BOSTON (AP) - Legislation that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior is likely to come up for a vote later this week on Beacon Hill. Under the proposal, family members could petition a court for an extreme risk protection order if they believe a legal gun owner poses a risk to themselves or others. The House of Representatives is on track to consider the bill on Wednesday.
DENNIS, Mass. (AP) - Dozens of people have helped rescue seven Atlantic white-sided dolphins that were stranded off the coast of Cape Cod over the weekend. Alex Johnson, a volunteer with the International Fund for Animal Welfare, tells the Cape Cod Times the mammals became stranded before low tide a few hundred yards off Chapin Memorial Beach in Dennis at about 9 a.m. Sunday. They were brought to Scusset Beach in Sandwich for release.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Boston police captain's son who is accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty. A plea hearing for Alexander Ciccolo will be held in federal court in Springfield Monday. It was not immediately clear what he might plead guilty to. Prosecutors and Ciccolo's attorney declined to comment last week.
BOSTON (AP) - Hundreds of amendments have been proposed to a $41.4 billion state budget set to go before the Massachusetts Senate. Debate on the spending plan begins Tuesday and could last several days. The Senate Ways and Means Committee budget and an earlier version passed by the House would both increase state spending by roughly 3 percent over the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. The final version of the budget will be worked out in negotiations by a House-Senate conference committee
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