News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case. A judge on Thursday agreed to move their initial appearance to April 3 on charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. Fellow actress Felicity Huffman is also slated to appear in court in Boston on April 3.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought. Fall River police said Thursday they came up with the higher number after a row-by-row inspection of Hebrew Cemetery. The stones were defaced with swastikas and phrases including "Hitler was right" in black marker. The vandalism was discovered Sunday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation are asking a judge to block the release of video that police say shows them engaging in sexual acts. Attorneys for Kraft and 14 of the other 24 men charged said in court documents filed this week that the video taken secretly by police inside the Orchids of Asia Day spa would violate the state's public records law.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police have started termination proceedings against a trooper who has been convicted of raping his former girlfriend. Robert Sundberg was found guilty Wednesday of multiple charges, including rape, strangulation, assault and stalking. The 48-year-old Sundberg was arrested after the victim, who is also a state trooper, reported she was attacked at his Boxborough home in April 2016. Sundberg was suspended without pay after his arrest.
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