Vandalism at the Schenectady Little League Field

Schenectady Little League heartbroken over vandalism

Schenectady Little League clubhouse vandalized

Schenectady Little League clubhouse vandalized


CDTA modifies routes to connect to essential services and businesses

New park and playground restrictions implemented

Support group's travels bring emotional comfort to Schenectady cancer survivor

Former St. Clare's employees asked to help with coronavirus cases

As the number of coronavirus cases climbs, we're going to see a massive demand for healthcare workers soon. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on retired healthcare workers to help.

Kingsway staff member tests positive for coronavirus

A staff member at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center has tested positive for coronavirus.

Changing tax deadlines for tax preparers

Around this time of year, many people are usually busy doing their taxes. But new tax deadines and social distancing have led to big changes for many local tax preparers. 

Schenectady County launches coronavirus emergency response coalition

Schenectady County has launched a coronavirus emergency response coalition.

Capital Region hospitals deal with coronavirus pandemic

Governor Cuomo has called on hospitals to bump up their capacity by up to 100%. 

Schenectady man killed in officer-involved shooting

Schenectady police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting.

Former GE R&D leader dies from coronavirus

The Capital Region may have its first confirmed fatality from coronavirus. We have learned from family that 92-year-old Walter Robb died Monday after contracting the virus last week.

Internet service issues magnified by work-from-home mandate

Our highways and roads may not be seeing as much traffic these days, but the internet certainly is. Some streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ are actually taking steps to limit their bandwidth usage in Europe.

Local hospitals in need of medical equipment

Hospitals in the Capital Region are still in need of medical supplies as the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb.

SEFCU donates their masks to St. Peter's

Doctors and nurses at St. Peter's Health Partners who are fighting this all out battle against coronavirus are a little more equipped thanks to SEFCU.

Governor Cuomo orders 100% non-essential employees to remain home

There are 7,102 confirmed cases of coronavirus in NYS

YMCA to open emergency child care sites for emergency personnel families

The services will be provided for emergency personnel families who do not have the option to work from home.

Barber shops, hair and nail salons ordered to close by governor

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is ordering the closing of licensed cosmetology shops effective Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m.
The move is part of the governor’s Executive Order in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Businesses giving back during coronavirus pandemic

We've been hearing plenty about the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on small businesses, particularly restaurants.   

Schenectady man charged with rape

A Schenectady man is charged with sex offense. The Saratoga County Sheriff's Department says 19 year old Avindra Khargie had sexual intercourse with a girl he knew, who is under 15 years old.

NYS Labor Department website slow as unemployment claims surge

NYS Department of Labor website sees high traffic as unemployment applications surge.

Schenectady police investigate one car crash

Schenectady police are investigating an early morning crash. It happened on Van Vranken Avenue near Stephens Road. When our photographer arrived on the scene, a SUV had heavy front-end damage and looked like it was sitting in someone’s yard. A utility pole was snapped in two places, but was still standing. National Grid was called to repair the pole. No word of any injuries or tickets.

Fill out your Census2020 form online

The Census Bureau’s 2020 census website is up and running. This marks the first time in its 230-year history that the census is available online.

How emergency workers are handling the coronavirus pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to grow, a lot of us don't stop and think of the impact it has on people who cannot work from home - like EMS workers and first responders. Here is Jill Konopka's report from this morning.

Stores announce seniors-only shopping hours amid coronavirus

Price Chopper/Market 32 stores are joining a list of others to designate shopping time for seniors amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Virus at Birchwood Elementary sends some Niskayuna families into quarantine

Students and staff at Birchwood Elementary School in Niskayuna are being told to quarantine themselves after someone connected to the school tested positive for the coronavirus. The Niskayuna School District announced this in an email to families Tuesday.

Local groups providing free, curbside meal service

School districts in the Capital Region are providing free meals to students during school closures. All schools in the state are closed through the end of March.

Hospitals update visitor restrictions

Hospitals around the Capital Region are changing their visitor policies in response to Coronavirus concerns. These new policies are taking effect immediately.

Rivers Casino closing down for 2 weeks

Rivers Casino in Schenectady is temporarily closing its doors as a precaution. The casino and the Landing Hotel will be closed for two weeks.

State of emergency declared in Schenectady County

Schenectady County has declared a state of emergency.

Some Capital Region schools cancel classes

Classes in some public schools in the Capital Region are going to be canceled for more than a month.

Niskayuna police locate missing vulnerable adult

Niskayuna police have located a missing vulnerable adult who was reported missing on February 14.

State of emergency declared in Schenectady

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy has declared a Coronavirus State of Emergency in the Electric City that includes the shutting down of city hall for at least one week beginning Monday.

Rivers Casino limiting capacity due to coronavirus

Rivers Casino in Schenectady is making changes due to coronavirus.

