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New England News
4:04 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Aaron Hernandez Trial Resumes After Courthouse Bomb Threat

Aaron Hernandez
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The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed after being disrupted by a bomb threat called in to the courthouse.

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Breaking
3:56 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Apparent Explosion, Building Collapse In Manhattan

The New York City fire department says it's at the scene of a fire and a possible partial building collapse in Manhattan.

The Fire Department of New York says it has no immediate reports of injuries.

Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the five-story building near Second Avenue and Seventh Street.

There were some reports of an explosion before the fire. The area was being evacuated.

Further details are not immediately available.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Hinsdale Select Chair Targeted For Recall

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Residents looking to remove the select chair of a small Berkshire County town are one step closer.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, March 26, 2015.

WAMC News
2:57 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

The Capitol Connection #1513

(Airs 3/26 & 3/28) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

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New York News
2:33 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Groups At Odds Over Saratoga Golf Course Expansion

The debate over an expansion of a golf course in Saratoga Springs continues as the city updates its Comprehensive Plan. At a meeting this week, supporters and opponents of the Saratoga National proposal brought their concerns to the city council.

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New York News
2:26 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Senate Leader Says Minimum Wage Is Out Of The Budget

The leader of the New York State Senate says raising the minimum wage is now out of the state budget, setting up a potential conflict with the state assembly as the budget deadline draws near.

Add the minimum wage to a growing list of items that have been dropped from the state budget.

Senate Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who’s been against Governor Cuomo’s proposal to further increase the minimum wage to $11.50 downstate and $10.50 upstate, says the proposal won’t be part of the final state spending plan. And he questions

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New England News
12:56 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Bomb Threat At Courthouse Halts Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial

Aaron Hernandez
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A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is being held has temporarily halted proceedings.

Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said Thursday that court was being suspended while the building was evacuated.

A security officer says a bomb threat was called in to the Fall River Justice Center in Massachusetts.

Testimony in the Hernandez case began Jan. 29. Hernandez is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

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New England News
12:40 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Berkshire Robotics Team Programmed For World Championships

Jim Levulis WAMC

Next month, a dozen students from Mt. Everett Regional High School in Sheffield, Massachusetts will be competing in a robotics world championship in St. Louis. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Jim Levulis met the team members, including the battery powered ones.

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Capital Region News
12:36 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Troy Mayoral Race: Wiltshire Announces Candidacy

When Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia announced Monday that he would not seek re-election, a window of opportunity opened for a cast of mayoral hopefuls.  City Council President Rodney Wiltshire was first to officially step forward. 

Wiltshire kicked off his mayoral campaign Wednesday. Considered a "rebel" Democrat by some, Wiltshire often has clashed with first-term Mayor Lou Rosamilia and party leaders.

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