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Hoosick Falls cuts ties with law firm behind controversial settlement agreement.


Troy police investigate apparent domestic stabbing


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Pinkster celebration held in Rensselaer

Police mum on body found in Hudson River

Local students safe after Paris attack

Sage Colleges buries time capsule

Students and faculty were on hand Thursday as Sage College in Troy buried a time capsule. It is part of their centennial celebration.


New lawsuit filed in Hoosick Falls toxic water crisis

A new lawsuit aims to collect damages on behalf of a Hoosick Falls business, saying the PFOA water contamination there harmed their bottom line.


Troy's bond rating revised

Troy’s bond rating has improved.


School testing irregularities under investigation in Troy

Allegations of testing irregularities are under investigation in Troy.


Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office honors state police for 100 years of service

A special thank you from the Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office, honoring the New York State Police. The sheriff's department held a ceremony Wednesday morning in honor of the 100th anniversary of the state police.


Vermont to New York bus link moving forward

 A bus-to-rail service from Vermont's Bennington-Manchester region to the Rensselaer, New York, Amtrak station is moving ahead.


Martin Luther King Apartments to receive $10M renovation

$10 million will be spent to rehabilitate the already existing Martin Luther King Apartments.


Emma Willard report details decades of sexual misconduct, abuse

Emma Willard has released a new report that documents decades of sexual misconduct, abuse and other allegations that involve faculty and students at the Troy boarding school. 


Man gets up to 25 years in prison for deadly crash

A Rensselaer County man will spend up to 25 years behind bars for causing a deadly car crash in 2015.


Troy food pantry facing closure

Volunteers and guests packed the Mount Ida Community Food Pantry, a usual sight on Saturday mornings that might soon end.


Teen brain tumor survivor surprised with European trip

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted its 1,700th wish on Friday. The organization celebrated the milestone by sending a teenager treated for a brain tumor on a trip of a lifetime with his friends.


Save a Life Blood Drive is a success

We teamed up with the Red Cross at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, the Radisson Hotel in Colonie and the Viaport Rotterdam.


Police: Man stepped in front of train intentionally

Police in Rensselaer say the victim hit and killed by a train on Thursday stepped in front of it intentionally.


AG works to beef up case against Rensselaer County DA

A printed report indicates Rensselaer County issued a search warrant to turn over District Attorney's emails.


Police: Troy man went on spending spree with stolen credit card

State police say a Troy man went on a spending spree with a stolen credit card. They say 32-year-old Serge Delerme bought $2,500 worth of goods at the Price Chopper and Rite Aid in Brunswick.


New hardware store, new investment in Troy

A new hardware store in Lansingburgh is making some waves.  The owner is investing heavily in the neighborhood, buying a former school building and at least 22 houses within the last year.


New Jersey man pleads guilty to swindling Rensselaer man

A former mortgage broker has pleaded guilty to swindling a Capital Region man out of more than $132,000.


Justice Roberts: Partisan hostility a real danger

Appearing in Troy Tuesday afternoon, the nation's Chief Judge John Roberts said there's a real danger that the partisan hostility people see in the political branches of government could infect the judicial branch.


Mild weather a warm welcome to Capital Region golfers

Several Capital Region golf courses opened Tuesday. Superintendents and their teams of groundskeepers have been racing to get their courses ready.


Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts visiting RPI

The chief justice of the Supreme Court will be in the Capital Region on Tuesday. Chief Justice John Roberts is speaking at RPI on Tuesday afternoon. He will sit down with the school's president, Shirley Ann Jackson.  


Debate over Sanctuary City in Schenectady

Albany has not been shy about calling itself a Sanctuary City, welcoming immigrants and refugees in a march along Madison Avenue. The debate has now reached Schenectady where some residents want to publicly declare the same status but others feel it could have severe ramifications.


Troy begins 'spring cleaning' of city streets

The city of Troy is cleaning up. City Hall says spring cleaning begins Monday. That will include street cleaning and the cleanup of debris.


Breathing Lights finale and policy summit

When Breathing Lights was selected to receive a $1 million dollar grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to create public art that addressed a community problem, many wondered if the money would be best spent elsewhere. The project found that public art can draw attention to urban blight and it does have the power to create change.


Local priests hearing confessions for 24 hours straight

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and 10 local priests are hearing confessions for 24 hours straight. They started Friday morning at 9:30 at Sacred Heart Church in Troy.


Bishop to hear confessions for 24 straight hours

The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany is pulling an all-nighter.


Troy reports a $2.3 million dollar surplus in 2016

The city of Troy released a report outlining a surplus of $2.3 million dollars. However, the news has some people confused who can't understand why if there's a surplus, the city faced a property tax hike.  


Drowsy driving blamed in fiery Hoosick crash

The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Department suspects drowsy driving caused a fiery crash early Thursday morning in Hoosick.


Justice Sotomayor: Tears were unbidden

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, while in Troy on Tuesday to pick up an honorary degree from the Sage Colleges, says President Obama brought her to tears in 2009 when he called to tell her she was his nominee to the High Court.


Ben & Jerry's gives away ice cream for 'Free Cone Day'

Ben & Jerry's is saying thanks to its customers with some sweet treats. It's "Free Cone Day."


Victims of drunken drivers remembered in Troy

Victims of drunken drivers were remembered in Rensselaer County Tuesday morning. Christopher Sharpley's name was added to the memorial this year.


Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor visits Capital Region

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is in the Capital Region. She receives Albany Law School’s Kate Stoneman award Monday night and an honorary doctorate in Troy on Tuesday. 


Two winning lottery tickets worth $17,000+ each sold in Capital Region

Two more winning Take 5 tickets have been sold in the Capital Region. They are each worth $17,486. The tickets for the March 31 drawing were sold at Hannaford on Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush and Stewart’s on Sheridan Avenue in Argyle.


Troy's police move causes temporary road closures

For part of Monday and Tuesday, 6th Avenue will be closed to all traffic at the State Street intersection going north and the Broadway intersection going south from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. This is to make way for the police administration and the detective bureau to move to new offices.


96-year-old man dies in Hoosick crash

One man is dead following a crash in Hoosick. State police say a tractor-trailer collided with an SUV on Route 7 right near the Vermont border.


City of Rensselaer lifts boil water advisory

The boil water advisory issued on March 23 in city of Rensselaer has been lifted, officials announced Thursday.


Troy water main replacement project anticipated road closures

Troy water main replacement project anticipated road closures.


Former spy: destabilizing democracies typical

Ex-KGB spy and former Schaghticoke resident Jack Barsky says the Soviet Union has always tried to destabilize Western democracies. He's written a new book Deep Under Cover that tells the story of his career of espionage.


Six Troy Fire Department officers promoted

TROY - Six Troy fire department officers were promoted Friday morning.


Troy homicide victim identified as Brooklyn man

Troy police are releasing the name of Thursday’s homicide victim. He's been identified as 24-year-old Dezmon Smith of Brooklyn.


Work to begin on Lansingburgh water main replacement

It's been more than a year since that winter water main break in Lansingburgh and now the city is getting set to replace the 100-year-old line.


New shelter gives respite to homeless after hospitalization

Managing health issues can be daunting when you're homeless. To help ease that burden, a unique shelter opened this week. Run by the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, it provides shelter and services for the homeless following a 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?


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