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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities allege fatally stabbed a woman he hired for sex in a dispute over money has been held without bail. Soi Ket Dang, of Halifax, was arraigned Wednesday on a murder charge in the death of 19-year-old Marissa Randall. His lawyer did not argue...
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former member of a Boston-based Teamsters local has been convicted of shaking down businesses with other members of the union. James Deamicis was convicted Tuesday of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion. Prosecutors say the 52-year-old Deamicis...
BOSTON (AP) — The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved a new standardized test for public school students. The exam, approved by an 8-3 vote Tuesday, would combine elements of the current MCAS test with another test aligned with federal Common Core standards. Approval...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate is backing a bill that supporters say will protect the privacy of personal social media accounts for workers and students. The legislation unanimously approved on Wednesday would forbid employers from demanding that job applicants or workers provide a user...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of pulling a 71-year-old man from his car and punching him repeatedly in the face has pleaded not guilty. Telegram & Gazette reports 25-year-old Ryan Kobus entered the pleas Tuesday to charges of assault and battery on a person over 60...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s mayor is proposing increasing the age for buying tobacco and nicotine-based products to 21. The proposal announced Wednesday by Mayor Marty Walsh would cover everything from cigarettes and cigars, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. It would also restrict admission to...
BOSTON (AP) — A proposal to overhaul the state’s public records law has cleared the Massachusetts House. Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a bill that is designed to make it easier — and possibly cheaper — for citizens to access public records from state agencies and...
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Lynn police detective who shot and killed a man who struck him with his car has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing. Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett announced Wednesday that Detective Stephen Emery thought he was “in danger of serious injury or death and, therefore...
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a passenger who was restrained after she allegedly tried to open an exit door on a London-to-Boston flight says she had taken sleep medication and can’t remember what happened. Kamila Dolniak, a Polish citizen, was arraigned in court Wednesday on a charge of...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is acknowledging his opioid abuse bill likely won’t reach his desk until sometime early in 2016. But Baker said Monday he hopes lawmakers will continue to work on the legislation even after formal sessions end this week so they can get the measure to him during...

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