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Law Passed By NY Senate To Charge Drug Dealers with Homicide
It's no secret that drug addiction is an issue, and a pervasive one at that.  Overdoses and opiates are constantly in the news, and to me this epidemic doesn't seem to be slowing down.  New York is working to try to bring some accountability to the dealers however, with the New York Senate passing a…
Local School Reacts to Prank Call With Preparedness
In a now-resolved situation, a prank call by a student went wrong this week at Cohoes High School, causing a very real scare.  As News Channel 13 reported, a student made a prank call to the school, threatening school violence.  More specifically, News Channel 13 report…
Schenectady To Hold Free Active Shooter Training for Public
Schenectady Police have scheduled two upcoming active shooter trainings for the public to attend.  News 10 abc reports that after numerous requests from the community, Schenectady Police have arranged to hold two training classes which will cover strategies and survival plans in the e…
Yet Another Winter Storm to Hit Capital Region This Week
In like a lion!  We’re not quite at Spring yet, but the way the month is going, the Spring is coming in like a lion (and hopefully out like a lamb).  According to the News 10 abc Storm Tracker, there’s another Winter Storm Watch posted for Monday evenin…
After Recent Attacks, A Coyote Warning is Issued
As Spring approaches, so does wildlife, and as reported by News 10 abc, the DEC has announced it's annual warning and guidelines regarding coyotes.  News 10 abc reports that this Monday, a coyote tested positive for rabies that had attacked eight people, including a police office…
Vermont Considers Bill To Make Marijuana Odor an Offense
Apparently, according to News Channel 13, Vermont lawmakers are considering a proposed bill that would allow towns to classify marijuana odor as a public nuisance. That would then make it a legal offense for which you could receive a ticket...
Uber Brings Ridesharing Services to Healthcare
Uber is known for it's ridesharing services.  Need a ride home from Crossgates? Get an Uber.  Need a ride home from the track? Grab an Uber.  Need a ride home from the Pearl Street Pub? Snag an Uber.
Well, now Uber is bringing it's services to healthcare, and provided transpo…
New National Guideline on Teen Depression Follows New York Trend
For the first time in over a decade, the American Acedemy of Pediatrics- the governing body of medical guidelines for children and adolescents- has updated its guidelines on teen depression screenings.  According to an article posted by WNYT, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now sayin…

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