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Capital District News
7:37 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Albany Police Prevent Man From Leaping Off Albany Bridge

Police officers are being credited with preventing a man from jumping off a bridge over the Hudson River at Albany.

The Albany Police Department says city officers, police from neighboring Rensselaer and state troopers responded to the Dunn Memorial Bridge Sunday afternoon after motorists reported a man standing on the edge of the span's westbound side.

When police arrived, the man was standing behind a chain-link safety fence about 100 feet over the river.

The man made a sudden move to jump, but the officers were able to hold onto his legs and pull him to safety.

Hudson Valley News
7:31 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Developers of Port Jervis Park Seek Private Funding

It is projected that development of a whitewater park on the Delaware River at Port Jervis could begin next year provided sufficient funding is secured.

The City of Port Jervis is seeking $200,000 to $250,000 from the state to draft design plans and gain the various approvals that would be needed.  Then, the job of securing the real money to build the park – estimated at about $1.5 million – would begin and city Economic Development Director Kathleen Hendrickson said they will seek grants and private money.

The park would be a city facility.

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WAMC News
7:27 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Connecticut Candidates Prepare for Primaries

Linda McMahon, Republican Senate Candidate
Jessica Hill AP

Candidates in Connecticut are spending the final days before the primary making sure the few voters willing to cast ballots in a summertime election will show up at the polls.

Voter turnout for Tuesday's primary is expected to be around 30 percent. That's prompted the campaigns to target registered Republicans and Democrats with a history of voting.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says there has been an influx of new voters, with 12,000 signing up in the past month.

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Sports
7:18 am
Mon August 13, 2012

WAMC Sports News

The London Olympics are officially over but the US men’s basketball team had one final hurrah yesterday, taking the gold medal over Spain107-100. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 30 points. LeBron James contributed 19 points and Kobe Bryant had 17.

United Statesathletes concluded one of the best showings in Olympic history, winning the London Olympics medal title and the gold medal crown as well. American athletics won 46 gold medals, the most ever for an Olympics not held in the U.S. Overall, American athletes are taking home 104 total medals. China was next with 87.

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WAMC News
7:15 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast. 

Sports
7:11 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Dives Into Hollywood

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Business
7:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Canadians Overrun Bellingham, Wash., Costco

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Middle East
4:23 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Egypt's Military Chiefs Dismissed By New President

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 5:46 am

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Egypt's first freely elected president made history there Sunday by confronting the military power structure. Mohammed Morsi forced top military leaders into retirement and shifted the balance of power to the civilian government. Analysts called it the boldest and most unexpected move of Morsi's fledgling presidency. NPR's Leila Fadel has the story from Cairo.

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Business
4:23 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 5:52 am

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NPR's business news starts with a spike in gas prices.

Gasoline prices jumped 18 cents over the last couple of weeks. That's the biggest increase so far this year. The Lundberg Survey shows that heading into the weekend, the national average price of a gallon of self-serve was $3.69. Now, analysts say the spike is in part because of some refinery and pipeline issues around the country.

Business
4:23 am
Mon August 13, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:26 am

Researchers used economic principles to predict which countries would win the most medals at the London Olympic Games. The study was 95 percent accurate for the 2008 games. And this time around, it was 97.7 percent accurate.

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