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New England News
8:40 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Former MA Treasurer Cahill Indicted on Corruption Charges

Former Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy Cahill has been indicted on corruption charges stemming from his failed run for governor in 2010.   WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports…

The charges against Cahill announced Monday by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley allege that he directed the Massachusetts State Lottery to use $1.5 million in taxpayer funded advertising to promote his gubernatorial bid...

"We allege that's an unwarranted, unfair, and unlawful advantage and it's criminal in Massachusetts."

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New York News
8:31 am
Tue April 3, 2012

NY Board Won't Disclose Hire Record

New York's powerful new ethics board has refused to release to the public any record of the secret vote to hire a longtime aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo as its $148,000-a-year executive director. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, which has broad powers to investigate legislators and other officials, denied The Associated Press request for the records under the state Freedom of Information Law.

The board voted February 2 to hire Ellen Biben.  

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North Country News
8:23 am
Tue April 3, 2012

VT Judge Orders Company to Pay $2M Fine

A Vermont judge has ordered a Texas debt settlement company to pay a fine of $2 million in a consumer fraud case.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports...

Credit Solutions of America also must pay full refunds to 207 Vermonters totaling about $350,000.

The Vermont attorney general's office had sued both CSA of Dallas and its owner, Doug Van Arsdale, in July 2010, accusing them of using unsubstantiated claims that people can reduce their debt "in 60 seconds" to advertise its services.

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WAMC News
6:54 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast

Listen to Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional forecast. Updated every weekday morning. Paul Caiano is a meteorologist at WNYT Newschannel 13. He graduated from SUNY Albany in May of 1993 with a B.S. in the field of Atmospheric Science/Meteorology.

WAMC News
6:42 am
Tue April 3, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well Kentucky has won its eighth national title...

The freshman-dominated Wildcats built an 18-point lead in the first half and held off a furious Kansas rally, 67-59 to win the NCAA men's basketball title.

Sophmore Doron Lamb led Kentucky with 22 points.  For Kentucky coach John Calipari, it's his first national title in four trips to the Final Four.  For the Jayhawks, it's the sixth time they’ve finished as national title runners-ups.  Here's Kansas coach Bill Self.  All sound courtesy of the AP.  

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