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Hudson Valley News
9:37 am
Thu October 2, 2014

EPA Proposes Removing Newburgh Site From Superfund List

The Environmental Protection Agency proposes to remove an Orange County site from the Superfund list.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu October 2, 2014

10/2/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Secret Service chief resigns
EBOLA fears in Texas
Hong Kong
Turkey

New York News
8:50 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Reaches Out To NY Republicans In New TV Ad

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reaching out to moderate Republicans to try to win over their vote in next month’s elections. His efforts have been bolstered by a new ad featuring Larry Rockefeller.

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WAMC News
7:39 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Secret Service Director Juila Pierson, and the first U.S. confirmed Ebola case.

Weather
6:54 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy this morning, then increasing sun.  Highs in the lower 70's.

Partly cloudy tonight. Areas of fog.  Lows in the near 50.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 70's.

Sports
6:03 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Sports Report: Giants Stomp Pirates 8-0 In NL Wild Card Game

Credit Wiki Commons

MLB:

The San Francisco Giants have advanced to the National League Division Series against Washington by clobbering the Pirates 8-0 in the wild card game at Pittsburgh. Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 while going the distance on a four-hitter to help the Giants earn a trip to Washington against the Nationals. Brandon Crawford opened the scoring in the fourth inning with a grand slam before Brandon Belt added two hits and three RBIs.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Continues Opioid Awareness

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The opioid and heroin epidemic is increasingly being felt in emergency rooms and jails across the country. Meanwhile, a community organization in Berkshire County has been focusing on the crisis for some time.

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Politics
6:15 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Poll Finds Majority Oppose Casino Repeal

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A new poll finds a majority of likely voters in Massachusetts say they’ll vote against repealing the state’s casino gambling law.

The latest survey by the Western New England University Polling Institute found 52  percent of likely voters said they will vote no on Question 3, the casino law repeal initiative on next month’s Massachusetts election ballot.

Polling institute director Tim Vercellotti said the survey of 416 likely voters found 41 percent said they would vote to ban casinos with just 6 percent undecided and 1 percent declining to answer.

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New York News
5:08 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Police Catch Sex Offender During Skidmore Lockdown

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A paroled sex offender has been taken into police custody after he was located on the Skidmore College campus after a manhunt earlier today. Classes resumed normally after a lockdown was lifted, but it was a strange day on campus.

Students and faculty received a campus alert via the school website, social media, text message, and email around 7 a.m. announcing the lockdown. Students on campus were asked to stay in their rooms and remain quiet.

Around 8:30, Saratoga Springs police located Shane Harding on the campus near a trail heading into Skidmore’s North Woods.

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New England News
5:05 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

UMass Suspends Student Drug Informant Program

UMass Amherst campus police will temporarily stop using students as confidential informants while the practice is being reviewed by university officials.

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy ordered the program suspended after a Boston Sunday Globe report on the heroin overdose death of a 20 year- old student who was a confidential informant.  School spokesman Ed Blaguszewski said the program could be terminated or revised to include mandatory substance abuse treatment for student informants and notification of their parents.

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