Troy police investigate Lansingburgh stabbing

Troy police investigate Lansingburgh stabbing

Guilderland road reopens after car crashes into tree

Guilderland road reopens after car crashes into tree

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JFK's life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial

Manchester-based band playing in Glens Falls

New York students can apply for free college tuition June 7

Possible arson under investigation in Cairo

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Hundreds attend annual Memorial Day parade in Rensselaer


Albany gym holds Memorial Day tribute workout

A local gym chose a unique way to commemorate Memorial Day. Freestyle Fitness Center held a Memorial Day tribute workout.

Hundreds tour the USS Slater in Albany

A symbol of the sacrifices for our freedoms is the USS Slater on the Hudson River in Albany. 

NY police to crack down on drunk driving through holiday

 Police in New York state will be cracking down on drunken driving over the busy Memorial Day holiday.

Memorial Day events planned across Capital Region

There will be Memorial Day parades and events across the Capital Region on Monday.


New York senators' scandal highlights vast stipend system

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.

Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

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?"

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is assailing internal leaks as he considers an overhaul of his White House staff and grapples with a burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia as a "good thing," while the Trump administration sought to quell mounting questions over secret ties to the Kremlin.

Relative 'devastated' after shooting kills 8 in Mississippi

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed eight people, including the deputy who tried to keep them safe.

Smith's Tavern closes after 72 years in business

A family hotspot in Voorheesville served up its last pizzas on Saturday.

Massachusetts budget plan now in the hands of conference committee

 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.

With bears on the rise, states hope to limit human conflicts

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Northern New England's growing black bear population has awoken, and it's coming for your garbage.

Officials dedicate apartment building for veterans

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.

Memorial Day has deep meaning for Clifton Park man

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.

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way.

Volunteers gather for Memorial Day service to honor veterans

Hundreds of volunteers started off Memorial Day weekend by paying tribute to local fallen veterans.

Police identify Curry Road crash victim

Police in Colonie have identified the driver who was killed in a crash on Curry Road Friday night.

State park beaches open for holiday weekend

Several New York state park beaches opened Saturday for the holiday weekend.

Colonie veteran, 101, relives the Battle of the Bulge

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.

Copake man accused of animal cruelty

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.

Capitol Watch: Lawmakers break before session's final push

In New York state government news, lawmakers will break for a week and the state's highest court takes up assisted suicide.

Travel ban to test Supreme Court view of presidential power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump.

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

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.

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

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

Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85

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.

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

NEW YORK (AP) - Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers.

Massachusetts governor seeks coalition against Medicaid cuts

 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.

Vermont Health Department warning people to be 'tick smart'

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 governor appoints environmental leaders, librarian

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.

One person dead after a one car accident on Curry Road

A Friday night crash on Curry Road in Colonie leaves one man dead.

Natural gas: the future of transportation fuel?

A Saratoga businessman is urging congress to extend the Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit to facilitate the expansion of his natural gas company.

Albany County tightening crackdowns on DWI offenders

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.

Police: Blunt force trauma killed ambulance patient

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.

2nd suspect arrested in 2016 Schenectady murder

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.

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

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.

Tugboat crashes into bridge in Stillwater

A tugboat has been freed after crashing into a bridge in Stillwater on Friday morning.

Man accused of assaulting police officers in Albany

Robert Galloway, 27, is accused of slashing police officers' arms with a piece of metal and strangling one of them.

Generations join for Memorial Day ceremony at Niskayuna High School

Generations came together at Niskayuna High School Friday in honor of Memorial Day.

La Salle seniors hunt for hackers with the pros

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.

Postal Service honors former clerk turned Marine

 A few days before Memorial Day, the Postal Service honored one of its own.

Education commissioner recognizes five "reward schools" in Capital Region

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.

Man faces up to 15 years in prison for guitar theft

A 52-year-old Albany man could spend up to 15 years in state prison for stealing a guitar. Latif Shamsuddin was found guilty.

Memorial service held for state Court of Appeals judge

A memorial service was held in New York City Friday for Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was among those attending.

