Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • The Latest: Tornado touches down in central Illinois

    The Latest: Tornado touches down in central Illinois LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather expected in the central United States (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The National Weather Service reports a tornado touched down in central Illinois, spawned from a weather system covering the central…

  • New group of businesses join Start-Up NY

    New group of businesses join Start-Up NY

    New group of businesses join Start-Up NY A new crop of businesses has joined Start-Up NY, the academic-government-business collaboration that provides tax breaks for companies that expand near certain colleges in New York state. The state announced 43 new participants that expect to create more than 640 new jobs…

  • Ulster County pet breeder registry could become law soon

    Ulster County pet breeder registry could become law soon KINGSTON, N.Y. >> A law that would require pet breeders to register with the county could be headed for adoption nearly two years after the measure first was proposed. Ulster County Legislature Chairman Ken Ronk said he “fully expects” the…

  • IS using more suicide vehicles and armed drones in Mosul

    IS using more suicide vehicles and armed drones in Mosul CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s defense chief says Islamic State fighters are increasing the use of Mad Max-style suicide vehicles and commercial drones armed with grenades in their defense of the Iraqi town of Mosul. Australian Defense Force Chief…

  • Man charged in Schenectady stabbing

    Man charged in Schenectady stabbing Faces 2 felony counts Steven Cook | February 28, 2017 Photographer: Shutterstock  A city man is accused of stabbing someone Friday, authorities said. Jason E. Labutta, 38, no address given, faces one count each of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon,…

  • Latest Raucci appeal to be decided without hearing

    Latest Raucci appeal to be decided without hearing

    Latest Raucci appeal to be decided without hearing  A federal judge could decide Steven Raucci’s last-ditch effort to overturn his arson and other convictions. The judge, however, won’t grant the former Schenectady school facilities director’s request for a full hearing. Raucci’s defense had sought the hearing to call witnesses…

  • Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals

    Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals. The former president and first lady have signed with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, although the deals are likely in the tens of millions…

  • Lawmaker says Trump should release taxes but sides with GOP

    Lawmaker says Trump should release taxes but sides with GOP DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. David Young ignited loud cheers from hundreds at an Iowa meeting last week when he said, “Donald Trump should release his taxes,” calling the move a “no brainer.” Given the first chance…

  • What state's doing to help you gamble responsibly

    What state's doing to help you gamble responsibly

    What state's doing to help you gamble responsibly Members of the New York Responsible Play Partnership will visit Schenectady in the next month to meet with the public and review Rivers Casino & Resort’s responsible gaming policies. The Responsible Play Partnership, created in February 2013, consists of the New…

  • What's in your sandwich? Subway disputes study on chicken

    What's in your sandwich? Subway disputes study on chicken How much chicken is actually in your chicken sandwich? A study by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s consumer affairs show “Marketplace” says researchers conducted DNA tests on several chicken sandwiches from fast-food restaurants and found that Subway’s chicken breast contained only…