UPDATE : 13-year-old child killed in Columbia County crash has been identified

ENCON condemns hunter who allegedly shot officer

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

Feds don't ♥ NY road signs

HUD moves to make public housing tobacco free

NY awards $6.3M to help preserve farmland

 The state has awarded $6.3 million in grants to help preserve farmland in eastern New York.

ENCON officer hospitalized after getting shot during investigation

 Authorities say a New York state environmental conservation officer is hospitalized with a gunshot wound after being shot while investigating reports of illegal hunting.

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.

Man arrested for Hudson car break-in

Hudson police have made an arrest in a car break-in. Police say Albert Dandridge used a rock to break into a car on Hudson Avenue October 8 and stole property inside.

Family says they were victimized in rental scam

Woman claims to be victim of Zarak Ali with signed lease that authorities now say is worthless and all her possessions in former house are gone.

Amtrak train resumes service after hitting tree

Amtrak Train 48 has resumed service after it came into contact with a tree on Sunday afternoon. Amtrak says the incident happened at 4:14 p.m. just north of the Hudson Station. Service was temporarily suspended as crews inspected the equipment and repaired minor damage to the engine.

New dad arrested for allegedly having heroin, pound of weed at hospital

It's customary to pass around a few cigars after welcoming a child into the world, but police say one dad allegedly had enough weed to roll blunts for the whole hospital floor.

Man arraigned for allegedly selling, renting homes he didn't own

An Albany man, accused of selling and renting dozens of homes that he didn't own, was arraigned Tuesday morning in Columbia County.

Contract enables 300 NY electric vehicle charging stations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York Power Authority contract will allow 300 electric vehicle charging stations to be installed at public locations around the state.

Low milk prices tough on local farmers

Over a billion pounds of cheese is in cold storage in the US, and more than 43 million gallons of milk has been dumped so far this year. Farmers are trying to bring milk prices higher.  A two year downturn in milk prices is making it tough to be a Capital Region dairy farmer.  

Marchione, Francis battling for 43rd Senate District seat

More than 1,200 seniors descended on Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday. The occasion was the 24th annual Golden Gathering, a free community health and wellness fair for seniors sponsored by Republican state Sen. Kathy Marchione.

Hudson man accused of shooting a woman in Ghent

A 26-year-old man is under arrest, accused of shooting a woman in Ghent.

Hudson man accused of sex with minor

A Hudson man is facing rape related charges. Police say Matthew Halstead, 23, had oral and anal sex with a person under the age of 17 in Greenport.

High speed chase leads to DWI charges for Hudson man

A Hudson man is facing DWI and drug charges after a high speed chase that started on Route 9 in Claverack. Police say Adam Kane, 35, was in a cargo van doing 70 in a 55 mile per hour zone on Wednesday.

Ghent man crashes car into pond

A man who crashed into a pond in Ghent tells police he dozed off at the wheel. The accident happened Tuesday morning at Route 21B just north of Shufelt Road.

Hudson man charged with menacing cop

A Hudson man is charged with menacing a cop. It actually happened back on September 23, but Aaron Silveraterry, 28, wasn’t arrested until Monday.

Man arrested in connection to death of Halle Schmidt

KINDERHOOK -- Rasheem Cotman was arraigned in Kinderhook Town Court in Valatie after he was transported from Rikers.  Authorities say Halle Schmidt died of a heroin overdose, and that Cotman panicked and dumped her body.

Crews investigate fire in Livingston

A fire in Columbia County is under investigation.

Woman admits to leaving baby in dumpster after giving birth

The mother of a baby boy found dead in a dumpster in Columbia County pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Friday.

Green Party seeing red over November ballot

What do New York State Senator George Amedore and Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein have in common?  Not a lot.  But they can both be found on the Green Party line of the November ballot.

19th Congressional District race heats up after a candidate forum

John Faso and Zephyr Teachout met for a candidate forum this morning. It comes just two days after polls show 19th Congressional district race in a virtual tie.

Albany Diocese Priest recalls miracle trip to Rome for Canonization

Rev. Sylvaster Sarihaddula met  Mother Teresa three times during his career before witnessing, and participating in, her Canonization at the Vatican earlier this month.

State police search for missing 16-year-old girl

State police need your help finding a 16-year-old girl. They say Jeanette Wilber, 16, ran away from Kinderhof Home in Valatie back on August 3. Searches have turned up nothing.

