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Missing Schenectady woman with dementia located

SCOTIA - A missing Schenectady woman with dementia has been found.

Schenectady Police say 60-year-old Wilma Trotter was located Friday morning near the Mohawk River in Scotia.

Trotter went missing last Friday morning.

Police say they found her under thick vegetation on the side of a hill in the area of Shonowee and Washington Avenues.

She is was taken to Ellis Hospital for evaluation.

Officials say Trotter made an enclosed shelter from the dead brush that covered the side of the hill.

She did not leave that enclosure in the last week nor did she consume food or water.

Trotter told police she went to the park for some solitude and rest and eventually became too weak to move.

Schenectady cross walk commemorates Good Friday

SCHENECTADY - There was beautiful weather for Friday’s neighborhood cross walk in the Mont Pleasant section of Schenectady to commemorate Good Friday.

The procession stopped at five churches along the route beginning at The Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Pearl Street.

Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday.     

Area teachers selected for NYS Master Teacher Program

A big honor for several teachers in the Capital Region.

The teachers were picked for New York State’s Master Teacher Program.

The program honors growth, mentorship and leadership.

Only 215 teachers were selected this year.

The list of Capital Region teachers is below, courtesy of the Governor’s Office:

Daniel Anderson, Queensbury School District

Janice Balogh, Schodack School District

Theresa Billington, Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District

Heather Buskirk, Johnstown School District

Jeffrey Bower, Scotia-Glenville School District

Kim Bruton, Troy School District

Elizabeth Carroll, North Colonie Central School District

Stephanie Conklin, Saratoga Springs City School District

Tammy Darby, Lake George School District

Kristin Darlington, Galway School District

Anti-violence Easter Bunny makes rounds in Capital Region

The Easter Bunny is against violence.

The Enough anti- violence program will be bringing the Easter Bunny to Albany and Schenectady tomorrow.

They'll make stops in Albany at Swinborne Park at 10 a.m., Livingston Park at 11 a.m., Oak Street Park at noon, Lincoln Park at 1 p.m. and Yates Apartments in Schenectady at 2 p.m.

Price Chopper recalls hummus product due to mislabeling

SCHENECTADY – Price Chopper is recalling its Tuscan White Bean Hummus because of mislabeling.

The company says its Price Chopper Brand product was labeled with the ingredient panel for its Sweet Potato Hummus.

That label does not declare the product contains parmesan cheese, which is a known allergen.

Other than the labeling issue, the product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to cheese.

The products were purchased between March 19 and April 14.

For more information click here.

Guilderland anti-bullying song features Union men's hockey team

The union men's hockey team partnered with students from the Lynnwood Elementary School. - Lynnwood Elementary School

GUILDERLAND - Our national champions take their heroic ways to the halls of a Guilderland Elementary School.

The Union men's hockey team partnered with students from the Lynnwood Elementary School to create an anti-bullying video.

This inspiring clip was actually created back in December.

Tracked to Katy's Perry's "Roar," the video promotes positive mental health in students and ways to stop bullying.

Schenectady Red Cross volunteer heads to Washington for mud slide recovery effort

The aftermath of a mud slide in Washington State last month. -

A Red Cross volunteer from the Capital Region is heading out to Washington State to help with recovery from that devastating mud slide last month.

Thirty nine people are now confirmed dead in the community of Oso.

Searchers believe the final death toll will be 43.

Jeff Fox from Schenectady is a disaster mental health volunteer.

The Red Cross says he'll be manage a team of volunteers to provide mental health support for residents affected by the disaster.

Another Capital Region Red Cross volunteer, Angelika Klapputh of Sharon Springs recently returned from Washington.