(Hadley, MA) – A Hadley man has been sentenced to at least 20 and up to 30 years in prison on child sex charges. 42 year old Frank Stanley Junior pleaded guilty to six counts of rape and abuse of a child under 16. Prosecutors say the incidents involved three boys over 7 years. Two of the victims were sons of a friend, and Stanley was paired with a third boy through Big Brothers-Big Sisters.
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A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.
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