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    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police Log for Thursday, Sept. 18

    Thursday, Sept. 18 12:18 a.m.: A burglary is investigated on Williamsburg Terrace. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
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    Fans line up, eager to buy an iPhone 6 in the Berkshires

    LANESBOROUGH -- Well before Friday's special 8 a.m. opening at Best Buy, a handful of Apple fans queued up outside ready to get their hands, eyes and ears on the new iPhone 6. Full Story
    SPORTS
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    Dalton native Duquette makes most of second chance in baseball with Orioles

    Baltimore wins AL East in former Sox GM's third year as exec. VP
    Ten summers ago, Dan Duquette was helping rake the home plate area at Wahconah Park, helping prepare the field for a Pittsfield Dukes game. Full Story
    Pittsfield's teen birthrate drops
    PITTSFIELD -- Eleven fewer city women between the ages of 15 and 19 gave birth to children in 2012 than in 2011 -- 34 versus 45 -- which constitutes a 24 percent drop in the city’s teen birth rate. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    Religion in Brief

    Classes and worship services are Sundays unless otherwise noted. Please consult local church bulletins for prayer groups, Bible study groups, choir rehearsals, etc. Full Story
    (Koji Sasahara/AP)
    The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

    TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Full Story
    (Zacharie Scheurer/AP)
    Lady Gaga: 'It's a very happy time in my life'

    NEW YORK (AP) — After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up. Full Story