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LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The city of Lawrence is asking for extra help as it tries to stem a recent spate of gun violence that left two people dead in separate weekend shootings. Police Chief James Fitzpatrick is asking for extra commitment from state and federal authorities, and a special...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Massachusetts-based company has moved about 15 miles across the state border after Rhode Island agreed to give it a $520,000 tax break. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo attended a welcoming event Tuesday for Trade Area Systems, a real estate intelligence firm that...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — It wasn’t the Easter bunny that startled a South Carolina homeowner and his family. It wasn’t even a burglar. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Susie and Steve Polston were worried that someone was trying to get into their home on Sunday. Instead, Polston’s...
NEW YORK (AP) — She wasn’t in her home state, but U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren couldn’t have asked for a friendlier audience to launch her book tour. The Massachusetts Democrat entered and left to warm ovations Tuesday night at the Barnes & Noble in Manhattan’s Union Square, where she spoke...
NEW YORK (AP) — The next novel by “The Nightingale” author Kristin Hannah is another story of women’s resilience. St. Martin’s Press told The Associated Press on Tuesday that “The Great Alone” is scheduled to come out Feb. 6, 2018. The book tells of a mother and daughter in the Alaskan...
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Another major highway in metro Atlanta has been closed, this one because an underground gas leak caused the fast lane to buckle. DeKalb County spokeswoman Sarah Page says the pavement on Interstate 20 buckled in the HOV lane Monday morning, several miles southeast of downtown...
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Black Hawk helicopter crashed onto a golf course in Maryland during a routine training flight, killing one crew member and injuring the two others on board, the U.S. Army said. The cause of the Monday crash is under investigation, the Army Military District of...
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests. The state’s highest court had ordered district attorneys in seven counties to produce lists by...
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A man arrested in connection with the death of a New York City woman jogging near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer was tied the crime scene through DNA and cellphone evidence, as well as eyewitness reports, prosecutors said Tuesday. Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, of...
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000 he found on the side of the road. WBNS-TV reports Jake Bowers found the money April 8 as he drove his family to a park in Worthington, a Columbus suburb. Bowers said when he...

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