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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
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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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.

Skeptics Mull Trump Wiretapping Allegation

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.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's feelings of the electoral college vs. the popular vote, the revised travel ban, and Sean Spicer.

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The Albany Common Council Monday night voted 12-3 to approve the transfer of the city’s ownership of the Palace Theatre to the venue’s board. The theatre’s board members proposed a 30-year payment of $750,000 to transfer the venue to the nonprofit, the Palace Performing Arts Center Incorporated. 

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about rezoning Albany, the Palace Theatre's transfer of ownership, and anonymous donor who is donating $4 million to UAlbany College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 7, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Cloudy, breezy and milder today with rain showers.  Highs near 50.

Cloudy with rain showers and fog tonight.  Lows in the lower 40's.

Mostly cloudy, breezy tomorrow with passing rain showers.  Highs in the lower to mid 50's.

NCAA:

Jordan Washington had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Iona held off Siena 87-86 in overtime on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Despite playing with four fouls, Washington scored six points in the tense extra period. Marquis Wright hit a 3 at the final buzzer as Siena came up just short.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's wire tap claim, private emails, and Trump's altering of regulations. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 6, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy today. Highs in the lower 40's.

Cloudy tonight with a few rain showers.  Lows in the lower to mid 30's.

Cloudy, breezy and milder tomorrow with rain showers.  Highs in the lower 50's.

NCAA:

In men’s college basketball, UAlbany will take on Stony Brook in the America East tournament’s semifinals tonight at 7:30 p.m. No. 1 Vermont will take on New Hampshire at 7:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, Siena upset No. 1 Monmouth 89-85 in the MAAC tournament and will take on Iona in the championship today at 9 p.m.

In women’s college basketball, UAlbany will take on Maine in the America East title game Friday night at 4:30 p.m.

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Harvard University is taking new steps to confront its past ties to slavery. 

The Ivy League school is hosting a conference Friday exploring the historical ties between slavery and early universities, including Harvard.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Scranton's YMCA banning 24/7 news channels, AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself from investigation, and the missing GOP health care replacement bill.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 3, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy, windy and cold today with scattered snow showers. Highs in the lower 30's.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and very cold tonight with a few snow showers.  Lows 0 to 10 above.

Mostly cloudy early, then increasing afternoon sunshine tomorrow. Windy and even colder.  Highs in the lower to mid 20's.

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NFL:

A person with direct knowledge of the team's decision says the New York Jets are releasing wide receiver Brandon Marshall, clearing $7.5 million on the salary cap. Marshall is the latest big-name player to be cut by the Jets, who have also parted ways with Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, Nick Folk and Breno Giacomini this offseason. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced the move.

Donald Trump frequently boasts about starting a movement, and sociologists say they are seeing unprecedented grass-roots activism across the country. They credit Trump for inspiring people to become politically engaged on the right — and even more so on the left. And many of those activists are brand new to the scene.

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