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4:36 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Albany Prosecutor's Office to Investigate Assemblyman Vito Lopez

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

A person familiar with the probe tells The Associated Press the Albany County district attorney is now joining a special prosecutor who is investigating a sexual harassment case in the Assembly. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports…

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the addition of DA David Soares' office to the effort led by Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan hasn't yet been announced.

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Capital District News
12:20 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Andrew Beam - The Troy Record

The candidates in an often contentious campaign for the Democratic primary in New York’s 44th State Senate District met in a debate last evening at Russell Sage College in Troy. The campaign between incumbent Neil Breslin and challenger Shawn Morse has been marked with accusations of private investigators and arrest records with character an issue. Andrew Beam, who covered the debate for the Troy Record says while issues were discussed so was the character of the candidates. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

Capital District News
7:20 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times Union, about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's profile at the convention in Charlotte and community colleges.

Capital District News
7:07 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's Ian Pickus gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette.

Capital District News
7:16 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's Ian Pickus gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times Union.

Capital District News
4:40 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Latham Family Filing Lawsuit Over Young Daughter's Death in Florida

The family of an 11-year-old girl is suing Orange Lakes Resort in Orlando where she was electrocuted by playing mini golf. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday in Orlando seeks more than $27 million in damages. Ashton Jojo of Latham, N.Y., was electrocuted June 27 while retrieving a ball from a pond.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the lawsuit also seeks damages for the emotional distress suffered by parents David and Deborah Jojo and their 14-year-old son Donovan.

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Capital District News
12:25 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Danielle Sanzone - The Record

Concerned about a recent string of arsons, and violent crime in their streets, people who call the city of Troy’s north-central neighborhood home came together for a meeting last night at a church in Lansingburgh. The focus of the gathering was what people can do about these problems. Danielle Sanzone is a reporter for The Record newspaper, and was at the meeting that was organized after the fires and crimes. She spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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Capital District News
12:15 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Kevin Carroll - "Dolphin Tale" and the future of prosthetics

You may have seen the movie “Dolphin Tale”, the true story of a dolphin that was injured when caught in a crab trap, and was then fitted with a prosthetic tail, allowing the dolphin named winter to swim and live. The man who came up with that device is Kevin Carroll, a prosthetic expert who will be in Albany tomorrow to meet with fellow clinicians and patients at the hangar clinic at 13-15 Central Avenue. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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Capital District News
7:05 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette.

Capital District News
12:20 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Dr. Dennis Metzger - Albany Medical College

Albany Medical College recently received a $10.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research on a vaccine to prevent a dangerous and somewhat mysterious disease called tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever.” The disease is carried by rodents, and can be transmitted to humans, but those cases are rare. The real concern is the use of tularemia as a biological weapon. Dr. Dennis Metzger is a professor at Albany Medical College, and the director of the Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease. Dr.

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