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Olympics 41 mins ago

Playful Push Uncovers Childhood Disease, Propels Marathoner

A push. That’s what guided Tyler Andrews to Atlanta for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials this weekend. From himself, to rebel against the traditional model of what a distance runner should resem...

  • NFL 3 hours ago

    Will He Stay or Will He Go? Latest From the Tom Brady Rumor Mill

    Patriots fans remain on edge as rumors and speculation continue to swirl about the future of Tom Brady, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 20-year NFL career. The consternation rose Thursday when NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Brady’s representation was meeting with clubs this week during the NFL ...
  • new hampshire mom 3 hours ago

    Mom With 4-Year-Old Son in Car Charged With DUI in NH

    Manchester police have charged a New Hampshire mother with aggravated driving under the influence after they say her four-year-old son was calling for help from the backseat of a car while she was unconscious at the steering wheel. Kristie Moulton, 42, of Epping, is also charged with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly being drunk behi...
  • captain ryan phaneuf 5 hours ago

    Services to Be Held Friday, Saturday for Fallen Air Force Captain From NH

    Services will be held Friday and Saturday for an Air Force pilot from New Hampshire who was killed last month in a plane crash in Afghanistan. A wake for Capt. Ryan Phaneuf, of Hudson, is planned for Friday, Feb. 28 at Saint Kathryn Church from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a procession to the church from Dumont…

  • Decision 2020 5 hours ago

    Sanders to Start 2-Day Swing in Mass., Seeks to Beat Warren on Her Home Turf

    Bernie Sanders was set to start a two-day swing in Massachusetts, Friday, making a bold play for a primary win on Elizabeth Warren’s home turf. The Vermont senator was scheduled to appear at a rally in Springfield Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center; followed by a noon rally Saturday on Boston Common. The rallies come days ahead......
  • fatal tollbooth crash 8 hours ago

    1 Killed in Tollbooth Crash in Hooksett, NH

    One person died overnight in a fiery crash at a toll plaza in New Hampshire, state police say. State troopers and the Hooksett Fire Department responded around 1:55 a.m. Friday to a report of a crash on Interstate 93 southbound at the Hooksett Toll Plaza. Responding authorities discovered a 2017 Subaru Forester had struck one of the manned toll boo...
  • Weather 8 hours ago

    Wintry, Windy Start to Fair Friday

    We have a wintry start this Friday morning. The storm that brought all the rain, snow, and especially wind, from Thursday has slowed down in southeastern Canada, which means we remain on the windy side today, with plenty of sunshine this morning, mixing with fair weather clouds by lunch time. The exception is where the wind blows up the mountains&#...
  • Matt Brown 14 hours ago

    Matt Brown Inspiring Others 10 Years After Hockey Injury Left Him Paralyzed

    Walk into Matt Brown’s basement — or his man cave, as he calls it — and you’ll find 10 years of love and support hanging on the walls. That includes signed pictures of his friends, like former Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference and All-Star center Patrice Bergeron. “Andrew is more big brother-little brother, Patrice is more friend-f...
  • missing person 17 hours ago

    Teen Reported Missing on Cape Cod Has Been Found

    A teenager who was reported missing on Cape Cod has been located, authorities said Thursday evening. Police in Sandwich, Massachusetts, had asked for the public’s help searching for 16-year-old John Newstead. Newstead was believed to have been walking in the area of Sandy Neck Road near the beach, police said in a Facebook post earlier Thursd...
  • opioids 17 hours ago

    Maine’s Rate of Substance-Exposed Newborns Is Much Higher Than National Average

    A January report shows Maine has well above the national average of substance-exposed newborns. According to state health officials, the problem has been known for years and is actually getting better after peaking in 2016. “We’re very concerned about this issue, it’s a top priority,” said Dr. Anne Belisle, chief child healt...
  • coronavirus 18 hours ago

    Mass. Man Turned Away from Cruise Due to Coronavirus Fears, Denied Refund

    A February cruise to the Caribbean was something Yi Zhao and Greg O’Brien of Provincetown, Massachusetts, were really looking forward to. “Just about a week before we were set to cruise, we got an email from the cruise line saying that if anybody has been to mainland China within 14 days of sailing, you will not be able to board,”...
  • coronavirus 19 hours ago

