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FILE - In this April 3, 2006 file photo, former Liberian President Charles Taylor makes his first appearance at the Special Court in Freetown, Sierra Leone. ... Blues musician B.B. King played to a packed auditorium of residents and press at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Norfolk, Mass., April ...
PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) – Students from Pathfinder Regional Technical High School competed Saturday afternoon for a chance to represent Massachusetts at the National Automotive Technology Competition later this year. Ben Lamica and Tom Johnson, both of Palmer, represented Pathfinder Regional ...

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – It's been an inconsistent winter, so far this season. The first day of winter was December 21 and since then, it seems like we've had a little bit of everything. Since winter began, western Massachusetts has gotten 20 inches of snow. We also broke four record low temperatures ...
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Massachusetts State Police Dog tracked down a man who allegedly ran away after crashing his car in Holyoke on January 15. According to state police media relations, police dog Brutus allegedly found the driver about 150 yards from the crash site, laying partially ...
People in nearly 30 communities across the state could be eligible to get priority review of applications for marijuana licenses. Several of those communities are in western Massachusetts. The law requires that the Commission create policies that encourage people from communities that have previously ...
The members devoted many hours poring through the voluminous Cuffe papers at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and local census and property ... Cuffe became involved with the ultimately failed British attempt to make Sierra Leone in Africa a destination for free blacks who had fled to ...

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two local Dunkin' Donuts' handed out free coffee to their first 500 guests as part of their “Brewing Joy” program. Dunkin' Donuts also donated $1,000 to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which received an additional $5,000 grant from the company's Joy in Childhood ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man is dead after he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries following a house fire in Springfield Tuesday afternoon. Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News they were called to a fire at 88 Melrose Street at 1:25 p.m. A 69-year-old man ...
In becoming more wolflike, the coyotes might become more effective predators, scientists said. And the genetic changes bode well for their ability to keep thriving in highly populated areas, including New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, as well as the deer-rich woods of Maine and upstate New ...
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WTNH) – A Leominster, Massachusetts man is behind bars after attacking a school bus with a pipe and a machete. Students were on the bus at the time, watching in fear. Jennifer Price's son says that he is still afraid to get back on the bus, even though their neighbor, Ricardo Morales, ...
"He was already well-known in Quaker circles" as a successful businessman and abolitionist who was supporting the proposed colonization of Sierra Leone in East Africa with freed blacks from the United States, Julye noted. He later transported a boatload of colonists to that country, along with ...
Paul Cuffe, a Southeastern Massachusetts African-American man who is, or at least should be, a towering figure in this nation's history and even world ... Cuffe was deeply engaged in another venture: after freed African-Americans colonized Sierra Leone in West Africa, Cuffe made two trips seeking ...
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Seven-year-old Ali Mansaray must build a new life for himself after surviving the mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 500 people, including his parents, in Sierra Leone last week. Now he is being looked after by his grandmother, who was spared because she was sleeping ...
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing.
A new web series, Fashpack: Freetown, commissioned by ABC Arts, delves into a fashion scene that is rarely acknowledged: Sierra Leone's capital city, .... Australia exported $US68.7 million ($91.3 million) worth of used clothing to developing countries in 2013 according to the Massachusetts Institute ...
Rashida Kamara cannot recall a time when she didn't want to be a doctor, even though in her home country of Sierra Leone only a couple dozen doctors are female ... Over the next five months, cases mounted in Freetown, the seaside capital where Kamara worked around the clock in Ebola treatment units.

