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    07/29/2014 12:48 PM EDT - HOLYOKE (AP) -- Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination but a Holyoke couple wants to make them part of their names.   Full Story
     
    Revere cleans up after tornado
    07/29/2014 08:42 AM EDT - REVERE (AP) -- The cleanup is continuing in Revere after an EF-2 tornado packing winds of up to 120 mph hit the city just north of Boston. Full Story

    07/29/2014 06:32 AM EDT - BOSTON (AP) -- Divers have freed a whale watch boat that got stuck off the coast of Massachusetts, and the vessel could soon be headed back to shore after its 157 passengers spent a long night at sea.   Full Story
     
    Patrick to sign $1B convention center upgrade bill
    07/29/2014 06:27 AM EDT - BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is set to sign a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Full Story

    07/29/2014 05:43 AM EDT - MASHPEE (AP) -- The federal Department of the Interior is holding a hearing in Massachusetts on its plan to make it easier for American Indian tribes to gain federal recognition.   Full Story
     
     
    07/29/2014 10:13 AM EDT - By Matt Murphy and Michael Norton STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Emotions continue to run high over Gov.   Full Story
     
    Multiple interests at stake in Mass. title-clearing bill talks
    07/29/2014 10:08 AM EDT - By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Improper foreclosures have jammed up homeowners who purchased the properties from banks leading to a late-session push for legislation that opponents claim would unfairly bar those who lost Full Story

    07/29/2014 06:35 AM EDT - BILLERICA -- Billerica will have to wait another two weeks before selectmen decide which law firm will represent the town.   Full Story
     
    Shirley selectmen pick new police chief
    07/29/2014 06:35 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night voted unanimously for Thomas Goulden II of Nashua, N.H., over two other finalists for police chief. Full Story

    07/29/2014 12:05 PM EDT - BURLINGTON -- State police and investigators from the Middlesex District Attorney's Office are hoping to speak to anyone who has information on a dark truck that was pulling a trailer in the area of Interstate 95 and Winn Street in Burlington on   Full Story
     
     
    Graphic by Derek Carson
    07/29/2014 09:55 AM EDT - BENNINGTON -- In the 2014 edition of a data book that ranks U.S. states on child well-being, Vermont ranked second overall, with quality education acting as a driving force. The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book, which was released last week, uses 16 indicators across four domains (economic well-being, education, health, and family and community) to rank the states.   Full Story
     
    Southshire Challenge seeks businesses, schools to participate
    07/29/2014 10:08 AM EDT - BENNINGTON -- With last year's very successful Southshire Challenge in the rear window, the program's steering committee is looking for schools and businesses to participate in the 2014-2015 edition of the program. Unlike last year, where area businesses challenged classes to projects ranging from designing a youth learning space for the Town of Bennington to writing and Full Story

    07/28/2014 10:44 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A judge has dismissed an embezzlement charged filed last year against the former chief of the Bennington Rural Fire Department. Judge Nancy Corsones dismissed the felony against Joseph T. Hayes, 45, of North Bennington on July 8 after Hayes' attorney, William D. Wright, filed a motion requesting the dismissal.   Full Story
     
    Police News in Brief
    07/29/2014 09:37 AM EDT - Perjury, resisting arrest SHAFTSBURY -- On July 22, at 8:40 a.m., Vermont state police went to Lake Drive in Shaftsbury to follow up on an active criminal investigation. The subject of the investigation was Trever Coon, 19, of Shaftsbury, who was being charged with perjury for alledgedly lying to a Bennington County Traffic Court judge on June 27. Full Story

    07/27/2014 10:13 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Starting this fall, Southern Vermont College will offer a Radiologic Sciences Certificate Program in Computed Tomography. The one-year, 16-credit online post-graduate program is intended for registered radiologic technologists who "want to advance their careers into the area of CT," according to a release from the college.   Full Story
     
     
    07/29/2014 06:17 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO -- Amy Wilson used to visit the house at what is now 53 Harris Avenue when she was a little girl.   Full Story
     
    Man pleads not guilty in sword attack
    07/28/2014 09:47 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO -- An incident involving a sword left two men bloody Sunday night in Brattleboro, but only one of those men is facing criminal charges at this point. Full Story

    07/29/2014 12:32 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO -- The target date for the last day of operations for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has been set at Dec. 29, according to Mike McKenney, the power plant's emergency preparedness manager.   Full Story
     
    Two local women create 'Audio Chef' app for personal digital devices
    07/29/2014 06:57 AM EDT - BELLOWS FALLS -- A simple miscommunication between Alexis Mullen and her mother more than a year ago has blossomed into a software program that has been downloaded 500 times in the past two-and-a-half weeks. Full Story

    07/28/2014 09:50 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO - A panel of state Supreme Court justices has upheld the sex-crime convictions of two local men who were sentenced last year to maximum terms of life in prison.   Full Story
     
     
    Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Full Story
    New Mexico city attempts to woo 'The Bachelor'

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is trying to land the "The Bachelor," and it may shell out some money for the mission. Full Story
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    Beyonce house hunting without Jay Z?

    Singer’s solo visit to New York apartment fuels rumors of power couple’s impending split.