Brian and Chrissy

Shockingly Madison's Journey Ends On American Idol
Wow. I don't think any of us saw that coming. Following her strong performance of "Shallow" in round 1 of the American Idol finale, and a hometown video that gave us chills, Madison VanDenburg returned to the stage to perform a song by the artist she's been most compared to.  In round 2 …
Historic Troy Bowling Alley Destroyed In Three Alarm Fire
On the Facebook page of a historic and popular bowling, thank you's are posted to the firefighters for their brave efforts, and the local community for their support  following a fire that blazed through parts of Troy this morning. While everyone is thankfully safe, this fire marks the dev…
VanDenburg's Breathtaking Ballad Drives Her To Top 5
The first hour paid tribute to the music of the Woodstock era on American Idol Sunday night, and Cohoes' Madison VanDenburg proved once again, that she can rock out with the best of em'.  But it was during her show-stopping second performance of the evening, a power ballad by Celine D…
Madison VanDenburg Reveals Favorite Capital Region Things
Ask anyone in the Capital Region who their favorite American Idol finalist is and it would be mostly unanimous; Madison VanDenburg.  We had the chance to ask the Cohoes native what some of her favorite local things are, and she was more than willing to share them with us.  From favorite ice-cream sp…
Cohoes Teen Skyrockets To Final 8 On American Idol
The massive wave of Idol momentum continued Sunday night for 17-year-old Cohoes native Madison VanDenberg.  The pitch-perfect teenager advanced to the final eight on American Idol following a performance of a song that many have said they never heard sung so well.
Local Students Transform School Bathroom Into Work Of Art
When I was in middle school, it was a chore to get me to clean my bedroom let alone the bathroom.  To be honest, it still is.  Major props to these local middle school kids who brought a little hard work and creativity and worked together to give their school a cool looking bathroom makeov…
GNA Pranks Patriot Fan About TV Outages During SB (AUDIO)
A woman in Troy sent us an email telling us about her brother, a rather obnoxious (her words) Patriot fan from the Boston area who she wanted to 'mess with a little bit about his favorite team'. Challenge accepted! Enjoy the audio of the prank call we made to this Pats 'super-fan&apos…
GOAT vs Ram: Farm Animals Predict Super Bowl Winner (VIDEO)
The upcoming Super Bowl match-up features the New England Patriots led by the G.O.A.T. Tom Brady, while their upstart opponents, The L.A. Rams are led by their young star in the making, quarterback Jared Goff.  While fans and oddsmakers continue to make their arguments over which team will win on Su…
Chowderfest 2019: How Us Chowda-Holics Beat Winter's Freeze
Nothing is better than a hot, creamy, delicious bowl of chowder especially this time of year. Whether you like yours loaded up with clams, potatoes, corn, chicken, bacon, cheese, ham or all the above, nothing warms your insides and makes you happier during Winter's deep freeze quite like a piping ho…
Guy Gets DWI; Tells Police It's Because 'The Jets Suck'
We all know that police hear all kinds of excuses as to why people were caught speeding, texting, in an accident etc.  I think it's probably safe to assume that most of the time, a lousy football team isn't the go-to excuse. But one New York Jet fan told cops that he got drunk and cra…
Hometown Hero Leaves Area To Pursue FDNY Dream
John Bradke is originally from Niskayuna where he served as a volunteer firefighter for 12 years, but in his heart, he knew he needed to be doing what he loves down in New York City. So 5 years ago he chased his dream of becoming a firefighter in the Bronx, leaving behind a loving girlfriend, family…