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New Thruway rest stop boosts local businesses

A new Living History Rest Area on the Thruway in the Mohawk Valley promotes local farms and businesses, and also provides training and employment for people with disabilities.


Road closures in Amsterdam starting Monday morning

The City of Amsterdam has announced some road closures starting Monday morning.


Montgomery County cooling stations

With the mercury rising, Montgomery County is reminding residents about several cooling stations. They include the Horace Inman Center in Amsterdam, the Canajoharie library and the Fort Plain Senior Center.


Four arrested in Amsterdam heroin raid

Four people in Amsterdam are under arrest following a months-long investigation into heroin sales in the city. Police arrested Patrick Ramirez, Elizabeth Carbonell, Israel Martell-Casiano and Eric Overbaugh during an early morning raid at 24 John Street.


Men charged with torching Duanesburg trucks

Two men have been arrested and are facing multiple charges after police say they threatened a man at gunpoint and torched two trucks in Duanesburg on Monday night.


Florida woman admits taking late father's NY pension

New York authorities say a Florida woman has admitted stealing more than $148,000 in pension benefits paid to her father after he died in March 2010.


Police: Fire that destroyed 3 homes caused by boy, fireworks

A fire that destroyed three homes in Amsterdam was started by a 10-year-old boy playing with fireworks. The police department made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.


Former Beech Nut plant gets architectural eyes

Local and state officials toured the former Beech Nut factory in Canajoharie with a member of the American Architectural Foundation in Washington, DC.


Three sentenced in tax fraud scheme

Three people were sentenced for conspiring to defraud the United States and filing fraudulent tax returns.


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.  


Advocates: testing drinking water in schools a must

With the legislative session winding down, there's a strong push on at the capitol to providing funding and mandate the testing of drinking water at all schools across New York.  


Montgomery County woman charged with animal neglect

A Montgomery County woman faces animal neglect charges. The sheriff’s department says Anne-Marie Arnold failed to give proper medical care to a horse with a swollen and wounded leg.

Anne-Marie Arnold

Push to pass Kirby and Quigley's Law set for Thursday

The owner of two dogs murdered during a robbery will be at the State Capitol on Thursday urging the Assembly to pass a bill in her dogs' honor. Kirby and Quigley were shot when someone broke into a home in the Town of Florida in Montgomery County. Whoever did it still hasn’t been caught.


Amsterdam Fire Department battles fire on Elizabeth Street

Five people in Amsterdam are being helped by the American Red Cross after a fire broke out at 34 Elizabeth Street. The Amsterdam Fire Department says they were called to the two story house around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.


Amsterdam man admits to role in deadly DWI crash

An Amsterdam man faces six to 18 years in state prison following a crash that killed a teenage girl, her mother and grandmother. Joseph Duffy pleaded guilty in Schenectady County Court to three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Joseph Duffy

Amsterdam police arrest graffiti suspect

Amsterdam police say an 18-year-old is to blame for some of the graffiti that's been sprayed around the city in recent weeks.


Locally-known race car driver arrested for pot possession

He’s known for racing cars. Now, John Michael Sowle is learning the real rules of the road. Police say they caught him driving while high on State 30A in Glen.

John Michael Sowle

Montgomery County man charged with shooting bull

A Montgomery County man is accused of shooting a Hereford bull. Robert Rusnica has been arraigned in Mohawk Town Court.


Fort Johnson woman charged with promoting prison contraband

A Fort Johnson woman is under arrest, accused of promoting prison contraband in the second degree.

Christina Facci-Brahler

Lead found in water supplies of three Amsterdam schools

Lead has been found in another local school district; this time in Amsterdam. The school district says tests show elevated levels of lead in water samples at Barkley, Marie Curie and Tecler Elementary Schools.


Police: Amsterdam death was caused by medical problem

It turns out what police thought was a fatal shooting in Amsterdam was actually a medical problem. Police now say William Kelleher, 66, suffered a pulmonary aneurysm around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. He couldn’t speak or hear and fired his weapon to get attention for help. Police say the bullets did not hit anything.


Amsterdam shooting under investigation

Amsterdam police are investigating a shooting. They say a person was found dead from a gunshot wound on Garden Street around 5:30 Tuesday evening.

Police respond to the scene of a shooting on Garden Street in Amsterdam, Tuesday evening.

Man admits to trafficking cocaine

A Montgomery County man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine. Police say Matthew Clark picked up a package that contained a DVD player with 571 grams of cocaine stuffed inside.


"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.


Dog killings inspire fight for felony animal abuse laws

The Senate already approved “Kirby and Quigley’s Law,” which was proposed after two dogs were shot in the Town of Florida, Montgomery County, during what appears to be a robbery. Now leaders are urging the Assembly to do the same. The law would make it a felony punishable by two years in prison and a $5,000 fine if animals are killed or injured during the commission of another crime.


Sawyer returning to 'The Voice' to preview new album

Local singing sensation Sawyer Fredericks is performing on "The Voice" Tuesday evening. His upcoming album "A Good Storm," goes on sale May 13. He spoke with NewsChannel 13's Jim Kambrich before the appearance.


Women transform home cooking with delivery business

Are you an empty nester, a senior citizen, or a person who's always on the go? If so, two area women would love to cook for you.


Lockout ordered at Amsterdam schools

All schools in Greater Amsterdam School District were placed on ‎lockout Friday due to a possible threat. Students could travel in the building, but no one from the outside was allowed in. Dismissal was expected to continue as normal. However, all after-school activities at the high school were cancelled.


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.
 


Amsterdam man facing child pornography charges

An Amsterdam man is facing child pornography charges. Police say Brad Miller, 28, had several pornographic photos and videos of underage children, in his home at 1 McClellan Avenue.

Brad Miller, 28, is facing child pornography charges.

