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Pakistan with UNC news. Authorities say a 23-year-old man has died after his car crashed into a Western Massachusetts river WMC Patrick Garrett reports .
Police say at about 11:30 PM Saturday. The car struck a guardrail a utility pole in the bridge railing before plunging about 30 feet down an embankment and ending up on its roof in the West Branch stream in Chesterfield . A firefighter went into the swiftly flowing icy river to pull the driver from his vehicle . The man was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton , where he was pronounced dead . Several hours later , his name has not been made public . No one else was in the vehicle , police say it appears the driver failed to negotiate a turn . But the crash remains under investigation . Patrick Garrett WMC news .
A Massachusetts law banning devices designed to make semi-automatic rifles mimic the firing action of fully automatic weapons goes into effect this week W AMC’s Jim Lewis reports.
Massachusetts State Police say starting Thursday , people will be prohibited from possessing bump stocks. The law passed in November also bans the possession of trigger cranks Massachusetts was the first state to ban bumped stocks since the October shooting in Las Vegas in which the shooter used the device to kill 58 people and injured hundreds more . State Police say the first part of the law , which outlawed the sale or transfer of ownership of the devices went into effect when the law was signed . Authorities say owners of bomb stocks or trigger cranks should surrender them to police by Thursday . Jim Lewis W AMC news .
Vermont officials are hosting a public hearing on the proposed 2019 state budget the Times Argus reports the state House and Senate Appropriations committees are hosting simultaneous hearings February 12th in Rutland Johnson St John’s , Murray said. Alden said were gusty another hearing is scheduled . The following day at the Montpelier Statehouse on Wall Street at the top of the hour . Dow down 1 to 26,005 Nasdaq down 34 at 7,075 . The weather forecast . Mostly cloudy today Heysel be in the ’30s cloudy tonight around 20 cloudy breezy colder tomorrow light snow showers . Highs around 30 at last report cloudy 19 and well as Denver fair and 41 in Greenwich , Connecticut . Partly cloudy . 28 degrees and Rams in New York . Sunny and 33 in Albany what WMC News with Brian Shields and midday magazine at noon .
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Is the world’s largest sea turtle no longer in danger I’m Randi Simon and this is Earth wise to look at a changing environment threat disappearance of many plants and animals around the world has many scientists saying we’re experience.
Sing a 6th mass extinction. The first since the dinosaurs were wiped out some 66 million years ago .
Despite all sorts of conservation efforts living things are struggling as a result of climate change , habitat loss and countless other natural and manmade pressures conservation success stories have been few and far between. But there are some exceptions , according to federal ocean managers it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world’s largest hurdle from the list of endangered animals officials with no have received a petition asking that the designation of the Northwest Atlantic Oceans leatherback sea turtles be changed from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act . The giant reptiles which can wait £2000 would remain protected under federal law . But in a more limited capacity . No officials are reviewing the petition , which was submitted by the Blue Water Fishermen’s Association and says there are substantial scientific and commercial information that the move might be warranted Noah has 8 months to make a decision about the status of the turtles and is collecting comments on the subject until February 5th whether Becks live in oceans all over the world . The large reptiles feed mostly on jellyfish this is left the turtles vulnerable to the copious amounts of swirling plastic in the ocean , which can kill them if ingested whether Becks had been listed as endangered by the United States since 1917 . The stability of the sea turtle population will likely be the deciding .
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I will this project North chair bookstore inserted Springs has partnered with yet how to bring this very cool project which is called Shadow presents Jonathan Sandler for and Russell Banks will discuss the new anthology it occurs to me that I am America while January marks the one year anniversary of the Trump inauguration this anthology features original short stories from 30 bestselling and award-winning author is grappling with the fundamental ideals of a free jousting compassionate democracy through fiction the anthology as a beautiful collection that looks to resonate with anyone concerned with the contest for the American soul anthology editor Jonathan settle over is with us. Good morning , Jonathan . A great pleasure to have you on the program .
Thank you. Cure good to be here .
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That nice. Thank you for that production , too .
Well , way to get even better because what of Russell Banks’s here to discuss the book and the work , and of course the event that happens on February first at North Trier books and yet o in Saratoga Springs. It is a great pleasure to welcome both Russell and Jonathan to the roundtable . Thank you very much for being here , sir .
Well , thank you , Joe. It’s good to be here .
All right , so Jonathan. How did this project come about .
Well , it came about sort of just days after the election. You know , sort of stinking what and one person do that one person being me and I I started thinking , well , I know a lot of writers . I know a lot of artists . Let me just see if I can free child to them and see if they want to be part of a project and that’s what I did and Simon & Schuster took it up . The ACLU join Don and I don’t know if you have the book in front of you , but I do really turn yet turned out to be quite a beautiful object you know that I I think it is and I hope there’s a hopeful objects as well , you know , I was lucky . Yeah , I’m sorry , go on .
See who you invite people and then they what you had in mind was what what what was a sort of of work that you had in mind what what advice so I.
Here I I asked people really I think originally I just ask people to think about various civil liberties or ideas about democracy things that they were you know had anxiety about it. We’re worried about and I I I told people to be sought or you know Russell for example has a beautiful piece really that I think deals worth X patriotism versus Sunnis being an immigrant . What that means it’s it’s looking back at a certain time right Russell .
Yeah. Know that’s true and also I think you know many of us , most of us who participated in this . We’re looking for a way to express our or are emotional and intellectual date after the election , which was one of being stunned into silence there was very little if one felt one could say or do . At that moment and and what you did was invite us to , to go ahead and do what we do best . Really . Which is to make art to tell stories and 2 and 2 make pictures Andy anthology really reflects that impulse in a way you channeled their channeled us in a way that that was extremely useful at that particular moment . A year ago .
Well , that’s great. It is future . This is why I asked people like Russell Banks because they’re when that they can put my words and they come sound so much better . I mean I really wanted people to write stories and .