(Springfield, MA) – A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide after an early Sunday hit-and-run in the center of Holyoke. Police say 21-year-old Jonathan Lopez ran a red light in a Cadillac, slammed into a Honda Civic, then fled from the scene. Moira Murphy and Brian Callahan were killed, and two other passengers in the Honda were injured. Lopez is held on 40-thousand-dollars cash bail. He’s already on pre-trial probation on two separate assault and battery cases.
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.
Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.
Nine Western Massachusetts firefighters have been deployed to Washington State to help battle wildfires there.
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