Rensselaer County D.A. vows to prosecute all Walmart shoplifters

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.

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

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."

Woman arrested in hit-and-run involving school bus

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.

Lake George's Million Dollar Beach to open Saturday

For those daring enough to brave the cold water, Million Dollar Beach in Lake George opens for the season on Saturday.

Longtime Voorheesville hotspot shutting down

A family favorite in Voorheesville is serving its final pizzas. Smith's Tavern is closing Saturday after decades in business.

Thruway Authority answers questions about repeated paving

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.

As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

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.

Wife mourns Duanesburg ambulance crash victim, wants answers

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.

Man convicted of fatal Lake George boat crash to remain in jail

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.

Protesters rally over healthcare outside Faso's office

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”.

Repairs on NY highways pause over busy holiday weekend

Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.


Glens Falls to get downtown makeover

Downtown Glens Falls is about to get a $10 million makeover.

Pittsfield man gets long prison sentence for child rape

 A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl.

Vermont moves to improve concussion laws for schools

 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.

Skull found is not boy missing since 2007

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.

Cart crackdown considered in Watervliet

Stray shopping carts have become such a nuisance in Watervliet that the City is considering a fine for every one it picks up.

Wilton motel shut down for dozens of alleged health and safety violations

The Middle Eastern owners of the Crest Inn and Suites are claiming they're being targeted by state and local health and safety inspectors.

Names released in fatal ambulance crash

Names released in fatal ambulance crash

Albany looking at alternatives to Rapp Rd. landfill

Albany looking at alternatives to Rapp Rd. landfill

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.

Artist painting large mural on Quackenbush parking garage

Artist painting large mural on Quackenbush parking garage

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.”

Suspect arrested in November 2016 homicide

Suspect arrested in November 2016 homicide

Investigators search for missing teen

Gabriella Rose Oudekerk

Police: Troy woman left 3-year-old daughter in car alone at night

Krystyl Knockwood

Ceremony held ahead of Memorial Day to honor fallen troopers

Ceremony held ahead of Memorial Day to honor fallen troopers

Debate continues over points made in Ivanka Trump's new book

Debate continues over points made in Ivanka Trump's new book

Albany man charged with raping 14-year-old girl

Conor Moan

Man pleads not guilty to Albany murder

Waverly Pleasant

General Electric unveils area's largest solar carport

General Electric unveils area's largest solar carport

Packed house at annual 'Go Red for Women' luncheon in Albany

The 12th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon in Albany

Future of Albany's trash in question

Future of Albany's trash in question

Pain and Payments: Workers' comp at criminal youth centers

Pain and Payments: Workers' comp at criminal youth centers

President Trump gets poor marks in Siena poll

President Trump gets poor marks in Siena poll

Gov. Cuomo says Trump budget would be "devastating" to NY

Gov. Cuomo says Trump budget would be "devastating" to NY

New street art in Bennington to keep motorists on track

New street art in Bennington to keep motorists on track

Report identifies areas where New York is short of teachers

Report identifies areas where New York is short of teachers

FBI looks at Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner

Treasury chief to Congress: Raise debt limit before August

Steven Mnuchin

Three seek to succeed Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen

Three seek to succeed Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen

NY lawmakers vote to let Uber, Lyft start upstate June 29

A woman gets in an Uber car at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Environmentalists: Amendment would have quickened state's response in Hoosick Falls

Environmentalists: Amendment would have quickened state's response in Hoosick Falls

Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

Poll: New York voters unaware of constitutional convention vote

Poll: New York voters unaware of constitutional convention vote

Police identify victim of deadly Albany stabbing

Elk Street in Albany

Person talked down from bridge at Everett Rd.

Person talked down from bridge at Everett Rd.

One dead and two hospitalized after Duanesburg ambulance crash

One dead and two hospitalized after Duanesburg ambulance crash

GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault

Greg Gianforte

Advocates push to legalize e-bikes on streets

Advocates push to legalize e-bikes on streets