WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Obama's Clean Power Plan and the death of Mr. Coffee.

Morning Headlines With Mike Spain Of The Times Union

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WAMC's Ian Pickus talks with Mike Spain about a Schenectady police officer who was arrested over the weekend and former New York Yankee Derek Jeter returning to the Capital Region.

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:

A mix of sun and clouds today with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower to mid 80's.

Mostly cloudy tonight.  Lows near 60.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a scattered shower or thunderstorm.  Highs in the mid to upper 70's.


In baseball, in the American League, Toronto bested Minnesota 5-1, Texas won against Houston 12-9, Tampa Bay topped the White Sox 5-4, Baltimore defeated Oakland 9-2, and it was the Angels over Cleveland 5-4.

The state comptroller says Connecticut is on track to close out the last fiscal year with a nearly $71 million budget deficit.

Facebook: Peg Lynch

A radio pioneer and the woman credited with inventing the sitcom died last month at her home in Becket, Massachusetts. Peg Lynch spent roughly 40 years creating, writing and starring in radio and television shows. She was 98.

  President Obama’s plan for national standards to curb power plant emissions is based in part on a cap and trade-type program already existence in New York. 

Conor Bambrick, with the group Environmental Advocates, says he thinks the Presidents’ plan, billed by the White House as the “first-ever national standards” to curb carbon pollution from power plants has some of its roots in New York.

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A local attorney has been chosen to be the first neighborhood liaison at UMass Amherst.

Eric Beal, a Umass Amherst graduate and former chair of the Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals will work with university and town officials to respond to incidents and complaints involving off-campus student behavior.  

Beal said he will promote proactive programs, perform mediation and be a mainstay in the neighborhoods that traditionally find large student gatherings on nights and weekends.

Blair Horner: Is Albany Throwing In The Towel On Ethics?

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  Even by Albany’s scandal-stained record, last week was unique: 2 state Senators were found guilty of corruption in two separate trials.  Former State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson and current Deputy Majority leader Tom Libous are now facing prison time for violating the public’s trust.

Given the historic nature of those convictions, it would be reasonable to expect reaction from Albany’s political leadership.  But that was not the case.  Instead of news releases and calls for action, only the sounds of crickets were heard from the state Capitol. 

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, August 3, 2015.