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Investigators find heroin and cocaine in Schenectady home

The alligator gar fish back on July 17.

Schenectady crews search for alligator gar

Status report on Rivers Casino

State Police arrest a man for DWI following accident in Duanesburg

State Police have arrested a Delanson man for DWI following an accident in Duanesburg.  


Elderly man missing in Schenectady County

An elderly man is missing in Schenectady County. Ellis Blood, 83, was last seen around 11 a.m. Friday, walking his dogs on Mariaville Road in Patersonville.


Schenectady heroin dealer receives five years in prison

A heroin dealer from Schenectady will spend five years in prison. Jorge Rivas-Rivera was sentenced on Friday.


Troy man presented with $1 million lottery prize

A Troy man has one million reasons to smile. Matthew Beidl won the $1 million jackpot on a "Cash King" scratch-off game. He got his official "prize check" from Yolanda Vega Thursday morning.


Suspicious 'shopper' accused of following people appears in court

Led in to Town of Colonie Court in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the ankles and wrists, Gerald Garrity didn't say much to either his court-appointed lawyer or Judge Andrew Sommers. The ADA from Albany County said he was ready for trial and that they had witness identification and a recorded interview.


Community garden harvest bountiful in Schenectady

After a successful harvest in Hamilton Hill, there is hope and optimism that a community garden initiative can grow throughout Schenectady.


Crews demolish Schenectady home destroyed by deadly fire

Schenectady police have release the names of two people tragically killed in a fire on Sixth Avenue early Tuesday morning. They are Neytria Manasse, 5, and McClintock Tyreese Douglas, 26.


2 people killed in Schenectady fire

Two people were killed Tuesday morning in a fire in Schenectady. The flames erupted in the 1100 hundred block of Sixth Avenue.


Van stolen from pastor involved in deadly Colonie crash

A van crashed on Central Avenue in Colonie on Sunday, killing the driver and injuring the two passengers. That van, was reported stolen from a pastor who lives in Schenectady.


Habitat for Humanity helps Schenectady family get new home

Single father and four teenagers move into a home with three other Habitat for Humanity homes on the block.


New roof gratitude of thanks for Cohoes national guardsmen

COHOES - A National Guardsman from Cohoes is getting a new roof put on his home. He's getting it for free thanks to a national program and a local company.


Pastor's cars stolen from front of his Schenectady house

What's worst thing that could happen to a pastor on a Sunday morning?


Exit 4B of westbound I-890 closed this weekend

Exit 4B of westbound I-890 will be closed this weekend as work continues on the New York State Department of Transportation’s $4.6 million project to reconfigure the interchange in Schenectady and Rotterdam.


Man stabbed in Schenectady

A man is expected to survive after he was stabbed in the back Wednesday morning. It happened around 10:30 a.m. In front of 1261 Congress Street in Schenectady.


Schenectady police investigate shooting

Schenectady police are still looking for the gunman who opened fire Wednesday afternoon.  


Agencies drill to prepare for severe Mohawk River flooding

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - Government agencies are participating in a three-day drill to prepare for catastrophic flooding along the Mohawk River.


Police: Niskayuna burglar caught red-handed

Police say they caught a Niskayuna man red handed Monday when he broke into a Clifton Park home to steal jewelry.


Fifth annual Run the Ridge event held in Mariaville

An obstacle course race is also raising money for veterans. The fifth annual Run the Ridge event at Maple Ski Ridge in Mariaville on Saturday.


Schenectady police sergeant says recent shootings 'challenging' for officers

The police shootings in Dallas certainly have police officers on extra high alert. NewsChannel 13 caught up with Schenectady Sergeant Matt Dearing to see how his department prepares.


Free summer meals being offered to Schenectady kids

The Schenectady Inner City Ministry will once again be helping kids get a nutritious breakfast or lunch this summer. Continuing until September 2, the group will offer free meals at sites throughout the city to kids 18 and under.


Man biking along Erie Canal to promote inclusiveness

A man who will begin a big bike ride along the Erie Canal Thursday, says it's all for a good cause. John Robinson is set to embark from Schenectady, on the fourth annual "Journey Along the Erie Canal" bike trip Thursday afternoon.