THE HAGUE -- Charles G. Taylor, the former president of Liberia and once a powerful warlord, was convicted by an international tribunal on Thursday of arming, supporting and guiding a brutal rebel movement that committed mass atrocities in Sierra Leone during its civil war in the 1990s. He is the ... War Crimes
The members devoted many hours poring through the voluminous Cuffe papers at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and local census and property ... Cuffe became involved with the ultimately failed British attempt to make Sierra Leone in Africa a destination for free blacks who had fled to Nova ... War Crimes
Paul Cuffe, a Southeastern Massachusetts African-American man who is, or at least should be, a towering figure in this nation's history and even world ... Cuffe was deeply engaged in another venture: after freed African-Americans colonized Sierra Leone in West Africa, Cuffe made two trips seeking to ... War Crimes
Volunteers handle a coffin during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. ... Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital ... War Crimes
Aug. 19 (UPI) — At least 461 people are now confirmed dead in a mudslide this week in Sierra Leone, with the number of the dead expected to rise. President Ernest Bai Koroma attended a mass burial for the victims, about a third of which were children, at a cemetery outside Freetown as the Red Cross ... War Crimes
Freetown/Dakar: Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and the search continues for more, the mayor said ... A mass burial will free up space for more bodies in the central morgue, which is overloaded, a Reuters witness said. War Crimes
The Obama administration ended temporary protected status, or TPS, for three other countries — Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — effective May 21 of this ... Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey wrote to Kelly on April 18, urging him to extend TPS for Haiti, according to a copy of the letter posted on the ... War Crimes
I was a week into a reporting trip in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and that morning, I had woken up with a pounding headache, aching joints, and chills in 96-degree mugginess. That week, I had walked through several Ebola treatment units, two with suspected active cases, and touched dozens of potential ... War Crimes
Where will that Zara blazer you bought for winter be in three years? Your closet? On a rack in a St Vinnies shop? Or perhaps will it be being worn by a Sierra Leonean, having been picked up from the markets, tailored into a vest, and matched with a multicoloured Africana print. The regions we consider ... War Crimes
Dr. Rashida Kamara treated nearly 400 Ebola patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone. “It's an unfortunate situation,” Kamara says. “But it's happening now, and it will continue to happen until we have many doctors who can sit around the table and say, okay, this is what should be done, this is what we need.”. War Crimes
Some disasters are more transparent than others. As we departed JFK airport on our way to Brussels and ultimately Freetown, Sierra Leone, we flew right over the Rockaways and Broad Channel, NY. Photojournalist Cameron Hickey was sitting right beside me. The two of us had spent a lot of time there in ... War Crimes
It's an attempt to put some order and human dignity on the ravages of a disease that has caused up to 85 deaths a day in Sierra Leone alone. Safe burial is a key element of the fight ... Concern now manages 10 burial teams and two cemeteries in the capital, Freetown. To date, fortunately, none of those in ... War Crimes
Paul Cuffe, a Southeastern Massachusetts African-American man who is ... after freed African-Americans colonized Sierra Leone in West Africa, ... War Crimes
... and petitioned to get voting rights for free Africans in Massachusetts. ... helped former slaves emigrate and colonize Sierra Leone and other ... War Crimes
Volunteers handle a coffin during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone ... War Crimes
Aug. 19 (UPI) — At least 461 people are now confirmed dead in a mudslide this week in Sierra Leone, with the number of the dead expected to ... War Crimes
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide ... President Ernest Bai Koroma attended a mass burial on Thursday ... War Crimes
President Ernest Bai Koroma attended a mass burial on Thursday organised by the government at a cemetery outside Freetown where many ... War Crimes
Search and rescue team members and soldiers work near a mudslide site and a damaged building near Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday. War Crimes
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Hawa Stevens spoke through tears of the 28 ... Mortuary officials said mass burials would begin Thursday. War Crimes
Abubakarr Bah, a colonel with the Sierra Leone army leading the ... The capital, Freetown, received more than double the amount of rain which ... War Crimes
Sierra Leone (MNN) — Disaster struck the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone when torrential rains caused sudden landslides and flooding early ... War Crimes
More than 300 people are thought to be dead after a hillside collapsed in Freetown, the capital of the west African nation of Sierra Leone, ... War Crimes
The PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan talks to Catholic Relief Service's Idalia Amaya about the area's destruction and aid needs. War Crimes
Rescuers have recovered 400 bodies from a mudslide that wiped out entire communities outside Freetown in Sierra Leone Monday, with the ... War Crimes
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, ... War Crimes
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies ... War Crimes
Mudslides and torrential flooding have killed more than 300 people in and around Sierra Leone's capital Freetown following heavy rains, with ... War Crimes
Amputees of Sierra Leone's civil war play football in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in this 2006 file photo. Catholic bishops there called on citizens to ... War Crimes
Samuel is a 27-year-old man who was born in Sierra Leone. His family fled the country in 1999 because of a violent civil war in the country. War Crimes
An eye team led by Dr Paul Steptoe, compared eye examinations of PES sufferers in Sierra Leone and the control population. A total of 82 ... War Crimes
FREETOWN, Mass. (WPRI) — After a massive house party shut down a neighborhood in Freetown this weekend, police said the owners of the ... War Crimes
Sierra Leone: What It's Like to Have an Ebola Scare ... I was a week into a reporting trip in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and that morning, I had woken up with .... “Go ahead on through, ma'am! ... 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW War Crimes


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