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Suspects arrested in fatal Lake George boat crash


Online petition started to end Log Bay Day


Hillary speech inspires girls, regardless of politics

Presidential candidates come out of conventions swinging

Raw sewage continues flowing into Mohawk River

Common Core data released

The results of this year's Common Core tests are out. The state says it will continue to engage parents and teachers to improve scores.


High schoolers get an electrifying lesson in power generation

Dozens of local high school students recently got a firsthand look at what keeps our electric grid working. It's part of a program to get kids interested in careers that use science, technology, engineering and math.


Fishermen hope for a chance at alligator gar fame

Fishermen were back at Central Park in Schenectady on Friday hoping to cash in on the mayor's challenge. Mayor Gary McCarthy has offered a $100 prize to anyone who reels in the exotic alligator gar fish that's been seen in Iroquois Lake.


2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended after officers detained a second man who may have been involved.


Vermont lifts Pownal 'do not drink' order for PFOA taint

The state of Vermont has lifted the "do not drink" order for a municipal drinking water system in the town of Pownal that was found to be contaminated with low-levels of the chemical PFOA.


Police: Drunk woman trying to hit knife-wielding boyfriend with car

A woman and her boyfriend were taken into custody after a dispute turned dangerous. Warren County Sheriffs say they responded to DJ’s Nightclub just after midnight Friday for reports of a female trying to run people over in her vehicle.

Cayla Skopayko (l) and Daniel Stevens (r)

Volunteer firefighters among Columbia County arson suspects

Three men, including two volunteer firefighters, are now charged in a string of crimes, including several arsons.


Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law is discriminatory

A federal appeals court has found that a North Carolina voter ID law was enacted "with discriminatory intent" and must be blocked.


Delegates give Cuomo's Democratic National Convention speech high marks

The stage is set in Philadelphia to celebrate Hillary Clinton. In the run up to her taking the stage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke.


Waterford man charged with armed robbery

Police in Waterford have arrested an alleged armed robber. They say Corey McDaniel, 31, entered a home on 4th street back on June 3rd, showed a gun and demanded cash. He got away with $3,500.


Man charged with bomb threat at Saratoga Hospital

A man has been charged in connection with a bomb threat at Saratoga Hospital. Police say Matthew Layden walked in with a duffel bag July 15 and told employees there was a bomb inside.


Poestenkill man charged with DWI three times over legal limit, police say

A Poestenkill man was charged with DWI early Friday morning after police say he had a blood alcohol content level nearly three times the legal limit.


Parking spot honors Purple Heart recipients

Veterans who have earned Purple Hearts now have their own parking spot at town hall.

This Purple Heart parking space is now available for recipients of the award at the Princetown Town Hall.

Mounted police officer rides through drive-thru on horseback

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A mounted police officer in upstate New York has been spotted going through a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru on horseback.

This horse was seeing going through a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru in Saratoga Springs.

Robotic arm to have a hand in Albany's recycling

The city of Albany begins a pilot recycling program and NewsChannel 13 got a sneak peek. A robotic arm will lift and empty the new recycling carts from driveways at certain parts of the city.


Could third party candidates influence general election outcome?

Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are wrapped up, both Trump and Clinton are looking toward November. But so are some third party candidates who are seeing growing popularity. Experts say that could have a big impact on the general election in November.


NY officers seize undersized lobsters from Price Chopper

State conservation officers have seized more than 1,100 pounds of undersized lobsters from two Price Chopper supermarkets and the company's distribution center.


Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump's ability to do the same.


PFOA forums set in Petersburgh and Hoosick Falls

Residents in Petersburgh and Hoosick Falls have an opportunity to talk about lingering PFOA worries.


Report: Special unit not serving disabled NY prisoners

A report has found allegations of abuse and neglect in a special New York unit for prisoners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Schumer: Port of Albany to receive $17M upgrade

The Port of Albany will receive $17 million in federal funding to pay for upgrades and an expansion allowing for greater shipment of large cargo.


NY approves $39 million in 'Smart School' funding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 30 schools investment plans totaling $39 million have been approved under the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act approved by voters in 2014.


Santabarbara calls for emergency funding to fix sewage woes

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara wants the governor's office to send emergency funding to Amsterdam for immediate repairs to the city's sewer system.


NY health records database reaches 9 million patients

Nearly 9 million New Yorkers now have health records in a growing database accessible to most of the state's hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities and nearly one-quarter of physician practices.


