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Vermont police investigating theft of legal pot plants | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
The Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of four legal marijuana plants that were stolen from behind a fence where they were being grown in the town of East Charleston
Worcester wins PawSox with new stadium complex | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
Subtitle: City goes deep to woo PawSox with stadium complex, transform area with retail, residentialThe Woo Sox are coming to New England’s second largest city in an economic grand slam that will include a 10,000-seat stadium, new apartments, two hotels, retail space and easy access to th...
Newton parents suing for clash omission from meeting minutes | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
A group of parents is suing the Newton School Committee for allegedly violating the state’s Open Meeting Law after comments about anti-Semitic lessons were reportedly omitted from meeting ­records.“This is whitewashing going on. ... It is not only anti-Jewish curriculum, it is anti-W...
Four people rescued from porch as heavy fire moved upward | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
Firefighters rescued four people from an early morning fire in Brockton that sent four laddermen to the hospital.Brockton fire deputy Jerry Kenney said the two-alarm fire began about 6 a.m. yesterday.“When they got there they had a heavy fire,” Kenney said. “There were four people ...
Pamela Smart: ‘I’m being held ... for a crime I didn’t commit’ | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
Subtitle: In three-part documentary, Smart makes plea for releasePrison has not been kind to Pamela Smart, who is once again pleading in a new true-crime documentary to be let out of jail so she can enjoy her golden years on the outside.Smart was sent to prison in 1991 for life in the sensation...
Another trooper pleads guilty in overtime probe | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
Subtitle: Latest caught in scandalA sixth Massachusetts state trooper has been slapped with a federal embezzlement charge for making off with more than $11,000 from overtime traffic shifts he did not work, prosecutors said.Trooper Kevin Sweeney — a 40-year-old from Braintree who last year...
‘Baby Doe’ mom Rachelle Bond said to fail drug test in latest probation violation | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
Subtitle: Would be 2nd probation violation of yearRachelle Bond, the mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond, has allegedly violated probation for the second time this year, officials said yesterday.She tested positive in a recent drug screening, but the type of drug was not disclosed, a Proba...
Cape cops take to social media to warn public of shark sightings | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
Four separate shark sightings days after a man was bitten in the waters off Longnook Beach in Truro had some law enforcement officials taking to social media to alert beachgoers of the latest spottings.“ALERT USE CAUTION. There has been a Great White Shark sighting off Barnstable Harbor,&rdquo...
Free speech rally breaks up around City Hall | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
A “free speech rally” held in front of  City Hall drew a crowd of counter protesters and police today.The event was organized by Boston Free Speech, a self-described activist group. According to their Twitter page, the demonstration was held to “protest far-left violence.&rdqu...
New Hampshire woman who survived bear attack has 'no hard feelings' | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
A 71-year-old New Hampshire woman who was mauled by a black bear inside her home is still recovering from her injuries, but says she has no hard feelings toward the bear
Vermont police seek witness who saw man shoot himself | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
Vermont State Police are searching for a man who may have witnessed an incident in which another man shot himself in the neck in Westminster Two state police troopers were present and witnessed the incident when the 20-year-old man shot himself
Boarding school: 7 former staffers sexually abused students | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
An elite Connecticut boarding school is apologizing after an independent investigation found seven former faculty members sexually abused students primarily during the 1970s and 1980s
Shots fired after teen goes into wrong home seeking party | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
A New Hampshire police department is investigating an early morning shooting that occurred after a teenager went into an unlocked home thinking there was a party there
Cape Cod beach where man bit by shark closed to swimming indefinitely | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
The Cape Cod beach where a New York man was bitten by a shark has been indefinitely closed to swimming after more sharks were spotted in its waters.
Coast Guard: Rhode Island woman rescued after falling overboard | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
A Rhode Island woman has been rescued after apparently falling off a sailboat and being stranded for hours on an island in Narragansett Bay.
