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Legal action being taken over controversial pay raises for state lawmakers

Legal action being taken over controversial pay raises for state lawmakers


A police chase ended with a crash Thursday night in Albany.

Driver leads police on chase that ends in an officer-involved crash


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Target, Walmart, importer sued over lead in toy jewelry

New York state is suing two of the nation's largest retailers and a third company for importing and selling children's toys with lead levels up to 10 times higher than federal limits.


Renssellaerville Town Supervisor resigns amid allegations of fraud

The Rensselaerville Town Supervisor has resigned amid allegations that he wrote multiple checks to himself in excess of $10,000. Less than a year after being assigned to the post, Steven Pflegling is being investigated by the New York State Police. 


Teenage girl in Warren County accused of leaving starving dog to die

A teenage girl is facing charges, accused of allowing a perfectly healthy dog to starve to death.


Suspect in custody after standoff at Queensbury home

Police now have a suspect in custody after a standoff at 49 Zenas Drive in Queensbury.


Will state lawmakers challenge pay raise recommendations?

What's next for state lawmakers getting hefty pay raises at the start of 2019? It's a question legislators are trying to figure out. Could they try and block the move with legislation, or let the courts decide?


Christmas shoppers flood Capital Region stores with big bucks

The snow didn't stop holiday shoppers from flooding local stores. In fact, many people say it got them in the holiday spirit.


State senator requests 'pardon' for Troy dog on death row

State Senator Jim Tedisco is asking the governor to pardon a dog. Luna, a dog in Troy, was ordered to be euthanized for biting a neighbor's dog. However, the outcry over that decision has given Luna a brief reprieve and caused the city of Troy to ease its dangerous dog laws.


Registered sex offender charged with trying to kidnap teen in Albany

Police have made an arrest in an attempted abduction NewsChannel 13 first told you about last week.


Central Bridge man convicted in fatal stabbing of neighbor

A man from Central Bridge was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday.


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

Kevin Paige was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of several charges.


Two Schenectady men facing drug charges following traffic stop

Police say Robert Hinton and his passenger, Jheryl Smith, had more than two pounds of pot on them.


Strasbourg market attack suspect killed in police shootout

STRASBOURG, France (AP) - The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said.


Massive Schenectady fire leaves 5 homeless

Investigators are still determining the cause.


Pedestrians hit by SUV in Troy

Two people were hit by an SUV late Thursday while crossing 8th Street in Troy.


Albany Medical Center begins plans for new surgery center

This allows the hospital to add new services to its existing office in Niskayuna.


Boston-based company set to open shop in Pittsfield

Wayfair Incorporated is expected to bring 300 jobs to Berkshire County when they open a new sales and service center next year.


Old friends band together to help former classmate who's fallen on hard times

When young Josh Cuzdey reached out to 62-year-old Keith Oakes during a snowstorm and offered to help him get home, it touched the hearts of people all around the Capital Region. That includes Jon Maskin of Delmar, who couldn't believe his eyes.


Woman embodies the true spirit of giving

Marsha Miller still remembers how tough times were growing up in Western New York – and was always touched by the kindness of strangers and never forgot how getting a gift made her feel.


Breslin to run state Senate Insurance Committee

State Sen. Neil Breslin is moving up to a position of higher power in the state Senate. As Democrats prepare to take over from Republicans in the state's higher house, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins chooses the Democrats she wants to run committees.


North Granville fire deemed accidental

Investigators have now determined what sparked a devastating house fire in Washington County on Wednesday night.


Police: Teen, officers exchange gunfire at middle school

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who arrived at an Indiana middle school Thursday morning that was already on lockdown after a tip about potential violence shot out glass in a locked door and entered the school before exchanging gunfire with officers inside, authorities said.


Schenectady County men charged with lying to get unemployment benefits

Two men from Schenectady County are facing charges, accused of lying to get unemployment benefits.


Schumer says farm bill will help New York dairy farmers

Sen. Chuck Schumer says the sweeping farm bill approved by Congress will help New York dairy farmers.


Dutchess County mourns loss of third serviceman in training exercise in two years

Dutchess County is mourning the loss of a beloved community member. Staatsburg native, Major James Brophy, 36, has been ID'd as one of the five marines killed in the plane wreck that happened off the coast of Japan last week.


OMG: California regulators consider charge on text messaging

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones.


Databank enables Amazon price fluctuation

Amazon changes product prices 2.5 million times a day, enabling the company to boost profits by 25 percent.


Factory mishap paves street with chocolate in Germany

A street in a western German town got a repaving worthy of fictional candy maker Willy Wonka.


Fire rips through two-story home in North Granville

More than a dozen fire departments responded to the blaze on State Route 22.


Police identify woman killed in deadly Latham crash

Colonie police are still working to determine what happened when a woman was hit and killed Tuesday night on Route 2 in Latham.


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.


Wrinkles the Dog has found a forever home

The dog was recovering from several broken bones after being thrown from a second-story window in Canajoharie back in October.


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.


'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money during the presidential campaign to conceal his boss' alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that "blind loyalty" led him to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds."


Already sentenced for child porn, Queensbury man punished for abusing kids

A Queensbury man already serving a federal prison sentence for distributing child porn was sentenced Wednesday morning for sexually abusing children.


Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Hundreds of security forces combed eastern France for a 29-year-old man with a long criminal record who shouted "God is great!" in Arabic and sprayed gunfire during a deadly rampage in Strasbourg's famous Christmas market, officials said.


Unique pop-up shop powered by love brings Christmas joy to kids at Albany Med

The holidays can be especially difficult for children undergoing cancer treatment. A local woman created a way to bring some of the delight of gift giving to them.


