Good evening, Capital Region and Hudson Valley. We're wrapping up the day for you with some of the most important stories you need to know and your weather outlook.

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Mostly clear and chilly overnight with lows droppinh in the upper 20s to lower 30s. It will turn sunny and pleasant Thursday with highs in the 50s to near 60.

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Today's Big Stories

1. Amtrak to restore NYC-to-Croton-Harmon service Thursday

Amtrak will restore service between New York City and Croton-Harmon on Thursday following a suspension that's inconvenienced commuters for days, but travelers can expect “minor delays” along the Empire Line stretch until Saturday, Amtrak announced Wednesday.

2. New York DOH: Pharmacists can give RSV vaccine to vulnerable individuals

The New York state Department of Health issued a standing order Wednesday that would allow pharmacists to administer the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine to those 60 and older and pregnant people without a separate prescription from their physician, DOH Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said.

3. Albany police chief responds to Stewart's Shops over public safety claims

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins on Wednesday pushed back on claims by Stewart's Shops that it was closing its store at Manning Boulevard and Central Avenue due to rising public safety concerns.

4. Counties concerned by lack of snow plow drivers for winter

If the snow gets bad and there’s an emergency declared by Gov. Kathy Hochul, the state Department of Transportation does have the ability to send plow drivers to help out municipalities. Some counties are also offering grants for commercial driver’s license training as an incentive for applicants.

5. Trump files for mistrial in New York civil fraud case

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump filed a motion on Wednesday requesting a mistrial in his New York civil business fraud case, alleging that the judge in the trial is biased against him.

6. Support for Israel in the U.S. is waning, poll says

Support for Israel in its conflict with Hamas is waning in the United States, according to a new survey. Just 32% of respondents in a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted earlier this week said the U.S. should back Israel. One month earlier, 41% of respondents agreed with the same statement.

Your Notes for Thursday

  • Comedian Lewis Black takes the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall stage, 7:30 p.m.
  • Oh hi Mark: Actor/writer/director Greg Sestero is the guest for a screening of the 2002 cult-following movie "The Room" at Proctors, 7 p.m.
  • The Schenectady Civic Players perform the Neil Simon play "Chapter Two," 12 S. Church St., Schenectady, 7:30 p.m.