Former Mass. state rep gets more prison time for hiding finances | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
A former Massachusetts state representative who is in prison for embezzlement has been sentenced to an extra five months for hiding his finances from court officials
Mother in 'Baby Doe' case accused of violating probation | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up in Boston Harbor will face a probation hearing over alleged drug use
Mass. man sentenced to 4 years in prison for robbing young girl | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
A Massachusetts man charged with robbing an 11-year-old girl who was tending the cash register at a fish market has pleaded guilty
Mass. dessert company awarded $720,000 in fight over ice cream | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
A dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the recipe has been awarded $720,000
Massachusetts politicians look ahead to primary contests | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
Their formal session wrapped up, Beacon Hill lawmakers can look forward to spending more time talking to constituents and preparing for the fall elections _ starting with the Sept. 4 primary
Police arrest Mass. mom accused of leaving child alone at casino | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
Police arrest a Massachusetts woman who they say left her 3-month-old daughter alone in a running car for more than an hour outside a Rhode Island casino
Torrential rain produces massive flooding across Massachusetts | WCVB
WCVB | August 18, 2018
Widespread flooding was reported across Massachusetts Tuesday as severe storms drenched the area.Incredible images out of Worcester showed massive flooding on roads caused by the storms. Residents were seen pushing cars trapped by flash foods and doing everything to escape before the water got any h...
6th Mass. trooper charged in overtime probe, will plead guilty | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
Court documents released Friday show 40-year-old Kevin Sweeney has agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds and wire fraud.
Massachusetts man dies after tractor-trailer veers off road | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
Police say the driver of a tractor trailer was killed after veering off the road in Kingston
Inventor who played key role in lobster industry dies | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 18, 2018
The Massachusetts inventor of wire mesh used in most U.S. lobster traps has died
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
Alewife T riders can expect the station's parking garage to be closed down again for another weekend following its complete closure on August 10.MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the station was ordered closed tonight to allow for a follow-up assessment."Following a week of enhanced monitori...
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
A 27-year-old Fitchburg man has been arrested by local and state police after he allegedly dragged a state trooper with his vehicle following a traffic stop in Webster yesterday afternoon.State police spokesman David Procopio said troopers and Fitchburg police recovered a green SUV hours after the i...
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
TRURO, Mass. — The Cape Cod beach where a New York man was bitten by a shark has been indefinitely closed to swimming after more sharks were spotted in its waters.The town of Truro said in a brief statement Friday night that Long Nook Beach will be closed until further notice.The beach near the t...
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
KINGSTON, Mass. — Police say the driver of a tractor trailer was killed after veering off the road in Kingston.Massachusetts State Police say they responded to the crash along the eastbound lanes of Route 44 shortly after 6 a.m. Friday.The driver was taken to Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth, ...
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
BOSTON — A conservative rally against "far-left violence" has been met by hundreds more counterprotestors in Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters.The event organized by Boston Free Speech drew a few dozen supporters to City Hall Plaza waving Amer...
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
LENOX, Mass. — A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere."Highwood's Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra" will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra...
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
HARTFORD, Conn. — Bicyclists can now catch a ride on the commuter rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts.The Connecticut Department of Transportation has begun allowing bikes on board the CTrail Hartford Line trains. The new move comes in response to customer requ...
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
BOSTON — A conservative rally against "far-left violence" is being organized in downtown Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters.Boston Free Speech, the group organizing the event, says on its Facebook page that its rally is scheduled for noon at Ci...
Boston Herald | August 18, 2018
TAUNTON, Mass. — A campground in a state park that's been closed for a decade is finally reopening to the public.The Department of Conservation and Recreation says the campground in Massasoit State Park in Taunton will reopen Friday. The public is invited to gather around a community campf...
Here's a look at Friday's big PawSox news | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 17, 2018
The team said it will continue to play at the 77-year-old McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket for the next two years.
