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Amsterdam police investigate possible dog abuse

ValleyCats renovate Capital Region baseball fields

Former Amsterdam employee admits to workers' compensation scam

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.


Fire officials investigating blaze that destroyed Fultonville church

 Fire officials in Montgomery County are investigating a fire that severely damaged a church.


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."


NY state reaches pay settlement with owners of 10 Domino's

State officials say they've reached settlements with the owners of 10 Domino's Pizza shops in New York who were accused of violating labor laws.


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.


$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 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.


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