Republicans lead in regional special election results

Republicans lead in regional special election results

More than a dozen displaced after Rensselaer fire

More than a dozen displaced after Rensselaer fire

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Pinwheel garden helps draw attention to child abuse

Special elections held for vacant Assembly seats

Special elections in Rensselaer, Schoharie counties for vacated Assembly seats

Dust devils stir up trouble

A picture perfect spring day taking a turn for the worse. Peter Annello, 17, thought he heard a low flying plane so he looked outside his bedroom window in West Sand Lake. It was about 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Frear Park Golf Course opens in Troy

Frear Park Golf Course in Troy opened Monday morning. The ceremonial first tee shot kicked off the 87th season.

Riverfront Park dedicated late Troy official

A ceremony was held at noon Saturday honoring Bill Chamberlain 

Troy holds annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event

Troy held its annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"  event Saturday to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. 

Capital Region students to participate in another gun violence walkout

Students at schools across the country and in the Capital Region will once again walk out of school on Friday. They are demanding comprehensive gun violence legislation on both the state and federal level. That includes raising the age to buy guns and improving background checks.

Backlash to Cuomo's executive order on voting rights for felons on parole

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says most inmates do not exercise the right to vote and says the same will happen with felons on parole

Prolonged cold means changes for some businesses

If you're ready for spring, you're certainly not alone. Some local businesses have had to make some changes because of this long stretch of cold weather.

Scammers posing as IRS representatives target victims on tax day

Two different versions of the scam phone calls were sent to us but both had similar messages. The alleged representatives claim the person they are calling has committed tax fraud, owes money and police officers will make arrest.

Police: Undercover operation catches man trying to meet young teen for sex in Latham

A 56-year-old man is behind bars, accused of trying to have sex with a girl he thought was 13 years old.

Suspect sought in Troy grocery store break-in

Troy police are looking for your help to figure out who broke into a grocery store to steal some cartons of cigarettes. It happened Saturday morning around 4 a.m. at Mid Town Grocery on Congress Street.

Event at North Greenbush diner celebrates organ donations

Donating the "gift of life" was the theme of an event going on in North Greenbush on Friday.

Nurse's compassion can mean the world to her patients

Judy DeLong-Broda sees people in ways many of us don't. They include people with disabilities, people with social issues or mental health issues, or people who don't have family. That means she's seen people who can easily fall through the cracks.

HVCC building new facility for training skilled workers

Ground has been broken for a new manufacturing technologies training facility at an upstate New York community college.

Man charged with hoisting hoist from Hoosick Falls

Hoosick Falls police arrested 21-year-old Cody Smith after they say he hoisted a hoist from village property.

Hoosick Falls police nab man for allegedly stealing hoist

Hoosick Falls police arrested 21-year-old Cody Smith after they say he hoisted a hoist from village property.

Four Capital Region little league fields to be renovated

Four youth ball fields in the Capital Region will be fixed up on Wednesday as part of the Tri-City ValleyCats annual "4 in 24" program.

City of Troy to upgrade downtown parking systems

People who spend time in downtown Troy will soon see some changes to the way they park. Mayor Patrick Madden's office unveiled plans to upgrade the pay to park kiosks and add additional designated spaces for visitors.

Fundraiser held for Rensselaer families struck by tragedy

The Rensselaer community continues to come together for two families hit by tragedy.

Troy man allegedly stole from terminally ill man

A Troy man is behind bars after allegedly stealing from a terminally ill man he had been hired to help.

Trio accused of passing counterfeit cash in Rensselaer

Three people are accused of passing counterfeit bills in Rensselaer.

Vanderheyden employee accused of having sexual contact with resident

An employee at Vanderheyden group homes is accused of having sexual contact with a resident.

'Dollar Tree Bandit' pleads guilty to robbery

A man known as the "Dollar Tree Bandit," has pleaded guilty to robbing two stores.

Rensselaer County pizza landmark opens for 60th season

Despite the snow, spring has officially arrived in the Capital Region - as evidenced by the opening of Kay's Pizza. The landmark pizza joint on Burden Lake opened its doors on Monday for its 60th season.

Fire damages Brunswick home

A fire is under investigation in Brunswick. The fire started at a home on Frear Park Drive on Monday.

Lansingburgh couple charged in connection with child sex abuse case

A Troy man is accused of sexually abusing two children.  His wife is charged with helping him.

Snow postpones Yankees' home opener disappointing local fans

Bus trip to opening day for the New York Yankees make a run home after the games are snowed out so they don't see any home runs

Trout season starts in New York

Where the Hoosic River flows through eastern Rensselaer County in springtime, the scenery is evocative of Robert Frost's words on a Norman Rockwell canvas. It's serene, it's breathtaking, and for avid fishermen it's not just alluring, it's nourishment to their soul.

Crews battle blaze in Valley Falls

Firefighters battled flames at a building in Rensselaer County on Sunday afternoon.

Final fish fry of the Lenten Season

Today marks Good Friday, which means for many places, tonight was the final fish fry dinner of the Lenten Season.

