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New Hampshire homicide 8 hours ago

Man Arrested for Allegedly Killing His 88-Year-Old Grandmother in Sandown, NH

Authorities were responding Wednesday to what they described as a suspicious death in Sandown, New Hampshire.

  • Tom Brady Dec 11

    Tom Brady Steps Down as Honorary Co-Chair of Local Best Buddies Challenge

    After 16 years, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is stepping down as honorary co-chair of a local, annual event benefiting Best Buddies International, the organization announced Tuesday. “It has been one of my greatest honors to serve as an Honorary Co-Chair of the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port,” Tom Brady said in a press release announcing his decision. “This…

  • Vermont Dec 10

    Boat Explosion Survivor Serves as Ambassador for Vt. Blood Drive

    A Vermont woman who suffered life-changing injuries last year is turning her experience into an opportunity to motivate blood donors to roll up their sleeves and give. “This simple act of donating blood is really, truly saving lives,” said Stefanie Schaffer of Mendon. In June 2018, a dream vacation to the Bahamas turned into a nightmare when the tour boat…

  • Rhode Island Hospital Dec 10

    7-Year-Old Rhode Island Boy Heads Home After Year in Hospital

    A 7-year-old Rhode Island boy is heading home after spending a year in the hospital fighting for his life. Joey Alvarado has spent the past year at Franciscan Children’s in Brighton, Massachusetts, after going into pulmonary failure last December. Alvarado needed a lung transplant, which was a tough decision for his mom, Kristina Aguilar. It’s been a difficult road for

  • Provincetown Dec 10

    Message in a Bottle Dated 1983 Found Turns Up on Cape Cod

    A man finds a message in a bottle dating back from 1983.

  • Phoenix the dog Dec 10

    Dog Shot, Struck by Car and Left to Die Now Looking for New Home

    A dog who recently underwent two life-saving surgeries after he was left to die in Georgia will soon be available for adoption in Massachusetts, according to the animal shelter that’s been caring for him. Phoenix had faced euthanasia when he arrived at a Georgia shelter after being struck by a car, according to officials with the Northeast Animal Shelter

  • forecast Dec 11

    Rain, Snow to Impact Some Areas of New England Overnight

    Temperatures today were unseasonably warm. Boston’s high made it to 63, just one degree shy of the record set back in 1907. Many locations surpassed 50 degrees, but this warmth will come to an end tonight. Rain showers will impact southern New England this evening and as the cold front drops from north to south, the rain will change over…

  • Trump flag stolen Dec 10

    Police Seek ID on Man Who Took, Destroyed Trump Flag From NH Home

    Police need the public’s help identifying a man caught on surveillance video removing a Trump 2020 flag from a home in Rochester on Monday morning. The man was caught on surveillance at the home on Silver Street, police said. The flag was later found destroyed, according to authorities. Anyone who knows the man or has information on the incident is…

  • fatal fire Dec 10

    1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Fire at Massachusetts Apartment Complex

    Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a fire at a Great Barrington apartment complex on Monday night. The fire at the Beech Tree Apartments was reported at about 7:40 p.m., the department posted on its Facebook page. Firefighters were notified of possible entrapment and found two unresponsive people. They were transported to Fairview Hospital where…

  • WAKEFIELD Dec 11

    Worker Dies After Incident Involving Tree in Wakefield, Mass.

    A 34-year-old construction worker who was working inside a Wakefield home when he went outside to help a tree company died Tuesday after sustaining “traumatic injuries” when he was thrown from the tree after it snapped, authorities said. Wakefield police and fire crews responded to Greenwood Street around 11 a.m. after receiving a report of the injured man, who was…

  • Fatal Shooting Dec 10

    Woman Shot to Death at Worcester Home

    A 21-year-old woman was shot to death overnight in Worcester, Massachusetts, and now police are investigating.

  • green line Dec 10

    Service Resumes on MBTA’s Green Line After Smoke Fills Park Street Station

    Service has resumed on the MBTA’s Green Line after smoke due to a power issue consumed Park Street station Tuesday afternoon. MBTA officials first tweeted at about 1 p.m. that service was impacted between Park Street and Haymarket stations. About an hour later, officials said service between Kenmore and Haymarket was also impacted due to the power problem. At

  • Ice Castles Dec 10

    Ice Castles in NH Expected to Open Around New Year

    Ice artisans in North Woodstock, New Hampshire have begun construction on a series of outdoor ice sculptures, which are expected to open to visitors around New Year’s Day. The project is a part of Ice Castles, a company based out of Utah, which oversees six locations throughout the US and Canada. Ice Castles feature ice-carved slides, tunnels, fountains, crawl

  • mbta Dec 10

    MBTA’s New Fare System Expected to Be Late, Over Budget

    The plan to modernize the Boston area public transit system’s fare collection technology is expected to cost more and take years longer to implement than originally thought, agency officials said. Plans to have the technology installed by 2021 have now been pushed back to 2024, and the cost is expected to jump from $700 million to perhaps $1 billion, officials…

  • forecast Dec 10

    Dramatic Change in Temps as Southern New England Braces for Snow

    Unseasonably mild temperatures continue Tuesday. Much of our older snowpack from last week will melt away with temperatures reaching into the 50s and 60s south, and mid to upper 40s to the north. In Boston, the highest maximum temperature record for Tuesday is 64 degrees, set back in 1907. We will likely come very close to tying this record in…

  • Pelham Dec 10

    Police Investigating ‘Untimely Death’ in Pelham, NH

    Police are responding to what they are describing as an “untimely death” in Pelham, New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office issued a press release shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday saying that officials were responding to an untimely death. The attorney general’s office did not say where the investigation is taking place. No further information was immediately

  • Doctors Murder Trial Dec 11

    After 2 Outbursts in Court, Man Found Guilty of Murdering Boston Doctors

    The man accused of killing two doctors in their luxury Boston condominium in 2017 was found guilty of first-degree murder and all other charges he faced Tuesday after he had to be removed from Suffolk Superior Court twice for two separate outbursts. Bampumim Teixeira was found guilty of all seven charges in the killings of doctors Richard Field and Lina…

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