Schenectady man arraigned on burglary, sexual abuse charges against elderly woman

David Sinkler, 22, appeared before a judge Thursday morning. He's facing charges of burglary, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and assault among other charges.


Well-known Rotterdam bakery shuts down after 90+ years

After years of financial losses, the Mastroianni Brothers Bakery of Schenectady, founded by eight immigrant brothers in 1923, is shutting down for good.


Schenectady County considers "Tobacco-21"

Another Capital Region county is considering raising the age to buy cigarettes from 18-to-21.


City of Schenectady requesting people to stay away from Central Park on Saturday

Schenectady police are asking people to stay away from Central Park as crews work to clean up after Friday’s storm.


Severe storms hit the Capital Region

Severe storms have been hitting parts of the Capital Region. Right now, the hardest hit area appears to be Schenectady County, where at one point more than 5,000 homes and businesses were without power. This photo is a wall cloud on Washington Avenue Extension near Crossgates Mall.


Police: Woman drove drunk with 2-week old son in tow

Police say a Schenectady woman was caught driving drunk early Friday morning. Also in the car, her two-week old son.

Selena Canton

Men charged with torching Duanesburg trucks

Two men have been arrested and are facing multiple charges after police say they threatened a man at gunpoint and torched two trucks in Duanesburg on Monday night.


Schenectady man arrested after confrontation with police

Schenectady police have arrested a city man accused of injuring two police officers.


New York City man charged with deadly Rotterdam hit-and-run

A New York City man is now charged with a fatal hit and run in Rotterdam. Police say Ravi Sookram, 28, struck and killed Inshan Ali on Hamburg Street in Rotterdam on May 29.

Ravi Sookram

Tickets to reward helmet wearers with free ice cream

Law officers and businesses will distribute 5,000 "good tickets" in Saratoga and Schenectady counties to bike riders, skateboarders and rollerbladers who are wearing helmets.


Rivers Casino & Resort is hiring

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is looking to hire for hundreds of jobs in the Capital Region.


Police: Arson to blame for two truck fires

Two trucks were destroyed by fire in Duanesburg and police say it was arson. It happened on Mariaville Scotch Churches Road around 10:30 Monday evening.

This is one of the trucks that was destroyed by fire in Mariaville.

Winning $27,000+ lottery ticket sold in Rotterdam

Someone in Rotterdam is $27,415 richer. Lottery officials say a winning Take 5 ticket for June 26 was sold at the Stewarts on Mariaville Road.


Albany intersection to re-open after being closed due to a sinkhole

The intersection of Madison Ave. and New Scotland Ave. is set to re-open today.

Madison Ave. and New Scotland Ave. Intersection

Gun sales rise following Orlando shooting massacre

Gun stores owners across the country say they've seen a boost in sales since the orlando shooting massacre nearly two weeks ago.


Woman who emerged from homelessness helping others do the same

Our deepest hurts sometimes give birth to amazing things. That’s the case of a Schenectady woman who went through some of her hardest years of her life, only to emerge and help people going through what she did.


Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake teacher facing DWI charges

A teacher and coach in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District is facing DWI charges. Brian Bold, 43, was stopped in Brunswick Saturday evening. Police say he had a blood alcohol level of .21 percent.

Brian Bold is facing DWI charges. Bold is a teacher and coach in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District

Rotterdam police search for alleged car vandals

More than 20 cars were vandalized in Rotterdam. Police say the damage includes slashed tires or paint scratches. They’re now looking at security video which shows two teenaged boys may be involved.


Albany man files lawsuit over exploding e-cig

A lawsuit has been filed after an Albany man says an e-cigarette blew up in his mouth. The DeLorenzo law firm in Schenectady says Kenneth Barbero was seriously injured. They claim his teeth were knocked out, a hole was ripped in his tongue and his hands were severely burned when his electronic smoking devise exploded.


One woman hospitalized in auto-pedestrian accident in Schenectady

Schenectady police are investigating an auto-pedestrian accident at the intersection of State St. and Moyston St. 


