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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saved his ethics proposals for his last stop of his State of the State tour, in Albany, where he released a ten point plan to address rampant corruption that has reached his own administration.

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NFL:

The Chargers reportedly are ready to bolt San Diego. ESPN.com said Wednesday that the Chargers plan to announce as early as today that they are moving to Los Angeles. According to the report, the Chargers have notified team owners and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of their intent to relocate for the 2017 season. However, the website added that nothing was final.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, ALLOtsego.com, and the Freeman's Journal about a local taxi cab company who is trying to get ahead of the competition by contracting with students at Cornell who developed an Uber-like app, but for hailing taxis. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 12, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Cloudy, breezy and very mild today with showers likely. Also areas of fog.  Highs in the lower 50's.

Evening showers, then mostly cloudy, breezy and dry overnight.  Lows in the mid 30's.

Mostly sunny, windy and colder tomorrow.  Highs in the mid to upper 30's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's press conference yesterday and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's state of the state addresses.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing a plan that he says could cut property taxes in the state by requiring county leaders to develop a cost cutting plan, and let the voters decide whether it’s a good idea.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about events designed open discussion surrounding hatred in the region led by a group called the Schenectady Clergy Against Hate.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 11, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds with diminishing wind today.  Highs in the mid to upper 40's.

Cloudy with showers tonight.  Areas of fog.  Low in the upper 30's.

Cloudy, breezy and mild tomorrow with showers likely.  Highs near 50.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the unsubstantiated report about Donald Trump's ties to Russia and President Obama's final address.

NBA:

In the NBA, Toronto beat Boston 114-106, Atlanta won against Brooklyn 117-97, Houston topped Charlotte 121-114, Milwaukee bested San Antonio 109-107, Utah defeated Cleveland 100-92, Portland won against the Lakers 108-87, Golden State beat Miami 107-95, Sacramento topped Detroit 100-94, and it was Washington over Chicago 101-99.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Barack Obama's farewell address, Trump's tweets, and New Jersey Senator Corey Booker testifying against Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for Attorney General.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 10, 2017
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WNYT

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

Increasing and thickening clouds today with light snow developing from west to east during the afternoon.  Becoming windy.  Highs in the lower 30's.

Windy with light snow this evening, mixing with sleet and changing to rain before midnight.  Temperatures rise through the 30's.

Most everyone: Dusting to 2"

Southern and Western Adirondacks: 2-4"

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

 

With budget cuts looming, residents in Troy are pleading with officials to keep the upstate New York city's two municipal pools open this summer.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to spend $2 billion statewide for clean water projects.

NCAAF:

As far as Clemson is concerned, the sequel was much better than the original. The underdog Tigers upset defending national champion Alabama 35-31 as Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson beat the Crimson Tide with his arm, his legs and his heart to win a rematch of last year's title game. Alabama beat Clemson 45-40 last season in the championship.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the cold weather, incoming Senate Republicans, and Cuomo's six state of the state addresses.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the start of the regional state of the state addresses, access to the Senate chamber, and an audit by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's that unveiled "questionable expenses" in state spending.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 9, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds today.  Highs near 20.

Clearing this evening, then clouds move back in later tonight.  Lows in the teens.

Cloudy tomorrow with light snow developing from west to east during the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 30's.

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NFL:

In the NFL wild card playoffs, Green Bay crushed the Giants 38-13 and Pittsburgh beat Miami 30-12. On Saturday, Houston advanced by topping Oakland 27-14 and Seattle moved ahead after defeating Detroit 26-6. The New England Patriots will take on Houston on Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

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Jan 8, 2017

This week Bob talks about the gibbous moon.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's rhetoric, cabinet picks, and campaign promises.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 6, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Light snow ending early this morning, then a mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs in the mid to upper 20's.

Partly cloudy tonight.  Lows near 10.

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds tomorrow with light snow likely for the lower Hudson Valley into New England.  Highs in the lower to mid 20's.

NBA:

In the NBA, Indiana beat Brooklyn 121-109, Toronto won against Utah 101-93, Detroit defeated Charlotte 115-114, Houston bested Oklahoma City 118-116, Atlanta topped New Orleans 99-94, Phoenix beat Dallas 102-95, San Antonio won against Denver 127-99, and it was Portland over the Lakers 118-109.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses wikileaks and Russia and Schumer plans to try to block Trump's Supreme Court nomination.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 5, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with a snow shower possible today.  Highs near 30.

Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers tonight.  Lows in the mid to upper teens.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the mid to upper 20's.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal and ALLOtsego.com about the latest news from the region including the first murder in Otsego County in 20 months.

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