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Downtown Glens Falls is about to get a $10 million makeover.

State officials on Thursday announced plans to revitalize the city 50 miles north of Albany with an expanded downtown market, high-speed broadband, a new arts trail and the redevelopment of four vacant parcels of land. Additionally, SUNY Adirondack's culinary school will be relocated downtown.

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President Donald Trump's budget proposal weakens insurance coverage for drug addiction treatment and cuts back funding for research and prevention programs. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, President Donald Trump's budget, and the special election for a Montana congressional seat.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 26, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Cloudy with showers today. Highs in the lower 60's.

Mostly cloudy with a passing shower tonight. Lows in the lower 50's.

Mostly cloudy tomorrow with more sun from time to time.  Highs in the lower 70's.

NBA:

LeBron James poured in 35 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals for the third straight year by clobbering the Celtics, 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. James drained a 3-pointer in the third quarter to pass Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time scoring leader in postseason play. Kyrie Irving finished with 24 points to help the defending champs earn a third straight finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors, the 2015 titlists.

Game 1 is next Thursday in Oakland.

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Dutch dignitaries got a taste of Kingston Wednesday, when New York State officials hosted a delegation from the Netherlands, in a joint effort promoting local tourism from Europe.

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The New York State Senate passed legislation that would outlaw the use of elephants in circuses, fairs, TV, movies and any other form of entertainment. 

The bill was written by students at Pace University. They were in Albany on Wednesday with their faculty members, John Cronin and Michelle Land.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Republican Montanan Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte's assault charge, new information regarding Michael Flynn and his contact with Russian officials, and the WAMC Locked Box.

One of President Trump's boldest, most ambitious proposals on the campaign trail was to build a wall along the Southern border and get Mexico to pay for it. Amid the tumult of Trump's first few months in office, the border wall hasn't gotten as much attention as some other things. But new legislation has been introduced in Congress to help fund it.

It's called the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017, introduced on March 30 by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about the Authentically Oneonta program and economic development grants from New York State.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 25, 2017
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WNYT

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

Cloudy with showers today. Highs in the lower 60's.

Cloudy with rain tonight. Also areas of fog. Lows in the lower to mid 50's.

Cloudy with showers tomorrow. Highs in the lower to mid 60's.

NBA:

Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and public relations director for the Golden State Warriors and Seattle Mariners, has died due to complications from heart disease. He was 84. Childs' wife, Jacqueline, says her husband died Sunday at his home in Dublin, California.

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic. Assistant GM Justin Zanik was believed to be the heir apparent to Hammond when he left the Utah Jazz to join the Bucks. Zanik will interview for the position, but outside candidates will also be considered.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the continuing coverage of the Manchester bombing of an Ariana Grande concert, President Donald Trump's meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, and former CIA Director John Brennan raising concerns over alleged Russian interference with the Trump campaign.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are raising money to challenge New York's 21st Congressional District Representative Elise Stefanik and 19th Congressional District Representative John Faso.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 24, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Cloudy this morning, then a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. Highs in the mid 70's.

Increasing and thickening clouds tonight. Lows in the mid 50's.

Cloudy with showers tomorrow. Highs in the mid 60's.

The actor Sir Roger Moore has died at 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer," according to his family and his agent.

Moore played the role of James Bond from 1973 to 1985 and was knighted in his home country of England in 2003.

He was the third of six actors who have played James Bond in the official silver screen franchise, beginning with 1973's Live and Let Die. He starred in a total of seven Bond films over 12 years, ending with A View to a Kill in 1985.

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The New York Police Department says it has tightened security at high-profile locations "out of an abundance of caution" following the deadly explosion in Manchester, England.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in England, officials react to the bombing in Manchester, Michael Flynn pleading the fifth amendment, and the WAMC Locked Box

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Some New York state lawmakers want to withhold millions of dollars of funding from Penn Station until Amtrak resolves chronic commuter train delays. 

Legislation in the Senate would direct the Long Island Rail Road and Metropolitan Transportation Authority to cease regular payments for Penn Station for the rest of the year until 95 percent of the trains using the station are on time.

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Six Democratic state attorneys general including New York's are asking federal regulators to place new restrictions on crude oil trains that pass through their states.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says these trains can carry crude oil through densely populated areas such as downtown Albany without any limit on explosiveness or flammability.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about the continuing controversy over special stipends paid to certain state senators and police body cameras in Albany.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 23, 2017
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WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower 70's.

Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. Highs in the mid to upper 70's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, former FBI Director James Comey is now scheduled to publicly testify, and the WAMC Locked Box.

 

Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants.

The state Assembly already has endorsed the idea.

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New York's Assembly minority leader is urging the body to accelerate authorization of ride-hailing services in upstate communities.

Republican Brian Kolb says he hopes the Assembly will quickly consider legislation that will permit ride-hailing apps to begin services north of New York City in time for the busy July Fourth weekend.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on President Donald Trump for federal help at Penn Station, saying the impact of its disrepair is at "a tipping point."

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asking the Trump administration for help with Penn station and the leader of the IDC and his support for the head of the GOP.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 22, 2017
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WNYT

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

Cloudy with scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm today. Highs in the lower 60's.

Mostly cloudy with a few showers tonight. Lows near 50.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. Highs in the lower 70's.

NBA:

The Boston Celtics erased a 21-point deficit in the second half and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-108 on Avery Bradley's 3-pointer with less than one second remaining. The Celtics ended the Cavaliers NBA record-tying 13-game playoff winning streak and pulled within 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. Bradley finished with 20 points and Marcus Smart scored 27 points while Boston held LeBron James to 11 points on 4 of 13 shooting.

Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason with a hip injury. Coach Brad Stevens said at Sunday's shootaround that Thomas might need surgery for the hip impingement, which has bothered Thomas since March. The injury was so severe that Stevens said he was surprised Thomas was able to play Game 7 of Boston's semifinal series against Washington.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 20, 2017
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WNYT

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

A scattered shower this morning, then breezy with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the lower to mid 70's.

Clear tonight. Lows in the mid 40's.

Sunny and pleasant tomorrow. Highs near 70.

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