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 New York Giants have hired Dave Gettleman as their new general manager and will introduce him at a news conference Friday.

The 66-year-old Gettleman spent 15 years in the Giants front office before becoming Carolina's GM from 2013-2016. He replaces Jerry Reese, who was fired earlier this month after 11 seasons at the helm.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says it has received a waver allowing it to continue to deliver unfiltered drinking water from upstate sources.

The department announced Thursday the 10-year waiver from the state to deliver drinking water from its Catskill and Delaware systems.

The systems make up the largest unfiltered water supply in the United States.

New York City has pledged $1 billion over 10 years to protect upstate reservoirs.

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SOCCER-WORLD CUP-MUTKO

A top Russian official who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in the Russian doping program says he will step down as head of the organizing committee of the 2018 soccer World Cup.

Vitaly Mutko told Russian news agencies on Wednesday that he would be replaced by another World Cup organizer, Alexei Sorokin.

Boston College will take on Iowa in the New Era Pinstripe bowl at 5:15 p.m. today at Yankee Stadium.

Zach Moss rushed for 150 yards and Tyler Huntley scored on a pair of two-yard keepers as Utah rolled to a 30-14 win over West Virginia in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

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A railway equipment leasing company has ordered removal of all of its railcars from tracks in New York's Adirondack Park.

Union Tank Car says removal of approximately 65 tank cars is expected to be completed by mid-January. The empty cars had been temporarily placed on rail lines controlled by Iowa Pacific Railroad until they could be returned to service.

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg has died at age 82, according to his daughter, Nicole.

Enberg retired in October 2016 after a 60-year career — and countless calls of "Oh my!" in describing a play that nearly defied description. He got his big break with UCLA basketball and went on to call Super Bowls, Olympics and Final Fours, along with Angels and Padres baseball games.

His daughter said the family became concerned when he didn't arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday, and that he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood, with his bags packed.

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LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Men’s Scores:

UAlbany was defeated by Louisville 70 to 68.

Georgia State topped UMass 71 to 63.

Memphis beat Siena 70 to 66.

And on the Women’s side:

Kansas beat Iona 72 to 58.

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WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-1,000 WINS

Just two women's basketball coaches had earned 1,000 career victories before Tuesday. That number has doubled as Connecticut's Geno Auriemma and Syliva Hatchell of North Carolina reached the milestone to join Pat Summitt and Tara Vanderveer.

Auriemma improved to 1,000-135 at UConn as the top-ranked Huskies cruised past Oklahoma 88-64. Napheesa Collier had a game-high 21 points to help Auriemma become the fastest coach to win 1,000 games.

KOBE BRYANT

Kobe Bryant received a double honor at halftime of the Los Angeles Lakers 116-114 overtime loss against the Golden State Warriors.

The Lakers retired each of his uniform numbers last night. He scored 16,777 points while wearing No. 8, and 16,866 points in No. 24. Lakers owner Jeanie Buss explained the double-retirement by saying, "If you separated each of the accomplishments under those numbers, each of those players would qualify for the Hall of Fame."

NFL-PANTHERS OWNER-MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has announced that he will sell the NFL team after the season.

The decision comes amid a growing investigation that accuses him of sexual misconduct and using racist language at work.

The team made the announcement on Twitter and linked a five-paragraph letter by the Panthers' only owner. He said he believed it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership and hoped the organization would be firmly focused on playing and winning the Super Bowl. However, the letter didn't directly address the investigation or allegations against him.

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NASCAR-STEWART-WARD

A federal judge has ruled the family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart's sprint car can pursue its claims against the former NASCAR star.

U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd dismissed Stewart's counterclaim and said the case was best left to a jury.

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An NFL spokesman says Commissioner Roger Goodell views the agreement reached on an extension last week as his final contract overseeing the league. Spokesman Joe Lockhart says Goodell "has been clear that he views this as his last contract" and that it will allow him to -- quote -- "deal with some of the important issues that we know are on the horizon." They include a labor deal and TV contracts.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says on Instagram that he has been "medically cleared to return" to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery five days later. He could suit up for Sunday's big game against Carolina as the 7-6 Packers try to grab a playoff berth.

The Packers went 3-4 in Brett Hundley's seven starts, including back-to-back overtime wins over Tampa Bay and Cleveland.

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MLB STANTON

The New York Yankees have acquired NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

The Yankees announced the trade Monday, getting the slugger and cash from Miami for Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers, right-hander Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose Devers.

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

Snow today, steadiest in the Adirondacks and Green Mountains.  Snow will mix with rain in the valleys south of I-90. General accumulations 6-12 inches in the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, 3-6 inches everywhere else north of I-90. 1-3 inches south of I-90 with as much as 3-6 inches in the Catskills, Taconics and Litchfield Hills. 2 inches or less closer to the coast in the Lower Hudson and Connecticut Valleys. Highs in the 30s.

