Calling hours set for late Schenectady public safety commissioner

Calling hours set for late Schenectady public safety commissioner

A fire that must burn throughout the community

A fire that must burn throughout the community

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Fashion designer vows Capital Region return

'Love' and 'solidarity' vigil being held in Schenectady

Schenectady man accused of stealing kids toys and clothing

Santabarbara and AARP rallying against National Grid proposed rate hike

National Grid wants to raise your electric rates by 18 percent and natural gas rates by 21 percent.

Schenectady woman admits to stealing $50k+ in welfare benefits

A Schenectady woman admits to defrauding the state welfare system. The state inspector general says 36-year-old Victoria Bell pleaded guilty on Tuesday to applying for welfare benefits, while failing to mention that she was living with her husband, who was bringing in more than $45,000 a year.

Commissioner Wayne Bennett 1946 - 2017

Schenectady Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett is being remembered as a man of "uncompromised integrity." Bennett, the former NYS Police Superintendent, died of cancer Tuesday morning. He was 71.

Nonprofit, salon gives free makeovers to women with cancer

A local salon has partnered with a national nonprofit to help make women with cancer feel beautiful.

Police: Schenectady woman drove drunk with grandson in car

A Schenectady woman was arrested after police say she was caught driving drunk with her 4-year-old grandson in the car.

Flag football benefit held for Colonie burn victim

The money raised will be used for Niko's medical bills and other assistance he might need in the future.

Summer program introduces Schenectady girls to STEM careers

General Electric, RPI and Schenectady High School are all teaming up in an effort to get more girls excited about science and technology.

Peeling New York license plates still on the roads

At least three years after the problem started, it is still not hard to find a New York license plate with a peeling problem.

Man sentenced for murdering girlfriend

A man who murdered his girlfriend in Schenectady was sentenced on Tuesday to 26 1/3 years to life in prison.

Man charged in Schenectady bank robbery

A man robbed a Schenectady bank on Monday, but police say he didn’t get too far.

Rotterdam police warn residents after burglary spree

Police say incidents occurred during the late night/early morning hours of August 4 and 5.

Wind-powered Schenectady brewery helping the environment

A new Schenectady brewery is doing its part to help the environment. This one is powered by the wind.

Glenville cop released from hospital after being shot

Glenville Police Officer Ben Ferretti was released from Albany Medical Center on Friday and is back in Glenville.

Aldi's to host job fairs in Capital Region

Aldi's is holding two job fairs on Friday.

Schenectady woman shares meaningful discovery through art

A Schenectady woman is crediting art with helping her discover who she is and now she’s hoping it will do the same for others.

Police still investigating Glenville incident

GLENVILLE -- Police in Glenville are still investigating an incident at 17 Harmon Road.

Niskayuna Basketball Star Chooses to Play at Maryland

Niskayuna basketball standout Olivia Owens will play for the University of Maryland once she finishes up her high school career.

Congressman takes aim at SAFE Act

An anti-SAFE Act sign has been hanging in front of Don Novak's Columbia County house for the past four years.

Police investigate possible drowning in Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA -- Niskayuna police are investigating a pool-side incident. Police say they were called to a home on Edison Drive Tuesday afternoon for a report of a possible drowning.

Man indicted for 2012 Schenectady arson

A man is indicted by a federal grand jury for a 2012 Schenectady arson.

Capital Region police departments participate in 'National Night Out'

National Night Out is Tuesday. Communities across the Capital Region and the country will have free events outside, so neighbors and law enforcement can get to know each other.

Cops take precautions to prevent exposure to dangerous drugs

It's a growing threat as the heroin epidemic continues to worsen. The three Schenectady officers join a Green Island officer who was exposed to fentanyl earlier this year.

Retired cop: police had to engage

What happened in Glenville last Friday night, although far from ordinary, is still considered kind of inevitable.

Three Schenectady cops fall ill after contact with drug

First responders are becoming increasingly concerned about their own safety when responding to incidents involving deadly drugs.

Strangers help out man facing backlash for vandalized car

Hutson Matthews says his car was vandalized in what he calls a hate crime. Matthews is now facing backlash from neighbors about how he handled the situation. 

Over 100 cadets graduate in Scotia

The Civil Air Patrol New York Wing Encampment graduation was held Saturday.

Wounded Glenville cop expected to return to the force

A Glenville police officer wounded by friendly fire during a fatal confrontation on Friday is expected to recover and return to the force.

