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Hudson man charged with welfare fraud


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Hudson man charged with rape, weapons possession

Copake crash leaves one dead

Marchers take rally to Faso's front steps

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.


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

A 13-year-old child is dead and five others are hospitalized, following a two car, head-on crash in Columbia County.


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.


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.


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.


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