Becoming breezy with snow showers tonight.  Lows in the teens to around 20.

Mostly cloudy, windy and very cold tomorrow with scattered snow showers.  Highs in the lower 20s with wind chill values closer to zero.

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BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.

Morris and Trammell were chosen Sunday by a 16-man panel that considered candidates from the sport's modern era.

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DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT

A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes.

The criminal case was one of three against former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports physician Dr. Larry Nassar, who also admits assaulting female gymnasts.

Separately, the 54-year-old has pleaded guilty to molesting gymnasts with his hands in the Lansing, Michigan, area under the guise of treatment. He'll be sentenced in those cases in January.

NBA-NEWS

The defending NBA champs will be spending a few games without their two-time NBA most valuable player.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry will miss a minimum of two weeks after an MRI exam revealed a sprained right ankle. Curry was injured while scoring 31 points in Monday's win at New Orleans.

Curry is averaging 26.3 points, 6.6 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.

Golden State says its leading scorer will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

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IOC-RUSSIAN-DOPING

The International Olympic Committee says Russians will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea as neutral athletes, despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia.

The IOC today ruled that some Russians will be invited to compete under the designation "Olympic Athlete from Russia," but without their national flag or anthem.

Russia could still refuse the offer and boycott the games.

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NFL-GIANTS-MCADOO FIRED

The New York Giants have made a midseason coaching change for the first time in 41 years following a 2-10 start that also cost their general manager his job.

Head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese have been fired less than a year after the team made the playoffs. The decision follows Sunday's 24-17 loss at Oakland, five days after McAdoo benched two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith.

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NFL-SCHEDULE

The Raiders are now part of a three-way tie for first with Kansas City and Los Angeles in the AFC West. Marshawn Lynch rumbled 51 yards for a TD and finished with a season-high 101 yards as Oakland beat the Giants 24-17. Derek Carr finished 22 for 36 for 287 yards and a score to help the 6-6 Raiders get their second straight victory.

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PGA-WORLD CHALLENGE

Tiger Woods is within three shots of the lead following the opening round of his first tournament since a 10-month layoff following his fourth back surgery.

Woods shot a 3-under 69 to begin the Hero World Challenge at Nassau.

Tommy Fleetwood is the leader at 6 under, one shot ahead of Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar.

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MLB NEWS

Carlos Beltran has interviewed to become manager of the New York Yankees, four weeks after the final game of his 20-year major league career. The 40-year-old Beltran was a nine-time All-Star and played for the Yankees from 2014-16.

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NFL-GIANTS-MANNING

The offensive line has been horrible, the receiving corps has been decimated and the play-calling has been second-guessed. And with that, the New York Giants have decided a quarterback change is in order after the team fell to 2-9 with a lackluster 20-10 loss to Washington on Thanksgiving night.

Eli Manning has been benched after starting every game since the middle of his rookie season 13 years ago. The Giants will go with Geno Smith, who washed out with the New York Jets after being taken in the second round of the 2013 draft out of West Virginia.

NFL-NEWS

The NFL has handed down two-game suspensions to both Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree and Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib for their brawl in Sunday's game at Oakland.

The fight was a continuation of a dispute that started last season when Talib ripped Crabtree's chain off during the season finale. Talib once again ripped Crabtree's chain off his neck and took Crabtree's helmet off before throwing it.

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Police say two people suffered minor injuries when a gun discharged at a mall crowded with holiday shoppers in New York's Hudson Valley.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Troy High School football team completed its second undefeated season yesterday by winning the section II Class AA state championship at the Syracuse Carrier dome. The Flying Horses defeated section VI champion Lancaster 41-26. Troy was 13-0 this season.

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The Redskins earned an ugly 20-10 win over the New York Giants, leaving Washington tied with Dallas for second place in the NFL East. Kirk Cousins put the Redskins ahead to stay with his second touchdown pass of the night, a 14-yarder to Josh Doctson with 3:31 remaining. Cousins also threw an interception that was returned 53 yards by Janoris Jenkins for the Giants' lone TD.

The 2-9 Giants had the ball for just over 25 minutes and compiled only 170 yards on 51 plays. Eli Manning was 13 of 27 for 113 yards and one interception.

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NFL-NEWS

Today’s Thanksgiving Day Matchups:

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions 12:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys 4:30 p.m.

New York Giants at Washington Redskins 8:30 p.m.

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GYMNASTICS-DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT

A former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University sports doctor wants to avoid a lengthy trial after being accused of molesting several girls.

A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Dr. Larry Nassar will plead guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison.

Nassar is charged with molesting seven girls, all but one of whom were gymnasts, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic. Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among Nassar's victims.

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