Temporary homes found for neglected Montgomery County animals

Temporary homes have been found for eight horses and three cows in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the animals were living in unsafe and deplorable conditions.


Albany man accused of lewd acts in Montgomery County

An Albany man is under arrest, accused of committing illegal acts at two stores in Montgomery County. State police say Alberto Lugo-Vargas, 45, was caught on camera committing lewd sexual acts on himself in Kohl's and Target in Amsterdam.


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. 


Public hearing to look at extending Erie Canalway Trail

A public hearing on extending a popular bike path will be held Wednesday night in Amsterdam.


'Voice' champ Sawyer Fredericks going on tour

Our hometown “Voice” champion, Sawyer Fredericks, is hitting the road. The Montgomery County teen is going on tour.

Sawyer Fredericks

Amsterdam man arraigned in girlfriend's murder

An Amsterdam man was arraigned Wednesday on second-degree murder charges in the death of his girlfriend. Michael Norwood, 39, is back in jail without bail.


Victim of deadly Amsterdam assault identified

Amsterdam police have identified the victim of a deadly assault. They say Beth Ann Logan, 30, died from severe head injuries allegedly caused by her boyfriend, Michael Donyell Norwood, 39.


Amsterdam assault victim dies of injuries

The victim of an assault in Amsterdam has died. The 30-year-old woman suffered serious injuries last Tuesday at the hands of her boyfriend, according to police. Michael Donyell Norwood, 39, is accused of causing severe head injuries to his girlfriend in front of her children.


Amsterdam convenience store robbed

A convenience store in Amsterdam was robbed Wednesday evening. According to police, two masked men walked into Mini Mart Convenience Store at Guy Park Avenue and Wall Street just before 10 p.m., then one punched the clerk while the other grabbed cash and cigarettes.


Amsterdam police search for assault suspect

Amsterdam police are looking for man they say hurt his girlfriend so badly that she needed emergency surgery. Michael Donyell Norwood, 39, is wanted for assault and child endangerment.

Michael Donyell Norwood, 39, is wanted in connection with a stabbing in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam police seize large quantity of heroin

Police in Amsterdam have grabbed a large quantity of heroin. They say it was packaged and ready for sale.


Fatal Amsterdam fire remains under investigation

Fire investigators are still trying to find out what sparked a fire that killed a man in Amsterdam. The fire broke out at 185 Waite Road around 1 a.m. Sunday.


Canajoharie man dies in crash

An 88-year-old man is dead after a crash in Montgomery County. State police say Barton Vanwie, 88, was traveling east on State Route 5S in Glen Friday afternoon, when he drifted into the opposite lane and hit a car driven by Ralph Friers, 67.


Residents advised against outdoor burning in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort is advising residents against outdoor burning right now.


Montgomery County Sheriff's Dept. investigates fatal Amsterdam fire

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fire at 185 Waite Rd. in Amsterdam. 


Authorities investigate new leads in Montgomery County dog murders

Authorities in Montgomery County say they're following a new lead in the case of two dogs shot to death last month but still no arrests.


Residents near Montgomery County creek get overnight scare

A Red Cross shelter was set up in Montgomery County overnight to help people affected by the heavy rains. Some residents got a scare overnight when they were told they might need to evacuate after the Otsquago Creek nearly overran its banks.


Flooding hits Capital Region communities

Heavy rain has caused flooding problems around the Capital Region. The Montgomery County Emergency Management Office says it's monitoring a few different areas, including the Canajoharie and Otsquago creeks.


Boil water advisory in effect for part of Amsterdam

A boil water advisory is in effect for part of Amsterdam. It’s routine procedure as crews replace a water valve on Van Dyke Avenue.


Police: Man stole 5 guns from ex-girlfriend's car

A Montgomery County man is under arrest, accused of stealing nearly half a dozen guns and his ex-girlfriend's car. Sheriff's deputies say Matthew Szewczak broke into a home in the town of Florida and stole five handguns.

Matthew Szewczak

$5,000 reward offered for capture of dog killers

While Curtis Lumber is offering a $5,000 reward to collar dog killers in Montgomery County, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco is offering legislative immortality.


Dogs shot during Montgomery County burglary

Montgomery County sheriff's investigators say a burglary turned deadly in the town of Florida Wednesday night when the suspec


Dollar General cancels plans for Wilton distribution center

Dollar General was expected to build a 750,000-square-foot distribution center off Northway Exit 16 in Wilton. Now they've decided not to locate there.


Amsterdam parents charged after fight at high school

Police say a fight between two students ended with both of their parents fighting each other.


Pair faces robbery charges in Fulton County

Two robbery suspects have been arrested in Fulton County. Police say Stephanie Seeley, 32, and Nicole Hilts, 29, tried to rob Jan’s Deli, and another store just outside Gloversville city limits on Jan. 22.


WWII vet reflects on journey to 100th birthday

Born January 29, 1916 during the Woodrow Wilson Administration, Carlie Rider was the sixth of eight children growing up in a mill town. When World War II broke out, he proudly enlisted the Army.


Police: Crime spree replaced iPads with ceramic tiles

State police say four local men and women are to blame for a crime spree that stretched from Albany to Rochester.


New York to create 'clubhouses' for teens in recovery

New York state is creating new spaces called "clubhouses" to give teens and young adults struggling with substance abuse problems a safe place to continue their recovery.


Amsterdam fire displaces one

A fire in Amsterdam Monday morning forced one person out of their home. Flames broke out in an apartment building on 327 Division Street around midnight.


Auriesville Shrine's future in question

Earlier this month, the Society of Jesuits ceased operations at the Auriesville Shrine. Self-guided tours and prayer will be allowed come spring but there are no scheduled masses or religious services and the gift shop and cafeteria are closed indefinitely.


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