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3:49 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 16, 2014.

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New York News
1:54 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Greenberg On Latest Siena Poll Results

Steve Greenberg discusses Siena College's poll results for the New York State gubernatorial race. Results show Governor Cuomo with a lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

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New York News
6:50 am
Sat June 14, 2014

State Of Emergency Declared In Montgomery County Due To Flooding

Heavy rains Friday caused flooding in parts of the region. A state of emergency was declared for Montgomery County, New York as flooding lead to the closure of several roads and the evacuation of homes.

According the Leader-Herald, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared the state of emergency around 9 pm Friday. Residents were urged to avoid unnecessary travel.

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New York News
8:02 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Trinity Copeland Sentenced To 25 Years To Life In The Killing Of Her Father

A capital district teenager, who said she shot her father to death because she feared for her life, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Thursday.

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7:33 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Adrian Thomas Acquitted Of Killing Infant Son After Second Trial

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A case that began 6 years ago has ended in an acquittal. The Times Union reports that jurors deliberated for about seven hours over two days in a Rensselaer County courtroom before acquitting Adrian Thomas yesterday of killing his infant son. Prosecutors argued that Thomas threw his 4-month-old son, Matthew Dante Thomas, onto a bed in frustration, causing trauma and death on September 23rd, 2008.

New York News
6:55 am
Fri June 13, 2014

East Greenbush Town Board Voted Unanimously In Favor Of Casino Project

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In a 5 to nothing vote yesterday, the town board of East Greenbush, New York unanimously supported Saratoga Casino and Gaming and its partner Churchill Downs' $300 million casino project proposed for Thompson Hill Road. A preliminary plan calls for the number of proposed hotel rooms to be cut in half from 300 to 150 due to issues in the area with wetlands and to cut a year off of the estimated construction time.

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New York News
7:04 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

NY AG 2014 Campaign Underway

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein have weighed in on the race for New York State Attorney General.

While McCoy and Hein's endorsements Thursday of a fellow Democrat came as no surprise, a Siena College poll released in April found that 53 percent had no opinion of sitting first-term Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, leaving the door open to a challenge.

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New York News
5:59 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

NY Plays Central Role In GMO Labeling Debate

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Agricultural, food and beverage companies are spending millions of dollars to defeat legislation to require labels on food containing genetically modified crops in New York, highlighting the state's pivotal role in debates about what Americans should know about the products they consume.

Supporters argue people should know if food contains GMO ingredients.

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New York News
4:03 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Negotiations Underway Over NY Medical Marijuana

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The lead sponsor of a measure to legalize medical marijuana in New York says negotiations are underway with the governor's office and the Assembly in hopes of having an agreement by Monday.

Sen. Diane Savino's comment came Thursday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's open to the so-called "Compassionate Care Act," but has reservations about the drug being exploited.

While the Staten Island Democrat met with reporters, the bill moved from the finance committee to the rules committee, its final stop before a vote in the Republican-led Senate.

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1:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Albany Airport Unveils 6 Electric Car Chargers

EV's recharging at Albany (NY) International Airport
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The New York Power Authority and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority on Wednesday unveiled the first of 100 planned installations they’re partnering on to charge electric vehicles statewide.  It's part of a larger effort that seeks to encourage more electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them.

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