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Sen. Gillibrand tours Air National Guard base in Scotia

Massive North Greenbush water main break repaired

Leaders of all faiths and backgrounds meet to discuss hate

Golf course turns to fun winter sports for veterans, people with disabilities

Successful launch and booster landing for SpaceX

Schenectady man arrested on drugs, weapons charges


Albany, Rochester get $300K to reach disconnected youth

School districts in Albany and Rochester are getting financial help to reach young people who are neither working nor in school.


Fort Edward firefighters prepare for ice rescues

The weather is getting warmer, making for dangerous conditions on the ice, so one local fire department is making sure it's ready for whatever happens.

Avalanche risk in Adirondack High Peaks after snow, warmth

Officials say the risk of avalanches in the Adirondack High Peaks has increased because of recent storms and expected warmer weather.

Officials urge snowmobile safety following fatalities

After a string of fatalities across New York, officials are urging snowmobile safety.

300+ performers entertain crowd at Saratoga Springs ‘Flurry Festival’

The annual "Flurry Festival" was held at the Saratoga Hilton and City Center. Over 300 musicians and performers gather for a three-day jam session. Festival goers say it's a nice mid-winter pick me up.

Local animal shelter to tackle Puerto Rico’s dog overpopulation problem

Members of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands are heading to Puerto Rico this week to help the country with its dog overpopulation problem. 

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already soggy region.

Beef Jerky Outlet opens in Latham

 A one-of-its kind store is now open in Latham. The Beef Jerky Outlet held its grand opening Saturday.

Cideries from across New York gather for annual event

Cider makers from across the state are gathering in Albany for their third annual celebration of New York's farm cidery law.

Pilot hurt after small plane crashes in New Jersey

A small plane crashed onto a New Jersey street Sunday morning, amazingly missing homes and neighbors. The pilot of the plane was trapped inside after the crash. Authorities were able to pull him from the wreckage and take him to a local hospital.

Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever

NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Heinz has withdrawn its $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low.

Stillwater man charged with tampering with evidence

A man is charged with tampering with evidence after a hit and run in the town of Stillwater.

A month of Trump: Tweets and turmoil for the 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.

Gov. Scott emphasizes Vermont-Quebec cooperation

 Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott is emphasizing the importance of Vermont-Quebec relations after his first visit to Quebec City as governor to meet Canadian leaders.


Officials say 2 record fish caught in Vermont in 2016

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says two record-setting fish were caught in the state last year.


24th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale held in Albany

One of the biggest events of the year for the New York State Museum is going on this weekend.

Governor Cuomo warns of new and evolving scams this tax season

Governor Cuomo warns of new and evolving tax season scams targeting tax preparers and HR professionals.  

City of Rensselaer remains under boil water advisory

The entire city of Rensselaer is under a boil water advisory after Friday night's massive water main break on Glenmore Rd.

C-SPAN survey lists Obama as 12th best president

Just in time for Presidents Day, a new survey of historians on presidential leadership gives the top five slots to Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower.

Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

Crews work to fix major water main break in North Greenbush

Glenmore Avenue in North Greenbush is shut down after a 36-inch water main break sent gallons of water shooting into the air. It began around 5 p.m. Friday.

Man takes plea deals in scheme to rent homes he didn't own

Zarak Ali, the man accused of a multi-county scheme to rent and sell houses that he didn't own, took a plea deal in Rensselaer County Court on Friday.

Cuts loom as Albany mulls major budget deficit

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced an immediate city-wide hiring freeze Friday, uncertain whether the New York State Legislature will bail her out.

The Latest: Scott Pruitt sworn in as EPA leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President's Donald Trump's Cabinet (all times local):

Man admits to lying under oath in Schenectady arson investigation

A man pleaded guilty Friday in connection with a fire that killed four people in Schenectady. Richard Ramsey admitted he lied under oath during the investigation into the 2013 fire on Hulett Street. That fire was intentionally set.

Queensbury man paralyzed in fall from roof remains determined to walk again

Otto Miller works hard every day to reach his goal of walking again.

DHS weighed mobilizing National Guard for immigration roundup

The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Schenectady's Rivers Casino makes $3 million+ in first week

With its first week in the books, NewsChannel 13 is getting a look at how much money the Rivers Casino is pulling in. According to the New York State Gaming Commission, the casino totaled $3,038,751 in its first week.

Stillwater man accused of paying someone to kill girlfriend

A Stillwater man is under arrest, accused of paying someone to kill his girlfriend. State police say 46-year-old Richard Morin Jr. posted an ad online, seeking a woman to kill his girlfriend while he watched.

Menands group to help combat dog overpopulation in Puerto Rico

Members of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society are heading to Puerto Rico this week to help the country with its dog overpopulation problem.

Young programmer has the 'code' to a successful future

Before students at Tech Valley High School graduate, they're required to complete an internship called the "I-Term." At only 17 years old, Kyle Sharpe already has what it takes to work in the tech industry.

Police officer identified in Rotterdam crash

Rotterdam police have identified the officer involved in Thursday’s three-car crash. He is Patrolman Dakota Aker. Police say Aker was trying to pull someone over when he collided with two other vehicles at Curry and North Westcott Roads around 3:40 p.m.

Half-court shot ends in marriage proposal for Siena fan

It was a night to remember for Erin Tobin and her boyfriend Steve Duckett.

Chatham home care provider sentenced for stealing patients' identities

Allison Delong, 39, will spend one to three years in state prison, for taking more than $5,000 from five clients.

