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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 04:20 PM EDT

DeLeo: Sports Betting Legislation Unlikely in Mass. in 2018

DeLeo: Sports Betting Legislation Unlikely in Mass. in 2018

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo intends to take time before taking up a bill on sports betting, according to the State House News Service.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 07:46 PM EDT

YIKES! Gas Station's Fire Suppression System Discharges

YIKES! Gas Station's Fire Suppression System Discharges

Crews are cleaning up quite the mess after a Massachusetts gas station's fire suppression system accidentally discharged.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 02:48 PM EDT

Makeup Artist to Disguise Witnesses in Mafia Boss Trial

Makeup Artist to Disguise Witnesses in Mafia Boss Trial

Two government witnesses in the trial of former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme will be disguised by a "movie-industry" quality makeup artist to protect their identities.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 02:22 PM EDT

Police Seize More Than 30K Bags of Heroin in Massive Bust

Police Seize More Than 30K Bags of Heroin in Massive Bust

Four individuals suspected of heroin trafficking have been arrested in western Massachusetts; a fifth person is facing charges related to marijuana trafficking. The Hampden District attorney's office says...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 01:30 PM EDT

Harvard Economist Accused of Lewd Talk, Objectifying Women

Harvard Economist Accused of Lewd Talk, Objectifying Women

A well-known Harvard University economist has been accused of creating a "sexually hostile" work environment by talking about sex, making inappropriate comments and objectifying women in his research lab,...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 09:47 PM EDT

DA: Man Who Stabbed Waitress Heading Back to Mass.

DA: Man Who Stabbed Waitress Heading Back to Mass.

A man accused of stabbing a waitress in the neck after he refused to pay his bill is heading back to Massachusetts, authorities announced.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 08:51 PM EDT

Families of Sandy Hook Victims Sue Infowars' Alex Jones

Families of Sandy Hook Victims Sue Infowars' Alex Jones

Six more families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sued right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for alleged defamation Wednesday for claiming the shooting was a hoax and the...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT

Steamship Authority Ferry Loses Power in Main Engine

Steamship Authority Ferry Loses Power in Main Engine

Already plagued with delays and cancellations the last couple of months, the Steamship Authority reported yet another issue with one of their ferries Tuesday night.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 05:59 PM EDT

Serial Child Rapist Won't Be Released Wednesday

Serial Child Rapist Won't Be Released Wednesday

A serial child rapist convicted in three states, whose impending release has been stirring outrage after being behind bars for more than four decades, won't be released from a Massachusetts prison on Wednesday.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 12:38 AM EDT

Man Accused of Hiding Recording Devices at Child Care Center

Man Accused of Hiding Recording Devices at Child Care Center

A Massachusetts man contracted to do work on a child care center in Foxboro is accused of hiding recording devices in a bathroom.