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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a fugitive teen who used an “affluenza” defense after killing four people in a drunken crash was returned to Texas on Thursday to face a charge of helping her son evade capture. Tonya Couch, who was deported from Mexico last week, arrived on a flight from...
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Fire Marshal says an explosion at a chemical plant that injured four people had a different cause than an explosion at the same plant in 2013 that killed one. Fire Marshal Stephen Coan says a preliminary investigation found that the explosion...
BOSTON (AP) — One of the holiday’s hottest presents is now considered contraband at many U.S. colleges. More than 30 universities have banned or restricted hoverboards on their campuses in recent weeks, saying the two-wheeled, motorized scooters are unsafe. Beyond the risk of falls and...
NEW YORK (AP) — A joint memoir by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt will be published in April, just days before the airing of an HBO documentary featuring the famous designer-socialite and her CNN anchor-son. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The cable that caused an explosion at a crowded Rhode Island beach last summer, injuring a woman, may have counterparts lying under beaches, harbors and waterways at dozens of sites nationwide. There are 48 sites in 12 states where U.S. Coast Guard lights — in lighthouses...
A surveillance photo provided by the Medford, Ore., Police Department, top, shows a bank robber who demanded cash from a Chase Bank branch in Medford, Ore., on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. The Mail Tribune reports that Medford police shared surveillance photos of the bank robbery suspect on social media, leading many people to comment that the photo looked a lot like "Dirty Jobs" television host Mike Rowe, bottom, who is shown in a Sept. 26, 2012 file photo speaking for Mitt Romney during a campaign stop in Bedfor
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — This is a dirty job one Discovery Channel star would not do. Fans of the TV show “Dirty Jobs” noticed that photos of an Oregon bank robbery suspect resembled host Mike Rowe. The attention prompted a bemused Rowe to mention that he was in Kansas at the time. Police in the...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman accused of running over a Massachusetts teacher in August has been indicted on charges of manslaughter, drunken driving, reckless conduct and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say 22-year-old Carolyn J. Lee of York was driving an SUV that hit Emily...
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A former Attleboro parks department employee charged with secretly videotaping a co-worker in an employee bathroom has admitted that there’s enough evidence to convict him. The Sun Chronicle (bit.ly/1kOVpyK) reports that Michael Amancio was placed on probation for 18...
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after a 30-year-old Randolph man was severely injured when he was stabbed multiple times in an apparent road rage altercation in Braintree. Authorities say the incident began when the two men were driving in the area near the intersection of...
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Plymouth man authorities say terrorized a condominium complex by firing rifle shots at the buildings has been sentenced to up to three years in prison. The Patriot Ledger reports that John Goduti was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to assault with intent to...

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