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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Couples float across the hardwood floor - practicing the rise and fall of a classic waltz, or the fancy footwork of the Latin-flavored cha-cha - circling the single disco ball to the beat of a live band.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - G.I. Joe, a military action figure aimed at American boys, was born in the mid-1960s, just as the Vietnam War was beginning to gain momentum.
BOSTON (AP) - A man charged with sexually abusing 13 children through his wife's unlicensed child care business died at a hospital Friday night after an apparent suicide attempt in jail several hours earlier, his lawyer said.
BOSTON (AP) - Jared Sullinger was at a loss to explain how his Boston Celtics could win while committing a season-high 28 turnovers.
J.Johnson 9-21 2-3 21, Pierce 4-11 2-2 10, Plumlee 4-5 2-3 10, Williams 7-15 4-4 20, Livingston 0-6 3-4 3, Blatche 3-7 4-5 11, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Kirilenko 1-3 1-1 3, Teletovic 0-2 2-2 2, Thornton 1-9 2-2 4. Totals 29-80 22-26 84.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Harvard became the first team to reach the NCAA tournament, and the Crimson did it on rival Yale's court.
Moundou-Missi 6-8 4-5 16, Saunders 4-6 1-8 9, Casey 3-5 0-2 6, Rivard 2-6 0-0 6, Chambers 5-9 5-9 17, Curry 4-8 4-7 14, Travis 1-1 0-1 2, Cummins 0-0 0-0 0, Okolie 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-44 14-32 70.
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) - State police say a man walking along U.S. Route 1 in Saugus has been struck and killed by a vehicle.
SIMPSON, Pa. (AP) - An optical firm has announced plans to close a northeastern Pennsylvania plant this fall, laying off all 145 workers.
TENANTS HARBOR, Maine (AP) - A prosecutor in Maine is defending his decision not to bring charges against the driver of a car that went out of a control and killed a 9-year-old Massachusetts boy last summer.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal court has ordered a Peabody cleaning contractor to pay $1 million in back pay and damages to its workers for violating federal wage laws.
BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say two young women suffered minor injuries when a metal pole holding up protective netting behind one of the goals at the TD Garden fell and struck them after a Boston Bruins game.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend hours after she celebrated her 25th birthday.
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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Hampshire College is building a new center that will help teach students the importance of eating locally grown food.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to join Congressman Richard Neal and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to discuss heroin and prescription drug abuse in western Massachusetts.
Deerfield Police Department, Massachusetts: On Thursday March 6, 2014 just before 4 PM Sgt Krusiewski and officer Puchalski overheard a request for assistance by a State Trooper on 91 in Deerfield, the Trooper was reporting a suspect fled from a traffic stop. Sgt Krusiewski and officer Puchalski responded to the area of the Deerfield, Whately town line and it was reported the suspect ran through the park and ride towards Tri-Town Beach. Officer Puchalski set up with binoculars on the bridge over the rail road tracks and observed the suspect enter the rail road tracks south of his location. Officer Puchalski was able to inform additional responding officers of the subject whereabouts. Sgt Krusiewski teamed up with Trooper Hebert and his K-9 partner and began searching for the suspect. Additional Troopers and local officers were responding to the area including officer assigned to the Northwestern District Attorneys anti-crime task force. Members of that unit intercepted the suspect in a field off Long Plain Road in Whately. The suspect was placed under arrest ten bundles (100 bags) of heroin were discovered in his possession. A great team effort and kudos to the Massachusetts State Police who have stepped up the interception of Heroin Traffickers on Rt 91 over the past several months.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Antoine Mason poured in 38 points, helping No. 11 seed hold on to upset sixth-seeded Marist 78-76 in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston's Berklee College of Music has presented an honorary doctor of music degree to singer, songwriter and activist Harry Belafonte.