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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses yesterday's massive snow storm, President Donald Trump's 2005 taxes, and suggested changes to the health care bill.

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WAMC's David Gusitina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about yesterday's massive snow storm that shut down parts of interstate highways and delayed emergency vehicles attending to fires.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 15, 2017
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Mostly cloudy, windy and cold with snow showers and blowing snow today.  Highs in the mid 20's.

Mostly cloudy and breezy tonight. A few snow showers. Lows in the teens.

A mix of sun and clouds, windy and cold tomorrow.  Highs in the upper 20's.

NCAA:

Tonight Syracuse men’s basketball takes on University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the National Invitation Tournament at 7 p.m.

Diminutive point guard Junior Robinson scored 23 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 1:27 to play, and Mount St. Mary's held on for a 67-66 victory over New Orleans in the opening game of the First Four. Robinson, the smallest player in Division I at 5-foot-5, carried the Mountaineers (20-15) to only their second NCAA Tournament win. They'll head to Buffalo to play defending national champion and top overall seed Villanova in the East Regional on Thursday.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the GOP's health care plan, government shutdown, and the White House walking back talk of wiretapping and Kellyanne Conway's microwave tweet.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about the winter storm and the elimination of a teacher literacy exam.

NBA:

In the NBA, Chicago beat Charlotte 115-109, Toronto bested Dallas 100-78, Minnesota topped Washington 119-104, San Antonio defeated Atlanta 107-99, Memphis won against Milwaukee 113-93, Utah beat the Clippers 114-108, Sacramento topped Orlando 120-115, and it was Denver over the Lakers 129-101.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 14, 2017

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

Heavy snow today. Windy with blowing and drifting snow.  Highs in the mid 20's.

Snow, becoming lighter and more intermittent tonight. Windy with blowing and drifting snow. Lows in the teens.

Snowfall accumulation in most places will be in the 14-24 inch range by sunrise tomorrow.
16 to 30 inches in the Catskills, Taconics Mid and Lower Hudson Valley and all of Interior Southern New England. 10-18 inches closer to the Canadian Border and west of Utica.

Mostly cloudy, windy and cold with snow showers and blowing snow tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 20's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coming snow storm and the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 13, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine followed by increasing high clouds today. Less wind.  Highs near 30.

Thickening clouds this evening with snow developing from south to north between Midnight and sunrise.  Lows near 20.

Snow, heavy at times. Windy.  Highs in the mid to upper 20's.

Snowfall accumulation in most places will be in the 10-18 inch range with higher amounts possible, especially in New England and across the higher terrain.  Amounts of up to 24 to 30 inches are not out of the question in localized areas.

NCAA:

Villanova is the first overall seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament as it seeks a second straight national championship. Kansas is No. 1 in the Midwest despite its loss to TCU in the Big 12 quarterfinals. North Carolina has the top seed in the South, and Gonzaga heads the West Region. No 13 Vermont will take on No 4 Purdue on Thursday in Milwaukee at 7:27 p.m. No. 14 Iona faces No. 3 Oregon on Friday at 2 p.m.

A 27-year-old man who left an anti-Semitic message on the windshield of a parked car in Pittsfield has been identified by police using video surveillance.

Local authorities say that Joshua Tagge used a city parking kiosk to print a receipt that read "Kill the Jew" on February 27th..

Tagge faces charges of threatening to commit a crime and committing a civil rights violation after admitting to the offense on March 7th.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses whether Governor Andrew Cuomo should get married, Trump's revised travel ban, and the Republican's health care bill.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, both Democrats, say their states are joining Washington state's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 10, 2017
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WNYT

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

Light snow moving out to the south and east this morning, then partly sunny and windy during the afternoon.  Highs in the mid 30's.

1-3" with isolated amounts of 4 inches in the Southern Catskills, Mid and Lower Hudson Valley, The Taconics, Southern Berkshires to Springfield, and all of Connecticut.

NCAA:

In the America East Tournament, the UAlbany men will take on Vermont in the finals Saturday at 11 a.m. The UAlbany women will face Maine today at 4:30 p.m.

Matt Mobley scored 19 points, Jaylen Adams had 17 plus six assists and St. Bonaventure defeated Massachusetts 73-60 Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. David Andoh added 12 points and Josh Ayeni 10 for the fifth-seeded Bonnies, who will play Number 4 seed Rhode Island in a Friday quarterfinal.

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Mar 9, 2017

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses GOP plans to repeal and replace, immigration, and investigations into Trump's alleged ties to Russia. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 9, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds and windy today.  Highs in the mid 40's.

Cloudy with light snow developing late tonight, mainly from I-90 south.  Up to an inch in these areas by morning.  Lows in the mid 20's.

Light snow moving out to the south and east tomorrow morning, then partly sunny and windy.  Highs in the mid 30's.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing legislation he says will give Massachusetts greater control over protecting the state's water supply.

The bill, which will be filed Wednesday, would let the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection administer a federal water quality protection program run by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

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City Councilor David Allaire has won the race for Rutland mayor, ousting an incumbent who wanted to bring refugees from Syria and Iraq to the community.

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The first 20 cars, including all three locomotives, of a 77-car CSX freight train derailed around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday as it traveled south along the Hudson River at the Newburgh - New Windsor line.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about differing political opinions on health care proposal.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Obamacare vs. Trumpcare and "A Day Without A Woman."

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 8, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and windy today with rain showers this morning, and again later in the afternoon.  Highs in the mid 50's.

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

A mix of sun and clouds and windy tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 40's.

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NBA:

In the NBA, Portland bested Oklahoma City 126-121, Dallas beat the Lakers 122-111, and it was Washington over Phoenix 131-127.

Longtime agent Rob Pelinka has been formally hired as the Los Angeles Lakers' new general manager. Pelinka got the job shortly after Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, as the club's top basketball executives last month. The team waited to announce the hiring until Pelinka complied with NBA rules against conflicts of interest, in part by transferring responsibility for his clients to other agents in his firm, Landmark Sports Agency.

New York state is embarking on a campaign to install 450 new charging stations for electric vehicles. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the effort on Monday. The new charging stations will be located in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Albany, the Hudson Valley, Westchester County, New York City and Long Island.

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