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Troy engages in another budget battle

Troy engages in another budget battle


Water commissioner reassures Rensselaer residents after concerning letter

Water commissioner reassures Rensselaer residents after concerning letter


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'Gifts for Guns' buyback program expanding

Rensselaer girl surprised with 'chocolate chip' trip to Disney

Troy man arrested after Halloween gunfire

Capital Region leaders tout historic tax credit

It was originally a department store in its heyday. Then the Old Quackenbush building in Troy was a pharmacy. Over time, it was boarded up and falling apart. Until three years ago.


Grilled cheese festival held in Troy

A new tradition kicked off in the Capital Region on Saturday.


Troy rally demands justice for police involved shootings

A rally in Troy on Saturday demanded justice for two police involved shootings. A group of protesters gathered on Rensselaer Street to call for prosecution of the officers.


RPI Tetris study could provide insight into rapid decision making

A research team from RPI recently attended the Tetris World Championship in Portland, Ore. They were there to collect data from the world's best video game players. Specifically, they were tracking the player's eye movements and how they handle the game devices.


Oquendo found guilty in 2015 Troy murder of Noel Alkaramla

Johnny Oquendo has been found guilty of murder, concealment of a human corpse and strangulation in the 2015 death of his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla. The verdict comes after a trial that lasted three weeks and just three hours of deliberations.


Protest planned in Troy

A protest march is scheduled for Saturday in Troy.


Hudson River in Capital District consistently tests high for fecal bacteria in report

Some of the most consistently contaminated water in the Hudson River flows through the Capital Region, according to a new report out by environmental group Riverkeeper.  


Details announced for Troy Turkey Trot

Details were announced Wednesday for the 70th edition of the Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.


Defense begins case in Troy murder trial

The defense has begun presenting its case in the Johnny Oquendo murder trial. This, after the prosecution rested on Wednesday morning.


Police: Man too drunk to drive 3.5x over

Too drunk to drive – more than three and a half times over. That’s how Watervliet police say they found a man behind the wheel Monday evening.


Andrea Smyth concedes in Rensselaer County Executive race

 Democrat Andrea Smyth conceded on Tuesday.


New sanctuary trail opens at Vanderheyden

Vanderheyden in Rensselaer County is now home to a sanctuary trail. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday morning.


Suitcase takes center stage at Troy murder trial

A key piece of evidence was shown Tuesday in the Johnny Oquendo murder trial. Jurors got to see the suitcase that prosecutors say they found Noel Alkaramla's body in.


Suitcase center of attention at Troy murder trial

A suitcase was the center of attention at the Johnny Oquendo murder trial on Monday. However, the jury may never find out the whole story about that suitcase.


DNA technician continues testimony in Troy murder trial

Testimony resumed Monday morning in the trial of accused killer, Johnny Oquendo. Prosecutors say he murdered his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla, then stuffed her body in a suitcase before dumping it in the Hudson River.


Absentee ballots being counted in tight Rensselaer County executive race

The ballot counting continues in the Rensselaer County executives race. Absentee ballots were counted Monday in North Greenbush. More will be counted Tuesday in Troy.


One dead in crash on Route 20 in Nassau

New York State Police confirmed one person is dead after a two car crash on Route 20. 


Police: Cocaine, $14k, seized in drug bust

Troy police say they've made a drug bust and seized $14,000 in cash.


New office to help Troy residents with health, homeownership

The Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program or "TRIP" is teaming up with CDPHP to make the community healthier.


Firefighters extinguish butane tank fire

Firefighters in Rensselaer were kept busy Thursday afternoon.


Stolen car pulled from Hudson River

Rensselaer and Albany police teamed up Thursday to retrieve a car from the Hudson River.


Peak tick season hits Capital District

Mid October through Mid December is peak tick season.


From serving to woodworking, Veteran business makes flags

A group of veterans in Rensselaer County has gone from defending the flag to building it.  


CapCom donates to homeless shelter that was burglarized

CapCom is helping a homeless shelter in Rensselaer that was burglarized.


Testimony in Oquendo murder trial takes unexpected turn

Testimony took a shocking turn Thursday at the Johnny Oquendo murder trial. He is accused of killing his stepdaughter and stuffing her into a suitcase.


Troy bike plan unveiled Wednesday

A meeting was held Wednesday night in Troy to present the Troy Bicycle Connections Plan.


Rensselaer homeless burglarized, asks for community’s help

St. Pauls Center provides emergency housing for women and their children. After a recent burglary, the shelter is asking for the community’s support.


Hoosick Falls police search for alleged ATM thief

Police need your help finding a man they say stole an ATM in Hoosick Falls.


Short day of testimony in Troy murder trial

It was a short workday for jurors in the Johnny Oquendo murder trial in Troy on Wednesday.


McLaughlin declares victory but Smyth wants vote recount in Rensselaer County executive race

Republican Steve McLaughlin declared victory in the race for Rensselaer County Executive, beating Democrat Andrea Smyth. Yet, Smyth is calling for a recount in the closely contested race. Both were running to replace Kathy Jimino, who decided not to seek re-election. Jimino’s deputy lost the Republican primary.