    Coronavirus ‘Needs to Be Taken Seriously’: More Students Sent Home From Overseas

    As concern over the coronavirus continues to grow, colleges across the region are cancelling trips and bringing students home from studying abroad. That’s the decision that was made late Wednesday night at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. A college spokesman tells NBC10 Boston this is the first time that anyone at the school...
  • Massachusetts 20 hours ago

    1 Dead After Being Pulled From Fire in Oxford Garage

    One person has died in a fire on Thursday afternoon in Oxford, Massachusetts, the state’s fire marshal said. Firefighters pulled a man from a 2-story garage fire at 33 Sacarrappa Rd. The victim was taken to an area hospital, but died from injuries sustained in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • coronavirus 20 hours ago

    Gov. Baker: Massachusetts Preparing for Possible Coronavirus Outbreak

    Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he will release a plan next week on steps Massachusetts is taking to prepare for a possible outbreak of a new virus spreading around the world. Baker told reporters that since the beginning of the month there have been daily conversations among the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the federal Centers for D...
  • fire 20 hours ago

    Leicester Woman Charged After Trying to Put Out Fire at Own Home

    A Massachusetts woman who was put in handcuffs in front of her children as her home burned in July now faces several charges, including assault and battery on a police officer and interfering with a firefighter. Kelly O’Brien, of Leicester, said she ran outside July 26, 2019, and used a garden hose to try to extinguish the flames coming from&...
  • death investigation 21 hours ago

    Man Charged With Murdering Mother in Dorchester

    A man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his mother in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Police said Thursday afternoon that a death investigation was underway on Columbia Road. Around 9:45 p.m., police confirmed that officers responded around 2:20 p.m. to find a woman dead. The woman was not immediately identified. Pol...
  • Whitman 21 hours ago

    Funeral Services Set for Family Members Killed in Florida

    A wake and funeral Mass for four members of a Massachusetts family who died in a car crash during a trip to Florida are scheduled for this weekend. The wake for Josephine Fay, 76; her daughter Julie Smith, 41; and Smith’s children Jaxon, 11, and Scarlett, 5, is scheduled for Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Weymouth. A funeral…...
  • Vermont 22 hours ago

    Vermont is Home to the Best Hotel of The Year: Report

    Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, has been named as Best Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide. The hotel, which welcomes guests age 16 or older, was nominated with what Forbes defined “a record-breaking score of 98.24%,” a result of anonymous inspectors testing the standards of the hotel during a two-night stay. “We were absolutely delighted and equall...
  • teen arrested 23 hours ago

    Teen Facing Numerous Charges for Vandalism of Plymouth Rock, Downtown Area

    A Massachusetts teenager is facing numerous charges of vandalism to historic landmarks, including Plymouth Rock, according to police. On the morning of Feb. 17, police received several reports of vandalism to properties that were defaced with red spray paint – most written with the number and letter combination 508 MOF. The locations police s...
  • forecast 23 hours ago

    Chilly Winds Move In for Friday

    Heavy rain is being replaced by sunshine this afternoon, as gusty west winds bring in cooler air. Temperatures will continue to slide into the 30s and 40s this afternoon and evening, as skies clear for more spots. In the mountains of northern New England, snow showers will continue not just today, but right into tomorrow as moisture blows in from&#...
  • James Beard Award 23 hours ago

    These New England Chefs and Restaurants Are 2020 James Beard Semifinalists

    Some 40 New England chefs, restaurants and wine and beer programs were nominated this week as semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Awards. Chef Karen Akunowicz’ Fox & the Knife in Boston and Tanám in Somerville, Massachusetts were nominated for best restaurant. Fox & the Knife is not new to praise, having been celebrated for ...
  • coronavirus 24 hours ago

    Boston Officials Monitoring 34 People for Coronavirus Symptoms

    The city of Boston is monitoring 34 people for symptoms of the coronavirus, including Massachusetts’ only confirmed case so far, health officials said Thursday, but the risk of contracting the virus in the city remains “very low.” During a press conference, officials said 33 people who each came through one of the 11 airports in t...
  • wind damage 24 hours ago

    Strong Winds Cause Downed Trees, Power Outages in Some Communities

    Strong winds in parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire on Thursday led to downed trees and power outages in some communities. In Grafton, a large tree fell on the town common and partially blocked the roadway, according to police. Authorities urged residents in the area to use caution. Further north in Tyngsborough, police reported multiple power...
  • mbta Feb 27

