Fire damages Scotia police chief's home

Fire damages Scotia police chief's home

General Electric's earnings report better than expected

General Electric's earnings report better than expected

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Capital Region students to participate in another gun violence walkout

Business giving two friends a 'leg up' in the community

Backlash to Cuomo's executive order on voting rights for felons on parole

Large cheese company to open Glenville manufacturing facility

Looks like a local town has landed "the big cheese."  Schenectady County locked up a $25 million investment from one of the nation's largest cheese producers to build a new manufacturing facility in Glenville.

Investors hope General Electric's first-quarter earnings show rebound

General Electric has had a rough go of it so far in 2018. Now it's set to release its first-quarter earnings Friday morning.

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.

Glenville man accused of trying to solicit teen for sex

A Glenville man is under arrest, charged with trying to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl, for sex.

Free food for thought: Campus food pantries proliferate

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - Free food pantries are becoming nearly as common as the campus bookstore at a growing number of colleges.

Scammers posing as IRS representatives target victims on tax day

Two different versions of the scam phone calls were sent to us but both had similar messages. The alleged representatives claim the person they are calling has committed tax fraud, owes money and police officers will make arrest.

Schenectady County man accused of assaulting 2-month-old son

A Schenectady County man is accused of assaulting his 2-month-old son. Police in Rotterdam arrested 21-year-old Tristan Tinney after his infant son was brought to Albany Medical Center with a brain injury and fractured ribs.

Schenectady makes major changes to Code Enforcement Bureau

Three years after a fire at a building on Jay Street killed four people in Schenectady, the city is making major changes to its Buildings Department.

Sen. Schumer weighs-in on Syria during Glenville visit

Senator Chuck Schumer was in Glenville on Monday. He spoke with local senior citizens, but also weighed in on whether he thinks Syria received the explosive message delivered by American bombers over the weekend.

Man in Schenectady County admits to sexual conduct with young child

A man in Schenectady County admits to oral sexual conduct with a 7-year-old child.

Schenectady police probe shooting

Schenectady police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting.

ValleyCats help upgrade four youth baseball fields in Capital Region

Four communities in the Capital Region are getting some help with their infields. It's the Tri-City ValleyCats "4-in-24" renovation program.

Changes to proposed Niskayuna Holocaust Memorial, residents continue to speak out

Standing room only at a Niskayuna public hearing tonight, where more than 100 residents turned out to voice their opinions on a proposed Holocaust Memorial along Troy Schenectady road.

Bill Murray enjoys some Nine Pin Cider

Bill Murray decided to drink local during a visit to the Capital Region.

Woman arrested after Schenectady stabbing

A 46-year-old woman was arrested after a stabbing in Schenectady early Tuesday morning.

Via Aquarium hosts Autism Action Day

A day at the Via Aquarium is a special treat for Amelia Green and her three sons, especially for 11-year old Alex, who is on the lower functioning end of the Autism spectrum. That makes it difficult to get out of the house as often as they'd like.

Capital Region lawmaker honored for helping to legalize MMA in state

A local lawmaker was celebrated Saturday for his work helping to legalize MMA fighting in New York State.

Man arrested in Schenectady Shooting

The suspect in a Schenectady shooting has been captured, according to police.

Building manager sentenced in deadly Schenectady fire

Jason Sacks, the building manager at the Schenectady apartment building where four people died in a fire in March 2015, was sentenced to 1-to-3 years in prison for his "negligence" that authorities say led to the deaths.

Rotterdam water main break keeps repair crews busy

Crews in Rotterdam spent the day working on a water main break.

Rotterdam pizza delivery driver robbed

Rotterdam police say a pizza delivery driver was robbed Wednesday night. It happened in the area of Oaklawn Avenue around 10 p.m.

Schenectady County reconsiders sparkler ban

Schenectady County is again considering banning sparklers. The city banned small fireworks last summer. However, because of a change in state law, they have to decide on the issue again.

Victims identified in fatal Glenville crash

Glenville police have identified the two people killed in a crash there Monday evening.

Grand jury report released in fatal 2015 Schenectady fire

Schenectady County District Attorney Bob Carney released the grand jury report Monday on a fatal 2015 fire.

Councilman: Casino has been good for Schenectady

For Schenectady councilman and chair of finance John Polimeni, Rivers Casino and Resort has been good for the Electric City.

Tiny, new device a breakthrough in pacemaker treatment

More than half a million Americans are living with pacemakers to keep their hearts beating at a normal rate. As the population ages, more people are having them implanted. Now, that procedure has gotten simpler.

Schenectady fire that badly burned Vietnam veteran ruled accidental

A fire that badly burned a Navy veteran in Schenectady has been ruled accidental.

Jumpin' Jacks in Scotia opens for season

Despite the cold and dreary weather, we have a sign of spring. Jumpin' Jacks in Scotia is now open.

Cuomo dismisses talk of casino bail out

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pouring cold water on the idea of giving state assistance for a struggling upstate casino.

Casinos call for reduction in state tax rate

Some of New York's casinos, which opened to heavy fanfare a little more than a year ago are struggling with revenue. They are falling well short of projections and want their state tax rate reduced.