Latham teen delivers 900 hats to Albany Med for cancer patients

This is the sixth year of "Hatsgiving", a project Jeremy started when he was 9 years old.


Certain types of Kotex tampons recalled

Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary recall of some of its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons after receiving reports that some of them were coming apart upon removal. In some cases, medical attention was needed to remove pieces that were left in the body.


US-China trade hopes help shore up global stock markets

LONDON (AP) - Global shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks while U.K. markets took in stride the news that British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote among her party's lawmakers later.


Dutchess County Marine killed in Japan plane collision

The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week.


Woman dies after Berkshire County crash

A woman is dead after a serious crash in Berkshire County.


Cobleskill man charged in meat cleaver attack

A Cobleskill man is in the Schoharie County Jail, accused of attacking another man with a meat cleaver.


California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

A federal judge has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000.


Washington County woman accused of stealing food stamp benefits

A Washington County woman is charged with petit larceny, accused of taking food stamp benefits she wasn't entitled to.


Selkirk firefighters mulling next move after bond vote rejection

Firefighters in Selkirk are trying to figure out their next move after voters rejected a nearly $18 million bond.


NY lawmakers return to Albany to get ready for 2019

Members of the New York state Assembly are getting an early start to 2019.


Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


Toll-free trips for recreational boats on NY canals continue

Recreational boats will continue to travel toll-free on the New York State Canal System.


Fort to restage 1776 Christmas riot involving US soldiers

The first Christmas at Fort Ticonderoga under the newly formed United States was a riot - literally.


Ex-SUNY Poly president sentenced in 'Buffalo Billion' case

NEW YORK (AP) - The former head of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for his role in corrupting the state's Buffalo Billion project.


Troy school bus driver charged with trying to have sex with minor

A Troy school bus driver is facing charges for allegedly trying to have sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in Albany County.


Voters reject Selkirk fire department bond

Nearly 1,000 voters turned out to decide whether a nearly $18 million dollar bond should be approved in Selkirk.  


Family of Schoharie limo crash victim moves forward with another lawsuit

The family of Amanda Rivenburg is moving forward with another lawsuit -- this time saying the state holds some responsibility for the October 6 limo crash in Schoharie.


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.


Man pleads guilty to marijuana possession after deadly Cohoes shooting

There's a guilty plea in connection with a deadly shooting in Cohoes back in August.


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.


Pillow-fighting elf strikes again in Boston

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is actually not by singing loud for all to hear. Instead, it's starting pillow fights with strangers.


Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. France immediately raised its terror alert level.


Troy dog continues awaiting fate after biting incident

"Luna," a dog from Troy, will have to wait a little longer to learn her fate.


Google CEO faces Congress over accusations of political bias in search results

Tech giant Google was in the spotlight Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers searching for answers to accusations of political bias influencing the search engines product.


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Cohoes boy's giving spirit is contagious

Cohoes boy's giving spirit is contagious

Schuylerville man accused of selling drugs near schools out on bond

Peter Hockford at an earlier court appearance.

Death of Google software engineer from Saratoga Springs remains mystery

Death of Google software engineer from Saratoga Springs remains mystery

Holiday pets: A gift with big commitment

Holiday pets: A gift with big commitment

Police: No signs of medical trouble in Washington County crash

Police: No signs of medical trouble in Washington County crash

Study finds 50+ percent of septic systems bad in town along Lake George

Study finds 50+ percent of septic systems bad in town along Lake George

Colonie Police investigating fatal pedestrian-car accident

Colonie Police investigating fatal pedestrian-car accident

Albany Airport gets new low-cost flights to Florida

In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

'Guardians and War on Truth' Time's 'Person of the Year'

TIME Person of the Year 2018: The Guardians

Shooting in Albany leaves one person dead, one person injured

Shooting in Albany leaves one person dead, one person injured

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Pence

'Baby, It's Cold Outside' returns to San Francisco radio station

Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams perform

Kathie Lee Gifford to leave NBC's 'Today' show in April

Kathie Lee Gifford

Hey, you'll always know: Cuomo vetoes lottery anonymity bill

Hey, you'll always know: Cuomo vetoes lottery anonymity bill

Deadly weekend for snowmobile riders leaves 3 dead

Deadly weekend for snowmobile riders leaves 3 dead

Trump blames lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money 'liability'

Michael Cohen

Marines missing after mid-air collision declared dead

Marines missing after mid-air collision declared dead

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled over contamination fears

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled over contamination fears

Supporters of Troy becoming a sanctuary city hold vigil outside mayor's fundraiser

Supporters of Troy becoming a sanctuary city hold vigil outside mayor's fundraiser

Victims identified in Washington County crash that killed woman

Victims identified in Washington County crash that killed woman

Car flips over on busy Albany road

Car flips over on busy Albany road

Bail set at $250k for accused drug dealer in Schuylerville

Bail set at $250k for accused drug dealer in Schuylerville

4 US House reps seek federal probe of NY agency for disabled

4 US House reps seek federal probe of NY agency for disabled

State committee releases report on possible raise for lawmakers

State committee releases report on possible raise for lawmakers

Abandoned dog from Troy on the mend

Troy police sent out this photo of the dog on Monday morning.

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

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

Victim killed in Coxsackie fire was former firefighter

Victim killed in Coxsackie fire was former firefighter

Rensselaer police sergeant dies in Hospice care

Rensselaer police sergeant dies in Hospice care

Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

Shipping deadlines fast approaching for Christmas season

Shipping deadlines fast approaching for Christmas season

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