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Cops: No past reason to enter remains-filled home

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) - Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday.

Today at 01:16PM
Coakley, GOP exchange jabs on early ed costs

BOSTON (AP) - Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says her plan to eliminate a waiting list of 17,000 children seeking state vouchers for pre-kindergarten programs would cost an estimated $150 million annually.

Today at 12:58PM
Penn State's Franklin has long-term plan

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State coach James Franklin has a long-term plan.

Today at 12:57PM
Aaron Hernandez: I felt helpless to refuse police

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said in a court filing released Tuesday that he felt helpless and concerned about his fiancee and their baby when police investigating a 2013 killing questioned him during a warranted search at his home.

Today at 12:25PM
Ex-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case

NEW YORK (AP) - The former police chief at a Massachusetts veterans hospital was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer.

Today at 12:05PM
Navy prison redevelopment plan moving forward

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's shuttered prison.

Today at 11:58AM
New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate.

Today at 11:54AM
Suffolk Downs: Casino vote will end horse racing

BOSTON (AP) - A Suffolk Downs official says horse racing will be coming to an end at the 79-year-old thoroughbred track as a result of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts.