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Fire destroys family business in Fonda

Emergency crews rescue 13 at Winter Green Park

Lawmakers vote unanimously to foreclose on former Beech-Nut plant

Woman missing in Montgomery County found safe

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says 75-year-old Annette Oliver has been found safe.

Amsterdam boil water advisory lifted

AMSTERDAM - A boil water advisory covering the south side of Amsterdam has been lifted.

Part of Amsterdam still under boil water advisory

Amsterdam is under a boil water advisory right now.

Uber and Lyft arrive in Capital Region

Drivers and passengers have been clamoring for Uber and Lyft for years.  Forty-seven other states and New York City already depend on ride share services.

Amsterdam library begins next chapter after fire

It's been one week since an unusual fire forced the Amsterdam Free Library to close its doors for three days.  Regulars are happy to be back in its familiar rooms.

Fire damages Amsterdam apartment

The Red Cross is helping a family of five, after a fire in Amsterdam. The fire broke out in a downstairs apartment of 11 Garden Street, just after 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

Police: Amsterdam man drove drunk with kids in car

An Amsterdam man is behind bars after State Police say he drove drunk with two young children in the car.

Amsterdam library damaged by fire

Repairs are underway at the Amsterdam Free Library, after an overnight fire involving the building and some equipment outside.  How the fire started is a bit of a mystery. 

Traffic stop leads to drugs, weapons charges for Amsterdam man

An Amsterdam man is facing drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop.

State police make Leandra's Law arrests

Three people are accused of driving drunk with kids in the car.

Waste Watchers: State pours millions into brand new rest area... again

Months after one grand opening, a rest area near Canajoharie had another ribbon cutting Monday. The facility cost $7.5 million to build, and then the state poured millions more into the brand new building. NewsChannel 13 wanted to find out why the state was spending your tax dollars this way. State officials pointed to tourism as the reason for pumping millions more dollars into the formally part-time facility.

Police: Mayfield man collected unemployment benefits while working

A Mayfield man is accused of collecting unemployment benefits while still working. Cameron Woodruff, 25, is charged with grand larceny.

Recent rains overwhelm Capital Region sewers

While the sun has finally made an appearance again, it’s rained hard in the Capital Region over the last few days. That has overwhelmed local sewer systems.

Advocates push for tougher animal protection laws

All different kinds of animals and advocates for tougher laws to protect them were at the state Capitol on Tuesday. It was part of Animal Advocacy Day.

Amsterdam police arrest man accused in Fastrac robbery

Amsterdam police have charged 29-year-old Jose Omar Rivera Ramos with robbery in the first degree in connection to an incident at Fastrac Friday night.

Several animals rescued from burning Amsterdam home

The American Red Cross is helping four people in Amsterdam after a fire broke out in their home on Elias Street.

NY Senate heroin task force to hear from experts, ex-users

New York lawmakers working to address the heroin and opioid epidemic want to hear from the experts - and people with first-hand experience with addiction.

Tractor trailer driver dies in Root accident

A collision involving a tractor trailer in Montgomery County has killed the driver.

Amsterdam Library vote soundly rejected

By a 4-to-1 margin, voters in the Broadalbin-Perth School District rejected a proposal Tuesday night that would have imposed a $10,000 tax levy to help finance the Amsterdam Free Library. 

Tractor trailer accident kills driver

One person is dead after a tractor trailer accident Wednesday evening in the Town of Root.

Fort Plain teacher competes on 'American Ninja Warrior'

A Fort Plain teacher is vying to become America's next "Ninja Warrior."

Rep. Faso defends health care vote as challengers emerge

Congressman John Faso is defending his vote on the Republican health care plan, saying that he hopes changes are made. And even though Election Day 2018 is a year and a half away, there are already four Democratic challengers for his seat.

Animals seized by SPCA sparks dispute between farm owner and tenant

The Montgomery County SPCA removed a number of animals from a farm in Charleston after the owner of the animals was charged with animal cruelty.

Fort Plain teacher competing on American Ninja Warrior

A pep rally at Fort Plain High School took a surprise twist when it went from cheering on a team to cheering on a teacher who is leaving this weekend to compete on NBC's hit show "American Ninja Warrior."

Amsterdam store brings best of Brooklyn

Small business owners are trying to find that niche, that thing that sets them apart and makes them a hit. A man who lives north of Amsterdam may have found it, three and a half hours away.

Woman faces animal cruelty charges for second time in about a year

Dozens of neglected animals are found in Montgomery County. The woman investigators blame is no stranger. Amy Person is charged with 31 counts of animal cruelty.

Fort Plain man charged with rape

A Fort Plain man is charged with rape. The charges for 20-year-old Michael Stevenson stem back to a late 2015 incident. That’s when he’s accused of having sexual contact with victims less than 13 years old in Gloversville.

Puppy found abused in Amsterdam recovering

There’s an update on a puppy found severely abused in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago.

Good Samaritans credited with helping save crash victim

AMSTERDAM – After a vicious crash in Amsterdam, a woman is recovering at home Wednesday night thanks to the kindness of strangers.

Stoddard, former Schoharie County sheriff, dies

A former sheriff in Schoharie County has died.

Good Samaritans help save woman in Amsterdam accident

Some good Samaritans may have saved the life of a driver in Montgomery County Tuesday night.

Abadoned Amsterdam hotel to be converted into assisted living apartments

An abandoned hotel in Amsterdam is getting new life. Governor Cuomo announced a $750,000 grant to transform the building at 10 Market Street into assisted living apartments.