Woman with a passion for words turns them into a reality

For poet Danielle Colin, words have always been powerful! Early on, the poems were for her-helping her maneuver through the challenges of life-then other people started listening to the words she spoke.

Danielle Colin

Cuomo has father's shoes to fill with convention speech

In 1984, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo stepped up on the San Francisco stage with a rebuttal to President Ronald Reagan.  Commentators thought his address was so good, they said it instantly set him up for a presidential run in a future election.


Warren County farmer says bear attacked his steer; DEC sets trap

A bear is suspected of attacking a 700-pound steer in Bolton, Warren County.


Albany County legislators propose criminal history ban on job applications

Life after prison for ex-cons can be a struggle, made even tougher because of the challenges they face to find a job. Albany County lawmakers are trying to change that with a proposal to ban the question on job applications about criminal history.


Sewage spill continues in Amsterdam for fourth day

Sewage continued to flow into the Mohawk River near Amsterdam for a fourth straight day. Since Monday, more than three hundred thousand gallons of partially treated waste has leaked into the river.


$100 reward for Gar capture

The Mayor of Schenectady is offering a $100 reward to the person who catches the elusive Alligator Gar in Iroquois Lake in Central Park.


Still no arrests in deadly Lake George boat crash

There is no arrest yet in Monday night's deadly boating accident in Lake George. Authorities are waiting for toxicology tests, which will show if Alexander West had alcohol or drugs in his system.


Man indicted for mass shooting threat at Albany VA Medical Center

A man from Canandaigua is under arrest, accused of threatening to commit a mass shooting at the Stratton VA Medical Center. Robert Seifert, 58, was indicted Thursday on federal charges.


Troy man gets 20 years to life for killing estranged wife

A Troy man will serve 20 years to life behind bars for killing his estranged wife in front of their children last November. David Campos apologized to his kids and wife's family in court.


Hearings held over possible new area code

What to do about the 518? That's was the focus of two public hearings Thursday. One was held in Colonie.


Fifth racing horse dies at Saratoga this year

Another horse has died at the Saratoga Race Course. It's the third racing death since the season opened last Friday and the fifth death for the year.

Clifton Pleasure with jockey Manuel Franco, left, pulls past Battle of Evermore with Javier Castellano, center, and More Zen Tea with Julien Leparoux, right, to win the first race on opening day of the season at Saratoga Race Course on July 22, 2016.

Middle schoolers head up play about phone-free fun

If you're a parent, you know it's hard to separate your kids from their phones. What would happen if you could? That's the premise of a new play at Albany Civic Theatre. It wasn't written by adults but rather local kids. They’re a group of Albany middle schoolers, out for summer and spending some of their break learning about the theater.


Five arrested in Troy prostitution sting

A prostitution sting in Troy ends with five arrests. The sting on Tuesday focused on downtown Troy and parts of Second Avenue.


South Bethlehem woman charged with selling illegal guns

A South Bethlehem woman is under arrest, accused of illegally selling guns.


Investigators find heroin and cocaine in Schenectady home

The Schenectady County Sheriff's Office raided the first floor of 905 Delamont Avenue on Thursday morning following a month long investigation.


Albany man sentenced for sexual contact with 9-year-old girl

An Albany man who had sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl was sentenced on Thursday. David Buchanan, 58, received four years in prison and 10 years’ probation.

David Buchanan

Cuomo addressing DNC Thursday evening

The Democratic National Convention wraps up Thursday evening. Hillary Clinton will formally accept the party's nomination for president. Also speaking, is Governor Andrew Cuomo.


Albany shooting under investigation

Albany police are investigating a shooting. Officers were called to the 700 block of Manning Boulevard around 11 p.m. Wednesday evening.


Man charged with breaking into Schenectady County restaurant

A Schenectady man is accused of breaking into a restaurant in the middle of the night. Police say Brian Riddell, 37, broke into "Johnny C's Restaurant" on Altamont Avenue on July 11.


New programming and initiatives to be announced at Cohoes Music Hall

The Palace Performing Arts Center and city of Cohoes are announcing new programming and initiatives at the Cohoes Music Hall.


'The Christmas Tree Shop' owner dies at 79

The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.

People admire a Christmas tree at Marunouchi Building in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 25, 2015.

NewsChannel 13's Ben Amey goes viral in tweet correcting North Carolina GOP

During vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine's acceptance speech, the North Carolina GOP called him "shameful" for wearing the flag of Honduras lapel pin. Ben Amey pointed out the pin was actually the symbol for military families.


