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Police Can Now Use a Smartphone App to Catch a Fake ID
It's getting harder to get away with a fake ID with new technology.
Times have definitely changed since I was under 21.  According to a post on newyorkupstate.com, about a twitter post by the New York State DMV, Governor Cuomo has approved police using new technology to catch fake ID&a…
The Amtrak Toys for Tots Train Won’t be Happening This Year
Unfortunately, it was just announced that Amtrak won't be having the Toys for Tots train this year.
News Channel 13 reported that organizers of the Marine Toys for Tots organization announced that Amtrak will not be having the annual Toys for Tots train this year...
Believe It Or Not, One Blockbuster Video Still Exists In America
I remember going to Blockbuster Video like it was yesterday. Ahh the memories; that bright blue and yellow sign, having to search for my ID card, and spending countless angst-ridden moments waiting for someone to return a new release that was in high demand. Believe it or not, ONE Blockbuster Video …
As of This Week, Mental Health Now Has To Be Taught In Schools
New York has focused on mental health a lot recently, from setting standards for national guidelines for screening teens to designing a license plate for mental health awareness.  Now, a new law is taking effect in New York mandating that education on mental health be provid…
Capital Region Farmers Could Be Able to Grow Hemp Soon
While our neighboring states just legalized recreational marijuana this week, we’re dealing with if local farmers can grow hemp or not.  Hemp is so common. You can buy hemp seeds in any health food or grocery store.  You can buy hemp thread to make necklaces (or j…
Former Troy ValleyCat Poses in the Nude for ESPN Body Issue
A baseball star who started out as a Tri-City ValleyCat in Troy is now posing in the nude for the annual ESPN 'Body Issue'! The Times Union originally reported on the ESPN Body Issue featuring both a New York Giant and Astros Pitcher Dallas Keuchel...

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