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Local National Guard captain takes first steps since December crash

This week, a captain with the New York National Guard will finally go home. He hasn't been overseas. He's been in various hospitals since a horrible crash in December. This week marked a major milestone in his recovery and NewsChannel 13 was there for it.

  • Who gets state rent checks?

    The State of New York pays out tens of millions of taxpayer dollars every year to rent office space in the Capital Region. That's your money. NewsChannel 13 found out where it's going, but it's much harder to say who's actually getting it. That's why NewsChannel 13 set out to learn who is collecting the rent checks and what, if any, link they might have to politically well connected people.

  • Breast density notification law could help save lives

    New York was the fourth state to sign a breast density notification law. Now, the feds are considering doing the same. The law mandates that if a mammogram finds a woman has dense breast tissue she must be notified of that. Then, she and her doctor can decide if she should undergo another screening with ultrasound.

  • Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings reflects on his 20 years in office

    For a guy from North Albany he didn't have to travel far to make his mark and he says he has no plans to leave the city he loves.

  • Shen athletic trainer helps Olympic hopefuls go for gold

    Rick Knizek learned early on never to turn down an opportunity. A rotation with the US Olympic Committee in California 10 years ago, led to a relationship with the medical staff at the Training Center in Lake Placid. That helped land him where he is this month for 2 weeks: working as one of the medical trainers for the US Bobsled and Skeleton Teams in Russia.

  • Heroin use affecting young people

    Heroin use is back with a vengeance in the Capital Region. What is especially troubling to addiction specialists is that it's affecting people in their early teens, including young girls. 

  • Bishop Hubbard reflects on his years of service

    Bishop Howard Hubbard is the only bishop that many local Catholics have ever known. Before he retires, he sat down for an in-depth, wide-ranging interview about his years of service.  

  • Moreland Commission co-chairs: Gov. Cuomo never interfered

    The co-chairs of the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption told NewsChannel 13 there is no truth to published reports claiming Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his staff tried to steer the Commission away from political allies.

  • 'Hypocrisy' in the Moreland Commission?

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo built in “hypocrisy” by appointing elected officials to the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, an ethics watchdog told NewsChannel 13.

  • Electronic medical records, who's protecting your information.

    The move away from paper is mandated by the feds with the goal of saving money and improving health care.

  • 3-war Veteran gives Memorial Day message

    The grand marshal of this year’s Memorial Day parade in Albany says we should never pass it off as just another parade. Col. John Edwards of Niskayuna has a distinguished military career that spans three wars.

  • Comptroller's office seeking to reunite NYer's with funds

    It's a misconception, in New York at least, that all government does is take your money. Comptroller Tom Dinapoli's office of unclaimed funds is returning $1 million a day to New Yorkers.  

  • Lyme disease, other tick-borne illnesses pose wide ranging problems

    New York ranks third in the nation for confirmed cases of Lyme disease. The CDC says Lyme is epidemic and the fastest growing insect-borne, infectious disease in the country.

  • Loss, injustice, and a Purple Heart petition

    It was a case that shocked many, a local soldier on trial for allegedly killing two fellow soldiers. The trial has come and gone, but not the determination of a wife of one of the murdered soldiers.

  • Supporters, opponents: NY has a lot to learn about fracking

    Is New York State missing out on what many are calling the next big thing for the energy industry? Or is the state smart to hold off on hydro-fracking until lawmakers have more information? In Pennsylvania, they've been hydro-fracking for years.

  • K9 Detection helps parents make sure their kids are safe

    How far would you go to make sure that your child isn't using drugs in your house? More and more parents are going the extra mile and hiring drug sniffing dogs to make sure their children are safe.

  • Stimulant drug abuse illegal, potentially deadly

    Some teenagers without ADD are buying stimulant drugs like Adderall and Ritalin from friends, thinking these drugs can give them an edge when it comes to studying. Doctors say that can be a fatal mistake.

  • A look behind the scenes: 911 Dispatch

    When your life is on the line, they're the first in line to get you help, the comforting voice on the other end of the phone in your most desperate time.


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