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A 21-year-old Pittsfield man has been convicted of raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room nearly three years ago.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a central New York resident is the first person in the state and second in the country this year to be diagnosed with a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus.

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New York State Police are assigning 12 senior investigators to help campus and local police statewide deal with college date rapes under the state's new consent law.  The new victims' unit will also employ nurse examiners as consultants to ensure evidence is properly documented and cases promptly investigated.

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In knee-deep water at the Norowal Marina in Bolton Landing, Dave Wick, Executive Director of the Lake George Park Commission, is sifting sediment with a circular screen.

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Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Global markets have had a rough week and a half, offering up some stomach-churning drops and rebounds as investors follow roller coaster news of China’s economy. That said, it’s not a hopeless time for your own portfolio. Joining us today to answer your financial questions is Thomas Brockley, senior vice president, financial advisor and branch director of the Capital Region office of RBC Wealth Management in Albany.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has found that 22 of 35 initiatives for the 2016 ballot submitted to her office are constitutional.

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Gary Herzig has been appointed the mayor of Oneonta in a unanimous vote by the common council. The Democrat who is running unopposed for mayor in this fall’s election replaces acting Mayor Russ Southard, who took over late last year after the death of Mayor Dick Miller. Herzig, who is expected to take over later this month, admits there has been some disruption in city government over the past year.

Fourteen months before the election, candidates have begun to announce their plans to run for Vermont governor.  This week two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring.

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