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WINTHROP, Mass. (AP) — Fire officials in Massachusetts are investigating after three people died in three separate house fires in a 24-hour span. The most recent was a man who died in an early Saturday morning fire in Winthrop. The victim, who was in his 60s, was taken to Massachusetts General...
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Funeral plans have been announced for a Massachusetts firefighter who collapsed while battling a house fire and died. The family of Watertown firefighter Joseph Toscano says visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Randolph. A...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in a Massachusetts city are warning about a dangerous batch of heroin circulating the area. Lowell officials say they’ve responded to six near-fatal overdoses since Thursday night. The victims survived after they were administered the overdose...
BOSTON (AP) — Maple weekend has arrived in Massachusetts. More than 50 sugarhouses around the state opened to the public on Saturday and Sunday for tours and tastings, and a chance for visitors to buy maple products directly from farms. In addition, more than two dozen restaurants offered...
BOSTON (AP) — Sixteen mosques across Massachusetts will hold an Open Mosque Day to give the public a chance to meet Muslim neighbors. On April 2, attendees will be able to tour a mosque, hear a brief introduction to Islam and witness a Muslim prayer service. Wafaa Wahabi of the American...
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was arrested after police say he crashed a rental truck into a police cruiser and auto body shop as police were chasing him. Saugus police say they began chasing a U-Haul early Sunday morning in connection with a sandwich shop break-in. The truck traveled...
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man sentenced to life in prison for killing a nursery school teacher and her two children 30 years ago is asking a judge to reduce his sentence, a request that could lead to his release if approved. Daniel LaPlante has a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is heading to Springfield to talk to local residents. The trip on Monday is the latest in a series of stops across the state for the Democrat, who has stepped up outreach to voters ahead of her re-election campaign next year. The...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A group called The Satanic Temple has put up a billboard in North Texas that criticizes the use of corporal punishment in schools. The Massachusetts-based group placed the billboard ad in Springtown, a community northwest of Fort Worth where a male assistant principal in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. “I am not trying to find out your true identity,” AP journalist Norm Weatherill assured the teenager in an online chat. “As a member of the Press, I would rather not know who you are as writers are not...

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