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NCAA

In the men’s MAAC Tournament No. 4 Iona has won the championship, defeating sixth-seeded Fairfield 83-71. Iona has earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning for the third straight year. In the women’s MAAC Tournament, top-seeded Quinnipiac won the championship, defeating No. 2 Marist 67-58.

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's comments about China's President XI Jinping extending his tenure "for life."  President Trump said someday the U.S. may do the same.  Chartock also talks about the pending Italian election results and the GOP leaders backing Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for New York governor.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about GOP leaders backing Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for New York Govenor.

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

Mostly cloudy with a few rain and snow showers today. Highs in the upper 30s.

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MAAC & America East

In the men’s semifinals of the MAAC Tournament No. four Iona defeated ninth seed Saint Peter’s 65-62 and sixth seed Fairfield defeated No. 7 Quinnipiac 74-64.  The two teams will face off in the championship Monday at 7 p.m.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle, about Berkshire DA David Capeless's retirement announcement.  They also discuss the discovery of Joanne Ringer's body in Hatfield nearly a year after she went missing.

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

Windy with snow, heavy at times, especially across the hills and mountains.  The snow may mix with or change to rain from time to time in the valleys.  More rain is expected in the Mid and Lower Hudson Valley into Southern New England.  Highs in the mid 30s.

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NCAA

On the eve of the America East men’s basketball conference tournament, Vermont’s Trae Bell-Haynes has been named the Player of the Year for the second straight time. The senior was joined on the first-team by Joe Cremo of UAlbany. Hartford’s John Gallagher and Vermont’s John Becker were named Co-Coaches of the Year.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and President Trump backing proposed gun control policies.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin, of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about The Green Book.

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

Some sun today, then increasing clouds.  Highs in the lower 50's.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Tonight in men’s college basketball, the MAAC Tournament begins with the No. 10 seed Siena taking on  the No. 7 seed Quinnipiac and No. 11 Marist goes against sixth-seeded Fairfield as they vie for a spot in the quarterfinal Friday. The tournament is being held at Albany's Times Union Center.

The women’s America East tournament kicked off last night.  UMBC defeated UMass Lowell 73-65 and is headed to the quarterfinals on Saturday against top-seeded Maine. UAlbany, Vermont and Hartford are all in action Saturday.

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Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods say they won't sell guns to customers under 21, and both are putting new restrictions on ammunition sales.

Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sports retailers in the U.S., has announced it is immediately ending its sales of military-style semi-automatic rifles and is requiring all customers to be older than 21 to buy a firearm at its stores. Additionally, the company no longer will sell high-capacity magazines.

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's Senior Advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has reportedly lost his top security clearance. Dr. Chartock also discusses a Politco article about a "Rogue Russia."

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

Mostly cloudy with a passing shower possible today.  Highs in the mid 50s.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartok discusses the Supreme Court's decision not to hear the Trump Administration's appeal of a Federal Judge's ruling on DACA and the political clout of labor unions being challenged in the Mark Janus Supreme Court case that began Monday.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about the debate around an impending natural gas pipeline construction, and Guilderland Town Justice Richard Sherwood, who allegedly stole $4 million .

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

Mostly sunny today. High in the lower 50s.

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COLLEGE LACROSSE

The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has been ranked No. 1 in the country in the Inside Lacrosse media poll released Monday. This is the first time the program has been ranked No. 1 in its 19-year Division I history.

The Great Danes play their first match as No. 1 when they host Cornell on Saturday at 1 p.m.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses gun control and the continued trail of Joseph Percoco, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's former aide.

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Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief of The New York Daily News, talks with WAMC's David Guistina about The National Sports Shooting Foundation's donation to Democratic organizations and the Independence Party backing New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's re-election.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast 2/26/18

Feb 26, 2018
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Early morning fog, then mostly sunny, breezy and mild.  High in the upper 40s.

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NBA

The Houston Rockets own the NBA's top record at 46-13 following their 12th consecutive victory.

James Harden poured in 41 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had seven assists as the Rockets ended the Nuggets' four-game winning streak, 119-114. Harden contributed 27 points in the first half and added seven in the fourth quarter to help Houston stave off the Nuggets' late charge.

Chris Paul had 23 points for the Rockets, who are 21-4 since their season-worst five-game losing streak in late December.

Will Barton had a team-high 25 points for the Nuggets, while Nikola Jokic added 21 and 14 boards.

The outcome puts the Rockets a half-game ahead of Golden State in the overall standings.

WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's calls for arming trained teachers as part of an effort to fortify schools against shootings, comments by the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre and new unsealed charges against President Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort. 

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 Samantha Wood, managing editor for news at The Berkshire Eagle, talks with WAMC's Jim Levulis about a vote this week that could lead to the closing of elementary schools in the Berkshires, and power outages at the Berkshire Mall.

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

Increasing clouds with pockets of freezing rain and sleet developing by noon.  Then mostly rain through the evening.  Highs in the upper 30s.

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OLYMPICS

Canada's Kelsey Serwa has raced to victory in women's skicross, giving her a gold medal to go with the silver she won in Sochi four years ago.

Serwa raced to the lead early in the final and was well in front by the time she reached the bottom of the course at Phoenix Snow Park. Canadian teammate Brittany Phelan made an impressive pass late in the run to finish second.

Serwa's victory came two days after Canada's Brady Leman took gold in the men's event

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. shooting.

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