    Shuttles Deployed on Green Line Due to Damaged Train: MBTA

    Shuttle busses were replacing regular service on the MBTA’s Green Line Thursday due to damage to a train. The MBTA said in a tweet that the shuttles were replacing service on the Green Line B Branch between Babcock Street and Boston College stations as authorities removed a train with a damaged pantograph. The MBTA tweeted around 12:40 p.m. t...
  • Weather Feb 27

    Snow Continues to Fall in Northern New England

    The rain that made for a very slow morning commute across most of New England continues to shift north as a combination of valley rain and higher terrain snow in northern New England, with the snow line slowly dropping from the mountains Thursday morning but the back edge of the moisture concurrently moving north.  This creates heaviest snowfa...
  • Lori Loughlin Feb 27

    Judge Sets October Trial Date for Loughlin, Giannulli in College Scam

    TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday. The judge set the trial date a day after defense attorneys claimed that new evidence would exonerate the couple of...
  • NFL Feb 27

    ‘It’s Not Looking Good’: Patriots Reportedly Have Yet to Reach Out to Tom Brady

    New England Patriots fans received a double dose of bad news Thursday morning, with two reporters with ties to the team and Tom Brady reporting that things are not looking good for a possible return of the free agent quarterback. It started with ESPN’s Jeff Darlington on “Get Up” on Thursday morning. The NFL insider said he’...
  • Weather forecast Feb 27

    Heavy Rain, Wind and Snow Impact Morning Commute Across New England

    We are in First Alert mode this morning due to a fast-moving band of heavy rain and wind crossing southern and central New England. Additionally, we have heavy snow in the highest elevations of Vermont, along with much of central and northern New Hampshire, and most of interior Maine, north of Augusta. Numerous advisories, watches, and warnings hav...
  • BOSTON Feb 27

    4 Hurt in Crash Involving Boston Police Cruiser, Wrong-Way Driver

    Four people were injured Wednesday night in a crash involving three cars, one of which was stolen and another a Boston Police cruiser. The crash happened at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Seaver Street in the Dorchester neighborhood, police said. The stolen car, occupied by two males estimated to be between 16 and 17 years old, was headin...
  • David Ortiz Feb 27

    Buy Big Papi’s Stuff: Estate Sale at David Ortiz’s Weston Home

    You probably can’t hit a home run quite like Red Sox legend David Ortiz. But you can own his mirror, his chair and his lamp. More than 350 items belonging to Big Papi will go up for sale Saturday morning. Exceptional Estate Sales posted photos of the merchandise. Inside Ortiz’s home in Weston, Massachusetts, there is baseball memorabili...
  • Investigations Feb 27

    Despite Rise in Violent Hate Crimes, Some Mass. Police Departments Say They Don’t Need Civil Rights Officers

    Rabbi Keith Stern still remembers his first encounter with anti-Semitism. Stern was playing on the swings at his elementary school when a classmate told him a joke about Jewish people. He never told his father, a Holocaust survivor, fearing he would be furious about what his son had experienced. “I absolutely knew if he heard about this that ...
  • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL Feb 27

    Lawyers: New Evidence Backs Loughlin, Giannulli’s Innocence

    Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California.

  • Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Feb 27

    Columbia Gas Whistleblower: ‘People Die’ If Rules and Regulations Are Ignored

    A 42-year Columbia Gas employee said his bosses ignored repeated warning about potential safety issues. But not federal investigators, who used the retired utility worker’s testimony to help build their criminal case. On Wednesday, Bart Maderios reacted to the federal criminal charges against his former employer. “I cried for days. It d...
  • coronavirus Feb 27

    ‘A Lot to Handle Mentally’: Students Abroad Deal With Fallout From Coronavirus Threat

    As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Italy, a number of Massachusetts colleges with students studying abroad — like Assumption College and Emerson College — have limited students’ travel to keep them out of virus hot spots. But Stonehill College students studying in Rome got an email Tuesday night that they had 48 hours to leave the coun...
  • Maine Feb 26

    Mainers to Weigh in on Vaccine Referendum on Super Tuesday

    When Mainers go to the polls during Super Tuesday next week, they will not just be selecting a Democratic presidential candidate. They will also get to weigh in on a referendum that would overturn a law taking effect in 2021 eliminating certain vaccine exemptions for children in public schools. In spring 2019, the Maine legislature passed a bill th...
  • coronavirus Feb 26

    231 People Self-Quarantined, Being Monitored for Coronavirus in Mass.

    As coronavirus cases continue to rise globally, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Wednesday that it has been working closely on the virus response with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The risk of COVID-19 remains low in Massachusetts,” Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said in a conference call. ...
  • New England Aquarium Feb 26

