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Water Balloon Slingshots Top List of Unsafe Summer Toys

Water Balloon Slingshots Top List of Unsafe Summer Toys

A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys. Those playthings top a list of 10 questionable toys issued Thursday by...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 04:19 AM EDT

Jurors Begin 3rd Day of Deliberations in Salemme Trial

Jurors Begin 3rd Day of Deliberations in Salemme Trial

Jurors are heading back to federal court for a third day of deliberations in the case against a former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner more than two decades ago.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 09:09 PM EDT

Lawmakers Approve Family Leave, Sales Tax, $15 Minimum Wage

Lawmakers Approve Family Leave, Sales Tax, $15 Minimum Wage

Massachusetts lawmakers swiftly approved a compromise bill Wednesday that could keep proposals on paid leave, the minimum wage and a reduction in the sales tax from going before voters on the November ballot.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 07:22 PM EDT

Man Facing OUI Charge After Car Dealership Commotion

Man Facing OUI Charge After Car Dealership Commotion

A trip to a Rte. 9 dealership, where a Framingham man had recently purchased his car, landed him in handcuffs after police say he was behind the wheel drunk.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 09:20 PM EDT

Motorcyclist Involved in Chelmsford Crash Dies From Injuries

Motorcyclist Involved in Chelmsford Crash Dies From Injuries

A motorcyclist involved in a Massachusetts car crash has died.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:36 PM EDT

Bridgewater Woman Attacked While Running Speaks Out

Bridgewater Woman Attacked While Running Speaks Out

A Bridgewater, Massachusetts woman is speaking out just a few days after she fought off the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her and tried to abduct her.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:35 PM EDT

Classroom on Wheels? Driver Cited for Overloaded Truck

Classroom on Wheels? Driver Cited for Overloaded Truck

State police shared several photos on Facebook Wednesday of a pickup truck they pulled over on Interstate 91 for exceeding the limit for what you can safely carry in a vehicle.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 07:31 PM EDT

Coast Guard: 'Billions' Wasted in Unmanned Kayak Reports

Coast Guard: 'Billions' Wasted in Unmanned Kayak Reports

Kayak owners around New England are being asked by the U.S. Coast Guard to do their part in helping with unmanned kayak reports and preventing costly searches.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 06:03 PM EDT

Students Launch Weather Balloon for Science Experiment

Students Launch Weather Balloon for Science Experiment

For the second year in a row, students at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton launched a weather balloon loaded with scientific equipment high into the sky over Central Massachusetts.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:31 PM EDT

MBTA Employee Arrested for Stealing $80K in Bus Fare Money

MBTA Employee Arrested for Stealing $80K in Bus Fare Money

An MBTA employee has been charged with stealing more than $80,000 from the agency's fare collection boxes.