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HANSON, Mass. (AP) — City officials say memorial plaques that were believed to have been stolen were only temporarily taken down for maintenance. The Enterprise reports Mary Ellen Callahan frantically called Hanson police Tuesday night when she discovered the memorial sign for her son, a Marine...
BOSTON (AP) — The MBTA is investigating after discovering discrepancies between how many cars were parking in some of its contractor-managed lots and how much money was being collected. The Boston Globe reports that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is focusing on three lots managed...
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Friends are rallying around a Milford man whose wife, newborn daughter and sister all died within days of each other. A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family of Domingos Fraga. His wife, 26-year-old Liz Fraga, died May 6 while giving birth to the couple’s...
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The wife of a 78-year-old man who was stabbed to death during a home invasion says her “whole life was torn apart” the day her husband was killed. The Enterprise reports Dorothea Kontsas made the comments in her victim impact statement, which prosecutors read Tuesday as 52-...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield man who prompted a lockdown at a hospital when he was seen in the area allegedly firing a gun in the air has been held without bail. The Berkshire Eagle reports Dylan Ducharme pleaded not guilty Monday to assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Framingham man arrested by local police for the 38th time says his latest apprehension is based on lies. The MetroWest Daily News reports that Sean Pelfrey was held without bail pending a hearing to determine whether he’s a danger to society at his arraignment Tuesday...
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for a woman accused in a string of armed jewelry store robberies across the South says some of the charges against her should be dismissed because they don’t qualify as a “crime of violence.” In a motion filed over the weekend, attorney Michelle Daffin argues...
Today is Thursday, May 19, the 140th day of 2016. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday to You” to President John F. Kennedy during a Democratic fundraiser at New York’s Madison Square Garden. On this...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives. The meeting at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Four sister robots built by NASA could be the vanguard for the colonization of Mars by helping to set up a habitat for future human explorers. But first they’re finding new homes on Earth and engineers to hone their skills. The space agency has kept one Valkyrie robot at...

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