A man pleaded guilty Friday in connection with a fire that killed four people in Schenectady. Richard Ramsey admitted he lied under oath during the investigation into the 2013 fire on Hulett Street. That fire was intentionally set.
A man who held his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint in Schenectady then stabbed himself in the chest was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Rotterdam police have identified the officer involved in Thursday’s three-car crash. He is Patrolman Dakota Aker. Police say Aker was trying to pull someone over when he collided with two other vehicles at Curry and North Westcott Roads around 3:40 p.m.
A police officer has been involved in a Rotterdam car accident. It happened around 3:40 Thursday afternoon on Curry Road near North Westcott Road.
A Rotterdam police sergeant has been cleared in the shooting death of an emotionally-disturbed Iraq war veteran.
It's Valentine's Day and that means big business for flower shops and candy shops.
Ten people have been displaced after an overnight fire in Schenectady. The fire broke out at a home on Congress Street.
Four Capital Region communities battled one another in a winner-take-all sweepstakes to land a casino license. When all was said and done, Schenectady emerged as the sweepstakes winner.
This is what a skier's and snowboarder's paradise would look like. All seven trails at Maple Ski Ridge were blanketed with a fresh coating of snow. It was still coming down on Sunday afternoon, providing the perfect backdrop as skiers came down the slopes.
Schenectady police are looking for the person or individuals who spray-painted a home with swastikas. Police say whoever is responsible could be charged with a hate crime.
Some elementary school students from Rotterdam are taking this upcoming Valentine’s Day to thank our area's veterans. Students at Jefferson Elementary School created hundreds of Valentine’s cards for local military members. They presented them to the veterans during a special ceremony on Friday.
Fire destroyed a home in Princetown on North Kelly Road on Wednesday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to build a new rail station to serve the city of Schenectady to replace a small, decrepit 44-year-old facility.
The highly anticipated Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady is open. Thousands of people from near and far turned out for the casino's opening day Wednesday.
One of the concerns when a new casino opens is the potential for gambling addiction. Problem gambling or gambling addiction includes behaviors that compromise, disrupts or damages personal, family or job pursuits.
The new Rivers Casino joins six gambling halls already operating in our region. In addition to the Saratoga Casino Hotel, you can make a daytrip from the Capital Region to either Turning Stone or Vernon Downs in Vernon, N.Y., the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, Tioga Downs in Nichols or the casino in Monticello.
An electronic sign that said the parking lot was full was the first thing many visitors saw as they arrived at the Rivers Casino. In fact, it was filled up before the casino even opened.
Gamblers weren't the only big winners in Schenectady. Nearby business were enjoying the extra boost.
The road to the Rivers Casino was lined by persistent protesters and propitious politicians. It was a journey that passed through four Capital Region communities, pitting one against the others, in a winner-take-all sweepstakes.
The lights, the tables, the machines. All brand new and hundreds lined up and marched in to see it first.
The Rivers Casino and Resort was built very quickly. In fact, it was only 370 days from groundbreaking to opening day.
Saratoga Casino Hotel says it's ready for competition from Rivers Casino in Schenectady.
A Niskayuna man is seriously hurt after he was run over by a pickup truck in Colonie. Police say 31-year-old Daniel Matus was jogging by the Mobil Mart at Troy Schenectady Road and Albany Shaker Road, when a pickup truck turning out of the Mobil Mart hit him around 11:15 Wednesday morning.
The floor of Rivers Casino is now packed with players, ready to try their hand at winning some jackpots.
A man from Rotterdam was sentenced to 75 years in state prison, for attacking his next door neighbor in her home. Craig Ackerman was found guilty in December of attempted murder, strangulation, burglary and rape.
They're getting ready in Schenectady for the grand opening of New York's newest casino. The Rivers Casino opens Wednesday at noon.
"Hamilton" is coming to Proctors in the 2018-2019 season. That was the crown jewel in a surprise announcement Monday when this season's shows were revealed.
Among the revelations at the annual Bash was that Hamilton will be a part of the 2018–2019 Broadway series at Proctors, and that 2017–2018 subscribers at both theatres will have the chance to be first in line for tickets.
Even though Rivers Casino in Schenectady doesn't open until Wednesday, one man is already getting to roll the dice. The very first number rolled at the Craps table was a hard "8." The person who rolled that didn’t win a dime, but it’s okay. He was just thrilled to be there.
