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Emergency crews at Saratoga Springs City Hall after a lightning strike.

Saratoga Springs City Hall to remain closed after lightning strike


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Consideration underway to move re-trial in fatal Halfmoon accident out of area


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Wilton cracking down on bird feeders after bear sightings

Repairs continue after lightning sparks fire at Saratoga Springs City Hall

Police: Saratoga County dad caught driving drunk with kids in tow

DA race heats up in Saratoga County ahead of Republican primary

Two candidates with two very different backgrounds. In the race for Saratoga County District Attorney it's incumbent Karen Heggen against challenger Gerard Amedio.


Saratoga Springs City Hall closed amid repairs

City Hall is still soggy. That’s after the building caught fire just before 8 p.m. Friday night when it was struck by lightning.


Dragon Boat Race kicks off in Waterford

Saturday marked the first annual Dragon Boat Race in Waterford-- and it didn't disappoint. 


Ballston Spa boy reopens lemonade stand

After the state shut it down, a 7-year-old from Ballston Spa reopened his lemonade stand Saturday for a good cause and got some high-profile customers.


Lightning strike causes a fire at Saratoga Springs City Hall

Fire crews were called to a scene on Broadway in Saratoga Springs after lightning started a fire in the attic of City Hall Friday evening.


Growing interest in gardening at Pitney Meadows Community Farms

From beekeeping to growing gourds, operations at the Pitney Meadows Community Farms have come a long way in a year, and there's no sign of them slowing anytime soon.


Sean Spicer signs books in Saratoga Springs

The book tour for President Trump's former press secretary, Sean Spicer, has brought him to the Capital Region. He held a signing Wednesday morning for his new memoir "The Briefing" at Northshire Bookstore on Broadway in Saratoga Springs. 


2 people arrested in connection to Mechanicville car break-ins

Mechanicville police say they received several reports of things being stolen from vehicles -- and they say they caught two people in connection with that.


Malta car crash sends two people to hospitals

Deputies in Saratoga County are investigating an accident in Malta that sent two people to the hospital.


Memorial service held for teen who drowned

Friends and family remembeed the life of Anthony Blaauboer during a memorial service Wednesday morning at Legacy Church in Delmar.


Missing elderly man from Mechanicville found safe

A missing man with dementia from Saratoga County has been found.


Man accused of flashing women in Milton

A Troy man is accused of exposing himself in different neighborhoods throughout the town of Milton.


Moreau Lake Beach reopens

The Moreau Lake Beach has reopened after it closed for the third time this summer.


Moreau Lake re-opens

The Moreau Lake State Swimming Beach re-opened Sunday.


More complaints about poor conditions in elderly apartment building

Two days after NewsChannel 13 alerted the owner of the Raymond Watkin Apartments in Saratoga Springs that tenants are upset about living conditions during a renovation project, the owner flew in from California to speak with them.


Memorial being held to remember teen found in Mohawk River

Classmates, teachers, family and friends will gather in Waterford Friday evening to remember 14-year-old Anthony Blaauboer.


Body of missing Waterford teen with autism found

The body of a missing Waterford teen with autism has been found.


Search for Waterford missing teen

A 14 year old boy went missing sometime Wednesday afternoon in Waterford. Authorities are not confirming any information.


Renovation nightmare: Elderly and disabled tenants say building improvements result in chaos

"Watching this has been heartbreaking for me because these are like my grandparents now," said Tammy Dercole.


Saratoga Race Course feeling effects of 2017 ICE raids

The Saratoga Race Course is feeling the effects of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year.


Victim identified in deadly Clifton Park bike crash

Investigators have identified the man killed in a Clifton Park bike crash early Tuesday morning. They say he’s 52-year-old Karl Freitan of Clifton Park.


Gas line catches fire after Clifton Park lightning strike

A lightning strike in Clifton Park got a lot of attention on Tuesday afternoon.


Man arrested in Saratoga Springs criminal mischief investigation

A man is arrested after a historic fountain is damaged in Saratoga Springs.


Clifton Park pool manager returns after residents were upset over his resignation

Residents and some lifeguards in the Town of Clifton Park are upset and angry after County Knolls Pool Manager Bryan Czerpak resigned a few weeks ago.


State police investigator from Saratoga Springs charged with assault

State police say they've arrested one of their own investigators after he assaulted someone at an Essex County home.


Man dies in Clifton Park bike accident

A victim is identified in a deadly bicycle accident in Saratoga County.


Fifth horse dies at Saratoga this calendar year

The NY State Gaming Commission says "Master Manipulator" ran loose in the barn area Monday, was caught and returned to the barn. The horse then collapsed and died.


Police investigating hit and run in Saratoga County

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit and run on Route 146 that took place Saturday morning.


Police searching for driver in Clifton Park hit and run

State police in Clifton Park are looking for a driver involved in a hit and run.


Heavy rain cancels two races in Saratoga

The rain has caused problems everywhere, even the Saratoga Race Track.


