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New York state wildlife experts tracking bald eagles

New York state wildlife experts tracking bald eagles

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Improvements underway on Schoharie Reservoir

Rep. Faso defends health care vote as challengers emerge

Cobleskill K9's first day on patrol

Stoddard, former Schoharie County sheriff, dies

A former sheriff in Schoharie County has died.

SUNY Cobleskill student killed in I-88 crash

A college student is dead and five others are injured after their car hit a highway median and rolled over in upstate New York.

Faso: SBHS needs to be replicated nationwide

After touring the Middleburgh Elementary School healthcare center on Wednesday, Congressman John Faso (R - Kinderhook) says he'd like to see it replicated nationwide.

Man accused of sending inappropriate material to 13-year-old girls

A Gilboa man whose online names include "Big Sexy" is accused of sending inappropriate material to 13-year-old girls on social media.

Lopez wants NYPA hydro plant to be ready for next flood

The New York Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa hydroelectric plant is up for relicensing, and Schoharie County residents want to use the chance to make the area safer from potentially devastating floods.

11 dogs seized from Schoharie County home

Eleven dogs were seized from a home in Summit, Schoharie County. A woman is now charged with not taking proper care of them.

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.  

Schoharie Reservoir work underway

Work is underway on a road and bridge along the Schoharie Reservoir. It's being paid for by New York City, which uses the reservoir for part of its water supply.

Schoharie County man sentenced for illegally trying to sell gun

A Schoharie County man is sentenced for trying to sell a gun he wasn't legally allowed to have. Aaron Bowman of Middleburgh got 27 months in prison Friday. He had pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm.

Cows saved after Middleburgh barn collapse

 Heavy snow and high winds from this week's big storm have caused roofs to collapse on several upstate New York structures, including a barn housing 150 cows.


Schoharie County man accused of sexual abuse due in court

A Schoharie County man accused of sexually abusing teenage boys is due back in court Monday.

Cobleskill church steeple damaged by fire

Parishioners of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on East Main Street got together for Sunday morning service while still in shock after fire ripped through the church steeple on Saturday.

Schoharie Central Schools host "STEAM" day

It was "STEAM" day at Schoharie Central Schools on Friday. That stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Chief Meteorologist Bob Kovachick spoke with students about what meteorologists do and how to become one.

Fire officials confirm 2 dead in Carlisle fire

 Schoharie County fire officials confirm at least two people are dead as a result of a house fire in Carlisle on Rt. 20. 

Police escort 350,000 turbine from Schenectady to Sharon Springs

Police helped escort a 350,000-pound turbine through the Capital Region Friday. The 350 feet long and 20 feet wide turbine was being moved from General Electric in Schenectady to a destination in Sharon Springs.

New taxes and fees in Governor Cuomo's proposed budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $152 billion budget includes some new taxes and fees in addition to new programs and proposals.

Pistol and revolver owners must update gun license

Saratoga Sheriff says his office has received more than a hundred calls from gun owners with questions about new SAFE Act requirements.

13-year-old boy arrested for swastika graffiti spree

A 13-year-old boy is now under arrest, accused of spray-painting swastikas in Esperance. Police say the teen painted the symbols at several locations in the village, including inside the basement of a building.

Tractor trailer hauling meat flips in Cobleskill

No one was hurt when a tractor trailer hauling meat flipped on its side on I-88 in Cobleskill Monday morning.

New York State Police investigating hate graffiti in Esperance

Spray-painted swastikas were found overnight in the Schoharie County village of Esperance.

Moving Out: New York number one in population loss category

This is the time of year when you hear people dreaming out loud about leaving for a warmer climate. Census estimates reveal New Yorkers are indeed leaving the state.

Chris Gibson prepares for life out of office

After three terms, the Colonel turned Congressman decided not to run again.  Chris Gibson's successor is his friend, neighbor and fellow Republican John Faso.

Window tint will be tested during state inspection starting January 1

If you have tinted windows you'll want to read this. To pass inspection next year, your car's windows will have to pass through a light meter.

Cobleskill "Shop with a Cop" Grants Christmas Wishes

Police were out in force at the Walmart in Cobleskill, doing the kind of work they like to do best.

Cobleskill patrolman buys family new car seat, blanket

There were some scary moments Saturday morning for a family in Cobleskill after a 100-pound propane tank in their car's trunk exploded while they were driving.

One of two rescued High Peak hikers returns to hospital

One of the two young hikers who went missing for nearly two days during a hike on Algonquin Mountain is back in the hospital.  Blake Alois' father tells NewsChannel 13 that a doctor admitted the 20 year this afternoon after discovering the young man's frost bitten feet had become infected

Schoharie County man accused of abusing boys he met at church

A Schoharie County man is accused of sexually abusing boys he met at his church.

Teen arrested for Cobleskill-Richmondville High bomb threats

After two straight days of bomb threats at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, state police say they have the teen responsible.

Police: Sharon Springs man sold, insured deceased owners' cars

A Sharon Springs man is under arrest after state police say he registered and insured his girlfriend's car. The problem? Police say she had been dead for two years, and that's not all. Police say 55-year-old Joel Tilford also sold his dead neighbor's car for $1,600.

Feds don't ♥ NY road signs

The Federal Highway Administration wants New York to remove "I Love New York" road signs, concerned that the big blue signs will distract motorists.

