Abandoned Schenectady home catches fire

Abandoned Schenectady home catches fire

Capital Region pair busted for welfare fraud

Capital Region pair busted for welfare fraud

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Man dies following Niskayuna accident

Man honored as NYSID's 'Employee of the Year'

Daughter of 1995 murder victim speaks out

Court rules in Schenectady police discipline case

New York's highest court has settled a long-running fight over who should discipline Schenectady city police officers.

Sexual assault victim finds "Me Too" movement empowering

The Me Too movement is flooding social media.  Sexual assault survivors and their advocates are hoping it will empower victims, and also bring about some much-needed change.

Schenectady motorcycle crash victim dies

A man who crashed his motorcycle in Schenectady on Monday has died. Police say 22-year-old James Fournier crashed at Cutler Street and Fifth Avenue around 5:15 Monday evening.

Glenville police headquarters to receive major upgrade

After spending more than three decades fighting crime from inside a converted movie theater, there are now big changes in store at Glenville police headquarters.

"Operation Deep Freeze" lifting off

If you thought it was cold Tuesday morning, how about the temperatures "Operation Deep Freeze" regularly face? The annual mission from the Stratton Air Base to Antarctica is underway.

22-year-old in serious condition after motorcycle crash in Schenectady

Schenectady Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that left a 22-year-old seriously injured.

Humans & pets: eternal friendship

Vale Cemetery in Schenectady is one of the first cemeteries in New York State that will allow pet owners to bury their pets with them.

Schenectady D.A.: 1995 cold case solved

Schenectady County District Attorney Bob Carney says they have solved the 1995 murder of Suzanne Nauman.

Hundreds attend annual Polish Harvest Festival in Schenectady

Hundreds came out Sunday to enjoy a Polish tradition.

109th Airlift Wing names first female commander

History was made Sunday afternoon in Scotia. A change of command ceremony was held at the Stratton Air National Guard Base for the 109th Airlift Wing. Col. Michele Kilgore is now the first woman to lead the 109th Airlift Wing.

Annual Capital Region Buddy Walk held in Schenectady

More than 100 people came out to Central Park on Saturday for the annual Capital Region Buddy Walk.

Schenectady County lowering property taxes

Schenectady County is lowering property taxes by one percent in the coming year.

Scientists to answer questions at Capital Region bars

On Oct. 12, more than 50 Capital Region scientists will set up shop at popular local establishments to answer any questions patrons may have about science.

Children's author inspires Schenectady elementary students

Some elementary school kids in Schenectady learned about writing their own books from a local children's author.

Road sign on bedroom wall blamed for Niskayuna fire

A metal replica road sign hanging on a bedroom wall caused a house fire in Niskayuna on Tuesday evening.

Niskayuna School Board backs administration on kneeling controversy

It started with former NFL player Colin Kapernick taking a stand over the treatment of minorities by taking a knee during the national anthem. That peaceful protest spread to other NFL players and has even been demonstrated by student athletes at local football games. Tonight, the Niskayuna school board publicly took a stand on decisions made by their administration.

Police: Schenectady men stole hundreds of empty cans, bottles

Two Schenectady men are accused of stealing a lot of empty cans and bottles.

Bill targets Columbus Day

An Assembly Member from Brooklyn just introduced a bill that would change Columbus Day to Indigenous People's day.

Union College mourns loss of student

Union College is mourning the loss of one of its students.

Friends reunited after 70 years before Union football game

It was a reunion 70 years in the making on Saturday. Two friends were reunited at the Union College-St. Lawrence football game at Frank Bailey Field. 

Schenectady restaurants put chicken wings to the test

Restaurants on State Street were putting their best foot forward on Saturday - and their best wings.

Niskayuna HS to skip national anthem at pep rally

There will be no national anthem at Niskayuna High School’s pep rally on Friday. The school says the decision came after much thought and consideration.

Power restored after major outage in Albany, Schenectady counties

Power has been restored to 14,000 customers that lost it in Albany and Schenectady counties on Friday morning.

Roadwork to impact Balltown Road this weekend

Balltown Road will be closed by the new Rexford Bridge this weekend.

Creator of Sandy Hook group talks about Las Vegas mass shooting

A Newtown man whose group worked to prevent gun violence after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School gives his insight into the Las Vegas tragedy.

Rotterdam police urge caution after suspicious incidents

Rotterdam police are urging kids and parents to be on the lookout, after two suspicious incidents on Sunday.

Smoky fire breaks out in Scotia home

A mother and daughter ran an errand Monday morning and when they returned, they found their house on fire.

City of Schenectady residents could get tax cut

For Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, property taxes are still too high. New Yorkers pay some of the highest in the nation. According to the Empire Center, Schenectady city residents were at the top in the Capital Region.

