CDC: Albany, Saratoga, 4 more local counties have ‘substantial’ level of COVID community transmission

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The CDC considers six counties local to the Capital Region to have a substantial level of community transmission of COVID-19. Health officials say even fully vaccinated people should mask up indoors in these areas that are reporting more than 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days. … Read more

Schenectady police need help finding missing teen

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Serenity Thomas, 16, of Schenectady has reportedly been missing since Saturday, July 24. If you or someone you know has any information about her or her whereabouts, contact police at (518) 630-0911. Police canceled search for vulnerable woman reported missing out of Scotia She was reportedly last seen wearing black sweatpants, … Read more

East Greenbush man wins $295k at Rivers Casino

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Rivers Casino and Resort said a man from East Greenbush hit a jackpot for little more than $295k Sunday, July 4. Paul Harter Jr. hit the casino’s biggest jackpot since reopening in September 2020, the casino said Tuesday. Rivers Casino & Resort returns to operating at full capacity Harter drew a Royal … Read more

Rotterdam firefighters tackle morning rubbish fire

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Members of Rotterdam Fire District Monday morning responded to a rubbish fire at the old Whispering Pines golf course located off of Helderberg Avenue. Albany police knockdown early morning fire on Independence Day Fire officials say the blaze was found far off the beaten path a bit which required them to … Read more

Counties with the most college graduates in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (STACKER) — The American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Lowest-paying jobs in the Capital Region Dewey advocated for an educational paradigm called pragmatism, which stresses the importance of learning academic concepts by experiencing them firsthand, instead of through lecture and repetition in a … Read more

Police investigating lead in Frear disappearance after 17 years

SCOTIA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Sunday marks 17 years since the disappearance of Craig Allen Frear. It’s also the third annual Candles for Craig Frear event. State police say they’re currently investigating a possible lead in the case of the missing Glenville teenager. Scotia community remembering Craig Frear’s disappearance 15 years later Seventeen when he disappeared, … Read more

47 indicted in hefty Capital Region drug bust led by Attorney General

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Forty-seven people were arrested and indicted after a massive, yearlong investigation into two major drug and firearm distribution networks in the Capital Region. TIMELINE: 2021 gun violence in Albany “Dangerous drugs and weapons have no place in our communities,” said Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins at a press conference on Thursday. “We … Read more

Concorde replica turning heads in front of Glenville museum

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A project years in the making, one of the largest model airplanes in history is safely secured in its new resting place in front of the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. The museum acquired the Concorde replica in 2017. World’s largest model airplane comes to Glenville At 34,000 pounds and 102-feet-long, the … Read more

Niskayuna Man Makes An Impression On Troy

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Growing up in Niskayuna, Kevin Clark always knew he wanted to be an artist. “I also wanted to be a superhero and a football player, ” he said, “but I was always, realistically, a good artist, I knew that’s what I wanted to be.” As he studied art in college, he … Read more

Lowest-paying jobs in the Capital Region

ALBANY, N.Y. (STACKER) — Stacker collected information on the lowest-paying jobs in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2020. Job descriptions are from O*NET. McDonald’s manager quits midshift, posts ‘I hate this job’ … Read more