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Troy homicide victim identified as Brooklyn man

Work to begin on Lansingburgh water main replacement

New shelter gives respite to homeless after hospitalization

Police identify Troy shooting victim as Brooklyn man

A 24-year-old Brooklyn man is dead after an argument ended in gunfire Thursday morning in Troy.


Child recovering after being hit by school van in Troy

A child is recovering after being hit by a school van in Troy Wednesday morning.


Village of Hoosick Falls elects new mayor who inherits PFOA crisis

The Village of Hoosick Falls elects a new mayor who will inherit the village’s ongoing PFOA water contamination crisis. 


Hoosick Falls residents voting for new mayor

Tuesday is Election Day in Hoosick Falls. The city is choosing a new mayor to replace two-term mayor David Borge, who decided not to run again. Borge has been busy dealing with the city’s PFOA water crisis.


Fire breaks out at home in Berlin

A fire broke out in a home in Berlin.


Troy officer in court for drunken driving

A Troy police officer accused of driving drunk appears in Colonie Town Court.


Troy restaurantuer launches 'Fake Uber'

As the Uber debate rages on in upstate New York, a Troy restauranteur is taking matters into his own hands. Over the weekend, Vic Christopher launched what he is calling "Fake Uber."


Troy police officer charged with DWI

A Troy police officer is under arrest. Ofc. Kevin McKenna was charged with DWI after authorities say he crashed into a Colonie patrol car just after midnight Saturday.


Robotics competition held at RPI

It's robot madness at RPI this weekend. The campus is hosting the New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The three-day event features 36 teams of high school students.


Troy police probe overnight stabbing

Blood spatter patterns mark the spot on Congress Street where police say they were called around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning for reports of a stabbing.


Vanderheyden Hall aide accused of sexually abusing resident

An aide at Vanderheyden Hall in Rensselaer County is under arrest, accused of sexually abusing a resident in his care. The New York State Justice Center says Justin Hope brought the victim to his apartment in Guilderland and to a sporting event.


Troy residents dig out of rare snow emergency

This week's snowfall isn't the only thing that will go down in the record books. The city of Troy declared a rare snow emergency.


Rensselaer police rescue dog in danger

Rensselaer police make a daring rescue Thursday morning, for a little dog in danger. Police tell NewsChannel 13 an elderly man was walking his dog along River Chase Drive when the dog fell through the snow and down a ravine.


Rensselaer County woman admits to role in fatal DWI crash

ALBANY - A Rensselaer County woman admitted her guilt Thursday in Albany County Court in a fatal drunk driving crash that killed a Waterford woman last October.


Search warrant issued for Rensselaer County DA's cell phone

The state attorney general requested a search warrant targeting Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove, as he continues to investigate the shooting death of Edson Thevenin last year.


Snow emergency goes into effect in Troy

Troy is an old city with narrow roads. That’s why City Hall says it needs to get the cars out of the way to clear the snow.


Troy digs out from heap of snow

People in the city of Troy were digging out their cars on Wednesday morning. A snow emergency goes into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday.


Rensselaer County opens emergency operations center

Rensselaer County has opened an emergency operations center. The center is open to help coordinate any response effort or sheltering needs that may arise from the weather.


Tri-City ValleyCats to hold anthem tryouts

Do you think you have what it takes to sing the national anthem at a Tri-City ValleyCats game?


Rensselaer County housing vendor accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars

Gene Cook, 72, was hired by the county to provide low-income housing to parolees. Authorities say between September of 1999 to July last year, Cook and his wife stole over $207,000.


La Salle Institute starts Nanotechnology lessons

The La Salle Institute in Troy is thinking big about something small. The first ever class in Nanotechnology at the school is being taught. It's being done in collaboration with RPI and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.


Rensselaer man facing child pornography charges

RENSSELAER - A Rensselaer man is facing child pornography charges.


Second man sentenced for brutal 2014 Lansingburgh murder

A second man was sentenced Thursday for the brutal 2014 murders of Allen and Maria Lockrow. The Lansingburgh couple was beaten to death with a baseball bat and 2 x 4 in their mobile home.


ESPN anchor gives big donation for RPI women's hockey jerseys

The RPI Women's Hockey Team is getting support from ESPN SportsCenter Anchor John Buccigross. Just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Engineers sent out a tweet hoping to raise $2,500. They were hoping to raise money for new third, alternate jerseys for the women's hockey team.


Demolition begins of building burned out in Troy

Preparations began Wednesday morning to bring down a three-story building on 4th St. in Troy – without taking anything else down around it.


Take 5 ticket worth over $33K sold in Troy

A top prize winning Take 5 ticket worth $33,044 was sold in Troy.


Police: East Greenbush man was target shooting out his window

A man from East Greenbush is charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. Police say James Wheelings fired a rifle out the second floor window of his apartment on Ridge Road.


Assemblyman: $25 M grant reeks of pay-to-play

After a Rockland County healthcare company received a $25 million state grant, Rensselaer County Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin has asked the US Attorney and JCOPE to investigation any connection between company officials and $250,000 in campaign donations they made to Governor Cuomo.


Missing 2-year-old boy found hiding under the covers in bed

The search for a missing 2-year-old boy in Schodack was called off after he was found hiding under the covers in his bed.


