News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - A dozen athletic coaches, test administrators and others charged in a nationwide college admissions scam are in due in court. The group will be arraigned Monday in federal court in Boston on a charge of racketeering conspiracy. They were among 50 people charged this month in the FBI investigation dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. The coaches are accused of accepting bribes in exchange for labeling students as recruited athletes to help them get into elite universities.
LEXINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Police say a 71-year-old cyclist has died in a collision with another bicycle rider on popular recreational trail just outside Boston. Lexington police say the crash on the Minuteman Bikeway just after 2 p.m. Sunday involved two cyclists heading opposite directions. Both men were taken to the hospital where the 71-year-old man was pronounced dead. No names were released.
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Bourne Bridge will be down to two lanes as repair work expected to last into late spring begins. Workers starting Monday will be replacing damaged roadway joints on the bridge that crosses the Cape Cod Canal. The bridge will have one, wider 12-foot lane instead of two lanes in each direction.
BOSTON (AP) - If you're a politician looking to boost your campaign war chest, you could do worse than head to Boston's western suburbs. A report by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance found Weston and Dover topped the list of Massachusetts communities with the highest per capita contributions to political figures. Weston residents contributed just over $33 per resident in 2018. Dover contributed nearly $27 per resident.
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