Jerry Gretzinger, WNYT NewsChannel 13

Jerry Gretzinger

WNYT NewsChannel 13

Clifton Park, NY, United States

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Past articles by Jerry:

Lawyer: Cohabitation agreements on the rise in millennial relationships

Many millennials in a relationship are living together without getting married. An Albany lawyer says she's seeing more and more requests for cohabitation agreements, which are similar to a prenup. → Read More

Albany prepares for first in-person St. Patrick's Day Parade since COVID

Albany has not held an in person St. Patrick's Day Parade since 2019. The 2021 event was all-virtual due to the pandemic. However, with COVID currently in retreat, city leaders and organizers announced Wednesday they'll be ready to roll again this Saturday, March 12. → Read More

NY state assemblyman calls for suspension of gas tax

New York State Assemblyman Santabarbara is among the voices in the New York State Legislature now calling for the temporary suspension of the state gas tax. → Read More

Mayfield man celebrating 50 years fighting fires

A man from Fulton County started fighting fires long before many of his current colleagues were born, and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. → Read More

Cannabis company partnering with FMCC to train students for jobs

The company going into the old BeechNut plant in Canajoharie won't just be creating local jobs in the cannabis industry - it will help train students who want those jobs. → Read More

Coxsackie shop makes custom skates for professional speed skaters

For years, a local couple has had a hand – and even a foot - in the success of athletes from all over the world. → Read More

Skidmore professor’s short dance videos for kids get national attention

We've heard plenty of reports about the mental and emotional tolls the pandemic has impacted young children. There's less opportunities for social interaction or physical activity. → Read More

Dangerous chunks of ice destroying windshields of some Capital Region cars

The snow and ice storm last week is still taking a toll on some drivers in the Capital Region. There have been several instances over the last couple of days when massive chunks of ice have flown off a hood or a roof, and come crashing right onto another car. → Read More

Hochul: ‘That’s an extraordinary drop’

Coronavirus cases continue to plummet in New York. Gov. Hochul says we're turning the corner on the winter wave. → Read More

Conservative lawmakers calls for mandatory life sentence for cop killers

On the heels of two New York City police officers being shot and killed in the line of duty, Conservative Party members gathered in Albany on Monday. They were supporting legislation that would impose mandatory, life-without-parole prison sentences for the first or second-degree murder of police officers or other New York first responders. → Read More

Mother of Troy shooting victim Ayshawn Davis dies

Latoya Alston has died at just 36 years old. Her son, Ayshawn Davis, was an innocent bystander who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2020. → Read More

Supply chain issues plaguing car repair shops

You may need to pack your patience the next time you bring your car in for repairs. In some cases, it's taking six weeks or more to get parts. → Read More

Long-term care advocates want National Guard to help with staffing

Advocates for long-term care and nursing home residents say it's time to call on the National Guard again to address the ongoing catastrophic staffing shortage. → Read More

State Senate Democrats continue push for voting reform

The State Senate is starting the new session with a push for voting reform. Majority Democrats held a Zoom press conference Monday afternoon to talk about a package of bills they proposed - aimed at enhancing and expanding early voting options. → Read More

Hochul requiring boosters for health care workers

In her COVID briefing on Friday morning, Gov. Hochul said she's building on her vaccine mandate, now requiring health care workers to get their booster shots within two weeks of becoming eligible. She's also asking New Yorkers to not overreact to mild symptoms, and not go to urgent care centers or emergency rooms for testing. → Read More

Alcohol producers say they're forgotten in Hochul's drinks to-go plan

Plenty of people cheered Gov. Kathy Hochul's call to permanently bring back alcohol to-go sales in New York state. However, those who produce that alcohol say they were forgotten. → Read More

Mental health counselor says pandemic may be fueling teens' bad behavior

It's increasingly concerning. That statement can apply for both the surge in COVID cases across the nation, as well as increased threats of violence at schools. → Read More

Mailbox money spurs holiday kindness

Keep an eye on your mailbox. You may be getting a special holiday delivery. A local group determined to spur random acts of kindness is once again sending crisp, $10 bills to people around the Capital Region with one simple request - use it to make someone's day. → Read More

Saratoga County waitress surprised with $1,500 tip

The act was completely random, but the mother of two says it couldn't have come at a better time. Her husband was just diagnosed with cancer. → Read More

Duanesburg diner staple closing after nearly 70 years

A long-standing diner in Duanesburg, Gibby's, will permanently close its doors this weekend. It's not because of the pandemic. It's not because they can't find enough staff or get supplies delivered. The owners just say it's time. → Read More