Vietnam vet who is disabled rescued from Schenectady fire

SCHENECTADY – A Navy Veteran who served in Vietnam is being treated at the Westchester Medical Center’s Burn Unit, according to his nephew. Fire broke out inside Rick Batcher’s house at the corner of 5th Avenue and Glendale Place in Schenectady around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Niskayuna Planning Board moves forward with Holocaust Memorial

There was mixed emotions at the Niskayuna Planning Board meeting Monday night.

Niskayuna couple concerned about Holocaust Memorial

Bob and Sheila DiSarro of Niskayuna say they have several concerns over a proposed Holocaust Memorial that might be built across from their home on Troy Schenectady Road. The town board is currently considering a zoning variance that could allow that project to move forward.

Proctors alerting theatergoers of 'Hamilton' internet ticket scam

Proctors officials in Schenectady are alerting theatergoers of an internet scam involving tickets for the musical hit Hamilton. Tickets won't be on sale until the summer of 2019.

Pothole legislation aims to streamline reporting and hold our state accountable

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is hoping his 3-point legislative plan will change the way potholes are reported and tracked and hold the state accountable for damages incurred on its roads.

Car crashes into Schenectady elementary school during off-hours

An elementary school in Schenectady was closed Wednesday after police say a man drove his car into one of the classrooms, then fled the scene.

Mohonasen student raising money to fund trip to Washington march

Children and families will march on the streets of Washington, D.C. and across the country on Saturday. They're demanding their lives and safety become a priority and that gun violence ends in schools.

Schenectady police teach people how to respond in active shooter situation

More than 80 people were at Proctors’ GE Theatre Monday night learning what to do in an active shooter situation.

Threat that frightened Scotia-Glenville students was for Pennsylvania school

Police say a social media threat that frightened students and parents in the  Scotia-Glenville School District last Wednesday originated in a school district 300 miles away, near Harrisburg Pennsylvania.    

Maple syrup production a family affair at Glenville farm

Maple syrup production is a family affair for Erica Welch.

Three people accused of breaking into fire-damaged Rotterdam sporting goods store

Three people are facing charges in Rotterdam, accused of breaking into a sporting goods store damaged by fire.

Schenectady parish holding 24 hour confession session

Starting at 9 a.m. Friday, it's time to repent.

Schenectady students say 'enough' with school shootings

.There were student walkouts at schools across the Capital Region, one month after the deadly shooting in Parkland Florida. Schenectady high students were among them, demanding change so they could feel safe again in their own community.

Rotterdam Junction train derailment snarls traffic

NYS Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction is closed due to a train derailment encompassing the railroad crossing near the SI Group facility.

Schenectady Police warn about skimming devices found at gas station

Authorities said on Wednesday, March 7 employees from the Sunoco gas station  on Erie Boulevard contacted Schenectady Police after finding a possible skimming device inside one of its gas pumps.

Missing Schenectady teen returns home safely

A missing 14-year-old girl in Schenectady is now safe.

Ribbon-cutting held for new Schenectady apartments

A ribbon-cutting was held for new luxury apartments in Schenectady on Friday.

Dozens go bald for charity in Schenectady

Dozens went bald in Schenectady on Saturday for the St. Baldrick Foundation's annual head shaving event at Proctors.

'Trailblazers Award' luncheon held at Glen Sanders Mansion

It was a packed house at Glen Sanders Mansion on Friday for the annual "Trailblazers Award" luncheon.

Former Schenectady building inspector cleared of most, but not all charges

Former Schenectady building inspector Kenneth Tyree was found not guilty of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. He was found guilty of offering a false instrument for filing, for lying about his criminal record on a job application.

Deliberations start in manslaughter trial of former Schenectady building inspector

Closing arguments wrapped up in the trial of a Schenectady building inspector. Kenneth Tyree is charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Prosecutors say he inspected a Jay Street building one day before a deadly fire and failed to take action on safety issues. However, the defense says Tyree wasn't certified at the time of the inspection.

Schenectady County man facing grand larceny charges

State Police say they responded to a domestic dispute Friday in Princetown. That's where they say Anthony Bucci demanded money from his victim.

Glenville police search for suspect on the run

Police are searching for a man who injured detectives as he resisted arrest, and ran off into a swamp.

Heavy wet snow gives shovelers a workout

This is a heavy snow, which makes it a challenge for anyone trying to clear it.

Defense rests in Tyree Trial

The defense rested its case Thursday in the Kenneth Tyree manslaughter trial in Schenectady County Court, Tyree is the former city building inspector charged with criminally negligent manslaughter for the March 2015 fire that killed four people the day after Tyree inspected the property.

Closing arguments set Friday in Schenectady manslaughter trial

Closing arguments are set for Friday morning in the Kenneth Tyree manslaughter trial.

Emergency preparedness training program has perfect timing

In a case of excellent timing, State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is hosting a special training program in Schenectady on Friday focusing on weather emergencies. It comes amid Friday's forecasted storm and after recent flooding from the Mohawk River.

NY Air Guard unit starts return from South Pole mission

The first group of hundreds of Air National Guard members deployed on an annual South Pole mission will be returning to their upstate New York base.

Car smashes into Glenville veterinary clinic

A car smashes into the Glenville Veterinary Clinic. A man inside the building was hurt. No animals were hurt.

GlobalFoundries donation help brings STEM to Capital Region Boys & Girls Clubs

GlobalFoundries partnered with MiSci to help hundreds of students learn about science, technology, engineering and math.