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Former WRKO yakker Reese Hopkins, who was laid off last week from his mid-morning radio slot, was charged this morning and ordered held without bail on an outstanding criminal warrant issued out of New York.
Hopkins pleaded not guilty in Malden District Court on a fugitive from justice charge. He is due back in court Monday, unless New York police pick him up before then.
Malden police arrested Hopkins, who lives in Malden, last night. It wasn't immediately clear for what alleged crime the warrant was issued.
Hopkins' attorney, Paul Mishkin, said the New York incident allegedly occurred four years ago and was reported for the first time recently.
Mishkin said that Hopkins is negotiating with another radio station to stay in Boston.
Middlesex prosecutor Sean Casey asked the judge to hold Hopkins without bail.
Hopkins, who had the 10 a.m. to noon gab slot, and eight other Entercom Communications employees were laid off a week ago amid worries over the company's sinking stock value.
One day after he was laid off, Hopkins told the Herald that 500 people still planned to attend his listener appreciation bash at Anthony's in Malden, even though he was no longer on the air.
"The party is still on," he said at the time.
WRKO replaced Hopkins with the syndicated, conservative Laura Ingraham show.
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