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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - Security is in place and runners have been filtering in to the start line area in Hopkinton for today's 118th edition of the Boston Marathon, the first since last year's tragic bombings. There are more police, both in uniform and undercover, and more surveillance cameras than in past years. Spectators near the finish line also will be screened.

BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick says there will be noticeably more police along the course of today's marathon but Patrick also says authorities have worked to strike a balance so that today's race doesn't become a race through a "militarized zone." Patrick told CBS over the weekend there have been no specific threats against the race or the Boston area.

BOSTON (AP) - There is no word on possible injuries from a fiery crash this morning on Boston's Zakim Bridge that has shut down all of I-93's northbound lanes. The crash involved a car and a tractor-trailer rig, with authorities also having to shut down one southbound lane along with a ramp from the Sumner Tunnel to the bridge.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - The body of a fox that attacked an adult and two youngsters in Chicopee over the weekend has been sent to a state lab to test for rabies. Police shot the animal after the attacks Saturday with the victims now getting precautionary treatment.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - More than a dozen western Massachusetts communities will take part in next Saturday's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Organizers are asking people to clear un-needed and outdated prescription drugs from their medicine cabinets.

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