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Electric City lights up over casino decision 12/19/2014 12:59 am UTC
People in Schenectady are still celebrating the news they were offered a casino license by the state. They were referring to the governor as "Santa Cuomo."
AMBER Alert remains in effect for abducted 5-year-old from Berne 12/19/2014 12:17 am UTC
An AMBER Alert remains in effect for a missing child from Berne. The child, Kenneth White, 5, was taken from a home on Thatcher Park Road around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday.
Woman's passion is to provide everything foster kids need 12/19/2014 12:16 am UTC
A local woman loses sleep in order to help kids who have been abused. She's so passionate, because she knows what it's like to be abused.
Community members supporting suspended bus driver 12/19/2014 12:10 am UTC
In Hoosick Falls, community members are expected to turn out in force in support of popular bus driver, Leo Surdam.
Cuomo announces proposed medical marijuana regulations 12/18/2014 11:39 pm UTC
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new proposed regulations for medical marijuana distribution. Only doctors licensed with the New York State Department of Health can prescribe the marijuana.
Hospital employee accused of stealing $37,000 12/18/2014 11:38 pm UTC
A woman who worked in the business office at Glens Falls Hospital is charged with taking $37,749 from the hospital’s general bank account.
Man recovering after being shot in Albany 12/18/2014 11:20 pm UTC
A man is recovering at Albany Medical Center after he was shot on Wednesday. Police say the 20-year-old victim walked into the emergency room around 7:20 p.m.
Learning more about the company behind the Schenectady casino 12/18/2014 11:20 pm UTC
With so much hinging on the success of the Schenectady casino, NewsChannel 13 wanted to know more about one of the partners behind it, Rush Street Gaming.
Gloversville Police search for missing teen 12/18/2014 9:23 pm UTC
Gloversville Police are searching for a missing teen. Randy Robar Jr. was last seen on December 7. Police believe he ran away from home on his bike.
Governor's Mansion opens its doors for the New Year 12/18/2014 8:16 pm UTC
From one celebration to the next: Governor Cuomo is inviting New Yorkers to celebrate the New Year at the Governor's Mansion.
Saratoga County sheriff's deputy sentenced for drug trafficking 12/18/2014 8:14 pm UTC
A Saratoga County sheriff's deputy accused of transporting drugs will spend five years in prison.
Single-car crash leads to DWI arrest 12/18/2014 5:47 pm UTC
An Albany man is facing felony DWI charges after police say he drunkenly crashed into a snow bank.
Attorney General prohibits toy guns that look authentic 12/18/2014 5:39 pm UTC
New York State retailers are being told to stop selling toy guns that resemble real firearms.
After years of helping others, EMS worker's home destroyed by fire 12/18/2014 5:26 pm UTC
COLONIE – A home is considered a total loss following an early morning fire in Colonie. And while losing your home to a fire is devastating, the man who owned this house has a unique perspective.
New York state allowing hemp growth 12/18/2014 5:25 pm UTC
The governor signed the US Farm Bill yesterday to launch an agricultural pilot program to research the multi-use crop.
Cuomo making tour of 3 new upstate casino counties 12/18/2014 3:37 pm UTC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will visit the three upstate New York counties selected for new casinos by the state's Gaming Facility Location Board.
Storm Tracker Forecast 12/9/2014 1:18 pm UTC
Here's the latest News 10 Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Steve Caporizzo, Steve Teeling, Tim Drawbridge, and Greg Pollak.
Early morning fire at the Center for Disabled bus yard 12/9/2014 12:17 pm UTC
According to the Albany City Fire Department six buses at the Center for Disabled bus yard caught fire Tuesday morning.
Schenectady Police investigate overnight homicide 12/9/2014 11:30 am UTC
There is heavy police presence on Parkwood Blvd in Schenectady.
Walmart cashier helps customer buy groceries 12/9/2014 3:17 am UTC
A cashier at the Rotterdam Walmart used her own money so an elderly man in her line could afford all of his groceries.
Albany Co. legislature passes Toxic Toy Act 12/9/2014 3:15 am UTC
The Albany County Legislature passed the Toxic Toy Act Monday night.
NYS AG wants to investigate police related deaths 12/8/2014 11:04 pm UTC
The New York State Attorney General has released a new plan on how to investigate police related deaths.
U.S. Dept. of Education to investigate school aid in Schenectady schools 12/8/2014 10:08 pm UTC
The U.S. Department of Education will conduct an investigation into the disbursement of state funds to Schenectady city schools.
Rensselaer Co. honors WWII veteran 12/8/2014 9:58 pm UTC
A Rensselaer County veteran was honored for his service on Monday.
Police hope recent arrest will help solve other cases 12/8/2014 9:42 pm UTC
At least three area police agencies are hoping that the arrest of a Wynantskill man will help them solve dozens of open criminal cases.
