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A Shooting in Schenectady, And More News You Need to Know for Today

Here are the three top stories from today’s news that might be of some interest to you:
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Hurricane Jova
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Mexico – Hurricane Jova is now a major Pacific storm, heading right towards Mexico’s coast.  Maximum sustained winds have increased to nearly 120 mph as of early this morning.  A hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Punta San Telmo northward to Cabo  Corrientes.  Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Irwin is swirling farther out in the Pacific with winds near 50 mph.

New York Water & Sewer Systems
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New York State – Besides much of the state’s infrastructure needing $250 million in repairs over the next 20 years, $75 of that is needed for thousands of aging, complex sewer and drinking water systems that serve 18 million New Yorkers.  While the federal stimulus act in 2009 provided a temporary $518 million in funding to fix the water infrastructure, federal funding has been unpredictable over the years.

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Schenectady – A shooting occurred Sunday in Schenectady and also involved a car accident on Union Street near Union College after one victim tried driving himself to the hospital.  Schenectady police initially received a call around 12:11pm reporting gunfire on Close Street near Victory Avenue.  Just a little while later, a white Nissan Altima crashed into an iron fence near Nott Terrace.  Workers found the driver had gunshot wounds and was taken to Albany Medical Center.

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