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5 things to know this Friday, February 2



ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Happy Friday! According to Meteorologist Matt Mackie, we can expect yet another cloudy day with the potential of a few flurries. Temperatures in Albany will sit around 40.

The operators of Empawthy Rescue have each been charged with 102 counts of animal cruelty, for a total of 204 counts. Meanwhile, Albany Medical College has led efforts to find biomarkers that identify long COVID in blood samples. That’s why the college received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institute of Health to expand the research. These stories, and more, are covered in your five things to know this Friday morning.

1. Empawthy Rescue operators face 204 counts of animal cruelty

The operators of Empawthy Rescue have each been charged with 102 counts of animal cruelty, for a total of 204 counts. Jennifer Uhl and Andrew Tremblay were arrested Wednesday night around 5.

2. $3.9 million award for Albany Medical College to study long COVID

Albany Medical College has led efforts to find biomarkers that identify long COVID in blood samples. That’s why the college received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institute of Health to expand the research. 

3. Berkshire County steps up anti-drug efforts

Officials and organizations in Berkshire County are stepping up efforts to combat not only drug dealing but drug usage as well.

4. Ceremony kicks off Go Red Month for heart health awareness

A special ceremony took place Thursday night head of Wear Red Day. The ceremony discussed the dozens of buildings that will be lit up red on Friday.

5. Italian restaurant moving from Albany to Guilderland

Caffe Italia Ristorante, a staple at 662 Central Avenue in Albany, is in the process of making its move to Guilderland. The restaurant is taking over the former Tesoro Italian Restaurant at 2080 Western Avenue in Guilderland’s Hamilton Square.


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