August 30, 2014

The king is due back in court in November

Photo: File / WNYT

King Benjamin Ikenchuku of Nigeria was issued a traffic ticket in Ballston.
Photo: File / WNYT BALLSTON - It's not every day that local police pull over a king.

That's exactly what happened in Ballston.

The Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office confirms that Benjamin Ikenchuku was ticketed last month after a minor car accident.

Ikenchuku is a king from southern Nigeria. NewsChannel 13 first introduced you to him last October when he was visiting Albany.
The district attorney’s office says King Ben was ticketed for improper passing.    
No one was hurt in the crash.

August 29, 2014

Tony Stewart Breaks Silence About Tragic Sprint Car Accident That Has ‘Shaken Him to His Core’

This afternoon, a very emotional Tony Stewart gave his first press conference since he was involved in a tragic car incident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. on August 9th. Stewart spoke at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he will compete in Sunday’s Oral-B USA 500 race, his first race in two weeks.
I’ve taken the last couple weeks off out of respect for Kevin and his family and also to cope with the accident in my own way,” he said. Read more...

August 20, 2014

Farmers Market

June through October
North Greenbush Farmers Market

The North Greenbush Farmer's Market is open!  The Market is every Thursday from 2:30PM to 6:00PM and will run until Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Please call the Town Clerk's office with any questions 283-4306.

August 19, 2014

Argentina car crash kills 3 of Pope Francis' relatives

pope-solo.jpgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local officials said.   

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."
Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.
Pardo — a handsome man with a strong chin and confident smile that were overshadowed by his majestic delivery — graced newscasts, game shows and TV programs for more than 60 years. During the original version of "Jeopardy!," his answers to the question, "Tell 'em what they've won, Don Pardo," became a memorable part of the program.