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Hudson Valley News
8:35 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Stewart Lands New Service Flights

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STEWART AIRPORT – Eight years after Allegiant Airways first entered the Hudson Valley market with flights from Stewart Airport to Orlando Sandford, Florida in October 2005, the Las Vegas-based airline is coming back.

Starting on October 31, the carrier will operate two flights per week from Stewart at Newburgh to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida.

Allegiant officials and representatives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will outline details of the flights on Tuesday.

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Sports
8:09 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Rodriguez's Lawyer Calls Letter A "Publicity Stunt"

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In baseball news, a lawyer for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has declined Major League Baseball's challenge to make public evidence that led to the 211-game suspension.

The MLB executive vice president wrote to lawyer Joseph Tacopina Monday, urging him to waive his client's confidentiality. The letter was revealed on NBC's “Today Show.”

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New England News
7:50 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Mass. AG Wants Domestic Violence Laws Reviewed

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The murder case involving the son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has led Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to call for a re-examination of the state's domestic violence laws.

Coakley on Monday also sought a full review of the circumstances surrounding the case, which she called a "horrible tragedy." But she stopped short of criticizing the handling of the case by the Middlesex District Attorney's office.

Jared Remy pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of murder and domestic assault and battery in the killing of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Jennifer Martel.

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weather
6:49 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano gives the WAMC Morning Edition forecast.

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Animals
6:38 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Obamas Welcome New Puppy To The White House

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with news of a new member of the First Family. Bo may be the first dog but he's no longer the only dog. He now has a sister - Sunny. She's just over a year old and, like Bo, she's a Portuguese water dog. She'll likely join Bo in some official duties like greeting kids at the annual Easter egg hunt. The White House blog says Sunny was born in Michigan. And we'll believe that, after we see the birth certificate. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
6:34 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Ball State Students Wins Free Tuition For Spring Semester

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana has an annual basketball challenge for incoming freshmen: Hit a shot from half court, win free tuition for a semester. No one had ever done it until this year. Markus Burden was picked randomly from the crowd. He missed twice and then sunk the shot.

He told the college paper this gives his family more financial breathing room. His mom told him to enjoy all of this attention - briefly - then hit the books.

Author Interviews
6:23 am
Tue August 20, 2013

'Southern League': Birmingham Barons Break Racial Divide

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Pro baseball hasn't done much to inspire lately, think doping. But here is a story that might restore your faith in the good of the game.

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GREENE: In Alabama earlier this season, the Minor League Birmingham Barons welcomed back some veteran players from a seminal year in the team's and the city's history.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: And now, ladies and gentlemen, doing our first pitch tonight, our 1964 Barons.

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New York News
6:18 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Foundation Reports Income Losses In Moves From NY

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A new report from the nonprofit Tax Foundation shows people moving out of the state during the last decade took $45.6 billion in personal income from New York's economy, the most in the nation.

The Washington, D.C.-based foundation says its calculations and map showing migration among states from 2000 to 2010 are based on Internal Revenue Service data.

They show California the second-largest income loser, down $29.4 billion, followed by Illinois, down $20.4 billion.

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WAMC News
6:12 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Tickets Becoming Available For Obama-Buffalo Visit

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President Barack Obama's appearance at the University at Buffalo as part of a two-day bus tour through upstate New York and Pennsylvania will be open to the public, but tickets are required.

The president is scheduled to speak Thursday at Alumni Arena on UB's North Campus. Tickets will be available beginning at 5 p.m. today at the Alumni Arena box office.

Thursday's visit is part of a trip through upstate New York and Pennsylvania to lay out ideas for making college more affordable.

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Business
5:54 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Older Farmers Seem To Be In No Hurry To Call It Quits

Farmers are getting older. In the last census taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 25 percent of farm operators were more than 65 years old. Neighbors and younger farmers would like to have their land. But for a variety of reasons, it's hard to convince an older farmer to give it up.

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