The bucket of a Schenectady Fire Department ladder truck hovers over Scott Modest, who climbed to the top of a tree in the westbound lane of Interstate 890 on March 11 and remained there for nearly 11 hours.
A Mohawk Ambulance crew assists an adult woman into a waiting ambulance on Nov. 20 following a chlorine gas leak at Schenectady High School.
Two unidentified teenage girls are seen fighting outside the Mechanicville City School District campus on March 25 in a screen capture from a video posted on the Internet.
A Scotia firefighter watches flames engulf the roof of a house at 32 Sacandaga Road in Scotia on April 8.
Patty Brown and her Zumba class work out at the Clifton Park YMCA on Aug. 20.
Schenectady firefighters place Andre D. Green, 20, the victim of a shooting on Crane Street, into a waiting ambulance Sunday night. Green later died at Ellis Hospital.
A woman talks to Amsterdam police officers after a man was shot to death May 1 in a driveway on Lark Street.
Volunteer firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Skyline Drive in Duanesburg on Feb. 13.
Courtney Thiessen of Bedford Road in Schenectady clears her car of ice and snow behind a large tree that fell during the massive ice storm that hit the region Dec. 11 and 12.
Schenectady SWAT officers escort two women out of an apartment during a standoff at 225 Frank St. on March 31.
A tarp covers the area where a body struck a house in Duanesburg on June 7.
Firefighters and other emergency personnel hose down the ruins of several buildings that burned April 24 on West State Street in Johnstown.
Firemen scurry from an outside wall just before it collapsed from the intense heat of a fire at Fiber Conversion along Route 29 in Broadalbin on Jan. 31.
Police hold back mourning friends as one of three bodies is removed from an apartment at 190 Delaware Ave. in Albany on Jan. 30.
Actress Susan Lucci, left, and Mary Lou Whitney wave to the crowd as their rickshaw pulls them into Congress Park in Saratoga Springs for Whitney's annual gala on Aug. 1.
Mohawk Ambulance paramedic Kateri Santos asks for more equipment as Thomas Corners, Air National Guard and East Glenville firefighters work to free the pilot of a small plane that crashed Sept. 23 into a wooded area off Route 50 in Glenville.
A cold but excited crowd gathers along State Street to watch the Gazette Holiday Parade in downtown Schenectady on Nov. 22.
A group of firefighters from the Porter Corners Volunteer Fire Department watch over cleanup efforts Feb. 12 after a massive fire destroyed three buildings on Main Street in Corinth.
A Schenectady police officer looks at a rear window damaged by a gun blast on Feb. 28. The shooting took place on Morris Avenue, but this Nissan Pathfinder ended up at the corner of Glenwood Boulevard and Union Street. A getaway car was found in Niskayuna.
State Fire Protection specialist Jim Santee, left, and Amsterdam battalion chief Richard DePasquale watch as firefighters Lt. Andy Castler and Tim Czeski use a piece of 4 x 4 lumber to force open the door of a car at Altieri's Auto in Amsterdam, as part of auto extrication training on April 3.