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New study aims to increase bat population at the Pine Bush


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Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed National Guardsmen

Troy teen charged with sexual assault, robbery

Albany JCC reopens after bomb threat

Albany man sentenced for tire iron assault

An Albany man received 10 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision Wednesday for a violent attack.


Albany County man convicted of threatening a sheriff’s deputy

An Albany County man has been convicted of threatening a sheriff’s deputy in Warren County.


Cuomo's budget plan includes free tuition, tax relief

From the Millionaire's Tax to Ethics to the Convention Center and synced-up bridges, Gov. Andrew Cuomo atest state budget proposal includes free tuition for middle class students, big investments in water quality and help for families struggling to pay for child care.


Saratoga-area horse racing leaders eager to see Gov. Cuomo's plan for racing

Area business leaders are again urging Governor Cuomo to return control of New York's racetracks to the New York Racing Association.


Violent robber sentenced in Albany

A violent robber was sentenced in Albany Tuesday. Marquis Harvey, 34, received 16 years to life in prison.


State police look for leads in 1988 homicide

State police are looking for leads in a 1988 homicide out of Albany. Terri Kay Roark, 31, was found dead on the shoulder of the Twin Bridges. A duffel bag belonging to Roark was found eleven miles north of there.


Cuomo invites lawmakers to Executive Mansion for budget presentation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has invited lawmakers to the Governor's Mansion to see his proposed budget. Traditionally, New York's governor gives a speech on how he wants to spend your money, but we still haven't heard about any plans for that.


Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for baseball bat attack

A man whose weapon of choice was a baseball bat was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday. Derek Coppins, 41, repeatedly hit a man on Raymo Street in Albany back in January 2016. He also tried to convince a witness not to testify.


MLK Day Holiday celebrated in Albany

The Albany celebration of MLK Day 2017, according to some, was tempered by a political landscape filled with uncertainty.


Gov. Cuomo makes seventh Court of Appeals nomination

Governor Cuomo has nominated Rowan Wilson to serve on the state Court of Appeals. Wilson is a Democrat and a partner in the law office of Cravath, Swaine, and Moore.


Mystery surrounds Gov. Cuomo's budget presentation

After taking his State of the State on the road this year, there's no word yet on how Governor Andrew Cuomo will present his budget.


Hundreds in Albany honor Dr. King at wreath-laying ceremony

Following the program at the plaza, hundreds of people took part in the annual community march. Congressman Paul Tonko was among the many officials and community members who walked from the concourse to the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial in Lincoln Park.


Cohoes residents arrested for heroin possession

Two people from Cohoes face charges for heroin possession. Curtis Fields, 33, and Jonmara Fields, 31, were arrested at a traffic stop in Saugerties on Sunday.


Speed limit on Washington Avenue Extension lowered to 45 mph.

People who drive on Washington Avenue Extension will have to go a bit slower now. The city of Albany has lowered the speed limit from 55 to 45 miles per hour.


Car drives into Guilderland urgent care facility

A woman drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee into the WorkFit Walk-In Care on Western Avenue in Guilderland Monday morning.


Martin Luther King Jr. honored at Empire State Plaza

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state's official Martin Luther King Day observance is being held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center adjacent to the Capitol.


Albany gets head start on St. Patrick's Day

The city of Albany is getting a head start on St. Patrick's Day.


Tonko holds roundtable discussion on Affordable Care Act

Congressman Paul Tonko says he wants to put faces to the argument surrounding the Affordable Care Act.


Albany man charged following deadly accident

Albany Police have identified both the driver and victim in the fatal crash on Western Ave. early Saturday morning.


Capital Region high schoolers show off skills in robotics, STEM

High schoolers from around the area are showing off their skills in robotics and STEM.


McLaughlin announces candidacy for Albany mayor

Carolyn McLaughlin was fired up Saturday morning, surrounded by family friends and a crowd of supporters inside the Albany Coliseum Mall on South Pearl St.


Hannaford presents $45,000 check to Regional Food Bank

People attending the Siena men's basketball game last Saturday were asked to donate non-perishable food items. The organizers collected 1,150 pounds of food. This comes at a critical time for the Regional Food Bank.


Albany Police investigating fatal crash on Western Ave.

One person is dead after a traffic stop turned into a crash early Saturday morning in Albany.


Local chef prepares tacos at Inaugural Celebration

A. J. Jayapal is taking his famous Miss Sydney's sauce to Washington, D.C. to prepare pork tacos at an Inaugural Celebration on January 19. He's hoping President-elect Donald Trump gets to try them.


Tollgate Restaurant hits rocky road financially, medically

The Tollgate Restaurant, one of the Capital Region's best known ice cream shops, is closed indefinitely after its owner Rob Zautner suffered serious health issues. A Go Fund Me page is set up to help.


Watervliet Arsenal 'critical for the entire world'

NewsChannel-13 got a tour of part of the Watervliet Arsenal where the largest contract in 30 years will be filled, forging 145 Howitzer cannon systems for India.


Still no arrests in hit-and-run that killed Army National Guard master sergeant

There's still been no arrest in Sunday’s deadly hit and run in Colonie. NewsChannel 13 spoke with police Friday. They say they're still looking at the car's damage.


Albany field used to transport burn victim from Greene County

An Athens woman was flown to Albany Medical Center Friday after a serious burn. According to the Coxsackie police chief, the woman is in her 50s and slipped while carrying boiling water


Latham woman injured in auto-pedestrian accident

Colonie police responded to the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident Friday morning on Latham Ridge Rd. near the intersection of Cord Dr.


TSA found over 3,000 firearms in carry-on bags in 2016

There are new figures for Albany International Airport and the country on how many guns are found on passengers trying to board planes.


