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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The pastor of a Lowell church has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for sexually molesting a young girl over a period of about 10 years. Oscar Sanchez was sentenced last week in Lowell Superior Court. He was convicted in December. His wife, Luisa Osario-Sanchez,...
WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A 74-year-old Wrentham man who was pinned underneath a tree was rescued with the help of a nun. Police say they received a call around 4 p.m. Saturday from a nun at Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey who reported a man was yelling for help in the nearby woods. The abbey is located...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts veterans who participated in the early days of atomic weapons testing could soon have their own distinctive license plates honoring their service. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation is holding a public hearing Tuesday at the Statehouse to consider the...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will hold more public meetings to get feedback from commuters about a plan to raise fares on the transit system. Two public meetings are scheduled this week in Boston. The first will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to noon and the second...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will hold more public meetings to get feedback from commuters about a plan to raise fares on the transit system. Two public meetings are scheduled this week in Boston. The first will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to noon and the second...
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Two people charged with blocking a busy Boston-area highway during the morning commute last year, causing miles-long backups that prevented ambulances from reaching hospitals, have pleaded guilty but avoided jail time. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Nelli Routsalainen, of...
MONTAGUE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been arrested after leading police on a roughly 50-mile chase that reached speeds of 120 miles per hour on Interstate 91. Police say Anthony Fortunato, of Erving, is facing 11 charges, including driving without a valid license, following the chase...
BOSTON (AP) — A bill approved by the Massachusetts Senate would set new targets to help the state meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals. The new targets would help the state meet its existing 2050 statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals set by the Global Warming Solutions Act. The bill sets...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police say three children are in state custody after they were found living in “deplorable” conditions. Police were executing a drug-related search warrant at a King Street apartment around 6 p.m. Friday when they discovered the children, ages 6, 5 and 3. Police say the...
Today is Monday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2016. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, where they’d been refused service. On this date...

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