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Another season of horse racing gets underway at Saratoga

Another season of horse racing gets underway at Saratoga


White House press secretary Sean Spicer walks down the hallway during President Donald Trump's visit to the Pentagon, Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary


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Vandenburgh sentenced for killing Troy official

Tractor-trailer runs off the road on the Thruway

Sources: Motorcyclist injured in Troy hit and run is a retired Troy police officer

Police involved in accident on State Street

New York gets 75,000 applications for free tuition program

New 838 area code in eastern NY ushers in 10-digit dialing

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Vermont unemployment rate stays at 3.2 percent in June

The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate held steady in June at 3.2 percent.
  


Massachusetts lawmakers approve protections for pregnant workers

Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to a bill offering protections for pregnant women in the workplace.


Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new questions about the future of the nation's top prosecutor.


US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison.


Scaramucci under consideration for top White House job

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director.


US seeks Syrian solution, but Assad doesn't have to go first

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and won't insist on Syrian President Bashar Assad's immediate ouster, President Donald Trump's homeland and counterterrorism adviser said Thursday.


Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican campaign.


Scotia business owner facing child pornography charges

Neighbors claim teenage boys flocked to the second floor apartment at Village Vacuum where, police allege, they were given beer and pot.


O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months, having persuaded a Nevada parole board the bungled hotel-room heist he pulled nearly 10 years ago was a monumental error in judgment and one he will never repeat.


Capital Region residents react to OJ Simpson parole hearing

Though OJ Simpson’s parole hearing took place across the country Thursday, it still stirred strong feelings among Capital Region residents. Though Simpson was paroled for his armed robbery sentence, many people continue to regret his acquittal for double murder in 1995.


Saratoga Springs businesses, police prepare for horse racing season

Business owners have high hope for 2017 Saratoga racing season.


Trailer carrying scrap metal overturns on Northway

A trailer carrying scrap metal has overturned near Exit 17 of the Northway southbound.


Alplaus residents fighting to preserve small community

Some fierce opposition in Alplaus, in the Town of Glenville. It is against a riverfront development proposal. Many residents are fighting to keep the project at bay. They say it would completely change the character of their small community.


Saratoga Springs fire turns fatal

SARATOGA SPRINGS - At least one person is dead and another person critically hurt after a fire on Thursday morning in Saratoga Springs.


Abandoned puppies found in box at Menands animal shelter

Five abandoned puppies were found in Menands on Thursday morning. The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society says an employee noticed a cardboard box in the driveway near its dumpster on Thursday morning. He looked inside and found the puppies, covered in thousands of fleas.


Delay in murder sentence for Albany man

Gerard Burks cites a conflict of interest involving former Albany County Judge and now Public Defender Stephen Herrick; case pushed to August 3.


Police identify victim of fatal Columbia County crash

State police have identified the woman killed in an accident on Routes 9 and 31 in Livingston on Wednesday. She is 40-year-old Tammy Parker of Hudson.


Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday.


Neuro-oncologist sheds light on glioblastoma tumors

Every year 70,000 to 80,000 people will be diagnosed with a glioblastoma, the type of tumor Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with.  Fewer than one percent of those tumors have a genetic link. The rest have no known cause.


Trump, Mattis: US winning fight against Islamic State group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is winning its fight against the Islamic State group and enlarging an international coalition to defeat the group, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, hours after President Donald Trump said "ISIS is falling fast, very fast."


Troy police: Mae-Ling Murder Case continues to haunt us

On the 28th anniversary of the murder of 9-year old Mae-Ling White, Troy Police continue their resolve to bring her killer to justice.


Bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

A bag containing traces of moon dust has sold at auction in New York City for $1.8 million. The sale at Sotheby's on Thursday was surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.


Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa.


Endangered Karner Blue butterfly stages comeback

Recovery efforts appear to be working for the endangered Karner Blue butterfly.


Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.


EPA hears calls for more PCB cleanup at public hearing

The EPA's latest projection is some people will be able to safely eat fish caught in the Hudson River regularly in 55 years. 


