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Registration underway for 'Serve Albany Week'

Registration has begun for the second "Serve Albany Week."

The week from April 21-27 gives people who want to serve their community different programs throughout the city.

They include cooking, cleaning, or coordinating fun programs.

You can also help plant an indoor garden.

The event is hosted by Christ Church Albany and The Stakeholders Inc.

General admission tickets to Paul McCartney concert sold out

ALBANY - If you didn't nab tickets to see Sir Paul, chances are, you're out of luck.

Tickets for this summer's concert went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.

Within 30 minutes, all of the general admission tickets, were sold out.

Several folks lined up outside the arena for a shot at seats.

One couple says they showed up around 2 a.m., but there was no one there yet, so they went back home, and came back two hours later.

Paul McCartney's concert is on July 5th at the Times Union Center.

While the general admission tickets are sold out, there are still some VIP packages left.

Scharfenberger ordained Albany's 10th Roman Catholic bishop

Bishop Edward Scharfenber smiles after being installed as the leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. -

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Rev. Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger of New York City has been ordained as the 10th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Albany.

Hundreds of white-robed priests and bishops from across New York and New England attended the Ordination Mass at the gothic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception near Albany's capitol complex Thursday afternoon.

Scharfenberger was appointed by Pope Francis to succeed Bishop Howard Hubbard, who was the longest-tenured bishop of a single diocese in the nation when he resigned on Oct. 31, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. He served 37 years.

Scharfenberger, who is 65, has held a number of parish and administrative positions in New York City.

The Albany diocese has about 330,000 parishioners in 14 counties.

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Woman surprised with $1,000 at gym

Nancy Furnia learns she is one of the people selected across the country to win $5,000 from Planet Fitness. - Duffer Kendrick / WNYT

ALBANY - It pays to go the gym.

In fact, it paid $1,000 for an Albany woman at the Planet Fitness in Crossgates Commons on Wednesday morning.

The gym is celebrating five-million members.

Owners decided to say "thank you" by randomly surprising a few of them across the country this week.

In Albany, Nancy Furnia was the lucky choice.

She gets the money and free membership for one year.

25 shave heads to support fight against cancer

A member of the St. Rose community gets their head shaved. - Matt Soriano / WNYT

If the cold weather doesn't break soon, more hats are going to be needed on the St. Rose college campus in Albany.

That's because more than 25 students, administrators and staff shaved their heads on Wednesday.

They are doing it to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

St. Baldrick’s supports the fight against childhood cancer.

While a NewsChannel 13 crew was there, two freshman girls got their heads shaved.

Between the two of them, they raised $5,000.

Delmar's Moz advances on 'The Voice'

The battle rounds on NBC's "The Voice" kicked off Monday night and Bethlehem High School graduate Dani Moz belted out “My Kind Of Love.”

Moz battled DeShawn Washington. Both were part of Team Shakira.

Moz won and advances to the next round.

Many in the Capital Region may know her as Danielle Mozeleski of Albany and Delmar. Dani Moz is her stage name.

Captain Phillips lands in Albany, inspires kids

Capt. Richard Phillips talks to students about his experience with Somali pirates. - Matt Soriano / WNYT

ALBANY - A group of precocious 10-year old school kids from Pennsylvania got to meet a reluctant hero in Albany on Friday.

Captain Richard Phillips, the Vermont man whose true-life kidnapping ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates made world-wide headlines back in 2009, agreed to meet the kids so they could interview him for a special class project.

The kids, from Pike County, Pennsylvania, have already met and interviewed Congressional medal of honor winners at Gettysburg, and now, in the kids' view, Captain Phillips has joined the ranks of being an American hero.

It was an American film thriller, a real life account of the 2009 Maersk Alabama cargo ship hijacking in the Indian Ocean, in which Captain Richard Phillips and his crew were taken hostage by Somali pirates.