Man sentenced after holding ex-girlfriend at knifepoint

A man who held his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint in Schenectady then stabbed himself in the chest was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Critics: Trump should not ignore domestic terrorist threats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building.

Schumer: Feds backtracking on puppy mills online reports

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says the federal Department of Agriculture under President Donald Trump has backtracked on animal welfare by deleting an online database of inspection reports on animal facilities such as dog breeding centers.

Emma Willard School addresses past allegations of sex abuse

Months after a former student accused a former teacher at Emma Willard of sexual assault, the all-girl’s boarding school has undertaken several initiatives to address past allegations of sex abuse. 

Saugerties police investigate shots fired report

Police in Saugerties responded to a report of shots fired on Friday morning.

NY to require banks, insurers to take cybersecurity steps

New York state will soon have new rules intended to protect bank and insurance customers from hacking.

NY state parks system unveils Empire Pass card for families

 The state parks system is selling a plastic card version of its Empire Pass that's accepted at state-owned parks and recreation areas across New York.

Police divers find body of 2nd Vermont snowmobiler in lake

 Authorities say they've recovered the body of the second of two Vermont men believed to have fallen through the ice on Lake Champlain while snowmobiling last week.

AP source: Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet.

Rotterdam cop involved in crash

A police officer has been involved in a Rotterdam car accident. It happened around 3:40 Thursday afternoon on Curry Road near North Westcott Road.

Trump's reluctant dismissals could alter White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though Donald Trump fashions himself a loyal boss, his inner circle has been steadily shrinking — revealing Trump's willingness to cast aside some of his most devoted advisers.

NY expands energy relief policy for low-income residents

New York state is expanding its Energy Affordability Policy.

Lawmakers gear up for final budget hearing on housing

Lawmakers will convene for the last of 13 hearings on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $152 billion state budget proposal.

In Depth: Help wanted

The Capital Region enjoys about a four percent unemployment rate and employers have jobs available. They say the problem is finding qualified employees to fill those jobs.

Fort Plain PD fears "vigilante justice" and won't ID man charged with distributing KKK fliers

Typically when police make an arrest, the name, birth date and sometimes even address of the suspect are released publicly.  The Fort Plain Interim Police Chief won't do that in this case and cites safety concerns.  

Tedisco and Steck push water infrastructure bill

Between a massive Troy water main break, a long-lasting Amsterdam sewage leak, and an Albany sinkhole that swallowed an SUV, the Capital Region had some problems with water infrastructure last year.

Robert Henry convicted in murder of Kevin Jenks of Glens Falls

An Ilion man was convicted Thursday of all charges in the murder of Kevin Jenks of Glens Falls. Robert Henry now faces a possible life sentence as a persistent felon.

Police: Man tried to strangle woman outside Colonie elementary school

Colonie police are looking for a suspect they say tried to strangle a woman as she was leaving work at Saddlewood Elementary School.

Bosnian native opens her heart and voice to help others back home

While this country grapples with the issues of immigration, a local woman remembers the war in her native land and still tries to help people there.

'A Day Without Immigrants' brings marchers to the streets

With loud voices and signs raised, thousands took part in "A Day Without Immigrants" protests across the United States Thursday.

UAlbany rape suspect appears in court

Franklin Casatelli was in court on Thursday. He's accused of raping a student at UAlbany back in October.

D.A.: No criminal charges for Pittsfield cop who shot suspect

Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless says no criminal charges will be filed against the Pittsfield police officer who shot a chase suspect in Springside Park.

Firefighters battle garage fire in Melrose

Crews battled a garage fire on Grant Hollow Rd. on Thursday morning. The call came in around 8 a.m.

Guilty plea expected in fraudulent home sale, renting case

An Albany man accused of selling and renting dozens of homes he didn't own, is expected to plead guilty. Zarak Ali has appeared in at least four county courtrooms so far.

10 snowmobilers die in thinly frozen lakes in mild Northeast

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ten snowmobilers have died in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast during this mild winter.

State creates new advisory group to boost New York's history

Two dozen historians, scholars and leaders of historical organizations have been named to the newly created New York State History Advisory Group.

NY police ID body found in lake as snowmobiler from Vermont

Rotterdam police sergeant cleared in Iraq veteran's death

Trump White House wrestles with a crush of crises

Bill would enforce liability for PFOA contamination cost

Muslim community dialogue aims to combat stereotypes about Islam

Proposal would move Election Day to the weekend

Upstate Democrats call for refugee agency funding boost

State police warn of phone scammers seeking 'yes' response

IRS impostor scam robs elderly Americans of life savings

Trump says intel officials, media unfair to Flynn

Albany to hold firefighter recruitment event

Person arrested for spreading KKK filers in Fort Plain

Trump administration ushers in changes to Obama health law

Colonie home invasion sends schools into lockout

Accused Crossgates Mall shooter in court

Local governments center of Cuomo's property tax proposal

Hudson Falls man to return library book 75 years overdue

Vacant Amsterdam building ordered torn down

‘Baby Boxes’ bring comfort, safety to newborns and parents

Schuylerville man accused of driving drunk with 1-year-old child in tow

Yahoo issues new security warning to users

Red Cross worker from Hudson Valley to help with California dam trouble

Great Barrington bank robbery suspect caught

Albany Symphony announces 2017-2018 performances

Runaway bull still loose in Washington County

Hoosick Falls chemical concerns spread to air

Sonic's second Capital Region location opens

Air tests urged in Hoosick Falls homes

Serial bank robber sentenced in Albany

Lawmaker: Make baseball official sport of New York state