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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Lowell say 21 city residents have been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into narcotics distribution. Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday on narcotics distribution charges; two on charges of cocaine distribution; two for possession of...
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Video footage has captured a car crashing into a Massachusetts liquor store, backing up and then smashing into it again. The crash happened at Kappy’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Peabody Thursday afternoon. Police say customers and employees were in the store at the time....
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is heading to Las Vegas to pay his respects at the memorial tribute to the 58 victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting there, including Tewksbury resident Rhonda LeRocque. The Republican governor will make the trip Friday. Baker is also planning to...
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say a man broke into several vehicles before falling asleep inside one of them. Prosecutors say police found 30-year-old Paul Johnson asleep Friday morning in a minivan outside of an Attleboro home. Authorities say he told police he had been drinking...
SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A pair of skinny-dippers gave a wedding reception at a scenic Massachusetts restaurant more of a view than expected. Zachary Tomko tells WHDH-TV he didn’t realize there was a restaurant nearby when he and Holly O’Neil jumped naked into the water at Salisbury Beach on...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge was considering Wednesday whether an 18-year-old accused of filming the suicide of a high school classmate should stand trial on murder charges after prosecutors said he bought a rope and helped the girl tie a noose before she hanged herself. Both sides gave...
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as The Codfather who was convicted of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal must forfeit four boats and 34 fishing permits. A federal judge’s order came Wednesday in Carlos Rafael’s case. Rafael pleaded guilty to charges...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Walmart has been closed after officials responded to reports of a bomb threat. Dennis Leger of the Springfield Fire Department says calls to the Springfield Walmart came in around 7:30 Wednesday night. The building was evacuated and the Arson &...
CAMRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has begun a campaign to covertly plant tulip bulbs around Boston. Amy Sterling tells the Boston Globe her “Boston Tulip Takeover” began when she and her husband decided in a moment of spontaneity to plant leftover bulbs from a home gardening project...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston University and nearby Wheelock College have finalized a merger. Under the deal announced Wednesday, all Wheelock’s assets and liabilities will be transferred to BU next June. The Boston Globe reports that under the merger, BU’s School of Education will join Wheelock’s...

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