Union College holds 224th commencement ceremony

Union College holds 224th commencement ceremony

Niskayuna man charged with identity theft

Niskayuna man charged with identity theft

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Local lawmaker proposes a bill to find a cure for Lyme disease

Brewing process can begin in your backyard

Niskayuna high schoolers put a STEM twist on problem-solving

Schenectady bike theft victim gets a new ride

Omesh Ramoatar has been a volunteer counselor at Score Summer Camp in Schenectady's Central Park for years.

Police officers take part in torch run for Special Olympics

Several police officers from across the state took a break from stopping crime Thursday morning to celebrate the Special Olympics Summer Games.

Niskayuna woman hits $1 million jackpot on scratch-off ticket

A Niskayuna woman is the latest big New York Lottery winner in the Capital Region, hitting the $1 million jackpot on a scratch-off.

Neighbor dispute leads to Rotterdam standoff

A dispute between neighbors escalated in Rotterdam Tuesday and led to a six hour standoff with police.

Boil water advisory lifted in Rotterdam

A boil water advisory has been lifted in Rotterdam. It was put in place after a water main break near the intersection of Hollywood Avenue and Curry Road on Sunday.

Fire destroys Rotterdam home

A fire that started on the porch destroyed a Rotterdam home Monday afternoon. The house was on Glengary Road.

Second boil water advisory issued in Rotterdam

For the second time in a week, there is a water main break in the town of Rotterdam.

Boil water advisory issued in the town of Rotterdam

Another boil water advisory has been issued in the town of Rotterdam.

Schenectady police investigating shooting

Schenectady police are investigating a shooting. Police say it happened in the area of State and Hulett streets around noon on Saturday.

Experts talk about how to help prevent suicide

With two high profile suicides in just one week, people everywhere are now talking about a topic long considered taboo. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says there is a stigma that is often associated with mental illness and suicide. 

Charges filed in April Rotterdam crash

Charges have been filed in connection with a one-car crash in Rotterdam. Michael Edwards of Schenectady was arraigned Thursday on vehicular assault, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated.

Niskayuna considers later start time for high school

The Niskayuna school district is considering a later start time for the high school.

Schalmont students getting new set of STEM courses

Kids at Schalmont are getting a new set of courses in STEM.  It's called Tech Trep. The idea is to prepare students for a future where the jobs their parents had no longer exist. 

Still no charges in Schenectady standoff

There are still no charges against the man who barricaded himself inside a Schenectady home Monday.

Rotterdam boil water order lifted

Rotterdam residents no longer need to boil their water. The Schenectady Health Department lifted the boil-water order Tuesday morning.

Boil water advisory continues in Rotterdam

A boil water advisory in Rotterdam could last until Tuesday.

Man turns himself in after a nearly 6-hour standoff

SCHENECTADY - A man was arrested Monday night after a five-hour incident in Schenectady. 

Missing Arizona woman found in Niskayuna

Police in Niskayuna are still trying to figure out how a woman from Arizona ended up here.

Boil water order issued for parts of Schenectady County

A boil water advisory has been issued in the Town of Rotterdam, excluding Rotterdam Junction.

SK Capital acquires company headquartered in Schenectady

SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm working on specialist materials, announced on Friday an agreement to acquire SI Group, a global developer recognized for its performance additives and intermediates. It is headquartered in Schenectady. 

Schenectady County Community College offering summer camp in STEM aviation

A looming shortage of airline pilots is creating a huge opportunity for those looking to fly.

Niskayuna mapmaker goes old-school with Capital Region students

When people need directions, most turn to smartphone apps like MapQuest or Google Maps. What if your phone died? Would you know how to read a paper map? Do you even have one in your car?  Chances are you don't.

New York Lottery introduces newest Capital Region millionaires

The Capital Region has two new millionaires.

Union College graduate talks about ER response to Vegas shooting

Dr. John Fildes is a 1977 graduate of Union College. He is now the director of the trauma unit at Las Vegas' University Medical Center where they treated 104 patients after the mass shooting last October.

Apparent stabbing under investigation in Schenectady

Police are investigating an apparent stabbing in the Electric City.

Schenectady police find missing 66-year-old woman

Schenectady police are looking for a missing 66-year-old woman. They say Margaret Sevrie has Alzheimer’s Disease and may need medical attention.

Man recovering after small explosion at Glenville fish and game club

A man was taken to Albany Medical Center after a brief explosion in Glenville.

General Electric continues transformation; $11B rail deal

General Electric will tie its train engine division to the railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth about $11 billion as GE CEO John Flannery continues to break off parts of the conglomerate.

GE retirees rally for pension benefits

Angelo Santabarbara Sr. worked for GE for more than 30 years. Now retired, he says hits to his pension are taking their toll.

