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Unemployment rates dropping in Capital Region

Unemployment rates dropping in Capital Region


Cause of Rensselaer fire remains mystery

Cause of Rensselaer fire remains mystery


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Nassau man killed in Pennsylvania crash

Huge fire destroys Rensselaer home

Troy firefighters request second set of turnout gear

Woman talks about how she overcame life's obstacles to graduate RPI

This weekend, students from RPI will graduate. Among those walking across the stage is a young woman who could have easily become a statistic because of the challenges she faced. Instead, she's a star on the court, as a volunteer - and in her quest for a better life.


Troy pedals out new bike fix-it station

Ahead of Bike to Work Day, Troy unveils a new bike fix-it station and makes a two-wheeled ride to City Hall.


Petersburgh woman talks PFOA problems, potential solutions

A Petersburgh woman testified at a legislative hearing in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.


Rivers Casino constructing sports book betting lounge

As sports betting makes it was to New York State, Rivers Casino in Schenectady is getting ready. 


CLOSING: Little Rice Ball in Troy

The Little Rice Ball in Troy is closing its doors. 


Golfers chase U.S. Open dreams at Troy Country Club

Despite the cold and rainy weather, the local qualifier for the U.S. Open golf tournament was underway at Troy Country Club on Monday.


Hoosick Falls man accused of placing hidden camera in victim's bedroom

Investigators say a Hoosick Falls man had more than 100 images illegally streamed and saved to his phone. They say they came from a hidden camera installed in a victim’s bedroom.


Interest remains for Troy's Monument Square redevelopment

The city of Troy says there is strong interest in the Monument Square redevelopment project.


Major road and bridge work planned for Capital Region

Some major road and bridge work could soon be happening in our area. The Capital District Transportation Committee is about to update their five-year plan, which features $490 million in new and existing projects.


Troy's Ferry Street tunnel reopens after emergency repairs

The Ferry Street tunnel in Troy is back open.


Owner: Old Troy welding warehouse that burned was for sale

The owner of an old welding warehouse that burned in Troy tells NewsChannel 13 he recently listed the property for sale and doesn't have insurance.


Rubble of charred Lansingburgh bowling alley being searched for clues

Investigators were back on the scene Thursday at what used to be a bowling alley in Lansingburgh. They're trying to find out what caused the huge blaze Wednesday morning.    


Troy animal abusers flip in court, plead guilty

Michelle and David Hempstead each plead guilty to 17 counts of animal abuse in a case that's just a few months old, but so were their victims.


Second fire in Troy spurs concern from some for firefighters' safety

There's renewed concern from some about the safety of Troy firefighters wearing the same gear all day, without it being de-contaminated of harmful chemicals. 


Capital Region bowlers remember Alpha Lanes after it's destroyed in a fire

The Troy Bowling Association was hosting a tournament at Spare Time in Latham Wednesday night and many bowlers took time to remember Alpha Lanes.


Captain JP back in business after slamming into Amtrak bridge earlier this year

The Captain JP is ready for business this summer on the Hudson.


Loss of beloved bowling alley sparks fond memories for Troy residents

Alpha Lanes on Fifth Avenue was a landmark in the community. To many people, it was much more than just a bowling alley.


Second major fire breaks out in Troy

A second major fire broke out in Troy on Wednesday. Residents say the building is an old welding warehouse on Pawling Avenue.


Huge fire destroys Troy bowling alley

A fire is raging at bowling alley on Fifth Avenue in Troy, destroying the building.


Semester-end clean out is here

It's graduation season, and that means it's time to clean out those dorms! 


Rensselaer County welfare fraud sweep nets 19 arrests

Nineteen people have been arrested so far in a Rensselaer County sweep for welfare fraud.


Heavy rains sending untreated sewage into Hudson River

Heavy rains are sending untreated sewage into the Hudson River. It's runoff that by law is allowed when heavy rain overloads the sewer system.


Ferry Street Tunnel in Troy closed until further notice

The Ferry Street Tunnel in Troy is closed until further notice.


Town of Schodack talks fire service consolidation after a study is completed

Consolidating fire services in the Town of Schodack was the topic of a meeting Thursday night.


Farm to table lunches being served in Troy schools

TROY - It's lunch time at Troy High School and freshman Omarion Skipwith is loading up on fresh veggies and healthy choices.


Troy plans to demolish old Leonard Hospital

There may soon be new life at the site of the old Leonard Hospital in Troy. The city is looking for bids from contractors to get rid of the asbestos and to tear down the huge building. 


Police: Man found dead on Schodack Island drowned

Police now say the man found dead on Schodack Island earlier this week drowned.


Water main repairs underway in South Troy after big traffic delays

A water main break in South Troy on Tuesday meant big delays.


