Jacob Ebel was arrested after a drug raid on Rowland Road in Niverville, Columbia County.

$5,000 in illegal drugs seized from Columbia County home

Hudson police arrest man accused of beating neighbor with gun

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Two people taken to Albany Medical Center after a rollover

Gibson endorses Faso

Hudson becomes 'Black Lives Matter' battlefield

Chatham woman released from hospital after bone marrow operation

It was a very happy milestone for Leah Wightman Hennessey on Monday. The Chatham woman NewsChannel 13 has been following since April was released from a Buffalo hospital.

Three people hospitalized in Rip Van Winkle Bridge accident

State police say three people are hospitalized following a two car accident on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

Clermont rocked by Friday's storms

The clean-up has begun after mother nature's fury on Friday and it could take all weekend into Monday, ruining Independence Day barbecues for many.

Rapid Care: What the rural doctor ordered

Columbia Memorial Health officials cut the ribbon Monday morning on the Rapid Care Center in Copake to provide emergency medical care to residents in southern Columbia County, and save time traveling to other facilities miles away.

Teen dies after Greenport crash

A 17-year-old involved in a one car accident in Greenport Friday morning has passed away. State police say four teenagers were coming home from a party around 6 a.m. Friday on State Route 9G when the driver veered off the road.

Alyssa Christiana

Police: Car stolen after keys left inside

Don’t leave your car unlocked with the keys inside. That’s the message from Hudson Police. They say it made it very easy for Joseph Drabick to allegedly steal a car from a home on Green Street Saturday.

This is the stolen car, which was later recovered in Hudson.

One man is dead after a van and motorcycle collision in Columbia county

One man is dead after a collision between a van and motorcycle in Columbia county.

Mega theme park eyes Upstate New York

Families in the Capital Region might soon be able to visit Lego Land without hopping a plane.   And if all goes as Lego Land hopes, the park just two hours south of Albany could be operational in 2019.  

Police: Hudson man destroyed car with sledgehammer

Police say a Hudson man used a sledgehammer to destroy someone’s car. Officers were called to Hudson Terrace early Monday morning. That’s where they say Raeshard Williams, 24, was caught in the act.

Police: Folding chair assault weapon of choice

Police say three men used a folding chair to attack and rob a man. The alleged assault took place at Claverack Town Park around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Chatham woman battling leukemia gets married

Leah Wightman, the former state champion runner from Chatham who has a life-threatening case of leukemia, was married on Saturday.

Leah Wightman

Perfect donor match found for Leah Wightman

They looked all over the world to find someone to save their daughter's life.  It turned out, the answer for a Chatham bride-to-be is a man in Brazil. 

Contractor accused of stealing power tools

A contractor is accused of stealing more than $2,000 in power tools from a home he was working at. Michael Lasher, 43, of East Greenbush now faces burglary charges.

Chatham woman finds perfect bone marrow match

A bride-to-be and former track star from Chatham battling leukemia has found a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant. Leah Wightman’s father shared the news with NewsChannel 13, saying a perfect match has been found in Brazil.

Leah Wightman

"Ask A Muslim" table aims to become new Tulip Festival tradition

Local Muslims want to demystify their religion and that's why they're setting up shop to answer any and all questions at one of the area's most well attended events.

Hudson Valley distillery wins national award for its vodka

New York's agriculture commissioner is congratulating a farm-based Hudson Valley distillery for winning a national award for its vodka.

Driver charged in connection with Columbia County crash

Speed and alcohol were factors in a Ghent crash last week. That’s the word from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department.

Police respond to the accident scene in the early morning hours of April 29.

Cancer patient bride-to-be smiles while waiting for bone marrow transplant

Leah Wightman, a 24-year-old bride-to-be in perfect athletic shape, was suddenly diagnosed with leukemia. Doctors immediately put her into treatment and told her she had to cancel her July wedding. Doctors will use a clinical trial with Wightman. Bone marrow from her brother Ross will be genetically altered to mirror a perfect match donation. 

