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Today at 03:20AM
Proposed Athens biomass plant clears hurdle

ATHENS, Maine (AP) - A $30 million biomass plant proposed for Athens has won certification from a state financing agency for $12 million in state tax credits, a step forward for a project that could mean saving or creating about 200 jobs and boosting the local tax base.

Today at 02:57AM
Spencer man charged for allegedly dunking baby

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) - A Spencer man is facing assault and child endangerment charges after police say he dunked his 2-month-old son in a reservoir while he and his friends laughed and cheered.

Today at 02:45AM
Suffolk DA protests judge's ruling

BOSTON (AP) - The Suffolk district attorney is asking the state's highest court to step in after a district court judge cleared a woman of assault without hearing any evidence and without a prosecutor in the courtroom.

Today at 01:57AM
Easthampton man charged in hammer assault

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - An Easthampton man has been charged with using a hammer to assault two disabled women.

Today at 12:35AM
Balloon that crashed was from Maine; 4 hurt

CLINTON, Mass. (AP) - The hot air balloon that crashed into a power line in Massachusetts was registered to a Maine man.

Today at 12:01AM
Massachusetts Senate to debate PAC disclosure bill

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is set to debate a bill intended to help shine a light on donors to political action committees.

Jul 21
Gun safety activists plan rally at Statehouse

BOSTON (AP) - Police chiefs are joining with gun safety activists to press lawmakers to give them discretion over issuing firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns.

Jul 21
Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case.

Jul 21
Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) - The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack stands a chance of acquittal.

Jul 21
Hutchison hit hard, Red Sox rout Blue Jays 14-1

TORONTO (AP) - Drew Hutchison breezed through his first inning against the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, setting down the side in order on 10 pitches, nine of them strikes.

Jul 21
Ortiz homers twice, Red Sox rout Blue Jays 14-1

TORONTO (AP) - One day after promising he was "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August," David Ortiz hit two towering home runs.

Jul 21
Big Papi passes Yaz with 453rd career home run

TORONTO (AP) - Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski on baseball's career home run chart.