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.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Lawrence.
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:
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.
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.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gardner's fire chief remains hospitalized in Worcester from injuries sustained fighting a house fire.
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.
BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen by recalling right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.
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.
BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts authorities are investigating a mysterious death at a hotel.
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.
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say one person was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 in Methuen.
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say one person was killed at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the highway.
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.
BOSTON (AP) - New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.
TORONTO (AP) - Matt Boyd turned in an outing for the record books.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.