Telephone pole catches fire in Hoosick

Firefighters in Hoosick Falls had to put out a fire that was several feet in the air early Friday morning.

Nassau crash sends truck airborne

A crash Wednesday morning in Nassau saw a truck go airborne. It happened after 9 a.m. on Route 20, near Lyons Lake Road.

Preventing substance abuse in Schodack

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids are the main driver of drug overdose deaths.
The only way to combat the issue, officials say, is a combination of improving opioid prescribing, raising awareness and finally, improving access to treatment.

Gov. Cuomo announces $81 million in funding for statewide redevelopment projects

Governor Cuomo announced $81 million in funding Monday for projects statewide. 

New coach, upgraded field on the way at La Salle Institute

Some big changes are on the way for the sports program at La Salle Institute in Troy.

RPI adds new 'data dexterity' requirement

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be requiring all of its students to be able to use diverse datasets to solve complex problems.

Shrubbery? Waterfalls? Springing into the Garden

31st Annual Capital District Garden & Flower Show runs all weekend at HVCC and gives us a taste and smell of spring. The theme is "Wonders of Spring."

Rensselaer County woman charged with DWI after hitting snowbank

A Rensselaer County woman is arrested, accused of driving drunk and hitting a snowbank. Lynn St. John, 58, is charged with felony DWI.

DWI decreases significantly in Rensselaer and Albany Counties

Proposed tax to Uber, Lyft could deter users and reverse DWI trend.

Troy police search for driver in multi-car crash

NewsChannel 13 has exclusive footage of a multi-car crash in North Troy. It happened on Second Avenue just after 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

Troy school resource officers are trained in active shooter response

One day after a school resource officer in Maryland stopped the rampage inside a high school there, Troy police are reiterating the need for those officers to keep local students safe.      

Seasonal business ready for spring even if Mother Nature isn't

It sure doesn't feel much like spring in the Capital Region. While the calendar and Mother Nature are at odds, local businesses are ready either way. A lot of the people NewsChannel 13 spoke with say they are ready for the warmer weather.

East Greenbush club really one for the birds

Although it is spring, we all know it doesn't feel like it outside. Regardless, the Bird Watching Club at Columbia High School is glad it's finally here.

Community fundraiser held for grieving Rensselaer families

Two tragedies hit the Rensselaer community hard the past couple of weeks – a deadly fire and a young woman found dead in the Hudson River.

Riverfront Park to be dedicated to late Troy official

The city of Troy is dedicating Riverfront Park in the memory of Bill Chamberlain, the city's longtime director of operations.

Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics competition underway at RPI

The fifth annual Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics competition is underway at RPI.

RPI hosting robotics competition this weekend

Hundreds of students are getting ready to take part in a unique competition at RPI this weekend.

Troy police hold active shooter drill at high school

Troy police and school officials staged an active shooter drill at the high school on Friday morning. It was actually about eight months in the making, but last month's shooting in Parkland, Florida added to the sensitivity and seriousness of it.

Deadly Rensselaer fire deemed accidental

Investigators say the deadly fire on Mann Avenue in Rensselaer last weekend may have been caused by an electrical issue and was accidental.

Walkout hits close to home at East Greenbush school

EAST GREENBUSH - Students across the country holding walkouts are remembering the victims and demanding action on gun control.

Castleton man charged with sexually abusing child

A Castleton man is charged with sexually abusing a child.

Police: No foul play in Rensselaer woman's death

Police now say there are no signs of foul play in the death of Brianna Beebe.

Community in Rensselaer mourns family members killed in fire

Friends and neighbors gathered Sunday night outside the home for a vigil honoring the victims.

Troy man gets 27 years to life in prison for brutally murdering stepdaughter

Johnny Qquendo was sentenced to 27 years to life behind bars on Monday. That's the maximum. He's the man who murdered his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla, in Troy back in 2015.

Rensselaer community mourns fire victims

A community in Rensselaer continues to mourn after an early morning fire on Sunday that killed two adults and a child.

Two adults, one child die in Rensselaer fire

Two adults and one child died in an early Sunday morning fire in Rensselaer.

Troy Police Union Says City Needs to Fix Broken Equipment Before Adding More Cameras

The Troy PBA says it's time the city starts worrying first about fixing the broken equipment they already have before installing additional cameras.

RPI hockey assistant coach recovering after accident

RPI men's hockey assistant coach Nolan Graham is recovering after a serious accident on Tuesday evening. Graham was walking out of Rite-Aid with his 7-year-old nephew and was struck by a vehicle.

Missing Rensselaer woman found in Hudson River

The body of a missing Rensselaer woman was found in the Hudson River on Saturday morning.

CCHS gets special delivery from Library of Congress

Catholic Central High School in Troy got a special delivery from the Library of Congress on Friday.

Troy couple arrested on narcotics related charges

Alexander Wilson and Shaina Devarie are locked up at the Albany County Jail after police say they caught the pair in Albany in a traffic stop that netted drugs and thousands in cash.