Schenectady police are investigating gunfire that rang out in front of a daycare center.
A Schenectady man is accused of driving very drunk. Police say they stopped 61-year-old Ronald McDonald on Broadway Monday after he failed to the yield the right of way at a stop sign.
SCHENECTADY - Police in Schenectady have found a car stolen at gunpoint Monday morning, but they're still looking for the suspect.
Congressman Paul Tonko put the soup in Super Bowl on Sunday.
Alex Paley is a runner who has been diagnosed with glioblastoma. Usually, glioblastoma affects people over age 50. However, there are exceptions and at age 30, Paley is one of them.
Police in Niskayuna say a man robbed a bank, then hopped on a CDTA bus to get away. The robbery happened at the Trustco Bank on State Street around 2:40 Friday afternoon.
A Schenectady man is heading to prison for domestic assault in Colonie. Adam Smerznak, 33, was sentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in prison Friday.
Ronald Suriano runs Moisture Salon in downtown Schenectady, specializing in curly hair only. Suriano is not only hoping to inspire women in the Capital Region to love their curls. In March, he packs his bags and heads to Cuba.
National Grid is using a house explosion in Schenectady as an example of what not to do. The home on Paige Street exploded back in August 2014. No one was living there at the time, but natural gas was still being fed to the house.
Uber wants to be a sure bet for gamblers when the Rivers Casino opens in Schenectady next week. The ridesharing company is showing potential riders how to use its app at the casino.
A woman who escaped from Gloversville Police custody last fall has pleaded guilty in a separate case.
Two people are charged after a drug raid in Rotterdam. Police say 15.87 grams of cocaine and $1,000 cash were found at 2023 Robinwood Avenue early Wednesday morning.
In just one week, cards will be shuffling and roulette wheels spinning at Rivers Casino in Schenectady. The sometimes controversial, but undeniably transformative concept known as casino gambling will be born in this community on February 8.
If you had your car broken into last fall, police in Colonie may have some of your stolen belongings.
A Schenectady man will spend the next three years in prison for stealing thousands of dollars from the elderly. Prosecutors say Jeragh Powell and his wife, Kimberly, tricked the victims into believing they had won the lottery.
Eighty new high tech jobs are coming to Schenectady County. Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday that Environment One Corporation will expand its manufacturing operations in Niskayuna.
A Schenectady police sergeant has resigned amid an investigation into fraudulent checks. Sergeant Jonathan Moore has been suspended with pay since November.
Druthers Brewing announced Tuesday they will open up a site at Mohawk Harbor, right next to the new Rivers Casino.
Schenectady is increasing its efforts to combat the growing heroin epidemic. Officials announced the expansion of its county-wide drug unit on Sunday. The unit was created in 2015 to combat the opioid addiction issues impacting the community.
It's tax season. Before you file, you should know about thousands of dollars you could be leaving on the table through the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Police helped escort a 350,000-pound turbine through the Capital Region Friday. The 350 feet long and 20 feet wide turbine was being moved from General Electric in Schenectady to a destination in Sharon Springs.
The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady opens in less than two weeks, and they expect to use 48,000 bottles of water every month.
Michael Hawkins of Schenectady is accused of raping two women in Schenectady and Rotterdam a few years ago. He's been on the run since then, and the U.S. Marshals are asking for help after finding his YouTube channel.
At a time when some Muslims are being discriminated against and mosques are receiving threats, an Islamic center in Schenectady is experiencing the exact opposite.
Paul Mackey of Schenectady now admits he broke into cars last November in Colonie, Bethlehem and Guilderland.
It looks like a potential deal to sell the Price Chopper/Market 32 chain is off.
Police say one person was shot in the arm in Schenectady. It happened near the back doorway of 856 Union Street around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, about two blocks from Union College.
Donations have added up to more than $47,000 for the children who lost both parents in that horrific crash on I-88 Sunday night.
The timing of the snow this morning meant a messy commute for many. More than 550 closings and delays were reported as schools across the Capital Region shut down.
The Schalmont community is in mourning after a crash that took the lives of three people. It happened on I-88 Sunday night.
Someone is $31,444.50 richer today. The New York Lottery says a winning Take 5 ticket worth that amount was sold at the M & D Mini Market at 3975 Albany Street in Schenectady.