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Illegal Alien Faces Child Rape Charges

(Northampton, MA)  –  A former Amherst man is held on 100-thousand-dollars bail after denying that he drugged and raped a teenage girl 13 years ago.   The outstanding warrant against 41-year-old Mario Ayala was discovered when he was busted by border patrol agents last month.  In 2000 the girl’s father found her unconscious in Ayala’s apartment at The Boulders, and a medical examination revealed evidence of sexual activity.   The fugitive from justice also faces charges for being in the country illegally from El Salvador.

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

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Lightning Cause Of Worthington Fire

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Lightning is being blamed for a destructive house fire in Worthington.

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Anti-Pipeline Marchers Approach Boston

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Tree Workers Get Stuck In Truck

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Members of a tree removal company are safe after being trapped inside their truck in Deerfield.

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Volleyball Designated State Sport

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The state legislature has designated volleyball the official recreational and team sport of Massachusetts.