    Two Rare Blue Whales Spotted 130 Miles Off Cape Cod

    Two rare, endangered blue whales were spotted by researchers in New England waters, about 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod earlier this month. Researchers Orla O’Brien and Amy Warren from the New England Aquarium surveyed the vast Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument to document the region’s biodiversity and count the...
  • missing teenager Feb 26

    Police Seek Whereabouts of Missing Wayland Teenager

    Police need the public’s help locating a missing Massachusetts teenager last seen in Wayland more than two weeks ago. Rachaell Redgate, 15, was last seen on Feb. 10. Police believe the teenager fled from Wayland to Fall River. Redgate is described at 5’1″ and 110 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information on R...
  • Brockton Feb 26

    2 People Shot Near Westgate Mall in Brockton

    Emergency crews responded to a reported shooting near the Westgate Mall in Brockton, Massachusetts, on Wednesday afternoon. Brockton police said the shooting occurred inside a Holiday Inn shortly after 1:30 p.m. Two men were injured in the shooting, police said. One male victim made his way to the Westgate Mall area nearby and called 911. Emergency...
  • red sox Feb 26

    Red Sox Prospect From Taiwan Quarantined Over Coronavirus Concerns: Report

    A Boston Red Sox prospect from Taiwan has been quarantined by the team as a precaution over concerns about the coronavirus. According to the Boston Globe, Chih-Jung Liu, a 20-year-old pitcher, arrived in Florida from Taiwan last week to take part in spring training. But he has been quarantined in a hotel room ever since. Liu wrote on Facebook that&...
  • forecast Feb 26

    Spring-Like Storm to Bring Rain, Snow and Wind to Parts of New England

    A spring-like storm arrives in New England tonight, bringing heavy rain, pasty snow and powerful winds to different parts of New England. Things will still be quiet this evening, with lots of clouds and pockets of mist and drizzle. Expect a few flurries in northern New England where it’s a little chillier. Temperatures will hold in the 30s an...
  • proposed bill Feb 26

    Massachusetts House Leaders Propose 5-Cent Gas Tax Increase

    Massachusetts House leaders proposed a 5-cent per gallon gas tax hike on Wednesday as part of a larger bill aimed at increasing funding for transportation. The proposal would also increase fees on ride-hailing services and end the state’s sales tax exemption for the purchase of vehicles by rental car companies. It would also increase the stat...
  • coach cited Feb 26

    Holy Cross Rowing Coach Cited in Crash That Killed Rower

    Police in Florida have cited a College of Holy Cross rowing coach for failing to yield the right of way in a Jan. 15 crash that killed a rower and injured 13 other people. Patrick Diggins was issued a noncriminal traffic violation for failing to yield to oncoming traffic as he drove a rented van carrying team members to practice,…

  • REAL IDs Feb 26

    New Technology at Logan Airport Will Improve REAL ID Screening

    The Transportation Security Administration at Boston’s Logan Airport has installed new technology in preparation for REAL IDs which will be required of all passengers starting in October. The 25 Credential Authentication Technology scanners, which were installed last fall and debuted to the public on Wednesday, will improve checkpoint screeni...
  • New Hampshire Feb 26

    NH Flags to Be Lowered for Air Force Pilot

    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday in memory of an Air Force pilot from Hudson who recently was killed in Afghanistan. Capt. Ryan Phaneuf and another airman died January 27 in a plane crash. Phaneuf, who was 30, was a 2007 graduate of Alvirne High School and a member of the…

  • Dunkin' Feb 26

    Dunkin’ Rolls Out ‘Snackin’ Bacon’, and It’s Exactly What It Sounds Like

    For years, Americans have found unique ways to use bacon. Now, Dunkin’ is hopping on the trend. The coffee chain unveiled its new Snackin’ Bacon with Sweet Black Pepper Wednesday morning. Snackin’ Bacon comprises of eight half-slices of bacon and is served in a sleeve. It combines sweet and savory flavors with a sweet black pepper season...
  • NBCU Boston Media Center Feb 26

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for ‘Spectacular’ New NBCU Boston Media Center

    NBC10 Boston, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN celebrated the newly built NBCUniversal Boston Media Center with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. NBCUniversal executives, government officials, the Boston Celtics, and representatives and community members from the Town of Needham all attended the ceremony. The multi-million...
  • vaping death Feb 26

    Fifth Vaping-Related Death Confirmed in Mass.

