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Schoharie Victim's Artwork Honored in Special Contest

Doodles on a page are forever frozen in time, as what was once a quick scribble from the mind of an aspiring artist, now draws fond memories for the family of Amanda Halse. Her sister, Karina Halse, says it is a piece of her she will always hold dear.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


Agriculture forum explores farming's risks, opportunities

Area farmers talked agritourism and broke down risks Friday in a panel involving several Cornell Cooperative Extension locations. Five Otsego and Delaware County farmers spoke on their business models and how they diversify enterprises and manage risks. The panel hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extens


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


NY Mayors Advocate For AIM Funding In Albany

Municipal leaders had a message for state lawmakers when they gathered in Albany for the New York Conference of Mayors Winter Legislative Meeting this week: don’t cut our funding.


NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Schoharie limo crash

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its preliminary report on the fatal Schoharie limousine crash on Monday. The NTSB says the report is preliminary and will be updated or corrected as it continues the investigation.


Hurdles in Lawsuit Against Owner of Limousine Crash

As the investigation unfolds around the crash in Schoharie, an attorney for one of the victim's family says there are still unanswered questions. "No money is ever going to replace the daughters, the sons, the husbands, the brothers that they lost. But our efforts with this is to at least have them


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


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew in upstate NY

COBLESKILL, N.Y. — Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York. Biotechnology students at the State University of New York at Cobleskill uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon on Thursday. Serious Brewing Company of Howes Cav


Supplemental search warrant in Schoharie crash investigation signed

NewsChannel 13 obtained a copy of the supplemental search warrant for New York State Police and the agency’s accident reconstructionist signed by Schoharie County Court Judge George Bartlett III. It was signed January 30, 2019 ordering State Police to "search, remove, disassemble, and inspect the tr


Local officials talk school funding at forum

State legislators joined local teachers Thursday at Milford Central School for the Educational Legislative Forum. Legislators heard the challenges and successes of local educators and shed some light on work being done in Albany on behalf of education.


Troy man charged with attempted murder in Albany shooting

ALBANY, N.Y. — A 43-year-old Troy man was recently charged in connection with an incident of shots fired that occurred last month on Yardboro Avenue in the city of Albany, according to the Albany Police Department.


Police: Computer repair nets apparent sexual predator

ROTTERDAM -- A Rotterdam man's attempt to have his computer serviced resulted in his arrest this week on charges related to child pornography, child sexual abuse and illegal weapon possession, according to the Rotterdam Police Department.


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


Convicted rapist roaming streets in local community

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Members of a local community are concerned after learning that a convicted rapist is still roaming their streets nearly four months after a jury found him guilty.


Lawyer: Owner of Prestige Limo currently living in Dubai

LATHAM, N.Y. (WRGB) - The investigation into the limo crash in Schoharie is still developing four months since it happened. We are now learning more about the whereabouts of the limousine company owner, who's now allegedly living in Dubai.


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.


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.


Limousine Owner Believed to be in Dubai, Victim's Law Firm Fearful He Won't Return

A law firm representing the family of a Schoharie limousine crash victim says the owner of Prestige Limousine is currently believed to be in Dubai, where he can't be served with a lawsuit connected to the deadly October crash.