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Singer Stevie B in Mass. court over child support

- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (AP) - A Massachusetts judge has given singer Stevie B more time to dispute $400,000 in child support the state says he owes.

The singer, whose full name is Steven Bernard Hill, is best known for the 1990 hit "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)." He was arrested Sept. 30 after performing at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

Hill appeared in court Friday. His attorney, Justin Nadeau, says they have until Jan. 17 to seek documents from the state. The hearing is continued until Feb. 23.

Hill told The Associated Press afterward it's "a very positive victory."

He disputes the amount that an Agawam (AG'-ah-wahm) woman claims he owes in support of their two daughters. He said earlier he's always been "a loyal, loving father." Hill lives in Las Vegas.

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