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Mohawk Harbor developers pleased with progress

Foul play not suspected in Schenectady fire

Rotterdam police searching for robbery suspect

Rotterdam police searching for robbery suspect

Police in Rotterdam are looking for a man who stole money from an elderly woman at a bank drive-thru.

Schenectady man arraigned for allegedly lying about hate crime

Andrew King was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting an incident. He said someone spray painted a swastika on his home. However, police say he's the one who did it.

Police: Man spray-painted swastikas on his own home

A Schenectady man who claimed someone spray-painted swastikas on his home last month, did it himself. That’s according to Schenectady police. They’ve now arrested 54-year-old Andrew King and charged him with falsely reporting an incident.

Autopsy scheduled on suspect in 21-mile police pursuit

An autopsy was scheduled Monday on the driver state police say led them on a 21-mile chase, then deliberately crashed into a dump truck.

Proctors celebrates 90th anniversary, birth of founder

 Proctors Theater is celebrating its 90th anniversary and the birthday of its founder.

Friend speaks out after Richmondville man dies following 21-mile police pursuit

A 21-mile police pursuit ended in a fiery crash on Sunday with a Richmondville man dead. New York State Police say the suspect in the chase intended to kill himself.  

Rotterdam police probe Cumberland Farms robbery

Police in Rotterdam are looking for a robber who held up a convenience store Friday morning. 

Schenectady denies FOIL request on fatal Jay St. fire

Schenectady has refused another Freedom of Information Act request from NewsChannel 13.

Some Schenectady residents complain of snow-covered streets days after winter storm

Some neighbors in the Hamilton Hill community of Schenectady say crews have not properly plowed their streets while others blame neighbors for making it hard for crews to do their jobs. 

Schenectady police find missing teen

Police say a missing teenager has been found. Police had been looking for 14-year-old Treasure Harris-Steele, who was last seen late Monday night at her house in Schenectady. 

Livingston Avenue residents in Schenectady seek help

When NewsChannel 13 recieved a call about Livingston Avenue in Schenectady not being plowed at all, we went to investigate why not.

Man in stable condition after Schenectady shooting

There is no arrest yet in Thursday's shooting on State Street in Schenectady. Police identify the victim as 46-year-old Diagnon Freeman.

Missionary from Ivory Coast sees first big snowstorm

A missionary from the Ivory Coast is getting an eyeful, seeing his first big snowstorm. Reverend Ferdinand Konenan is now a missionary in Mexico, where it's usually 80 degrees.

Schenectady puts new snowplow tech to the test

Schenectady is testing a new technology to monitor their snowplows in this storm. It's a beta-testing partnership with Transfinder. The idea is to eventually allow residents to see where plows have been, where they're going, and when they'll eventually plow your street.


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Police: Drunk woman crashed into cop car

A Schenectady woman is facing charges after police say she crossed into the opposite lane and crashed into a police car.

Suspect arrested in slapping of 13-year-old boy at convenience store

Rotterdam police say they have the man caught on video slapping a 13-year-old boy at the Burdeck Street Sunoco. Joel Malek, 38, is now charged with harassment and child endangerment.

Six charged following executed search warrant

Six people are facing drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed Wednesday at 109 Irving St.

Schenectady woman admits to stabbing ex-boyfriend twice

A woman from Schenectady admits she stabbed her ex-boyfriend not once, but twice.


Woman leads double-life as engineer, pro-hockey player

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? An area woman is doing both living a double life and she’s making history doing it.

Violent and shocking surveillance video shows adult slapping 13 year old in Rotterdam

Rotterdam police need the public's help to identify the man who slapped a Rotterdam boy.

Schenectady mayor goes to Capitol Hill to discuss aging infrastructure

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy was one of several people testifying on Capitol Hill Thursday morning about the nation's decaying infrastructure.

Severe storms topple trees, knock out power

A line of severe storms is to blame for several downed trees throughout the Capital Region.

Teachers union: Aide's death shows domestic violence threat

New York's statewide teachers union says the burning death of a teacher's aide underscores its commitment to educating members about domestic violence.

Man accused of using state money to buy car parts for personal use

The state inspector general and state attorney announced the arrest Tuesday of 41-year-old Daniel Sequin. They say the Scotia man used his government-issued credit card buy more than $2,500 worth of tires and parts for himself and others, then tried to cover it up.

Reward increased for info on dead dog found in Rotterdam

The reward in the case of a neglected dog found dead in Rotterdam is now up to $6,200. That includes $1,000 from the New York State Humane Association.

Gov. Cuomo's shared services plan draws criticism

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants local governments to come up with plans to share services. However, Republican Senator Kathy Marchione of Halfmoon says local municipalities are saying they already do.

Man hospitalized after being hit by car in Schenectady

A 50-year-old man is fighting for his life at Albany Medical Center after being hit by a car Tuesday morning. Police say it happened in the area of 2311 Guilderland Avenue around 3:45 a.m.

Man accused of setting wife on fire to appear in court

The man accused of pouring gasoline on his wife, and setting her on fire, is due back in court Monday. The incident happened on Saturday.

Schenectady woman allegedly set on fire by husband dies

The Schenectady woman whose husband police say poured gasoline on her and set her on fire has died.

Union College announces $100 million science and engineering expansion, renovation

Union College in Schenectady was founded in 1795 as a liberal arts college. The college took a big step on Friday towards expanding its Departments of Science and Engineering.

