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New York News
6:17 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Schenectady Fire Displaces 60

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Authorities say several people remain unaccounted for after fire gutted two five-story apartment buildings in Schenectady and left seven people injured, including a man who jumped from a top floor.

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New York News
2:26 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Daughter Charged After Mother's Decomposed Body Found

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An upstate New York woman who lived above the apartment where her 93-year-old mother's decomposing body was found in December faces grand larceny charges.

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New England News
4:25 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

AP Correction: Connecticut Approved For Federal Highway Toll Study

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 In a story March 2 about highway tolls, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Connecticut was approved for a pilot program installing an electronic toll system. The Federal Highway Administration has funded a study, not installation of electronic tolls.

A corrected version of the story is below:

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WAMC News
1:12 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Schumer Backs Terror Watch List Exclusion For Gun Buys

Credit Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns.

Schumer noted the arrests this week of three Brooklyn men on charges they conspired to join ISIS in Syria or carry out attacks at home. If they were on the terrorist watch list, the bill Schumer's backing would have prohibited them from buying firearms or explosives.

The watch list prevents individuals from flying on airplanes into and out of the country.

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New York News
8:25 am
Sun March 1, 2015

MTA Expands Courtesy Campaign

Credit MTA

New Yorkers, please keep your feet off the seat.

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New England News
8:22 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Connecticut Lawmaker Apologizes For Drunk Driving

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A Connecticut state representative says he has been arrested on a drunken driving charge and is apologizing to constituents.

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New England News
8:14 am
Sun March 1, 2015

More Snow Expected In New England

Another snowstorm is coming to southern New England, and Boston could be closer to breaking a 20-year-old season snowfall record.

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New England News
7:09 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Federal Panel: Marathon Bombing Trial Stays In Boston

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A federal appeals panel says publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury.

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New England News
10:13 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Ex-Westfield State President Drops Lawsuit Over Departure, Two More Suits In Play

Ex-Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle ( seated third from left) is seen at a 2013 meeting of the university's board of trustees.
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Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against state and school officials blaming them for his departure, saying the legal fight's cost was too great.

The Republican of Springfield reports that Dobelle and defendants filed a motion in federal court Thursday saying they agreed to dismiss the lawsuit.

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North Country News
9:00 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Fort Drum Brigade Prepares For Deployment

More than 1,600 soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division will be heading to Afghanistan this year to serve as advisers to Afghan security forces and protect other U.S. troops on military bases.

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