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Hundreds gather at Empire State Plaza for tree lighting and fireworks


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34th annual Victorian Stroll held in Troy

Toys for Tots train chugs through Capital Region

Two houses heavily damaged in Albany fire

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Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.


Federal government offering disaster loans to NY businesses

 The federal Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to New York businesses hurt by the months-long drought.


NY tweaks medical pot law but still no talk of legalization

New York is relaxing some restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law to boost patient access.


Vermont officials find chemical contamination at 3 landfills

Hazardous chemicals linked to cancer and other illnesses have been found near three Vermont landfills.


Massachusetts governor to lead trade delegation to Israel

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is about to embark on the first international trade mission of his administration.


Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling

 The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling aimed at reversing decades of upstate decline.


Alleged Crossgates Mall shooter to be arraigned Monday

The man accused of firing a gun inside Crossgates Mall will be arraigned Monday.


Vermont advocates work to expand Hepatitis C treatment

The non-profit Vermont Legal Aid is working to make it easier for people suffering from Hepatitis C to get curative treatment under Vermont's Medicaid system.


Hundreds turn out to speak against KKK at Albany rally

Hundreds of people turned out for a rally Saturday afternoon to speak out against the KKK. Members of the Capital District Coalition Against Islamophobia and their supporters had been planning the rally for weeks.


CSEA looking out for workers impacted in Troy

The union for the workers who stand to lose their jobs after the budget failed in the city of Troy is fighting back.


Hundreds run in Clifton Park to help fight arthritis

Hundreds of people braved the chilly weather Saturday morning for a run full of the holiday spirit.


25th annual North Country Festival of Trees held in Glens Falls

People in the North Country showed off their tree decorating skills this week, all for a good cause.


Gillibrand seeks historic landmark status for Barge Canal

 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is asking the Department of the Interior to designate the New York State Barge Canal as a National Historic Landmark.


Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.


After major victory, ND pipeline protesters to defy deadline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave.


Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.


Sen. Schumer urges Canada to reverse dairy pricing policy

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging Canadian officials to reverse a pricing policy that's designed to discourage Canadian cheesemakers from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U.S. in their products.


New York state agencies look to get some holiday spending

Some state agencies are hoping to cash in on the holiday shopping frenzy this weekend.


US Sen. Warren wants some hearing aids sold over the counter

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to make some types of hearing aids available over the counter.

 


This Week from Albany: Special session rumors, vote recount

This week in Albany, Assembly Democrats return to the state Capitol amid talk of a special session, and vote counting continues in a contested Long Island state Senate race.


UPDATE : 13-year-old child killed in Columbia County crash has been identified

A 13-year-old child is dead and five others are hospitalized, following a two car, head-on crash in Columbia County.


Vermont Health Department praises smoking ban in US housing

 The Vermont Health Department is praising a new federal rule that prohibits smoking in public housing developments across the country.


Judge rules Glens Falls withheld information; sides with public and NewsChannel 13

NYS Supreme Court Justice Robert Muller ruled that the City of Glens Falls was in violation of the public's right to know by not releasing documents related to the firing of a city employee.


Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno on pay raise for lawmakers

State lawmakers could soon be back at the Capitol for a special session on pay raise. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants them to consider some other items while looking the possibility of an increase.


Police: grocery mgr stole $50k in scratch-offs

Bethlehem Police have charged Misty Cipperly, 43, of Cohoes, with stealing more than $50,000 in scratch off lottery tickets from the Hannaford supermarket in Delmar where she was the customer service manager.    


Mass. tax revenues miss their mark in November

State tax collections were off target last month and are once again running slightly below projections for the current fiscal year.


Amateur MMA fighter gets 13 years in prison for injuring Schenectady cop

An amateur MMA fighter and former marine who beat a Schenectady police officer unconscious last year will be heading to prison.


Lansingburgh fire leaves 10 people homeless

A fire in Lansingburgh has left 10 people homeless. The fire broke out late Friday afternoon in a duplex on 7th Avenue.


Gillibrand volunteers, endorses and opposes in Latham Friday

After a visit to the Regional Food Bank, Senator Gillibrand discusses her future, and the nation's, under a Trump Presidency.


Teen arrested for Cobleskill-Richmondville High bomb threats

After two straight days of bomb threats at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, state police say they have the teen responsible.


Glens Falls high school football players celebrate state championship

A party was underway in Glens Falls Friday evening, not just in honor of the holidays. The city is also celebrating its state high school football champs.


'Sweet' study underway to trap flu virus before you're sick

Imagine there was a treatment that could trap the flu virus in your nose, before it reached your lungs and made you sick. If research at RPI pans out, that will happen in the years ahead.


