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New Lyme screen researched locally

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Troy offering open houses for foreclosed properties

Troy boy hopes lemonade stand will help officers

$22 million plan for Troy cinema draws mixed reactions

A proposed movie theater project at 1 Monument Square in downtown Troy is both celebrated and criticized by residents and business owners. 


DEC on $20 million Vermont Saint-Gobain water line deal

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says if his department needs to extend a water line from a clean water source to Hoosick Falls, he will take Saint-Gobain to court to pay for it.


New charges for aide arrested in sexual abuse investigation

State police are now charging an aide already at the center of a sexual abuse investigation. Justin Hope, 32, of Albany is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with someone from Vanderheyden Hall, who has special needs.


Health advisory issued for fish from contaminated waters

State health officials are advising people not to eat fish caught in several waterways in Rensselaer County and around Newburgh after elevated levels of industrial chemicals were found in the fish.


Re-arrested Green Island sex offender active on Facebook

In the month between prison and his second arrest, William Goodman was incredibly active on social media, creating not one but two Facebook accounts.  Both the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and local police tell NewsChannel 13 it's out of their hands. 


National Grid holding public hearings on proposed price increases

National Grid wants to raise the energy bills of the average customer by $17 a month starting next April. The Britain-based utility company is going through public comment process with the state Public Service Commission.


Residents warned of fish in Hoosick pond

The state is asking people not to eat fish from a pond in the town of Hoosick. Results of a study requested by residents reveal elevated levels of PFC chemicals in Thayer's Pond.


More local sewage discharged into area rivers

More local sewage has been discharged into area rivers.


Rensselaer man charged with boating while intoxicated

A Rensselaer man has been charged with boating while intoxicated on the Hudson River in Glenmont.


Troy police make arrest in connection to fatal stabbing

Troy police arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing in the city.


Man identified in chase that ended in Hudson River

Troy police have released the name of the man involved in a chase ending in the Hudson River. Vernon Cheatham, 33, is facing a number of charges.


Vandenburgh sentenced for killing Troy official

Joseph Vandenburgh was sentenced to 25 years to life on Friday for the 2015 murder of Troy Operations Manager Bill Chamberlain.


Sources: Motorcyclist injured in Troy hit and run is a retired Troy police officer

Sources tell NewsChannel 13 the motorcyclist seriously injured in a hit and run in Troy Thursday night is a retired Troy Police officer. We’re told he has serious injuries, but is expected to survive. Troy Police say at last update the motorcyclist was in critical condition.


Troy police: Mae-Ling Murder Case continues to haunt us

On the 28th anniversary of the murder of 9-year old Mae-Ling White, Troy Police continue their resolve to bring her killer to justice.


EPA hears calls for more PCB cleanup at public hearing

The EPA's latest projection is some people will be able to safely eat fish caught in the Hudson River regularly in 55 years. 


Road closures continue as repairs to 100-year-old water pipe are made

Repairs and road closures continue on a 100-year-old water pipe that broke in Troy last winter.


Out-of-state E-ZPass users charged more

Below the new E-Z Pass reading scanners along the Mass Pike, are new signs making it very obvious Massachusetts is charging the rest of E-Z Pass-using America more.


Troy mayor: City 'vigorously' investigating suspicious fires

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden says his city is "vigorously" investigating a wave of suspicious fires in his city. Right now, they’re all being looked at as possible arsons.


Troy police investigate Sixth Avenue fire

Troy police and fire crews are investigating a fire at 61 Sixth Avenue.


Wave of suspicious Troy fires has residents concerned

Fire erupted inside a vacant home in Troy and authorities say it appears to have been deliberately set. The fire on Second Avenue early Monday morning was at least the fifth suspicious fire in the city within the last month.


Rensselaer County pet store defends itself from viral Facebook post's accusations

A viral Facebook post is once again targeting a local business, this time accusing a local pet store of keeping animals in deplorable conditions. But the store’s owner says the post is blatantly false, and that she has been getting threats over it.