    Massachusetts health officials confirmed Wednesday that a fifth person in the state had died of a vaping-related lung injury. The patient was a man in his 40s from Suffolk County, the Department of Public Health said. The man reported vaping tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an ingredient found in marijuana, officials said. “My condolences go out to the ...
  • Decision 2020 Feb 26

    Boston Globe Endorses Elizabeth Warren for Democratic Nomination

    The Boston Globe’s editorial board has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts for the Democratic nomination for president, the paper said Tuesday evening. “It is Warren’s efforts to put money lost by reckless bankers during the financial crisis back in people’s pockets, and to protect consumers from predatory lenders and credit card ...
  • Weather Feb 26

    Winter Storm Warning for Parts of New England

    New England is on the precipice of another storm, with snow north and rain south – just the way many New Englanders say they prefer their winter storms.  The only affects of the changing weather pattern Wednesday are lots of clouds and areas of sprinkles, flurries, drizzle and fog – temperatures remain milder than normal, though the abundance ...
  • COLUMBIA GAS Feb 26

    Columbia Gas to Be Sold, Pay $53M Fine for 2018 Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

    Columbia Gas, the utility behind the deadly 2018 Merrimack Valley gas explosions, will pay a $53 million fine and be sold by its parent company, NiSource, after agreeing to plead guilty in connection with the disaster, authorities announced Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said in a press conference that Columbia Gas had agreed to plead guil...
  • Patriots Feb 26

    Could Patriots Videotaping Investigation Punishment Come Soon?

    It’s been over two months since the NFL started investigating the Patriots, but we may not have to wait much longer for a ruling.

  • Cambodia Feb 26

    Cambodian Refugee Deported 2 Years Ago Returns to US

    A Cambodian refugee who says he was wrongly deported nearly two years ago was reunited with his family in Massachusetts on Wednesday, becoming the fourth such refugee — and first on the East Coast — to be allowed back into the country since the Trump administration stepped up deportations of Southeast Asians.

  • Decision 2020 Feb 26

    Sanders, Making Bold Play in Warren’s Home State, to Hold Two Rallies in Mass.

    As the South Carolina primary unfolds, Bernie Sanders won’t be hustling for last-minute votes there but instead will be invading Elizabeth Warren’s home turf. The Vermont senator is holding a noon rally Saturday on Boston Common, not far from Warren’s home in Cambridge. And he’s spending the night before in the Massachusetts...
  • Somerville Feb 26

    Police Cruiser Involved in Minor Crash in Somerville

    A Somerville, Massachusetts, police cruiser was involved in a minor crash early Wednesday morning. The cruiser collided with a second car around 12:30 a.m. at the corner of McGrath Highway and Broadway, with the officer and driver of the other vehicle sustaining minor injuries. There was some damage reported to road barrels in the median. The condi...
  • Weather forecast Feb 26

    Overnight Storm to Bring Heavy Snow to the North, Rain to the South

    We need to dress for a chilly damp day in New England. It’s a gray Wednesday morning with a few light raindrops and a few snowflakes in the higher elevations of Vermont. It looks like the driest air is in Maine, that’s where we have a few breaks of sunshine. It’s a rather complex weather map with several boundaries,...

  • Real ID Feb 26

    Mass. RMV Said Woman’s Real Name Couldn’t Be on Her REAL ID

    Come Oct. 1, you’re going to need a REAL ID or a passport when flying within the United States, even to get inside some federal buildings. A REAL ID is a new version of your driver’s license or state identification that meets increased security standards. The change is because of a federal law passed after the 9/11 attacks. When Elizabe...
  • Massachusetts Feb 26

    Dog Safe After Falling Through Ice in Ashland

    Blue the black lab is doing just fine after being rescued Tuesday afternoon in Ashland, Massachusetts. She had plunged through the ice in the Ashland Reservoir. “She walked out so far, fell in the ice,” said her owner, Corey Spaulding. “It was panic.” Spaulding spoke with NBC10 Boston from the emergency room, where she&#8217...
  • coronavirus Feb 26

    Local College Students Abroad Among Those Affected by Coronavirus Concerns

    As the world continues to worry about the spread of coronavirus, college students are among those being affected. Students abroad at Emerson College’s castle, Kasteel Well, in the Netherlands, are now restricted from traveling out of that country until March 15. The school has also cancelled an upcoming trip for those students, who were plann...
  • Hyde Park Feb 26

