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6:45 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Biden, de Blasio To Speak At Slain Officer's Funeral

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Thousands of police officers and community members are expected to attend the funeral of a New York City policeman killed with his partner in an ambush shooting.

The funeral Saturday at a Queens church for Officer Rafael Ramos comes one week after he and Officer Wenjian Liu were killed in their patrol car.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to deliver remarks.

On Friday, thousands of officers from across the country attended an eight-hour wake for Ramos.

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Legislative Gazette
8:30 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

The Legislative Gazette #1452

(Airs 12/26) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: U.S. Senator Gillibrand tours an agricultural program center at SUNY Cobleskill and reacts to some of the biggest headlines of the week, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his predictions for the new year, and the state is losing its Education Commissioner.

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Weather
3:30 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, December 26, 2014. 

Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Elf" At Proctors

Elf, The Musical - At Proctors

SCHENECTADY – For those who want to extend Christmas I recommend a trip to the production of “Elf the Musical”, which is playing at Proctors Theatre through Sunday.  It’s hard to imagine another musical that celebrates the holiday spirit more effectively than does this adaptation of the film that starred Will Ferrell.

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New York News
12:38 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

White House Officials Look Back On 2014

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White House officials recently held a year-end conference call highlighting progress made in the U.S. economy in 2014. They also discussed what they’d like to see accomplished in the new year.

The call recapped a year of continuing economic growth in the U.S., six years after the economic collapse that has served as the backdrop to the administration.

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New England News
10:50 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Holiday Light Show Continues Into 2015

Credit Spirit of Springfield

The largest holiday light display in New England will continue after Christmas, as Bright Nights at Forest Park in Springfield observes its 20th season. 

The displays made up of a total of more than 650,000 lights along a three-mile drive through Springfield’s largest park will remain up through January 4th.   As an added attraction there will be craft making for children and on New Year’s Eve free noisemakers, hats and tiaras will be given out.  Judy Matt, president of Spirit of Springfield, which runs the show said it has become a holiday tradition for many families.

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WAMC News
9:10 am
Fri December 26, 2014

HEAP Benefit Season To End Early

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  If your household depends on the HEAP program to help pay winter heating bills, the clock is ticking toward the deadline to apply.

The current Home Energy Assistance Program Regular Benefit season this year will be one of the shortest on record.

Columbia County officials warn that Unless additional funds become available, the regular benefit season will end December 31st.

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WAMC News
8:10 am
Fri December 26, 2014

"The Interview" Screened in NYC, Upstate NY & Western MA

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   “The Interview” opened nationwide in 300 theaters Christmas Day. Moviegoers who flocked to see the picture apparently were more interested in the world drama the film produced than the movie itself.

Some who saw "The Interview" in New York City told local media they felt it was their "patriotic duty" to do so - the Seth Rogen - James Franco film pokes fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony  originally canceled the premiere after a hack attack and terrorist threats against U.S. theaters.

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New York News
8:06 am
Fri December 26, 2014

NY Revises List Of Species Needing Conservation

Blanding's turtle.
Credit Wikipedia

  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has revised its list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, which is used to focus conservation resources where they're most urgently needed. The draft final list contains 372 species.

The list is part of developing the State Wildlife Action Plan, which enables New York to be eligible for federal funding through the State Wildlife Grants Program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

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Weather
6:42 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

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Today —  Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s

Tonight —   Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 30s.

Saturday —   Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

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