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Massachusetts Lawyer Faces Federal Wire Fraud, Tax Charges

A Massachusetts lawyer who resigned from the bar last year after he was accused of stealing money from his clients faces new federal charges. Prosecutors say Kevin M. Brill embezzled a combined $589,8...

  • as seen on Jun 22

    Police Officer Makes Heroic, Swimming Rescue

    A police officer in West Haven, Connecticut saved a man who was seen struggling in the water off the shores of Bradley’s Point. The officer swam out nearly 100 yards to rescue the swimmer.

  • Rhode Island Jun 22

    Rhode Island to Shift to ‘Gentler' Coronavirus Test

    Officials in Rhode Island on Monday said the state was shifting to a “gentler” coronavirus test to encourage more people to get tested for the virus. In a news conference, health director Nicole Alexander-Scott said the state was shifting away from longer swabs that reach the back of the throat through the nostril to a “regular&#8...
  • Maine Jun 22

    College Student Killed in Rollover Crash in Maine

    A Thomas College student was killed when the pickup truck he was driving crashed alongside Interstate 295 in Maine, state police said Monday. Antonio Martinez, 22, of Waterville, was ejected from the pickup as it overturned several times before coming to a rest in the breakdown lane, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Pu...
  • Rhode Island Jun 23

    RI Signs Order Removing ‘Providence Plantations' From State's Formal Name

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday signed executive order to remove the phrase “Providence Plantations” from various official state documents as well as executive agency websites. The move, which was formally announced at an afternoon press conference, came after several weeks of meetings with community and youth leaders and was an effort to ...
  • Vermont Jun 22

    Vt. Investigates Clusters of COVID Cases

    Health officials urged residents to remain vigilant as they investigate two new “small clusters” of coronavirus cases in Rutland County and Windham County.

  • coronavirus Jun 22

    Maine Sees Widest Virus Racial Disparity Gap in the U.S.

    The widest racial disparity stemming from the coronavirus pandemic is in Maine, where Black residents are contracting the virus at 20 times the rate of their white neighbors. Maine has the highest percentage of white residents of any state. It also has a low rate of coronavirus infection, with less than 3,000 cases in total. But the Portland Press ...
  • New Hampshire Jun 21

    Man Seriously Injured in Fiery Crash in NH

    A man was seriously injured in a fiery crash in Pelham, New Hampshire Saturday, authorities said. Pelham police responded to the scene on Spring Street around 8 p.m. Saturday, and found a Mercedes E500 sedan that had been fully engulfed in flames after striking a tree as well as a 32-year-old man lying on the ground with serious injuries. An…...
  • abnormally dry conditions Jun 20

    New Hampshire Urges Conservation Amid Dry Conditions

    New Hampshire is advising well owners in the state to conserve water amid abnormally dry conditions. According to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor, all of New Hampshire has been categorized as abnormally dry and over the past two months has received less than normal amounts of rain. Some parts of the state, including Sullivan, Merrimack, Strafford, ...
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