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Hiring freeze vs recruitment drive: how is it possible?

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Albany man charged with burglary

Future of community policing to be discussed in Albany

Small Business Administration launching program in Albany

Many left town hall wanting more from Tonko

Overflow crowds came to support Rep. Tonko (20 C.D.) but wanted more specifics about what's going on in Washington D.C.

Plaat announces Green Party candidacy for Albany mayor

Dan Plaat says he is running for Albany mayor. Platt announced his candidacy in Academy Park across from City Hall on Monday afternoon.

In Depth: Contamination crisis

Imagine the city you live in notifying you that your home's sanitary sewage is being dumped directly into the Hudson River and you have to pay to fix the problem. A NewsChannel 13 investigation uncovered this is happening to a handful of homeowners in Watervliet.

Albany man accused of biting officer's finger

An Albany man is under arrest, accused of biting an officer's finger. Police say Jason Twiss was being arrested on a DWI charge Sunday morning when he became combative and bit the officer. The officer did not require stitches.

Watervliet police find burglary suspect in dollar store

Watervliet police say they were doing a routine building check after a burglary call at a dollar store, when they had a surprise.  The injured suspect was still in the building, and in an unusual place.

Tournament helps family left parentless by crash

More than 400 kids played in a soccer tournament in Latham to help a Rotterdam family. Stephanie and Timothy Batchler died in a car crash back in January, leaving behind four children.

New Menands animal shelter set to open in June

The new building for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is on schedule for a June opening. Ground was broken on the 32,000 square foot, $7 million facility back in September.

Cuomo warns New Yorkers of new tax scams

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers need to beware of new scams this tax season.

Flames engulf Ravena garage

A fire in Ravena Sunday evening is under investigation. Flames engulfed a garage on Western Avenue.

Golf course turns to fun winter sports for veterans, people with disabilities

Veterans and people with disabilities had a chance to spend some time outdoors this weekend enjoying some winter sports. The Capital Region Nordic Alliance is teaming up with Capitol Hills in Albany to make it happen.

Local animal shelter to tackle Puerto Rico’s dog overpopulation problem

Members of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands are heading to Puerto Rico this week to help the country with its dog overpopulation problem. 

24th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale held in Albany

One of the biggest events of the year for the New York State Museum is going on this weekend.

Menands group to help combat dog overpopulation in Puerto Rico

Members of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society are heading to Puerto Rico this week to help the country with its dog overpopulation problem.

Cideries from across New York gather for annual event

Cider makers from across the state are gathering in Albany for their third annual celebration of New York's farm cidery law.

Beef Jerky Outlet opens in Latham

 A one-of-its kind store is now open in Latham. The Beef Jerky Outlet held its grand opening Saturday.

Governor Cuomo warns of new and evolving scams this tax season

Governor Cuomo warns of new and evolving tax season scams targeting tax preparers and HR professionals.  

Young programmer has the 'code' to a successful future

Before students at Tech Valley High School graduate, they're required to complete an internship called the "I-Term." At only 17 years old, Kyle Sharpe already has what it takes to work in the tech industry.

Cuts loom as Albany mulls major budget deficit

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced an immediate city-wide hiring freeze Friday, uncertain whether the New York State Legislature will bail her out.

Half-court shot ends in marriage proposal for Siena fan

It was a night to remember for Erin Tobin and her boyfriend Steve Duckett.

In Depth: Help wanted

The Capital Region enjoys about a four percent unemployment rate and employers have jobs available. They say the problem is finding qualified employees to fill those jobs.

Tedisco and Steck push water infrastructure bill

Between a massive Troy water main break, a long-lasting Amsterdam sewage leak, and an Albany sinkhole that swallowed an SUV, the Capital Region had some problems with water infrastructure last year.

State creates new advisory group to boost New York's history

Two dozen historians, scholars and leaders of historical organizations have been named to the newly created New York State History Advisory Group.

Guilty plea expected in fraudulent home sale, renting case

An Albany man accused of selling and renting dozens of homes he didn't own, is expected to plead guilty. Zarak Ali has appeared in at least four county courtrooms so far.

UAlbany rape suspect appears in court

Franklin Casatelli was in court on Thursday. He's accused of raping a student at UAlbany back in October.

Police: Man tried to strangle woman outside Colonie elementary school

Colonie police are looking for a suspect they say tried to strangle a woman as she was leaving work at Saddlewood Elementary School.

Albany to hold firefighter recruitment event

The city of Albany is recruiting new firefighters. There is an open house Thursday evening at City Hall in the .

Colonie home invasion sends schools into lockout

Colonie police are investigating the report of a home invasion that sent three nearby schools into lockout Wednesday.

Albany Symphony announces 2017-2018 performances

The Albany Symphony has announced its engagements for the 2017-2018 season. They include a trip down the Erie Canal and a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It's the 25th anniversary for Music Director David Alan Miller and the symphony has a big year planned to celebrate.

Accused Crossgates Mall shooter in court

The man accused of shooting at someone at Crossgates Mall was in court, as his attorney was trying to get his statements to police suppressed.

Serial bank robber sentenced in Albany

A serial bank robber in Albany was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday. Thomas Smith robbed the First Niagara Bank on State Street twice, another First Niagara location on Western Avenue and a Citizens Bank on Washington Avenue.

