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LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A man who police say stabbed another man to death during an argument about money is being held without bail. The Daily Item reports that 50-year-old George McBrier pleaded not guilty to murder in Lynn District Court during his Monday arraignment. He’s charged with stabbing...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a shooting on a Boston-area highway. A department spokesman says a driver for ride-hailing service Lyft flagged down a trooper on Tuesday morning and said someone in another vehicle had opened fire on him on Interstate 93 in Quincy at...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at a Pittsfield homeless shelter but will avoid jail if she stays out of further legal trouble. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 23-year-old Amanda Swift pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted arson of a dwelling house and...
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man is headed to prison for running a false lottery scheme that scammed a woman out of more than $120,000. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 34-year-old Kemal Barnes, a Jamaican national from Malden, was sentenced Monday in Boston federal court to more than a year...
ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a man whose body was found by hikers on the highest mountain in Massachusetts is not considered suspicious. The Berkshire district attorney’s office said in a statement Tuesday that the body of 54-year-old Kurt Kruger, of Great Barrington, was...
HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod residents can continue to get ticks tested at subsidized rates thanks to a new infusion of money from Cape Cod Healthcare. Officials announced Monday they would contribute $30,000 to support the TickReport program for the rest of the year. The Cape Cod Times...
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has died while swimming in Walden Pond. The Middlesex district attorney says authorities responded to the body of water in Concord made famous by Henry David Thoreau at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The man had been swimming with friends in an area known as...
THE ARCTIC CIRCLE (AP) — The international date line is an imaginary border that runs through the middle of the Pacific Ocean and marks the boundary between calendar dates, effectively making it the zero-line for the planet's time zones. While such a concept had existed for centuries, it wasn't...
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials have identified a Massachusetts man who died after diving in the water around a state park. The state Department of Environmental Management says 35-year-old Jesse Andrade, of Attleboro, Massachusetts, was reported in distress close to Beavertail...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it’s probably time to “just let Obamacare fail” after the latest humiliating heath bill collapse in the Senate. Still, he’s making a last-ditch effort to find some way to revive his party’s seemingly failed efforts on the bill. Trump stayed largely...

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