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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 07:57 PM EDT

Boston Officials Push for Gas Line Repairs

Boston Officials Push for Gas Line Repairs

Following the deadly gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley, two Boston city councilors want to call a hearing to review the safety of the city's aging gas lines. Councilors Matt O'Malley and Ed Flynn will...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 07:13 PM EDT

Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Impact Small Businesses

Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Impact Small Businesses

The chairs sit empty at David's Cuts barbershop in Lawrence, Massachusetts, following last week's gas explosions and fires, with owner Rudy David sitting down for a fresh trim to pass the time.

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 06:48 PM EDT

BU Professor Who Knows Brett Kavanaugh Discusses Process

BU Professor Who Knows Brett Kavanaugh Discusses Process

As the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh unfolds, a Boston University law professor is watching closely. Jack Beermann knows Kavanaugh professionally, having spoken at conferences with him over the years....

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 11:35 PM EDT

Florence's Remnants Lead to Flooding, Rescues in New England

Florence's Remnants Lead to Flooding, Rescues in New England

The National Weather Service says a microburst, not a tornado, caused damage in a town near Boston as the remnants of Hurricane Florence brought strong winds and heavy rains to New England on Tuesday.

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 07:52 PM EDT

NH Sex Offender Accused of Kidnapping Appears in Court

NH Sex Offender Accused of Kidnapping Appears in Court

A sex offender who is accused of kidnapping a New Hampshire teenager last week and allegedly forcing him to use cocaine is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Forty-six-year-old Charles Anderson of...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 05:02 PM EDT

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Brain Cancer Treatment

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Brain Cancer Treatment

Researchers have been able to use the Zika virus to target the cells that cause glioblastoma, the brain cancer that claimed the life of Sen. John McCain.

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 04:18 PM EDT

Police Seek Man Who Was Allegedly Peering Through Window

Police Seek Man Who Was Allegedly Peering Through Window

Police are investigating after a man was allegedly seen peering into the window of a woman's motel room in Rockport, Massachusetts. Police said officers responded to the Eagle House Beachside Motel on Beach...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 05:20 PM EDT

Wynn Denies Lawsuit Claims He Cheated to Win Casino License

Wynn Denies Lawsuit Claims He Cheated to Win Casino License

A lawsuit accuses casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company he founded of lying and covering up misconduct to unfairly win a license for a casino near Boston. The lawsuit filed Monday in Boston's federal court...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 05:25 PM EDT

Man Accused of Threatening Globe Indicted by Grand Jury

Man Accused of Threatening Globe Indicted by Grand Jury

A federal grand jury has indicted a Los Angeles man accused of making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe. Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts on Tuesday announced...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 04:35 PM EDT

Efforts to Move Dead Whale Via Dumpster Goes Wrong

Efforts to Move Dead Whale Via Dumpster Goes Wrong

Efforts to move a deceased whale from a New Hampshire beach did not go quite as planned on Monday when crews tried using a dumpster to haul it away. Officials with the Seacoast Science Center in Rye said the...

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