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Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 11:40 PM EST

Lowell Man Accused to Shaking Infant Son Faces Judge

Lowell Man Accused to Shaking Infant Son Faces Judge

A Lowell man arrested on charges of assault and battery on a child faced a judge on Tuesday.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 07:00 PM EST

Rare Infection, Amputations Can't Slow Down First Grader

Rare Infection, Amputations Can't Slow Down First Grader

There’s no stopping Sam Halpern, a first grader afflicted by a rare bacterial infection earlier this year.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 06:51 PM EST

New Members at Congress at Harvard Orientation

New Members at Congress at Harvard Orientation

Harvard’s Kennedy School is known for attracting big names in the world of politics, but there is particular star power in Cambridge this week as the newly elected members of Congress gather for their orientati...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 06:39 PM EST

Rat Infestation Rocks Neighborhood in Shirley

Rat Infestation Rocks Neighborhood in Shirley

Rats have overrun a neighborhood in Shirley, Massachusetts, prompting one family to leave until the matter is resolved.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 05:58 PM EST

Delays on Red Line Due to Smoke Between Central, Harvard

Delays on Red Line Due to Smoke Between Central, Harvard

MBTA officials said passengers on the Red Line were experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes Wednesday evening due to reports of smoke in the track area between Central and Harvard Stations.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 07:30 PM EST

Authorities Seek Suspect Who Set Fire to Mayor's SUV

Authorities Seek Suspect Who Set Fire to Mayor's SUV

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect responsible for setting fire to the vehicle belonging to Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter. Fire officials said the fire to the city-owned Ford...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 02:27 PM EST

Report: $2.6M Spent in Second Week of Mass. Retail Pot Sales

Report: $2.6M Spent in Second Week of Mass. Retail Pot Sales

Customers who headed to Massachusetts' two commercial pot shops spent nearly $2.6 million during the second week of recreational marijuana sales, according to a report obtained by the Boston Globe. The paper...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 03:30 PM EST

Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting Man, Burning Body

Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting Man, Burning Body

A Massachusetts man charged with fatally shooting another man and then participating in a conspiracy with seven others to cover up the killing and burn the victim's body has been held without bail. Nerkin Omar...

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 05:06 PM EST

2 Killed, 3 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-495 in Lawrence

2 Killed, 3 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-495 in Lawrence

Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 495 northbound in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Wednesday. State police said the multi-vehicle accident occurred at 11:52 a.m. just south of exit 42A.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 01:48 PM EST

Lyft Announces Top 2018 Destinations in Boston

Lyft Announces Top 2018 Destinations in Boston

Lyft has announced its list of the most visited places in Boston in 2018 for the ride-sharing app's annual "Lyftie Awards." The awards included "Most Visited Bar," "Most Visited Concert Venue," and "Most...

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