Troy stabbing victim dies

A man stabbed in Troy last week has died. Police say 46-year-old Leonard Ellis died at Albany Medical Center.


Firefighters respond to vacant building fire in Troy

A fire broke out inside a vacant building in Troy.


10th annual Troy Pig Out underway

If you're a fan of barbecue, the Collar City is the place to be on Saturday. The tenth annual Troy Pig Out is underway.


Albany man arrested in Troy shooting

Police make an arrest in one of two recent shootings in north central Troy.


Bow Tie Cinemas seeks tax breaks for proposed Troy movie theater

Bow Tie Cinemas has been asking for tax breaks from cash-strapped Troy to build a $22 million movie theater in the vacant lot where City Hall used to stand.


Two teens accused of vandalizing Hoosick Falls ball fields

Two teenagers are under arrest, accused of vandalizing the town ball fields in Hoosick Falls.  A 16-year-old from the village and a 17-year-old from Troy are facing charges.


Former teaching aide charged with obscenity, child endangerment

A former teaching aide at Vanderheyden is facing charges. Police say Randy Lee Watson, 32, showed a naked photo of himself to a student in fall 2016 and another student earlier this year.


Rensselaer County joining opioid lawsuit

The Rensselaer County legislature is joining in with Albany County in suing the companies that make opioids. The legislature voted unanimously on Tuesday.


Nelson Mandela's grandson to speak at RPI

A grandson of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela will speak at RPI in September. Ndaba Mandela, the chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation, is continuing the legacy of his grandfather. 


Higher cases of tick-borne anaplasmosis found in Columbia, Greene Counties

Cases of the tick-borne illness, anaplasmosis, are increasing in Columbia and Greene Counties. NewsChannel 13 reported a significant increase in the number of cases of anaplasmosis in Rensselaer County on Friday.


More untreated sewage flows into Hudson River

Another day and more sewage flows into the Hudson River.


Hoosick Falls youth field vandalized after flooding is cleared

An inspiring story turns into disappointment. After volunteers worked hours and hours last week to get Hoosick Falls' flooded ball fields ready for a youth tournament, they were vandalized.


Troy police investigate another suspicious fire

Troy police are investigating another suspicious fire.


Troy police investigate shooting

Troy police say they are investigating a shooting in the area of Sixth Avenue and Glen Avenue.


Fahy: sewage overflow disturbing, frustrating

Albany Assemblywoman Pat Fahy calls raw sewage overflows into the Hudson River "disturbing and frustrating."


Untreated sewage flows into Hudson River

If you were in the Hudson River on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated sewage might have been floating right along with you.


Police: Pittstown man crashed car while drunk

A Pittstown man was arrested after State Police say he crashed his car while driving drunk.


State Police make 12 arrests after Countryfest

State Police made twelve arrests after CountryFest on Saturday.


Rain disrupts baseball tournament in Hoosick Falls

More rain drops and an angry sky were the last things Little League players, coaches and parents wanted to see on Saturday.


Cases of tick-borne anaplasmosis grow in Rensselaer County

As NewsChannel 13 has been reporting, this summer was expected to be a bad one for tick-borne diseases and now we're seeing proof of that. Cases of anaplasmosis are growing in Rensselaer County, with eight reported on Friday morning alone, prompting the county to issue an alert to residents.


Hoosick Falls still recovering after flood

The mayor of Hoosick Falls has extended the state of emergency for a small area around Winding Brook. But the state of emergency has been lifted in other areas hit by last weekend's flooding.


Investigation underway after Troy home invasion

Police are investigating a home burglary that took place Wednesday evening.


Girlfriend of Troy murder victim dies of suicide

The girlfriend of a woman brutally murdered in Troy in 2015 has committed suicide.


Motorcycles crashes on Rensselaer County road

WEST SAND LAKE - A motorcycle accident shut down part of Route 43 early Wednesday afternoon.