Saratoga County man facing slew of charges

A Saratoga county man is facing charges for allegedly driving drunk, hitting a utility pole, several mail boxes and taking off.


Another horse dies at Saratoga

A fourth horse has died this calendar year at Saratoga.


Algal bloom closes swimming beach in Moreau

The Moreau Lake State Park swimming beach has been closed due to an algal bloom, causing potential health hazards.


Another horse dies at Saratoga

The New York State Gaming Commission says "Macho Citizen" pulled up at the 3/8 pole Saturday, was driven off the track and euthanized.


Stillwater Town Board member charged after underage drinking party

A Stillwater Town Board member is facing charges after a party with underage drinking.


Permit required for Ballston Spa lemonade stand after all

A lemonade stand shut down by the New York State Health Department over the weekend has state legislators looking to prevent that from happening again.


Historic Humvee auctioned to help feed veterans

A customized 1991 Humvee is on display inside the atrium at the Times Union Center in partnership with Feed Our Vets.


Child's lemonade stand in Ballston Spa gets shut down

The Mulvaney family of Ballston Spa says their son Brendan's lemonade stand was shut down on Friday after a woman from the state Department of Health told them they needed a permit to sell lemonade.


Taste New York Series debuts at Saratoga Race Course

Sunday at the Saratoga Race Course marked the first day of the Taste New York Series.


Horseracing Wrongs protests outside of Saratoga Race Course

A nonprofit group protested Sunday outside the Saratoga Race Course in the hopes of putting an end to horse racing.


BOCES hosts summer STEM camp

It's a summer of STEM for about three dozen students in the Semi High Tech U camp at BOCES.


New Saratoga County gym puts ninja skills in check

This week, NewsChannel 13's Jerry Gretzinger, Benita Zahn and Asa Stackel visited The Ninja Lab - a new gym in Saratoga County modeled after NBC's popular show, "American Ninja Warrior."


Horse dies at Saratoga Race Course

Another horse has died at Saratoga. NewsChannel 13 has learned “Heartspoke” collapsed on the track Wednesday. A possible cardiovascular issue is to blame.


No Deal: Proposal for Milton to buy Boy Scout camp Boyhaven is dead, board says

On Wednesday, the Boy Scouts Twin Rivers Council told Town of Milton Board members they're out of time to find the money needed to buy camp Boyhaven.


Saratoga Springs says last winter's 'Code Blue' shelter use was record-breaking

There's more proof that last winter was long and cold.


Military members honored at Saratoga Race Course

It was "Military Appreciation Day" at the Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday.


Lawmakers, victims' families push for parole reform for violent offenders

Lawmakers and the family of drunken driving crash victims are calling for the passage of parole reform legislation, with a goal of keeping prisoners convicted of violent crimes behind bars.


Saratoga County Fair opens with traditions and twinkies

The 177th Saratoga County Fair opens on a somber note to remember two figures then the attractions get going.


Couple gets engaged at Malta Price Chopper

Nothing says love like a trip down Price Chopper's ice cream aisle. At least that's the case for a couple in Malta.


Man jailed for 2012 crash that killed Shen students denied parole

The man who caused the Northway crash that killed two Shenenedehowa high schoolers and injured two other students is denied parole. Dennis Drue won't be considered for release for another two years.


Opening weekend continues in Saratoga Springs

Special events happened all over town as opening weekend continued in Saratoga Springs. From NYRA showcasing Fashion Saturday, to The White Party at Saratoga National Golf Club and the Ballet Gala at Spac, the City was booming.


Saratoga County sheriff's deputies train to be school resource officers

Sixteen members of the Saratoga County sheriff's office were completing a school resource officer course on Friday.


Crowds rush in to snag that perfect Saratoga spot

Fans in the Spa City started lining up outside the gates shortly after midnight. Then, at 7 a.m. it was a mad dash to get that perfect picnic table.


Rochester couple gets married at Saratoga Race Course

While everyone was busy handicapping the horses, NewsChannel 13 found the surest bet of the day, a Rochester couple getting married trackside before the race.


Track workers, merchants and jockeys bask in opening day glow

We have all been to the track, sat at a picnic table and placed a few wagers. We know why it's special. However, it’s also a very special place for some of the people who work there too.


Trackgoers share their opening day traditions

The key word on opening day is "tradition." It seems like everyone who comes through the gate has one.


Saratoga Race Course opens for the 2018 season

The gates opened up just before 7 a.m. at Saratoga Race Course. The race started for that perfect picnic table for opening day.


Clifton Park psychiatrist accused of illegally dispensing pills

He's supposed to prescribe pills for addiction recovery, but a Clifton Park psychiatrist allegedly did much more than that.


25th Annual Siro's Cup Benefit

It's considered to be the official kickoff event to welcome the summer meet at Saratoga, but Siro's Cup is also more than just that. In it's 25th year, the event's proceeds benefit the Center for Disability Services.


New hospitality area debuting at Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course opens its gates on Friday and NewsChannel 13 is getting a sneak peek at one of the newest features. It's called The Stretch.


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