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

Gov. Charlie Baker has filed a wide-ranging traffic safety proposal that includes a ban on the use of handheld cellphones by drivers and stepped-up enforcement of seatbelt requirements. The bill sent to lawmakers Tuesday...

Police: Woman stabbed man multiple times in chest
Police: Woman stabbed man multiple times in chest

Police in Pittsfield, Massachusetts say a woman stabbed a man in the chest multiple times, just a day after the city's first homicide of the year.

6 hrs 26 mins ago
Baker's bill targets distracted driving, seatbelt scofflaws
Baker's bill targets distracted driving, seatbelt scofflaws

Gov. Charlie Baker has filed a wide-ranging traffic safety proposal that includes a ban on the use of handheld cellphones by drivers and stepped-up enforcement of seatbelt requirements.

6 hrs 42 mins ago
Police: Man opened fire on another man during car sale
Police: Man opened fire on another man during car sale

Police in Massachusetts say an argument over a car sale escalated to the point that one man took out a gun and fired two shots at another man.

7 hrs 39 mins ago
Grand Valley State selects its 1st woman as president
Grand Valley State selects its 1st woman as president

Grand Valley State University has selected a woman as the western Michigan school's president for the first time in its history.

7 hrs 47 mins ago
City officials say 50 police officers could get laid off
City officials say 50 police officers could get laid off

A Massachusetts city is facing the prospect of laying off 50 police officers amid debates over pay raises for superior officers.

8 hrs 43 mins ago
State increases estimates for casino slot machine revenue
State increases estimates for casino slot machine revenue

State officials say they are raising their estimates for slot machine revenue from Connecticut's two casinos.

8 hrs 51 mins ago
Police looking for women last seen at Boston bar
Police looking for women last seen at Boston bar

Boston police are looking for a 23-year-old woman who hasn't been seen since she left a bar near Faneuil Hall over the weekend.

9 hrs 39 mins ago
Trooper, tow truck driver, struck and hurt on I-95
Trooper, tow truck driver, struck and hurt on I-95

A Massachusetts State Police trooper and a tow truck driver have been struck and injured by a passing vehicle while assisting the driver of a disabled vehicle on Interstate 95.

11 hrs 7 mins ago
'NFL bleaux it': Billboards protest missed call in NFC game
'NFL bleaux it': Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it."

12 hrs 51 mins ago
Armed with affection, octogenarian is an 'octopus whisperer'
Armed with affection, octogenarian is an 'octopus whisperer'

Eighty-four-year-old Wilson Menashi retired more than 25 years ago after a long career as a chemical engineer. Since then, he's spent thousands of hours volunteering at the New England Aquarium in Boston, where...

14 hrs 43 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

The Patriots haven't been underdogs much since the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era began with their first Super Bowl title following the 2001 season. They were underdogs heading into the AFC championship game and used...

June 8th, 3:36 AM EDT
Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins
Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

Free health care? Free college? Job guarantees?

19 hrs 52 mins ago
Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers
20 hrs 16 mins ago
Second skier dies in aftermath of New Mexico avalanche
Second skier dies in aftermath of New Mexico avalanche

A hospital official in New Mexico says a second person has died from injuries sustained in an avalanche last week in northern New Mexico.

January 21st, 8:24 PM EST
Saugus dispatcher credited with saving newborn
Saugus dispatcher credited with saving newborn

A police dispatcher in Saugus is being credited with saving the life of a newborn boy.

January 21st, 4:24 PM EST
Biologists say seal that spent weekend on beach was resting
Biologists say seal that spent weekend on beach was resting

Officials from Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut say a juvenile harp seal who spent the weekend on a Rhode Island beach apparently was just resting.

January 21st, 2:59 PM EST
Raimondo announces initiative to fight student hunger
Raimondo announces initiative to fight student hunger

Rhode Island's governor has announced a new initiative to fight hunger among the state's school children.

January 21st, 2:35 PM EST
Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone
Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone

Wagers on how many touchdown passes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw or how many rushing yards Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will gain are likely to be popular options for bettors on the...

January 21st, 12:59 PM EST
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government shutdown is Trump's fault
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government shutdown is Trump's fault

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is ramping up her criticism of President Donald Trump, faulting him for the partial federal government shutdown.

January 21st, 12:59 PM EST
Pastor predicted score in Patriots' AFC championship win
Pastor predicted score in Patriots' AFC championship win

A Maine pastor who publicly predicted the final score of Sunday night's AFC championship game isn't claiming divine intervention. But he's confident the New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl, as well.

January 21st, 12:03 PM EST
Gasoline prices falling in Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Gasoline prices falling in Massachusetts, Rhode Island

Gasoline prices continue to fall across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

January 21st, 11:55 AM EST
The Latest: Winter storm death toll rises to 5
January 21st, 11:27 AM EST
Arrest made in shootout that left 1 dead, another injured
Arrest made in shootout that left 1 dead, another injured

A man involved in a fatal shootout in Boston has been charged with murder.

January 21st, 10:03 AM EST
Bill seeks to speed state's transition to renewable energy
Bill seeks to speed state's transition to renewable energy

A bill filed at the Massachusetts Statehouse seeks to help speed the state's transition to renewable forms of energy.

January 21st, 9:47 AM EST
Firm chosen to restore historic African-American church
Firm chosen to restore historic African-American church

An architectural firm with extensive experience working on buildings of significance to African-American history has been chosen to oversee restoration of an historic church in Massachusetts.

January 21st, 9:11 AM EST

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