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New England News
10:30 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Vermont K-9's Cancer Care Covered By Memorial Fund

Cancer is forcing a Vermont State Police dog into an earlier retirement, but his handler doesn't have to worry about medical expenses thanks to a special fund set up for police K-9s.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Investigation Continues Into Threat Against County Legislator

The Rockland County Sheriff says his office and the FBI are continuing their investigation into a threat a county legislator received in mid-December.

The threatening letter to Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder contained a photo of an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded with the Spring Valley Democrat’s face shown on the prisoner’s body. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco says it’s the first time he has encountered such a threat against any elected official.

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Weather
6:52 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Morning showers, then windy with increasing sunshine today. Temperatures holding steady or falling back through the 40's.

Partly cloudy tonight.   Lows in the lower 30's.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 40's.

New England News
6:10 am
Thu December 25, 2014

New London Holds Off Buying Police Riot Gear

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New London Mayor Daryl Finizio has ordered the police department to hold off on buying riot gear to avoid a "military-like escalation" of law enforcement. It’s part of national conversation following protests over police brutality.

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Sports
5:40 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Sports Report: Miracle Falls Short In Bahamas Bowl

NCAA:

The inaugural Bahamas Bowl ended when a near miracle comeback by Central Michigan on a record-setting day by quarterback Cooper Rush fell just short as Western Kentucky prevailed 49-48 when Rush's two-point conversion pass fell incomplete. Down by 35 points with 12 minutes remaining, Central Michigan scored the final five touchdowns of the game Wednesday, including a three-lateral, 75-yard dazzler on the final play. Central Michigan rolled the dice, going for a two-point conversion to win, but the pass failed.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Fairpoint CEO Rsponds To New Hampshire Delegation

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The CEO of Fairpoint Communications says some members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation have an inaccurate impression that the company is being uncooperative in dealing with a worker strike.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down Permanently On Monday

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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In the latest example of a national trend, next Monday — after years of contentious debate, protests and criticism — the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant will permanently shut down, marking a new era for Vernon, Vermont.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Report On UMass Amherst Informant Policy Expected In January

A group appointed by the UMass Amherst chancellor to look into the use of students as confidential campus police informants is expected to deliver its report in January.

       The 11-member working group has been meeting regularly since its appointment in October but was unable to meet a goal to issue a report and recommendations on the confidential informant program by the end of the fall semester two weeks ago.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

NY Lawmakers Want Bullet-Proof Glass In Police Cars

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Four state lawmakers are proposing that all police cars in New York be retrofitted with bulletproof glass after two New York City officers were gunned down in their car Saturday.

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New England News
6:04 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Some In Western Mass. Feel Slighted By Baker's Transition Team

Governor-Elect Charlie Baker (R-MA.)
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For eight years, western Massachusetts has enjoyed unprecedented attention from Beacon Hill. But the new year brings a new governor and administration, and some western Massachusetts lawmakers are not too fond of an early move by the governor-elect.

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