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, hot and humid today. Highs near 90.

Partly cloudy tonight with areas of fog.  Low in the mid 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds and humid tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the sentencing of a Canadian trucker in the death of a trooper in Montgomery County.

The family of a mentally ill man who died after Albany police subdued him with a stun gun has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and the three police officers involved in the fatal confrontation last April.


In baseball, in the American League, the Blue Jays remain atop the AL East with a 1 ½ game lead over New York after the Yankees beat Boston 3-1, Toronto topped Cleveland 5-3 in 10 innings, Tampa Bay crushed Baltimore 11-2, Minnesota beat the White Sox 8-6, Detroit edged Kansas City 6-5, Seattle bested Houston 7-5, and it was the Angels over Oakland 6-2.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Clinton Correctional Facility has been under the microscope since the escape of two prisoners from its maximum security division in June, which led to a 23-day multimillion dollar manhunt.  This weekend, the prison was placed on lockdown after two prisoner altercations.

A new study released today gives Albany a “D” for small business friendliness, but do businesses agree?

Lucas Willard / WAMC

With the racetrack dark for the day, leaders in New York's horse racing industry assembled in Saratoga Springs to discuss the retirement of thoroughbreds – a topic that has long been the subject of equine advocates.

Paul Tuthill / WAMC

A new report points to an increase in child abuse victims who were in foster homes, or otherwise in the care of the Massachusetts child welfare agency.

An annual report from the Massachusetts Child Advocate, Gail Garinger, shows 184 children in the custody of the Department of Children and Families were victims of abuse or neglect in 2014. 

Forty children died, mostly from medical conditions, some accidently, some by suicide, up from 29 deaths the previous year.  Garinger said state officials must give agencies that serve children the resources to do their jobs. 


Close to $10 million in local, state, and federal money has been spent in the last couple of years to construct or renovate parks of all shapes and sizes in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.  The projects have opened up new recreational opportunities, eliminated blight, and brought parks closer to the people.

Children this summer had a chance to cool off and play on a splash pad in one of Springfield’s newest parks.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are pledging to continue protests until the plans are dropped.