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.
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.
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.
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.
Albany police are investigating a shooting. Officers were called to the 700 block of Manning Boulevard around 11 p.m. Wednesday evening.
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.
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.
Albany police have arrested one suspect wanted in connection with a handful of taxi cab robberies over the last month.
An Albany teen is headed to state prison for his role in an armed robbery back in December. Police say Jerre Colon, 17, and an accomplice used a shotgun to rob a taxi driver in the area of Clinton Street and Third Avenue two days before Christmas.
A University at Albany track star is heading to Rio. Grace Claxton is the university's first female track Olympian, but she is not on Team USA. Grace lives in Puerto Rico and is competing on their team.
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.
Police a Menands woman was driving drunk with her 2-year-old child. Danielle Sedgwick, 30, was arrested near the Thruway and Carman Road intersection in Guilderland Tuesday evening.
Hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage have been flowing into the Mohawk River since Monday and the problem might not be fixed yet.
Friends and family gathered to say their final goodbyes to former Cohoes Mayor George Primeau.
Derek Jeter now owns a house on First Street in Albany. However, NewsChannel 13 did a little digging. Turns out, this Derek Jeter isn't the same guy who won five championships with the New York Yankees.
It's another milestone in the construction of the Albany convention center. The final steel beam was placed on top of the building Tuesday morning. As is customary in these big projects, they held a topping off ceremony. The construction is moving quickly towards the March completion date, and management guaranteed it would be done on time.
A new program at the Albany County Jail is pairing female inmates with kittens. The inmates are fostering the cats until the kittens are ready to be put up for adoption.
Calling hours are Tuesday for former Cohoes Mayor George Primeau.
Authorities say a 62-year-old man had to be rescued after he became stuck in waist-deep mud while playing Pokemon Go at night in the woods behind his upstate New York home.
Colonie police have arrested a man they say was naked and fondling himself in the Colonie Center parking lot. Carmen Cicarelli, 53, of Clifton Park admitted to the lewd act in his car outside L.L. Bean.
Governor Cuomo directed state agencies to immediately lower their energy usage to help ease demands on New York's power grid.
Long time advocate for the disabled Michael Carey is calling for the immediate shut down of the NYS Justice Center, opining the Center is not fulfilling its mission to investigate all allegations of abuse and neglect.
Albany police are investigating a bank robbery. They say a man walked into the Trustco Bank on Northern Boulevard late Monday afternoon, implied he had a weapon and demanded money.
A Troy man pleaded guilty Monday to hitting four cars while fleeing from a traffic stop near Loudon Road in Colonie on May 4, 2015.
An Albany man admits to being high and drunk behind the wheel. George Lopez II, 36, was stopped on Broadway in Menands last March.
Assemblyman John McDonald is a former Mayor, as is the Democratic VP candidate
Fire crews were busy with a car fire at the Price Chopper Market Bistro parking lot in Latham.
A veteran of the war in Afghanistan is set to become the first woman to hold the top enlisted airman's position in the New York Air National Guard.
Some supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders are refusing to give up on their candidate. March for Bernie USA moved through cities across the nation on Sunday, including Albany. Supporters say they are still pushing for the Democratic National Committee to throw their support behind Sanders.
More than 100 runners laced up their shoes Sunday to benefit a good cause. The Joggin for the Noggin' 5K and 10K were held at the Albany Corning Preserve. All of the money raised will go towards the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.
Within the first hour of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society opening its doors Saturday morning, eight-year-old sisters Heart and Spirit found a new home.
Former Cohoes Mayor George Primeau has died. Current Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse and former Mayor John McDonald tweeted about his death.
Growing concerns over the long-term damage football can cause to players brought a group of master trainers to the Capital Region on Saturday. They were hoping to help make the game safer.
The University at Albany is starting a new major with the goal of making the world safer. The new major is approved for the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cyber Security starting this fall.
There's a new development in the case of a Guilderland family, murdered two years ago. NewsChannel 13 has learned that the case been handed over to the major crimes unit of the New York State Police.
The details in a bizarre care of urine and feces at the DEC building in Albany continue to unfold. Investigators say the man, a contracted cleaner, left more than 40 containers of urine and feces all around the fourth floor of the building.
Albany police say a man had his car stolen while playing “PokémonGo.” It happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday evening at the Empire State Plaza.
Some of baseball's biggest stars are passing through Albany, Thursday.
St. Peter's Health Partners and one of their doctors, Hedy Migden, have parted ways.
A man was arrested Thursday in connection to a disgusting discovery.
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced a county interfaith coalition on Thursday. The county government is coming together with leaders from several religions to talk about problems of hate and bigotry here. The grander worldwide landscape of Islamic terrorism, hate crimes, police shootings, and shootings of police.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s largest vessel is docked in Albany. Nicknamed "The Fitz," the boat is not only fast, but can also detect radiation and chemical threats.
A stolen city-owned truck in Troy is found, but its thief remains on the run. Troy police tell NewsChannel 13 the Department of Public Utilities truck was taken from the area of 113th Street and 4th Avenue just before 11:30 Wednesday morning.
Led in to Town of Colonie Court in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the ankles and wrists, Gerald Garrity didn't say much to either his court-appointed lawyer or Judge Andrew Sommers. The ADA from Albany County said he was ready for trial and that they had witness identification and a recorded interview.
The former Albany High School will be undergoing renovation to turn it into UAlbany's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Rep. Paul Tonko toured the building on Wednesday morning. The renovation of the historic building is expected to cost $60 million.
The city of Albany has received $10,000 to be put toward the city's St. Patrick's Day parade. A few years ago, city hall said it would be difficult to continue to stage the parade with rising expenses. This money from the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee will offset the expenses of this year's parade.
Some cell phone video involving Albany police is causing quite a buzz on social media. Many have said the video appears to be showing a man punching a police officer. But Albany police say that's not what happened.
The NYS Sheriffs Association is backing the home visiting program advocated by the group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, as a way to reduce child abuse and future crime.
It's the first time a drought watch has been issued in 14 years. And that's bad news for farmers.
An Albany man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday. Nevin Roberts now faces 20 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision.
A legal services group says the state agency responsible for investigating abuse and neglect of disabled New Yorkers isn't effective and should be moved into the state attorney general's office.
UAlbany’s president is leaving. Robert Jones says he’s accepted dual roles as Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and vice president of the University of Illinois system.
Top area leaders gathered to begin a study on how to connect UAlbany’s downtown campus with its alumni quad.
Albany police have recovered a car violently stolen from an elderly woman at Colonie Center. Police say the 77-year-old woman was attacked in the parking lot near the Christmas Tree Shop just before 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
A van crashed on Central Avenue in Colonie on Sunday, killing the driver and injuring the two passengers. That van, was reported stolen from a pastor who lives in Schenectady.
A festival Sunday marked 100 years of Indian Ladder Farms - and the beginning of a new chapter.
A 400-mile journey comes to an end in Albany on Sunday.
A local group that helps sick children is getting in on the Pokemon Go craze. The Children's Miracle Network at Albany Med hosted hundreds of Pokemon hunters in Washington Park on Saturday. The group is trying to raise awareness of a national gaming day in November.
Alumnae of a prestigious all-girls boarding school are demanding it create tougher policies addressing sexual misconduct.
The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society has teamed up with Unity House of Troy to make sure area families experiencing financial difficulty can be able to feed their pets.