Stories tagged: Massachusetts
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 1:12 p.m.
Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn’t violate 2nd Amendment
Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts’ ban on the weapons.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Joy to the weed! Marijuana legalization comes bearing gifts
Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana last year, and some residents of those states will legally stuff stockings with spliffs for the first time …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Country star Shelton comforts mourning Massachusetts school
One of country music’s biggest stars is comforting a Massachusetts school mourning the deaths of three students.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization
The Mukayuhsak Weekuw – or “Children’s House” – is an immersion school launched by the Cape Cod-based Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors hosted a harvest celebration with the Pilgrims in …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Massachusetts grabs spotlight by proposing new twist on Medicaid drug coverage
In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, the Massachusetts Medicaid program wants to test a market-driven approach. It wants the power to negotiate discounts for …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Massachusetts State Police head retires amid criticism of altered report
The superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police abruptly announced his retirement on Friday amid accusations that he ordered a trooper to alter a police report for a judge’s daughter to …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Massachusetts 1st to ban bump stocks since Vegas shooting
Massachusetts on Friday became the first state to impose a ban on bump stocks since the deadly shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
N.Y. woman missing since ’75 found alive in Massachusetts
A woman who disappeared from upstate New York after being dropped off for a doctor’s appointment 42 years ago has been found suffering from dementia and living in an assisted-living …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
No joke: Political humorist Jimmy Tingle running for office
Though Jimmy Tingle has long made biting political humor a staple of his stand-up routines, he insists his dive into Massachusetts politics is anything but comic relief.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Massachusetts registry lacks info on 1,700 sex offenders
The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry has lost track of more than 1,700 convicted sex offenders, according to a state audit released on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Northeast U.S. marinas, coastal dwellers cast wary eye on Jose
Marinas, coastal residents and others in the Northeast are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Jose as it spins in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to menace the region by the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Should states make presidential candidates release taxes?
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering requiring presidential candidates to disclose their personal finances before appearing on the primary ballot.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
$758.7 million Powerball winner gets extra police protection
Police are providing extra patrols around the home of a Massachusetts woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Massachusetts hospital worker claims record lottery jackpot
A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history – a $758.7 million Powerball prize – after breaking the news to …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Man denies raping preteen, says she might have raped him
Prosecutors say a 38-year-old Massachusetts man charged with impregnating an 11-year-old girl denies raping the girl, and instead suggested that she might have become pregnant by having sex with him …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Vehicle accelerates during auto auction; 3 dead, 9 injured
A vehicle suddenly accelerated at an indoor auto auction and struck several people before it crashed through a wall of the building Wednesday, killing three people and injuring nine others.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts
DNA evidence is being credited with finding the man authorities say killed a New York City woman who was out running near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Wild turkey dodges rush-hour traffic while crossing Massachusetts highway
A wild turkey is giving thanks after safely making its way across a heavily trafficked Massachusetts interstate during rush hour.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
19 students suffer minor injuries in Massachusetts bus crash
Massachusetts State Police say 19 students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after their school bus was involved in a crash.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Massachusetts city weighs call for Trump impeachment probe
The Massachusetts city of Cambridge is weighing whether to call for an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. Vice Mayor Marc McGovern has filed a policy order for Monday’s city …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Feds find $20 million cash hidden in Massachusetts box spring
Federal authorities say they have found about $20 million in cash hidden inside a box spring in a Massachusetts apartment as part of the investigation into an internet telecom company …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Democrat Elizabeth Warren to seek re-election to U.S. Senate in 2018
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has told supporters she will run for re-election in 2018.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
1st bishop indicted in U.S. on sexual-abuse claim dies at 83
The first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to be indicted on a sexual-abuse claim during a flood of abuse accusations against church officials has died. Former Bishop of …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
WWII veteran’s stolen Purple Heart mysteriously reappears
A Massachusetts man says his father’s World War II Purple Heart stolen earlier this year has been returned, perhaps by a thief who had an “attack of conscience.”
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Cape Cod woman finds bracelet of dead Oregon soldier in sand
A woman walking on the beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts found a memorial bracelet in the sand that was engraved with the name of a Portland soldier who was killed …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Archeologists think they found Pilgrims’ original settlement
Archeologists have pinpointed what they think is the exact spot where the Pilgrims lived in the years after landing in the New World.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on parts of Northeast
A storm system is bringing wintry weather to the Northeast, dumping up to 18 inches of snow in parts of upstate New York.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 10:21 p.m.
California voters approve recreational marijuana
Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Man behind Massachusetts mall stabbings described as mentally disturbed
A man described by his family as mentally disturbed went on a stabbing rampage hours after leaving a hospital, killing two people and assaulting and stabbing others in a house …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Eight states ask retailers about ‘unfair’ on-call scheduling
Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …