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Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his attorney Charles Rankin during the murder trial of the former New England Patriots tight end at Bristol County Superior Court Monday March 2, 2015, in Fall River, Ma. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

Aaron Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Monday, March 2, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled in December prosecutors …

Patriots place franchise tag on K Stephen Gostkowski

Monday, March 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Monday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more time to negotiate an agreement. If no deal is reached by July 15, the Patriots will pay Gostkowski $4.126 million in 2015. Gostkowski led the NFL in total points …

Video shows Hernandez dancing near gas pump before killing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister was shot to death, according to testimony Thursday at his murder trial. Just over an hour before the killing of Odin Lloyd on June 17, …

Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez’s home

Monday, February 23, 2015

FALL RIVER — Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing. Hernandez …

Hometown eager to celebrate Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler

Friday, February 20, 2015

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The day before the Super Bowl that would change Malcolm Butler’s life, he posted a picture of the Vicksburg city seal on his Facebook page, thanking family and friends for supporting him during his journey …

Aaron Hernandez jurors see video of victim getting into car

Friday, February 20, 2015

FALL RIVER — Grainy surveillance video shown Friday to jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez shows the victim an hour before he was killed climbing into a car that prosecutors say …

Colts talked to league about balls before AFC title game

Thursday, February 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — General manager Ryan Grigson said Thursday that the Colts had contacted NFL officials before last month’s AFC championship game about their concerns with New England’s game balls. Grigson did not say how the team was tipped …

Patriots knew day of killing cop wanted to talk to Hernandez

Friday, February 13, 2015

FALL RIVER — The New England Patriots were alerted within hours that police wanted to talk to tight end Aaron Hernandez after a body was found not far from his house, a detective testified Friday, elaborating during often …

Aaron Hernandez prosecutor cites OJ Simpson case in judge request

Thursday, February 5, 2015

FALL RIVER — Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez’s home since the 2013 …

Northampton native Mike O’Brien talks about ‘surreal’ experience driving ‘duck boat’ in Patriots victory parade

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fresh off his appearance at the Academy of Music opening for comedian Lenny Clarke, Northampton native Mike O’Brien was bestowed with another honor — driving a “duck boat” in the Super Bowl victory parade for the New England …

Patriots draw wild cheers from giddy fans at Boston parade

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BOSTON — Giddy fans of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots chanted “Brady! Brady!” and clambered atop massive snowbanks for better views as players danced and waved their way through Boston in a Wednesday parade celebrating their …

Brady: ‘I would love to’ give Malcolm Butler MVP truck

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he “would love to” give the truck he got for winning his third Super Bowl MVP to defensive back Malcolm Butler. Butler made the game-saving interception at the goal line …

Boston postpones Super Bowl parade after heavy snow

Monday, February 2, 2015

BOSTON — The Super Bowl celebration for New Englanders and their beloved Patriots will have to wait another day as Boston continues to get battered by heavy snow. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city will postpone a planned victory parade through downtown until Wednesday. He said the city …