HUD moves to make public housing tobacco free

  Tobacco products might soon be banned inside and immediately outside federally funded public housing.   If the plan moves forward, it would take 18 months to take effect.

Newly elected members of Congress pose for photo

Newly elected members of Congress had their picture taken Tuesday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Without New York City, Trump would be ahead in New York

Hillary Clinton took New York easily in the presidential election last night, but it was neck and neck outside of New York City.

Republicans retain 19th Congressional seat

Faso intends to model his time in Washington after Chris Gibson's three terms.

Lots of commercials, lots of money in tight 19th Congressional District

Sunday's Time Warner Cable News Siena Poll has Teachout down six points to John Faso.  Last week's NewsChannel 13 Survey USA poll had Teachout up by three points.

Cobleskill police getting their first K9

Cobleskill will now have a new weapon in its fight against crime and drugs, especially heroin.  Police are able to get the dog thanks to a grant, and donations from the community.

Stillwater Police donating cell phones for domestic violence victims

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Stillwater Police Department is donating cell e phones for victims, so they have a way to call for help if needed.

Tractor-trailer rolls over on I-88

A tractor-trailer has rolled over into a ditch on I-88 in Schoharie County. The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. near Exit 24 on the westbound side.

Nine people displaced by Cobleskill apartment fire

The Schoharie County Sheriff's Office says nine people have been displaced by a fire at an apartment building in Cobleskill.

$25K bail set for woman accused of stealing cruiser

Accused's mother-in-law says she is not that kind of person and she should just realize that her marriage is over and he needs to go on with her life.

Police: Woman stole police car, injured Trooper

The New York State Police are looking for a Schoharie County woman accused of stealing a state police vehicle and injuring a state trooper.

Green Party seeing red over November ballot

What do New York State Senator George Amedore and Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein have in common?  Not a lot.  But they can both be found on the Green Party line of the November ballot.

19th Congressional District race heats up after a candidate forum

John Faso and Zephyr Teachout met for a candidate forum this morning. It comes just two days after polls show 19th Congressional district race in a virtual tie.

Obama's 9/11 lawsuit veto a complex issue

For Frank Tatum of Stillwater, there's really no good answer whether he should be allowed to hold the government of Saudi Arabia liable in U.S. courts for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Albany Diocese Priest recalls miracle trip to Rome for Canonization

Rev. Sylvaster Sarihaddula met  Mother Teresa three times during his career before witnessing, and participating in, her Canonization at the Vatican earlier this month.

Schoharie County continues search to replace flooded out jail

Plans to build a new jail on a piece of farmland in Schoharie have been scrapped. That means the county has to start all over again, and continue shuttling inmates to Albany County Jail, which is costing a lot of money. 

Underground construction to help keep Schoharie floods at bay

Schoharie is no stranger to flooding. It was devastated during Tropical Storm Irene. Now, there's a construction project going on aimed at preventing future floods. Much of the work is taking place underground.

Man visiting all 413 National Park sites passes through Kinderhook

When Mikah Meyer completes his three year trek in May 2019, he will be the youngest person to visit all the National Park sites and the only person to do it in one trip.  

Four people arrested in connection with SUNY Cobleskill robbery

Four people are charged with robbing two freshman on the SUNY Cobleskill campus.

Schoharie County heroin dealer sentenced to prison

A heroin dealer from Middleburgh, Schoharie County is headed to prison. Scott Kossow, 31, sold heroin to another person three separate times in 2015.

Anger management set for man tried 4 times for wife's murder

A New York man whose fourth trial in the slaying of his wife ended in his acquittal has been ordered to undergo anger management for harassing a man enrolled in a college class.

Schoharie County battles drug epidemic

The epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse continues to plague the Capital Region. Now one county sheriff is asking for more help to fight the drug. Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond wants more money this year and next year to hire more deputies.

Schoharie County sheriff seeks more money to combat drug overdoses

Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond plans to ask the county for more money to combat drug overdoses and burglaries.

6 overdoses, 3 deaths in 48 hours

Authorities in Schoharie County report six opioid overdoses, three of them fatal, in a 48 hours period this week.  

Three dead in Schoharie County drug overdoses

An investigation is underway in Schoharie County after three people died of suspected drug overdoses. State police tell us two died on Monday and one Tuesday.

Five years later, Schoharie County still recovering from Tropical Storm Irene

Five years ago, Tropical Storm Irene rewrote Schoharie's history. The storm damaged or destroyed 90 percent of all buildings in Schoharie.

SALT celebrates progress in Schoharie since Tropical Storm Irene

It's been five years since Tropical Storm Irene made landfall, causing devastation in parts of the Capital Region. On Sunday, Schoharie Area Long Term, or SALT, held an event to celebrate the county's tremendous progress over the last five years, and look towards the future.

RPI students volunteer in Schoharie County

Students at RPI in Troy moved in earlier this week. A group of freshmen traveled to Schoharie to perform some volunteer work. They are helping build a new park, as the community continues to recover from Hurricane Irene.

16 temporarily stuck in elevator at Howe Caverns

Some amateur spelunkers got a small scare Saturday at Howe Caverns. Crews responded to the caverns a little after 3:30 p.m. when an elevator got stuck on its way into the caves.

Middleburgh man sentenced to 10 years for child porn crimes

A Middleburgh is going to prison for 10 years for child pornography crimes. Edward Werner was sentenced on Tuesday.