Authorities have arrested a central New York man who claims a loaded shotgun he was holding discharged accidentally when he tried to stand up, striking and killing a 7-month-old boy.


The issuance of casino licenses is weeks, if not days away, and two hotel operators have expressed interest in building facilities in the Village of Monticello in hopes of capitalizing on some of the spillover.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the climate talks in Paris, the Planned Parenthood shooting, and whether Woodrow Wilson's name should be removed from a Massachusetts campus.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about Senate Health Committee Chairman's financial disclosure forms which could show a conflict of interest, a top lobbyist for the state teacher's union retiring, the trial of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continuing today.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today.  Highs near 40.

Clear early tonight, then increasing clouds.  Lows in the mid 20's.

Cloudy tomorrow with showers likely.  Highs near 40.


Los Angeles Lakers guard and 17-time All-Star Kobe Bryant says he will retire after the season, making the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune on Sunday. He says his heart and mind can handle another season, but his body knows it's time to say goodbye. The 37-year-old Bryant ranks third on the NBA's career scoring list with more than 32,000 points and has won five NBA titles and two Olympic gold medals.

(Airs 11/29 & 11/30) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the free-lance journalist who helped release the video of the Chicago police shooting of a 17 year old black man, the top stories that made the internet this year, the media takes on comments by Donald Trump, and much more.


A judge is set to hear arguments on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's  request for a new trial this week.

David Nightingale: Charles Dodgson (1832-1898)

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Learn well your grammar, / And never stammer,
Write well and neatly, / And sing most sweetly.
Drink tea, not coffee; / Never eat toffy.
Eat bread with butter. / Once more, don't stutter.

The mathematician Charles Dodgson, who indeed suffered from stammering, wrote those lines when he was 13, and they anticipate his later nonsense verse, such as:

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

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From lions and tigers to snow leopards and panthers, “big cats” are defined by those who study them as wild cats with the ability to roar. Wildlife biologist Boone Smith has wrangled an impressive number of them.