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6:55 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Cloudy with rain and snow showers this morning, and a few rain showers this afternoon  Highs in the lower 40's.

Mostly cloudy tonight.  Lows in the mid 20's.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with snow showers tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 30's.

Hudson Valley News
6:35 am
Fri March 27, 2015

David Rockefeller Donates Money For NYS Park

Credit Courtesy of Rockefeller State Park Preserve

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced one of the largest-ever private donations in the history of the state park system. As WAMC’s Allison Dunne tells us, the donation is from David Rockefeller.

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Sports
6:02 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Sports Report: Kentucky Brings Undefeated Record Into The Elite Eight

NCAA:

In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Kentucky bested West Virginia 78-39, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 78-65, Wisconsin beat North Carolina 79-72, and it was Arizona over Xavier 68-60.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri March 27, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.23 - 2.27

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 3.23 - 3.27

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New England News
9:30 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Vermont House Advances Tax Bill That Limits Deductions

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont House has advanced legislation to raise $35 million in new taxes by limiting deductions from the state income tax.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Baker Administration Gives OK For Berkshire Scenic Rail

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Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has given the green light to scenic rail in the northern Berkshires.

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Hudson Valley News
7:48 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Poughkeepsie Man Is Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Authorities say they've charged a 55-year-old man in the slaying of a woman whose body was found at a former psychiatric center in the Hudson Valley.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Vermont Senate Moves Gun Bill To House For Consideration

The Vermont Senate this afternoon passed a bill that sets new restrictions on gun ownership.  The battle lines are being drawn ahead of House debate.

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New York News
6:18 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Skidmore Student Found Responsible For Attack Suspended For Additional Two Years

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The Skidmore College student found responsible for a sexual assault and whose readmission hearing sparked protests on campus and elsewhere has had his suspension extended by two years. Some advocates think the decision doesn’t go far enough.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Minimum Wage Likely Dropped From Budget, Cuomo And Lawmakers Continue To Haggle

The state Assembly, Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo continue to work on sticking points in the state budget, as yet another item has now been dropped from the spending plan, raising the state’s minimum wage.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos emerged hopeful from a closed door meeting with Republican Senators. The Senate and Governor Cuomo have been at odds over ethics reform, including requiring financial disclosure of Senators’ law clients in their outside jobs as private attorneys.

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