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BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by the state’s voters in November cleared the House late Wednesday. Critics who lashed out at the proposal accused lawmakers of ignoring the will of the electorate and taking a hostile approach to the legal...
WALPOLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts eighth-grader has received a hero award after saving a classmate suffering from an allergic reaction during a school field trip. WFXT-TV reports (https://boston25.com/2sTkCQA ) Timothy Sullivan had administered an EpiPen to his friend during a Bird Middle...
CONWAY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is thanking firefighters for rescuing her dog from a damp predicament. Amanda Kantor tells The Recorder she and her mother-in-law were walking their dogs Monday evening near her Conway home when her mother-in-law’s dog got loose. Kantor’s 10-year-old...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has admitted to raping two women in a cemetery after DNA evidence surfaced linking him to the crimes. The Eagle-Tribune reports 43-year-old Angel Rodriguez, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated rape on June 12. A judge sentenced...
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data showing it did a so-so job overall. The vaccine was...
Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2017. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 12:24 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 21, 1942, German forces led by Generaloberst (Colonel General) Erwin Rommel captured the Libyan city of Tobruk during World...
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A couple of Solano County sheriff’s deputies are one wayward llama’s heroes after they saved it from traffic. KTVU-TV reports deputies David Hollingsworth and Jordan Austin “found themselves having to think outside the box to coax this llama out of the roadway after it...
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A Zamboni driver at a Massachusetts ice rink has helped save a man suffering a heart attack during a hockey game. Eric Baker tells WBZ-TV (http://cbsloc.al/2rOMOA2) he was working Saturday at the Canton Sportsplex when he noticed 46-year-old Chris Gracia down on the ice....
BOSTON (AP) — The CEO of a Boston ride-hailing company geared toward women is facing charges he defrauded the U.S. Virgin Islands’ government out of more than $2 million. The Boston Globe reports Syed Zain Gilani was arrested last week at Safr’s Boston headquarters and will face charges July 7...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts cemetery with a direct link to the 17th century Salem witch trials is getting a $600,000 modern makeover. The Salem News reports that the Charter Street Burial Ground, also known as The Burying Point, will get new pathways, landscaping, lighting and perimeter...

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