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Dani Moz performs live on tonight's episode of "The Voice"

We'll see tonight if a Capital Region native can stay alive another night in the televised competition "The Voice".

All 12 finalists will perform on the two hour episode here on NewsChannel 13.

That includes Bethlehem High School graduate Dani Moz.

She is on Team Shakira.

Dani says she's thankful for the support of her hometown fans.

You can help Dani advance by voting four different ways:

  • First, online at NBC.com, or the voting app on “The Voice” Facebook page.
  • If you have Sprint, you can text your vote.
  • You can call in your vote using a toll-free phone number given during the show.
  • Also, every download on iTunes counts as a vote.

You can vote up to 10 times using each method.

Albany celebrates Earth Week with green initiatives

ALBANY - It's Earth Week and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is announcing several events to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.

The mayor described ongoing green initiatives in the city and projects that will start soon.

North Swan Street will be home to a new park with a basketball court, trees and a garden. 

Corning Preserve will also have improvements to walking and biking trails.

Sheehan's long term goal is to promote a fully walkable, bikeable and liveable city.

“We are so fortunate in the city of Albany that from Washington Park to this little park to the Hudson River that we have beautiful spaces for people to enjoy. And we are working to develop more so we can be not only walking in that environment but recreating in that environment,” says Sheehan.

An Earth Day bike parade will start at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the corner of Judson and Livingston Avenue by the Tivoli Preserve.

Parishioners gather in Albany for Bishop Scharfenberger's first Easter Mass

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger celebrated Easter Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. It's his first Easter following his ordination and installation as bishop of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese a little over a week ago.

“To me I'm doing what a priest does on Easter Sunday. I'm celebrating with my flock and I'm doing basically the same thing,” said the bishop.

Scharfenberger was installed and ordained on April 10, replacing Bishop Howard Hubbard. He says other than a few different faces, celebrating mass here is like being at his old parish back in Brooklyn.

A significant and special day for Christians around the world, they believe Easter Sunday is the day Jesus was resurrected. People like Diane Piegare, who lives in Glenmont, specifically came here to be a part of the celebration.

Troy Easter Egg Hunt a big hit

Schenectady Police investigate a shooting

Police in Schenectady are investigating a shooting that happened around 9:30pm in front of 1685 Van Vranken Avenue, Saturday.

Police say they got several calls for shots fired, and when they arrived on scene they found 22-year-old Mervin Bingham lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his torso.

Bingham was taken to Albany Med where he underwent surgery. He is currently in stable condition.

So far there are no suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

State officials approve archeological dig in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - An archeological dig at a French and Indian War battleground in the southern Adirondacks has been given the green light.

Archeologist David Starbuck says he has received permission from state officials to conduct excavations this summer in an area of Lake George Battlefield Park.

The park on the lake's southern shore was the site of the September 1755 Battle of Lake George. A force of Colonial American militia and Mohawk warriors defeated an army of French and Indians in one of the war's earliest battles.

The site to be excavated was the scene of extensive military activity throughout the Revolutionary War.

Starbuck leads summertime digs in the Lake George region as part of SUNY Adirondack's archeology field school. His teams conducted digs in the battlefield park in 2000 and 2001.

Ballston Lake man accused of trespassing

A 24-year-old Ballston Lake man is facing charges after police say he broke into the New York State Museum after hours.

Police say Thomas Grant was caught on camera forcing his way through a rear door during early morning hours. He was later seen on surveillance leaving the museum and was apprehended by Troopers on Madison Avenue a short time later.

Grant is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and was arraigned at the City of Albany Criminal Court.