Aunt of murdered Knox boy wishes she could have done more

Inside her tiny mobile home, Brenda VanAlstyne says she feels as if the world is closing in on her -- but it has nothing to do with the clutter.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to a Police Athletic League luncheon in New York, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
  • Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt
British rock singer Joe Cocker performs during his concert in Foenix Hall in Debrecen, 180 kilometers east of Budapest, Hungary, late Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.
  • Joe Cocker dies at 70
  • Campaign against heroin use hits local theaters
  • Multiple DWI arrests made as holiday season arrives

Waste Watchers

  • The cost of closing a prison

    NewsChannel 13 has received a long-awaited response from the Department Of Corrections and Community Supervision. It's regarding taxpayer money spent to pay employees long after the inmates were gone from Mount McGregor State Prison.

Education Spotlight

  • Training teachers to help identify dyslexia

    Should teachers in New York State be trained to recognize students with dyslexia? Many parents say “yes.” In fact, parents attending a NewsChannel 13 education forum this past September urged us to research the issue and we did.

NewsChannel 13 In-Depth

  • Are we hearing the final ring for the payphone?

    When was the last time you used a pay phone? Or better yet, have your children or grandchildren ever used one? Once a staple on almost every street corner, pay phones are rapidly vanishing. However, they're still around -- if you know where to look.


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