Expert: Bombings unsophisticated, amateurish

An internationally recognized terrorism expert from Columbia County says the bombings in NYC and New Jersey were unsophisticated and amateurish. A Siena College professor says the bombings have already had an impact on the presidential race.

Columbia Co. group holds forum to fight addiction, opioid epidemic

People are coming together to fight addiction in Columbia county. Members and supporters gathered as Columbia Pathways to Recovery held its first event in Chatham to help spread awareness about the issue.

Police: Elderly man hits car, motorcycle while trying to park

A 94-year-old man caused quite the accident in Hudson on Friday morning. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Hudson activist charged with felony grand larceny

A community activist in the city of Hudson is accused of making thousands of dollars in purchases with a stolen debit card. 33-year-old Quinton Cross is charged with felony grand larceny, accused of racking up $3,000 worth of purchases on a woman’s card.

Former teacher accused of supplying fatal heroin

A former teacher is charged with manslaughter after authorities say she sold fentanyl laced heroin to a man who died after taking it.

Man visiting all 413 National Park sites passes through Kinderhook

When Mikah Meyer completes his three year trek in May 2019, he will be the youngest person to visit all the National Park sites and the only person to do it in one trip.  

Columbia County man charged with Leandra's Law

A Columbia County man is accused of driving under the influence of drugs. Police say two kids, ages 4 and 10, were in the car with him.

Man accused of stealing from Hudson cars

Hudson police have a man they say was stealing from parked cars. They say Daniel Brown, 45, was caught in the act on the 800 block of Warren Street shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Possible witness found in Columbia County death investigation

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says they have located a woman who may be a witness in the death of Halle Schmidt.

Police: Columbia County man drove drunk at 2.5x legal limit

State police say a man was drunk 2 ½ times over when he crashed his car Sunday evening. It happened on County Route 7 in Gallatin.

Body identified as missing Columbia County woman

Investigators confirm a body found Saturday morning is Halle Schmidt, who was last seen about a week ago at Routes 66 & 23B in Greenport.

Family of missing woman: body found in Columbia Co. is Halle Schmidt

A body is found in Columbia County and family members of a missing Copake woman say it’s her.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office finds body in Kinderhook

Sheriff's deputies are investigating a body found in Columbia County. A woman's body was found just off of Old Post Road in Kinderhook early Saturday morning. The sheriff's office is working to identify the body.

Woman missing in Columbia County

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to find a missing person from Copake. Halle Schmidt, 21, was last seen September 4 on Green Street In Greenport.

Elderly man dies in Chatham fire

The Tri Village Fire Chief says six people were in the home at the time of a fully involved fire at 482 Ford Road in Old Chatham.

Chatham native, WWII vet Traver laid to rest

A 73-year search comes to an end, as a hero is laid to rest. Private First Class George Traver's funeral was held in Chatham Sunday. The service was at held St. James Catholic Church, followed by a burial with full military honors.

Remains of Chatham WWII vet now home

The remains of a U.S. Marine are returned for burial in Chatham more than 70 years after he died during a battle in the South Pacific.

Greenport man accused of stabbing at party

A 19-year-old from Greenport is charged with assault, accused of stabbing another teen during a fight.

Charges against Columbia County woman dropped to manslaughter

Charges against the mother of a baby boy found dead in a dumpster in Columbia County have been reduced. Tara Tomlin was originally facing murder charges. But that charge was reduced to manslaughter.

Charges reduced for mother accused of throwing baby in the trash

Charges have been reduced for the mother of a baby boy found dead in a dumpster in Columbia County.

Chatham family prepares for proper military funeral

"We've got a fellow who's coming home from World War II. We're bringing home a 98-year old 25-year old. A member of the greatest generation."

Four convicted of sex crimes in Columbia County

A jury in Columbia County has convicted four people of sex crimes against children. Goliath Van Alphen, his ex-wife Janine Van Alphen-Moot, William Wendover and Eugene Shackleton face up to life in prison. They were accused of taking obscene video and still pictures of children all under the age of 15.

Jury to continue deliberations in sex crimes case

A jury will continue deliberating Wednesday in the case against four people in Columbia County accused of dozens of sex crimes against children.

Search called off in Livingston after no one found in water

The Columbia County Sheriff has called off a water rescue, saying no one has been found in the water. Witnesses reported a man in the water of Twin Lakes, at Parker Road and County Route 19 around 9:30 a.m.