Man seriously hurt in Ghent crash

Investigators are trying to determine if speed and alcohol were factors in a crash that seriously injured a man Tuesday morning in Ghent. The Columbia County Sheriff says Charles Stickles, 28, crashed his pick up into a tree just after 1 a.m. on Water Street.

Brother wins race for cancer patient sister, doctors still looking for donor

The streets of Chatham ran orange today. About 1,600 people came out for Sean's Run and to help find a donor for a 24-year-old former track star who was diagnosed with cancer.

Racing to find donor for bride-to-be cancer patient

A 5k race to benefit Leah Wightman starts Sunday at noon. But the real challenge for Leah's family is the clock, and to find the bone marrow donor who could save her life.

Hudson woman charged with arson

Two people had to be rescued from a burning home in Hudson Monday evening. Police have now arrested a woman they say set it on purpose.

Cassandra Palmatier

Girl Scouts consider policy change to include trans-gender children

Local Council isn't the first in the country to adopt a policy recognizing trans-gender children but it is one of just a handful that is updating its policy of inclusion.

Hudson man accused of assault, robbery in woods

A Hudson man is accused of luring a man to the woods, then robbing him. It happened near Oakdale Lane back on April 13.

Hudson man charged with heroin possession

A Hudson man is charged with possessing heroin. Anthony Price Baynes, 22, was arrested during a fight in the 200 block of State Street Sunday evening.

Public hearing for controversial gas pipeline in Schodack

Hundreds packed the Maple Hill High School auditorium in Schodack Wednesday evening to learn about the Kinder Morgan pipeline that could soon be running through their town. 

Health care agency owner accused of stealing clients' personal information

The owner of a private home health care agency is under arrest. Police say 38-year-old Allison Delong, owner of Serenity Care, stole the identities of some of her patients.  A Columbia County woman says Delong targeted her dying mother.

Allison Delong

Fire crews save New Lebanon home

Seven fire departments have saved a house in New Lebanon, after a grease fire spread. Firefighters say about a quarter of the house at 50 Cherry Lane has been damaged by the flames.

Fire damages home in Hudson

A home is badly damaged after a fire in Hudson on Sunday morning.

Columbia County site could be named historic place

A site in Columbia County could soon be added to the state and national registers of historic places.

Hillsdale Tollhouse

Crews battle upstairs fire in Ghent

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says crews are investigating a structure fire.

Chatham Town Board approves PFOA testing

Another local community with a plastics company in town is testing for PFOA. Chatham Town Supervisor Maria Lull tells NewsChannel 13, the town board approved the testing at its last meeting.

Man accused of swindling senior out of life savings

A senior citizen was swindled out of his entire life savings. Police say a Hudson man who works with him is to blame. They say Jacob Maynard, 26, convinced the victim he was an undercover agent, made up false crimes and threatened him with arrest if he didn’t pay up. The victim lost $84,000.

Hudson Opera House to receive major makeover

The 161-year-old Hudson Opera House is getting a major makeover. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the project will create 145 construction jobs.

Hudson Opera House

Two charged with breaking into Claverack home

A man and woman are charged with breaking into a Claverack home. Investigators say Joseph Moore and Kristen Bishop broke into the home on Route 23 on Monday.

Car, motorcycle collide in Columbia County

A car and motorcycle crash in Claverack. Police say around 7:40 Friday morning Matthew Spurge, 67, was riding a motorcycle on State Route 23, when he passed one car then hit another car turning from Hover Road.

A car and motorcycle crashed in Claverack on Friday morning. Two people were taken to the hospital.

Winter weather may affect peaches, apples at local farms

The lack of snow, the mild temperatures, the cold snaps--  all of that could affect apples and peaches grown on local farms.

Police: Hudson man crashed into tree, reported car stolen

A Hudson man is accused of lying about his car being stolen. In reality, police say Mark Simon, 30, crashed his car into a tree on purpose, then told the same story to his insurance company.

Mark Simon

Capital Region truckers to split $1 million Powerball prize

Forty Capital Region truckers are splitting a $1 million Powerball prize. The drivers from a Colonie trucking company matched five of six numbers in the January 9 Powerball drawing.

