Saratoga County Supreme Court justice issues ruling on controversial trail proposal

Saratoga County Supreme Court justice issues ruling on controversial trail proposal

Saratoga Springs likely to keep current form of government

Saratoga Springs likely to keep current form of government

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Sex offender appears at civil confinement hearing

Men re-arraigned on charges in Saratoga County murder

Corinth fire kills mother of 9, daughter

Holiday Parades this weekend in the Capital Region

The City of Schenectady will host its 49th annual Holiday Parade Saturday, Nov. 18.

Saratoga Springs man accused of stealing $13K in jewelry

Authorities say Brush stole jewelry from a client while working at their home on Echo Ridge Drive.

Man accused of trying to sell $4,800 painting stolen from art gallery

A man in Warren County is accused of trying to sell a stolen $4,800 painting.

Funeral held for fallen Saratoga County deputy

Friends and family gathered to say their final farewell to Deputy John Brown on Friday.

Woman sentenced for posing as lawyer and defrauding hundreds

The state Attorney General said Barrone defrauded more than 400 New Yorkers out of more than $23,000.


City of Mechanicville issues boil water advisory

The City of Mechanicville Water Department has issued a boil water advisory.

D.A. gets new indictment in Mechanicville murder

Two Saratoga County men already indicted on murder charges were indicted again late Thursday afternoon.

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.  

Malta man accused of smuggling cigarettes

A man from Malta has been busted, accused of smuggling illegal cigarettes into the Capital Region.

Saratoga County sheriff's deputy posthumously promoted

Sheriff Michael Zurlo made a special presentation to John Brown's family on Wednesday afternoon. He posthumously promoted the deputy sheriff to the rank of investigator.

Community voices concerns on hiking trail where people hunt

People hiking along the county-owned Louden Trail in Wilton have safety concerns.

Legal errors could mean tossing of teens' murder indictment

Nikolai Mavashev and Joseph Broscko were indicted on murder charges, but NewsChannel 13 has learned the indictment could be thrown out because of legal irregularities.

Saratoga Springs charter vote comes down to military ballots

It looks like military ballots will decide the charter question in Saratoga Springs. All of the absentee ballots have been counted, except for the military ballots.

Deputy's sudden death leaves colleagues in shock

The area law enforcement community is in mourning after the sudden death of a Saratoga County sheriff's deputy.

Saratoga Springs hires outside attorney for charter change ballot count

The Saratoga Springs City Council has hired an outside attorney to watch ballot counting on Tuesday.

Smoking blamed in deadly Clifton Park fire

Investigators have now identified the victim in Friday’s deadly Clifton Park fire.

Saratoga County deputy sheriff passes away

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one their own.

Saratoga Springs plays host to comic convention

Imaginations ran wild this weekend in Saratoga Springs.

Students take part in peace summit in Mechanicville

Students from 75 high schools across the Capital Region took part in a peace summit on Sunday.

Capital Region teen helping those less fortunate

A local teen is once again helping to make sure everyone in the community has a happy, hearty holiday season.

Class helps women fight back

Donna Palomba survived a brutal sexual assault in 1993 at her home in Waterbury, Connecticut. She was raped by John Regan, the same man who later tried to kidnap a Saratoga Springs student in 2005.

One dead in Saratoga County house fire

The Saratoga County Coroner has confirmed one person is dead after a house fire in Clifton Park.

300+ runners brave bitter cold to honor veterans

The cold and wind couldn't keep more than 300 people from toeing the line for the 10th annual Shenendehowa Veterans Day Dash. That includes NewsChannel 13's Jim Kambrich and Benita Zahn.

Peak tick season hits Capital District

Mid October through Mid December is peak tick season.

Saratoga County Sheriff holds shooter drill at Clifton Park library

Approximately 70 people took part in an active shooter drill at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Wednesday afternoon.

Saratoga Springs woman hurt in Texas church shooting thankful for support

The Saratoga Springs woman wounded in Sunday’s Texas church shooting is sharing her thoughts. Margaret McKenzie released a statement on Wednesday thanking her friends, family and the staff at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Kelly elected Saratoga Springs mayor

The new mayor of Saratoga Springs will be Democrat Meg Kelly.

Saratoga Springs woman among injured in Texas church shooting

The pain of the Texas church massacre has touched the Capital Region. A woman from Saratoga Springs was visiting her cousin in Sutherland Springs and was among those injured in the shooting. Her cousin was killed. 

Addiction experts say fentanyl seizure will save many lives

The Albany County sheriff says they just took an alarming amount of the drug fentanyl off the streets.

After Texas shooting, some prepare for the worst, others debate guns

Following the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, some people are responding by preparing for the worst case scenario, while others are debating gun control. 

