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Police Say Dancing Man Helped Accomplice Steal From New York Walmart

Police say two crooks collaborated and ended up stealing $2,000 from a Rotterdam Walmart. What makes this story a bit different is that their daring plan involved...dancing. The Albany Times Union says that the duo struck the store Saturday afternoon. The Times says that their heist began when they


New York state's population continues to decline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state's population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state's total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million.


Woman Charged With Attempted Murder in Troy Stabbing

Police in Troy are investigating an early morning stabbing that left one woman seriously injured. According to authorities, it happened around 4 a.m. Thursday at 167 2nd Street.


Source: young boy drowns in Valley Falls

VALLEY FALLS- According to NewsChannel 13 sources, a two year old boy died Wednesday night, after apparently drowning in a pond. We are still working to confirm this information with the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s office, but we’ve been told by a trusted source it happened at a home on Kardas Road


Troy man indicted in shooting case

Jeffrey Walker, of Troy, was charged in connection to shooting in Albany. (Photo courtesy of the Albany Police Department) — TROY – A 23-year-old city man faces attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting another man in the chest in September, according to Rensselaer County Court records.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Troy taking bids to demolish abandoned Leonard Medical Center

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The city of Troy is looking for contractors to demolish the Leonard Medical Center. "We've looked to the development community to see if anyone was interested in redeveloping it," said Mayor Patrick Madden. "We did not get good response to that. Our determination is that the p


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Man charged with raping former neighbor

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Security footage may be the reason an alleged rapist is behind bars. Q'arayone Lomack charged with first degree rape after being accused a raping a former neighbor at the College Suites in Schenectady. Police said Lomack did not know the victim.


Troy aims to raze old hospital

TROY – The city wants to raze the decaying, long-closed Leonard Hospital and have the site cleared by Oct. 1, according to bid documents. The city's decision comes two years after the City Council voted 4-4 with one abstention on a measure to sell the property to a developer. That’s when it was esti


Albany judge halts state’s new private school oversight rules

An Albany Supreme Court judge has struck down — at least temporarily — an attempt by the state Education Department to strengthen its authority over private and religious schools.


63 acres conserved at Buckley Farm in Ballston Lake

BALLSTON, N.Y. — An additional 63 acres of land at William H. Buckley Farm overlooking Ballston Lake has been permanently protected from development. The move was facilitated by Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature), which helped farm owner Mark Sacco conserve an additional 252 acres in 2015.


Cohoes attorney accused of selling heroin takes plea deal

A Cohoes attorney accused of selling heroin has taken a plea deal. As NewsChannel 13 reported last August, investigators found 38 bags of heroin, 20 strips of Suboxone as well as Xanax, oxycodone and amphetamine pills in Danielle Barker-Lange's home and office.


Troy murder defendant to get new defense attorney

TROY – A murder defendant will be assigned a new attorney after he refused to cooperate with the Rensselaer County Public Defender’s Office in mounting a defense in the case in which he is accused of killing a 21-year-old mother in January.


Man barely suffers scratch but car destroyed after tree collapse in Scotia

SCOTIA — A local man suffered only a cut to the face when a tree collapsed on Sunnyside Road and crushed his moving car Thursday morning, police said. Emergency workers gave the man medical care at the scene but he refused hospital treatment, telling police he wanted to get back to work.


Photos: Fire burns at Troy gas station

TROY - Firefighters extinguished a small fire after a utility pole fell to the ground near a gas station and sparked a fire on Burden Avenue, officials said. The incident occurred at about 1:45 a.m. The blaze sent heavy black smoke into the area around the Speedway gas station at 800 Burden Ave.


Two Vermont men face drug and weapon charges in Colonie

COLONIE — Two Bennington, Vermont men were arrested on Tuesday, April 16, on drug and weapon charges after getting stopped for a traffic infraction on the Northway. According to police, Colonie Sgt. John Santorio pulled over the Toyota Avalon near Exit 2E.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Cuomo, Local Officials For Gold Star Free Tuition

State officials are working to provide free tuition to children of military members killed or disabled while on duty despite legislation being voted down in the state Assembly’s Higher Education committee earlier this month.


New York first state to bar ICE from making arrest in courts

ICE can no longer arrest undocumented immigrants inside New York courthouses unless they have a warrant signed by a judge. The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) announced its new rule change Wednesday, making New York the first state to do so.