    In First 2 Months of 2020, There Have Been 9 Homicides in Boston

    Authorities in Boston are investigating why there has been an uptick in violence so far this year. Nine homicides have taken place in the first two months of 2020. At this point last year, there had been six. The latest shooting happened early Tuesday morning at the intersection of Wood Avenue and Frazer Street in Hyde Park. A man suffered…...
  • Massachusetts Feb 26

    Student-Athletes Among 50+ at Underage Drinking Party in Braintree

    Student-athletes were among the more than four dozen underage people recently discovered by police at a house party in Braintree, Massachusetts, authorities said. Police responded to a home on Albee Drive Feb. 20 for a report of a large “drinking party.” When officers arrived, they met with the homeowners and allegedly saw an undisclose...
  • Massachusetts Feb 25

    As MBTA Issues Continue, Advocates Push for Transportation Funding Bill

    From the latest troubles on the MBTA to the constant traffic on the roads, transportation advocates are pushing for more investments, even if some of the money may have to come out of their pockets. They gathered at the state house Tuesday to urge lawmakers to support ideas such as congestion pricing, raising the gas tax and adding more fees…...
  • identification cards Feb 25

    Bill Would Make it Easier for Mass. Homeless to Get State ID Card

    A bill scheduled for debate by the Massachusetts Senate this week would make it easier for homeless families and young people to obtain state identification cards. The bill would require the registrar of motor vehicles to come up with what supporters call a burden-free process for homeless individuals to obtain the IDs. That process would be free o...
  • Vermont Feb 25

    Oh, Deer! Animal Smashes Through Bank Window

    At the Bar Harbor Bank and Trust branch in downtown Randolph, Vermont, the lone suspect in a breaking and entering case Monday had four legs. “It was unbelievable,” recalled Lisa Allard, who took video of a group of deer just after one of those animals smashed through an office window at the back of the bank. “The deer just thrash...
  • drugs for guns Feb 25

    2nd Man Sentenced in Vermont-to-Boston Drugs-for-Guns Plan

    A second Boston man who was said to be a member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in a Vermont-to-Boston drugs-for-guns plan. The U.S. Attorney’s office says that Darwin Medina, 35, was sentenced in federal court in Burlington to serve 135 months in prison. Medina’s...
  • Massachusetts Feb 25

    Fore River Bridge Reopens to Traffic After Malfunction

    The Fore River Bridge, a drawbridge separating the Massachusetts cities of Quincy and Weymouth, was closed to traffic for part of Tuesday afternoon and evening due to a malfunction. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation confirmed around 5:30 p.m. that the bridge was stuck in the open position. Shortly before 6:45 p.m., MassDOT said the bri...
  • woman attacked Feb 25

    Man Arrested After Attacking Elderly Woman at Newburyport Home: DA

    A Massachusetts man is facing charges after allegedly attacking a 70-year-old woman Tuesday morning at a home in Newburyport, Massachusetts, according to the Essex District Attorney’s office. Police responded to 18 Strong St. at 11:48 a.m. after receiving a request for a well-being check. When officers arrived, a 70-year old woman was found s...
  • New Hampshire Feb 25

    Man Sought After Wine Bottle Emptied in Store Bathroom

    A man is being sought after a bottle of wine was found empty in a New Hampshire store. Police in Belmont released a photo of a person of interest in “the disappearance of ‘the contents of a bottle of white wine.’” Workers at the unidentified store reviewed surveillance footage that allegedly showed the man going into the res...
  • Caught In Southie Feb 25

    Sullivan’s Opens This Week!

    Hot diggity dog! Who’s ready to leap into a new season of Sully’s? A welcome sign of spring happens this weekend – Sullivan’s will be open for business! The legendary hot dog stand opens its doors on Saturday, Feb. 29. Enjoy half priced hot dogs and help celebrate Sully’s 69th season! Here’s a refresher on How to Order at Sully’s! Enjoy...
  • forecast Feb 25

    Rain, Heavy Snow Possible for Some by Thursday

    We’re done with the sunshine for a couple of days. The good news is (if you like the warm air) we will squeeze in one more mild day before temperatures return to the 30s and 40s. Rain over the coming days will come in waves. It appears the steadiest precipitation will arrive Wednesday afternoon and continue through Thursday morning....
  • Springfield kidnapping Feb 25

