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Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets six years in prison

Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets six years in prison


New details on state official allegedly asking boys to wear diapers

New details on state official allegedly asking boys to wear diapers


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4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

Racist graffiti spray-painted on Berkshire County man's home

Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all -- under right terms

Cardinal hires judge to review church sex abuse policies

Albany man convicted of trying to have sex with 13-year-old child

One-ton truck, SUV collide in Selkirk

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Gloversville police investigate possible attempted abduction

They say it happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Clark Drive and Summer Street.


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.


Albany welcomes new Park South apartment complex with open arms

The city of Albany has high-hopes for a new apartment complex called The Reserve at Park South. The project came in four months early and under-budget.


Pot shop applicants await final OK for Massachusetts sales

The state's top marijuana regulator says final inspections of prospective marijuana businesses have begun, but the question remains: When will Massachusetts' first pot shops open?


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.


Berkshire County D.A. mounting write-in campaign to keep job

After a primary loss last week, the Berkshire County District Attorney says he will mount a write-in campaign to keep his job.


New welcome center opens in Queensbury

People driving north on the Northway now have a place to pull over and take a break.


New patient pavilion opens at Samaritan Hospital in Troy

A big celebration in Troy as St. Peter's Health Partners celebrates the completion of its $105 million master plan.


New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

NAGA, Philippines (AP) - A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help.


Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with President Donald Trump.


Saratoga Springs police search for two stolen photographs worth $5,000 each

Saratoga Springs police are looking two large photographs stolen from the porch of a bed and breakfast. They're laser-etched photographs valued at $5,000 each.


Cargill recalls 133K pounds of ground beef

Cargill Meat Solutions has recalled 132,606 pounds of ground beef products as the result of possible E. coli contamination.


State report: 15 NY crops ranked in top 5 nationwide in 2017

SILVER SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - The Office of the New York State Comptroller says farms in the Empire State produced 15 agricultural products that ranked in the top five nationwide last year.
    
A report released Thursday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state's more than 35,000 farms generated $4.8 billion in revenue in 2017.
    
The New York crops that landed in the top rankings nationally include cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt, apples and grapes. DiNapoli's report found New York's production of milk, snap beans and maple syrup also rose in national rankings.
    
DiNapoli says New York farmers are facing challenges ranging from low milk prices to tariffs and restrictions on immigrant workers.
    
The Democrat has been comptroller since 2007 and is seeking re-election in November. He's visiting a machine shop and a farm in Wyoming County on Thursday.


Gloversville students create tribute to injured Navy SEAL

A group of Gloversville students is working to show support for a graduate of their school.  The graduate is a Navy SEAL, who was injured about two weeks ago in a terrible car crash. 


Target accepting car seats for recycling

If you have a child car seat that's outdated or you know longer need, Target stores are providing a way to recycle them


Gloversville student recognized for helping with CPR.

A Gloversville middle school student is being recognized for helping a man who collapsed.  


Coeymans man accused of luring kids for 'role playing'

A state employee from Coeymans has been charged with 29 counts of child endangerment.


Game playing becomes game-changing event

Albany Capital Center officials announced on Wednesday they'll be hosting the intercollegiate Hudson Valley Gamer Con 2019 in March 2019.


Rensselaer fire chief resigns amid tensions with volunteers

Rensselaer Fire Chief Bill Hummel resigned Wednesday just hours before volunteer firfighters are set to bring concerns about training and proper equipment to city officials.


Cohoes police chief speaks out on Morse investigation

The Cohoes police chief is now speaking publicly for the first time about the domestic violence investigation into Mayor Shawn Morse.


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.


Man opens fire at his Wisconsin office, 3 seriously hurt

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators.


North Greenbush death remains mystery

NewsChannel 13 is looking to learn more information Thursday on a body found by the side of the road in North Greenbush.


Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence.


Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau bookkeeper pleads guilty

The longtime bookkeeper for Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau now admits to stealing from the organization.


Bringing down branches at military cemeteries

Fifty-one veteran cemeteries in 36 states plus Mexico are all part of the fourth annual Day of Service.


Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime.


Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general."


Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge calls on Schenectady residents to make neighborhoods better

A new initiative is challenging people in Schenectady to come up with ideas that will make their neighborhoods better and the Schenectady Foundation will foot the bill. It's called the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge. Local foundations, philanthropists, and the City of Schenectady have helped raise $250,000 that will be awarded to a number of projects. 


Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday.


Local nonprofit sending tractor trailer full of items to Hurricane Florence victims

Jezreel International is a humanitarian aid organization.  It’s located on Interstate Avenue in Albany and it’s planning to send down a tractor trailer full of items to North and South Carolina.


Apartment concerns: falling balcony, mold

Residents of the Oak Hill apartments in North Greenbush are awaiting repairs and remediation at their complex after a balcony collapsed and mold was found inside some of the units.


'Sesame Street' wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren't gay

NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of "Sesame Street" want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay.


Dirt bike ride through Price Chopper leads to arrest

Schenectady police arrested a man they say rode a dirt bike through a Price Chopper supermarket.


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.


Judge denies ex-NY Assembly speaker bail pending appeal

A judge has denied an ex-New York Assembly speaker bail pending the appeal of his corruption conviction and seven-year prison term.


Heavy rain makes for a soggy morning commute

Heavy rain drenched the area early Tuesday morning, making for a treacherous and soggy morning commute in spots. The rain was part of the remnants of Hurricane Florence, which pounded the Carolinas with feet of rain in the past few days.


Cohoes Common Council holds special meeting after domestic abuse allegations against the mayor

The Cohoes Common Council called for a special meeting Monday night to discuss the possibility of Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse resigning.


