HANOVER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer killed while investigating a car crash has been remembered by his brother-in-law as a family man, a fervent New England Patriots fan and a hero. Weymouth police Sgt. Michael Chesna was laid to rest Friday during a funeral Mass in Hanover, where he lived with his wife and two children. Police say a man threw a large rock at the officer, grabbed his gun and repeatedly shot him with it last Sunday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Three New England cities are figuring out how to respond after a California company left dozens of electric rental scooters on public sidewalks without warning. The scooters appeared Friday morning in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Massachusetts cities of Cambridge and Somerville. A spokesman for Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says city officials found out about the scooters when they showed up outside City Hall before dawn Friday.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police chief has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. The Chicopee Police Department says Chief William Jebb crashed at about 10:30 p.m. near an interstate off-ramp in the city. Jebb, who was alert and conscious, was stabilized at the scene and taken to the hospital. Officer Michael Wilk posted on Facebook on Friday that Jebb remains in the hospital in stable condition and was "his old self."
BOSTON (AP) - State labor officials say Massachusetts added an estimated 21,400 jobs last month while the June unemployment rate held steady at 3.5 percent. Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta also said Friday that the percentage of residents choosing to be part of the state's labor force has reached its highest level in 10 years.
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