The truck drivers pose with Yolanda Vega from the New York Lottery, and Amanda from Stewart's, who sold them the winning ticket.

Germantown man charged with rape

A Germantown man is charged with rape. John Hoey, 46, is accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl.

Police investigate fatal accident in Claverack

The Columbia County Sheriff's Department says it responded to a fatal accident on State Route 23 in the Town of Claverack.

Claverack fatal accident

Former nursing home employee admits to stealing from patients

A former nursing home employee who stole from patients is headed to prison. Claire Wieland pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Dog fatally shot in Columbia County

A Siberian husky is shot and dies from its injuries. Now state police want to know who fired the bullet.

Good Samaritan taken advantage of by alleged robber

The kindness of strangers came back to bite a Hudson woman on Friday. Police say a 69-year-old was approached by a woman who said she needed a ride to work.

Kayla Green

Three charged with heroin distribution in Valatie

Three people from Valatie are charged with selling and distributing heroin. Bonnie Kilmer, 44, Dennis Mazal, 34, and Joseph Banfield, 35, were all arrested as part of a sheriff’s office investigation.

Crews battle three late night fires

At least three fire broke out in the Capital Region, keeping crews busy late Sunday evening and early Monday morning.

Voters to weigh-in on several school proposals Tuesday

Voters head to the polls Tuesday in Albany, Troy, Hudson, Scotia and Glenville.

Man charged with Hudson street robbery

A man is accused of throwing a woman against a building during a robbery in Hudson. Police say Christopher Young, 25, of Livingston approached the victim on the street, threw her against the building and took off after stealing $200.

Hudson police search for stabbing suspect

Hudson police are searching for a stabbing suspect. They say on January 24, Cedric Fulton II stabbed a man over a fight about food at a football party, then fled the scene.

Hudson police are searching for Cedric Fulton II in connection with a January 24 stabbing.

Teen in hospitalized after being hit by pickup truck

Hudson police say a 15-year-old girl is in the hospital, after being hit by a pickup truck.

New Lebanon man killed in trench collapse

A New Lebanon man was killed Thursday night when a trench he was in collapsed. State pole say 38-year-old Jesse Finley was helping a family member and was inside an eight-foot deep ditch when it collapsed.

Court upholds ruling against farm owners who refused same-sex wedding

A state appeals court has upheld the ruling against the owners of Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke.

Top Teacher: Valene Synakowski, New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School

Students at New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School sing the praises of music teacher, Valene Synakowski.

Route 9 closed Sunday morning as police talk down man with gun

Route 9 near I-90 in Schodack was closed for over two hours Sunday morning as Police talked down a Rensselaer County driver with a loaded shotgun. 

Hudson police: Man "had a bad year", slashes dozens of tires on New Year's

Hudson police say a Greenport man slashed the tires of more than 15 cars in the city on New Year’s Eve. They say 20-year-old Austin Willis told them “he was having a bad year” when they asked him why he committed the crime.

Austin Willis is charged with criminal mischief, weapon possession, alcohol possession, having an open container and having marijuana in his possession.

Capital Region elected officials take oath of office in the New Year

New Year’s Day is the day a lot of decisions you made on Election Day become official. There are plenty of swearing in ceremonies for elected government leaders.

Chatham man charged with DWI after crash

A Chatham man is facing charges after police say he crashed his car when driving drunk. Alexander Tassinari is charged with DWI after the crash on McCagg Road.

Servers get wage raise Thursday, restaurants say it does more harm than good

Delivering that plate just got more profitable.  For the server delivering it anyway.

Sex offender arrested after Greenport car crash

A sex offender is arrested after a car accident in a McDonald’s parking lot in Greenport. Melquiades Leal Gil, 52, was one of the people involved in the accident when Columbia County Sheriff's Department arrived at the scene.

Police release name of Germantown man found dead near train tracks

Police have released the name of the man found dead near train tracks in Germantown. They say he is Juan Cordero, 67, of the Bronx.