Capital Region's favorite summer eats open for 2017

If you're in mood for hotdogs and burgers, a number of Capital Region summer hotspots are back open.


Man credited with saving lives in Troy fire

Seven people escaped a fire on 4th Street in Troy but the future of the building is uncertain; cause under investigation.


13 Kids Who Care: Brigid Mack

Brigid is only 13-years-old but she has worked hard to make the world a better place, especially when it comes to people with autism.


Towering wooden poles were a mystery to Troy

Seven of the 60 to 80 foot tall poles were put in Troy sidewalks.  The city council and Mayor Patrick Madden's office were not aware the poles were going to be installed.


RPI fires hockey coach Seth Appert

Seth Appert is out at RPI. The men’s hockey coach was fired on Monday after a disappointing season in the ECAC Conference with six wins, 14 losses and no ties.


Crews working to repair water main break in Troy

Troy police say crews are working to repair a water main break on Second and Madison streets.


The Snowman opens for the season in Troy

What's more perfect on this 20 degree weather day than a little ice cream? The Snowman in Troy is back open for the season.


Wounded Warriors Snowfest held in Troy

Soldiers injured in combat are being honored and having some fun in the Capital Region this weekend.


Tractor trailer spills 2,000 gallons of milk on I-90

It was a case of spilled milk in North Greenbush Friday afternoon. A tractor-trailer overturned on the Exit 8 ramp of I-90, spilling 2,000 gallons of raw milk.


Man missing in Poestenkill Gorge identified

The man believed to have fallen in the Poestenkill Gorge has been identified. In an e-mail to parishioners, the Episcopal Diocese of Albany identifies the victim as Christian Rohr.


Sage Colleges names new president

A new president has been named at The Sage Colleges. Christopher Ames, Ph.D. Begins work July 1.


Troy in talks for new nine-screen movie theater

An empty hole in downtown Troy’s landscape could soon be transformed into a multi-screen movie theater. Mayor Patrick Madden announced Wednesday that Bonacio Construction has been selected to redevelop the One Monument Square site.


Man pleads guilty in Albany County to selling, renting homes he didn't own

Zarak Ali, the man accused in a multi-county scheme to rent and sell houses that he didn't own, has now pleaded guilty in Albany County.


Troy police investigate Tuesday evening shooting

Troy police say a man was shot in the leg Tuesday evening. It happened around 6:45 p.m. at 49 Stowe Avenue.


Deal made for 2016 expenses for Petersburgh PFOA

Petersburgh agrees to deal with Taconic and get reimbursed expenses for dealing with PFOA during the calendar year 2016.


Hoosick Falls board tables offer of $1.045M

Nearly two dozen people urge the Hoosick Falls village board to table a proposal offered by companies over PFOA contamination.


Gorge search turns skyward

With waters still too turbulent, authorities launched a drone into the sky Monday afternoon, hoping to locate the body of a man who witnesses say slipped and fell into the Poestenkill Gorge Saturday afternoon.


Turbulent waters prevent search for missing man

Crews are holding off another day from searching the Poestenkill Gorge for a missing man.


Man missing after falling into Poestenkill Gorge

A man is missing after falling into the Poestenkill Gorge on Saturday, according to Troy police.


Troy holds monthly Night Out event

The city of Troy held its monthly Troy Night Out event on Friday. February's theme was Fashion Your Passion. Karen Tararache reports.


HVCC and UAlbany make credit transfers easier

Hudson Valley Community College and the University at Albany are the largest institutions of higher learning in the Capital Region. They signed a new agreement to more easily transfer credits in 34 programs on Friday.


More than 250 kids blast off on simulated space mission at MiSci

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from GlobalFoundries, more than 250 kids from local Boys and Girls Clubs got to experience MiSci in Schenectady.


Hoosick Falls Village Board postpones vote on proposed settlement agreement

The Hoosick Falls Village Board has rescheduled a vote on a proposed settlement agreement with Saint-Gobain and Honeywell International.


Troy officer honored with Congressional Badge of Bravery

A Troy police officer is honored for his bravery during a shootout with a carjacking suspect.


Hoosick Falls Village Board postpones vote on revised PFOA deal

HOOSICK FALLS - The Hoosick Falls Village Board decided Thursday to postpone a vote on a new agreement between the village, Saint-Gobain and Honeywell to Monday at 6 p.m. They say a board member is missing and they don't want to vote with an incomplete board.


Hoosick Falls Village Board to consider revised PFOA agreement

The Hoosick Falls Village Board is calling a special meeting on a new settlement with Saint-Gobain and Honeywell. The companies say they will now provide over $1 million for expenses related to PFOA contamination. The previous agreement was around $850,000.


Petersburgh's air and water still in flux but improving

New numbers out of Petersburgh show PFOA emissions from the Taconic Plastics plant are down, according to DEC.


Murder suspect arrested in Rensselaer County

A fugitive wanted in Virginia for attempted murder is captured after a chase through Rensselaer County.


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.


PFOA update being held in Petersburgh on Tuesday

State, county and local officials will update residents of Petersburgh Tuesday night on the town's PFOA contamination.


Boil water advisories lifted in North Greenbush, East Greenbush and Rensselaer

Boil water advisories have been cancelled in East and North Greenbush and the city of Rensselaer after a massive water main break on Friday.


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