Shipping companies provide safety tips for holiday packages 12/8/2014 9:26 pm UTC
Shipping companies are providing consumer safety tips to ensure holiday packages arrive to their destinations.
North Bangor man charged with animal cruelty after shooting, killing neighbors dog 12/8/2014 3:53 pm UTC
State Police responded to a residence in North Bangor Friday after receiving reports of a dog being shot and killed.
Brunswick home damaged by fire 12/8/2014 3:08 pm UTC
Several fire districts came together to fight a fire Sunday at a single family home on Oakwood Avenue in Troy.
Several Capital Region counties place Code Blue into effect 12/8/2014 11:22 am UTC
Code Blue has been called for several counties in the Capital Region.
Annual tree lighting at the Empire State Plaza 12/8/2014 11:05 am UTC
 The Capital Region ushered in the holiday season Sunday.
Ceremony to mark end of unit's Afghan combat role 12/8/2014 8:03 am UTC
The secretary of the U.S. Army is scheduled to speak at the official ceremony welcoming the 10th Mountain Division back home to Fort Drum after its most recent round of combat deployments of Afghan
Shale gas pipeline developer threatens to seize land 12/7/2014 6:31 pm UTC
The developer of a $750 million natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania into New York is threatening to seize land from reluctant landowners through eminent domain.
NY selects regional contractors for public health program 12/7/2014 6:07 pm UTC
New York health officials have chosen 11 regional contractors for the Cuomo administration program to improve health and medical care and lower costs by bringing stakeholders together to identify a
Church in Schenectady inspires hope after neighborhood shooting 12/7/2014 5:39 pm UTC
In the wake of a shooting and stabbing in Schenectady that left 30-year-old Jose Sanchez dead and his brother, 28-year-old Victor Sanchez suffering from stab wounds, the Bridge Christian Church hos
NY Assembly to review efforts to reduce homelessness 12/7/2014 5:27 pm UTC
State lawmakers in New York plan to review the state's efforts to curb homelessness.
Santa Speedo Sprint raises awareness for HIV and AIDS 12/7/2014 4:22 pm UTC
Some daring holiday runners faced the cold weather and stripped down into their holiday undies on Saturday, all for a good cause.
Police investigate fatal car and pedestrian accident at Route 4 intersection 12/7/2014 3:12 pm UTC
Police say they are investigating a fatal car and pedestrian accident that happened Saturday night.
Annual New York State Holiday Tree Lighting kicks off 12/7/2014 2:09 pm UTC
The city's annual New York State Holiday Tree Lighting tradition is happening at the Empire State Plaza.
State Police make arrests after campers burglarized 12/7/2014 3:43 am UTC
New York State Police at Mayfield arrested six subjects after a burglary investigation at Birchhaven Campgrounds in Broadalbin.
Sheriff seeks help finding suspect in exposure incidents 12/7/2014 3:34 am UTC
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the individual pictured below, who is a suspect in a series of exposure incidents at the Wilton Lowes store.
Wynantskill man arrested for Rotterdam burglaries 12/7/2014 3:28 am UTC
A Wynantskill man has been arrested for several burglaries in Rotterdam.
NY poised for debate over more charter schools 12/6/2014 3:38 pm UTC
Charter school supporters and critics are preparing for a big debate over whether New York should allow more of the privately run but publicly funded schools.
Flags lowered in New York to honor Pearl Harbor 12/6/2014 3:06 pm UTC
Flags on New York state government buildings will be flown at half-staff Sunday in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
NY Naval Militia getting change of command 12/6/2014 2:02 pm UTC
The New York Naval Militia says Rear Admiral Ten Eyck (ten ike) Powell is taking command of the 2,500-member militia.
Donations encouraged for family involved in fatal fire 12/6/2014 1:44 pm UTC
Donations are being collected for the family of a man who was killed in a fire early Friday morning in Perth.
Six displaced after crews battle Slingerland Street house fire for hours 12/6/2014 2:19 am UTC
 Authorities are calling a Slingerland Street home a total loss.
Part of Northway southbound closed in Warren County 12/6/2014 1:24 am UTC
The Northway is closed southbound between Exit 25 and Exit 24 on Friday night.
Albany protesters bring demands to U.S. Attorney's Office 12/6/2014 12:15 am UTC
Protesters took their message to the Office of the U.S. Attorney's Office Friday and demanded to be heard. 
Garner protests continue in Albany at Federal Courthouse 12/5/2014 11:01 pm UTC
Protesters are gathering at the Federal Courthouse on Broadway on Friday.
