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Schenectady man sentenced after inappropriate relationship with 13-year-old girl

Schenectady man sentenced after inappropriate relationship with 13-year-old girl


Albany Medical Center begins plans for new surgery center

Albany Medical Center begins plans for new surgery center


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Two Schenectady men facing drug charges following traffic stop

Woman embodies the true spirit of giving

Schenectady County men charged with lying to get unemployment benefits

Massive Schenectady fire leaves 5 homeless

Investigators are still determining the cause.


Volunteer fire departments struggle for new members

Volunteer firefighter numbers are down across the nation and right here at home. It's another issue impacting local communities after learning taxpayers in three towns recently rejected plans to rebuild and renovate some local fire stations.


Guilty verdict in Schenectady homicide over life insurance money

A Schenectady contractor is found guilty of first-degree murder in a scheme to kill a man for life insurance money.


Subway restaurant sex harassment case ends with $80,000 settlement

The owner-operator of more than a dozen Subway restaurants in the Capital Region will pay $80,000 to settle a sexual harassment case.


Schenectady man pleads guilty to rape, sexual abuse as victims slept

A Schenectady man faces up to 14 years in prison, after pleading guilty to raping a woman and sexually abusing a girl while they slept.


Kelsey Grammer drops by Schenectady pub

A man whose name everybody knows was seen in a Schenectady pub over the weekend.


4-year-old child recovering after being hit by car in Schenectady

A 4-year-old child is expected to be okay after being hit by a car.


Schenectady County works to keep flooding along Mohawk at bay

Schenectady County is looking at new ways to get a better handle on flooding along the Mohawk River.


City leaders: Snow removal budgets safe for now

It is a necessary evil -- snow removal in the Capital District and beyond. However, with early snowfall this season, budgets are being squeezed. Still, crews NewsChannel 13 spoke with say they're ready for Mother Nature.


Search for solution in St. Clare's pension collapse continues

With fingers being pointed across the Capital Region, a local lawmaker is calling on a number of organizations to find a solution to the St. Clare's pension plan collapse.


A Schenectady based organization is looking for help to make holiday wishes come true for families in need

Schenectady-Things of My Very Own in Schenectady has been doing a holiday wish tag program since 2015. The organization helps children and families impacted by abuse. This year only forty percent of the gift tags have been returned and they're asking for help with general donations to supplement the tags.


Man admits to stealing dozens of guns from Glenville shop

A Schenectady man now admits he stole dozens of guns from Target Sports in Glenville in October of last year.


Police identify pedestrian killed in Scotia crash

Police are now identifying the woman hit and killed by a Jeep Wednesday night in Scotia.


One woman is dead after being hit by a car in Scotia

Scotia Police are investigating the accident that happened in front of a gas station on Mohawk Avenue Wednesday night.


Jury selection begins in Schenectady murder-for-hire case

Jury selection began Wednesday in Schenectady County Court in an alleged murder-for-hire case.


Christmas came early on Giving Tuesday at Girls, Inc.

Christmas came early to more than two hundred girls who got to shop for free this Giving Tuesday. Girls, Inc, of the Greater Capital Region received a special gift from Bank of America. For a second year, they presented girls in Albany and Schenectady with new winter coats, hats and gloves.


Part of former Schenectady Grossman's building collapses

Part of the former Grossman's on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady has collapsed.


Police: Schenectady pair in possession of 80 pounds of pot

The Schenectady County Sheriff's Department says they searched an apartment on Becker Street in Schenectady this week.


Chimney collapses on Schenectady building

Authorities in Schenectady are investigating a partial building collapse.


Second meeting held on Niskayuna lockdown

Parents in the school district got to ask more questions about a lockdown that lasted nearly six hours.


Tennessee nursery fined for shipping infested hemlocks to NY

Environmental regulators have fined a Tennessee wholesale nursery $2,500 for shipping hemlock tree seedlings infested with a destructive invasive species to customers in upstate New York.


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

More than 1100 retirees of the former St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady now have the support of the Schenectady County Legislature in the hopes of saving their pension.  


Niskayuna student facing discipline for threat that caused lockdown

A student will face discipline for a threat Monday that sent the high school into lockdown for more than five hours.


Thieves target elderly in distraction burglaries

Rotterdam Police are investigating after thieves hit two homes on Wednesday morning, in what investigators are calling "distraction burglaries."


Niskayuna parents demanding answers after recent school threats

The threat at Van Antwerp Middle School on Wednesday was a hoax. This comes as questions still linger after a nearly six-hour lockdown at Niskayuna High School on Monday.


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.


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.


Rotterdam man sentenced for Guilderland burglary

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


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.


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.


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.


$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.


Schenectady Amtrak station reopens after construction

The new Schenectady Amtrak station is now open again.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


School bus crash under investigation in Schenectady

Schenectady police are investigating a school bus accident.


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.


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