Troy Farmers Market to expand, still leaves out local family farm

The Riverfront Farmers Market kicks off a week from Saturday.


Ribbon being cut on new Troy Vietnamese restaurant

A ribbon cutting was planned on Friday for a new Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Troy.


Sources: Hoosick Falls cop's leave may be connected to escapee

First on 13, a police officer from the Hoosick Falls Police Department is on administrative leave and sources say it may be connected to the escape of Justin Faatz.


Recruiting effort underway for more firefighting volunteers

The ninth annual RecruitNY Campaign is held this weekend at more than 600 fire houses around the state including nearly 100 in the Capital Region.


Boil water advisory issued for part of Rensselaer County

There's a boil water advisory in effect for part of Rensselaer County.


Troy looks to reopen city pool closed for two years

Construction crews in Troy are working to hopefully get the South Troy pool back open for the summertime.


Family escapes early morning Raymertown fire

An early morning fire got a head start and consumed a home that had been on the rural road for more than 40 years.


Man already behind bars charged in connection with 2015 Troy homicide

Troy police say they now have the man responsible for killing 19-year-old Ahzirah Carter almost four years ago.


Capital Roots looks to make neighborhood cleanups part of regular routine

Dozens of volunteers showed Mother Earth a little extra love on Monday by picking up trash with Capital Roots in Albany and Troy.


Donor buys gravestones at Troy cemetery for families who can't afford one

There are dozens of brand new grave markers at the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, and it's all thanks to an anonymous donor.


Capital Region gives back to Mother Earth

Earth Day is upon us and people across the Capital Region are trying to help in any way they can. That includes in Rensselaer County.


Cambridge HS says student can't attend prom

A 16-year-old girl from Cambridge is being told she can't go to prom with her boyfriend.


Clothing donation closet in Rensselaer County helping foster kids

A clothing donation closet is now helping foster kids in Rensselaer County.


Fire damages Schaghticoke home

A fire in Schaghticoke kept several fire departments busy on Friday afternoon.


Troy house fire under investigation

The cause of a house fire in Troy is under investigation. The fire broke out at a single family home just before 6:30 Thursday morning on Tibbits Avenue.


Woman arrested in connection with Troy stabbing

One woman is recovering from stab wounds and another is under arrest after an incident Thursday morning in Troy.


Trial delayed for man accused in Troy quadruple homicide

The trial of one of the men accused in a quadruple homicide in Troy will now be delayed.


Troy gunshots report under investigation

Troy police are investigating after getting calls for gunshots.


Troy's Frear Park begins 88th season of golf

It's time to tee it up in Troy.


Two people hit by car in Troy

Police in Troy are still investigating a car versus pedestrian crash that sent two people to the hospital.


Hearing held to discuss proposed Schodack hazardous waste facility

People in Schodack were planning to give their thoughts on a proposed hazardous-waste-truck facility on the corner of Route 9 and Lape Road on Monday evening.


Driver helps a boy found alone on an Albany street at 4:30 a.m.

A Troy man driving in Albany was shocked to see a little boy alone on the street in the middle of the night.  Some of the encounter was captured on video. 


State Liquor Authority suspends Troy tavern's license

The State Liquor Authority has suspended the license of O'Leary's Tavern in Troy.


Schodack residents against proposed hazardous waste truck facility

Residents in the Town of Schodack are concerned about their water being contaminated.


EPA won't compel GE to restart Hudson River dredging

The Environmental Protection Agency has declined to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River, despite calls from New York officials and environmentalists.


North Greenbush police warn of phone scam

North Greenbush Police Department is warning about a phone scam.


ValleyCats continue annual effort to renovate youth baseball fields

For another year, the Tri-City ValleyCats were heading out across the Capital Region to renovate youth baseball fields on Thursday as part of their "4 in 24" project.


Sand Lake church under fire for inviting discrimination

A survey sent out to current and former parishioners with the Sand Lake-based Zion's Taborton Church is sparking outrage.
"It's infuriating. This is the 21st century. It's the 21st century," said now former parishioner Maia Klippert.


Troy police detective admits to felony grand larceny

There has been a change of plea for a Troy police officer.


Happy homecoming for Army specialist from Nassau

Army Specialist Nicholas Terry of Nassau has been stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. That's the home of the 25th Infantry Tropic Lightning. He's been there for the past three years and is coming home.


Calls on rise to mobile crisis line

East Greenbush and other investigators have seen an uptick in calls that result in protective custody and prevention.


One defendant enters guilty plea in Troy quadruple homicide

There is a guilty plea in a quadruple homicide in Troy. Justin Mann pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree murder Friday in Rensselaer County Court.


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