Clifton Park man sentenced for menacing State Trooper 12/5/2014 10:41 pm UTC
Saratoga County Acting District Attorney Karen Heggen has announced the sentencing of a man for menancing police.
Donations, clothing sought for survivors of fatal fire 12/5/2014 9:54 pm UTC
The family of Charlie Smith is devastated by his passing, too upset to talk on camera Friday as they looked at what remains of his home.
Siena goes against Quinnipiac for official season opener 12/5/2014 9:28 pm UTC
The real basketball season starts at the Times Union Center Friday night for Siena with their first conference game of the season
Two accused of passing counterfeit money at local stores 12/5/2014 9:02 pm UTC
 Bethlehem Police have arrested two men for the passing of counterfeit money.
Albany Med patients get a chance to meet Santa 12/5/2014 8:44 pm UTC
Thanks to a partnership between tech company Ciso Systems and the Albany Medical Center, patients at Albany Med got a chance to talk one on one with Santa Claus on Friday.
Rape suspect arrested on warrant after allegedly fleeing to Pakistan 12/5/2014 7:49 pm UTC
A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on a warrant after police allege he had sex with an underage female.
Cohoes PD unveils new vehicle for K9 officer 12/5/2014 7:28 pm UTC
The Cohoes Police Department is getting a new addition to its team – a new K9 Unit vehicle for one of their officers.
Man, 72, dies in Perth fire 12/5/2014 5:55 pm UTC
Fire officials have confirmed a fire in Perth on Friday has claimed the life of a 72-year-old man.
Retired Colonie K9 passes due to health issues 12/5/2014 4:34 pm UTC
The Colonie Police Department has announced the passing of retired K9 officer Beny.
Vt. gets into Christmas spirit with state tree 12/5/2014 4:05 pm UTC
The green mountain state is getting in the Christmas spirit by flipping the lights on its state Christmas tree on Thursday.
Ceremony marks anniversary of former presidents death 12/5/2014 4:00 pm UTC
An old tradition continues in Kinderhook Friday morning as the Army and Air National Guard pays its respects to a former U.S. president.
Police search for Garner protester who damaged billboards 12/5/2014 4:30 am UTC
One or more protesters in Columbia County chose to show their opinions by damaging billboards.
Henry Johnson one step closer to Medal of Honor 12/5/2014 3:04 am UTC
 Albany's World War I hero is another step closer to long-fought national recognition.
Report: Major General Greene's death could not be prevented 12/5/2014 3:02 am UTC
A military report has found the incident that lead to the death of Major General Herald Greene in Afghanistan over the summer could not have been prevented. 
As Schenectady talks redistricting, parents express concerns 12/5/2014 2:47 am UTC
Closing schools and moving students--it's all on the table in Schenectady where the school board has narrowed down several redistricting options to just one. 
Albany officials support Thursday's Eric Garner protesters 12/5/2014 2:38 am UTC
 More than 100 protesters shut down Albany streets Thursday, rallying for America to change its justice system and treat people of color fairly.
Man found guilty on several robbery charges 12/4/2014 10:14 pm UTC
A man has been found guilty on several robbery charges.
Garner protests block Henry Johnson Blvd. in Albany 12/4/2014 9:53 pm UTC
Several dozen protester came together and blocked Henry Johnson Boulevard because they said they'd needed to take a stand because they don't believe justice is being served.
Some Schoharie Co. residents could lose land after pipeline approval 12/4/2014 9:42 pm UTC
The federal government has approved the Constitution Pipeline, which would run from Pennsylvania to New York and now some local residents will lose their land in the path of the pipeline.
Man pleads not guilty to armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon 12/4/2014 9:21 pm UTC
A New Bedford man, who is already charged with armed robbery while masked, has been arraigned on assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
Man pleads guilty to charges in sexual assault case 12/4/2014 9:15 pm UTC
A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated rape and breaking and entering in relation to a sexual assault in the city. 
Man pleads guilty to possessing drugs 12/4/2014 9:11 pm UTC
A Guilderland man has pleaded guilty to possessing drugs.
NY counties racked up high bills while helping Buffalo 12/4/2014 9:04 pm UTC
When snow started hitting buffalo, counties throughout the state jumped at the chance to send help, but FEMA reimbursement is not guaranteed until the storm's cost exceeds $27 million.
Man accused of strangulation and abortion 12/4/2014 8:55 pm UTC
A shocking case is unfolding in Ulster County where a man is accused of strangulation and abortion.
Cuomo: NY will mull police training, body cameras 12/4/2014 8:44 pm UTC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York should consider better police training, body cameras on officers and other changes following a grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer in the chokeh
Schneiderman accuses online seller of drug label violations 12/4/2014 7:48 pm UTC
New York's attorney general is accusing an online seller of selling so-called designer drugs as dietary supplements and relaxation tablets and failing to list ingredients as required by state law.
