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  • NY, Massachusetts sue Volkswagen over emissions cheating

    July 19, 2016 10:33 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state and Massachusetts are suing Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating. The lawsuits, announced Tuesday, allege that Volkswagen and its affiliates defrauded buyers by selling more than 40,000 vehicles that were equipped with software that concealed the true level of emissions in... more »
  • Woman falls into trash compactor that turns on, mangles leg

    May 17, 2016 7:03 AM

    SALEM, Mass. - Authorities say a Massachusetts woman trying to fetch a pair of keys fell three stories into an apartment building's trash compactor that then turned on and mangled her leg. Police say a 19-year-old man had accidentally dropped his keys down the trash chute at the multistory... more »
  • Teens escape unharmed after limo catches fire on way to prom

    May 14, 2016 3:03 PM

    NATICK, Mass. - Bad luck followed a group of teenagers heading to the prom on Friday the 13th as the limousine they were riding in caught fire. WFXT-TV reports the Natick High School students from Massachusetts smelled smoke in the white stretch limousine around 6 p.m. Friday. Good luck returned... more »
  • Off-duty cop kills man who went on stabbing rampage, killing 2

    May 10, 2016 10:47 PM

    TAUNTON, MA - Authorities have identified a man who they say killed two people and wounded four others in stabbing attacks at a home and a shopping mall in Massachusetts before being shot dead. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 28-year-old Arthur Darosa crashed a car outside... more »
  • Uber settlement keeps drivers as contractors in 2 states

    April 22, 2016 12:36 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Uber says it has settled a pair of major class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts that will keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees. The settlement announced by the ride-hailing company Thursday night is a major step toward keeping its current thriving business model that... more »
  • Science fair 7th grader shows footballs deflate sans Brady

    March 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    LYNN, Mass. - Seventh-grader Ben Goodell has earned honors at a Massachusetts school science fair for his demonstration of how footballs can deflate on their own. Ben Goodell - no relation to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell - tells The Daily Item he wanted to prove that New England Patriots quarterback... more »
  • Icy roads, spotty transit service follow East Coast blizzard

    January 25, 2016 5:49 AM

    NEW YORK- Slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances are confronting East Coast residents emerging from a paralyzing weekend blizzard. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were cautioning against unnecessary driving even... more »
  • Barking dog leads police officer to trapped canine companion

    January 6, 2016 11:26 AM

    ORANGE, Mass. - It was a scene straight out of an episode of "Lassie." Police in western Massachusetts say a dog approached an officer on Tuesday barking frantically and then led the officer across a field and down an icy, 30-foot embankment, where the dog's canine companion had become entangled... more »
  • Judge rules against Catholic school in gay-hiring retraction

    December 17, 2015 11:40 AM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts judge has ruled that an all-girls Catholic school violated state anti-discrimination law by rescinding a job offer to a gay man in a same-sex marriage. Matthew Barrett was offered a job as Fontbonne Academy's food services director, but the offer was withdrawn after he listed his... more »
  • Court to decide whether Islam-education order went too far

    December 13, 2015 2:46 PM

    BOSTON - The highest court in Massachusetts is being asked to decide if a judge violated the constitutional rights of a landlord when he ordered her to take a course on Islam after she was convicted of pushing her Muslim tenant down a flight of stairs. The Supreme Judicial Court... more »
  • FBI: Weapons missing after break-in at Army Reserve center

    November 16, 2015 5:39 AM

    WORCESTER, Mass.- An FBI spokeswoman says some weapons have gone missing following a break-in at an Army Reserve center in central Massachusetts. Kristen Setera says the Boston FBI became aware of the break-in at the Lincoln Army Reserve Center in Worcester (WUS'-tur) on Sunday. She says terrorism is not suspected.... more »
  • Citations issued for good behavior

    October 17, 2015 12:56 PM

    CONCORD, Mass. - Getting a ticket from police in one Massachusetts town isn't necessarily a bad thing. Concord's police department says it plans to issue up to 200 "citations" for good behavior. That could include such things as wearing a bicycle helmet or a seat belt, yielding to pedestrians at... more »
  • Police department offers heroin addicts amnesty, treatment

    August 14, 2015 5:38 AM

    GLOUCESTER, MASS.- Police in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester are taking a novel approach to the war on drugs. They're making the police station a first stop for addicts on the road to recovery. Under a policy launched in June, heroin and opioid addicts who voluntarily turn themselves in are... more »
  • Mom accused of letting toddler sip margarita avoids trial

    July 16, 2015 11:10 AM

    SALEM - A Massachusetts woman accused of allowing her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and pouring some of it into the girl's sippy cup has avoided trial and possible deportation. Forty-two-year-old Sheldy Nelson of Lynn was originally scheduled to go to trial Wednesday on charges of... more »
  • Man charged with threatening Obama's life in online post

