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Muslim community dialogue aims to combat stereotypes about Islam

Vacant Amsterdam building ordered torn down

Person arrested for spreading KKK filers in Fort Plain

$650K federal grant for at-risk youths in Mohawk Valley

 A pilot program in the Mohawk Valley aimed at helping at-risk youths avoid criminal trouble is getting $650,000 in federal funding.

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.

KKK recruitment underway in Fort Plain

Fort Plain Police are hoping to unmask the people who are leaving recruitment leaflets for the Ku Klux Klan on car windshields in their community, mindful that there's likely nothing they can do to stop it.

Utility gives grant for demolition of Beech-Nut plant

 Demolition at a former baby food plant in upstate New York is one step closer to a start date.


Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigating burglary

The Montgomery County Sheriffs Department investigating a burglary. They say the thief posed as an employee of an electric company. They say the man knocked on the homeowners door around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Car goes airborne in Montgomery County police chase

A police chase in Montgomery County ends with the car going airborne. Troopers tried to stop the BMW on Route 5 Wednesday for failing to signal.

Canajoharie police: sex offender gave elementary students 'I love you' notes

Some parents in Canajoharie are feeling uneasy about their children's safety after a registered sex offender was allowed into east hill elementary.

Parents concerned over visitor at Canajoharie school cafeteria

Parents in the Canajoharie School District got a letter from the superintendent on Thursday. It addressed concerns over a visitor to East Hill Elementary School Wednesday. Police later advised school officials the man was a Level 2 sex offender. However, he was not alone with kids at any time.

State lawmakers push for animal cruelty bill

There is a push to get an animal cruelty law passed at the state Capitol. The bill is named after two dogs from Montgomery County that were killed in a burglary last year.

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.

Amsterdam man convicted of sexual abuse, strangulation

An Amsterdam man has been convicted of sexual abuse and strangulation against a woman. Jason Howard, 26, now faces up to seven years in prison.

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.

Amsterdam police make drug bust

A drug bust leads to three arrests in Amsterdam. Police say heroin, cocaine and around $13,000 cash were found in a car on East Main Street Tuesday. They say they found more money at 283 East Main Street they think is also connected.

Boil water advisory issued for parts of Amsterdam

A boil water advisory has been issued for parts of Amsterdam.

Sawyer Fredericks to sing national anthem at CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic

A big honor for Fultonville’s Sawyer Fredericks. He will sing the national anthem at the CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, January 18 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

30,000 gallons of raw sewage spill into Mohawk River in Amsterdam

Another day and another sewage spill in Amsterdam. An alert from the Department of Environmental Conservation says an equipment failure at the wastewater treatment plant caused more than 30,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the Mohawk River in less than an hour on Tuesday morning.

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.

Electrical issue sends more untreated sewage into Mohawk River

Sewage keeps flowing into the Mohawk River in Amsterdam. NewsChannel 13 received two alerts Wednesday morning from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

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.

Amsterdam fire leaves families homeless

Fire heavily damaged a home on 184 Church Street in Amsterdam. The fire broke out at 3:40 a.m. Monday.

Amsterdam police search for missing teen

Amsterdam police need your help finding a missing teen. Brittany Barnoski, 17, was last seen on Sunday.

Power outage causes new sewage spill in Amsterdam

Another day, another sewage spill in the city of Amsterdam. According to a state Department of Environmental Conservation alert, there was a power outage at the sewage treatment plant.

Raw sewage leaking in at least three Capital Region counties

Sewage keeps flowing into the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers across the Capital Region.

Amsterdam woman charged with prostitution

An Amsterdam woman has been charged with two counts of prostitution. Police say 32-year-old Keella Marie Weaver agreed to perform a sexual act with an undercover officer for a sum of money on Dec. 15.

Amsterdam police investigating heroin overdoses

Amsterdam police have investigated several heroin overdoses in the last few weeks.

Amsterdam couple demands solution to ongoing sewage leak

Joseph and Ellen Benanto say sewage has leaked into the Chuctanunda Creek behind their Amsterdam home on Forest Ave. for more than 20 years.

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

Amsterdam among areas getting sewage improvement funding

It took weeks before construction crews fixed a sewage leak in Amsterdam over the summer, and not before it dumped millions of gallons of waste into the Mohawk River. They had to replace old clay pipes.

Amsterdam apartment house damaged by fire

A four apartment house in Amsterdam caught fire around noon Friday. At least five people including a father and his three daughters lived at 246 Guy Park Avenue.

Amsterdam native, screen legend Douglas turns 100

A Hollywood legend from the Capital Region turns 100 years old Friday.

Amsterdam men accused of worker's compensation fraud

Four men from Amsterdam are accused of worker's compensation fraud. The state inspector general announced their arrests on Thursday.

Pearl Harbor victim honored in Amsterdam

75-years after the Pearl Harbor attack, Amsterdam residents laid a wreath in honor of hometown hero William Hasenfuss, whose remains were never found after the 1941 event.  

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.

Progress made on repairs to Amsterdam sewage leak

Progress is being made on repairing a sewage leak in Amsterdam. City Engineer Rich Miller tells NewsChannel 13 they just finished replacing a whole section of pipe under Sloan Avenue between Clark and Smith. He thinks this is where most of the sewage has been leaking since late July when they first noticed the troubles.

Source of Amsterdam sewage leak found

Amsterdam city engineers have found the latest sewage leak. It's at Sloan Ave. and Smith Ave. This is the same system that sprung a leak over the summer on Forest Ave.

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.

Raw sewage slows but doesn't stop in Amsterdam

Monday marked 26 days and counting for the raw sewage that is still spilling into the Mohawk River in Amsterdam.

3 people arrested in Amsterdam prostitution investigation

The Amsterdam Police Department has arrested three people during a prostitution investigation.  

Fort Plain man arrested for allegedly molesting 5 kids

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Fort Plain man for allegedly sexually molesting five children in Palatine.

Amsterdam issues boil water advisory

The city of Amsterdam has issued a boil water advisory for Thursday.

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.

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.

Crews still searching for sewage leak in Mohawk River

Raw sewage is still spilling into the Mohawk River and crews still can't find the leak. A Department of Environmental Conservation alert says it's spilling at a rate of 10 gallons per minute.

Three men arrested in Amsterdam following a car chase

Police say 19-year-old Demetris Jewel, and 18-year-old Cleveland Johnson allegedly broke into parked cars and stole purses Friday afternoon around 3:15pm.

Man, 29, accused of sexual relationship with girl, 16

A man is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. State police say Nathaniel Talbot, 29, met and communicated with the girl on several dating and messaging apps.

Source of Amsterdam sewage leak remains a mystery

Raw sewage has been spilling into the Mohawk River in Montgomery County for more than 700 hours and crews still can't find the leak.

Montgomery County crash kills teen

A Montgomery County teen was killed in a car crash early Tuesday morning. Police say Nakiyta Passino, 18, of Johnstown died when a car she was in failed to negotiate a curve and hit a large rock on Van Antwerp Road in Mohawk.

Amsterdam Police investigating a stabbing

The Amsterdam Police Department is investigating an assault in a parking lot off of Center Street. 

Sewage still leaking in Amsterdam months after discovery

Amsterdam replaced a pipe this summer to stop sewage from running into a tributary of the Mohawk River. But it turns out, sewage is still spilling out from the same hole in an old dam.

Sewage spill discovered in Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam has spilled sewage into a tributary of the Mohawk River. The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation reports the spill was discovered on Wednesday. It came from the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Montgomery County opens new flood proof emergency operations center

They battled flooding for years, now workers at the public safety building in Montgomery County can put their mops away, hopefully for good. The new emergency operations center is now out of the flood zone.

Tow truck driver's death highlights dangers of job

They came from all over the Capital Region and parts around the state for 51-year-old James Homkey whether they knew him or not. They went to Homkey's funeral because they know how dangerous it is working on the side of a highway.

Police: alcohol not a factor in fatal tow truck accident

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to have played a role in Monday's accident that killed a tow truck driver from Canajoharie.

Capital Region tow operators to drivers: slow down and move over

Capital Region tow truck drivers have had plenty of close calls out on the roads.  They say tragedies like the fatal accident involving a tow truck driver in Canajoharie are preventable, and that drivers need to be aware of the Move Over law.

Tow truck driver killed trying to help disabled motorist

A tragic accident on the Thruway in Montgomery County Monday morning. Police say a tow truck driver was hit and killed while trying to help a disabled car on the side of the road. It happened around 6:30 a.m. just before Exit 29 westbound.

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.