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In this Oct. 5, 2016 photo, evidence of Hemlock woolly adelgids on hemlock tree needles are seen.

Tennessee nursery fined for shipping infested hemlocks to NY


Schenectady County Legislature unanimously supports St. Clare's Hospital retirees

Schenectady County Legislature unanimously supports St. Clare's Hospital retirees


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Niskayuna student facing discipline for threat that caused lockdown

Thieves target elderly in distraction burglaries

Niskayuna parents demanding answers after recent school threats

Lockdown lifted at Niskayuna middle school after bomb threat

A lockdown at a Niskayuna middle school has been lifted after a bomb threat.


Niskayuna plans school safety forum after high school lockdown

The Niskayuna Central School District is planning to hold a public forum on school safety. This follows a lockdown on Monday at the high school that lasted nearly six hours.


Classes resume following Niskayuna High lockdown

Classes are set to resume Tuesday at Niskayuna High School after Monday’s five and a half hour lockdown.


Distraction burglary under investigation in Rotterdam

There's been another distraction burglary in the Capital Region. This time in Rotterdam -- and a different tactic than other attempts.


Capital Region congregations participate in a national movement

Capital Region congregations participate in a national movement called #showupforshabbat this weekend. Congregation Gates of Heaven is opening it's doors to all community for Shabbat services.


Multiple sclerosis luncheon brings Capital Region women together in Schenectady

Women from across the Capital Region came together on Friday to fight multiple sclerosis.


Split verdict in Schenectady assault, attempted murder trial

A Schenectady man is found guilty of assault, but not guilty of attempted murder.


'Real Heroes' honored by American Red Cross

Rescuers and responders among those honored at annual American Red Cross breakfast.


Armed guards idea not sitting well with Capital Region clergy

Following the tragic shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, President Trump called for armed guards at places of worship, saying it could prevent attacks. However, Capital Region clergy NewsChannel 13 spoke with are against the idea.


Schenectady service honors Pittsburgh shooting victims

Hundreds of people gathered at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady Monday night to honor and remember the victims of the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.


Schenectady staple Napoli Bakery announces closure after 30 years

Napoli Bakery has announced via social media that they will be closing their doors after more than 30 years in business this week.


Bicyclist hurt in Glenville hit-and-run

Police in Schenectady County are investigating a hit and run that left a bicyclist injured.


Ghost stories haunt Capital Region

Grizzly murders, a haunted mansion and time travel. It sounds like something out of Hollywood. However, these stories are straight out of the Capital Region.


Schenectady benefit concert to help families of Schoharie crash victims

A benefit on Sunday will help the families and first responders of the deadly limousine crash in Schoharie.


Ground broken on new feline care center in Glenville

Ground is broken on a feline care center in Glenville. The Animal Protective Foundation's new center will be a combo of new construction and renovations to existing space.


Missing Niskayuna preschool teacher found dead in Colonie

Melanie Nasholts, the Niskayuna preschool teacher missing since October 12, has been found dead.


More arraignments in massive drug bust operation

First on NewsChannel 13, more arraignments are taking place on Wednesday in a massive drug bust operation.


Schenectady mom indicted in infant son's murder

Heaven Puleski has been indicted on second-degree murder for the death of her 4-month-old son.


NY Air National Guard unit begins annual South Pole mission

An annual mission to the South Pole that involves hundreds of members of a New York Air National Guard unit is now underway.


Body found in Mohawk River

A man is dead after police say he fell into the Mohawk River. 


Grand jury: No indictments in case of NYC man who died in Schenectady PD custody

A grand jury will not issue indictments in the death of a New York City man who stopped breathing while in the custody of Schenectady police.


St. Clare's pension plans canceled, over 1,100 people affected

Imagine this, you arrange for retirement only to find out your pension is being taken away. That's happening to more than 1,100 people who used to work at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady.


Rotterdam man sentenced for Guilderland burglary

A Rotterdam man will spend up to six years in prison for burglary.


No indictments in death of man in Schenectady police custody

A grand jury has declined to issue indictments in the death of a New York City man who stopped breathing while in custody of the Schenectady Police Department.


$1,000 reward for missing Niskayuna teacher

Niskayuna pre-school teacher Melanie Nasholts left work at an area day care center Friday, October 12, and hasn't been seen since. Now her family is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to her whereabouts.


Fundraiser held in Saratoga Springs for families of Schoharie crash victims

The Pig N' Whistle in Saratoga Springs is the site of a fundraiser on Thursday night for the families affected by the Schoharie limousine crash.


