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Boston Bombing Update: Only Two Devices Were Found, 176 Casualties and 3 Deaths
A press conference was held Tuesday morning (4/16) which cleared up some confusion regarding earlier reports of there being other devices, and where the FBI is in their investigation. We continue to send our prayers and thoughts to the victims and their families. Here is a recap of the press conference:
Two Explosions at Boston Marathon
There have been two confirmed bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. We are updating this post as new information comes in. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims. Refresh this page for updates as we add them. Latest information will be on the top:
Two Suspicious Deaths Being Investigated in Rotterdam
UPDATE at 7:30 PM: There are reports that a mother and daughter have been found strangled in the home. The initial call was to the fire department for a structure fire which was quickly put out when they arrived. It was then that the bodies were discovered...
Roger Ebert Dead at Age 70
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that movie critic Roger Ebert has died at age 70. Ebert reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on television for 31 years. He lost his lower jaw in a fight with cancer but recovered and returned to reviewing movies. He just days ago announced that he would be taking a leave to fight the cancer that had returned.
Did You See the Meteor in the Albany Sky? [VIDEO]
Friday night (3/22/2013) Twitter was lit up with reports of a meteor in the sky above Albany - and this morning (3/23)several meteorological societies and groups are confirming in fact that a meteor did pass through the sky, likely traveling southwest from Massachusetts over Albany, and toward Maryland and points south. There were even reports from Florida and Canada! Check out some videos captur
Seize the Deal is Having a One Day Sale
We get it, times are tough and we want to help you out. We convinced our bosses to give you 60% off absolutely everything at SeizeTheDeal.com. We're talking food, entertainment and more…all 60% off. The catch is it only lasts today, so don't waste any time!
Eight Failed and Misguided McDonald’s Menu Items – What The Hell Were They Thinking?
Everyone gets so excited when the Shamrock Shake comes back, or even the McRib (like a zombie back from the grave) returns. We felt it was time to take a McLook back at some McDonald's menu items that McFailed miserably. Some odd items are still available regionally, and some of these misguided food options were inspired by those regional offerings...
Remembering the Latham Circle Mall [PHOTOS]
The Latham Circle Mall has become a piece of local culture ever since it started it's spiral of decline and became an infamous 'dead mall' - well, now it's really dead - gone. Many people who work here hold a special love for this unfortunate mall, as our studios were once located on the upper level. Actually there were a lot of things that used to be there, like stores, people, you know - stuff.
Summary of New York State Police Statement on Herkimer Shooting
New York State police held a press conference earlier today (3/14) regarding the death of a shooting suspect in Herkimer. The suspect had shot six and killed four on 3/13 at two different locations. Police had him cornered overnight and opened fire on him when he shot and killed an FBI K9 Officer.
Pope Francis is the New Leader of the Catholic Church
Habemus Papem - Pope Francis is the new pope. Only two days into the conclave, 115 Roman Catholic cardinals have elected a new pontiff who faces the challenge of leading a church that is facing many challenges. People have been waiting for days to see the white smoke in Vatican City and now that that has happened, Argentinian Cardinal Bergoglio is the new pope has been announced as the new leader
Six Shot, Four Dead in Herkimer County
Six people were shot in two different Herkimer County locations with four confirmed dead. Two people were shot and killed at Gaffey's Car Wash in the Village of Herkimer and an additional four people were shot at John's Barber Shop in Mohawk. Of those four, two were killed.
Bus Carrying St. Michael’s College Lacrosse Team Crashes Near Albany
Traffic is closed on the Northway following a bus crash and police have confirmed one fatality in the accident. The bus was transporting the St. Michael's College Lacrosse team to a game in Long Island when the accident occurred.