Getting an extension on taxes

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE YOUR TAX RETURN.
BUT — THE POST OFFICE JUST ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE DURING TAX DAY —
NOW THAT EIGHTY PERCENT OF RETURNS ARE DONE ONLINE.
SO FAR THIS TAX SEASON —
ABOUT 12 MILLION TAXPAYERS HAVE *ALREADY* REQUESTED AN EXTENSION —
MEANING THEY PROBABLY WON’T BE FILING THEIR FORMS TODAY.
GETTING AN EXTENSION MEANS YOU’LL NOW HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 15TH TO SUBMIT YOUR RETURN.

“It’s an extension to file. It’s not an extension to pay what you owe. You must pay what you owe by April 15th.”
-Terry Durkin, Durkin Associates

EXPERTS ALSO SAY THAT YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT —
THERE *IS* A PENALTY FOR NOT FILING A RETURN *OR* EXTENSION REQUEST.
Source: 30 Second VO/SOT
http://www.necn.com/04/14/14/Getting-an-extension-on-taxes/landing_business.html?blockID=865088

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Judge Questions MA Ban On Powerful Painkiller Drug

WE’RE STILL AWAITING A JUDGE’S DECISION ON THE POWERFUL PAINKILLER “ZOHYDRO.”
YESTERDAY —
A JUDGE HEARD ARGUMENTS IN A LAWSUIT —
CLAIMING THE CURRENT THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS’ BAN ON THE DRUG IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
THE DRUG COMPANY ARGUES AGAINST THE BAN–
BECAUSE ZOHYDRO HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED BY THE F-D-A.
MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK HAS SINGLED OUT THE PAINKILLER BECAUSE IT IS *NOT* AVAILABLE IN AN ABUSE RESISTANT FORM.
THE BAN HAS BEEN MET WITH MIXED RESPONSE.
MARCY JULIAN — SUPPORTS BAN

“We’re here to support the governor’s brave and bold decision to take on the pharmacutical company. We’re on the front line of this crisis because we’re the ones who have family members caught in cycle of addiction.”
– Marcy Julian, Supports Ban

“At the same time there’s a constitutional issue, a legal issue, one wonders if the state should be putting resources elsewhere than the constitutional issue.”
-Michael Kryzanek, Professor at Bridgewater State University

NO WORD YET ON WHEN THE JUDGE WILL MAKE HER DECISION.

Source: 40 Second VO/SOT
http://bridgewater.wickedlocal.com/article/20140409/News/140406290

Law Enforcement In Maine Steps Closer To Administer Narcan

MAINE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO LETTING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ADMINISTER NARCAN.
THE STATE’S DEMOCRATIC-LED HOUSE HAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A BILL THAT WOULD PROVIDE GREATER ACCESS TO THE OPIATE ANTIDOTE DRUG.
THE MEASURE WOULD ALSO ALLOWS PEOPLE AT RISK OF OVERDOSE AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF ADDICTS TO BE PRESCRIBED THE DRUG– IN *SOME* CIRCUMSTANCES.
GOVERNOR PAUL LEPAGE, WHO SUPPORTED *ONLY* EXPANDING ACCESS OF THE DRUG TO FAMILY MEMBERS, HAS PLEDGED TO VETO THE MEASURE.

Ukraine Crisis

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN —
ARE SHOWING LITTLE SIGNS OF AGREEMENT —
WHEN IT COMES TO THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE.
IN A PHONE CALL FROM RUSSIA —
THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS —
PRESIDENT OBAMA “EXPRESSED GRAVE CONCERN” —
ABOUT RUSSIA’S SUPPORT FOR ARMED GROUPS —
TAKING OVER GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN EASTERN UKRAINE.
PUTIN THEN TOLD THE PRESIDENT —
THAT REPORTS OF RUSSIA’S INFLUENCE IN EASTERN UKRAINE —
ARE “BASED ON UNRELIABLE INFORMATION.”
Source: 20 Second VO
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Hingham, MA Man Arrested On Sixth Drunk Driving Charge

THIS MORNING–
A HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS MAN–
REMAINS BEHIND BARS–
ACCUSED OF HIS *SIXTH* D-U-I.
61-YEAR-OLD KIM DAVID BURKE —
WILL BE BACK IN COURT TOMORROW —
FOR A DANGEROUSNESS HEARING.
POLICE SAY —
BURKE WAS DRIVING DRUNK WITH A *REVOKED* LICENSE —
WHEN THEY PULLED HIM OVER SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Source: 20 Second VO
http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140418276/12333/NEWS

