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Monday, May 20, 201305/20/2013

New Trial Date for Christopher Hoffman

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A new trial date has been set for Christopher Hoffman after the last one ended with a hung jury.  The…

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Monday, May 20, 201305/20/2013

Police Seek Help in Western Mass Break-ins

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Police are asking for the public’s help after a spate of house break-ins in Easthampton and Southampton.  The thieves are…

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Monday, May 20, 201305/20/2013

Springfield Cops Take a Breather After Gun Fight

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Five Springfield police officers involved in a Wednesday morning shootout that killed a local man are on paid leave for…

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Monday, May 20, 201305/20/2013

Quabbin Okay After Trespassing Incident

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The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has tested the Quabbin and deemed it safe after Tuesday’s trespassing incident.  Just after midnight,…

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Monday, May 20, 201305/20/2013

Ehamp Stop and Shop Project Heads Back to Court

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The Easthampton Stop and Shop project heads to court again in a few weeks.  A hearing is set for May…

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Monday, May 20, 201305/20/2013

Justice Served in Bay Sentencing

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Northampton arsonist Anthony Baye will spend the next two decades at Cedar Junction in Walpole, followed by 15 years probation.…

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Monday, May 20, 201305/20/2013

IRS Official Cancels Western Mass Talk

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The IRS official who oversees tax-exempt groups has suddenly backed out of a Western Mass speaking engagement.  Lois Lerner was…

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

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The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.