Bethlehem sixth graders spread positive message of love

Students at Bethlehem Central Middle School were spreading the love on Tuesday. A group of sixth graders and their teachers decorated all 1,000+ school lockers with positive, heart-shaped Valentine’s Day messages.

Doctors to be on call for 911 emergencies in Albany County

CLARKSVILLE - Doctors will now be on call to assist in emergencies throughout Albany County.

Guilderland students make 400+ valentines for senior citizens

There was a simple act by some young students in Guilderland to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. 

Albany County passes law banning criminal history question on applications

"Ban the Box" passed in Albany County, by a vote in the legislature of 32 to 3. The new law could help people find a job, even if they have a criminal history.

Water main break in Colonie

Colonie police say crews are repairing a water main break between Glennon Road and Arthur Road.

Police confirm man in custody suspect in Washington Park hit-and-run

Albany police now confirm a man in custody is a suspect in a deadly hit and run in Washington Park.

Albany declares second snow emergency this week

As towns and cities clean up, more have declared snow emergencies, including the city of Albany. Emergency parking restrictions begin at 8 p.m. Monday. Cars must park on the even side, then move to the odd side Tuesday night at 8.

Cops release name of man fatally shot in Albany over weekend

Police have released the name of a man who was fatally shot in Albany over the weekend. Officials on Monday identified the victim as Alonzo Garaycochea of Albany.

Winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 sold in Albany

Someone in the Capital Region has a lottery ticket worth $50,000. Lottery officials say the ticket won third prize in Saturday evening’s Powerball drawing by matching four of five numbers and the Powerball.

Capital Region digs out from second winter wallop

After the storm comes the cleanup. The Capital Region woke up to an average of eight to ten inches of snow and it all has to go somewhere.

Albany County Legislature to vote on banning criminal history box for job seekers

A vote is scheduled for Monday night in Albany County to "ban the box." The Albany County Legislature will vote after a public comment period.

Experts urge safety during snowstorms

Snow has been piling up across the region since Sunday morning. The snow can be fun for some, and inconvenient for others. But it can also be dangerous.   

Snowstorm causes anxiety for travelers at Albany International Airport

Sunday was the day the Maerz family had been looking forward to – like forever.

Albany police investigating fatal shooting

A man is dead after a shooting on Clinton Ave. Police say it happened around 12:15 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of Clinton Ave. 

FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament held in Latham

A local competition is helping to prove it's never too early to start thinking about a career in science.

Planned Parenthood supporters rally in response to anti-abortion protests

Hundreds of supporters of Planned Parenthood held a demonstration outside of the Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood offices in Albany. The rally was in response to anti-abortion protests throughout the country.

Police, community get together at Guilderland Public Library

In a quiet library setting, Guilderland police got together with residents on Saturday. There were no traffic tickets and no confrontations of any kind. This time, they were just shooting the breeze over coffee.

Capital Region group sends love to troops overseas

A local group is making sure our troops overseas are feeling the love this Valentine’s Day.

Capital Region medical groups announce merger

Two large, local medical groups announce plans to merge: CapitalCare and Community Care Physicians are now Capital Community Physicians and prepared for change.

Police sources: Man arrested may be connected to fatal hit and run

Police sources tell NewsChannel 13 they may have the suspected driver that hit former UAlbany student Rajine Martinez, in custody on separate charges.

Albany firefighter accidentally shoots himself in hand

An Albany firefighter accidentally shot himself in the hand at the Arbor Hill fire station Friday afternoon. The fire chief says the man was taken to the hospital for treatment. He couldn't say whose gun it was.

120 cars towed in Albany snow emergency

With snow comes snow emergencies and that means there are parking restrictions in effect around the Capital Region. There were 120 cars towed throughout the city of Albany. They are at six different garages.

Man accused of raping underage girl befriended at 'furry' convention

An Albany man is accused of raping a minor he befriended at a "furry" convention in Saratoga Springs.

Weather doesn't matter for EMS workers

Even though road conditions Thursday were less than ideal, you won't find anyone at Mohawk Ambulance Service complaining. They are among the many people in the community who are expected to show up for work no matter what the weather conditions might be.

Albany councilmember on mission to change face of politics

Sometimes to fulfill our destiny, we have to take the long way home. That's the story of a local woman and she's bringing other young women with her.

Islamic Center of Capital District previews new food pantry

The area's newest food pantry aims to feed some of the area's newest residents: refugees.

Albany International Airport well-prepared for snow

The snow was enough to cancel flights in and out of Albany International Airport. As always, check if your flight is on time before you go there. However, as of Thursday afternoon the majority flights were still on and that's because the airport knows what it's doing with the snow.

Town of Bethlehem passes Resolution to continue "sanctuary" practices

The Town of Bethlehem takes a stand on an issue making headlines around the world.      

Albany man accused of sexually abusing two people

An Albany man is under arrest, accused of sexually abusing two women including a 15-year-old girl as she was walking to school.

Man convicted in deadly 2014 DWI, speeding crash

Tyler Pascuzzi, the man who crashed while drunk and speeding at 155 miles per hour on the Thruway in 2014, was found guilty on Wednesday.