Man resentenced in investment fraud scheme

An investment advisor from Saratoga Springs was resentenced Thursday in an investment fraud scheme.


Gov. Cuomo: Discriminating against tenants with kids not OK

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state won't tolerate landlords who refuse to rent to people because they have children.


Poll: Most New Yorkers have unfavorable view of Trump

What do New Yorkers think of Donald Trump as president? A new Siena College Research Institute poll sheds some light on that.


Budget plan faces uncertain fate after clearing House panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican budget blueprint that would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall is headed to an uncertain fate after winning a key committee vote Wednesday night.


Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.


By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary.


Enhanced security in effect on international flights to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cellphones.


Pennsylvania man killed in Queensbury accident

A Pennsylvania man has been killed in a Warren County motorcycle accident.


Home health aide accused of stealing from Dalton man

A home health aide is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a 90-year-old man in Berkshire County.


NewsChannel 13 Investigates: Contamination crisis

Governor Cuomo cited legislation he signed this April, approving $2.5 billion for clean water infrastructure as proof that the state of New York is doing its part.


Glens Falls Hospital announces plans for $20 million state grant

Glens Falls Hospital has received a $20 million grant from New York state.


New library plan unveiled for Mont Pleasant neighborhood

Schenectady County is looking to turn a troubled corner in the middle of the Mont Pleasant neighborhood into a center for the community by using books.


FBI warning parents about their children's privacy risk with smart toys

The FBI is warning parents about interactive toys that are connected to the internet. The agency said they could be targeted by hackers putting your child's privacy at risk.


Fundraising underway for Albany fire victims

Fundraising efforts are now underway to help the victims of the Madison Avenue fire in Albany. The Monday night fire led to the demolition of three historic rowhouses. More than a dozen people were left homeless.


Schenectady man admits to brutally murdering wife

A Schenectady man pleads guilty to a brutal murder. Antonio Bargallo, 69, doused his wife with gasoline, then set her on fire last March.


Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.


Police investigating fatal crash in Livingston

One person is dead following a three car crash Wednesday morning in Columbia County. It happened in the area of Routes 9 and 31 in Livingston.


Five people arrested in connection with Warren County robberies

Five people have been arrested in connection with two robberies.


Railroad trestle hit by garbage truck in North Adams

A railroad trestle in Berkshire County is being checked for damage after it's struck by a garbage truck.


Woman pleads guilty to setting fire at Pittsfield homeless shelter

A woman has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at a Pittsfield homeless shelter but will avoid jail if she stays out of further legal trouble.


Road closures continue as repairs to 100-year-old water pipe are made

Repairs and road closures continue on a 100-year-old water pipe that broke in Troy last winter.


Albany awarded $426,000 for mobile firefighter training center

The federal government is helping the city of Albany buy a state of the art mobile fire training center.


Crumbling health bill dents McConnell image as top tactician

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the banner Republican effort to scuttle and rewrite President Barack Obama's health care law crumbled this week, the falling debris popped a hefty dent into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's image as a dauntless legislative tactician three chess moves ahead of everyone else.


Woman accused of attacking church employee over towed car

Police say a Latham woman attacked a church employee in Albany because her car was towed. Cheonne Brace, 23, is accused of punching a 68-year-old woman in the mouth, then putting her in a headlock and repeatedly slamming her head into a wall.


Fire destroys family business in Fonda

Multiple crews are battling a large fire at Mancini Oil in Fonda. In a video sent to NewsChannel 13 by a viewer, you can see flames shooting from the building in the area of West Main Street and Broadway.


Privatization plan hits turbulence; supporters still upbeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump's infrastructure priorities can survive.


Buildings in Madison Avenue fire demolished

Four Civil War-era homes have been torn down after a fire ripped through a block of row houses located in a downtown Albany neighborhood.


Trump lets Iran deal live, but signals he may not for long

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was eager to declare Iran in breach of the nuclear deal but was talked out of it by national security aides who rushed to the Oval Office to persuade him as a midnight deadline approached, administration officials say.


Trump to nominate Jon Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced his intention Tuesday to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.


