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Fire at at 306 Green St. in Schenectady.

One person killed in Schenectady blaze


Santabarbara helps raise Autism awareness in Schenectady


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Two charged following search of Schenectady home

Vacant Schenectady building comes down in emergency demolition

Fire victim reunites with South Schenectady firefighters who saved her life

Gov. Cuomo puts $6.5 million towards kids' mental health

Gov. Cuomo is putting $6.5 million towards kids’ mental health. That includes $354,540 for Ellis Hospital Pediatric Care Practice in Schenectady. The money will go towards a program called "HealthySteps," which identifies and addresses behavioral or developmental problems in kids.


City Council: Schenectady will not become a sanctuary city

Two resolutions that address the issue of making Schenectady a sanctuary city failed to gain the support they needed from City Council members during a committee meeting Monday night. 


Police: Scotia man sent 300+ child porn images, videos to undercover cop

Police say a Scotia man sent more than 300 photos and videos of child porn to an undercover Colonie cop. Nathan Jaquays, 33, was sent to the Albany County Jail.


ValleyCats renovate Capital Region baseball fields

Four Capital Region communities are getting their baseball fields renovated Thursday. It's part of the Tri-City ValleyCats annual 4-in-24 renovation program that gives facelifts to fields in the Capital Region. This year they were in Glenmont, Colonie, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.


Schenectady County Legislature approves safety improvements at Plotter Kill Preserve

The Schenectady County Legislature will vote Tuesday night on a plan to improve safety at the Plotter Kill Preserve in Rotterdam. A local 17-year-old girl died during a hike there last year.


Mild weather a warm welcome to Capital Region golfers

Several Capital Region golf courses opened Tuesday. Superintendents and their teams of groundskeepers have been racing to get their courses ready.


Schumer pushes fentanyl bill in Schenectady

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will be in Schenectady Tuesday afternoon to discussing the epidemic of heroin and opioid addiction.


More than 100 students participate in GE's Kid Wind Challenge

More than 100 students from twenty schools across the Capital Region took part in GE's Kid Wind Challenge on Saturday.


Historic Nicholaus Building demolished in Schenectady

All roads are still closed surrounding the now-demolished Nicholaus Building in Schenectady.


Police: Historic Schenectady building could collapse

SCHENECTADY - Traffic is being rerouted around the Nicholaus Building in Schenectady. Police say it poses an immediate threat to public safety and could collapse.


Man sentenced in shooting across from Schenectady school

A man who shot someone outside a Schenectady elementary school two years ago was sentenced Friday.


Recent rain prompts flooding concerns

Parts of the area could have minor flooding concerns following all the recent rain that has fallen.


Schenectady police investigate shooting

There’s still no arrests in a shooting in Schenectady.


GE reportedly considering bright idea to sell lightbulb unit

BOSTON (AP) - The company created by the inventor of the lightbulb seems to have a dim view of its future relationship with the device.


Scotia man pleads guilty to second rape of a teen

A 26-year-old Scotia man has pleaded guilty to his second rape of a teenager.


President of BMX business faces child porn charges

A man who runs a BMX business in Rotterdam faces child pornography charges. Jon Tanzman, 43, of Scotia was arrested after police say they found child porn in his home.


Assem. Santabarbara helps raise autism awareness

Sunday is World Autism Awareness Day. A local lawmaker with a personal connection to the disorder is helping to raise awareness.


NewsChannel 13 teaming up with Red Cross for blood drive

NewsChannel 13 is teaming up with the Red Cross for our Save a Life Blood Drive.


Casino officials, business owners "pleased"

According to numbers from the State Gaming Commission, Rivers Casino had revenue of $3.6 Million last week, 18% higher than its opening week, 7 weeks ago. Over the same time period, Saratoga Casino increased its take by 20%.


Man gets prison for gunshots in Schenectady

A man who opened fire on a crowded street in downtown Schenectady last March has been sentenced to prison.


Student brings two grenades to Schenectady school

It was quite a scare for a teacher in Schenectady after a student brought two grenades to class.


Schenectady woman sentenced in fake lottery scheme

A Schenectady woman who targeted mostly the elderly with a fake lottery scam was sentenced Thursday. Kimberly Powell, 38, received 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release.


Exploding manhole cover wreaks havoc on Schenectady businesses

Until just around 4:30 Thursday morning, pressure was building below State Street. Then, a manhole cover went flying well above the Proctor's marquee, approximately 30 feet in the air.


Jumpin' Jack's opens for the season in Scotia

Jumpin’ Jacks opens for the season Thursday. It's another sign spring is near even if more snow is expected Friday.


Police: Attempted abduction story was fake

Rotterdam police now say an attempted abduction reported Sunday night was made up.


Veterans share experience with Niskayuna students

About 35 veterans who served in a total of five wars were part of a special assembly at Niskayuna High School Tuesday morning. The veterans served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and the Gulf War.


Rotterdam man facing child pornography charges

A Rotterdam man faces child pornography charges in connection with an investigation that began last July. Joshua Carkner, 28, is accused of sending multiple child porn images to an undercover cop in Colonie, working with Rotterdam Police.


Police: Man offered teenage runaway place to live in exchange for sex

A 46-year-old man admits to having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Robert Sarchioto pleaded guilty to second-degree rape in Schenectady County on Monday.


Rotterdam police investigate possible attempted abduction

Police in Rotterdam are investigating a possible attempted abduction. They say a 15-year-old girl told them that she was walking on Duanesburg Road around 8 p.m. Sunday evening, when a car pulled up next to her.


Union College event raises money for brain cancer research

One local group is sticking it to children's cancer. The 11th annual "Stick It To Brain Tumors" women's ice hockey benefit is being held at Union College. Games are going on all weekend.


Glenville girl receives assistance in the form of a best friend

A local girl is finding her voice with the help of her best friend.


General Electric cutting jobs in Schenectady County

General Electric is cutting jobs at its Schenectady-Rotterdam campus. NewsChannel 13 spoke with a company spokeswoman who would not confirm the number of layoffs, only saying that no production manufacturing jobs are being impacted.


Advocating for direct care workers

As the April 1st deadline approaches, Assemblyman Santabarbara and other advocates are calling on Governor Cuomo to make direct care workers a priority in the final budget.


Schenectady man accused of stealing $10,000 from employer

A Schenectady man is accused of stealing $10,000 from his employer. Savaion Parson worked for Brinks Armored Car Service in Menands.


Mohawk Harbor developers pleased with progress

Work continues at the Mohawk Harbor Project in Schenectady. At the Electric City Innovation Center Thursday, the development company gave local leaders an update on how the construction project at the five-acre, hard-hat area ties into the casino, downtown and the greater Capital Region.


Foul play not suspected in Schenectady fire

Fire investigators do not suspect foul play started a fire in Schenectady Wednesday evening.


Schenectady bank robbery under investigation

Schenectady police say someone robbed the Trustco Bank on 1620 Union Street. It happened around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.


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.


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