Lawmakers in lots of states get paid extra if they hold leadership posts or oversee important committees. But few state legislatures have a bonus system as extensive as the one in New York's state senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign: "What the hell do you have to lose?"
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump's son-in-law may need to be revoked.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy.
A family hotspot in Voorheesville served up its last pizzas on Saturday.
The next stop for the proposed state budget is a six-member conference committee charged with hammering out the differences between the Massachusetts House and Senate versions of the spending plan.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Northern New England's growing black bear population has awoken, and it's coming for your garbage.
Officials dedicated a new apartment building specifically for former service members on Saturday. It's part of an effort to fight the significant problem of homelessness among veterans.
For Dakes Gaston, Memorial Day has had a deeper meaning ever since his father shared stories about his service during World War II. He was also captivated by the detailed diary his father Raymond kept about the daily struggles in the battlefield.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way.
Hundreds of volunteers started off Memorial Day weekend by paying tribute to local fallen veterans.
Police in Colonie have identified the driver who was killed in a crash on Curry Road Friday night.
Several New York state park beaches opened Saturday for the holiday weekend.
Cossie DiGuilio, 101, of Colonie, says he's not sure why the army made him a lieutenant, but he was happy serve during WW II.
A 69-year-old man from Copake is accused of animal cruelty after police say he left his French bulldogs in the car in 90-degree weather.
In New York state government news, lawmakers will break for a week and the state's highest court takes up assisted suicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump.
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major-league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator.
NEW YORK (AP) - Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says he wants to find a coalition of fellow governors and U.S. senators from both parties to push back against deep cuts to Medicaid proposed by President Donald Trump and House Republicans.
The Vermont Health Department is warning people to be "tick smart" now that warm weather has arrived and people want to spend time outside.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott in announcing two new leaders at the Department of Environmental Conservation and a new state librarian at the Agency of Administration.
A Friday night crash on Curry Road in Colonie leaves one man dead.
A Saratoga businessman is urging congress to extend the Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit to facilitate the expansion of his natural gas company.
A reminder -- state and local police will be out in force this holiday weekend, looking for drunken drivers. Meanwhile, prosecutors in Albany County are getting tough on DWI offenders who refuse to comply with court-ordered mandates.
It was blunt force trauma that killed a Sloansville man when the ambulance he was riding in crashed in Duanesburg. Some in the EMS community say the deadly crash may be shedding light on serious concerns in their industry.
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the November 2016 murder of Charles Dembrosky in Schenectady. Tarchand Lall, 52, is being held on first-degree murder charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump vowed Friday to crush "evil organizations of terror" following an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed more than two dozen people near Cairo and prompted the country's leader to appeal to Trump to lead the fight against global terrorism.
A tugboat has been freed after crashing into a bridge in Stillwater on Friday morning.
Robert Galloway, 27, is accused of slashing police officers' arms with a piece of metal and strangling one of them.
Generations came together at Niskayuna High School Friday in honor of Memorial Day.
EAST GREENBUSH - At the Security Operations Center or SOC at the Center for Internet Security in East Greenbush, a team of analysts monitor hacking threats. For the past two weeks, three seniors from La Salle in Troy have been able to experience the world of cybersecurity.
A few days before Memorial Day, the Postal Service honored one of its own.
State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia released a list of "reward schools" on Friday. These are high-achieving schools that the commissioner says can serve as models to other schools in the state.
A 52-year-old Albany man could spend up to 15 years in state prison for stealing a guitar. Latif Shamsuddin was found guilty.
A memorial service was held in New York City Friday for Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was among those attending.
Joel Abelove originally said he would not prosecute cases involving less than $100 worth of stolen merchandise at Walmart. He announced Friday that he had changed his mind.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."
State police arrest a driver wanted in a hit and run involving a Saratoga Springs school bus. Police say 26-year-old Theresa Travis struck the bus Wednesday afternoon on Route 9 in Greenfield.
For those daring enough to brave the cold water, Million Dollar Beach in Lake George opens for the season on Saturday.
A family favorite in Voorheesville is serving its final pizzas. Smith's Tavern is closing Saturday after decades in business.
Why is the Thruway is being repaved again between Exits 24 and 25? A NewsChannel 13 viewer wrote into our Waste Watchers team recently asking that. The viewer claims the same stretch has been repaved three years in a row.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His proposal to slash such funds by more than 40 percent in the next fiscal year.
Linda Aernecke was driving home from Albany Med Wednesday night, waiting for her husband Chris to arrive a few minutes after her in a Mohawk ambulance. Instead, the ambulance he was in crashed into a tree just fifteen miles from their house, killing him.
Alex West will remain in jail as he awaits sentencing for manslaughter. NewsChannel 13 has learned an Appellate judge on Thursday denied West's request for bail, pending appeal.
Protestors gathered outside Rep. John Faso’s office in Kinderhook Thursday evening, looking to shame him about his healthcare vote. The group of more than a dozen re-enacted a scene right out of “Game of Thrones”.
Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Downtown Glens Falls is about to get a $10 million makeover.
A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl.
The state of Vermont has one of the toughest concussion laws in the country, and officials are trying to learn if it is being implemented properly.
A skull found in Coxsackie earlier this year is not Jaliek Rainwalker, the 12-year-old boy missing since 2007. Instead, state police say the skull belongs to a man between 20 and 50 years old.
Stray shopping carts have become such a nuisance in Watervliet that the City is considering a fine for every one it picks up.
The Middle Eastern owners of the Crest Inn and Suites are claiming they're being targeted by state and local health and safety inspectors.
The names of everyone involved in a fatal ambulance crash in Duanesburg that left a patient dead and two paramedics injured on Wednesday have been released.
NewsChannel 13 has a follow up to our reporting on the Rapp Road landfill. We learned the landfill is near capacity and is expected to close in 2023. The city is looking for alternatives, such as a pay as you go system, and they are encouraging residents to recycle more.
If you drive along 787 in the coming days, you can see art in action. A massive mural is being painted on the west and south sides of the Quackenbush parking garage. It's the work of the Brooklyn artist known as “Hellbent.”
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in Schenectady.