WAMC News
6:50 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Morning Headlines With Judy Patrick Of The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the upcoming New York Casino announcement expected this afternoon and Saratoga Casino and Raceway's shelved event center plans.

Weather
6:49 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Cloudy with scattered showers today.  Highs in the lower 40's.

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few snow showers tonight.   Lows near 30.

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy tomorrow.  Highs near 40.

Sports
6:01 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Sports Report: Golden State's Winning Streak Is Over; NHL Shootout Goes 20 Rounds

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NBA:

In the NBA, Dallas topped New York 107-87, Miami bested Brooklyn 95-91, Washington beat Minnesota 109-95, Memphis won against Golden State 105-98 ending their 16-game winning streak, New Orleans squeaked by Utah 119-111, and it was Oklahoma City over Sacramento 104-92.

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Hudson Valley News
5:23 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Indian Point Security Workers Have A Contract

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The operator of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant and a local union have reached a contract agreement for security workers.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1265

Dr. Otis Brawley is a professor of hematology, oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University. He is also the chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society. He talks this week about the War on Cancer.
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43 years ago this month, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971, effectively starting the so-called War on Cancer.

The law greatly increased the amount of money earmarked for cancer research and scientific study. So, how’s that war going?

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, a conversation with the chief science officer of the American Cancer Society about the past, present future of cancer research.

We’ll also visit a high school in Niagara Falls that is devoting a lot of time and money into STEM education.

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Capital Region News
6:14 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

ALCO Tunnels Pique Anti-Casino Group's Concern

The corner of Erie Blvd. and Nott St., where the Schenectady casino would be located.
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A Schenectady anti-casino group's environmental objection to the proposed Electric City casino site has fallen on deaf ears, as the state's Gaming Facility Location Board moves ahead with plans to announce its decision Wednesday in Albany.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Report Finds Local Votes On Fracking Resulted In Apparent Conflicts Of Interest

  A reform group studied votes taken by local governments across the state on whether to allow hydro-fracking, and found numerous potential conflicts of interest that they say could have tainted the outcome of the votes.

The New York Public Interest Research Group studied 59 municipalities that have voted to permit hydro-fracking in the past few years, if New York State eventually approves the process.  They found numerous questionable activities, including local elected officials holding gas leases and town attorneys who also represented oil and gas companies.

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Hudson Valley News
4:56 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Silos Collapse At Concrete Plant Near New Bridge

Builders say three silos have failed or collapsed on a floating concrete plant at the site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Tappan Zee Constructors spokeswoman Carla Julian, says in an email there were no injuries in the accident Tuesday on the Hudson River.

Concrete is made at the site to save the time and cost of trucking. The silos hold raw materials such as crushed stone.

Julian said one of the silos failed, which caused two others to collapse. She said the state Thruway Authority and Department of Environmental Conservation are investigating.

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North Country News
4:55 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Vermont, New York Among Top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing States

  The Peace Corps has revealed its enrollment numbers for 2014, and several areas in our region have ranked high on their lists of volunteer-producing locations. 

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New England News
4:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Mass. Medical Society Publishes Guidebook On Human Trafficking

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The Massachusetts Medical Society has published a guidebook for healthcare providers on how to identify, assess and respond to victims of human trafficking.

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