Niskayuna woman pleads guilty in death of Saratoga Springs fiancé

Kelly Leonardi pleaded guilty Wednesday for causing the July crash in Malta that killed her fiance and injured two others.

Baby's death under investigation in Schenectady

Police and paramedics in Schenectady were called for a report of an unresponsive child. They found a 2-month-old baby who was later pronounced dead.

Rotterdam police investigating deadly two-car rollover accident

Rotterdam police are investigating a deadly two-car rollover accident. 

Local nonprofit disability organizations advocate for funding aid

Employees of the Wildwood Programs on Curry Road in Schenectady paid a visit to NewsChannel 13 Weekend Today Sunday morning. 

Parents have questions after abrupt leadership change at Schenectady school

The Schenectady School District sent a letter home this week, announcing a new principal at Zoller Elementary School. The change caught many parents by surprise.

Families in Schalmont School District quarantined after foreign travel

The Schalmont School District sent a letter home to parents. It says they were recently notified two families connected to the district had traveled to a high-risk country.

Women unite in Schenectady to help build Habitat for Humanity home

Volunteers were hard at work in Schenectady on Wednesday. Habitat for Humanity held its annual "Women Build Week."

Glenville police search for missing therapy dogs

Glenville police are looking for two missing therapy dogs.

Trio arrested after car chase through Schenectady and Amsterdam

Three people are under arrest after a chase that started in Amsterdam, ending in Schenectady.

Mother of man who stabbed Ellis Hospital nurses speaks out

We're hearing from the mother of the man who stabbed two nurses and assaulted two other people at Ellis Hospital on Thursday. She believes Ellis could have prevented the entire incident.

Reward offered in Schenectady man's 2019 death

It's been more than a year since his death, but Roscoe Foster's family is still looking for answers.

Ellis Hospital nurses say more staffing, security needed

Nurses at Ellis Hospital are sharing their safety concerns in the wake of a patient-involved stabbing and assault that left four people injured last week.

Schenectady curling tournament raises money for good cause

Around 100 people were participating in a tournament at the Schenectady Curling Club on Monday. It's all to benefit United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

Special 'Vagina Monologues' production raises money for domestic violence programs

The YWCA presented a special presentation of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday evening.

MiSci exhibit explores changing climate

A hands-on exhibit at the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady explores how our climate is changing and what that means for our weather.

New collaborative helps grow Proctors' Capital Region presence

This weekend, Proctors Collaborative will officially open their third artistic venue in the Capital Region.

Schenectady raising awareness about homelessness with sleep out

If you will be in Schenectady on Friday, you may notice people sleeping in boxes on the sidewalk.   

Construction in Schenectady's Stockade section nearly complete

Good news for residents in Schenectady's Stockade neighborhood who have been dealing with ongoing construction and ripped up roads.

Capital Region non-profits receive $800k donation to improve community's health

Six Capital Region non-profit organizations are sharing an $800,000 grant to improve the health of the community.

"Ashes to Go" offered in Schenectady

Can't make it to church this Ash Wednesday? That's one of the reasons why the national movement "Ashes to Go," was created over decade ago. Lutheran pastors from around the Schenectady area started offering it several years ago.

Seven sheep die in Delanson barn fire

Firefighters responded to a barn fire on West Shore Road in Delanson early Thursday morning.

Former student returns to Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons with inspiring message

For seniors at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in Schenectady, the first day back after February break started with a special guest speaker.

Counselors on hand at Schalmont after high school student's death

Counselors will be at the Schalmont School District on Monday to provide support, after the death of a student.    

Local man receives $62k for Schenectady park cleanup

The Schenectady Foundation assists in creating safer environment for the public

Six years after being awarded grant, REMS to get money for new ambulance

Six years after Rotterdam EMS was awarded grant money to buy a new ambulance, they're finally getting it. The director said they hit a number of roadblocks along the way.

miSci exhibit is out of this world

Have you ever wanted to explore outer space? The Museum of Innovation and Science is bringing that idea - on a much smaller scale - to children across the Capital Region.

State officials approve grant to help Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services

Rotterdam residents will be pleased to hear state officials have approved a $125,000 grant for Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services.

National roller-skating champ trains new generation in Rotterdam

When Dorian Perren was growing up, you could say the most exciting thing was not when she learned to walk, but to roll.

Fire damages multi-family home in Schenectady

Firefighters were called to a fire at a multi-family home in Schenectady early Thursday morning.

Niskayuna dog conquers Westminster

Lili Ann, an 8 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd from Niskayuna, has won the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility competition at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Scotia residents give feedback on proposed municipal projects

Residents in the Village of Scotia shared comments and concerns about plans for a new fire house and renovations to village hall and the police department on Tuesday night.