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Today at 01:00PM
Boston time capsule believed found in lion statue

BOSTON (AP) - What appears to be a window to Boston's past has turned up in a rather unusual place: The head of a lion's statue on the building that once served as the seat of Massachusetts government.

Today at 12:38PM
Pro-casino group launches first TV ad of campaign

BOSTON (AP) - The first television advertisement in the campaign to preserve the state's developing casino industry was unveiled Tuesday by MGM Resorts and its supporters in Springfield, the economically struggling western Massachusetts city where it is planning an $800 million resort.

Today at 12:38PM
3 Afghan Army officers in US immigration custody

BOSTON (AP) - Three Afghanistan National Army officers who vanished during training in Massachusetts were placed in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after being detained on the Canadian border, authorities said.

Today at 12:25PM
Hernandez cousin gets probation on contempt charge

BOSTON (AP) - A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the 2012 killings of two Boston men.

Today at 12:25PM
Blue Jackets re-up with AHL Springfield

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Columbus Blue Jackets have extended their agreement with the Springfield Falcons for the club to serve as the organization's American Hockey League affiliate through the 2015-16 season with an option for two additional years.

Today at 06:44AM
Hernandez cousin to plead guilty to contempt

BOSTON (AP) - A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to plead guilty to a contempt charge for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the 2012 killings of two Boston men.

Today at 06:10AM
GOP candidate says NFL chief should step down

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker is calling on National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down.

Today at 05:54AM
Suffolk Downs to close Oct. 4

BOSTON (AP) - Suffolk Downs officials says live thoroughbred racing will end for the season - and most likely for good - on the first Saturday in October.

Today at 05:01AM
Chicopee officer fired for relationship with teen

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - A 43-year-old Chicopee police officer has been fired for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

Today at 04:27AM
Saugus woman charged with sexual assault on teen

LYNN, Mass. (AP) - An 18-year-old Saugus woman has been held without bail after pleading not guilty to taking part in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl that was captured on video and distributed via cellphone.

Today at 04:18AM
Deliberations continue in Boston slaying trial

BOSTON (AP) - Jury deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of two Boston men charged with killing a pizza delivery driver they lured to a vacant home are entering their second day.

Today at 03:02AM
Sales of single family homes down in August

BOSTON (AP) - Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by almost 7 percent in August when compared to the year-ago month, but median prices continued to climb.

Today at 02:26AM
Malden man pleads guilty in Ipswich slaying

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - One of three men charged in the killing of a popular Ipswich restaurant owner three years ago pleaded guilty to charges including manslaughter and agreed to testify against his co-defendants, prosecutors said.

Today at 01:48AM
Springfield woman awarded $1.3M for death of son

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A federal jury has awarded $1.3 million to the mother of a Springfield teenager who was struck and killed by a passing car during a confrontation with a police officer.

Sep 22
Critics: Gas tax question will harm roads, bridges

BOSTON (AP) - Opponents of a ballot question that would repeal a new law linking future increases in the state gas tax to the rate of inflation say the question would undermine efforts to fix crumbling Massachusetts roads and bridges.

Sep 22
Ted Williams' daughter visiting Slugger Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) AAA" The daughter of baseball great Ted Williams is visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum next month.

Sep 22
Springfield mayor to campaign for pro-casino group

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and business and labor union leaders are kicking off a local political campaign to preserve the state's developing casino industry.

Sep 22
Marathon suspect's friend due in court for hearing

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was due in federal court for a final hearing before his trial begins next week.