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Two men catfished and attacked in Worcester

A pair of men in Worcester reportedly lured and attacked two unsuspecting men by using a fake online profile, according to CBS Boston.RELATED:Northeastern student found deadTwo separate incidents, both within a week of each other and both at the same apartment building, involved men using an app...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:55am

Good Samaritan saves strangers from Boston fire

Four people’s lives were saved from a Boston fire that broke out late Tuesday afternoon by a good Samaritan, ABC Boston reported.The stranger, a man named Rene Lucas, explained to ABC that he was driving when he spotted flames off of Cumin Highway. He and his friend didn’t think twice before...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 7:39am

Fantasy sports industry criticizes proposed Massachusetts limits

Efforts by Massachusetts to ban people under 21 from playing paid fantasy sports games and to stop companies from promoting the games on college campuses drew fire on Tuesday from the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar industry.State Attorney General Maura Healey in November proposed rules that also...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 1:08pm

Wrong-way collision causes major delays on Route 128

A major wrong-way collision essentially shut down a section of Route 128 early this morning, ABC Boston reported.The collision, which took place around 4:30 a.m., involved two vehicles at exit 32 in a northbound lane.Two were taken to a local hospital with critical injuries.Commuters should prepare...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 7:45am

Four injured in explosion at Dow Chemical Company

An explosion at Dow Chemical Company in North Andover has left four people critically injured, WHDH reported.The explosion, which happened around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, reportedly took place in a lab where employees came into contact with trimethal aluminum, an irritant to anything it comes into...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 8:06am

Road rage incident leaves man with multiple stab wounds

A road rage incident Thursday afternoon left a man with several stab wounds, and police are now searching for the suspect.The attack took place at Granite and North streets in Braintree.“We pulled right up, and there was this man lying down, and people ran up and were throwing blankets on him," Dan...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:43am

13-year-old missing after running away from psychiatric care

A 13-year-old girl from Lowell named Cyndell Martin has gone missing after she ran away from Pathways, a Haverhill facility contracted by the state’s Department of Children and Families, CBS reports.Her aunt, who has primary custody of the young girl, explained she gave the teenager to the DCF for...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 2:30pm

Man allegedly stole mail in seven Mass. towns

A resident of Scituate was arraigned Wednesday, pleading not guilty to receiving stolen property, but more federal charges may follow after the case is reviewed by a postal inspector.Ryan E. Hudson was stopped by Taunton police Tuesday after they received calls of a suspicious vehicle in the area,...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 9:49am

Judge orders deposition of Cosby's wife kept under seal in Mass. civil suit

A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered that a deposition of Bill Cosby's wife in connection with sexual assault allegations against the comedian should be kept under seal.The order, entered by Magistrate Judge David Hennessy late on Monday in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, follows...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:30am

Man shot behind church in Lynn

A man was shot behind a church in Lynn, Massachusetts,Fox News reported.The shooting occurred in the parking lot of Saint Stephen's, and the victim is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds at a local hospital.Police are still investigating the incident. They have no suspects and have not...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 7:35am

Bruins embarrassed by Canadiens in outdoor Winter Classic

The Montreal Canadiens and their local goalkeeper Mike Condon spoilt New Year's Day for the Boston Bruins, crushing their longtime foes 5-1 in the NHL's annual outdoor Winter Classic in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Friday.Condon, who was raised in nearby Holliston and visited Gillette Stadium...

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 9:00pm

Boston to raise tobacco-buying age to 21

The Boston Public Health Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to increase the legal cigarette-buying age in the city to 21.The Commission’s new regulations will also increase the admission age to tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21 and will limit flavored tobacco and nicotine products to...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:01pm

Thief stole money from charity’s donation jar

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly stole money in a charity donation jar and was caught on tape in the act."He put it in a black bag," store owner Sean Gannem told the Lowell Sun, who also said the thief who took the jar filled with about $30 was a panhandler. "He asked the cashier...

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 5:54pm

Woman accused of poisoning neighbor's dog

A woman from Westford, Massachusetts, has been accused of poisoning her neighbor's dog earlier this month and now faces a single charge of poisoning an animal.If found guilty, she faces a maximum sentence of seven years and a $5000 fine, LowellSun.com reports.The owners had only left their dog home...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:02pm

Anonymous donor drops wedding rings into Salvation Army kettle

An anonymous donor has dropped a wedding band and diamond engagement ring worth an estimated $3,500 into a seasonal Salvation Army collection kettle outside Boston, the charity group said on Tuesday.The gift, dropped off at a supermarket in suburban Billerica, Massachusetts, will be auctioned off...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:54am

Reward offered for guns stolen from Massachusetts Army center

The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward for tips leading to the recovery of several handguns stolen from a U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester last month.Sixteen weapons, including six M-4 rifles and 10 9 mm Sig Sauer pistols, were stolen from the facility on Nov. 14.RELATED: FBI: Weapons Stolen...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:31pm

Hunters asked to help find missing Mass. man

Authorities are reaching out to the local hunting community to find a missing Avon man whose body they believe was disposed of in a wooded area.James “Jamie” Robertson, 37, was kidnapped from his home on New Year’s Day 2014, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, which added that...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:15am

One hundred firefighters needed to extinguish apartment fire

A fire heavily damaged a western Massachusetts apartment house, displacing seven people and requiring approximately 100 firefighters from 17 departments to extinguish.The fire started shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday in the kitchen of a Montague apartment house, Fox Boston reported, adding that all...

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 8:47pm

Police officer indicted for shooting hoax found dead

A fired Massachusetts police officer accused of a shooting hoax that put a Boston suburb in lockdown was found dead early on Thursday, CBS Boston reported.The former officer, Bryan Johnson, 25, was pronounced dead in his home in Millis, a Boston suburb, CBS said, citing a statement from the Norfolk...

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 3:52am

All Mass. state parks will be free through Sunday: Governor

Gov. Baker has announced that all entrance and parking fees to Massachusetts state parks will be waived through Sunday, Nov. 29.The governor’s office had originally announced the waived state park fees for Veterans Day as a way to show thanks to all those who have served or now serve in the U.S....

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 11:45pm