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WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man charged with raping and killing a Massachusetts teacher’s aide after abducting her from her night job at a card shop 25 years ago was ordered held without bail Tuesday. A judge entered not-guilty pleas to charges of murder, aggravated rape and kidnapping on behalf...
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller for the Islamic State group is going on trial in federal court. Authorities say 27-year-old David Wright, of Everett, plotted with Rhode Island resident Nicholas Rovinski and another...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council will hold a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations as world leaders tackle a wide range of crises and challenges on...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man charged with grabbing three teenage girls walking to school in Worcester has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial. The Telegram & Gazette reports that a judge Tuesday ruled that 24-year-old Fredy Cruz was incompetent and sent him to a mental health...
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey is joining fellow attorneys general from across the country in broadening an investigation into the opioid industry. Healey says the probe will look at whether drug-makers sought to increase profits by misrepresenting the dangers of...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A guilty conscience apparently got the better of a Massachusetts robbery suspect who turned himself in just hours after allegedly stealing $50 from a convenience store. Authorities say 26-year-old Christopher Hennington entered the Pittsfield store last Thursday...
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — Rescue crews are expected to resume searching Wednesday for a 72-year-old kayaker who was reported missing on a Massachusetts river. Family members say Craig Dustin, of Saugus, left late Tuesday morning to fish on the Saugus River. He did not return that afternoon, and his...
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors are asking the highest court in Massachusetts to reconsider its recent ruling to vacate the conviction of a man caught outside a high school with a loaded gun in his bag. The Supreme Judicial Court in a decision last month said police violated the constitutional...
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says the last of three gang leaders in a Massachusetts drug dealing operation has been sentenced to prison. Officials say 29-year-old Christopher Wilkins, of Hyannis, was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to nine counts...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A judge says he handed down a lighter penalty than prosecutors requested for a Massachusetts man who accidentally shot his friend because his actions in the aftermath may have saved that friend’s life. The judge said Tuesday that 19-year-old Benjamin Khammanivong, of Lowell...

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