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    State Police Head, Deputy Supt. Retire Early Amid Scandal

    Massachusetts State Police Deputy Superintendent Francis Hughes is stepping down after Col. Richard McKeon retired in the wake of claims that troopers were forced to alter arrest reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017)

    The former head of the Massachusetts State Police is seeking the dismissal of two lawsuits filed by state troopers who allege they were ordered to scrub embarrassing information from a police report about the arrest of a judge's daughter.

    In motions filed Tuesday, the lawyer for former Col. Richard McKeon says the report contained "irrelevant and salacious statements purportedly made by a young woman struggling with drug addiction." He says McKeon's order to change the report was in keeping with his supervisory duties.

    Troopers Ryan Sceviour and Ali Rei are suing McKeon in federal court. McKeon's attorney noted that neither trooper was fired.

    McKeon retired abruptly in November after Gov. Charlie Baker said he was investigating the altered report.

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    A marijuana-based treatment for severe forms of pediatric epilepsy is a step closer to approval by the Food and Drug Administration. FDA advisors voted Thursday to recommend approval for the drug that's been hailed as a "breakthrough," saying the cannabis-based oil has clear benefits for children with uncontrollable seizures. 
    (Published 2 hours ago)

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