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WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of killing a pregnant woman and her two children 30 years ago has lost his bid for a shorter sentence. Daniel LaPlante was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without parole in the 1987 deaths of 33-year-old Priscilla Gustafson, 7-year...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration is weighing an alternative to a proposed health care assessment on certain employers. Business groups say the Republican governor has discussed with them the possibility of scrapping the controversial $2,000-per-worker fee on employers with more...
BOSTON (AP) — A former student and teacher at Boston Latin School has been named its new headmaster — the first person of color to lead the prominent high school. The selection of Rachel Skerritt was announced Thursday. Skerritt graduated from Boston Latin in 1995 and taught English there. She...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The operators of a western Massachusetts power plant have been sentenced to pay more than $7 million after pleading guilty to tampering with emissions equipment and submitting bogus reports to regulators in violation of the Clean Air Act. Federal prosecutors say...
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a man ran over his ex-wife four times in the driveway of their Quincy home, killing her, after they fought over his alleged gambling last year. Yan Long Chow pleaded not guilty Thursday in Norfolk Superior Court to first-degree murder. He was...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A North Carolina trucker behind the wheel of a rig that pinned and killed a woman in Massachusetts two years ago has pleaded guilty to negligent driving and avoided jail. The Telegram & Gazette reports that under a plea deal, a vehicular homicide charge was dismissed...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld described...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas decided a 24-year-old man should become the youngest person on Nevada’s death row for the 2011 rape, killing and mutilation of a 15-year-old girl who had texted her mother to say she was on her way home after fetching a school book. Javier Righetti was 19...
REDUCTION, Pa. (AP) — “The Town That Garbage Built” is up for sale. A family that has owned the Village of Reduction in Pennsylvania for nearly 70 years has decided to divest itself of the 75-acre property. The $1.5 million asking price includes farmland, 19 single-family homes and a 1914 one-...

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