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Racist graffiti on Schaghticoke road sign shocks community

Racist graffiti on Schaghticoke road sign shocks community


Gillibrand calls Troy 'awesome' when asked about campaign headquarters

Gillibrand calls Troy 'awesome' when asked about campaign headquarters


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Government shutdown hits craft breweries

Flames damage Rensselaer County business

Troy police identify victim of weekend homicide

Man accused of stealing from lockers at Glenmont Planet Fitness

A 39-year-old man from Rensselaer is accused of stealing property from unlocked lockers at the Glenmont Planet Fitness.


Freezing temps blamed for Troy water main break

A water main break was being fixed in Troy on Monday.


Police investigate Troy homicide

Police are investigating a homicide at 491 Pawling Ave. in Troy.


Reports: Gillibrand team eyeing Troy's Frear Building for presidential campaign

We now know where Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is reportedly planning on setting up her campaign headquarters if she decides to run for president in 2020.


Troy museum's hands-on project a real 'eye-opener' for kids

Teachers will tell you there's nothing like hands-on experience for students to learn the mysteries of anatomy. Capital Region students are getting just such a lesson that may steer some toward a career in medicine.


Search continues for cause of North Hoosick train derailment

Investigators continue to look for the reason why five train cars went off the tracks in North Hoosick. Some cars contained propane.


AP sources: Gillibrand eyes Troy for 2020 campaign base

Multiple people tell The Associated Press that Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is looking at Troy, New York, as a potential headquarters for a 2020 presidential bid.


Tearful apology from Troy man who left brother to die at crime scene

The Troy man who ran away from a crime scene, and left his own brother there to die is heading to prison.


Lawsuit being filed in death of man found dead weeks after checking into transitional housing

His family believes his body had been left decomposing for nearly 40 days by the people who were supposed to be caring for him. Now, NewsChannel 13 has obtained a copy of the lawsuit being filed against the Hudson Mohawk Recovery Center.


Train cars carrying propane derail in North Hoosick

Emergency crews are monitoring the scene of a train derailment in Rensselaer County.


Broken cameras hinder Troy police's crime-fighting efforts

Police officers in Troy are concerned that one of their key crime-fighting tools is not working properly.


Abuse allegations substantiated in Troy transitional housing death

Allegations of abuse are substantiated after the death of a Troy man whose body was found decomposing at a Transitional Housing facility on 6th Avenue in Troy. 


Cities sue drug makers over opioid epidemic

Cities in the Capital Region – including Albany, Schenectady, and Troy – are joining together to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic. Plattsburgh is also part of this same lawsuit.


Troy police looking for suspects in assisted living thefts case

Troy police are looking for help identifying two people who may have been involved in a series of thefts at an assisted living facility.


Two small houses catch fire in Pownal, VT

Firefighters from several departments coped with icy conditions as they battled a fire and wind in Pownal, Vermont.


Residents say Troy sanctuary city debate causing divide

On Saturday, a public forum on the topic was held for residents in the Eastside neighborhood. The resolution was tabled last month.


FIRST Robotics Competition kicks off 2019 season

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held its season kickoff event for the FIRST Robotics Competition Saturday. 


Rensselaer County man facing rape charges

A Rensselaer County man is facing several charges, including rape, after having sex with an underage person he met online.


Records: No contact with man in transitional housing for month before body was found

A man whose body was found decomposing in a transitional housing facility in Troy hadn't been heard from in the month before he was found.


Troy bowling alley to reopen after fire

Uncle Sam's bowling alley in Troy plans to reopen Thursday evening after a fire broke there Wednesday night.


Troy City Council president pleads guilty to DWAI after Clifton Park arrest

Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello appeared in Clifton Park Town Court on Thursday evening. She pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired and failure to obey a traffic control device. She paid a fine of $753.


Troy cop charged in Little League fight resigns

Embattled police officer Dominick Comitale has resigned from the Troy Police Department. The move was effective on Jan. 2.


Trinity Alliance gets $300,000 in state grants to curb gun violence

Seven organizations across New York are splitting more than $3 million in state funding to curb gun violence. One of them is in Troy.


Court documents: Troy City Council president was 'uncooperative' before DWI arrest

Court documents say Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello refused an on-scene breathalyzer and was uncooperative when asked to take field sobriety tests on the day after Christmas, before she was arrested for DWI.


7 groups splitting $3M to combat gun violence in cities

Seven organizations across New York state are splitting more than $3 million in state funding to curb gun violence and help people impacted by shootings.


Former drug addict trying to turn life around charged with DWI

A former drug addict who worked to get his life back on track finds himself in trouble again.


New Rensselaer County district attorney sworn-in

Mary Pat Donnelly officially took over as Rensselaer County District Attorney on Friday.


Still no trial one year after Troy quadruple homicide

One year ago this week, Troy police discovered one of the most gruesome crime scenes in Capital Region history. There still hasn't been a trial, so NewsChannel 13 is following up.


