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in Weird

Sheriff’s office asks drug dealers to rat out their rivals

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says the post is funny, but the sheriff's department is not joking around.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 5

A look back on the headlines that made Hollywood history.

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in Entertainment

‘Empire’ creators face lawsuit over Cookie

Sophia Eggleston, of Detroit, Michigan has filed a $300 million lawsuit claiming the show's central character Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, is so similar to her that creator Lee Daniels must have used her as his muse.

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in Entertainment

Robert Downey, Jr. is laughing all the way to the bank

The "Iron Man" star is once again Hollywood's highest paid man.

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in National, World

Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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in Local

Rosenberg Pushes Back On Pipeline Critics

Senator Stan Rosenberg says he has been working behind the scenes on the pipeline from the beginning

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in Local

Greenfield Traffic Stop Yields New Brand Of Street Heroin

A stop for a broken tail light near the I-91 rotary revealed a quantity of heroin labeled "Dunkin Donuts"

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in Lifestyle

Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.

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in Local

Springfield Teen Found Safe In Northampton

A man who recognized her from a missing person's poster saw Spruell entering a Northampton home late last week and called her mother

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in Local

Fire Burns at Northfield Asphalt Plant

Firefighters battled a fire at the Lane Construction Company in Northfield Monday night

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in Local

Holyoke Man Arraigned On Federal Child Porn Charges

Edward Dupont was arraigned Monday on one count of possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of children

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in Entertainment

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen

Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.

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in Sports

After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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in Sports

WATCH: WWE salutes the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

One of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the WWE died last week at the age of 61.

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in National

More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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in Sports

Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

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in Sports

Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

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in Entertainment

Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing

"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.

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in Music, Entertainment

Gwen and Gavin are calling it quits

Is "The Voice" ruining marriages?

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in National

Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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in Music

This week’s top alternative tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

in Viral Videos

This is one way to get a tan

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It's summer and the beaches are packed - so this guy got some private sunbathing time while sky high.

in Music

Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

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Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

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From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

in Music

Paul McCartney drawings among Beatles auction

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The sketches, which are expected to fetch more than $16,000, feature line portraits of three figures who look like members of the band, and were found in an attic by the seller.