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Today at 03:24PM
No injuries as woman hits cars, house trying avoid parade

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - Police say a woman hit two cars and a house while trying to turn around and avoid the Fourth of July parade in East Longmeadow.

Today at 03:16PM
Lawrence woman fatally shot, police investigating

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Lawrence.

Today at 01:56PM
America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the country:

Today at 01:08PM
New program opens parks, recreation options for disabled

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - When hiking, Sheila Collins may not be able to see the path she's walking on so well, but she can still sense of the magnificence of the nature surrounding her.

Today at 01:08PM
Massachusetts officials say animal cruelty a major problem

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The link between animal abuse and other violent crimes is well-documented, and law enforcement agencies and courts are recognizing that people who commit serious acts of animal abuse frequently have past criminal histories or are more apt to commit violent crimes against humans.

Today at 01:08PM
Gardner fire chief hospitalized from injuries at fire scene

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gardner's fire chief remains hospitalized in Worcester from injuries sustained fighting a house fire.

Today at 12:50PM
Cape Cod officials issue Great White Shark safety tips

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - Cape Cod officials are reminding visitors how to stay safe as great white sharks begin their annual return to the tourist destination.

Today at 12:26PM
Red Sox recall RHP Wright; option RHP Ramirez

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen by recalling right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

Jul 3
Ridership on Maine-Nova Scotia ferry up 26 percent in June

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The company that operates Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service says ridership in June was 26 percent higher than the same month last year.

Jul 3
Woman found dead at Burlington hotel

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts authorities are investigating a mysterious death at a hotel.

Jul 3
Ex-drug lab chemist may have tainted thousands of cases

BOSTON (AP) - A former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought, according to newly released court documents.

Jul 3
1 killed in Massachusetts 4-vehicle crash

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say one person was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 in Methuen.

Jul 3
1 killed in Massachusetts multi-vehicle crash

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say one person was killed at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the highway.

Jul 3
Ex-funeral director indicted on additional charges

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - The former owner of a Massachusetts funeral home accused of improperly caring for dead bodies and embezzling more than $375,000 from clients has been indicted on additional charges.

Jul 3
Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

BOSTON (AP) - New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.

Jul 3
Boyd hit hard, Jays lose 12-6 to Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) - Matt Boyd turned in an outing for the record books.

Jul 2
Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

TORONTO (AP) - Wade Miley warmed up in the bullpen, then he waited nearly half an hour to take the mound for the bottom of the first inning.

Jul 2
Wife decries police shooting of man, says he had no real gun

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - The wife of a man killed by police on Thursday said she told authorities there were no real firearms in her home before two officers shot him to death. Prosecutors said the man had pointed a realistic-looking BB gun at the officers before they opened fire.

Jul 2
Wife of Massachusetts man killed by police decries shooting

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - The wife of a Massachusetts man killed by police says she told authorities there were no real firearms in her home before two officers shot him to death. Prosecutors say the man had pointed a realistic-looking BB gun at the officers.

Jul 2
4 players fined by MLS for infractions

NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions.

Jul 2
Jays starter Boyd leaves without recording an out

TORONTO (AP) - Blue Jays starter Matt Boyd didn't record an out in his second big league start Thursday, leaving after the first seven Red Sox batters reached safely in the first inning.