Jogger Hit By Car Identified

WE NOW KNOW THE NAME —
OF THE TEENAGE GIRL —
WHO WAS HIT BY A MINIVAN —
WHILE JOGGING IN CENTERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS —
YESTERDAY MORNING.
THE 17-YEAR-OLD CHAYA MOROCOW FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT.
POLICE SAY —
MOROCOW WAS JOGGING AND TRIED TO CROSS THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 28– WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A HONDA MINIVAN.
SO FAR, NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED.
Source: 20Second VO
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140414/NEWS11/140419847

Illegal ninja weapons found in homeless man’s car

A HOMELESS MAN —
FACING NUMEROUS CHARGES —
AFTER POLICE IN NORTHBORO, MASSACHUSETTS —
MAKE A SURPRISING DISCOVERY —
IN HIS CAR.
IT ALL HAPPENED ON SATURDAY —
WHEN POLICE TRIED TO PULL OVER 26-YEAR-OLD JUAN CARLOS DELGADO —
BECAUSE HE HAD A BROKEN BRAKE LIGHT.
POLICE SAY — HE DROVE OFF AND HIT AN OFFICER.
WHEN POLICE STOPPED HIM AGAIN —
THEY FOUND TWO ILLEGAL **NINJA WEAPONS** INSIDE HIS CAR.
A “SHUKO HAND CLAW” AND A CURVED DOUBLE-SIDED KNIFE.
DELGADO FACES CHARGES OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY FOR HITTING THE OFFICER — AND TWO COUNTS OF CARRYING A DANGEROUS WEAPON.
Source: 30 Second VO
http://www.necn.com/04/14/14/Illegal-ninja-weapons-found-in-homeless-/landing.html?blockID=865053

TD Bank in Swanton, VT Robbed

POLICE IN VERMONT ARE LOOKING FOR A BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT.
THESE PHOTOS TAKEN INSIDE AT THE T-D BANK IN SWANTON.
POLICE SAY —
THE MAN WAS WEARING A BLUE-HOODED SWEATSHIRT BACKWARDS —
THAT APPARENTLY HAD HOLES CUT IN IT —
SO HE COULD SEE.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL THE POLICE.
Source: 20 Second VO
http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/story/d/story/police-td-bank-in-swanton-robbed/43514/UI7U0DtpEkmYeKDPlFsynQ

Man leads police on chase in stolen car

IN OTHER HEADLINES…
CRAZY CAR CHASE IN VERMONT —
ENDS WITH A MULTI-VEHICLE CAR CRASH
IN WILLISTON.
IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON —
AFTER A MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE A BRAND NEW CAR FROM HIS OWN *FRIEND.*
49-YEAR-OLD ANTHONY GRASSO ALLEGEDLY TOOK POLICE ON A SHORT CHASE —
HITTING THREE OTHER VEHICLES ON ESSEX ROAD.
AFTER CRASHING THE CAR —
GRASSO TRIED TO ESCAPE BY —
JUMPING OFF A BRIDGE INTO THE ALLEN BROOK RIVER —
BEFORE POLICE FINALLY CAUGHT HIM.
HE’S NOW FACING NUMEROUS CHARGES.
Source: 30 Second VO
http://www.wcax.com/story/25247232/man-leads-police-on-chase-in-stolen-car

Dog Attacks 93-Year-Old Woman

AN ELDERLY WOMAN IN CONNECTICUT IS SERIOUSLY HURT —
AFTER SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A DOG.
IT HAPPENED SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN BRANFORD.
POLICE SAY —
THE 93-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS OUT WALKING.
THAT’S WHEN A MIXED-BREED PIT BULL RAN FROM ITS OWNER’S HOME —
AND MAULED ONE OF HER LEGS.
NEIGHBORS FOUGHT THE ANIMAL OFF WITH THE WOMAN’S CANE AND A BASEBALL BAT.
THE WOMAN HAS UNDERGONE SURGERY FOR WHAT AUTHORITIES DESCRIBED AS MASSIVE TRAUMA.
THE DOG HAS BEEN QUARANTINED.
POLICE SAY —
THEY’RE STILL INVESTIGATING —
BUT THEY DO *NOT* PLAN TO FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES.
Source: 30 Second VO
http://www.wfsb.com/story/25242078/dog-attack-injures-93-year-old-connecticut-woman