Albany Chefs Food and Wine Festival kicks off for eighth year

The Albany Chefs' Food and Wine Festival is officially underway. This is the eighth year this major culinary event has been held in Albany. NewsChannel 13 is a proud sponsor.


Capital Region women among hundreds of thousands to march in Washington

The day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the country’s 45th president, hundreds of thousands of women will converge on Washington, D.C. for the Women's March on Washington, including women who will be on 55 buses coming from upstate New York. They say the goal is to remind the new president and Congress that women’s rights are human rights.


Palace announces project labor agreement for $65 million expansion

The Palace Theatre announced an agreement to work with unionized labor in its planned $65 million dollar renovation and expansion project at a press conference on Thursday. The Palace Performing Arts Center Inc. board says securing skilled labor through the Project Labor Agreement is important in renovating such a historic building.


FDA approves new procedure to repair damaged knee cartilage

A new procedure to repair damaged knee cartilage got FDA approval in mid-December. It's called “MACI.” It involves tissue engineering to grow cells from healthy knee cartilage.


Car found in hit-and-run that killed National Guardsman

Colonie police have found the car used in the hit-and-run that killed a New York National Guardsman from Rome. The car was found in Melrose, Rensselaer County. Its owner is now being interviewed.


Tedisco, Steck: State of the State needs to be at Capitol

Area lawmakers Jim Tedisco and Phil Steck have introduced legislation intended to ensure that New York governors deliver their annual State of the State messages in the assembly chamber at the Capitol.


Police looking at surveillance video in deadly hit-and-run that killed National Guard member

Colonie police are now reviewing surveillance video from local businesses as they try to find the driver involved in a hit-and-run that killed a National Guard member.


Cuomo touts need for upstate ridesharing in Albany speech

Gov. Cuomo wants ridesharing to come upstate. It was a major topic at the University at Albany, the last stop on his marathon State of the State tour.


Price Chopper closing Menands store

One of Price Chopper's oldest and smallest stores is closing its doors. The store in Menands will permanently close on Saturday, January 28.


Albany voters approve two school propositions

Voters in Albany approved two school propositions.


Albany insurance broker admits to grand larceny, insurance fraud

An insurance broker in Albany faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty last week to grand larceny and securities fraud.


Albany's police chief honored on last day

A changing of the guard Tuesday in Albany as Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox walked with his wife and two sons for the ceremonial piping out ceremony.


Open government group responds to Senate cell phone ban

No more Twitter pictures or Facebook photos posted from New York's State Senate chamber. There's a ban on cell phone cameras in the Senate and Bob Freeman of the Committee on Open Government says in an advisory opinion that the new rule is contrary to the state's Open Meetings Law and judicial precedent.


Colonie police still searching for hit-and-run driver who killed veteran

Colonie police are still looking for the person who hit and killed a veteran in Colonie. Police say Master Sergeant Rudy Seabron of Rome was hit by a car on Watervliet Shaker Road early Sunday morning while walking back to base.


Albany Med breaks ground on Pediatric ED

Albany Medical Center officials and local dignitaries broke ground Tuesday on what will become the region's first Pediatric Emergency Department.


Development proposed in Quackenbush Square

Walkability and pedestrian appeal are two attractions for a mixed-use project that company says is "most important project."


Albany voters to decide school district proposals Tuesday

Voters in the Albany City School District go to the polls Tuesday. They will be deciding two propositions. The school district says neither proposition would have any additional impact on property taxes.


Colonie police identify National Guardsman as victim of deadly hit-and-run

Colonie police have identified the victim of a deadly hit and run on Watervliet-Shaker Road Sunday. He is 57-year-old Rudolph Seabron of Rome. The father of three served in the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard, doing tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.


Education leaders discuss drug prevention

State education leaders gathered in Albany Monday to discuss ways to combat the growing problem of opioid abuse. The state Board of Regents met Monday to share their thoughts on prevention, intervention and recovery.


Police: Man was too drunk to drive 3.5x over

State police say a Watervliet man's blood alcohol content was .28 percent when he was stopped over the weekend. That's three and a half times the legal limit.


Police issue warning about stolen cars

Police in Albany and Schenectady are warning residents to stop leaving their cars running. Police say there has been a spike in the number of stolen vehicles in the cities and they are reminding everyone to be diligent and not leave their cars on and unattended.


Albany police make arrest following a car chase

A 16-year-old was arrested after he allegedly crashed a car into a home while being chased by police.


Fatal accident in Colonie being investigated as possible hit-and-run

A man is dead after police believe he may have been hit by two cars while walking on Watervliet-Shaker Rd.


Father and son charged after Green Island theft

A father and son both face charges after a theft at a Green Island business.


Colonie Center celebrates 50 years in business

It may be a few months late, but Colonie Center is celebrating 50 years in business.


Ice Age exhibit debuts at New York State Museum

A new long-term exhibit featuring mastodons, musk oxen and wooly mammoths has opened at the New York State Museum in Albany.


Security stepped up at Albany International Airport

A JetBlue flight from Albany was scheduled to land in Fort Lauderdale just late Friday afternoon. It was diverted to West Palm Beach.


Pistol and revolver owners must update gun license

Saratoga Sheriff says his office has received more than a hundred calls from gun owners with questions about new SAFE Act requirements.


Flight from Albany diverted after Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

There was one direct flight Friday from Albany International Airport to Fort Lauderdale that is impacted by the shooting at the airport there.


Habitat for Humanity renovating vacant homes in Capital District

Many communities in the Capital Region lack the luster they once had thanks to large numbers of empty, unused properties. For the last couple of years Habitat for Humanity Capital District has been trying to fix the problem one vacant home at a time.


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