Experimental plane flies silently, may lead to quiet drones
Experimental plane flies silently, may lead to quiet drones

A five-pound experimental aircraft has shown it can fly virtually silently by applying a strong electric field to the air. That might pave the way for very quiet drones to carry out tasks like environmental monitoring or...

Woman charged in baby niece's death held without bail
Woman charged in baby niece's death held without bail

A Massachusetts woman facing a murder charge in the death of her 11-month-old niece has been held without bail.

1 hr 48 mins ago
Bank robbery suspect who fled in cab offered plea deal
Bank robbery suspect who fled in cab offered plea deal

A judge says a convicted bank robber would serve at least 3 1/2 years in prison if he pleads guilty to a Peabody heist in June in which he made his getaway in a cab.

2 hrs 20 mins ago
Student as Boston high school stabs classmate with pencil
Student as Boston high school stabs classmate with pencil

A 15-year-old student at a Boston high school has been charged with using a pencil to stab another student in the leg during a fight.

4 hrs 36 mins ago
News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST
News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST

A man who crashed his SUV into a Massachusetts pizza parlor, killing two people and injuring seven, has been sentenced to four years in prison. Bradford Casler was also sentenced Tuesday to 15 years of probation. He was...

June 8th, 2:45 PM EDT
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

Jalen Adams had 21 points to lead five UConn players in double figures as the Huskies pulled away from Cornell for a 91-74 win. Christian Vita added 19 points for the Huskies, one of four UConn guards to score at least 10...

June 8th, 3:36 AM EDT
Bill would require engineer to review dangerous gas work
Bill would require engineer to review dangerous gas work

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is asking state lawmakers to require natural gas work that could pose a danger to the public be reviewed in advance by a certified professional engineer.

20 hrs 17 mins ago
Police: Guard tried to sneak drugs into prison
Police: Guard tried to sneak drugs into prison

Police have charged a Massachusetts prison guard with trying to smuggle drugs into the facility to sell to inmates.

20 hrs 45 mins ago
Massachusetts man gets 4 years in fatal pizza parlor crash
Massachusetts man gets 4 years in fatal pizza parlor crash

A man who crashed his SUV into a Massachusetts pizza parlor, killing two people and injuring seven, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

22 hrs 5 mins ago
The Latest: Official calls 1st pot shops 'major milestone'
The Latest: Official calls 1st pot shops 'major milestone'

The Latest on the opening of the first commercial marijuana stores on the U.S. East Coast (all times local):

22 hrs 53 mins ago
Official: DNA links dead convict to 49-year-old murder case
Official: DNA links dead convict to 49-year-old murder case

Authorities believe they have identified the killer of a 23-year-old Harvard University graduate student who was sexually assaulted and bludgeoned to death in her apartment nearly 50 years ago.

23 hrs 17 mins ago
Massachusetts woman faces murder charge in death of niece
Massachusetts woman faces murder charge in death of niece

A Massachusetts woman originally charged with assault and battery in connection with the death of her 11-month-old niece is now facing a murder charge.

23 hrs 25 mins ago
Police arrest man in crash into house that killed girlfriend
Police arrest man in crash into house that killed girlfriend

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a crash in Massachusetts that sent the car he was driving into a house and killed his girlfriend.

November 20th, 11:56 AM EST
Financial adviser pleads guilty to cheating clients of $3M
Financial adviser pleads guilty to cheating clients of $3M

A Massachusetts investment adviser has pleaded guilty to defrauding her clients of more than $3 million and using the money for vacations, luxury vehicles and other personal expenses.

November 20th, 11:52 AM EST
Postal worker charged with stealing mail
Postal worker charged with stealing mail

Authorities say a postal worker from Massachusetts is facing mail theft charges after credit cards sent to homes along her route were stolen and used to make about $37,000 in purchases.

November 20th, 11:16 AM EST
Gov. Raimondo 'remains open' to legal pot in Rhode Island
Gov. Raimondo 'remains open' to legal pot in Rhode Island

With recreational marijuana sales beginning in neighboring Massachusetts, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo "remains open" to exploring options for Rhode Island.

November 20th, 9:36 AM EST
Quota bump for an economically important fish north of NC
Quota bump for an economically important fish north of NC

Federal fishing regulators are going to allow fishermen to catch more of an economically important species of fish on the East Coast.

November 20th, 8:16 AM EST
Green Tuesday: Crowds expected at 1st East Coast pot shops
Green Tuesday: Crowds expected at 1st East Coast pot shops

More than two years after voters in Massachusetts approved of recreational marijuana for adults, there are finally places to buy it legally.

November 20th, 6:16 AM EST
400 years after Pilgrim landing, natives finally being heard
400 years after Pilgrim landing, natives finally being heard

The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is making sure Native Americans aren't an afterthought in its 400th anniversary commemoration.

November 19th, 10:56 PM EST
DA: Child is 2nd victim of crash in Massachusetts
DA: Child is 2nd victim of crash in Massachusetts

A 7-year-old girl has died of injuries sustained in a collision between a car and a tractor trailer in Springfield last week.

November 19th, 4:35 PM EST
Judge schedules hearing on whether to release report on Wynn
Judge schedules hearing on whether to release report on Wynn

A judge in Nevada has temporarily blocked the planned release of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report about allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn.

November 19th, 4:35 PM EST
Reduced speed zone to protect whale in effect to December
Reduced speed zone to protect whale in effect to December

The federal government is asking mariners to slow down off of Massachusetts to help protect a severely endangered species of large whale.

November 19th, 4:19 PM EST
Local gas prices falling as holidays approach
Local gas prices falling as holidays approach

Gas prices are falling just in time for the holiday season.

November 19th, 4:11 PM EST
DA identifies couple struck and killed by holiday train
DA identifies couple struck and killed by holiday train

Authorities have identified the man and woman struck and killed by a Christmas-themed train in Wareham.

November 19th, 3:55 PM EST
Peter Simon, Martha's Vineyard photographer, dies at 71
Peter Simon, Martha's Vineyard photographer, dies at 71

Peter Simon, a longtime photographer on Martha's Vineyard, has died at the age of 71.

November 19th, 3:31 PM EST
Lamont backs legal pot in Connecticut like neighboring state
Lamont backs legal pot in Connecticut like neighboring state

With recreational marijuana sales beginning in neighboring Massachusetts, Connecticut's new governor-elect says he continues to support legalization in his state.

November 19th, 3:23 PM EST

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