Schenectady football players lock arms in unity

Long before the Friday night lights were shining on the Schenectady High football field, school officials caught wind of a deviation from the pre-game playbook.

Niskayuna coach makes sure players understand why they're kneeling

The NFL kneeling protests that have swept the nation have now reached the fields here in the Capital Region. Some members of the Niskayuna High School football team kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night. The rest of the team locked arms.

Man found guilty of 2014 Schenectady murder

A Schenectady County jury has found Hector Abreu guilty of murder.

Tragedy averted at asphalt plant fire

There were some tense moments in Schenectady County Thursday morning, when flames were seen at the same asphalt plant where a fire took the lives of two people last year.

Rally planned outside Ellis Hospital

If you drive by Ellis Hospital Wednesday afternoon, you may see a lot of people outside protesting.

Fire consumes long-standing Rotterdam building

Fire destroyed a long-standing building early Wednesday morning. The building at 3271 Guilderland Avenue in Rotterdam has housed a business and families for generations.

Schenectady man convicted of drug possession

A Schenectady man faces hefty jail time after being convicted of drug possession.

Man robs Scotia store wearing horror film mask

An armed robbery in Scotia looked a bit like a scene from a movie.

MiSci unveils new interactive exhibits

It’s as simple as a couple of turns of the wheel and blast off! Of course, it takes a lot more than that to propel a rocket into space but the basics of how it all works can be tested out at the newest MiSci exhibit in Schenectady.

Schenectady home raised due to flood concerns

An old house in the Stockade section of Schenectady is on the move.

Police: Man performing lewd acts in Schenectady park

Police are looking for a man who's been exposing and touching himself in Central Park.

Niskayuna police dealing with rash of bike thefts

Police have been fielding calls from residents about thousands of dollars in bicycle thefts.

New York casino revenues falling short of projections

New numbers show New York's bet on new casinos is falling short of expectations. That includes Rivers Casino in Schenectady. But the industry says 7 months into operation is too early to make a judgment.

Man sentenced for torching wife to death

A Schenectady man who killed his wife by setting her on fire was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison.

One person killed in Corinth crash

One person was killed in a crash on Antone Mountain Road on Wednesday morning, NewsChannel 13's media partners at The Post-Star reported.

Library of Congress donates dozens of books to Schenectady school

At a time when kids all seem to be glued to their smartphones and tablets, some students in Schenectady were getting excited about books.

Niskayuna police monitoring carbon monoxide in all vehicles, not just Fords

In light of nationwide concerns about carbon monoxide poisoning with Ford Interceptors, the law enforcement version of the Explorer, the Niskayuna Police Department is keeping tabs on CO in all its vehicles.

New 'Lactation Lounges' offer nursing moms privacy at theaters

The new rooms are in partnership with St. Peter's Health Partners.

Broad daylight shooting injures 15-year-old boy

One person in Schenectady was taken to the hospital after a shooting in broad daylight Monday.

Glenville police investigate fatal crash

Glenville Police tell us a motorcyclist is dead following an accident at Freemans Bridge Road and Sunnyside Road.

Schenectady County D.A. to investigate Troy shooting

The Schenectady County District Attorney is taking over the investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Troy.

75-foot tree strikes painter at Union College

A painter at Union College was hit by a tree Tuesday afternoon.

Glenville Tribute honors 9/11 victims

Dozens of people honored those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in Glenville Monday evening.

9/11 remembrance held at Glenville memorial

At the Water's Edge Lighthouse in Glenville Monday night, people will gather to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and their families.

Carrot Festival held in Schenectady

A festival in Schenectady on Sunday had some real roots.

Health and wellness fair held in Schenectady

A health and wellness fair was held outside City Hall on Saturday.

Little Italy Festival held in Schenectady

The 11th annual Little Italy Festival was held Saturday, giving people in the Electric City a taste of Italy.

Niskayuna woman spends days getting elderly mom out of Irma's way

A Niskayuna woman tried for five days to get her elderly mother and her mother's caregiver out of Irma’s path in South Florida. Lucille Frazier landed early Friday morning and her daughter couldn't be happier.

Niskayuna teen 'handwrites' big success story

It’s a surprise to many how cursive writing is now considered by some people as no longer relevant. Keyboards and technology are said to blame. While Anna Williams loves to text, this teen makes it her business to remind people that one of the best ways of communicating is with a letter written with a good pen.

Two people hurt in Schenectady motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash is under investigation in Schenectady.

$50,000 grant announced to help Schenectady students

Just in time for back to school, a new grant is announced for students in Schenectady. The $50,000 grant was announced by State Senator Jim Tedisco on Thursday. It will help add new programs and new programs within the district, as well as help cut taxes.

Car found in Schenectady's Iroquois Lake

Police are trying to determine how and why a car ended up in Iroquois Lake in Central Park.