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The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston has released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games.

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A Pittsfield man convicted of raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room has been sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison.

Justin King also was sentenced Monday in Hampshire Superior Court to five years of probation with several conditions after he leaves prison.

The 21-year-old King was convicted last week.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that escaped murderer, David Sweat, has been shot and captured in northern New York.

New York State Police

New York's governor says a convicted killer who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison three weeks ago was armed when he was spotted and killed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the killing of Richard Matt came after a civilian complaint about a gunshot fired at a camping trailer in Malone.

A Catholic summer camp in New York's Adirondacks has canceled its first week as a manhunt for two escaped murderers continues.

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A second man has been convicted of raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room nearly three years ago.

A Hampshire Superior Court jury took less than a day to find 21-year-old Justin King, of Pittsfield, guilty Wednesday on three counts of forcible rape.

King was one of four men charged with raping the woman in October 2012 after they drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. The woman said she told the men not to visit her, but they were allowed into the dorm by another student. They were not students but knew the woman.

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Police in Massachusetts are investigating a break-in at Pittsfield's historic ballpark in which personal items belonging to players, as well as team souvenirs and frozen hamburger patties were stolen.

Police think the theft from Wahconah Park happened between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday.

The nearly 100-year-old park is currently home to the Pittsfield Suns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, a summer league for college players.

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Western Massachusetts economic development officials are hoping for Olympics venues if Boston becomes host for the 2024 games.

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Stewart International Airport in the Hudson Valley is getting $1.7 million for runway improvements.

NYS Police

The search for two convicted killers in New York shifted after possible sightings in the southern part of the state, 350 miles from the prison where the men escaped two weeks ago.

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