Gov. Christie Holds News Conference On NJ Gas Tax Increase; Audio ExcerptNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the approaching deadline for the passing of a gas tax increase in order to fund state road projects.
Yankees Sign 1st-Round Pick Blake Rutherford; Audio ExcerptThe Yankees signed first-round draft pick outfielder Blake Rutherford, the team announced Wednesday. The minor-league deal includes a $3,282,000 signing bonus. Rutherford, whom the Yanks list at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, was projected to be selected in the top 10 in many mock drafts but fell to the Yankees at No. 18 overall.
Woman In Critical Condition After Queens Apartment Fire; Audio ExcerptA woman was hospitalized in critical condition after a fire ripped through her Queens apartment Wednesday, officials said. The fire reportedly broke out inside the Hempstead Ave. home near 218th Place in Queens Village about 8:15 a.m.
Obama, Clinton To Campaign In North Carolina; Audio ExcerptPresident Barack Obama and the woman who wants to succeed him are making their first campaign appearance together next week. Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton, who was his secretary of state, are campaigning together Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. That’s a swing state that Obama won in 2008 but lost in 2012.
MA Lawmakers Meet To Work On Transgender Rights Bill; Audio ExcerptMassachusetts lawmakers from the state House and Senate are meeting to work on differences between two separate transgender rights bills Wednesday.
Massachusetts Staff Issues For Drug Abuse Facilities; Audio ExcerptMassachusetts officials are working to recruit more staff to improve staffing issues affecting the state's drug recovery programs.