Man in Scotia admits to child pornography charges

A vacuum repairman in Scotia pleads guilty to child pornography and unlawful surveillance.

Niskayuna police investigating burglaries

Niskayuna police are investigating two separate burglaries.

Bear sightings reported in Capital Region

A bear is on the lam in the Capital Region.

Crews deal with water main break in Scotia

A water main break in Scotia shut down Route 5 for hours on Thursday.

Motorcycle accident leaves two hospitalized

Two people, an adult and a minor, are now at Ellis Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries after they were hit riding a motorcycle

Rivers Casino weighs-in on sports betting ruling

NewsChannel 13 sat down with Rivers Casino in Schenectady Wednesday morning to get its reaction, after the Supreme Court cleared the way for sports betting.

Mermaid follows her dreams to Rotterdam

Do you remember your childhood dreams?  Maybe to be a superhero or live on the moon? Wild aspirations are eventually replaced by reality. However, reality doesn't always have to get in the way. A woman once had the same dream many other young girls do -- to be a mermaid. Her dream has come true.

Schenectady cop charged with DWI

A police officer from Schenectady has been arrested. Daniel Coppola is charged with DWI.

Balltown Road open again after Niskayuna crash

Balltown Road is back open after a very tough morning commute -- especially for drivers entering Niskayuna from Saratoga County.

Schenectady casino announces summer concert series

Rivers Casino will host eight free concerts this summer. 

Former Schenectady housing inspector sentenced after fatal fire

In March, a jury found him guilty of lying on his job application. However, he was found not guilty of charges connected to a fatal fire on Jay Street in 2015.

Colonie police arrest man for series of fake 911 calls

Police in Niskayuna say he may also be responsible for something similar there.

Rivers Casino adds horseracing wagering terminals

You can now play poker and the ponies under the same roof.

Volunteers clean up riverfront park in Schenectady

While the view in the Stockade may look sunny and spring-like today, that wasn't the case just a few short months ago when ice jams overflowed across the river. With drastic changes in the temps this winter, ice really impacted the area and the land adjacent to the riverfronts in Schenectady. 

Schenectady woman charged after dogs bite teen

A Schenectady woman is facing charges after multiple dogs bite a teenager.

Preschool develops sensory-friendly play area at Proctors

When autism is the diagnosis, parents often worry about finding appropriate events for their family to attend. That's where The Spotted Zebra comes in.

Schenectady County sheriff's deputy on administrative leave after arrest

The Schenectady County sheriff's office has placed Deputy Mark Kirker on administrative leave.

Schenectady school instills love of volunteering in students

With all the vitriolic talk floating around these days, we adults sometimes forget that kids are listening and watching what's being said and done.  So how do you teach kids to be good people and help them to grow up well rounded? One area school thinks it has the answer.

Four local law enforcement officers arrested

Three Galway police officers and a deputy with the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office are all facing charges.

10 years later: Schenectady community still searching for missing mom

10 years ago, Lutricia Steele of Schenectady headed out to do an errand, and vanished.  Her family has never given up hope of finding out what happened to her.

4 arrested at Rivers Casino in Schenectady

4 people were arrested hours ago at Rivers Casino in Schenectady. Police say there was some sort of altercation but have not gone into further detail. 

Accident takes down power poles, shuts down Rotterdam road

A section of Carman Road is Rotterdam was shut down Friday between the New York State Thruway entrance and the Hamburg Street roundabout.

Schenectady County man accused of writing bad checks to steal hay

A Schenectady County man is accused of writing a bad check to steal hay -- again.

Albany man accused of driving 95 miles per hour while drunk

Troopers say an Albany man was driving 95 miles per hour while drunk. John Paddon of Albany was pulled over on I-88 in the town of Duanesburg.

Schenectady mudslide blamed on broken water service line

We now know what caused a January mudslide that crashed into a home in Schenectady. The city engineer tells The Daily Gazette a broken water service line is to blame.

Driver in high-speed Rotterdam crash charged with DWI

The driver involved in a high-speed crash in Rotterdam early Tuesday morning is now charged with driving while intoxicated. As of early Tuesday afternoon, all three people in the car remained at Albany Medical Center in critical condition.

Community comes together after fire at police chief's home

Scotia Police Chief Pete Frisoni rushed out of the station Friday when he heard  his own home was on fire. The house on Redwood Drive was destroyed.

Incident in Schenectady rushes one to hospital

Schenectady police say that a man was rushed to the hospital around an hour ago.

General Electric's earnings report better than expected

Shares of General Electric were up Friday, following a better than expected earnings report.

Fire damages Scotia police chief's home

The village of Scotia police chief's house caught fire on Friday afternoon.

Three hospitalized after Schenectady crash

Three people have been taken to the hospital after a car slammed into a row of front yards in Schenectady early Thursday.