Troy City Council president releases statement after DWI arrest

Troy's City Council president is speaking out after being charged with DWI.


Person dies in Stephentown fire

A person died in a trailer fire early Friday morning in the Town of Stephentown, according to sources.


Animals pulled from Troy home ready for adoption

Some of the dozens of animals recovered from a hoarded home in Troy earlier this month are now up for adoption.


Hoosick Falls man charged in Christmas Eve burglary

Hoosick Falls police make an arrest in a Christmas Eve burglary.


Hiking off those Christmas calories

On the day after Christmas, instead of fighting crowds for gift returns or clearance bargains, why not take a hike.


Annual interfaith tradition in Troy helps feed others

It's an interfaith community of Jews, Muslims, and Christians wrapping gifts, preparing meals and then delivering both to shut-ins throughout the city, on a holiday when the Meals on Wheels program takes the day off.


Embattled Troy cop indicted after little league fight

Embattled Troy Police Officer Dominick Comitale has been indicted on two charges stemming from an altercation at a little league field this past summer.


Troy man accused of stealing $12,000 in jewelry

A Troy man is accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry. Eric Golden is under arrest.


RPI president's contract extended through 2022

The president of RPI in Troy has agreed to a contract extension.


Animal hoarding investigation underway at Troy home

A disturbing case of animal hoarding is under investigation in Troy. Over 100 animals were found at 92 Campbell Avenue on Tuesday morning.


Hoarded pets recovering after being removed from Troy home

The nearly 100 pets found hoarded in a Troy home Tuesday are on the road to recovery. However, it’s not all good news.


Trustco Bank employee charged with petit larceny

An employee with the Trustco Bank in Brunswick was arrested and charged with petit larceny.


Costa's is closing after 68 years in Troy

Open in 1950, A.V. Costa's gift shop on Fulton Street in Troy will close after the New Year, following the death of its founder back in March.


Propane tanks concern fire crews in Wynantskill

A garage fire kept firefighters busy in Wynantskill on Tuesday.


Group to release recommendations on making water safer to drink

New recommendations that should make drinking water safer.


Judge rules Luna the dog can go home in Troy

A Rensselaer County judge says the Luna will not be euthanized and can go home after the city of Troy and Luna's owner reached a settlement Tuesday.


Brunswick crash blamed on slippery roads

If you had to be out on the roads early Monday morning, chances are you had to deal with icy conditions.


BioBus brings science lab on wheels to Troy

Bringing science to the students. That's why the "BioBus" recently arrived in Troy.


Students compete at Lego League Robotics Tournament

The quest to live on a different planet is on.


Rensselaerville town supervisor arrested

The town supervisor of Rensselaerville was under investigation. Now, he's been arrested.


State senator requests 'pardon' for Troy dog on death row

State Senator Jim Tedisco is asking the governor to pardon a dog. Luna, a dog in Troy, was ordered to be euthanized for biting a neighbor's dog. However, the outcry over that decision has given Luna a brief reprieve and caused the city of Troy to ease its dangerous dog laws.


Pedestrians hit by SUV in Troy

Two people were hit by an SUV late Thursday while crossing 8th Street in Troy.


Troy school bus driver charged with trying to have sex with minor

A Troy school bus driver is facing charges for allegedly trying to have sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in Albany County.


Abandoned dog from Troy on the mend

There’s good news about a dog found abandoned and malnourished in Troy last week. Troy police now say he’s on the mend.


Rensselaer police sergeant dies in Hospice care

Rensselaer police are mourning the death of one of their sergeants. Joseph Carney, 52, died Saturday at Hospice.


Supporters of Troy becoming a sanctuary city hold vigil outside mayor's fundraiser

The debate continues on whether or not Troy should be a sanctuary city. Last Thursday Troy City Council tabled the resolution on it.


$1,500 reward now offered for info on abandoned Troy dog

A $1,500 reward is now offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction, after a poor dog was found abandoned in Troy.


Police in Washington, Rensselaer and Bennington counties looking for brazen burglars

Police in three local counties are investigating a rash of a dozen similar burglaries.


Albany mayor: 'Sanctuary city' status has made a difference

As of today, the city of Troy is "not" a "sanctuary" community, but it's certainly not for a lack of trying.


Troy City Council tables resolution on 'sanctuary city' status

The full Troy City Council weren't able to make a vote on whether to become a sanctuary city.


Capital Region SWAT teams training

SWAT teams from Troy and Colonie are teaming up for specialized tactical operations training in Oriskany, which is in Oneida County. NewsChannel 13 got a look at the one of a kind police training facility. 


What went wrong? Man's decomposing body found in Troy transitional housing facility

What went wrong? A mother is demanding answers after she says her 27-year-old son's decomposing body was found inside his room at a transitional housing facility in Troy, more than a month after he arrived.


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