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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses security around the ball drop in Times Square, Russia vs. United States on cyber fronts, and control of the Senate.

NBA:

In the NBA, Cleveland beat Boston 124-118, Memphis bested Oklahoma City 114-80, Phoenix defeated Toronto 99-91, Utah topped Philadelphia 100-83, Dallas beat the Lakers 101-89, and it was Charlotte over Miami 91-82.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 30, 2016
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and windy with scattered snow showers today. High in the lower to mid 30's.

Mostly cloudy with a few snow showers tonight.  Lows in the upper teens and lower 20's.

Increasing clouds with a chance of light snow showers during the afternoon tomorrow. Highs in the lower 30's.

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The New York Police Department is now allowing Sikh officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long for religious reasons. 

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freman's Journal and ALLOtsego.com about their Person of the Year.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the incoming winter storm, the deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, and on Secretary of State John Kerry rebuking Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

NBA:

In the NBA, Atlanta squeaked by the Knicks in overtime 102-98, Chicago topped Brooklyn 101-99, Milwaukee bested Detroit 119-94, San Antonio beat Phoenix 119-98, Denver won against Minnesota 105-103, Portland defeated Sacramento 102-89, Golden State beat Toronto 121-111, Washington bested Indiana 111-105, and Charlotte topped Orlando 120-101.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 29, 2016
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy and becoming breezy today with snow moving in. Snow becoming heavy later in the day, especially in Vermont and the Berkshires east into the Pioneer Valley. Snow will mix with rain roughly south of I-90. Highs in the mid 30’s.

A businessman who co-chaired the Trump campaign New York state says his recent derogatory statements about President Barack Obama and his wife weren't meant for publication but were nevertheless "inappropriate" and a "mistake."

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses NYPD responding to a "suspicious package" of toys and Russian officials admitting to doping.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Dec 28, 2016
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WFXR

Today:  Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers, highs in the low and mid 30s

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy and cold with lows in the low and mid 20s

Tomorrow:  Snow likely then a chance for snow and rain for some, highs in the low and mid 30s.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor and President Obama saying he would have won a third term.

 

The minimum wage is going up at year's end throughout New York state.

Within New York City the wage will rise from $9 to $11 per hour, though the increase will be smaller for employees of small businesses. Their wage will increase to $10.50 an hour.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Dec 27, 2016
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WFXR

Today:  Showers likely early then partly sunny, windy with gusts topping 30mph, highs in the 40s and falling in the afternoon

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, chance snow showers, lows in the 20s.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny and breezy with a chance for snow showers and highs in the 30s to near 40°

NBA:

In the NBA, Brooklyn beat Charlotte 120-118, Detroit won against Cleveland 106-90, Houston topped Phoenix 131-115, Minnesota bested Atlanta 104-90, Chicago edged Indiana 90-85, New Orleans popped Dallas 111-104, Toronto defeated Portland 95-91, Sacramento squeaked by Philadelphia 102-100, Washington beat Milwaukee 107-102, Orlando topped Memphis 112-102, and it was Denver of the Clippers 106-102.

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Dec 26, 2016

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Could a gondola like this span Rensselaer and Albany?
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An aerial cable car system being pitched in Albany, New York, is among a handful of urban gondola systems being studied across the U.S. to solve public transportation problems.

 

The son of President-elect Donald Trump's New York campaign co-chairman has denounced his father's comments about President Barack Obama and his wife.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about what New York state faces with a national repeal of Obamacare, a legislative special session that probably isn't happening, and the State of the State address that won't focus on politicians but specific regions around the state.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Dec 26, 2016
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WFXR

Today

Wintry mix develops and then changes to rain late in the day, damp and raw with highs in the 30s to near 40°.  Blustery with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph could gust as high as 29 mph. 

Tonight

Rain then showers with temperature rising into the mid 40s overnight, blustery with South winds 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. 

Tuesday

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Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 23, 2016
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today. High near 40.

Increasing clouds tonight.  Low in the upper 20's.

Some early morning minor light snow or freezing rain tomorrow, then mostly cloudy with rain showers from mid-morning into the early afternoon. High in the lower 40's.

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The owners of a property on the market in upstate New York have sued two companies blamed for contaminating the village of Hoosick Falls' water supply.

NFL:

On Thursday Night Football, Philadelphia kept the Giants playoffs hopes at bay with a 24-19 victory last night.

A warning to football fans, most NFL games are taking place on Saturday this week. Starting at 1 p.m. Miami goes head-to-head with Buffalo and the Jets are in New England to face the Patriots.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and ALLOtsego.com about a man who love Christmas Vacation and decorating his house in more than 25,000 lights.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 22, 2016
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Early morning light snow, then mostly cloudy with a few light rain or snow showers today. High in the upper 30's.

Becoming partly cloudy tonight.  Low in the mid 20's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. High near 40.

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