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Bethlehem property owners fight reassessment

BETHLEHEM - What would you do if your assessed property value all of a sudden shot up 500% or more and you didn't have the money to pay the extra taxes? For several dozen Bethlehem property owners on Thursday night, they decided to fight back.

About three dozen demonstrators marched outside the Milestone Restaurant on Route 9W, where inside many town officials were attending a political fundraising dinner.

The people holding protest signs say they're overwhelmed and under attack.

"We're not going to back off," declared Glen Lashen, a 70-year old who owns 75 acres of land that have been in his family since the beginning of the Civil War, land where the reassessed value has gone up 266%, and property that Lashen believes wasn't reassessed properly or professionally.

"(The assessors) didn't walk the property," he says, "They admitted they didn't walk the property."

Sitting down with Dani Moz ahead of live competitions on 'The Voice'

From Bethlehem High School to the national spotlight.

Dani Moz is one of the top 12 finalists on NBC’s hit show ‘The Voice’.

The live shows start in just a few days.

Dani is taking a few minutes out of her busy schedule to speak with us live from LA.

Missing woman found, charged with child endangerment

Irina Mockute-Savyer - Albany County Sheriff's Department

WESTERLO- The Albany County Sheriff's Department says they have located a missing Westerlo woman.

Irina Mockute-Savyer, 47, now faces a child endangerment charge after disappearing from Route 1 home on Tuesday.

They say she left her 15-year-old daughter home with little food and no phone.

They also say she was planning a trip with her daughter to Florida.

Sheriff Craig Apple says she was found in good health but she'll undergo a mental evaluation.

No word on where she was located

St. Matthews Catholic School closed after power outage, service still on

VOORHEESVILLE - Saint Matthews Catholic School is closed Thursday.

School officials say they're dealing with a power outage due to damaged underground wiring.

National Grid is working with the church to fix the problem.

Pastor David Knuff still plans to run their noon and 7 p.m. church service. 

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Bethlehem 'Voice' finalist advances to live competitions

Bethlehem High School graduate Dani Moz is moving on to the next round on “The Voice,” but it wasn't easy.

With one spot left on Team Shakira, there were three choices.

Moz performed Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory."

It is available on iTunes and it currently in the top 50.

The next step is Monday when the 12 finalists perform live. They get saved with your votes and downloads. On Tuesday we'll find out who moves on.

Moz spoke with NewsChannel 13 from her Los Angeles hotel room.

40 local businesses create alliance in support of Albany casino

ALBANY - More than 40 local business owners are now joining forces in support of the proposed casino in Albany.

They're calling themselves the E23 Business Alliance.

They contend that a casino in Albany will help boost tourist and help showcase everything that the capital city has to offer.

But, the plan has also generated plenty of opposition.

Critics worry about traffic congestion, crime and gambling addiction.