State Police investigate cases of nude photos of local teens posted online 12/4/2014 6:13 pm UTC
State Police say three local high schools have recently had issues with nude photos of underage teens being posted to social media and websites. 
Continued protests expected in Albany 12/4/2014 6:05 pm UTC
Students from UAlbany were out Wednesday afternoon blocking traffic along Washington Avenue Extension to protest a recent grand jury decision in Ferguson.
Catskill man charged with arson, attempted murder, reckless endangerment due in court 12/4/2014 5:59 pm UTC
A 19-year old charged with attempted murder, arson, and reckless endangerment is expected to appear in court for a pretrial conference.
Volunteers and community stuff local train with gifts for area children 12/4/2014 5:33 pm UTC
Volunteers with Amtrak, Toys for Tots, and the Marines helped to make a child's holiday a little brighter by stuffing a train full toys that will be delivered to thousands of children throughout th
NY court: Chimps don't have same rights as humans 12/4/2014 5:32 pm UTC
A New York appeals court says a chimpanzee isn't entitled to the rights of a human and doesn't have to be freed by its owner.
Officers from across NY in Saratoga for GIVE initiative 12/4/2014 1:56 pm UTC
More than 250 police officers from across the state coming to Saratoga for the GIVE Initiative.
Schenectady City School District to hold redistricting meeting 12/4/2014 1:43 pm UTC
Parents and guardians in the Schenectady City School District have been invited to learn more about new redistricting recommendations.
Missing Bennington teen found 12/4/2014 1:09 pm UTC
A teenager is missing out of Bennington.
Teen arrested for possessing illegal weapons 12/4/2014 4:06 am UTC
The Hoosick Falls Police Department has arrested an 18 year old male on a gun possession charge as a result of traffic stop over the Thanksgiving holiday. 
Mother's dream playground for disabled children to become a reality 12/4/2014 3:17 am UTC
A local park will soon let children of all abilities play together thanks in part to a mother who has a child battling a disease.
Local activist reacts to New York City grand jury ruling 12/4/2014 2:20 am UTC
The Grand Jury decision in New York City has many throughout the state and in the Capital Region calling for additional action.
Rotterdam man accused of possessing child pornography 12/4/2014 1:50 am UTC
Rotterdam Police have arrested a man for possessing child pornography.
UAlbany students protest Ferguson decision 12/3/2014 10:34 pm UTC
A group about 50 UAlbany students are holding a protest on Wednesday afternoon.
NYRA announces upgraded for Saratoga in 2015 budget 12/3/2014 9:17 pm UTC
NYRA says the organization has turned its first operating surplus in over a dozen years. 
Tree lighting event in Albany 12/3/2014 9:14 pm UTC
 A tree lighting ceremony at City Hall in Albany will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. 
State Police investigate roll over that injured one man 12/3/2014 9:11 pm UTC
State Police are investigating a roll over accident that happened in Columbia County. 
NYS Parks and Rec makes more than $2 million with Cyber Monday deal 12/3/2014 8:51 pm UTC
The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced that its two-day Cyber Monday promotion sold more than 15,000 three-year Empire Passports and generated more than $2 million.
Man charged with vehicular manslaughter after fatal motorcycle crash 12/3/2014 8:48 pm UTC
State Police have charged a man with vehicular manslaughter.
Albany makes deal with potential Rensselaer Hard Rock Casino 12/3/2014 8:43 pm UTC
In a last minute push, dozens of officials came together to show their support for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino project in Rensselaer. 
Albany nonprofit bouncing back after suspicious fire damages offices 12/3/2014 8:36 pm UTC
An area nonprofit is bouncing back at a new temporary location a day after a fire deemed suspicious by authorities damaged its Albany offices.
NY Medal of Honor push included in US defense bill 12/3/2014 6:43 pm UTC
The annual defense authorization bill unveiled in Congress contains a provision that would secure a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from New York.
NY gets $72M to protect bridges from flood damage 12/3/2014 6:35 pm UTC
The federal government is giving New York state $72 million to upgrade 29 bridges that are vulnerable to flood damage.
Man pleads guilty after DNA points to robbery involvement 12/3/2014 5:41 pm UTC
A 21-year-old Rensselaer man pleaded guilty to felony robbery after police say his DNA was found on the duct tape used to restrain employees.
Troy officer accused of leaking information arraigned 12/3/2014 4:57 pm UTC
A Troy Police Officer accused of intentionally obstructing a drug ring investigation was arraigned in court Wednesday.
NY vets head to Oahu for Pearl Harbor anniversary 12/3/2014 3:07 pm UTC
Two veterans from central New York are at Pearl Harbor for this weekend's 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into World War II.

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