NYS distributing $30 million in casino licensing fees

The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady doesn't open until next year, but already local counties are reaping the benefits. The state announced Tuesday that more than $30 million in casino licensing fees are now being distributed.


Local gun shop owner says listen to the industry

After all four votes are defeated in the U.S. Senate on gun control, we gather local reaction to the issue.


Schumer calls for $2 billion funding to combat Zika virus

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on Congress to pass emergency funding to combat the Zika virus.


Schenectady Pride holds event to support Orlando shooting victims

Hundreds of people attended an event to show their support to the victims of the Orlando shooting on Saturday. Schenectady Pride held its annual pride event. This year, organizers included a pop-up drag show.


Man arrested following Wednesday night incident in Schenectady

A man allegedly involved with an in Schenectady on Wednesday night was arrested on Friday.

Tyheem D. Smith

Mega theme park eyes Upstate New York

Families in the Capital Region might soon be able to visit Lego Land without hopping a plane.   And if all goes as Lego Land hopes, the park just two hours south of Albany could be operational in 2019.  


State Sen. Hugh Farley puts a cap on 40-year career

A long legislative career ended Thursday at the Capitol. A rarity these days in that building, it was on his own terms. After 40 years, state Sen. Hugh Farley from Niskayuna is retiring. Farley says he is both relieved and sad, but happy to look back on a long career.


Schenectady police investigate Wednesday night shooting

 Police say 20-year-old Malik Zulu is in critical condition at Ellis Hospital following a shooting late Wednesday night.


Schenectady officers paying for young boy's tombstone

It's been three years since a Schenectady grandmother beat her 8-year-old grandson to death. Now, some of the officers who made the arrest, are helping to pay for the young boy's tombstone.


Niskayuna High School grad hailed as hero in Orlando massacre

One of the heroes of the Orlando nightclub shooting is a man who graduated from Niskayuna High School. Imran Yousuf is a marine who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He was working as a bouncer at the club.

A mourner holds up candle against a rainbow lit backdrop during a vigil for those killed in a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub downtown Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.

Schenectady police new details about deadly officer involved shooting

The names of the two detectives involved in Monday's deadly shooting in Schenectady have been released Police say they are Ryan Kent, a 10-year veteran and Brett Ferris a nine-year veteran. A 33-year-old man, Joshua Scism, was killed in the shooting.


Two-alarm fire damages Schenectady home

A two-alarm in Schenectady was put out quickly Tuesday morning. It broke out on the porch of 806 Lincoln Avenue.

Crews respond to the scene of a fire on Lincoln Avenue in Schenectady on Tuesday morning.

Vigils in Albany, Schenectady offer healing

Two vigils in the Capital Region offer a place to gather for peace and understanding in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, FL.


Man admits to brutal Schenectady murder

There was a guilty plea Monday from the suspect in a disturbing case out of Schenectady. Harold Ortiz was arrested after a woman was found dead and a man was left for dead in the basement of a home on Union Street in Schenectady.


Man dead after being shot by police in Schenectady

A man is dead after being shot by police in Schenectady. It happened at First Avenue and Sunset Street early Monday evening.

Police say they shot a man at First Avenue and Sunset Street early Monday evening.

Would SAFE Act have stopped Orlando shooter?

Would the SAFE Act have stopped the Orlando shooter?  We went to Target Sports in Glenville, to see if he could walk out with the same rifle on the same day.


Capital District Soap Box Derby returns to Schenectady

The Capital District Soap Box Derby returns to Schenectady. Dozens of cars raced down Franklin Street throughout the day on Saturday.


Dad builds future one nail at a time

John Murray is beginning to build his future. The 23-year old single father, in the process of helping to renovate an historic home in Schenectady's Stockade Neighborhood once ravaged flood waters, a fixer up project that will help him in ways he can only dream about.


Woman accused of burglarizing two Schenectady homes

Schenectady police have made an arrest in a pair of home burglaries. They say Jennifer Sambets, 32, of Duanesburg stole jewelry and valuables from two homes on Hendrickson Avenue back on May 20.

Jennifer Sambets

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