FBI And IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's Home And Offices At City Hall

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET Federal agents raided Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's home, part of city hall and another location Thursday. Pugh is under investigation for alleged "self-dealing" in connection with hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments for a self-published children's book from private companies that were subject to her influence. An IRS spokeswoman tells NPR that the FBI and IRS carried out the early morning raid at Pugh's house, offices at city hall and the Maryland Center...

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Biden Launches 2020 Campaign As Rescue Mission For America's 'Soul'

Updated at 3:33 p.m. ET After months of oscillating speculation, followed by a long ramp up that drew out uncomfortable reassessments of his long public career, former Vice President Joe Biden has announced that he will run for president in 2020. Biden made the announcement in a video released on Thursday . He's expected to head to Pittsburgh for a kickoff event next week, highlighting the focus the latest Democratic candidate places on winning back key states President Trump flipped in 2016....

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Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort gave his sixth State of the County address Thursday. Now in his second four-year term, the Republican talked about how the Mohawk Valley county has changed during his time in office.

Woodstock 50 Ticket Sales Delayed

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Woodstock

The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts has been put on hold for now.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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A Massachusetts judge and a former court officer are facing federal charges for allegedly helping a defendant in a Newton, Mass., courtroom avoid arrest by an immigration officer last year.

"He will not die on your watch."

That's what the family of a patient told Sunita Puri when she was a resident in internal medicine. They were chilling words for the young doctor as she took over the care of a very sick man on the overnight shift.

To Puri, the patient, who had widespread metastatic liver cancer, appeared to be dying. She tried to talk with the family about forgoing heroic measures, to let him have peace in his last hours. But they were adamant.

The panel (L to R): Judith Enck, Richard Webster, David Walker.
Riverkeeper

Locals packed a meeting in Catskill, New York this week to discuss an incinerator toxic ash dump proposed for an abandoned quarry on U.S. Route 9W.

Five years ago, the drinking water source for Flint, Mich., was switched, setting the stage for the city's water crisis.

In the years since, residents of the aging industrial city have seen their children's blood lead levels spike, government officials grudgingly admit mistakes and perhaps seen Flint begin to recover.

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City of Pittsfield

A Pittsfield, Massachusetts city councilor will challenge first-term Mayor Linda Tyer in this fall’s municipal election.

One weekend in February, Justin Kelley, 33, made the biggest financial commitment of his life: He paid a friend to start custom-building an airboat. He had dreamed of owning one since an early age.

"That's my level playing ground. It's my freedom," Kelley says. Onshore, he uses a walker to get around and a wheelchair at work, because he has cerebral palsy. But on an airboat on a Florida lake? "To me it's the one place that, when I'm in that seat, you don't see that walker. You don't see the chair. ... It's my escape. It's my happy place."

(4/25/19 & 4/28/19 @ 3 p.m. & 5 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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