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7:59 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Gun-Toting Student Arrested In Albany

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Two Albany City School District employees are being let go after allowing a student carrying a loaded gun into school even though he set off a metal detector.

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New England News
7:29 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

MassDOT Board Approves Deal To Build Subway Cars In Springfield

Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said the contract to build MBTA subway cars in Springfield is a " win-win."

The MassDOT board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a $566 million contract with a Chinese company to build new subway cars in Springfield.

CNR Changchun, the world’s largest maker of transit railcars, submitted the lowest of six bids to build 248 new subway cars to replace decades- old vehicles on the MBTA’s Red and Orange lines.  The company will build a new $50 million factory in Springfield.  MassDOT head Richard Davey said the deal is about getting people to work in Boston and putting people to work in Springfield.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner To Step Down

Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland has announced plans to leave the post.  Freeland has helped to shape college education in Massachusetts for four decades.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick praised Freeland, calling him a true champion of the state’s public colleges and universities.

" A big loss. He will step down at the end of the academic year."

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New England News
6:08 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Bradley: Don't Count Sanders Out For President

Former U.S. Senator and one-time presidential candidate, Bill Bradley, right, answers questions from Professor Sam Crane, chair of Williams College's political science department.
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Former U.S. Senator and one-time presidential candidate Bill Bradley joined a crowd of roughly 75 people for a question and answer session at Williams College this week. The Democrat gave some insight into how he thinks the 2016 presidential race will turn out.

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New England News
5:28 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Mass. Awards BMC $3 Million For Further Investment In Northern Berkshires

Using a state grant, Berkshire Medical Center plans to create a "patient centered community neighborhood" at the former North Adams Regional Hospital where it BMC now runs a satellite emergency facility.
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One day after announcing it will invest $6 million to upgrade and expand outpatient services at the former North Adams Regional Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center has been awarded $3 million by the state of Massachusetts to further aid the region.

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New England News
4:59 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Murphy: U.S. Needs To Have Eye On Balkans

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
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While the Obama administration and many other national leaders are focused on Ebola and the terrorist group the Islamic State, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy recently returned from a week-long diplomatic and trade mission to the Balkans.

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New England News
4:21 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Man Convicted In Deaths Of Two Police Officers To Be Paroled

Juan Ortiz who was convicted of second-degree murder for the deaths of two Springfield, MA police officers in 1985 is see during a court appearance
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A man convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two Springfield, Massachusetts police officers is being released from prison next week.

Juan Ortiz is being paroled from state prison next week. He was found guilty in the deaths of Officers Alain Beauregard and Michael Schiavina in 1985.   Ortiz was with his brother Eduardo, whom investigators say actually shot the officers at a traffic stop. Eduardo Ortiz committed suicide before police could arrest him.  

  " We carry on," said Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney, who knew the two slain officers.

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Capital Region News
4:21 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Family To Missing College Student: "Come home!"

Chris Trapatsos, sisters Olivia and Elaina, LuAnn Trapatsos
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The family of a missing College of St. Rose student is making a new appeal for his safe return.

At 3:30 p.m. on October 17th, University Police were notified by the College of St. Rose that one of its students was missing. The student, 17-year-old Connor Trapatsos, was last seen leaving Brubacher Hall in downtown Albany a week ago.  His family wants him to call home.

" Connor we love you so much. We miss you. We just want you to come home.  We don't care about school or grades."

Connor left his prescription medication behind and may require medical attention.

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Hudson Valley News
4:15 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

NYS AG Announces Language Access Agreement With Newburgh Police

The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.

The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

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