Amy started at NHPR in September of 2004. Prior to that, she spent six years reporting for WFAE, the NPR member station in Charlotte, NC. She also spent time as a freelance radio reporter in Washington D.C., for WAMU. Before making the switch to public radio, Amy spent four years as a television reporter in both Jacksonville, Florida and Fargo, North Dakota.

During her career, Amy has received numerous awards for her reporting, including a national Headliner Award and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Boston University and her Master’s in Journalism and Public Policy from American University in Washington D.C.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Starting Wednesday, Virginia State Police will be out in force as highway traffic swells for the start of the long Thanksgiving holiday.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the increased patrols will continue through Sunday night.

Col. Steven Flaherty is superintendent of the state police. He says the aim of the beefed up patrols is to stress safe driving and to counter aggressive or impaired driving.

One year ago, eight people were killed in crashes over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware animal welfare officials have picked a Pennsylvania-based organization to handle statewide animal shelter services starting in January.

Officials say the Chester County SPCA will provide services at a permanent facility in New Castle County and satellite facilities in Kent and Sussex counties.

Officials say CCSPCA is the only open-admission shelter in Pennsylvania that does not euthanize healthy or treatable animals, and that it will bring the same approach to Delaware.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore judge will hear the final arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys before the first of six trials in the Freddie Gray case begins next week.

Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died a week after suffering a spinal injury in the back of a police van, is scheduled to begin Monday. Porter faces manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office charges.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The National Park Service is seeking applicants for the agricultural use of land in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

The agency said Monday it's offering long-term lease agreements on 25 properties in Allegany, Frederick, Montgomery and Washington counties. The leases will be for up to 10 years, starting in April.

The bid deadline is Jan. 4.

The park service says preference will be given to farmers who can demonstrate knowledge and experience in sustainable agriculture and conservation practices.

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7 hours ago
Annie Baxter

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's credibility as a space entrepreneur got a big boost this week. His private company Blue Origin succeeded in safely landing its unmanned New Shepard rocket, which had soared to an altitude of 62 miles.

Usually those multi-million dollar rockets are good for one flight.

The New Shepard can now be reused, a goal for many aerospace firms.

Despite alert, business travelers won't stay home

8 hours ago
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

The State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert. It says terrorist groups are continuing to plan attacks, and it warns Americans visiting other countries to be careful, though it stops short of warning people not to travel.

Could "free riders" derail climate talks?

9 hours ago
Scott Tong

Nearly 200 country representatives are about to descend on Paris for this year’s high-profile climate change summit. Each country brings its own pledge to cut emissions, and at the meeting everyone commits to following through and perhaps doing more. But to many social scientists following this, particularly economists, this whole way of doing things suffers from a fatal flaw. They call it the “free rider” problem.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Use of force reports and personnel evaluations suggest that Dover police knew that a white officer charged with assaulting a black suspect in 2013 by kicking him in the head had a predilection for using unwarranted physical force.

The attorney for Cpl. Thomas Webster IV says prosecutors should not be allowed to use the internal police records at Webster's trial next week.

Police dashcam video shows Webster kicking Lateef Dickerson while Dickerson was on his hands and knees, breaking his jaw.