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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and Gordon Sondland's expected testimony before the House today. 

Westchester Presents A Vaping Prevention Campaign

2 hours ago
Vaping
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Westchester County has launched a Vaping Prevention and Awareness campaign.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb, who drew over 100 supporters to a Tuesday campaign stop in Queensbury, New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

2 hours ago
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with spotty freezing rain or snow showers early today, then a few rain or snow showers this afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. 

Tonight, LGBTQ+ groups from around Berkshire County will gather to observe the Third Annual Berkshire Trans Day of Remembrance at St. Stephens Church in Pittsfield. The internationally recognized event began in 1999 in Allston when Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, memorialized the murder of a fellow transgender woman. It’s the first of three related events happening in the Berkshires this month. Kenneth Mercure is the director of the Berkshire Rainbow Seniors group and is on the board of the Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition. He spoke with WAMC.

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Brock Nelson's second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped a frantic comeback to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 to extend their points streak to 15 games. The Islanders trailed by two late in the third period before goals by Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock in the final 4:29 of regulation forced overtime.

The Westchester County executive has proposed stricter term limits for his post. He just submitted legislation to the Board of Legislators.

SUNY New Paltz Student Dies After Falling From A Cliff

13 hours ago

A student at the State University of New York at New Paltz died after accidentally falling from a cliff.

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USA Luge

The U.S. National Luge team has been training in Sochi and will compete in the first World Cup races of the season in Austria this weekend. The team has close ties to New York’s North Country. During a conference call, several of the athletes talked about their training, working through injuries and expectations for the sliding season.

Albany BOE officials count ballots in the Colonie race.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan has narrowly won a seventh term after absentee ballots were counted Tuesday.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

17 hours ago

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Sean Penn won Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in “Mystic River” and “Milk.” He is also a novelist. His debut novel was “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” and he’s followed it up with the sequel “Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn,” where he follows the exploits of Bob Honey, a septic tank entrepreneur turned international mallet-wielding assassin.

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  Responding to pressure from activists, city officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have announced a new transportation plan for the senior center.

NY AG Sues Juul Labs

18 hours ago
New York Attorney General Tish James
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New York’s attorney general is suing Juul, the nation’s largest manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, saying the “deceptive and misleading marketing of its e-cigarettes” has contributed to the youth vaping epidemic in New York. 

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Former Cohoes Common Councilor and Albany County Legislator Ralph Signoracci has been sentenced to a year of probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to stealing campaign contributions.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Frozen" At Proctors

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Caroline Bowman as Elsa and Caroline Innerbichler as Anna
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Nobody is better than Disney at turning a beloved animated film into a live theater experience. Just think of “The Lion King” or “Beauty and the Beast.”

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

20 hours ago
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

NASA

   A new poll finds two-thirds of Massachusetts residents believe climate change will pose a serious threat to them during their lifetime.

The Impeachment Hearings On WAMC

Nov 19, 2019
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The House’s impeachment hearings will be carried live on WAMC starting at the following times:

9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20

2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20

9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who is expected to testify tomorrow in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Two White House officials who listened to Trump's July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are scheduled to appear before the House today. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about a recent audit reviewing how New York agencies inform victims' families about instances of neglect and abuse in state facilities. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 19, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with snow and freezing rain early today, tapering off to a few rain showers. Highs near 40. 

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The Knicks coasted to a 123-105 win over the Cavaliers as Julius Randle scored 30 points and Marcus Morris Sr. added 23. Randle had 15 points in the first quarter as the Knicks built two 16-point leads before settling for a 32-20 advantage at the end of the period. Randle also nailed a 3-pointer to cap a 24-8 run that put New York ahead, 60-39 with 2:26 left in the first half.

Leroy Headley Most Wanted poster
U.S. Marshals Service

The U.S. Marshals Service says the name of a suspect in the killing of a Vermont woman last year has been added to its 15 “Most Wanted” list.

Ballot Counting Begins In Ulster County DA Race

Nov 18, 2019
Courtesy of Ulster County government

Absentee-ballot counting began Monday in Ulster County in a race where three votes separated the candidates following Election Day.

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State police say a 20-year-old man has died after a member of his hunting party accidentally shot him in central New York.

Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy speaking at the NYCOM meeting in Albany
Karen DeWitt

Mayors across New York are the latest to express concerns about the bail reform and other criminal justice changes that take effect in January. The mayors say they don’t have the resources or the money to properly carry out the new laws.

Jason Lawton leaves the Vermont Superior Court in St. Albans following his arraignment
Pat Bradley/WAMC

A former St. Albans, Vermont police officer has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault on a woman while she was handcuffed in a holding cell.

City of Pittsfield

The losing candidate in Pittsfield’s mayoral election nearly two weeks ago is now asking for a recount.

Blair Horner: Antibiotics Awareness Week

Nov 18, 2019

Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 30% of the antibiotics in U.S. outpatient settings are prescribed unnecessarily. Any time antibiotics are used, they can lead to antibiotic resistance, a growing and urgent threat to the public’s health.

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