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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


Halfmoon firehouse plan goes back to drawing board

HALFMOON and WATERFORD -- The Halfmoon-Waterford Fire District has established a committee to come up with a less costly option for a new fire station, months after a more-than-$13 million project was voted down by residents.


Police department closes investigation of alleged incident with Cohoes mayor, wife

The Colonie Police Department has closed its investigation into the alleged incident involving Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse and his estranged wife last year. Back in November, NewsChannel 13 reported that Shawn and Brenda Morse met at Denny's on Wolf Road.


Troy High School students celebrate 'Black History Day'

TROY, N.Y. — Troy High School held its annual “Black History Day,” Friday. The day featured …


Water main break on Remsen St. leaves Cohoes residents without water

COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A water main break Friday morning on Remsen Street at Howard Street in Cohoes may interrupt water service to residents in the area. Cohoes officials say residents in the area will have little to no water pressure until the break is fixed. Some may also see discolored water, w


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.


School resource officers helping keep Saratoga County schools safe

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (WRGB) - His colleagues call him Deputy Muller. At Shenendehowa High School East, he's just known as Eric. He's one of the two school resource officers that oversee Shenendehowa High School and its surrounding middle and elementary schools. He says when the county started the scho


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.


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


Troy couple charged with 17 counts of animal abuse

TROY - Only NewsChannel 13's camera was rolling after a Troy couple was charged with 17 counts each of animal abuse. David and Michelle Hempstead turned themselves in to Troy police on Friday morning -- and shortly after, went before a judge at City Court next door.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Alleged church thief caught on video, freed by judge

COLONIE - You would think that when a person is caught red-handed on surveillance tape robbing a church, admits to police he did it, and is arrested while holding some of the $1,600 allegedly stolen from the church, the case would result in a slam dunk conviction. But that's not what happened this w


Two charged with animal cruelty in hoarding case

TROY -- Two people are charged with multiple counts of cruelty to animals in connection with a hoarding case in Troy. In December, police investigated a report of animals not being cared for, and found dozens of animals in deplorable conditions in a home on Campbells Avenue. The animals were removed


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.


Charges dismissed against accused church burglar in Colonie

COLONIE - The charges against the 74-year-old man accused of stealing money from a church in Colonie are dismissed. Robert Hoag was accused of stealing $1,600 cash from Victory Christian Church on Van Buren Avenue. The arrest was made after a police officer looked at security video.


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


Colonie police make drug bust at local motel

COLONIE, N.Y. — On Feb. 9, the Colonie Police Department received several calls reporting suspicious activity in room 18 of the Golden Circle Motel at 706 Loudon Road. Police said that those calling believed the activity was related to drug sales.


Gov. Cuomo extends property tax deadline for areas hit by winter storm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending a property tax deadline for residents in certain areas that were especially hard hit by recent winter storms. The Democratic governor announced an executive order Thursday that will give a 21-day extension to residents in dozens towns in se


Troy aiming to re-open South Troy pool by July 1

TROY, N.Y. (WRGB) – There’s action in the city of Troy to address a years long problem. Officials are working to repair and reopen one of the city's pools by this summer. The mayor's office confirms they are seeking a contractor to work on the South Troy pool and hopefully have it ready for swimmers


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito