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Monday, May 20, 201305/20/2013

Reporter: Governor Patrick Eyed as Obama’s new AG

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Governor Deval Patrick is being eyed as Eric Holder’s replacement for Attorney General.  Sources tell “Chicago Sun-Times” columnist Michael Sneed…

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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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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Found Guilty

Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Adam Liccardi

A Hampshire Superior Court jury deliberated for 12 hours before yesterday afternoon finding Adam Liccadi guilty on three of four counts of aggravated rape.

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West Springfield Police Probe Launched After Prisoner Escapes

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Jose Rubet of Springfield was arrested August 22 after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase into Agawam. He was arrested and taken to lockup, where he later produced a knife which he waved at officers before escaping through an emergency exit.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Hotel Northampton Workers Plan To Unionize

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Around 50 Hotel Northampton workers marched through downtown Tuesday night to announce their intention to bargain collectively. The group attempted to present their union petition to hotel owner Mansour Ghalibaf, who refused to come out of his office to accept it.