News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EST
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in a gas station parking lot and near a mall and high school. State police say the shooting occurred in Auburn late Wednesday morning. Police posted on social media that the shooting scene has been secured, there is no suspect search underway and there are no known injuries to any officers. They did not say whether anyone was hurt.
BOSTON (AP) - The opioid crisis is costing Massachusetts $2.5 billion a year in lost productivity from employees who aren't showing up for work because of their addiction or who are so distracted by their addiction or need to care for an addicted family member they can't concentrate on their jobs. That's one of the findings of a new report by the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man whose wife collapsed outside a locked hospital emergency room door and later died has received a face-to-face apology from the chief executive of the hospital's parent company. Patrick Wardell, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, told Peter DeMarco during a two-hour meeting on Tuesday that he was "very sorry" for what happened. DeMarco's heart-wrenching first-person account of the death of his wife, Laura Levis, appeared in The Boston Globe magazine.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police have released the name of the driver involved in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 91 that injured a state trooper and two civilians. Police say 31-year-old Yevgeniy Rudenko is facing multiple charges, including drunken driving, in connection with the crash in Springfield on Tuesday night. Rudenko faces arraignment Wednesday.
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