Area churches discuss safety improvements following massacre in Texas

Area church leaders are shocked and saddened by the mass shooting inside a church in Texas.

Memory of fallen Marine kept alive in Clifton Park

The memory of a fallen U.S. Marine was kept alive in Clifton Park on Saturday.

Ballston Spa High School invaded by robots

Robots invaded Ballston Spa High School on Saturday with scores of teenagers behind the controls.

Police search for alleged Red Bull thief

Troopers in Saratoga and Clifton Park say they are looking for a man involved in a series of thefts from several area shopping centers. All of them involve the product Red Bull.

New York State Police seek alleged Red Bull thief

If you spot a thief with the jitters, it may be the man State Police in Saratoga County are looking for.

Man accused of having sexual contact with intellectually-disabled girl

A Saratoga County man is charged with sexual abuse. The sheriff’s department says 62-year-old Lee Steele had sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl who is intellectually disabled.

Fire department receiving grant for rescue boat launch

The Vischer Ferry Fire Department is receiving a 50,000 dollar grant for a rescue boat launch.

Why do we vote for county coroner?

When you go to the polls to vote next Tuesday, you might see a position you know little about: coroner.

Skidmore grad killed in NYC truck attack

NewsChannel 13 has learned one of the victims killed in Tuesday’s New York City truck attack graduated from Skidmore College last year.

Woman accused of hitting kids with belt for discipline

A Saratoga County woman is accused of hurting two young kids by hitting them with a belt for discipline.

Mechanicville fire remains under investigation

The cause of a fire in Mechanicville NewsChannel 13 first told you about Tuesday morning remains under investigation.

Saratoga Springs voters to decide on government change

Election Day is November 7. The most contentious race in Saratoga Springs this year centers around a proposal to change the form of government.

Code Blue controversy continues after judge's ruling

Opponents of plans for a new Code Blue shelter in Saratoga Springs are celebrating a victory. A state Supreme Court judge ruled the city should not have given the okay to build a new cold weather shelter near the homeless shelter on Walworth Street.

Fire damages Mechanicville apartment building

Fire ripped through an apartment building in Mechanicville early Tuesday morning.

Waterford woman arraigned on attempted murder charge

A Waterford woman is arraigned on an attempted murder charge.

Severe storm zaps power from thousands

There were only about 500 power outages in Schenectady County. In Albany and Saratoga counties, there were around 3,500 each.

Civil confinement sought for sex offender after 12 years in prison

Convicted sex offender John Regan will go in front of a judge on Monday.

Deputies: Ballston Spa man drove drunk into pond

Deputies in Saratoga County had to dive into freezing waters early Saturday morning after they say a drunken man drove into a pond.

Saratoga event helps gets community in Halloween spirit

Superheroes, monsters, and princesses took over downtown Saratoga on Saturday.

Republicans making push for November elections

The Saratoga Springs City Center is one of the venues playing host to Republicans making a push for county and other local races this November.

Saratoga County man accused of stealing gun from worksite

A Saratoga County man is accused of stealing a gun on the job.

State believes rapist, Saratoga Springs attempted kidnapper Regan has 'mental abnormality'

State believes rapist, attempted kidnapper John Regan suffers from 'mental abnormality.'

Area charity victimized in cyberattack

Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties says it is the victim of a cyberattack. The personal information of some 4,600 agency clients and personnel may have been exposed.

Paul Simon visits Skidmore College

Musician and songwriter Paul Simon made a stop at Skidmore College on Thursday.

Recovering addict: It's not an epidemic, it's an apocalypse

At a community forum to help educate the public on heroin and opioid abuse, Thursday night in Clifton Park, former Shenendehowa football player Jason Berben told listeners, "Heroin is not an epidemic, it's an apocalypse." Joining Berben on the panel were: a medical doctor, a DEA agent, the Saratoga County sheriff, and the mother of an opioid victim.

Award-winning film director spotlights human trafficking problem

When you think of human trafficking, you probably don't think of the Capital Region. However, authorities say it is a problem here. An award-winning director, Mary Mazzio, was in the area Thursday, showing a film that highlights the issue.

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.

Convicted kidnapper and sex offender to remain behind bars

The state Department of Corrections says they've received a court order to keep John Regan behind bars after his prison term expires on Friday.

Police: Clifton Park man killed dog, threw it in dumpster

Police say a Clifton Park man killed a dog on purpose, then threw it away in a dumpster.

Selkirk woman charged with Leandra's Law

A Selkirk woman is facing Leandra’s Law charges. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department says 39-year-old Andrea LaFave failed to yield the right of way and crashed on Ushers Road in Clifton Park Saturday evening.