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BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Cape Cod say a veteran Boston firefighter is facing multiple child rape charges. A spokeswoman for the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office says 56-year-old Edward Kulik Jr., of Centerville, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of rape of a...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say an off-duty trooper has died after suffering a medical emergency while exercising in Framingham. State police say the 31-year-old trooper was taken to Framingham Union Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Wednesday. Spokesman Dave...
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a Cape Cod woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck when she pulled over to change her flat tire on Route 6 in Yarmouth. Jacqueline Christie was hit by the truck on the westbound side of the highway near Exit 8 on Monday night. Police...
EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man mistakenly sent a text message to a Pennsylvania prosecutor indicating that he wanted to trade marijuana for heroin. Luzerne County prosecutors say Assistant District Attorney Jill Matthews received a text Nov. 2 using drug lingo that they called an...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google’s YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is shutting down scallop fishing in a key New England fishing area amid an ongoing conflict over the harvest of the valuable shellfish. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will close the northern Gulf of Maine area at 12:01 a....
A viral online video imagines lovable “Sesame Street” character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS. The video shows an unseen man delivering the news to Elmo in a nondescript room. Elmo doesn’t take the news well, complaining that he’s worked at “Sesame Street” for 32 years. He also...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The former chief executive of a telecom company prosecutors say was really a massive pyramid scheme that cheated nearly 1 million people worldwide out of nearly $1.8 billion has been sentenced to six years in prison. James Merrill was also sentenced Wednesday in U.S....
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled in a property tax dispute involving a Roman Catholic shrine that attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year. The Supreme Judicial Court said Wednesday that the Attleboro Board of Assessors should not have taxed the...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Pittsfield didn’t have to look far for a suspect in the knifepoint robbery of a liquor store. Authorities say Melissa Holden was found asleep in the hallway of a nearby building a short time later — with a knife and bottles of vodka and Gatorade — the very...

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