Jurors look at key suitcase in Troy murder trial

Jurors on Monday were getting a look at the suitcase police say Noel Alkaramla’s body was found in back in 2015. Her stepdad, Johnny Oquendo, is on trial for her murder.


Capital Region barbers come together to help those in need

A group of Capital Region barbers were simply a cut above on Sunday.


North Greenbush police: Man heavily damaged his own home

North Greenbush police arrested a man for allegedly causing thousands of dollars of damage to his own home.


Troy man facing assault and burglary charges

A violent home invasion has landed a Troy man behind bars.


Schaghticoke fire turns fatal

A woman died in an early morning fire in Schaghticoke, fire officials said Saturday afternoon.


Kids honor veterans with songs and cards

A week and a day before the national holiday, students at Doane Stuart school hold a Veterans Day celebration


State court upholds Mosley murder conviction

A murder conviction in Troy has been upheld by a New York State Appellate Court.


Troy police to get 2% pay raise

The Troy City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to give city police officers a 2% pay raise, the first contract between the city the PBA in five years.


Final push for Rensselaer County Executive candidates

Both Democrat Andrea Smyth and Republican Steve McLaughlin are taking advantage of every minute that's left in what's been a contentious campaign.  And while the last four Rensselaer County Supervisors have been Republicans it's possible that dissatisfaction with national politics could trickle down to Rensselaer County.


Police investigators take stand in Troy murder trial

Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of Johnny Oquendo. He's accused of killing his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla, in Troy and stuffing her body into a suitcase. It was later found in the Hudson River.


Former ‘Cats are now World Series champs

For the second year in a row, a former Tri-City Valley Cat is named World Series Most Valuable Player as the Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers


Prosecution calls witnesses in Troy murder trial

Testimony has started in the Johnny Oquendo trial. He's accused of killing his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla, in Troy and stuffing her body into a suitcase in 2015.


Two victims recovering after Troy stabbing

Two people are recovering after a stabbing in Troy. It happened around midnight on Tuesday near 3368 6th Avenue.


Troy man admits to sexual act with child at McDonald's

A Troy man has admitted to having oral sex with a 5-year-old at a McDonald's.


Opening arguments wrap-up in Troy murder trial

Opening arguments wrapped up Tuesday in the murder trial of Johnny Oquendo. He's accused of killing his stepdaughter, stuffing her body in a suitcase and dumping her in the Hudson River.


Castleton farm lights nearly 400 carved pumpkins

Nearly 400 pumpkins were lit in Castleton on Monday evening. It was part of the "Great Pumpkin Lighting" at Swartz Dairy & Produce. Nearly 400 pumpkins were carved and placed throughout the property.


Trial begins for man accused of killing stepdaughter

The trial of the man accused of killing his stepdaughter in Troy, then stuffing her body into a suitcase, began Monday with jury selection.


Rensselaer County cleaning up after multi-hazard storm

Rensselaer County is among the areas impacted by the rain and wind storm affecting the area since Sunday.


HVCC announces new manufacturing program

Over the past five years, the Capital Region has added 3,000 new manufacturing jobs. But finding qualified candidates is difficult.


Rensselaer County D.A. testifies in officer-involved shooting investigation

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove was testifying in front of a special grand jury on Friday. The grand jury, convened by the state attorney general, is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Troy.


Police: East Greenbush woman had 20 suspensions on her license

An East Greenbush woman won’t likely be seen behind the wheel of a car anytime soon.


Preventing a KRACK attack

KRACK stands for Key Reinstallation AttACK.  It exploits a router encryption flaw and forces one-time log-ins to be re-used, giving hackers the chance to decode and steal personal information like passwords, credit card, banking information and even photos.


Treasurer of youth football league charged with grand larceny

The treasurer of a local youth football league is accused of using a team credit card to make personal purchases.


D.A. under grand jury investigation named 'Prosecutor of the Year' in separate case

A grand jury is currently investigating Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove for his handling of a police involved shooting in Troy.


Court hearing for the man accused of killing his stepdaughter in Troy

The man accused of killing his step-daughter in Troy, then stuffing her body into a suitcase, was in court on Wednesday. An evidence hearing was held to determine the use of Google Location Services in the case against Johnny Oquendo.


Troy residents concerned about series of suspicious fires

Extra investigators have been called in and more city staff is dedicated to the fires.  But the Mayor's office is being very tight lipped about the seemingly connected cases.  A spokesman claims it's for good reason.    


Two people arrested in drug bust

A major drug bust ends with two arrests. Darrell Chapman, 37, and Lacee Sousis, 20, are now charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.


Ribbon cut on new Troy fish market

A week after Troy says "no" to Bowtie Cinemas downtown, it is saying "yes" to another small business. This one is in north central Troy and they officially cut the ribbon on Monday morning.


Brunswick group holds Toys for Tots ride

The Brunswick Harley Owners Group held its annual Toys for Tots ride Sunday morning.


Troy fire severely damages unoccupied home

Flames tore through a home on 4th Ave. early Sunday morning.


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