From Poestenkill to the obliterated Florida panhandle

From Poestenkill to the obliterated Florida panhandle

Blue balloons released in Schaghticoke to honor Schoharie crash victims

Blue balloons released in Schaghticoke to honor Schoharie crash victims

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Columbia High: East Greenbush Police say no credible threat

Troy resident runs 31 miles on 31st birthday to raise money for breast cancer research

Troy police assistant chief promoted to deputy chief

Mock dorm set on fire at RPI

How fast can a fire spread? Students at RPI learned a lesson on Wednesday morning.

Local Red Cross volunteers head to Florida

Harry Oettinger has been volunteering with the American Red Cross since 2005. Less than 24 hours after getting a call his help would be needed in Florida as Hurricane Michael hits the Panhandle, Oettinger was checking in for his flight from Albany to Orlando.

Shooting in Troy leaves person hospitalized

One person is at Albany Medical Center, after a shooting in Troy.

Rensselaer County charges dozens of people with stealing public funds

Dozens of people are charged with stealing $100,000 in public funds.

Troy mom accused of killing her toddler

A 20-year-old woman in Troy is under arrest, accused of killing her own child.

Public hearing held by Rensselaer County IDA on Regeneron expansion proposal

The Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency or IDA held a public hearing in East Greenbush, tonight. It was an opportunity for residents to voice their opinions on a new Regeneron pharmaceutical plant.

Wall collapses at Troy home

Engineers are working to make sure a home is stable in Troy.

St. Peter's Health Partners consolidating some staff into Michigan

Seven years after a number of hospitals in the Capital Region came together under the banner of St. Peter's Health Partners, there are more changes -  this time affecting employees.

Governor announces $200 million dollar grant to address drinking water contaminants

The Governors office announced a $200 million dollar grant available to communities dealing with contaminants in their water. It's welcome news to some but for environmental advocates, New York has failed to act on setting maximum contaminant levels for toxic chemicals.

Report: Suspicious person approached child in Grafton

In Grafton, investigators are looking into a report of a suspicious person who approached a child.

Unity House gets $1.5 million grant

A $1.5 million federal grant received by Unity House of Troy will enable them to expand service for countless victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Police: Troy man crashed stolen car in Montgomery County

A Troy man is in the Montgomery County Jail, accused of stealing a car and crashing it in Montgomery County.

Unity House offers services to sexual assault and domestic violence victims

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network or RAINN one person experiences assault every 98 seconds. One out of six women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape and seven out of ten sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. Unity House in Troy wants victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse to know they are willing to help anyone who needs it.  

Troy police looking for man who led them on a car chase

Police say a woman passenger was also hurt during the incident.

East Greenbush cop's stolen property court case moved to Schodack

An East Greenbush police officer arrested last week will not be in court as scheduled Thursday night.

Manned mission to Mars discussed at RPI panel

It was an evening with trailblazers and space innovators at RPI Wednesday, where a panel of guests discussed the logistics of a manned mission to Mars.

Rensselaer County correctional officer charged with sexually abusing inmate

A Rensselaer County correctional officer is charged with sexually abusing a female inmate.

Longtime Wynantskill educator celebrates 100th birthday

A longtime educator is celebrating her 100th birthday this week.

National Voter Registration Day 2018

September 25 is National Voter Registration Day. You can register online or go to one of several local spots for registration on Tuesday. 

More complaints, advice for Oak Hill tenants

After NewsChannel 13 chronicled living conditions at the Oak Hill Apartments in North Greenbush earlier this week, complaints have continued to pour in to us. Now, a legal expert has some advice.

Police: No foul play in North Greenbush death

Police say there was no foul play in connection with a body found by the side of the road in North Greenbush earlier this week.

New patient pavilion opens at Samaritan Hospital in Troy

A big celebration in Troy as St. Peter's Health Partners celebrates the completion of its $105 million master plan.

Rensselaer fire chief resigns amid tensions with volunteers

Rensselaer Fire Chief Bill Hummel resigned Wednesday just hours before volunteer firfighters are set to bring concerns about training and proper equipment to city officials.

Apartment concerns: falling balcony, mold

Residents of the Oak Hill apartments in North Greenbush are awaiting repairs and remediation at their complex after a balcony collapsed and mold was found inside some of the units.

New York Board of Regents backs down on some ESSA regulations

The New York Board of Regents is backing down on some of their original proposed standardized testing regulations announced earlier this year. the Board first announced their plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act regulations in May. After more than 1900 public comments came in about the proposal changes were drafted.

Community colleges join together to address lack of skilled workers

Five Capital Region Community Colleges came together on Tuesday to address one issue -- lack of skilled workers.

Troy police seek more info on man charged with lewd behavior

Troy police are looking for more information regarding a man who was arrested for lewd behavior recently.

Chief sidelines volunteer firefighters for training concerns

An upstate New York fire chief has sidelined his volunteer firefighters from rushing into burning buildings amid concerns about training.

