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Longtime Capital Region Community Leader, Patricia Higgins, Dies


Regional Food Bank holds annual Neighborhood Food Drive


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Benefit held for Colonie bus driver looking for bone marrow match

American Red Cross assisting 19 after pair of fires

Victory Christian Church service stresses unity

Ronald McDonald House Charities holds annual Radiothon

The Ronald McDonald House Charities are celebrating a successful Radiothon. The charity group held its 16th annual fundraising event at Crossgates Mall on Saturday. The Radiothon is the biggest fundraiser the charity puts on each year.


Albany Gun Show draws gun and memorabilia enthusiasts

Gun and memorabilia enthusiasts from across the area headed to Albany Saturday morning.


Group protests against Obamacare repeal

Not everyone was watching as President Donald Trump was sworn into office Friday.


Protestors gather around state Capitol in Albany during inauguration

About 80 people demonstrated in two protests near the state Capitol as Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States in Washington D.C. on Friday.


Watervliet caps government class with Trump inauguration

Seniors in Watervliet H.S. watched the inauguration and shared thoughts about what the Trump term may mean.


Police investigate Colonie rollover

Colonie police are investigating a rollover at Albany Shaker Road. It happened Friday afternoon near the Desmond Hotel.


Man charged in hit-and-run death of National Guardsmen released on bail

The Albany man accused of leaving the scene of a collision that killed a soldier is out of jail. Brian Tromans made bail Friday after appearing before a judge at the Albany County courthouse.


Albany man charged following call for shots fired

An Albany man has been charged in connection with a call for shots fired Thursday night on Jay St.


Colonie Town Supervisor Mahan touts progress in annual address

Paula Mahan marked a decade as Supervisor of the Town of Colonie with a notable fiscal accomplishment.


BACC Academy rewards 5 biotech start-ups

Five are biotech start-up companies received a total of $25,000 in cash prizes Thursday as winners of the inaugural BACC Academy  Biomedical Innovation Business Plan Competition.


Albany Center Gallery holds grand reopening

The Albany Center Gallery held its grand re-opening and welcomed guests to its new location at 488 Broadway on Wednesday.


New taxes and fees in Governor Cuomo's proposed budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $152 billion budget includes some new taxes and fees in addition to new programs and proposals.


Albany man pleads not guilty to DWI charge in connection to fatal crash

A not guilty plea was entered from an Albany man facing DWI charges after a deadly crash in Albany last weekend. 23-year-old Terrance Kelly was arraigned Thursday morning.


No charges to be filed in Latham standoff

There will be no charges after a police standoff in Latham Wednesday evening. Police say a 29-year-old man at Valley View Apartments texted his ex-girlfriend just before 7 p.m. threatening to kill himself with a rifle.


DEC lays out plans for air quality study in Albany’s South End

The DEC has begun a study of the air quality in Albany's south end. It comes after the agency announced half-a-million dollars of funding for the project over the summer.


New study aims to increase bat population at the Pine Bush

Ecologists at the Albany Pine Bush want to know more about a disease that's killing millions of bats in our area and what they can do to help.    The findings will help scientists support and grow the bat population not killed off by White Nose Syndrome.


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

An Albany man has been arrested, in connection with the hit and run that killed a National Guard soldier.


Troy teen charged with sexual assault, robbery

A 14-year-old boy is charged with a sexual assault and robbery on Green Street. Police say the boy forced a woman to perform a sexual act at gunpoint Monday night around 10 p.m., then stole her cell phone.


Albany JCC reopens after bomb threat

A heavy police presence Wednesday morning at the Albany Jewish Community Center. The building was evacuated after someone called and said there was a bomb inside.


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.


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