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BOSTON (AP) — Portraits of several black professors were found vandalized at Harvard Law School on Thursday, a day after a campus rally for black students. Black strips of tape were placed diagonally over at least five photo portraits, Harvard officials said. Students and professors noticed the...
BOSTON (AP) — A former Army reservist out on bail on a child rape charge broke into a Massachusetts armory last weekend and stole 16 guns, the FBI said Thursday, and he got caught because he was wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet. James Walker Morales, 34, of Cambridge, was arrested Wednesday on...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island House committee looking at the state’s $75 million deal with failed video game company 38 Studios has voted to request a subpoena for company founder Curt Schilling. The Oversight Committee voted Thursday to ask House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to issue the...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Police Department has started a new multimedia campaign in attempt to develop new leads in some of the hundreds of unsolved homicides in the city dating to 1970. The campaign, dubbed Search for Justice, will feature videos posted on the department’s website, Facebook and...
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified the Massachusetts teen killed in a hit-and-run in Worcester County. Leominster Chief Michael Goldman tells The Sentinel & Enterprise that 19-year-old Francis Fortuna was hit by car while walking along Mechanic Street around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday....
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man who participated in the beating of a rival, then shot at him and missed, has been sentenced to up to four years in prison. Aris Alexis Bermudez was also sentenced Wednesday to four years of probation after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous...
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A former Millis police officer already charged with fabricating a story about a shootout with a mystery gunman in September is now also charged with calling in a fake bomb threat to the high school on the same day. The Norfolk district attorney’s office announced Thursday...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with fatally beating his girlfriend’s dog with a broom handle because it was keeping him awake and choking the woman has been held without bail. Gregory Fargnoli, of Auburn, faces numerous is charges including animal cruelty and assault and...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ all-Democratic U.S. House delegation has split on the issue of whether to establish fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Two congressmen — Reps. William Keating and Stephen Lynch — joined 45 other Democrats and all but two...
NATICK, Mass. (AP) — A Malden man arrested at the Natick rest area on the Massachusetts Turnpike with a gym bag police allege was stuffed with 33 pounds of cocaine worth $1.5 million has been held on $500,000 bail. The MetroWest Daily News reports that the 30-year-old Guzman was arrested...

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