Hackathon at RPI dedicated to creating new emergency response technology

As Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas, wildfires rage in the west and mysterious gas explosions rock Massachusetts, computer programmers are participating in a 24 hour challenge to create new apps to help in emergency responses.

Late snow means apple peddling is in full bloom

From Kinderhook to Valatie to Clifton Park, we take the temperature of the apple crop for the picking season. We hope you find it a-peeling.

Troy man charged with July shooting in Albany

A Troy man is behind bars, accused of a shooting in Albany in July.

Troy codes enforcement officer accused of falsifying records

A Troy code enforcement officer is facing charges. James Lance was arraigned Thursday on seven counts including grand larceny, corruption and falsifying records.

His home long gone, Uncle Sam's memory lives on

He once sent meat to troops in the War of 1812 marked U.S. which became "Uncle Sam." Today, September 13, is National Uncle Sam Day.

Department of Homeland Security reports record high August for Mexican border crossings

The Department of Homeland Security reports border migration is at a record high for the month of August. Rensselaer County Sheriff Patrick Russo says congress needs to act to enforce stricter legislation.

Negotiations underway to merge Albany, Troy Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany and Troy are coming together to help serve kids across the Capital Region.

More school resource officers placed in Rensselaer County

Rensselaer County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Manny is taking his street smarts to the hallways of the Hoosic Valley Junior-Senior High School.

Biotech company Regeneron announces $800 million investment at Rensselaer labs

Regeneron has announced it will invest $800 million over the next seven years in its manufacturing facility and labs in Rensselaer.

Bennington woman accused of stealing from elderly people

A Bennington woman is accused of stealing from elderly people, including a couple she was supposed to be helping. Katherine Disorda is facing charges in both Vermont and New York.

Marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks with local ceremonies

On the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, first responders and local students mark the day.

3 sheriffs, Senate candidate oppose Cuomo decision on parolee voting

Sex offenders or murderers may be voting at your polling location this Thursday. That's because Governor Andrew Cuomo granted a blanket pardon allowing 24,000 parolees to vote. He said it will help reduce recidivism.

Troy cop accused of fighting at Little League game

A Troy police officer with a history of notoriety is in the news again. Officer Dominick Comitale has been charged with second-degree harassment by North Greenbush police.

Man hospitalized after being slashed in Troy armed robbery

One man is in the hospital after Troy police say he was slashed in an armed robbery Thursday night.

Troy Police investigate armed robbery

Troy Police investigate an armed robbery from Thursday night

How hot is too hot inside a classroom? NYSUT calls for changes in NY schools

It's a scenario taking place in classrooms all across the state this week. The New York State United Teachers say they're getting reports of some classrooms topping out at 106 degrees.

Puppy greeting students at Catholic Central in Troy

The students are back at Catholic Central in Troy and they're being joined by a puppy.

Man resentenced in deadly 1986 Troy arson

A murder retrial more than 30 years in the making has now ended with the same verdict and the same sentence.

Snapped pole knocks out power near Port of Rensselaer

Several businesses around the Port of Rensselaer are without power.

Police in Troy investigating two shootings

Police say they're not sure if the shootings are connected.

North Greenbush burglary under investigation

North Greenbush police are investigating an early morning burglary. They say it happened in an upstairs apartment at 4491 State Route 43.

Teens arrested for vandalism in Hoosick Falls

Two teenagers are facing multiple charges after Hoosick Falls police say they spray painted several cars and a building in the village.

Person drowns in Rensselaer County home

A drowning in Rensselaer County is under investigation.

Poll has Faso leading Delgado in 19th Congressional District

The latest poll from the Siena Research Institute looks at the race in the 19th Congressional District.

Organist 'strikes chord' at Rensselaer County church for 80+ years

There is no mistaking the sound of an organ. It is said to be one of the more complex musical instruments.

Deacon: It's 'regrettable' how cemetery groundskeeper handled personal items

The deacon who oversees the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Greenbush says it's regrettable how a groundskeeper handled personal items on the graves of people buried there.

Troy standoff ends without incident

A standoff in Troy kept police busy Wednesday.

Heat interferes with school sports practices

New York State law says that once the heat index rises to 96 degrees or above, games or practices have to be moved inside, postponed or canceled.

Man arrested for drug deal at Washington County Fair

It was more than cotton candy and funnel cakes at the Washington County Fair, deputies say they caught a drug deal happening at the fairgrounds.

American flags at grave sites in East Greenbush shredded, used to hold up tomato plants

Some people in East Greenbush are angry and upset after items have gone missing from grave sites at a cemetery. 

Residents come together to rally after a historic church is shut down without explanation

The Church of Immaculate Conception in Hoosick Falls has been shut down by the Diocese of Albany. Concerned residents gathered on the church steps to say they want the bishop to reconsider.

East Greenbush police: Discount Flooring owner made-up robbery

East Greenbush Police say Discount Flooring owner, Mark Slocum, made up the robbery story on Monday.