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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the truth, accuracy, the press, and Trump's fake news awards.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 18, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny and breezy today. Highs in the upper 20s.

Mostly cloudy with a snow shower possible tonight.  Lows in the teens.

Some morning clouds, then mostly sunny.  Highs in the lower to mid 30s.

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NBA:

Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors past the Pistons 96-91. C.J. Miles finished with 21 points to help Toronto avoid its first three-game skid of the season. The Raptors own the NBA's second-best record in the NBA's Eastern Conference at 30-13, three games behind the Boston Celtics.

Team USA:

More than two dozen girls and women who say they were sexually abused by a former Michigan sports doctor under the guise of medical treatment have spoken about the abuse on the first day of his sentencing hearing. Nearly 100 of them are expected to testify during the four-day sentencing hearing for 54-year-old Larry Nassar. The hearing began Tuesday, with victims saying they experienced "searing pain" during the assaults and feelings of shame and embarrassment. They said the abuse changed their life trajectories — affecting relationships, causing them to be distrustful and leading to depression, suicidal thoughts and other psychological trauma. The Michigan Attorney General's Office is seeking at least 40 years in prison in the case. Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. The hearing continues Wednesday.

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The case before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday had a surprise plot twist. Jurors were told that the accused was guilty of a triple murder — but the lawyer making that statement was not the prosecutor; he was the defense attorney.

The question before the justices was whether that violated the client's constitutional right to counsel. Justices liberal and conservative signaled that they have a problem with a lawyer who disregards his client's express wishes by conceding the defendant's guilt.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget for 2018.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 17, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Snow this morning, ending from west to east during the afternoon.  Highs near 30.

Total Accumulations:

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and more.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 16, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with occasional light snow or snow showers today.  Most places a dusting up to 2 inches by the end of the day.  Highs near 30.

Cloudy with snow tonight.  The steadiest snow will be from the Mid Hudson Valley east into New England where another 2-5 inches will fall overnight. Most other locations will get 1-3 inches by sunrise.  Lows in the 20s.

Snow early tomorrow morning, ending from west to east by noon.  Another 1-2 inches from the Hudson River east through New England.  Highs near 30.

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NFL:

The Tennessee Titans' first playoff victory in 14 years wasn't enough for the team to retain head coach Mike Mularkey. He led the Titans to a wild-card berth and a come-from-behind victory over Kansas City before losing to the New England Patriots 35-14 on Saturday. Mularkey was 20-21 at Tennessee, including a pair of 9-7 seasons after becoming the permanent head coach in January 2016.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking at the annual Martin Luther King Day event at the Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Monday, mocked Republican senators who now say they can’t recall President Trump uttering a vulgarity during meeting at the White house on immigration.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the WAMC Locked Box, and more.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the sexual harassment allegations against Independent Democratic Conference Leader Joe Klein, the money in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's campaign fund, and more.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 15, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Partly sunny, then increasing late day clouds.  Highs in the lower 20s.

Mostly cloudy with a few snow showers tonight.  Lows in the teens.

Cloudy with light snow or snow showers tomorrow.  Most places a dusting up to 2" by the end of the day.  Highs near 30.

NFL:

Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with the winner headed to the Super Bowl. Nick Foles and the resilient Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host Case Keenum and the surprising Minnesota Vikings in the NFC.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the language used by President Donald Trump during a meeting, and more.

NFL:

The general belief is there are four contenders for the Super Bowl in the NFC, two in the AFC. Let's see if Tennessee or Jacksonville can prove that theory wrong this weekend. The Titans play at New England on Saturday night, the Jaguars are at Pittsburgh on Sunday. For weeks, it's been presumed Steelers vs. Patriots will decide who goes to the Super Bowl from the conference. But the Titans and Jaguars want to have their say.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 12, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Rain developing, possibly heavy at times today, possibly a rumble of thunder.  Breezy and quite mild with areas of fog.  Highs in the mid 50s.

Rain tonight, heavy at times.  After midnight, a transition to freezing rain and sleet in most places with snow by sunrise in the Adirondacks, Mohawk Valley and Western Catskills.  Some ice accretion possible.  Lows in the 20s.

Any early morning sleet and ice will change to snow before ending as snow showers by noon.  Temperatures will hold steady or fall through the 20s.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

State officials say 19 local governments across New York are splitting nearly $10 million for consolidating.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state funding through the Citizen Empowerment Tax Credit has gone to towns that have dissolved a village within their boundaries.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, President Donald Trump wanting to take a look at libel laws, and an op-ed in the New York Times where, in Germany, some are calling for Angela Merkel to step aside.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about the death of a major donor to the Fenimore Art Museum. 

MLB:

The New York Yankees are expanding netting to protect seats behind each dugout and for five sections past down both foul lines, a decision announced after several fans were injured last year. The team says green netting, designed to minimize visual impact, will rise 9 feet above each dugout but the bottom 3 feet will be retractable and pulled up during batting practice. Beyond the dugouts, nets will rise to about 5 1/2 feet above the wall, which is 8 feet above the field surface.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 11, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy, breezy and milder tomorrow.  A passing rain shower possible.  Highs in the upper 40s.

Cloudy with rain moving in tonight.  Also areas of fog.  Lows in the 40s.

Rain, possibly heavy at times tomorrow.  Breezy and quite mild with areas of fog.  Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, a North Carolina gerrymandering case, and prospects for 2018 and 2020.

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The village of Hoosick Falls has voted to file two lawsuits related to the contamination of water supplies with the chemical PFOA.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the leak of GE trade secrets and the uptick of ticks and disease in the region.

Jon Gruden, head coach of the Oakland Raiders
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NFL:

Jon Gruden was welcomed back for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach with an elaborate introductory news conference. Gruden was greeted by owner Mark Davis on Tuesday with a video of the highlights from his first tenure in Oakland nearly 20 years after he was first introduced as coach as an unproven 34-year-old by late owner Al Davis. Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998-2001 before being traded to Tampa Bay 16 years ago.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 10, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine giving way to increasing clouds today.  Highs in the lower 30s.

Cloudy with some light showers or freezing rain.  Icy spots overnight.  Lows near 30.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and milder tomorrow.  A few passing rain showers.  Also areas of fog.  Highs in the upper 40s.

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