Many policy-holders out of luck in Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK FALLS -- Crews are working on filling in the holes in Spring Street and hauling away the junk that washed up there after Saturday's storm.

As they worked, the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services had staff there assessing the damage.

The state is trying to hit a magic number to qualify for federal flood money from FEMA. They must find $27.7 million of damage from this storm to public infrastructure statewide.

Hoosick Falls will be included with other parts in the state. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and other state leaders were in Whitesboro Wednesday. It was also hit hard by the storm.

The state had another agency at the Armory in Hoosick Falls. Geoff Morse from The Division of Financial Services gave people advice on how to file claims with their insurance company.

"It definitely is emotional. Certainly, you like to be empathetic and listen to the people. It's always hard to give bad news if it's not covered by the homeowners of course," said Morse, Consumer Assistance Unit Bureau Chief.

Most homeowner insurance policies don't cover flooding. Wednesday afternoon, 18 had seen Morse, he said only two had flood insurance.

Even if your insurance doesn't cover the damage, Morse recommends taking pictures of what you lost and keeping records in case relief money ever does come in.

That's what Jean McCart is doing. She had her furnished basement destroyed in the flood, she showed up to hear her homeowner insurance probably won't cover the damages.

"That's a shame, but we've got to play with the rules we've got," said McCart.

Workers from the Department of Financial Services will be in Hoosick Falls at the Armory from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. You can also call DFS at (800) 342-3736.
 


Authorities investigate fatal accident in Hoosick Falls

An investigation is underway involving a tractor accident in Rensselaer County.


Troy fire being investigated as arson

TROY – A fire in North Troy early Wednesday morning is now being investigated as an arson. The fire tore through an abandoned building and into the back of a local grocery store. Firefighters fought for several hours to keep it from doing even more damage.


Hoosac School main road destroyed in flood

Much of the road into the Hoosac School's main campus crumbed and washed away during Saturday's heavy storms. 5.2 inches of rain fell that day, causing the normally calm Tibbits Pond to crest the road atop the dam.


Flooding destroys property, businesses in Hoosick Falls

Hoosick Falls is one of a number of communities in Rensselaer County that is picking up the pieces following torrential rains and flash flooding over the weekend. 


Elected leaders tour Hoosick Falls flood damage

HOOSICK FALLS - Elected officials took a tour of flood damage in Hoosick Falls on Monday afternoon.


Little league volunteers cleaning up 'Field of Streams'

HOOSICK FALLS - Volunteers have been trying to restore what Mother Nature tried to destroy at Hoosick Falls Little League. The fields are soaked and they hope they can get everything fixed by this weekend for a big 15-team tournament.


Flood cleanup dampens Fourth of July holiday in Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK FALLS - They endured flooding during Hurricane Irene in 2011. In 2015, they were told not to drink their tap water because it was contaminated with a toxic chemical. Now, the people of Hoosick Falls are dealing with yet another water crisis.


Clean up efforts underway in Hoosick Falls following major flooding

Clean up efforts are underway in the Town of Hoosick and the Village of Hoosick Falls where torrential rains Saturday night caused major flooding in parts of the community. 


Hoosick Falls Little League fields buried in water

The Hoosick Falls Little League and softball fields got inundated with floodwater on Saturday.


Hoosick Falls recovering after severe flooding

For Dale and Priscilla Sachs, the brook that runs along their home in Hoosick Falls was soothing, a natural part of their oasis in the back yard. That was until Saturday when a major flash flood came through.


Families have fun with STEM in Troy

Families were having fun with STEM inside the Think-U-Bator at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity Saturday morning.


Severe storms collapse fireworks tent, several injured

Severe storms caused serious damage in the Town of Schodack Friday.


Schumer in Amsterdam to push for firefighter cancer registry

Doctors and researchers may soon be able to better track cancer incidence amongst firefighters. Senator Schumer outlined legislation that would create a national firefighter cancer registry. 


Vandenburgh found guilty of killing Troy official

A jury has found Joseph Vandenburgh guilty of stabbing Bill Chamberlain to death.


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