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911 hang-up leads to arrest in Kinderhook

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Rep. Faso responds to criticisms, concerns about repealing, replacing ACA

Man crashes into snowbank after police chase

Amanda Craig and Phillip Schmidt

Stewart's worker accused of helping to arrange armed holdup

Queens man sentenced in Columbia County for concealing human corpse

A man from Queens was sentenced Friday in Columbia County Court for concealment of a human corpse. Rasheem Cotman will spend up to four years in state prison.

Protestors cheer after Hudson woman not detained or deported

Elsa Martinez was greeted by dozens of supporters as she walked into a check-in at Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Route 7 in Latham, on Wednesday.

Rally planned for local undocumented immigrant

A woman who has raised five children in the Capital Region fears she is going to be deported. She is an undocumented immigrant, and a rally is planned for Wednesday on her behalf.

Fundraiser set up for New Lebanon fire victims

Randy Lukas is the deacon of the Church Of Our Savior in New Lebanon. He and his family were able to escape the fire that damaged their home on Route 20 early Monday morning.

Two Columbia County men facing drug possession charges

State police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people this week for drug possession with the intent to sell. Levar Young of Claverack and Roger Delease Jr. of Ancram were both sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail. 

Gillibrand holds roundtable with farmers, producers in Columbia County

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Columbia County Friday morning, hosting a roundtable discussion with local farmers and producers.

Dozens rally in support of undocumented immigrant from Hudson

Dozens rallied in support of an undocumented immigrant from Hudson while she had a meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Latham on Wednesday.

$2.2 billion power line could run through Capital Region

Lawmakers are talking about a $2.2 billion, 1,000-megawatt electrical line that could run through the Capital Region.

Niverville man accused of selling deadly drugs faces life in prison

A man from Niverville faces up to life in prison for selling the drugs that caused the deaths of a husband and wife. Jacob Ebel, 29, is accused of giving heroin and fentanyl to the couple before they fatally overdosed last July. The couple died within five days of one another.

Former first family visits Hudson diner

A former first family dined in Hudson on Monday. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her family, including President Bill Clinton, grabbed some lunch at Grazin' Diner on Warren Street.

Smoke alarm helps save New Lebanon family

A working smoke alarm and an alert youngster are being credited for saving a family's life in Columbia County.

Hundreds rally outside Faso's Kinderhook office

Hundreds of people rallied outside of Rep. John Faso's Kinderhook office Saturday afternoon. Protesters want to meet Faso in a town hall style setting and talk about some of President Donald Trump’s more controversial policies.

Mayor: ICE deserves a cold shoulder

Hudson Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton has issued an order directing city police officers not to assist federal immigration agents while pursuing undocumented immigrants.

Chatham home care provider sentenced for stealing patients' identities

Allison Delong, 39, will spend one to three years in state prison, for taking more than $5,000 from five clients.

Hudson man charged with welfare fraud

After an investigation that lasted a year and a half, a man from Hudson has been charged with welfare fraud.

Hudson man charged with rape, weapons possession

A man from Hudson is charged with rape and criminal possession of a weapon. Police say Corey Hinds sexually assaulted an 18-year-old female at his residence on Saturday.

Copake crash leaves one dead

A man is dead after an accident in Copake Friday night. The Columbia County Sheriff's Department says it happened around 9:30 p.m. 46-year-old Robert Lowden was driving on County Route 7A when he lost control, and hit a utility pole.

Marchers take rally to Faso's front steps

People in Kinderhook took their fight right to their congressman's front step. A rally was held there Saturday, ending with a march to Congressman John Faso's home. Ralliers say they wanted to get Faso's attention on several issues, largely the Affordable Care Act.

Gas line rupture forces evacuations in Greenport

A gas line rupture forced evacuations in Greenport on Wednesday.

Alert cancelled for man missing from Orange County

An alert has been cancelled for a missing 79-year-old man from Orange County.

State now investigating Hudson warehouse fire

The state is now investigating Wednesday's warehouse fire in Columbia County. NewsChannel 13 checked with Hudson Fire Department Thursday morning on a cause and they told us the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control is investigating.

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.

Flames gut old Hudson warehouse

An old warehouse in Hudson was gutted by fire Wednesday morning. The fire was so intense it damaged nearby buildings as well.

Man pleads guilty in connection with Columbia County woman's death

There’s been a guilty plea in connection with the death of a woman in Columbia County last year. Halle Schmidt vanished on September 3, her body was found a week later off Old Post Road in Kinderhook. Police charged Rasheem Cotman with illegally disposing of her body.

Surveillance video helps Hudson police catch burglary suspect

Hudson police released video of a burglary in progress at the Quick Mart on Green Street. The suspect has already been caught. They say Vandy Lee Whitehead of Greenport smashed through the front door Monday night with a hammer and then vandalized a video game, stealing money from inside.

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.

Ghent woman accused of robbery

A Columbia County woman has been arrested, accused of trying to rob two stores on Wednesday.

Weed instead of toys delivered to Valatie home

A woman in Valatie got quite a surprise when she opened up what she thought was a package of toys. It had 7 lbs. of marijuana inside, she said.

Greenport crash leads to DWI arrest

An accident leads to a DWI arrest in Columbia County. The crash happened Thursday on Route 9G in Greenport.

Valatie man charged with violating Leandra's Law

New York State Police arrested a man charged with violating Leandra's Law.

Moving Out: New York number one in population loss category

This is the time of year when you hear people dreaming out loud about leaving for a warmer climate. Census estimates reveal New Yorkers are indeed leaving the state.