Sheehan appoints new judges to Albany City Court

Two new judges have been appointed in Albany City Court. Mayor Kathy Sheehan named John Reilly and Holly Trexler to one-year positions that fill those two vacancies on Friday.


Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary, making the announcement at a post-election victory rally in Cincinnati.


Police: Sharon Springs man sold, insured deceased owners' cars

A Sharon Springs man is under arrest after state police say he registered and insured his girlfriend's car. The problem? Police say she had been dead for two years, and that's not all. Police say 55-year-old Joel Tilford also sold his dead neighbor's car for $1,600.


Empire State Plaza ice rink opens for the season

An annual tradition has returned to the Capital Region. The ice rink at the Empire State Plaza opened for the season on Friday morning.


Man dies after Stillwater fire

A man hospitalized after a fire in Stillwater has now died. Glenn Brewster, 63, suffered serious injuries in the November 21 fire at 33 Clinton Court.


Florida state man accused of stealing dead brother's pension

A Florida state man is heading to prison after he's convicted of stealing his dead brother's pension. The state attorney general says Robert Schusteritsch was accessing his dead brother's bank account, taking his pension benefits.


Massachusetts lawmaker proposes moving Halloween

A proposal to move Halloween has garnered a lot of attention from Massachusetts residents.

 


Communities of different faiths unite to combat hate

Members of the Capital Region’s interfaith community gathered Thursday to learn how to combat hate together.


Fundraiser planned for Saratoga Springs fire victims

 There’s a fundraiser Sunday for employees who can’t work because fire damaged their restaurant in Saratoga Springs.


New York-made beer to be sold in China starting next year

Beer brewed in New York will be available to beer lovers in China.


State: Bus to link Bennington area, Amtrak station in NY

State officials say they're preparing to take bids on a new, state-supported bus service that will connect southwestern Vermont to an Amtrak station near New York's capital.


Take 5 ticket worth over $32K sold in Schenectady

A top prize winning ticket for the Dec. 1 Take 5 drawing was sold at Stewart’s Shops at 1209 Chrisler Ave., the New York lottery announced Friday.


US jobless rate plunges to 4.6 pct., employers add 178K jobs

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent last month, though not for the best reason: Many of the unemployed gave up looking for work.


New York milk producers facing more obstacles from Canada

New York's milk producers are facing more trade obstacles from Canada.

 


Empire State Plaza ice rink opens Friday

A winter tradition kicks off Friday morning. The ice rink at Empire State Plaza opens at 11 a.m.


New York launches initiative against telemarketing deceit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Telemarketers have to use accurate caller ID information under a bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


State testing closed landfills for PFCs in Vermont counties

 Officials say closed landfills in Windham County and Bennington County are being tested for potentially cancer-causing chemicals.


Saratoga Springs holds annual Victorian Streetwalk

 It was a trip back in time Thursday night in Saratoga Springs.


Ex-SUNY Poly president, former Cuomo aide plead not guilty in corruption case

Former SUNY Polytechnic Institute president Alain Kaloyeros, former Governor Andrew Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco and six others were arraigned on indictments today. They are charged in an alleged bribery and bid rigging scheme.


Vermont finalizes rules limiting opiate prescriptions

The state of Vermont has finalized rules governing how many opioid painkillers medical professionals can prescribe.


As calendar turns, Momentive picket line grows

One month into the strike at Momentive, firefighters join workers on the line; company says it is staffed safely.


White House announces support for women in military draft

The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft.  


Glenville-based Airlift Wing helps evacuate famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Thanks to Glenville-trained pilots, the pilot of the Apollo 11 lunar module was recovering in a Christchurch hospital after falling ill in Antarctica.


Herkimer man admits to Glens Falls murder

A Herkimer man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Kevin Jenks of Glens Falls.


Threat prompts early dismissal at Rensselaer Jr./Sr. High School

Rensselaer schools ended early Thursday after police were called for a potential bomb threat.


Nurse, 80, celebrates 50 years at Saratoga Hospital

She started working at Saratoga Hospital when Lyndon Johnson was president. Fifty years later, Thelma Williams is now 80 years young and still working full-time at Saratoga Hospital.


Doctor: Greater sex-ed emphasis needed to help prevent spread of STDs

Even as the war against HIV is being won, young adults are still having unprotected sex. The Centers for Disease Control says that meant that 2015 was the second year in a row where rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were up. In fact, cases of chlamydia, in particular, are soaring. So what's going on, and what ever happened to sex education?


Chronic pain sufferers now qualify for medical marijuana

New York State is now adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.


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