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Former Cohoes Mayor Primeau dead at 62


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USA football coaches hold clinic in Albany

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.

UAlbany’s new major aims to make the world safer

2014 Guilderland murder case transferred to 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.


Concourse candyman recalls 'sweet' career

Peanut Land Express owner closes doors after 38 years.


Glenmont woman facing child pornography charges

A Glenmont woman is facing child pornography charges. Joanne Brannock , 57, was sent to the Albany County Jail in lieu of bail.  


New roof gratitude of thanks for Cohoes national guardsmen

COHOES - A National Guardsman from Cohoes is getting a new roof put on his home. He's getting it for free thanks to a national program and a local company.


Gas leak forces road closure in Albany

 A gas leak has forced the city of Albany to close a portion of Hudson Ave.


Albany teen accused of stealing from ice cream stand

An Albany teen is accused of stealing from a local ice cream stand.


Uber ice cream day coming to Albany

The Capital Region doesn't have Uber, but for one day there will be Uber ice cream.


Albany residents discuss racial divide

Residents in Albany discussed the racial divide Thursday night. Albany's chief of police, Brendan Cox, and Mayor Kathy Sheehan took part in the conversation at Mount Calvary Baptist Church.


Bodies of two men pulled from Lawson Lake

The worst fears of search crews were confirmed in Coeymans on Friday as the bodies of two men were pulled from Lawson Lake.


Second man admits to role in funeral home fraud case

A local man has admitted to stealing from a Watervliet Funeral Home. Sam Catalano Jr. faces up to six years in prison when he's sentenced next month.

Samuel Catalano Jr.

Albany man facing charges for damaging police car, DWI

An Albany man is facing charges for damaging a police vehicle and driving while intoxicated.


Roof collapses at Riverview Center

A roof collapse in the biggest building in Menands is being dealt with. Employees have been unable to get back into that part of the Riverview Center, the former Montgomery Ward building at Exit 6.


Alive at Five moved to rain location

Thursday’s Alive at Five event has been moved to the rain location. The show will take place at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch under the 787 overpass.


Crews work on water main break on Central Ave. in Colonie

Colonie police say the Water Department is fixing a large water main break near 1237 Central Avenue.


NYS selling 27-acres of real estate on Harriman Office Campus

The state is looking for a buyer for 27 acres of prime real estate on the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany. The state issued request for proposals for the purchase and development of land on the east side of the campus.


Family donates $75,000 to children's hospital in memory of infant son

They lost their son to a rare form of cancer seven years ago. However, Matt and Tammy Hladun can't forget the care and love they received from the folks at Albany Medical Center. That's why the Ballston Lake family hosted an ice cream social Thursday and donated $75,000 to the Bernard and Millie Duker Children's Hospital.


Albany women admit to attempted robberies

Two women admit to attempted robberies in Albany County. Jessica Nowiak, 26, and Brittany Decarlo, 25, are charged with several robberies in Albany County


Albany men sentenced for Lark Street robbery

Two Albany men were sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday. Quron Tallie, 21, and Omar Rogers, 20, broke into a home on Lark Street back in May, then stole cigarettes, cell phones and money from a person inside.


Site of tragic Latham murder-suicide being torn down

The site of a tragic murder-suicide in Latham is being torn down. In February, former Colonie Police Officer Israel Roman shot and killed his wife and one of his sons inside their home on Schalren Drive.


Free child car seat checks offered Wednesday

There are two opportunities to have your child's car seat checked for free on Wednesday.


Palace Theatre announces $65 million upgrade project

The arts scene in downtown Albany is about to get even better. The Palace Theatre hopes to undergo a $65 million expansion and renovation project.


Prayer Service in Albany mentions gunman

Bishop Scharfenberger leads "Evening Prayer for Peace in Our Nation" that mentions those killed in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas, including the gunman.


Leadership program turning girls into community advocates

We know that girls are opinionated, personable and courageous. Experts say they reach the age of 12 or 13 and begin to doubt themselves. However, this summer, a group of women is trying to remind them just how strong and bold they can be.


"Pokémon Go" Craze hits the Capital Region

It wasn't a problem finding people at Washington Park in Albany on Tuesday afternoon who were tracking down and then battling virtual creatures using their phone's GPS and camera.


Extreme road rage gets Albany man 90 days in jail

Extreme road rage ends with 90 days in jail for an Albany man.

Deondre Griffin

6 NY senators' outside income tops their state pay

Financial disclosures show six state senators topped their legislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict it foundered in the Legislature.


Hate graffiti found at Colonie park

Colonie Police are investigating apparent hate speech discovered Monday morning, sprayed on the outside of a restroom in the back of Crossings Park.


Man, 28, shot in Albany

A 28-year-old man was shot in Albany over the weekend.


Albany woman free after court dismisses assault case

An Albany woman serving time in state prison for assaulting a police officer is now free. An appeals court Sunday dismissed the assault case against Domonec Tucker, who struggled when police forced her to the ground and handcuffed her three years ago.


Over 100 runners race against cancer in Albany

Over 100 people braved the gloomy weather Sunday to race against cancer. A 5K and 10K fundraiser was held at the Albany Corning Preserve. All of the money raised will be going to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.


Morse, Apple to unveil traffic safety public awareness program

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple will introduce a new traffic safety public awareness campaign on Monday.


Spiritual leaders call for healing at Albany prayer vigil

After a week of shootings and protests, spiritual leaders are calling for healing. Parishioners have gathered at the Cathedral of All Saints Episcopal Church on South Swan Street for a prayer vigil.


Nassau woman arrested for stealing at GE Kids Day

A Nassau woman is arrested, accused from stealing from an event for children. State police say 62-year-old Kathleen Ochs was arrested Saturday afternoon at the GE Kids Day event at the Empire State Plaza.


Sixth annual Delaware Avenue Street Fair held in Albany

The rain didn't stop people from heading out to get a taste of what Albany has to offer on Saturday. The sixth annual Delaware Avenue Street Fair was held. The event is a mile-long attraction featuring neighborhood yard sales, live music, food, and local art.


Albany teen pleads guilty to manslaughter

An Albany teenager has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Prosecutors originally arrested Ismael Ayala on gun charges last year. An investigation found that he shot and killed Jorge Falu-Garcia on First Street in Albany in 2014.


Local leaders look at race relations

Two local leaders and observers of race relations in the Capital Region react to this week's national news


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