Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says he wants to hear from residents about their struggles with student loans. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
Congress is at loggerheads over how to avoid a July 1st doubling of interest rates on some Stafford Student Loans, and Welch and the head of the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will be holding a telephone conference call Wednesday evening with people concerned about the issue.
Welch will be joined on the 7:30 call by VSAC's Don Vickers.
Listen to Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional forecast. Paul Caianois 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.
Well the Spurs are in the NBA record books and halfway toward another appearance in the NBA Finals…
TNT had the coverage of Game 2 last night in San Antonio, where Tony Parker poured in 34 points, in guiding the Spurs to a 120-111 dismantling of the Thunder. The Spurs set an NBA record with their 20th consecutive win bridging the regular season and the playoffs. The Thunder, who trails in the series two-games-to-none, hosts Game 3 tomorrow night.
Tonight, Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Heat the Celtics. Miami leads the series 1-0.
State police say a trooper who stopped for a disabled car in Westchester County discovered the driver was wanted by the Secret Service for an alleged $1 million wire fraud. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
The arrest occurred Sunday evening on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers.
Darrin Foster, of the Bronx, is accused of stealing the money from his former employer, an investment firm in Westport, Conn.
Police also discovered that Foster allegedly had a suspended license for failure to pay child support.
First lady Michelle Obama is sponsoring a future Navy submarine named after her home state. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
The White House said Tuesday that the first lady has accepted an invitation to be the sponsor of the future USS Ilinois, a Virginia-class submarine being built in Groton, Conn., and Newport News, Va. The new attack submarine is expected to join the fleet in late 2015.
As sponsor, Mrs. Obama will be involved in the life of the submarine and establish a special link to the ship's sailors and their families.
Too much Heat on Memorial Day? Maybe for the Celtics!
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals last night on the hardwood in Miami, Lebron James' alley-oop dunk, two of his game-high 32 points, helped the Heat take the conference opener from the Celtics 93-79. Sound courtesy of ESPN. The Heat and Celtics were tied at the half, but the Heat picked up its defensive intensity, limiting Boston to just 33 second-half points. Kevin Garnett netted 23 for the Celtics, who’ll try to even up the series in Game 2 Wednesday.
Well the Spurs stunned the Thunder to take the opener of the Western Conference Finals…
On the hardwood last night in San Antonio, Manu Ginobili, who scored 11 fourth quarter points, finished with 26, rallying the Spurs from a nine-point deficit to stun the Thunder 101-98. Sound courtesy of TNT. Tony Parker added 18 and Tim Duncan chipped in 16 for the Spurs, who won their 19th in a row - tying the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 27. Game 2 is tomorrow night in San Antonio.
On the court last night in South Beach, that Lebron James dunk, two of his 28 points, helped the Heat close out the Pacers in Game 6 105-93. Sound courtesy of the ESPN. Dwayne Wade led all scorers with 41. The Heat now awaits the winner of the Celtics-76ers series – those two tangle in Game 7 tomorrow night in Boston.