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Numbers Drawn For $317-Million Powerball Jackpot

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Powerball numbers were drawn on Saturday night for a $317-million jackpot. Ticket sales were brisk on Saturday as people made their bid for the eighth largest jackpot in Powerball history, CBS 2 reported. The winning numbers were 1, 17, 25, 37, 44, and Powerball 20. You May Also Be Interested In These…

‘Hempfest’ Held On Boston Common

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BOSTON (CBS) – The city’s annual “Freedom Rally,” also know as Hempfest, was at the Boston Common on Saturday, beginning at noon and running until about 8 p.m. The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition, the state chapter of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), hosted the event. The group hopes the event raises…

Police: Two Killed When Motorcycle Collides With SUV In Queens

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say two people on a motorcycle were killed when they collided with an SUV that was making a U-turn in Queens. It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 20 Avenue and 24th Street. Police say the 32-year-old male driver of the motorcycle and his female passenger…

Starting a new tradition

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The Bhutanese Community have harvested their first crop of rice and hope to expand the tradition in Vermont. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

World’s Oldest Man Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez Dead At 112

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Guinness World Records says the former musician and coal miner certified as the world’s oldest man has died. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez was 112. Guinness consultant Robert Young says Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, N.Y. Nicknamed “Shorty,” Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died in…

Owens Favors Plan for Syria

North Country Congressman Bill Owens says the plan announced by the US and Russia on Saturday is the best possible option. …read more Source: CBS Watertown – WWNY     

Shots Fired Near Port Authority, Two Hospitalized With Graze Wounds

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) –Intersections around Midtown were blocked off on Saturday night following a shooting that sent two people to the hospital. A large investigation had the normally busy area around the Port Authority Bus Terminal shutdown, CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported. Police officers were apparently trying to corral an emotionally disturbed man who was moving…

Pink Mass Celebrated At St. Michael’s Cathedral In Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (CBS/AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has celebrated its third annual Pink Mass for people fighting cancer and those who died of complications from the illness. Springfield Bishop Timothy McDonnell celebrated the Pink Mass on Saturday afternoon at St. Michael’s Cathedral in the western Massachusetts city. The Mass was to be…

Mets Top Florida 3-1, Split Doubleheader

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Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in seven innings for his first major league win in more than a year, and the New York Mets got back-to-back homers from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split. …read more Source: CBS local New York     

Shaheen, Shea-Porter Praise U.S.-Russian Deal On Syrian Chemical Weapons

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CONCORD, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Two members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation say they are encouraged over diplomatic efforts by the United States and Russia that have resulted in an agreement to find and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have cut a deal on Syria’s…

Cops: Man Threatened, Robbed Woman At Brooklyn F Train Stop

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a robbery that took place at an F Train stop in the Mapleton Section of Brooklyn last week. A 62-year-old woman told police that she was walking past a suspect who was sitting on a bench…

Lawrence Woman Accused Of Shoplifting Mall Merchandise Valued at $100K

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SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police have arrested a woman who they believe may have shoplifted more than $100,000 of merchandise from malls in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Twenty-seven-year-old Jennifer Santos of Lawrence, Mass., has been charged in a series of shoplifting crimes at Northshore Mall in Peabody, Mass. Authorities have said the thefts were likely…