Assistant scoutmaster, volunteer firefighter facing child pornography charges

A man who works with kids as an assistant scoutmaster in Esperance is facing child pornography charges.


Schenectady Amtrak station reopens after construction

The new Schenectady Amtrak station is now open again.


Schenectady County man faces new charge in connection with shooting spree

A Schenectady County man accused in a shooting spree over the summer is now facing additional charges.


Last Kmart in immediate Albany-Schenectady-Troy area to close

The last Kmart in the immediate Albany-Schenectady-Troy area is closing.


Niskayuna police searching for missing woman

The Niskayuna Police Department is searching for a woman who has been missing since Friday. 


Man arrested in Albany in connection with Rotterdam domestic incident

There was a heavy police presence at a gas station on North Pearl Street Monday morning.


Schenectady, Niskayuna school districts working to curb racism on soccer field

Racism on a local soccer field. It happened this week in a varsity game between the Schenectady and Niskayuna girls' teams. Now the districts are working together to keep it from happening again.


School bus crash under investigation in Schenectady

Schenectady police are investigating a school bus accident.


Niskayuna man accused of trying to meet teen for sex

A Niskayuna man is accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old teen for sex.


5,000 rubber ducks shot into Mohawk River to promote autism awareness

In Schenectady on Saturday, thousands of ducks were released into the Mohawk River in an unconventional manner, but for a very specific reason.


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.


Coxsackie virus postpones homecoming game

Three cases of the Coxsackie virus have been reported at Schalmont Middle and High schools. The district canceled the homecoming football game and pep rally.


MiSci STEAM Festival nourishing kids' curiosity

The festival combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. It runs through Monday.


Coxsackie virus cancels Schalmont homecoming game

The Schalmont School District is dealing with Coxsackie virus.


NYC man gets prison in Schenectady County quadriplegic scam

Prosecutors in upstate New York say a Brooklyn man who masterminded a scheme to plunder a quadriplegic's trust fund has been sent to prison.


Schenectady woman charged with criminal mischief in Warren County

Warren County sheriff's investigators have charged a woman from Schenectady with criminal mischief.


Former Rotterdam cop arrested again

A former Rotterdam police officer fired from his job has been arrested and fired again.


Sparking an interest with Manufacturing Day

Students in Schenectady County participate in "Manufacturing Day" that is an attempt to close the skills gap and teach kids to work with their hands.


Schenectady police search for missing girl

Schenectady police are asking for your help locating 13-year-old Kaleigha Figueroa. She was last seen Sunday night. 


Mohonasen program helping to overcome the skilled labor shortage

Overcoming the skilled labor shortage. That's the goal of a program in the Mohonasen Central School District.


Police investigate break-in at Rotterdam medical building

A burglary at a medical practice building in Rotterdam is under investigation. Police say it happened sometime overnight Tuesday into Wednesday at the CapitalCare Family Practice on Elizabeth Street.


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. 


Search continues for Schenectady woman missing since 2008

State police put out a renewed call Tuesday, looking for help finding Lutricia Steele. She was 27 years old when she left 1118 Webster Street on May 1, 2008 – and hasn't been seen since.


Niskayuna animal hospital's neighbors say barking dogs are noisy annoyance

Heavy turnout was expected Tuesday at a public hearing in Niskayuna as town board members considered a revised law that would help impose fines on people with dogs that bark too much.


Schenectady grocery store fire under investigation

A fire breaks out at a Schenectady grocery store.


New road markings to improve safety at Schenectady intersection

A busy Schenectady intersection is looking a little different. It’s all in the name of safety.


Scotia toddler battling brain cancer celebrates end of major treatment

A long-awaited day finally arrives for the family of a little boy battling brain cancer.


Shady activity in a darkened driveway

Home surveillance video in Schenectady's Woodlawn neighborhood captures what appears to be two young males trying to open car doors.


MiSci exhibit explores engineering of toy making

A new exhibit opens at MiSci Saturday. It features toys from the 1800s all the way to today.


Schenectady police getting new state of the art shooting range

With intense scrutiny on police-involved shootings, the Schenectady Police Department is about to create a new, state of the art training facility at its headquarters on Liberty Street. Their old firing range -- which has been inoperable and empty for more than three years, is getting a big makeover.


Mom and daughter's Schenectady dance school gaining fame

Before there were all those dancing shows on TV, there was a local mom and daughter teaching kids to dance. They have former students all over the country putting what they learned at Merritt Dance Center in motion.


Driver charged after truck crashes into Rotterdam house

A 28-year-old Rotterdam man is accused of crashing into a house while driving drunk and then taking off.


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.


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.


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