    July 6, 2015 12:13 PM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts man has been charged with posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill President Barack Obama. Andrew O'Keefe, of Mansfield, has been charged with a felony count of posting an online threat against the president. According to court documents, when law enforcement officers tried... more »
  • Drunk bear chaser

    May 12, 2015 8:54 PM

    NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS- A drunk man was taken into protective custody after police found him trying to hunt a bear armed with only a dull hatchet. Police posted some advice on their Facebook page,: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with a hatchet. The man's name... more »
  • Police: Don't chase bears while drunk and wielding a hatchet

    May 12, 2015 12:14 PM

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with nothing more than a dull hatchet. North Adams police said on their Facebook page that someone did just that on Monday. "Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a... more »
  • $4 million gold heist

    March 2, 2015 7:55 PM

    WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA- The FBI and local authorities are investigating the theft of $4 million worth of gold from a vehicle that broke down on I-95 in Wilson, not far from Raleigh, North Carolina. Two armed guards say they were transporting the shipment of gold and silver from Miami... more »
  • Hockey ice rink roof collapse due to heavy snow

    February 28, 2015 4:34 PM

    CANTON - A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-laden roof collapsed at a Massachusetts skating rink. Officials in Canton say everyone is safe after Saturday morning's collapse at the Metropolis Skating Rink. Police say the rear portion of the roof began to fail as a... more »
  • No rest for the weary: New England expecting more snow

    February 11, 2015 1:57 AM

    BOSTON, MA - More snow is on its way to southern New England after a brief reprieve gave residents just enough time to dig out from the latest storm. The National Weather Service says the region will get more snow Thursday into Friday morning. Meteorologist Stephanie Dunten says the fairly... more »
  • Home treatment for lice kills child

    February 5, 2015 7:54 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS- An 18-month-old suffocated, apparently because of a home remedy for head lice that involved mayonnaise and a plastic bag placed on her head. Police say the infant's scalp was covered in mayonnaise and a plastic shopping bag. The girl was left unattended and may have fallen asleep,... more »
  • Missing church gargoyles

    October 7, 2014 7:52 PM

    WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS- A church is a crime scene after religious leaders and preservationists try to figure out what happened to some 3,000 ton gargoyles. The Assembly of God church is a one-fifth scale replica of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and was built in the 1890's. It was for... more »
  • Prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy house Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:06 AM

    BLACKSTONE, MA - Police have arrested and charged a woman in connection with the living conditions at the Massachusetts home where the bodies of three infants were found. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Erika Murray will be arraigned Friday on charges including intimidation of a witness on Friday. Blackstone Police Department spokesman... more »
  • Fake Massachusetts license plate fools no one

    September 3, 2014 10:41 AM

    CHICOPEE, MA - A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391 in Chicopee. Upon closer inspection, there was a lot odd about it. The "license plate" on the car pulled over at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was... more »
  • Fast-moving inferno claims seven lives Play Video

    July 11, 2014 3:07 AM

    LOWELL, MA - Investigators in Massachusetts are looking into whether an alarm system was working in the apartment building where a fast-moving fire killed four adults and three children. They're also looking into reports that sounds of fireworks or an explosion preceded the flames. Thearan Sak says his brother, Torn... more »
  • 102 year old faces murder charge

    June 20, 2014 7:37 PM

    BOSTON- A 102-year-old woman in Massachusetts still faces a murder charge for killing her 100-year-old roommate in a nursing home. Laura Lindquist is accused of strangling Elizabeth Barrow, who was found with a plastic bag tied around her head. The murder happened nearly five-years ago but Lundquist has... more »
  • Documents detailing Mass. teacher's slaying sought

    November 22, 2013 6:57 AM

    SALEM, Mass. - More details may be released in court in the death of a popular Danvers teacher who police say was killed by one of her students. The Associated Press, The Boston Globe and other media organizations have asked a Salem District Court judge to lift an order... more »
  • Mass. DA seeks public's help in Hernandez case

    July 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    DARTMOUTH, Mass. - A Massachusetts prosecutor is seeking the public's help in finding a car mirror that may be connected to the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter said Tuesday that the driver's side rearview mirror is from a dark... more »
  • Mass. couple's wedding day is also town's ZIP code

    January 9, 2013 12:46 PM

    AMESBURY, Mass. - Couples often hold weddings on significant dates, but a Massachusetts couple has come up with a new way of remembering their ceremony. Cheryl Bennett and Steven DeLong, longtime residents of Amesbury, are getting married Wednesday, the same date as the town's ZIP code of 01913. Forty-five-year-old mechanic... more »
  • Mass. meningitis pharmacy blames cleaning company

    January 4, 2013 7:06 AM

    BOSTON - The Massachusetts compounding pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak that has been blamed for 39 deaths and hundreds of illnesses is blaming its cleaning contractor. The Boston Globe reports that attorneys for New England Compounding Center sent a letter to UniFirst Corp. demanding that it take... more »

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