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South Bethlehem woman charged with selling illegal guns

Hearings held over possible new area code

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Albany teen faces 10 years in prison for armed robbery

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.

UAlbany track star headed to Rio Olympics

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.

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.

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

 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.

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.

Funeral service held for former Cohoes Mayor Primeau

Friends and family gathered to say their final goodbyes to former Cohoes Mayor George Primeau.

Someone named 'Derek Jeter' buys a house in Albany

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.

New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter singles in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Final beam lifted on Albany's new convention center

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. 

Female inmates, felines, team up at Albany County jail

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.

A woman helps take care of a cat at the Albany County Jail.

Calling hours Tuesday for former Cohoes mayor

Calling hours are Tuesday for former Cohoes Mayor George Primeau.

Man gets stuck in mud pit while playing Pokemon Go at night

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.

Man accused of lewd act outside Colonie Center

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.

Carmen Cicarelli

Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to conserve energy

Governor Cuomo directed state agencies to immediately lower their energy usage to help ease demands on New York's power grid.

Victim's dad: shut down Justice Center

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 investigate bank robbery

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.

Police respond to a bank robbery at the Trustco on Northern Bouelvard in Albany, late Monday afternoon.

Troy man admits to hitting four cars while fleeing police

 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.

Dertwan Dantzler

Albany man admits to driving drunk, high

An Albany man admits to being high and drunk behind the wheel. George Lopez II, 36, was stopped on Broadway in Menands last March.

Cohoes Assemblyman previews Democratic National Convention

Assemblyman John McDonald is a former Mayor, as is the Democratic VP candidate

Fire destroys two cars outside Latham grocery store

Fire crews were busy with a car fire at the Price Chopper Market Bistro parking lot in Latham.

First woman to hold top position in New York Air National Guard

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.

Chief Master Sgt. Amy Gianquinto of Ballston Spa in Saratoga County

Bernie Sanders supporters rally in Albany

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.

Joggin' for the Noggin' races held in Albany

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.

Local animal shelters participate in Clear the Shelters Day

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 Primeau dead at 62

Former Cohoes Mayor George Primeau has died. Current Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse and former Mayor John McDonald tweeted about his death.

USA football coaches hold clinic in Albany

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.

UAlbany’s new major aims to make the world 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.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson holds his hand to his heart to the signing of America the Beautiful during a special U.S. naturalization ceremony commemorating World Refugee Day, Monday, June 20, 2016, in New York.

2014 Guilderland murder case transferred to state police

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.

Police release new details in bizarre urine, feces discovery

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.

Man's car stolen while playing 'PokémonGo'

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 best made their way through Albany

Some of baseball's biggest stars are passing through Albany, Thursday.

St. Peter's Health Partners and one of their doctor's part ways

St. Peter's Health Partners and one of their doctors, Hedy Migden, have parted ways.

Man charged with placing urine, feces in state building

A man was arrested Thursday in connection to a disgusting discovery.

Albany County builds interfaith coalition to strengthen community

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.

Massive DEC vessel docks in Albany

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.

Stolen Troy Department of Public Utilities truck recovered

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.

Suspicious 'shopper' accused of following people appears in court

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.

$60 million to transform former Albany High into engineering hotspot

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.

Albany gets money for St. Patrick's Day parade

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.

Albany Police say viral Facebook video is not what it seems

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.  

Sheriffs: home visiting reduces abuse, crime

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.  

Farmers hurting from dry conditions, drought watch issued

It's the first time a drought watch has been issued in 14 years. And that's bad news for farmers.

Albany man admits to manslaughter

An Albany man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday. Nevin Roberts now faces 20 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision.

Group urges revamped NY oversight of disabled care

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 president leaving for position in Illinois

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.

Robert Jones

UAlbany to invest $60 million to strengthen downtown identity

Top area leaders gathered to begin a study on how to connect UAlbany’s downtown campus with its alumni quad.

Police find car stolen in Colonie carjacking, assault

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.

Van stolen from pastor involved in deadly Colonie crash

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.

100 years of Indian Ladder Farms celebrated

A festival Sunday marked 100 years of Indian Ladder Farms - and the beginning of a new chapter.

Cycle the Erie Canal Tour ends in Albany

A 400-mile journey comes to an end in Albany on Sunday.

Pokemon players game for a good cause in Albany

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.

Petition calls for tougher sexual misconduct policies at Emma Willard

Alumnae of a prestigious all-girls boarding school are demanding it create tougher policies addressing sexual misconduct. 

Pet food available at human food pantries

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.