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Mass. A.G. Coakley submits signatures for governor run

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has enough signatures to make it on the September primary ballot for governor.

Coakley turned in more than 13,000 signatures on Wednesday – far more than the 10,000 required. She is the first candidate to submit signatures in a race hoping to succeed Democratic Governor Deval Patrick – who announced he won’t be running for a third term.

Coakley ran against Scott Brown for a U.S. Senate seat back in 2010, but lost.

In addition to the signatures, Democrats will also need support from at least 15 percent of delegates at the party convention in May.

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Fluffernutter may become Massachusetts' official sandwich

Fluffernutter may soon become the official sandwich of Massachusetts.

The fluffernutter is peanut butter and marshmallow fluff on bread.

Marshmallow fluff was invented in 1917 in Somerville, Massachusetts and is still manufactured in a small plant in Lynn, Massachusetts.

The bill still needs another vote of the House before going to the Senate.

Aldi to hosts job fair

Aldi Supermarket is looking to expand its Bennington, Vt. store and open a new one in Pittsfield, Mass.

There was a job fair at the Bennington store on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the company, health insurance and 401k are provided to employees who work more than 20 hours a week.

The starting hourly rate for shift managers is $16.50 an hour and it's $25 an hour for manager trainees.

Police: Man threatened girlfriend with samurai sword

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – A man is in jail after police say he strangled his girlfriend.

Authorities say Richard Ladouceur, 24, also threatened the woman with a samurai sword in their Dover Street home.

The victim reported what happened to police over the weekend.

Ladouceur is facing attempted murder and assault charges.

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Second trial to begin in Berkshires triple murder

The second trial is set to begin Tuesday in a 2011 triple homicide in the Berkshires.

David Chalue, 47, faces three counts of murder for the deaths of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.

A judge recently ruled that two jailhouse informants can testify in the trial.

The first trial convicted Adam Lee Hall in February. He is now serving three life sentences.

The third suspect, Caius Veiovis, is still awaiting trial.

Stamford native graduates Air National Guard training

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For immediate release:

     Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Levi D. Grant graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     Grant earned distinction as an honor graduate.

     He is the son of Lynn and Steven Grant of Stamford, Vt.

     The airman is a 2013 graduate of Drury High School, North Adams, Mass.

Pittsfield Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble takes place on Saturday

Get ready for some Egg-citment in Pittsfield this weekend.

The annual Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble takes place Saturday at the Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank Street.

The event is free and open to all Pittsfield kids. They must bring their own baskets.

Rumor has it the Easter bunny will make a special appearance.

Kids will be divided into different age groups seen here, courtesy of Pittsfield.

10:30 a.m. for 9 year olds

10:40 a.m. for 7 & 8 year olds

10:55 a.m. for 5 & 6 year olds

11:10 a.m. for 4 year olds

11:25 a.m. for 2 & 3 year olds