Katherine Carroll

Morning Edition Producer

Katherine Carroll graduated with honors from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2017 with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Political Science. She was an intern at the Legislative Gazette, covering capital news until becoming WAMC’s morning edition producer in June 2017. Katherine previously worked as the news director at WFNP, New Paltz’s college radio station. In her free time, Katherine enjoys scrolling through Twitter, hiking, running, and singing along to Disney songs.

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The Boston Celtics needed overtime before tying the fourth-longest winning streak in team history.

Kyrie Irving poured in 10 of his season-high 47 points in the extra period to send the Celts to their 16th consecutive victory 110-102 at Dallas. The Mavericks were ahead by 13 in the fourth quarter before Boston outscored them 22-9 the rest of the period.

Irving delivered the tying basket in regulation and the Celtics' first six points of OT.

Jaylen Brown had 22 points for the Celtics, whose winning streak followed an 0-2 start.


— Henrik Lundqvist posted his second shutout of the season and 63rd of his career by stopping 20 shots in the Rangers' 3-0 verdict over the Senators. Mats Zuccarello set up third-period goals by Michael Grabner and Mika Zibanejad after Kevin Hayes opened the scoring 4:46 into the second.

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Jose Altuve is the 2017 American League MVP. The Houston Astros infielder beat out New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge for the award by a wide margin.

The 5-foot-6 Altuve drew 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Altuve batted a major league-best .346. He hit 24 home runs with 81 RBIs, scored 112 times, stole 32 bases and showed a sharp glove at second base.


Tim Hardaway Jr. scored seven of his 26 points over the final 33 seconds as the Knicks downed the Jazz 106-101. Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and Courtney Lee added 19 for New York, which trailed by 10 late in the third quarter before posting its third comeback win in eight days.

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New York Congressman John Faso, a Republican of Kinderhook, will not vote for the House republican tax plan in its current form, according to a press release. Faso says the plan does not do enough to ease tax burdens.

"I have consistently stated that my goals for tax reform are to increase economic growth, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off.  Unfortunately, I do not believe the current tax bill being considered by the House meets all of these goals," Faso said.  "As such, I will vote no when the bill is considered in the House of Representatives tomorrow.

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Kyrie Irving had to wear a mask Tuesday, but it did nothing to hide his talent.

Irving scored 25 points in his return to the lineup as the Boston Celtics earned their 13th consecutive victory, 109-102 at Brooklyn. Irving missed one game with a minor facial fracture after he was hit by teammate Aron Baynes on Friday. He fiddled with his protective facial mask frequently, but it didn't seem to affect his play much.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in upstate New York Monday. He was joined by local lawmakers to hear from grain and dairy farmers.

Perdue joined Republican Congressmembers John Faso of the 19th House District, Elise Stefanik of the 21st, and Claudia Tenney of the 22nd. They toured the King Brothers dairy shop in Schuylerville and WestWind Agricultural supply in Schagticoke.


Ben McAdoo will remain the New York Giants' head coach at least until the end of the season despite the team's 1-8 start. Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said in a statement today that they won't evaluate the team and make any moves until the end of the season. McAdoo's future has been a major topic the past two weeks in the wake of a 34-point home loss to the Los Angeles Rams and yesterday's 10-point loss to the previously-winless San Francisco 49ers.

The 40-year-old McAdoo has seen his team fall apart after making the playoffs in his rookie season as an NFL head coach last year.

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A Saratoga County Sheriff's deputy died Sunday while on a training run. Sheriff Michael Zurlo said John Brown, a triathlete, died while running in Albany. His cause of death was not announced.

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For the second consecutive season, the University at Albany men’s soccer team won the America East championship.  The Great Danes knocked off second-overall seed UMass Lowell on the road 1-0 in double overtime on freshman Andreas Assiotis’ first career goal.

In five career meetings with the Riverhawks, UAlbany has alternated wins and losses.  It was the second time this season that UAlbany has beaten UMass Lowell, after winning 1-0 to open America East play at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on September 30.  Each of the last three games between UAlbany and UMass Lowell has ended 1-0.

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Today kicks off the first games of the 2017-18 college basketball season. Some local matchups to watch:

Cornell is at Syracuse at 7 p.m.

Colgate is Connecticut at 7 p.m.

Iona College at UAlbany 7 p.m.

UMass Lowell at UMass 7 p.m.

Siena is at Charleston at 7 p.m.

Central Connecticut is at Hartford at 8 p.m.



Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly ready to fight a proposed contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

A person with knowledge of the situation says Jones told the six owners on the compensation committee he had hired high-profile attorney David Boies and was prepared to sue if the group voted to extend Goodell's deal. Jones has since been embroiled in a dispute sparked by Goodell's six-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over alleged domestic violence.

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Former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.

Incumbent Steve Neuhaus won his second term as Orange County Executive Tuesday, defeating Democrat Patrick Davis with 59 percent of the vote. In Rockland County, incumbent executive Ed Day won his second term over Maureen Porette. Day captured the win with 54 percent of the vote to Porette's 43 percent.

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Republican primary winner Bill Rowback Jr. defeated incumbent Republican Mayor Dayton King, 54 to 45 percent.

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Democrat Dan Hall has won the race for mayor of Glens Falls, NY. Hall won with a resounding majority, garnering 64.67 percent of the vote. Hall was elected with 1,911 more votes than Republican Tim Guy.

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The Boston Celtics have picked up their ninth straight victory since an 0-2 start, but they were challenged by a team that knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers the previous night.

Kyrie Irving poured in a season-high 35 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:27 remaining that put the Celtics ahead to stay in a 110-107 victory over the Hawks. Jayson Tatum added 21 points in a game that featured 25 lead changes before Boston improved to an NBA-best 9-2.

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You can cross the Houston Astros off the list of major league teams without a World Series title.

The Astros are champions in their 56th big league season following a 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 7 at Los Angeles. They did it with another big homer from George Springer and an outstanding performance from their bullpen.

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

A few showers this morning, otherwise mostly cloudy, breezy and milder today.  Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild tonight with a few showers.  Also areas of fog. Low in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy , breezy and mild tomorrow with showers. Increasing late day sun. High in the mid 60s.


Dodger Stadium will be hosting Game 7 of a World Series for the first time in its storied history.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have stretched the Fall Classic to the limit by rallying for a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros. The Dodgers were baffled by Justin Verlander over the first five innings before surging ahead in the sixth and smacking the 24th home run of the series.

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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy appointed a new public safety commissioner today at city hall. The appointment comes after a state court decision affirming the power of the public safety commissioner to serve as the disciplinary watchdog for the police and fire departments.

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Ezekiel Elliott could be out of the Dallas Cowboys' lineup until mid-December.

A federal judge has cleared the way for the NFL to enforce a six-game suspension it handed to the Cowboys running back over domestic violence allegations.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the request for a preliminary injunction from players' union attorneys working for Elliott. Failla has put the ruling on hold for 24 hours to give Elliott's legal team time to appeal, a likely move. She heard arguments from both sides on Monday in federal court in Manhattan with Elliott in attendance before rendering her decision hours later.

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Five home runs weren't enough for the Houston Astros to take a three-games-to-two lead in the World Series, but an RBI single did the trick.

Alex Bregman's two-out single in the bottom of the 10th scored pinch-runner Derek Fisher as the Astros outlasted the Dodgers 13-12. Losing pitcher Kenley Jansen was one out from retiring the Astros in the 10th until he hit Brian McCann with a pitch and walked Springer. Bregman put the finishing touches on a wild game in which the two teams combined for seven home runs, bringing their total to a World Series-record 22.

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Joe Girardi is out as New York Yankees manager after 10 seasons. The team made the announcement Thursday. A person familiar with decision says Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recommended that Girardi not return. Girardi succeeded Joe Torre after the 2007 season and led the team to a World Series title in 2009 but has fallen short each year since.

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The Houston Astros climbed out of a two-run hole on Wednesday, then blew a two-run lead in extra innings before knotting the World Series at a game apiece.

George Springer unloaded a two-run homer off Brandon McCarthy in the 11th inning to lift the Astros past the Dodgers, 7-6 in Los Angeles. Cameron Maybin started the rally with a leadoff single and stole second before scoring on Houston's fourth home run since the ninth inning.



Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers have opened the World Series with a victory over the Houston Astros.

Kershaw tossed seven stellar innings and Justin Turner launched a tiebreaking homer in a 3-1 win against the visiting Astros. The three-time Cy Young Award winner struck out 11 and allowed only three hits, including Alex Bregman's game-tying homer in the fourth inning.

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Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced on Monday the arrest of two alleged Capital Region drug traffickers as part of a year-long investigation. Soares says 37-year-old Darrell B. Chapman of Rensselaer and and 20-year-old Lacee Sousis of Troy were apprehended on the morning of October 18 as they were traveling north on Interstate 87 through the town of Coeymans.

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The New York Mets' pitching staff was in disarray this season, compiling the third-worst ERA in the majors. General manager Sandy Alderson hopes to see improvement after naming Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as the 21st manager in Mets history.

Callaway spent the last five years handling Indians pitchers and oversaw a staff that led the majors with a 3.30 ERA and 1,614 strikeouts this year.

The Mets had 12 pitchers start at least one game as injuries destroyed the rotation. Jacob deGrom and Robert Gsellman were the only Mets hurlers to start more than 18 times.

Callaway also takes over a lineup that led the National League with 224 home runs but was 11th in on-base percentage on the way to a 70-92 record.

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Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced on Monday the arrest of two alleged Capital Region drug traffickers as part of a year-long investigation.

Soares says Darrell B. Chapman and Lacee Sousis were apprehended on the morning of October 18 as they were traveling north on Interstate 87 through the town of Coeymans.


The Houston Astros have a little time to savor their American League Championship win before taking the field Tomorrow in Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Astros shut out the Yankees 4-0 in Saturday’s ALCS Game 7 in Houston.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have set their rotation for the first three games of the World Series against the Houston Astros.

Lefty Rich Hill will start Game 2 for L.A. after ace Clayton Kershaw pitches the opener against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Yu Darvish has the starting assignment for the third game.

Justin Verlander will start Game 2 for Houston.

The World Series begins Tuesday in Los Angeles.