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Will lead paint manufacturers ever be held accountable?

A lot of Albany readers may think that lead paint posioning is an issue of the past, ever since use of lead in paint was outlawed in 1978. However, lead paint remains a serious problem and remains in as many as 35 percent of American homes, according to a survey from the Department of Housing and...

New York authorities try to reduce texting while driving

Distracted driving is an epidemic in the state, New York State Police Sgt. Mark Nielson recently told YNN. The prevalence of smartphones, tablets, GPS devices and other electronics is proving distracting to drivers, who also appear to not be able to put their devices away for the sake of safety. In...

2 children suffer serious eye injuries caused by laundry hampers

Inadequate warning labels on a number of various consumer products have resulted in injuries to Albany residents over the years. When a product contains a hazard for which there is no guard against, the maker of that product is responsible for warning consumers about that hazard. It is crucial that...

Albany area train service grinds to halt following train accident

Train service remains disrupted in Upstate New York today after yesterday's freight train derailment just west of Albany. The Associated Press has reported that the Amtrak 280 and 283, which travel between Albany and Niagara Falls, have been canceled. No alternate transportation is being provided...

Moving accident leaves one Albany man dead, another injured

It's likely you think of your home as a safe place, a location where you can get away from the troubles of the outside world. Mostly, that's true. And yet, the home is where we spent the majority of our time, and homes are full of everyday dangers that we might not spend as much time thinking about...

2 workers left dangling when Hearst Tower scaffolding buckled

When it comes to dangerous workplaces, construction accidents are certainly toward the top of the list. Construction workers have to operate large machinery, work with heavy materials, and sometimes spend much of their day working far above ground on a roof or building scaffolding. While Albany...

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