Birchwood Elementary School reopens

Birchwood Elementary School reopens

Pop-up camper sought after Schoharie, Schenectady county burglary arrest

Pop-up camper sought after Schoharie, Schenectady county burglary arrest


Staff Sergeant from Stillwater dies in Antarctica

Schenectady man facing more charges in alleged police station escape

Flu hitting kids hard this season

Police: Glenville man was more than 3x too drunk to drive

A Glenville man is accused of driving with a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit when he crashed in Warren County.

Schenectady man extradited from California on child pornography charges

A 44-year-old man from Schenectady is now back in the Electric City after being extradited from California on child pornography charges.

Sensible Solar Summit to be held in Duanesburg

Duanesburg residents will be discussing solar energy on Wednesday night.

Crash closes portion of Burdeck Street in Rotterdam

A portion of Burdeck Street in Rotterdam is closed after an early morning crash on Monday.

Schenectady celebration held to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Schenectady County Human Rights Commission held a celebration Sunday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Concerns growing with Rotterdam EMS currently down two ambulances

Rotterdam EMS was established in 1936. Today, the ambulance operator is down two ambulances, out of its fleet of five ambulances and one fly car. However, first responders working at the non-profit agency are still answering the community's calls for help.

Former Schenectady basketball star brings message of 'LOVE' to school

A former Schenectady basketball star is bringing a message of love to an area school.

Stockade Inn closed following fire

The Stockade Inn in Schenectady won't be open on Friday after fire damaged part of the historic inn.    

Arrest made in Schenectady Christmas homicide

A man is now charged with murder, in connection with a Christmas day death in Schenectady.

Schenectady police investigate reports of unknown person approaching kids

Schenectady police are reminding kids to be extra careful. They say three separate reports came in Thursday of an unknown person approaching students in the Central Park area.

Middle and high schoolers gather in Schenectady for lesson on STEM role models

Students from local middle schools and high schools gathered at SUNY Schenectady on Friday. They were urged to imagine different career opportunities and new role models.

Interfaith vigil against hate held in Schenectady

It was a moving and emotional night as community members came together to stand up to hate at Congregation Gates Of Heaven in Schenectady. Organizers say, the evening was about creating a call to action for the capital region.

Schenectady police: Officer-involved shooting was justified

A Schenectady police sergeant has been cleared of wrongdoing in a shooting incident from last November when he fired a single shot into a moving car that narrowly missed hitting him.

Frustration after leaky roof causes track meet cancellations at Union College

Ongoing issues at Union College have caused several track meets to be canceled.

Troy couple's stolen minivan found in Schenectady

The Troy couple whose van was reported stolen on Tuesday got some good news Thursday. Their van found in Schenectady and the Mechanicville family that offered them a van previously still wants them to have it.

Touring production aims to bridge divide through music

Benita Zahn spoke with one of the musicians behind "The Band's Visit" - which tells the story of love, acceptance, and purpose through music.

Fire at Schenectady steel facility investigated as possible arson

A fire at a Schenectady steel facility is under investigation.

Delanson house fire under investigation

Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a massive fire at a home in Delanson.

Suspicious death in Schenectady ruled homicide

A suspicious death in Schenectady on Christmas is now being investigated as a homicide.

Schenectady police investigate suspicious death

Schenectady police say they are investigating a suspicious death in the area of 760 State Street.

Police find teen accused of slashing decorations

Rotterdam police say they've found the teenager who was slashing lawn inflatables.

Ellis to close surgery center at McClellan St. location

Ellis Medicine plans to close the surgery center at the McClellan Street Health Center.

Schenectady Festival of Trees wraps up

Another year has wrapped up for the Schenectady Festival of Trees.    

Teen charged after wild police chase

A 17-year-old is waking up in jail after leading state police on a chase through Schenectady.

Capital Region gets piece of $750 million economic development award

Governor Cuomo awarded more than $760 million this week to economic development councils across the state.

Schenectady man with nine burglary convictions sentenced as persistent felon

Timothy Cipriani from Schenectady has been convicted nine times for burglary.

Duanesburg cyclist eyes Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

One local cyclist is working hard on her quest to make Team USA and go to Tokyo's Summer Olympics in 2020.

Schenectady firefighters load up truck with toys for kids in need

SCHENECTADY - Firefighters are doing their part to make sure kids in Schenectady have a merry Christmas.

New Boys & Girls Club opening in Schenectady

A new $13 million Boys & Girls Club was officially opening in Schenectady on Thursday.

Toys for Tots donations happening in Schenectady

Schenectady firefighters are collecting toys for children in need on Thursday.       

Schenectady County lawmakers expected to vote on pay raise

Schenectady County lawmakers are expected to vote on a 35-percent raise for themselves and other elected officials on Thursday.    

