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Rotterdam man arrested for sexual abuse, child porn

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Rotterdam Detectives arrested Chandler B. Whittaker, 23, of Rotterdam, NY on Thursday, February 14. On Wednesday, February 13, Rotterdam Detectives were contacted by an employee of Computer Repair and Technologies Inc. regarding questionable images on a customer’s laptop c


Tubman, Seward statues to be dedicated in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY — A life-size bronze statue of Harriet Tubman and William Henry Seward commissioned by a group of Schenectady boosters to celebrate diversity and highlight a little-known friendship between the escaped slave and the statesman has undergone a trial by fire.


Walk-out ceremony held for assistant Schenectady fire chief

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (WRGB) – Schenectady’s assistant fire chief was honored for retiring after 32 years of service. The official walk out ceremony for Michael Gillespie was held at Schenectady fire headquarters.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


No license needed to fish in New York this weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The first of a series of free fishing days are scheduled this weekend across New York state with no license necessary. The Department of Environmental Conservation says anyone can fish without buying a license on Saturday and Sunday. Other free fishing days are scheduled at the e


Back in the Day: Childhood, Play and Schenectady

This week on The Historians podcast, curator Susanna Fout discusses the Schenectady County Historical Society exhibit: Back in My Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady. The exhibit at 32 Washington Avenue focuses primarily on cultural and social influences on childhood in the 20th and 21st century.


Schenectady middle schoolers make valentines for veterans

SCHENECTADY - Students from Mont Pleasant Middle School in Schenectady brightened some veterans' Valentine's Day. They made valentines for veterans at Stratton VA Medical Center.


Computer repair leads to child porn, weapons charges

A Rotterdam man is facing child pornography and weapons charges after a disturbing discovery was made on his computer. Chandler Whittaker, 23, brought his laptop to Computer Repair and Technologies in Rotterdam. But employees at the store called police when they found what appeared to be child porno


Troy man accused of attempted murder in Albany

A Troy man was sent to the Albany County Jail, accused of attempted murder. Quinton Brown was taken into custody by Albany police. On January 26, Police say Brown fired several shots towards a group of people on Yardboro Avenue.


Capital Region lawmakers react to Amazon dropping NYC plans

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - "Projects like this only come around once every 100 years and unfortunately we lost it," said Cohoes Assemblyman John McDonald. McDonald says Amazon's decision to cancel plans for a new headquarters in New York is a huge disappointment.


Gillespie honored for serving Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – With his wife Debbie of 35 years by his side, Michael Gillespie, the Asst. Fire Chief for the past five years, left Fire Station #1 for the last time Friday morning.


Seeds, pairings set for Section II hockey tournament

Seeds and pairings for the Section II Division I hockey tournament were released Friday, and two of the three first-round games will be played Saturday. Bethlehem, the defending Division I champion, is the top seed ahead of Shenendehowa, Saratoga Springs and CBA. Those four teams will host quarterfi


Incident involving Cohoes mayor at Colonie restaurant deemed unfounded

COLONIE, N.Y. (WRGB) - One of several accusations of domestic abuse against Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse has been declared unfounded. Colonie police say their investigation into an incident involving Morse's wife at a local restaurant is now closed.


Schenectady police looking for 3 missing kids

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Schenectady police need your help finding three missing kids. Malaijah Hagins, 14, has been missing since Jan. 31. She was last seen wearing a gray, white and black windbreaker with a black bubblecoat.


Family Of Man Who Died Mysteriously At Notoriously Problematic New York Prison Demands Answers

An investigation is underway following the social media outcry over an incarcerated person’s death in a New York prison. Anthony Myrie, 24, was less than three months into his sentence when he died under mysterious circumstances, according to PIX11. He was serving a seven-year prison term for drug-r


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Cuomo wants counties to make up lost local aid

CAPITAL REGION -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come up with a plan to make good on the municipal aid cuts he proposed in his 2020 executive state budget -- but it still won't cost the state any money.


Study: Saratoga County 2nd most paycheck friendly county in New York

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. — Saratoga County was ranked as the second most paycheck friendly county in New York state, according to a study by SmartAsset. Economic conditions in some places of the state mean residents’ paychecks can go further than others. With that in mind, SmartAsset conducted a study


Albany pair arrested in drug investigation

ALBANY - A two-month long narcotics investigation has ended with an Albany man and woman behind bars. Albany County sheriff's investigators charged Aaron Twiggs and Catherine Karczewski.


Arrests made after 100 animals removed from Troy home

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Two arrests have now been made following the removal of 100 animals from a home on Campbells Avenue in Troy in December. David Hempstead and Michele Hempstead, both from Troy, have been arrested and charged with 17 counts of injuring an animal.