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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A judge has ruled that two guns found by police hidden under the hood of a car during a traffic stop in Holyoke were seized during an illegal search and tossed them as evidence. Anthony Ortiz was pulled over for playing music too loud on Jan. 23. Police, recognizing...
WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — Westport Police have arrested of a Seekonk man for allegedly changing the dates on $5,000 worth of previously cashed checks and depositing them into his personal bank account. Investigators said Patrick Kane, 28, initially collected the checks as part of a fundraising...
BOSTON (AP) — Fast food workers are praising a Beacon Hill committee for supporting legislation aimed at raising the minimum wage for some workers to $15-per-hour over 3 years. The bill approved Tuesday by the Legislature’s Labor and Workforce Development Committee would apply to employees of...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly killing a neighbor’s 4-pound Chihuahua that had wandered onto his lawn. Witnesses told police that they saw say 66-year-old Freddie Guy on Tuesday morning swinging a baseball bat at the dog, but a local...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man police allege broke into a woman’s apartment and set it on fire has pleaded not guilty. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Timothy LaFave was held without bail at his arraignment Tuesday. Authorities say he broke into the woman’s North Adams home Oct. 3 while she...
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says a Boston-bound Amtrak train has struck and killed a person on the tracks in Connecticut. The New York-based commuter rail, subway and bus agency says the death occurred at the Stratford Metro-North station at about 8:30 a.m....
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2015. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Google Maps is getting disconnected. With an update for Android phones Tuesday, you’ll be able to search nearby businesses and get driving directions, including turn-by-turn voice prompts, even if your Internet connection is spotty or non-existent. Google says a version for...
CANDIA, N.H. (AP) — The owner of a New Hampshire waterpark facing foreclosure chained himself to the top of a slide tower and is hoping for a financial miracle. In postings on his Facebook page, Kevin Dumont said he’s not looking for a handout, just a person or group of people to work with him...
NEW YORK (AP) — Serving together in Vietnam, John Middaugh and Henry “Bill” Warner forged an Army-brothers bond they knew was profound and lasting. A world and nearly a half a century away from the war zone where they’d counted on each other, Middaugh put himself on the line for Warner this...

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