Suspect charged in deadly 2015 Schenectady fire out on bail

Kenneth Tyree, the Schenectady code enforcement officer is out on bail, one day after he was arraigned on manslaughter charges. He's one of two suspects facing charges in the fire on Jay Street two years ago that killed four people.

Police offer reward for info on dead dog found in Rotterdam

A $3,600 reward is now being offered in connection with a gruesome discovery in Rotterdam.

Fire arrests a relief to those with first-hand memories

The arrests on Thursday in connection with the deadly 2015 Jay Street fire come just a few days shy of the second anniversary. It's welcome news to two people affected by the fire, including one who survived it.

Two arrested in connection to deadly 2015 Schenectady fire

Two people have been arrested in connection to a deadly 2015 fire in Schenectady. The fire at 104 Jay St. was accidental, but it could have very easily been prevented according to Schenectady District Attorney Robert Carney.

National tour of 'Wicked' brings Ballston Spa grad home

March 1 marks a big night at Proctors. The award winning musical, "Wicked," opens a two-week run. This marks the third time "Wicked" has played Proctors. It was there for four weeks in 2009 and two weeks in 2012. Even if you've seen it before, those involved with the production say there are many reasons to see it again. That includes a home-grown talent.

Rotterdam boy finds gun on front lawn

Rotterdam police are praising a 9-year-old boy they say helped recover a stolen gun. They say when he spotted the weapon on his front lawn Wednesday, he left it alone and immediately told his mom.

Dead dog found in Rotterdam garbage bag

There was a gruesome discovery in Rotterdam on Tuesday afternoon. Police say a passerby found a garbage bag tossed on the side of the road with a dead dog.

$2.2 billion power line could run through Capital Region

Lawmakers are talking about a $2.2 billion, 1,000-megawatt electrical line that could run through the Capital Region.

Wicked set to open at Proctors

Wicked opens Wednesday night at Proctors for a two-week run.

Drill to be conducted at Niskayuna High School

A drill replicating what must be done if there is a biological or chemical or radiological disaster will be conducted at Niskayuna High School Wednesday.

Last of Scotia Air Guard unit deployed to Antarctica returns home

 The last 19 members of a New York Air National Guard unit supporting scientific research in Antarctica have returned home to their upstate base.

Man's body found near Schenectady parking garage

A man was found dead off Broadway in Schenectady Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the area near Villa Italia Bakery and the parking garage on Broadway around 2:30 p.m. They arrived to find one man between the two buildings, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Halfmoon woman accused of hitting troopers with car

A Halfmoon woman is accused of striking two state troopers with her car. State police say Jessie Kowalski stole items from a gas station Tuesday morning. As luck would have it, two state troopers were in the parking lot.

Schenectady police make arrest after incident on Madison Street

Schenectady police say they arrested a man after an incident at 3 Madison Street Monday night.

Capital Region activist honored with Four Chaplains Brotherhood Award

It was a very special honor Sunday for a local activist. Humera Khan was honored with this year's Four Chaplains Brotherhood Award.

Schenectady police identify body

Schenectady police have identified the body found last week on Wylie Street.

Rivers Casino shows signs of growth in second week

The Rivers Casino in Schenectady is showing signs of growth in its second week of operation.

Body found in Schenectady ravine

There’s a mystery in Schenectady after a man's body was found in a ravine. Police say a crew removing a downed tree noticed the body around 10:20 a.m. Friday.

Via Aquarium marks 100,000th visitor

 The Via Aquarium marked its 100,000th visitor Wednesday, and they offered NewsChannel 13 a chance to go behind the scenes the next day.

Rotterdam aquarium welcomes 100,000th guest

ROTTERDAM - The Via Aquarium at Viaport Rotterdam, the old Rotterdam Square Mall, welcomed its 100,000th guest on Wednesday after just three months in business.

Early morning Glenville crash knocks out power

Police in Glenville are investigating an early morning accident. It happened around 7:30 am on Sacandaga Road, near Dawson Road.

Schenectady car dealership looking for stolen Mercedes

 The owners of a Schenectady car dealership want to know who stole their silver Mercedes in the dead of night.

Tinning denied parole again

One of the most notorious killers in the Capital Region will remain behind bars.

Woman struck by car in Rotterdam

The sun is to blame for an accident Tuesday morning in Rotterdam.

Many left town hall wanting more from Tonko

Overflow crowds came to support Rep. Tonko (20 C.D.) but wanted more specifics about what's going on in Washington D.C.

Harness racing returns to Saratoga Springs a little early this year

Harness racing returns to Saratoga Casino Hotel as competition comes from Rivers Casino in Schenectady.

Tournament helps family left parentless by crash

More than 400 kids played in a soccer tournament in Latham to help a Rotterdam family. Stephanie and Timothy Batchler died in a car crash back in January, leaving behind four children.

Congressman Tonko hopes for peaceful, productive town hall meeting

At a time of heightened anger and uncertainty across the nation, Congressman Paul Tonko is holding a town hall meeting with his constituents. Congressman Tonko says he hopes the town hall meeting at Schenectady County Community College is the beginning of what will become an ongoing community dialogue.

Senator Gillibrand talks tough on Trump policies during visit to Capital Region

New York's junior senator came to the Capital Region Sunday and had some harsh words for the president.