REVERE, Mass. (AP) - Police say a 52-year-old Revere woman has died after being struck and dragged about a half-mile by an MBTA bus. A spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney's office says Gayle Johnson was struck around 7 last night on Broadway and dragged six blocks. The vehicle that struck her then left the scene. The driver has not been charged.
BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick is discussing ways to strengthen ties between Massachusetts and Japan with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) during his trade mission to Asia. Patrick sat down with Abe in Tokyo today. Patrick also met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has formally filed her opposition to a $30 million rate increase request by Columbia Gas. Coakley says in her opposition to the rate hike request filed this week with the state the Department of Public Utilities that Columbia executive spends lavishly, including on the lease of corporate jets and retreats at luxury spas.
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man accused of kidnapping, robbing and killing a 24-year-old woman and assaulting three other women has pleaded not guilty. Edwin Alemany was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges including first-degree murder in connection with the July stabbing death of Amy Lord.
SPENCER, Mass. (AP) - State police continue to investigate the death of a 23-year-old Spencer woman whose body was found in an overturned car in a pond. Police say Erin Rodriques' 2009 Subaru Outback was found at about 11:15 a.m. yesterday in the pond near Paxton Road in Spencer. The investigation suggests that Rodriques' vehicle veered off the road and rolled down a slope into the water where it came to a rest upside-down.
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