Woman hit by cab in Schenectady

A 29-year-old woman was hit by a cab while crossing the street in Schenectady around 11:30 Friday morning. It happened on State Street, near Brandywine Avenue.

New Lyme screen researched locally

Blood drawn at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine is advancing research for tick borne illness.

Bike-sharing program begins in Capital Region

The program is called "CDPHP Cycle." It will be available in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs.

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.

Police involved in accident on State Street

A police SUV and a car collided in Schenectady.

Scotia business owner facing child pornography charges

Neighbors claim teenage boys flocked to the second floor apartment at Village Vacuum where, police allege, they were given beer and pot.

New library plan unveiled for Mont Pleasant neighborhood

Schenectady County is looking to turn a troubled corner in the middle of the Mont Pleasant neighborhood into a center for the community by using books.

Schenectady man admits to brutally murdering wife

A Schenectady man pleads guilty to a brutal murder. Antonio Bargallo, 69, doused his wife with gasoline, then set her on fire last March.

Landing Hotel opens in Schenectady

The new hotel is officially opening Wednesday at the casino in Schenectady.

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.

59-year-old Niskayuna woman gives birth

A new mom in Niskayuna proves age is just a number. Akosua Budu Amoako tried for nearly four decades to become pregnant. She says she and her husband, who were married 38 years ago, eventually stopped trying.

Former VP Biden makes Schenectady part of book tour

Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to the Capital Region. Biden will be at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady on November 20 as part of a book tour for "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose."

Northern Lights expected over Capital Region

The Capital Region could get a special treat Sunday night and Monday morning in the night sky, one that may not come around again for another few years.

Mariaville event raises money for Special Olympics New York

The sixth annual Run the Ridge event was held at Maple Ski Ridge on Saturday.

Schenectady County holds Summer Night celebration

Schenectady County's annual Summer Night celebration was held in downtown Schenectady on Friday.

Man caught again after escaping police custody

A Cobleskill man is locked up after police said he resisted arrest, was tasered, and then escaped from custody while in handcuffs. It took several hours and multiple agencies to capture him.

Fort Edward woman admits to brutal assault of 4-year-old stepdaughter

Marissa Bickford-Rice admitted to throwing 4-year-old Kaiden Starr-Rice to the ground, slamming her head.

Investors building 15 homes on old Luigi's site in Schenectady

Private investors are building 15 new homes on a Schenectady block where a landmark Italian restaurant once stood.

Third man arrested in Schenectady murder-for-hire plot

A third man has been arrested in a murder-for-hire plot in Schenectady.

Schenectady police: Suspect fired gun at officer

Two men are behind bars after Schenectady police say one of them fired a gun at an officer.

Schenectady City School District kicks off Summer Enrichment Program

The Schenectady City School District has kicked off a new summer pilot program for students in pre-K through 5th grade.

New Schenectady train station small part of big revitalization project

SCHENECTADY - Governor Cuomo hopes infrastructure improvements, including a new train station, can continue Schenectady’s re-birth.

Schenectady man accused of sexually abusing child

A Schenectady man is behind bars, accused of sexually abusing a child. 20-year-old Logan Burnett was arrested Saturday morning.

Fire survivor's 'Angel Network' giving back to community

An arson in May 2013 claimed the lives of a dad and his three children in Schenectady. A fourth child, 9-year-old Sa’fyre Terry, survived, but she endured burns to over 75 percent of her body.

Schenectady cracks down on litter

SCHENECTADY - If you live in Schenectady and there's litter in front of your house, or graffiti, or an unmown lawn, you might now have to pay for it.

In Depth: Arson insiders

When you hear about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, you probably think guns. However, there are highly specialized federal agents here in our area who are experts in fires.

20 people take oath of citizenship in Rotterdam

 Twenty people from 15 different countries can all call themselves Americans now.

NYC hospital shooter bought gun in Schenectady

NewsChannel 13 has learned there's a local connection to last week's deadly shooting at a hospital in New York City.

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. 

Former postal worker admits to stealing thousands in money orders

A former postal service employee admits to stealing $10,000 worth of money orders while on the job. Naisha Wiley of Schenectady pleaded guilty Thursday.  

Slidin' Dirty opens Schenectady location

A popular restaurant is opening a second store at a new location.

GE engineer has dreams of changing the world

They are often presented as victims, as submissive, passive, oppressed women. We are talking about Muslim women. However, an area woman puts all those stereotypes to shame.