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UPDATE: North Colonie Elementary Schools Lock Out Lifted

Two North Colonie elementary schools that were in lockout this morning (Southgate and Loudonville Elementary Schools) are back to their normal school days after police said there was no longer a threat Friday morning.

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Man Hacks: How To Tie a Tie

This week's Man Hacks is something every man should know how to do: tie a tie.

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Advice for Single Parents: Pop-Tart Pizza Dinners Are Needed

Sometimes, you just have go in, and go in hard. Fruits, veggies and chicken just won't suffice when feeding a 7-year-old. By the way, my 7-year-old will eat veggies, fruit and chicken but I wanted to give him a little treat while he was up last weekend.

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Wrestling In 5 Minutes Or Less: Episode 1 [VIDEO]

A new Townsquare Media series that combines professional wrestling, comedy, storytelling and radio ding-dongs. Each week, you will get all of the fore mentioned topics crammed into a segment that is 5 minutes or less.

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Alleged Scam Artist Hits Saratoga Acting as National Grid Bill Collectors

Another scam hit the Capital Region, as an alleged scam artist apparently attempted to get National Grid customers to pay a fake bill over the phone.

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Albany Man Charged With Robbing Little Old Lady

A 21-year-old man allegedly robbed an 89-year-old woman on New Scotland Avenue, near Quail Street, May 19. It's sad too. The mugging and where it took place, that section of Albany is a fairly decent part of the city. 

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Downtown Albany Building May Be Imploded!

There's a big ol' Wellington Hotel Annex building near the Times Union Center on Howard street, and it's going away. Plans are underway to put a convention center on the corner of Howard and Eagle street. How will this bui

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@AlbanyBear2014 Is On Twitter: See What The Bear Has To Say

Apparently the bear stuck in a tree around Clayton Place has a Twitter account and here's what it has had to say about the news coverage and police hunt.

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#AlbanyBear is Trending on Twitter—No, Seriously, It Is

Must be a slow day in the news here in Albany, as the bear in a tree story is blowing up to the point that crowds have gathered to witness the bear's fate.

Even more, there's a hashtag on Twitter that is trending for our area: #Albanybear.

Here is what some people are saying:

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Surprise Summer Events Planned For Troy [VIDEO]

'Everything's bigger and better this year' in Troy with 'special surprises you're gonna have to actually come up to Power's Park to find out about' said Vito Ciccarelli, special events coordinator, which leads me to believe that Troy will be the new place to hang this summer.

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Drinking and Driving on Flats in Kinderhook Will Get You Pulled Over

People are still drinking and driving? Seriously? Listen, if you're still down with putting others in danger after handfuls of libations, at least make sure you're tires are inflated! 

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Best Summertime Backyard Games

When the weather get nice, it’s time to head outside. However, sometimes sitting outside doing nothing can get boring. If you are having friends over or attending an outdoor party, here is a list of the best backyard games to keep in mind

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