Gale force winds destroy $35K Schenectady church sign

Father Richard Carlino was walking around St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church before 8 o'clock mass on Sunday morning when he noticed the parish's marble sign was in pieces on the sidewalk.

Woman turning old pairs of jeans into new memories

Most of us own a couple pair of jeans. When they become worn, we just replace them. However, Pauline Sanders is taking worn jeans and making memories.

Tedisco: NYS knew of $47M deficit in St. Clare's pension fund

Senator Jim Tedisco is alleging leaders with several state agencies, St. Clare’s and Ellis hospitals knew there was a $47 million deficit in pension plan funding over a decade ago.

Balltown Road reopens after accident

All lanes are open again on Balltown Road after a minivan crashed into a utility pole on Thursday afternoon. 

County Waste employees building bikes to bring smiles to hundreds of kids

Assembling bikes may not be the most magical thing to do this season, but the end result could bring big smiles to hundreds of children.

Charter bus from Schenectady crashes on Maine highway

A charter bus carrying a musical group that had just performed at Proctors in Schenectady was involved in a crash in Maine, injuring four people.

Former GE engineer pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets

A man pleads guilty, and his partner is paying up for stealing trade secrets from General Electric.

Schenectady County thinking about big pay raises for elected officials

A big pay raise could be happening for elected officials in Schenectady County.

Man pleads not guilty to killing boy in Troy

A Schenectady man is accused of brutally causing the death of a little boy in Troy.

House fire under investigation in Schenectady

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused this home in Schenectady to go you up in flames.    

Series of water main breaks keeps repair crews busy

There have been several water main breaks and burst pipes in the Capital Region over the past few days. No place is immune, especially when dealing with an aging infrastructure and dipping temperatures.

Schenectady man arrested in connection with string of suspicious fires

Schenectady police have made an arrest in connection with a series of suspicious fires last month.

Boil water order lifted in Rotterdam

A boil water advisory has been lifted for people in Rotterdam.

Water main break closes Rotterdam's 5 Corners intersection

There is a water main break at the 5 Corners intersection in Rotterdam.

Jackson Avenue in Schenectady: a snowy nightmare

Long after the final snow flake fell, residents of Jackson Avenue in Schenectady were still waiting for a snow plow to clear their neighborhood.

Some Schenectady residents say city's too slow to plow snow

Some Schenectady residents say it took much longer than it should have to get plows out in their neighborhood.

State of emergency declared in several counties

A state of emergency Monday has been declared in several Capital Region counties after a storm dropped more than one foot of snow on the area, with more on the way.

Big rigs overwhelm Rotterdam truck stop

The well-known Pilot truck stop in Rotterdam is even more popular because of the storm.

Schenectady residents waiting for snow plows

People living in parts of Schenectady say snow removal has been a mess. In fact, some folks say it has taken them all day to get their cars dug out and ready to roll.

Fleetfinder helps Schenectady residents track real-time plowing

A State of Emergency was also declared in Schenectady County but thanks to technology from one company, residents in the Electric City can monitor when the last time their street was plowed right from their phone.

MiSci exhibit explores STEM of heating and cooling food

A new exhibit at MiSci explores what changes when we add heat to food and how we've done it over time.

Schenectady police recruits serve meals and build community relationships

Part of a police officer's mission is to promote public safety and crime prevention by working in partnership with the community. In an effort to get to know the people they serve, some Schenectady police office recruits suited up, in the kitchen to dish out some good food with a side of compassion.

Duanesburg salon gives woman with cancer surprise makeover

The doors of Henrietta "Hank" Dunn's beauty salon, Turnpike Tresses in Duanesburg, are closed because she's waiting for an amazing woman to show up -- not just her but her entire team. They anticipate her arrival any minute now.

Schalmont girl earns silver medal in World Tap Dance Championships

Olivia Roglieri in bringing home a silver medal in the World Tap Dance Championships - happening this week in Germany.

Schenectady fires under investigation

Investigators in Schenectady are looking into a string of fires that happened in the Upper Union Street neighborhood on Tuesday. It's believed they were set intentionally.

Small businesses gearing up for their Saturday spotlight

Small Business Saturday is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The day falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Bipartisan bill looks for balance on justice reform

Justice reforms are taking effect next year in New York State.

Schalmont girl competing with best tap dancers in the world

In eight months, all eyes will be on Tokyo for the start of the 2020 Olympic Games. However, next week, we'll be watching Germany where a young lady from the Capital Region will be going for the gold in a different kind of Olympics.

Gobble! Gobble! Turkey Giveaway!

Local business owner to give out free turkeys.