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Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

A new, real-world study using video cameras, global positioning systems, lane trackers and other tech gadgets confirmed that dialing or texting while driving raised the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially...

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Caught on Camera: Mass. Father, Son Escape Montana Wildfire
Caught on Camera: Mass. Father, Son Escape Montana Wildfire

Charles and Justin Bilton, a father and son from Massachusetts, were just trying to escape as a rapidly growing forest fire started to surround them in Montana. "That kind of came up on us real quick," Charles...

Suspect Killed in Police-Involved Shooting in NH
Suspect Killed in Police-Involved Shooting in NH

A suspect was killed Monday in a shootout with police in Rochester, New Hampshire, according to officials. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced Monday night that 38-year-old Douglas Heath was killed...

Stretch of Cool Weather to Turn Into Muggy Humidity
Stretch of Cool Weather to Turn Into Muggy Humidity

For most of New England, we are enjoying a stretch of cooler and much less humid weather the few days.

Microsoft Uncovers More Russian Hacks Ahead of Midterms
Microsoft Uncovers More Russian Hacks Ahead of Midterms

Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created...

Popular Liquor Store in Quincy Closed After Facade Collapse
Popular Liquor Store in Quincy Closed After Facade Collapse

A popular liquor store in Quincy, Massachusetts is shut down until further notice after the roof crumbled to the ground Monday night.

DA: Bryon Hefner Made Prank Phone Calls to Treatment Center
DA: Bryon Hefner Made Prank Phone Calls to Treatment Center

The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg pleaded guilty Monday to making prank phone calls to a treatment facility where he was a patient.