    Local Auto Shop Helps Couple Who Tracked Down Suspect in Kidnapping Case

    As parents, Benny Correa and Amanda Disley felt compelled to help track down a missing 11-year-old girl when they followed a wanted car in January’s Springfield kidnapping case. Now, a local auto repair company is giving back to the couple by repairing the vehicle they drove during the chase for free. During the chase that ultimately helped p...
  • crash Feb 25

    Multi-Vehicle Crash in Chelmsford Results in Serious Injuries: Police

    A multiple-vehicle crash on Route 3 at Interstate 495 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has resulted in serious injuries, according to state police. The crash temporarily closed Route 3 northbound at I-495 while crews responded to the scene. By about 3 p.m., only the right travel lane was closed pending the investigation. At least one person was taken ...
  • Tom Brady Feb 25

    Tom Brady Opens Up About Kobe Bryant Tragedy in Instagram Post

    Tom Brady on Tuesday issued a statement on Instagram eulogizing Kobe Bryant, saying the NBA star’s tragic death “deeply affected” him. In the post, titled “What’s Really Important,” Brady said that the loss of Bryant, who was killed along with his daughter, Gigi, and seven others in a helicopter crash in Californ...
  • mbta Feb 25

    Frustrations Simmer After Delays on Commuter Rail, Red Line

    The MTBA said Framingham Train 584 was delayed by about an hour after it became disabled due to a “mechanical issue” sometime before 7 a.m. Another train was deployed to push the train to Boston’s South Station, causing delays on the line. Several trains, including Worcester Line trains 506, 508, 509, 510 and 552; and Framingham t...
  • Weather Feb 25

    Approaching Winter Storm Could Make for Messy Thursday Morning Commute

    Tuesday clouds don’t entirely ruin the high New Englanders are still riding from highs into the 50s and 60s Monday – in fact, thin spots and holes in the clouds allow for splashes of sun to bump temperatures into the 50s again for southern and central New England. In northern New England, a northerly wind has begun, very slowly draining…...
  • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL Feb 25

    Hot Pockets Heiress Sentenced in College Admissions Scam

    An heiress to the Hot Pockets microwavable snack fortune who agreed to pay $300,000 to cheat the college admissions process for her daughters in a nationwide bribery scheme was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison. Michelle Janavs, whose family developed Hot Pockets before selling their company, was sentenced in Boston federal court for her r...
  • brigham shooting Feb 25

    Valet Injured in Brigham and Women’s Shooting Was Hit by Officer’s Bullet: DA

    The Brigham and Women’s Hospital valet injured in a shooting earlier this month was struck by a Boston police officer’s bullet, and the weapon the original suspect brandished was not a working firearm, authorities said Tuesday. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins released preliminary details surrounding the Feb. 7 shooting ...
  • coronavirus concerns Feb 25

    Milford Students Who Traveled to Italy Held Out of School Over Coronavirus Concerns

    Nearly two dozen students in Milford, Massachusetts, who recently took a trip to Italy were cleared to return to school, the district said Tuesday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in the European country. Superintendent Kevin McIntyre said the 23 students from Milford and 10 students from Hopedale, who returned from Italy Friday, w...
  • New England Holocaust Memorial Feb 25

    Steve Ross, Founder of New England Holocaust Memorial, Dies

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says that Steve Ross, a Holocaust survivor who founded the New England Holocaust Memorial and spent decades searching for the soldier who helped him at a concentration camp in 1945, has died. The Boston Globe reported that Ross had lived in Newton for many years and previously lived in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain after com...
  • Hyde Park Feb 25

    Suspect Sought Following Shooting in Hyde Park; 1 Injured

    Police are searching for a suspect following an early morning shooting in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Around 2:10 a.m., an adult male was shot near the corner of Wood Avenue and Frazer Street, police said. The victim was subsequently transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It is unclear where or how many times...
  • Weather forecast Feb 25

    Streak of Sunny Days Runs Out

    Our streak of sunny days is running out. We’ve had an increase of clouds overnight, and although there are still sunny breaks, today becomes mostly cloudy with a few showers developing late. Temperatures are still unseasonably mild, but with a light breeze more from the north and east, and more in the way of clouds, we’re going to end up......
  • Paralympic Feb 25