Puppy's recovery continues as reward offered for abuser's arrest

AMSTERDAM – Police are still hunting for the person who left a puppy abused and paralyzed on the side of the road in Amsterdam in early April. Now a New York agency is offering a reward for information.

Amsterdam police investigate possible dog abuse

Police in Amsterdam are looking for help finding the owner of a dog, believed to be the victim of abuse. Police posted video on their Facebook page of "Princess." She was found a few weeks ago on Woodrow Road. Police say she had no use of three out of four limbs.

ValleyCats renovate Capital Region baseball fields

Four Capital Region communities are getting their baseball fields renovated Thursday. It's part of the Tri-City ValleyCats annual 4-in-24 renovation program that gives facelifts to fields in the Capital Region. This year they were in Glenmont, Colonie, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Former Amsterdam employee admits to workers' compensation scam

A former city of Amsterdam employee has pleaded guilty to scamming the workers' compensation system.

Thruway bridge collapse, 30 years later

It was 30 years ago that the Thruway bridge over the Schoharie Creek collapsed, killing 10 people.  People who were at the scene that day reflect on the tragedy.

Former WNYT reporter recalls covering Thruway bridge collapse

Former WNYT reporter Chris Brunner covered the Thruway bridge collapse in 1987. He recalls the experience with NewsChannel 13 Executive Producer Jeff Wernick.

30 years later: Witnesses recall Thruway bridge collapse

Wednesday marks 30 years since the Thruway bridge collapse in Montgomery County that killed 10 people. Some of the people on the scene that day frantically waved to stop oncoming drivers from plunging over the edge of the gap.

Amsterdam fire victim identified

The victim of a deadly fire in Amsterdam on Monday has been identified. She is 24-year-old Kaycee Lander, a mother of three, who was pregnant with her fourth child.

Montgomery County dentist accused of stealing $11,000 on fake claim

A dentist from Montgomery County is under arrest, accused of stealing thousands of dollars.

Woman killed in Amsterdam fire

Family members tell us a pregnant mother of three was unable to escape the flames Monday afternoon.

Literally living on the edge in Amsterdam

Several properties have been condemned, at least one has been ordered evacuated after a retaining wall gave way, causing a landslide on Forbes Street in Amsterdam.

Suspect arrested in Montgomery County hardware store larcenies

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a suspect in a string of larcenies at Ace Hardware in Palatine Bridge.

Elderly brothers escape Montgomery County fire

Two elderly brothers escaped a fire early Tuesday morning in Montgomery County. By the time firefighters arrived, cold temperatures and winds worked against them.

Chainsaw, tool thief identified in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says it has identified a suspect in a string of larcenies at the Ace Hardware in Palatine Bridge.

Fire ravages historic Fultonville church; crews now demolishing remaining structure

Firefighters in Montgomery County had to battle the blizzard, in addition to the flames, when they were called to the Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church. However, the nearly 170-year-old building was destroyed.

Montgomery County neighbors help farmer

A farmer in Montgomery County was hit hard by the recent weather, when strong winds took down a new barn he was building. It was a big loss to the small family farm, but neighbors are doing what they can to help.

Police: Murder suspects had a score to settle

Three Amsterdam teenagers are facing murder charges, accused of gunning down 23-year old Alexander Martuscello at his home on Glen Avenue early Thursday morning. According to police, the alleged killers were looking to "settle a score."

Three people arraigned in Amsterdam homicide investigation

Three people were arraigned early Thursday evening in connection with an Amsterdam homicide.

Fort Plain orders voluntary evacuations after lessons from 2013 flood

A storm Saturday evening hit a number of cities and towns in the region particularly hard, including Fort Plain, which was devastated by flooding in the past.

Dollar General announces plans for Amsterdam distribution center

Dollar General announced a plan to build a new distribution center in Montgomery County. The center would be located in Amsterdam.

In Depth: Amsterdam sewage continues to flow

WNYT- NewsChannel 13 was the first to report the Amsterdam sewage leak, last year. In less than a month, one and a half million gallons of untreated sewage flowed into the Mohawk River. The city thought they fixed the problem but our investigation uncovered that major leak was never resolved. 

Many left town hall wanting more from Tonko

Overflow crowds came to support Rep. Tonko (20 C.D.) but wanted more specifics about what's going on in Washington D.C.

Amsterdam woman charged after hit and run

An Amsterdam woman is facing charges after a hit and run Friday night.

Fort Plain PD fears "vigilante justice" and won't ID man charged with distributing KKK fliers

Typically when police make an arrest, the name, birth date and sometimes even address of the suspect are released publicly.  The Fort Plain Interim Police Chief won't do that in this case and cites safety concerns.  

Muslim community dialogue aims to combat stereotypes about Islam

Muslim leaders in the Capital Region are working to dispel misconceptions about their faith by holding dialogues with people of other religions and backgrounds.

Vacant Amsterdam building ordered torn down

Demolition began Wednesday at the corner of Guy Park Avenue and Wall Street. According to police, the former storefront also used to house a restaurant. It's now a hazard and was ordered to come down.

Person arrested for spreading KKK filers in Fort Plain

Police in Fort Plain say they have arrested someone for putting KKK fliers on people's windshields over the weekend.

Cuomo announces municipal consolidation and efficiency competition winners

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants local governments to consolidate and share services. He says that will help reduce the tax burden on property owners.