Unique architecture poses challenge for Albany firefighters

Row house fires pose a unique challenge to firefighters and in Albany, they are specially trained to battle and investigate fires like the one that occurred Monday night.


Troy police investigate Sixth Avenue fire

Troy police and fire crews are investigating a fire at 61 Sixth Avenue.


NY Health Department steps up tick surveillance

There's a second confirmed case of Powassan disease and one probable case - both in Saratoga County. This follows the death of another Saratoga County resident from the rare tick-borne disease earlier this month. The state Health Department has stepped up its tick surveillance.


Vermont awarded nearly $240K for opioid fight

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has been awarded a nearly $240,000 federal grant to help respond to the opioid overdose crisis.


Marijuana compromise faces votes in Massachusetts House, Senate

BOSTON (AP) - A compromise bill that makes changes in the voter-approved recreational marijuana law faces up or down votes in the Massachusetts Legislature.


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New York lawmaker: Give counties a share of extra toll revenue

New York lawmaker: Give counties a share of extra toll revenue

Vermont's governor is also one of its top stock car racers

Vermont's governor is also one of its top stock car racers

Troy mayor: City 'vigorously' investigating suspicious fires

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden holds a press conference on a wave of suspicious fires in his city.

EPA holds 2nd public meeting on Hudson River cleanup

EPA holds 2nd public meeting on Hudson River cleanup

Assembly Speaker Heastie heads to North Country

Assembly Speaker Heastie heads to North Country

Out-of-state E-ZPass users charged more

Out-of-state E-ZPass users charged more

Cuomo announces funds for Capital Region health facilities

Cuomo announces funds for Capital Region health facilities

Saratoga Springs businesses offer land to reroute controversial Geyser bike trail

Saratoga Springs businesses offer land to reroute controversial Geyser bike trail

Roughly 10 million more gallons of sewage spill into Hudson

Roughly 10 million more gallons of sewage spill into Hudson

Car with guns follows bus, sends Gloversville High into lockdown

Car with guns follows bus, sends Gloversville High into lockdown

Siena poll: Transit woes in NYC hurting Cuomo's popularity

Siena poll: Transit woes in NYC hurting Cuomo's popularity

House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts benefits

House Speaker Paul Ryan

Dump truck flips over, sends driver to hospital

A dump truck flipped over on County Route 353 in Rensselaerville on Monday evening.

176th Saratoga County Fair opens Tuesday

176th Saratoga County Fair opens Tuesday

Rensselaer County pet store defends itself from viral Facebook post's accusations

Rensselaer County pet store defends itself from viral Facebook post's accusations

Saratoga County Fair begins Tuesday

Saratoga County Fair begins Tuesday

Immigration raid concerns being discussed at Saratoga Springs town hall meeting

Immigration raid concerns being discussed at Saratoga Springs town hall meeting

Wave of suspicious Troy fires has residents concerned

Wave of suspicious Troy fires has residents concerned

Severe weather leaves thousands in the dark

Thunderstorms in Gloversville

Sen. Gillibrand takes on ticks in Hudson Falls

Sen. Gillibrand takes on ticks in Hudson Falls

Mayfield high schoolers to perform with Foreigner at SPAC

Mayfield high schoolers to perform with Foreigner at SPAC

Tractor trailer crash injures driver in Westerlo

Tractor trailer crash injures driver in Westerlo

Massive fire destroys multiple buildings on Madison Avenue

Massive fire destroys multiple buildings on Madison Avenue

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

John McCain

Fire-damaged buildings ready for demolition in Albany

Fire-damaged buildings ready for demolition in Albany

Cuomo, de Blasio join forces to fight GOP health care bill

Cuomo, de Blasio join forces to fight GOP health care bill

Flags at half-staff for fallen Marine with Capital Region ties

Major Caine Goyette

Troy stabbing victim dies

Troy stabbing victim dies

Pittsfield police search for missing teens

Mia Salatino and Gwendolyn Fairweather

Mock dorm fire staged for incoming college students

Mock dorm fire staged for incoming college students

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