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Peter Franklin
Every week, New York City's last English speaking cab driver, Peter Franklin (known as the Gabby Cabby) brings his true tales of the Big Apple to First News with Keeler in the Morning. Peter has been featuring the Gabby Cabby on his morning radio show since the 90's. (Photo courtesy of Peter Franklin / Vimeo.com)
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Gabby Cabby on de Blasio’s Secretary Being Propositioned by President Clinton

Peter Franklin is the New York City cab driver that appears on radio stations across the globe and this week he was on with WIBX's Keeler.

Listen to the interview as he gives his take on the secretary that works for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's secretary who claims the former president made a pass at her

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Members of the Utica fire department and Utica Police escort passengers from an incoming Amtrak train across the tracks and past a train crash at Union Station on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Utica, NY. A runaway train from the brewery district ran into a stationary, antique train which in turn ran into terminal and caused extensive damage. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD for WIBX)
Members of the Utica fire department and Utica Police escort passengers from an incoming Amtrak train across the tracks and past a train crash at Union Station on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Utica, NY. A runaway train from the brewery district ran into a stationary, antique train which in turn ran into terminal and caused extensive damage. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD for WIBX)
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Keeler Listeners Add Amazing Facts on Train Car Wreck [AUDIO]

There are still questions remaining as to how and why the idle train car's brakes were released on Wednesday causing it to roll uncontrolled into Union Station in Utica.

The thought that it could have been done intentionally by kids is one theory and people are still wondering about the person who was slightly injured after the runaway train car struck his vehicle

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David Paul Morris/GettyImages
David Paul Morris/GettyImages
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Mountain Lions Spotted In Central New York?

While big cats like cougars and panthers are quite common in certain areas around the world, there are recent reports that these cats are actually in Central and Northern New York.

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Photo courtesy of Boilermaker
Photo courtesy of Boilermaker
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Utica Police Department Nab Boilermaker Police and Fire Award

The Utica Police Department (UPD) captured the coveted Bob Ingalls Police and Fire Completion Award from the Utica Fire Department (UFD)at the 2015 Boilermaker Road Race.

The award, in its 11th year, was renamed the Bob Ingalls Police and Fire Competition in 2009 named after the late founder of the event who served both as Executive Director of the Boilermaker and with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department

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Kristine Bellino, WIBX
Kristine Bellino, WIBX
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UPDATE: St. Elizabeth College of Nursing Responds to College Watch List Story

The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in Utica just made an Education Department list that no school wants to make.  They're on a watch list for colleges that are facing financial issues.  St. Elizabeth's is one of nearly 30 colleges in New York and one of 556 across the country that made the list.

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Photo Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Photo Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Do You Agree with the Proposed Minimum Wage Hike?

It appears as though fast food workers in New York will be receiving a hike in pay.  The proposed increase in minimum wage will be phased in over the course of the next couple of years, resulting in a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

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Keeler Show Notes for Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Today we discuss the minimum wage topic, we also talk with Mayor Joe Fusco about Honor America Days in Rome, and we get a little music from Bobby Martin. 

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Steve Jennings, Getty Images for Hublot
Steve Jennings, Getty Images for Hublot
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Forbes’ List Of Highest Paid Athletes

This may come as a surprise, but none of the top five highest paid athletes in the world last year play in America's 'Big Four' sports - football, basketball, baseball or hockey.

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