2:15 pm
ALBANY, New York - Former mixed martial arts champion Chris Weidman wants his title back and wants to fight in New York, where the sport is banned.
- NY man charged with stabbing 2 women in their upstate home Updated: Jan-26-16 10:33 am
GREENVILLE, New York - Authorities say a 21-year-old New York man has been charged with attempted murder after he stabbed two women inside the Hudson Valley home they all shared.
- Upstate NY surgeon sentenced to prison over illegal pills Updated: Jan-26-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - A 51-year-old upstate New York orthopedic surgeon has been sentenced to 78 months in prison for illegally authorizing the distribution of tens of thousands of painkiller pills.
- NY reports progress curbing Medicaid costs for 6.3 million Updated: Jan-25-16 5:09 pm
ALBANY, New York - State health officials on Monday reported progress curbing Medicaid costs for 6.3 million New Yorkers, telling lawmakers annual spending growth has dropped to 1.4 percent.
- Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees Updated: Jan-23-16 3:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban.
- New York selects 50 for new outdoor conservation corps Updated: Jan-23-16 9:31 am
ALBANY, New York - New York has selected 50 young adults for crews to carry out conservation projects on state land.
- '12 Years A Slave' expert has new book on forced enslavement Updated: Jan-23-16 7:02 am
ALBANY, New York - An expert on the true-life New York native whose story was told in the Oscar-winning film "12 Years A Slave" has written a new book on blacks who were kidnapped and enslaved in pre-Civil War America.
- Stony Brook closes on 7-0 run to beat Albany 69-63 Updated: Jan-22-16 11:35 pm
STONY BROOK, New York - Carson Puriefoy scored 20 points and Stony Brook closed on a 7-0 run to beat Albany 69-63 on Friday night for the Seawolves' 11th straight victory.
- Health officials: 3 New Yorkers test positive for Zika virus Updated: Jan-22-16 5:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - State health officials say three New Yorkers who had recently traveled outside the country have tested positive for the mosquito-born Zika virus.
- Conviction, sentence upheld for man who killed niece, 2 Updated: Jan-22-16 4:21 am
ALBANY, New York - The conviction and sentence has been upheld for a man who received a 25 years to life imprisonment sentence for beating his 2-year-old niece to death while she was staying at his Hudson Valley home.