News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

Boston's bike share program is expanding to more parts of the city. Mayor Marty Walsh's office says the city will be adding 19 Bluebikes stations in southern Dorchester, Mattapan and Roslindale in the coming weeks....

Beach where man bit by shark closed to swimming indefinitely
Beach where man bit by shark closed to swimming indefinitely

The Cape Cod beach where a New York man was bitten by a shark has been indefinitely closed to swimming after more sharks were spotted in its waters.

5 hrs 50 mins ago
Campground in state park closed for a decade reopening
Campground in state park closed for a decade reopening

A campground in a state park that's been closed for a decade is finally reopening to the public.

6 hrs 46 mins ago
Rally against "far-left violence" draws counterprotest
Rally against "far-left violence" draws counterprotest

A conservative rally against "far-left violence" is being organized in downtown Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters.

7 hrs 58 mins ago
Massachusetts politicians look ahead to primary contests
Massachusetts politicians look ahead to primary contests

Now that formal sessions are wrapped up, Beacon Hill lawmakers can look forward to spending more time talking to constituents and preparing for the fall elections - starting with the Sept. 4 primary.

8 hrs 30 mins ago
Bikes now allowed on board New Haven-to-Springfield trains
Bikes now allowed on board New Haven-to-Springfield trains

Bicyclists can now catch a ride on the commuter rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts.

8 hrs 54 mins ago
Inventor who played key role in lobster industry dies
Inventor who played key role in lobster industry dies

The Massachusetts inventor of wire mesh used in most U.S. lobster traps has died.

9 hrs 10 mins ago
John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere
John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere.

10 hrs 6 mins ago
Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press
Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run triple and added a pair of doubles, and the Boston Red Sox scored seven straight runs after allowing three in the first to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3. Jackie Bradley Jr. had two hits,...

June 8th, 3:36 am
Former state rep gets more prison time for hiding finances
Former state rep gets more prison time for hiding finances

A former Massachusetts state representative who's in prison for embezzlement has been sentenced to an extra five months for hiding his finances.

August 17th, 6:38 pm
Man dies after tractor trailer veers off road
Man dies after tractor trailer veers off road

Police say the driver of a tractor trailer was killed after veering off the road in Kingston.

August 17th, 5:34 pm
Mother in 'Baby Doe' case accused of violating probation
Mother in 'Baby Doe' case accused of violating probation

The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up in Boston Harbor will face a probation hearing over alleged drug use.

August 17th, 5:18 pm
Police looking for driver accused of dragging state trooper
Police looking for driver accused of dragging state trooper

Massachusetts State Police are looking for a driver accused of dragging a trooper after fleeing a traffic stop in Webster.

August 17th, 4:46 pm
Police arrest mom accused of leaving child alone at casino
Police arrest mom accused of leaving child alone at casino

Police have arrested a Massachusetts woman who they say left her 3-month-old daughter alone in a running car for more than an hour outside a Rhode Island casino.

August 17th, 4:22 pm
Jury tells both sides to pay up in ice cream fight
Jury tells both sides to pay up in ice cream fight

A jury has awarded $720,000 to a Massachusetts dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the frozen treat recipe.

August 17th, 4:14 pm
6th trooper charged in overtime probe, will plead guilty
6th trooper charged in overtime probe, will plead guilty

A suspended Massachusetts State Police Trooper has agreed to plead guilty to receiving more than $11,000 in overtime pay for hours he didn't work.

August 17th, 4:06 pm
The Latest: PawSox planning move to Massachusetts
The Latest: PawSox planning move to Massachusetts

The Latest on a plan to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island to Massachusetts (all times local):

August 17th, 2:46 pm
New England shrimp population still looks bad amid shutdown
New England shrimp population still looks bad amid shutdown

A new analysis of New England's shrimp population doesn't bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans.

August 17th, 1:25 pm
After wooing the PawSox, Worcester plans major announcement
After wooing the PawSox, Worcester plans major announcement

After spending more than a year trying to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to their city, officials in Worcester are planning a "major announcement."

August 17th, 11:57 am
Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for robbing young girl
Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for robbing young girl

A Massachusetts man charged with robbing an 11-year-old girl who was tending the cash register at a fish market has pleaded guilty.

August 17th, 11:42 am
Man sentenced to prison for fatal robbery
Man sentenced to prison for fatal robbery

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a robbery that left an accomplice dead.

August 17th, 11:17 am
Low seal numbers lead sharks to pass Rhode Island
Low seal numbers lead sharks to pass Rhode Island

A shark expert at the University of Rhode Island says sharks tend to bypass the state during the summer because there aren't that many seals.

August 17th, 11:09 am
Man accused of campground sexual assault in 2009
Man accused of campground sexual assault in 2009

A man listed as a registered sex offender in Massachusetts has been accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old child at a New Hampshire campground nearly a decade ago.

August 17th, 9:57 am
Former custodian gets jail for spying on people in bathroom
Former custodian gets jail for spying on people in bathroom

A former custodian at a Massachusetts high school has pleaded guilty to spying on people using a girls' bathroom at the school.

August 17th, 7:57 am
Serial bank robber gets nearly 5 years in prison
Serial bank robber gets nearly 5 years in prison

A man who robbed 10 banks in the Boston area between July 2017 and October 2017 has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

August 17th, 7:41 am
Cape Cod beaches close following shark sightings
Cape Cod beaches close following shark sightings

Authorities in Massachusetts have closed two Cape Cod beaches following shark sightings.

August 17th, 1:33 am

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