Chris Gibson prepares for life out of office

After three terms, the Colonel turned Congressman decided not to run again.  Chris Gibson's successor is his friend, neighbor and fellow Republican John Faso.

Romanian man admits to Capital Region ATM skimming scheme

A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing thousands of dollars in the Capital Region using ATM skimming devices. The Department of Justice says Ilie Sitariu, a Romanian citizen, installed the devices at First Niagara, Trustco and Berkshire Bank Branches.

Window tint will be tested during state inspection starting January 1

If you have tinted windows you'll want to read this. To pass inspection next year, your car's windows will have to pass through a light meter.

Man charged with burglarizing Chatham bar

A Columbia County man is charged with burglary. Police say 30-year-old Eric Boughton broke into People’s Pub in Chatham back on December 12 and stole $1,500 from a safe.

City of Hudson hoping Schumer will remove CSX "roadblock"

Hudson leaders are excited about a multi-million dollar development project near the waterfront.  But they say there's a hold-up:  a one-acre parcel of land owned by CSX.  And they brought in a powerful ally.

Raw sewage leaking in at least three Capital Region counties

Sewage keeps flowing into the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers across the Capital Region.

Unresponsive frozen woman really lifelike CPR mannequin

A call for a woman "frozen to death" in her car turned into a happy but slightly jarring surprise for Hudson rescuers Friday morning. They broke the car’s window before realizing it wasn’t a woman, just a life-sized mannequin used in CPR training. The car’s owner works in sales for a company that makes medical training aides.

One of two rescued High Peak hikers returns to hospital

One of the two young hikers who went missing for nearly two days during a hike on Algonquin Mountain is back in the hospital.  Blake Alois' father tells NewsChannel 13 that a doctor admitted the 20 year this afternoon after discovering the young man's frost bitten feet had become infected

Mom sentenced for leaving newborn in dumpster to die

The mother of a baby boy left for dead in a dumpster in Livingston is headed to prison. Tara Tomlin was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision.

Columbia County teen charged with stabbing

A Columbia County teen is accused of stabbing another teen in the arm. Police say it happened on Main Street in Philmont around 5:40 Tuesday evening, during a verbal argument.

Police: Wanted suspect found hiding under kitchen sink

A wanted woman from Columbia county was found hiding in a cabinet, under the kitchen sink. Bryce Hallback, 31, was wanted out of the city of Hudson on bench warrants.

ENCON condemns hunter who allegedly shot officer

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is condemning the acts of a Columbia County man, accused of shooting an ENCON officer. Officer James Davey was shot Tuesday evening while checking out reports of possible illegal hunting in Gallatin.

Sheriff's department raises $4,000+ during 'No Shave November'

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department has raised $4,180 by not shaving. Command staff, law enforcement, corrections personnel and part-time deputies all grew facial hair for "No Shave November."

Feds don't ♥ NY road signs

The Federal Highway Administration wants New York to remove "I Love New York" road signs, concerned that the big blue signs will distract motorists.

HUD moves to make public housing tobacco free

  Tobacco products might soon be banned inside and immediately outside federally funded public housing.   If the plan moves forward, it would take 18 months to take effect.

Hundreds still in the dark after Sunday's snows

Hundreds of NYSEG customers in Columbia and Rensselaer counties are still without power after Sunday’s snow storm.

Man wanted in state of Florida caught in Columbia County

A 74-year-old man, wanted in the state of Florida, has been caught in Livingston, New York. State police say Leonard Scoval was wanted on child molestation charges, stemming from an incident that occurred in Monroe County, Florida. 

Newly elected members of Congress pose for photo

Newly elected members of Congress had their picture taken Tuesday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Hudson couple arrested on child rape and child pornography charges

A Hudson couple has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl. Police say the couple also possessed child pornography and turned their apartment into a make shift recording studio. 

Without New York City, Trump would be ahead in New York

Hillary Clinton took New York easily in the presidential election last night, but it was neck and neck outside of New York City.

Republicans retain 19th Congressional seat

Faso intends to model his time in Washington after Chris Gibson's three terms.

Two arrested for child abuse in Hudson

A disturbing case out of Hudson, where police say a man sexually abused a child and recorded it. Police arrested Jason Davis, 32, and his live-in girlfriend, Ciera Patrick, 34.

Three men arrested in Columbia County home invasion

Imagine being woken up by three strangers who have broken into your home. It happened on Middle Road in Greenport Monday night.

Lots of commercials, lots of money in tight 19th Congressional District

Sunday's Time Warner Cable News Siena Poll has Teachout down six points to John Faso.  Last week's NewsChannel 13 Survey USA poll had Teachout up by three points.

Columbia County traffic stop leads to drug charges for Maine man

A traffic stop in Columbia County ends with drug charges for a Maine man. Andrew Evensen, 25, was stopped on Route 20 Tuesday for not wearing his seatbelt.

Missing Hudson woman found safe

A missing woman from Hudson has been found safe. Darlene Cowden, 56, was reported missing last week.

Trooper gives proper burial to elderly man's dog

Another state trooper is being recognized for the way he helped someone in the community. Earlier this month, Trooper Louis Godfroy went to Route 22 in Austerlitz for a report of a lost dog. Turned out, the dog was hit and killed by a car.

Hudson police search for missing woman

Hudson police need your help finding a missing woman. Darlene Cowden, 56, was reported missing last week. Her mother says she hasn’t heard from her in about a month.

Hudson man accused of stealing car, burglarizing home

A Hudson man is accused of stealing a car one day, and burglarizing a home the next.