At Albany stop, Molinaro calls for ouster of top Cuomo aide from MTA

Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro was in Albany Tuesday, accusing Governor Cuomo of enabling corruption in state government and calling for the ouster of a former top Cuomo aide from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


Kavanaugh's accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel.


Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poland's leader pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to consider creating a permanent American military base in Poland, offering a tempting incentive: The installation would be called "Fort Trump."


Colonie gas station robbed at gunpoint

A Colonie gas station is robbed at gunpoint. It happened at the Red Kap Mobil at the corner of Albany-Shaker and Osborne Road around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.


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.


'Dad's Take Your Child to School Day' celebrated in Albany

A little rain didn't stop dads from walking their kids to school Tuesday morning. It was "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" in Albany.


Jury selection begins for Saratoga Springs man accused of killing dog

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Saratoga Springs man accused of beating his dog to death.


WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising. All but one road in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater or blocked by debris. Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the storm have to find high ground because of expected flooding. When the sun finally comes out later this week, it's going to take a long time to dry out.


Lightning strike will shutter Saratoga Springs City Hall for 1+ year

Saratoga Springs City Hall won't reopen for at least another year.


Capital Region provides 'forever homes' to pets displaced by Florence

The Capital Region is helping the Carolinas in many ways, including providing homes to animals evacuated from the path of Florence.


Official Washington scrambles over Kavanaugh allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) - True or false, a woman's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school buckles what had been a smooth path to a seat on the Supreme Court.


Cohoes mayor says he's not going anywhere

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse says he's not going anywhere amid domestic violence allegations against him.


Trump declassifies documents related to Russia probe

President Donald Trump is declassifying a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including portions of a secret surveillance warrant and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.


'Game of Thrones,' 'Mrs. Maisel' triumph at Emmys

Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors and HBO's "Game of Thrones" recaptured the best drama series award Monday at a ceremony that largely slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever.


Getting help for domestic abuse survivors in the Capital Region

A recently reopened investigation into Shawn and Brenda Morse has some wondering about the best way for victims to disclose domestic violence and get the help they need.


Senior citizens hope their flash-mob in Albany shattered stereotypes

"Flashdance" came to the state Capitol on Monday. It wasn't the 1980s movie starring Jennifer Beals. This was a flash-mob dance. It starred a cast of characters eager to shatter stereotypes - and encourage others like them to get their groove on.


Chief sidelines volunteer firefighters for training concerns

An upstate New York fire chief has sidelined his volunteer firefighters from rushing into burning buildings amid concerns about training.


Motorcycle rider killed in Montgomery County crash

A motorcycle rider is dead after a crash in Montgomery County.


$500k in grants for New York state parks

Organizations that support New York state parks have another chance to apply for grants to help improve them.


Arrest made in Pittsfield bank robbery

Police in Berkshire County make an arrest after a bank robbery Monday morning.


New airline starts service at Albany International Airport

Frontier Airlines is beginning service at the Albany International Airport on Monday.


Troy police seek more info on man charged with lewd behavior

Troy police are looking for more information regarding a man who was arrested for lewd behavior recently.


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Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

Hudson Falls man accused of nearly hitting family with car

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Residents in Massachusetts allowed to return home after evacuations

Residents in Massachusetts allowed to return home after evacuations

Hurricane animals up for adoption locally

Hurricane animals up for adoption locally

Hudson Falls man charged with assault on police officers

Hudson Falls man charged with assault on police officers

'Saturday Night Live,' politics, diversity could rule Emmys

'Saturday Night Live,' politics, diversity could rule Emmys

Hackathon at RPI dedicated to creating new emergency response technology

Hackathon at RPI dedicated to creating new emergency response technology

Colonie police looking for suspect in restaurant slashing

Colonie police looking for suspect in restaurant slashing

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

Local impact of Hurricane Florence

Local impact of Hurricane Florence

Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional

Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional

State police reopen case against Cohoes Mayor Morse

State police reopen case against Cohoes Mayor Morse

Cohoes mayor: The truth will soon come out

Cohoes mayor: The truth will soon come out

Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser

Brett Kavanaugh

As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery

As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery

Boston explosions fuel area gas line concerns

The house owned by Lawrence Police Officer Ivan Soto sits nearly burned to the ground on Jefferson Street, in Lawrence, Mass., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. It was one of multiple houses that went up in flames on Thursday afternoon after gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston.

Capital Region men dealing with Florence firsthand

Capital Region men dealing with Florence firsthand

Florence's deluge testing South Carolina infrastructure

Florence's deluge testing South Carolina infrastructure

Albany residents concerned about illegal dirtbikes and ATVs zooming down streets

Albany residents concerned about illegal dirtbikes and ATVs zooming down streets

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort pleads guilty

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort pleads guilty

Governor Cuomo calls on Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse to resign

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse at a public meeting in December.

30,000 pounds of milk spill from overturned truck in Columbia County

The Columbia County Sheriff's Department says 30,000 pounds of milk spilled from this truck in Ancram.

Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

Brett Kavanaugh

Cuomo lauds primary victory, says voters want results

Cuomo lauds primary victory, says voters want results

Albany man dies after being shot in head

Police respond to Tuesday's shooting in Albany.

Altamont man dies in fiery Knox crash

Altamont man dies in fiery Knox crash

Late snow means apple peddling is in full bloom

Late snow means apple peddling is in full bloom

1 person dead, another seriously hurt in Warren County crash

1 person dead, another seriously hurt in Warren County crash

Defense asks for new trial in deadly Lake George boat crash

Defense asks for new trial in deadly Lake George boat crash

Warren County man charged with lewd conduct on walking trail

Warren County man charged with lewd conduct on walking trail

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