Rachelle Bond, mom of 'Baby Doe,' violates probation again | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
Rachelle Bond, mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond, has violated probation for the second time this year, officials said today.She tested positive in a recent drug screening, the type of drug was not disclosed, a Probation Department spokeswoman said. She also violated probation in May when she...
Rachelle Bond, mom of 'Baby Doe,' may have violated probation again | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
Rachelle Bond, mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond, may have violated probation for the second time this year, officials said today.She tested positive in a recent drug screening, the type of drug was not disclosed, a Probation Department spokeswoman said. She also violated probation in May whe...
Boston proposes $10M plan to help house homeless | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
Boston is aiming to build over 200 more small-sized units of permanent supportive housing for the long-term homeless as the city struggles with rising housing costs and works to end chronic homelessness in the city.“What we have really determined is that we need additional housing resources,&r...
Man in fatal crash charged with OUI | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
A motorcyclist is dead after a collision with a 29-year-old Whitman man police say was driving under the influence with a child in his car.Police said the suspect, Anthony Hathaway, will appear today in Brockton District Court where he will be charged with a motor vehicle homicide while operating un...
Tsarnaev pal moving to California for college, job prospects | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
Discouraged by repeated rejections in his pursuit of work, a Cambridge man convicted of trying to throw investigators off the trail of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is moving to southern California to restart his life.Robel Kidane Phillipos’ past will be right behind him.U.S. Distri...
Barnstable police warn of great white shark in the harbor | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
Subtitle: Swimmers told to beware and alert police to any dangerThe sharks are active this week on Cape Cod, with Barnstable police today warning of a great white in the harbor.This morning police put out a warning on Twitter and Facebook saying: "There has been a Great White Shark sightin...
Severe thunderstorms, tornado out west possible for today | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
Keep your eyes to the sky beginning this afternoon as severe thunderstorms and a possible "isolated" tornado is being forecast for the state.The "low risk of an isolated tornado," as the National Weather Service is saying, would be for the western part of the state. But Greater B...
N.Y. doctor identified as shark attack victim | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
Subtitle: Two more sightings reported in area where man was bittenTRURO — Dr. William Winzer Lytton, the tourist attacked by a shark off Long Nook Beach Wednesday, is a licensed neurologist and professor in New York who’s listed in serious condition at Tufts Medical Center.Lytton, 6...
Threat of storms looms for evening commute; humidity on the rise | WCVB
WCVB | August 17, 2018
Breaks of sun could give way to severe weather across the region Tuesday. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for northwestern Worcester County, east central Hampshire County and eastern Franklin County until 1:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service, but was cancelled due to the storm weakenin...
O’Malley: Time runs short to mend church reputation | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
Cardinal Sean O’Malley says the Catholic Church is failing to hold accountable those in its upper ranks who enabled child sex abuse for decades and fears the troubled institution has little time left to repair its badly damaged reputation.O’Malley has asked priests to read his statement ...
Meteorologist Bri Eggers is leaving 7 News, heading ‘Idahome’ | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 17, 2018
“I will not be returning to 7 News after maternity leave,” she announced in a Facebook video.
Watch: State troopers spot shark off Provincetown beach, urge swimmers out of water | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 17, 2018
The officers caught sight of the ocean predator from the air above Race Point Beach.
Serial bank robber gets nearly 5 years in prison | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | August 17, 2018
BOSTON — A man who robbed 10 banks in the Boston area between July 2017 and October 2017 has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Paul Landrum, dubbed the "Route 128 Bandit" after the highway that rings Boston, was also sentenced Thursday ...
Blue Bikes are expanding to Mattapan, Roslindale, and southern Dorchester | Boston.com
Boston.com | August 17, 2018
Over 80 new bike-share stations will pop up through spring 2019, according to city officials.
Severe storms, torrential rain likely across many parts of Mass. | WCVB
WCVB | August 17, 2018
Meteorologists are monitoring the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon into the evening hours.The greatest threats will come from strong winds and torrential rain that could lead to flash flooding in areas that experience the strongest storms. Showers and thunderstorms will...