Middletown, NY – James Blagmon, the Middletown, NY man who was serving a state prison sentence of 46 years to life for murdering a Middletown man, committed suicide at the Elmira Correctional Facility Wednesday morning, Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips said. He was informed by state corrections officials.
NY – School resource officer positions held by state troopers in 118 school districts statewide would be eliminated under New York Governor Spitzer's proposed state budget. Those 92 officers would be reassigned to Operation IMPACT communities, including in the Hudson Valley. Hank Gross reports
NY – Friends of Lindsey Billman wore tie-dyed shirts as they entered St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Wednesday for the funeral of the 15-year-old girl who died after falling through the Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School gymnasium roof near Port Jervis, NY early Saturday morning. --:47
Springfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is hoping to use the same grass roots insurgency that propelled him into office to produce an upset victory for Barack Obama in Tuesday's primary... WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – The scientists are back! This time, our panel of experts fields tricky questions posed by 9th grade Earth Science students at Platte-Clove High School in Elka Park, NY. Brian Shields hosts.