    ‘This Was My Life and My Identity’: Prosthetic Stolen From Aspiring Paralympian

    Muji Karim knows about overcoming obstacles. But even so, this one hurts. The resident of Medford, Massachusetts, is trying to figure out who would steal his custom prosthetic running blade from his SUV over the weekend. “It is very disappointing, you go through a lot of emotions,” Karim said. “I was upset, wondering who would hav...
  • ticket troubles Feb 25

    This Driver Settled a Speeding Ticket 5 Years Ago. The RMV Just Suspended His License

    James Yang got an unwelcome surprise in his mailbox from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles in January: A 60-day driver’s license suspension. The notice baffled the 64-year-old Lexington driver and his family. According to the RMV, the suspension was related to a speeding ticket he received while traveling through rural Virginia in ...
  • Massachusetts Feb 25

    ‘It’s Devastating’: Fire Destroys Family Home in Worcester

    Flames tore through a home Monday evening in Worcester, Massachusetts, but several occupants and the family dog made it out safely. “It just feels like a dream,” said Jenna Prokopowich, who lives at the home, but wasn’t there at the time. “I don’t really feel like I’m here right now.” Jayce Bonet, who also ...
  • Decision 2020 Feb 25

    With Bernie in Front, Moderate Dems Grapple With How to Vote in November

    When Bernie Sanders blew away the competition in the Nevada caucuses, a new headline emerged — Sanders could be unstoppable. That leads to another question: If it comes down to Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump, who do you go with? “I’d have to go with Bernie, although I’d be unhappy with that choice,” said Susan Glazer of Need...
  • mbta Feb 25

    Delays on MBTA Red Line After Sparks and Smoke Shoot From Train

    The MBTA Red Line was experiencing delays of more than half an hour at one point Monday night after a train experienced a mechanical problem and sent smoke into a train station. Shortly before 9 p.m., the MBTA said a northbound train became disabled at Broadway. About 20 minutes later, the MBTA said fire crews were responding after smoke dispersed&...
  • Massachusetts Feb 25

    Male Victim Killed in Mattapan Shooting

    A man is dead after a shooting Monday evening in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood. Police responded just after 7:30 p.m. to the intersection of Delhi Street and Violet Street. Police initially said a male victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross later confirmed that the victim, who ...
  • Massachusetts Feb 25

    Lynn Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

    One person is dead Monday after a shooting on a cul-de-sac in Lynn, Massachusetts. The shooting took place around 6 p.m. on Jones Terrace, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. Police responded to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds. A 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, a 22-year-old...
  • coronavirus Feb 25

    Impact of Coronavirus Fears Hit Businesses in Boston, Across US

    For Peter Skiera, most of his problems are packaged in the small speakers he repairs inside his office in Boston. But Monday, there were much bigger issues to address at Como Audio, where production has stalled since the conoravirus emerged in China. “We rely 100% on China for the production,” said Skiera, vice president of product deve...
  • BOSTON Feb 25

    5 Years Ago, Boston Broke Its Snow Record

    Shoveling was a second full-time job for many Bostonians five years ago, as the record-breaking, back-breaking, so-called “Snowpocalypse” winter of 2015 just wouldn’t let up. “I’m trying to dig out my car for the fourth time,” said one man. “Just trying to remove as much as we can, it just keeps coming and ...
  • Vermont Feb 24

    Sanders Rivals Competing on His Home Turf

    Early voting is well underway in Vermont, ahead of next week’s primary on Super Tuesday—which is also Vermont’s Town Meeting Day. Sen. Bernie Sanders is widely expected to cruise to victory in his home state’s Democratic primary, but that doesn’t mean other candidates are going away without a fight. With phone banking and a ...
  • food & drink Feb 24

    Take the Boston Black Restaurant Challenge

    It’s Black History Month, and one way you can mark the occasion is by visiting black-owned businesses. That’s the thought behind the Boston Black Restaurant Challenge that’s going on right now. The Boston Black Restaurant Challenge is an annual celebration promoting community, culture and economic development. During the month of ...
  • Tom Brady Feb 24

    Tom Brady’s Agent Expected to Meet With Patriots at This Week’s NFL Combine

    Tom Brady’s free agency is rapidly approaching and the latest rumors suggest that his agent, Don Yee, will meet with the New England Patriots at some point during the NFL Scouting Combine this week in Indianapolis.

  • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL Feb 24

    Ex-Coach Runs From Courthouse After Sentencing in College Admissions Scam

    The former men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from a scrum of reporters and his own lawyers Monday after he was sentenced to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Michael Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed with his face in his hands…...
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