Duo arrested for selling crack cocaine in Saratoga County

The streets of Saratoga County are a little cleaner Thursday. The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of a Schenectady man and a Troy woman for actively selling crack cocaine in the county.

Denise Rush (l) and Craig Johnson (r)

NY attorney general in settlement with Zipcar

New York's attorney general has reached a settlement with Zipcar Inc. over vehicle damage fees charged to 5,000 members from 2011 through 2015.


Three Albany residents charged with burglary

Three people from Albany face burglary charges. Police say Steven Allen, 41, Carlos Hernandez, 47, and Angelina Bovia, 31, stole tools and a hand socket from a home on Helderberg Avenue in Rotterdam.

Steven Allen, Carlos Hernandez and Angelina Bovia are now facing burglary charges.

Vermont auditor: State lacks on performance reviews

Vermont state Auditor Doug Hoffer says a review of three departments of state government finds performance evaluations were done last year for just 27 of 181 employees.


Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan

New York has committed to generating half of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to do it.


Emergency preparedness drill to be held in Bennington

A National Guard helicopter will hover over Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington Thursday morning as part of a drill.


Tonko, Democrats call Trump's recent email comments a 'national security issue'

Wednesday is day three of the Democratic National Convention and Tim Kaine was officially been nominated for vice president. While the party celebrates Hillary’s historic nomination, Donald Trump is making headlines of his own.


Albany Police make arrest in string of taxi cab robberies

Albany police have arrested one suspect wanted in connection with a handful of taxi cab robberies over the last month.


Wynantskill business brings water to Tanzania's villages

The Sky Is Not Limited is helping provide villages in Africa with water.  Kevin Bailey has installed solar powered wells in Tanzania's schools and health clinics.  Now, he's using the profits of a local rehabbed home to help build even more. 


Amsterdam crews cleaning up stinky spill in Mohawk River

Hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage have been flowing into the Mohawk River since Monday and the problem might not be fixed yet.


Schenectady crews search for alligator gar

A search in the lake in Schenectady's Central Park attracted a lot of attention.  A crew from the Department of Environmental Conservation was out looking for an alligator gar, which was probably someone's pet that had been dumped there.

The alligator gar fish back on July 17.

Fatal boat crash has future of Log Bay Day in question

As police continue to piece together clues in the fatal crash, the area law enforcement community is speaking out about the party that may have played a role in it. They say if they get their way, Log Bay Day has seen its last days.


Teen killed in Greene County hiking fall

A 17-year-old from New Jersey has died after falling off Kaaterskill Falls in Greene County.


Watervliet man admits to killing neighbor

A Watervliet man admitted to killing his neighbor. Michael Fox shot and stabbed Brandon Sherwin last January on Fourth Avenue. He also tried to shoot another woman. She survived.


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UAlbany track star headed to Rio Olympics

Reagan shooter can leave hospital, live in Va.

Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends

Albany teen faces 10 years in prison for armed robbery

Famous Naumkeag Chinese gardens restored in Stockbridge

VIEWER GUIDE: Clinton to make her own case Thursday

First personal injury lawsuit filed over PFOA toxic water crisis

Local delegates thrilled Clinton has received nomination

Funeral service held for former Cohoes Mayor Primeau

Pittsfield man pleads guilty in connection with hold up

Police: Menands woman drove drunk with 2-year-old child

Saratoga magician Brundage back on America's Got Talent

Two neighborhoods mourn 9-year-old killed in Lake George crash

Fonda woman accused of delivering mail under influence of narcotic

Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016

Powerball jackpot $422 million after months without winner

NY state fair promises larger midway, more rides

Blood test results show high levels of PFOA in Bennington

2 attorneys general refuse subpoenas on climate change probe

Raw sewage spilling into Mohawk River in Amsterdam

Troy man admits to starting deadly arson

Final beam lifted on Albany's new convention center

Contamination found at site of new Pittsfield high school

$5,000 in illegal drugs seized from Columbia County home

Man accused of lewd act outside Colonie Center

Man ordered to give DNA sample in Troy murder

Someone named 'Derek Jeter' buys a house in Albany

Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at 53

The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo in television infomercials has died. Youree Dell Harris died Tuesday in Palm Beach, Florida, of cancer. She was 53. Her lawyer, William J. Cone Jr., confirmed the death.

Status report on Rivers Casino

Public meetings on new area code to begin

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