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Police in the City of Troy have released video of a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place last August.

Officers Joshua Comitale and Chad Klein were injured in the shootout with Thaddeus Faison in the city's Lansingburgh neighborhood after an attempted carjacking.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, February 12, 2016.

Greg Haymes
Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes is back with his February music selections.

1. Cindy Cashdollar and Sonny Landreth, "Sliding Home," from Cindy Cashdollar's album Sliding Home, playing at The Egg in Albany on Saturday.

2. Super 400, "Flashlight" from their album Sweet Fist playing at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy on Saturday.

3. James McMurtry, "Pocatello" from his album Childish Things, playing at The Hangar in Troy on  February 24.

WAMC

A new chief of police at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was sworn into office today. The new chief arrives just in time to plan for an annual public safety challenge, the notorious “ Blarney Blowout."

Protecting a campus with almost 30,000 students, 6,000 people on the faculty and staff, and thousands of daily visitors situated in a bustling college town takes cooperation and collaboration, according to Tyrone Parham, the new UMass Amherst police chief.

" Safety is, I think, a part of everyone's responsibility," he said.

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The Glens Falls Civic Center has been awarded $2 million in state funding to make major improvements to its aging facilities.

Mardi Gras King Cake
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This past Tuesday, the French Quarter of New Orleans lit up the night for Mardi Gras. It makes you hungry just thinking about it. We’re going to get deep into Americana today with chef Ric Orlando of New World Bistro in Albany and New World Home Cooking in Saugerties.

Zika Mosquito
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The Hudson Valley has its fourth case of Zika virus after a confirmed case in Putnam County. In addition, a number of U.S. senators are calling for further response to the outbreak. A Putnam County resident has been confirmed positive for Zika virus and a second resident is being tested. Putnam County Department of Health officials made the announcement Thursday, saying both residents had recently travelled out of the country. Dr. Michael Nesheiwat is Putnam County interim commissioner of health.

A newly enacted city ordinance in Plattsburgh is being suspended this weekend due to expected cold temperatures.

The new Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago is visiting each of the 24 campuses that make up the state’s system of community colleges and state universities. At each visit he meets with staff, faculty, students, local community leaders, and elected officials. 

Santiago, who came to Massachusetts as a deputy higher education commissioner in 2013, was on the campus of Westfield State University Thursday and he spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, February 12, 2016.

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