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6:20 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs in the upper 60's.

Clear and very cool tonight with areas of frost. Lows in the upper 30's.

Sunny but cool tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 60's.

Sports
6:14 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Sports Report: LA Angels Clinch AL West Title

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In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the Los Angeles Angels have clinched the AL West title as C.J. Wilson retired his first 14 batters and combined with two relievers on a one-hitter in a 5-0 shutout of Seattle. C.J. Cron smacked a three-run homer in the Angels' five-run seventh. The Angels actually wrapped up the division when Oakland blew a 1-0 lead in the ninth inning of a 6-1 loss to Texas.

Elsewhere the Yankees edged Tampa Bay 3-2, Baltimore topped Toronto 6-1, and Cleveland blanked Houston 2-0. Kansas City beat the White Sox 6-2 and lead the AL Central with a half game over Detroit who fell to Minnesota 5-4.

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New England News
2:26 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Rowland Declines To Take Stand In Conspiracy Trial

Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland (R-Conn.)
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A judge has set closing arguments for Thursday in the federal trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland.

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New England News
8:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Berkshire County Man's Animal Cruelty Charges Dismissed

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A judge has dismissed more than 30 counts of animal cruelty against a Berkshire County man who was breeding cats, ruling that authorities' search of his properties violated his constitutional rights.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Congressman Bill Owens Joins Democrat Aaron Woolf To Discuss Congressional Campaign

Bill Owens (left)/Aaron Woolf (right)
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New York Congressman Bill Owens held a conference call this morning with fellow Democrat Aaron Woolf, who is seeking to replace the retiring Owens. The two criticized the Republican challenger in the 21st Congressional District race and called on her to support bills to enhance economic opportunity.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Prosecution Rests In Veiovis Trial; Closing Arguments Expected Friday

Caius Veiovis
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Closing arguments in the last of three separate trials that have captivated the region involving the murders of three Berkshire County men are expected by the end of the week.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Petition Filed Challenging Green Mountain Power’s Renewable Power Claims

Four Vermonters are asking the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether the state’s largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about the renewable energy it produces and the credits it receives for that production.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Berkshire Woman Offers Training For Humanitarian Mapping

Theresa Clary is offering workshops to show people how to use open source mapping to mark maps used by relief organizations fighting the Ebola epidemic in Africa.
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The White House has declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa a global security threat and is directing people, money and resources to stop the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, an area woman hopes to enlist others to aid in the response efforts.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Climate Action Planners Confront Biomass Project

Activists who have been working for months on a climate change plan for Springfield, Massachusetts say they must factor in an unwanted development — the possible construction of a wood-burning power plant in the city.

Neighborhood representatives, community organizers, and people from health-focused organizations have been brainstorming ways to improve the environment and reduce greenhouse gases with a goal to present a plan to the Springfield City Council by the end of the year.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Public Input Sought On Mohawk River Watershed Management Plan

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A coalition of advocates for the Mohawk River has released a draft management plan that aims to help communities obtain funding to protect water quality and mitigate flooding. 

At a public forum Tuesday evening at Schenectady County Community College, about 100 concerned residents gathered to hear details of a draft Mohawk River Watershed Management Plan.

The plan is being prepared by the Mohawk River Watershed Coalition of Conservation Districts and the Mohawk River Watershed Advisory Committee.

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