News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme. Gordon Caplan and Agustin Huneeus Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court. Caplan was co-chairman of the prominent law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Huneeus' family owns vineyards in California's Napa Valley and in Oregon. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty in the case.
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is continuing to debate its version of a proposed $42.7 billion annual state budget. The 40-member chamber spent Tuesday plowing through hundreds of proposed amendments to the spending plan. Among the amendments approved Tuesday was a proposal to provide training to teachers to help make sure every child has access to civics education in Massachusetts.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer has shot and injured a man who may have been suicidal and refused to drop a large knife he was holding. A spokesman for the Hampden district attorney says Chicopee police shot the man twice at about 1 a.m. Wednesday after a stun gun failed to subdue him. The 55-year-old man was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to up to 14 years in prison for luring a 16-year-old girl to another town on the premise of attending a party and forcing her to perform sexual acts. A Plymouth Superior Court jury convicted 27-year-old Keith Grace, of Chelsea, of human trafficking, rape, kidnapping and other charges Tuesday. Prosecutors say he was among three people who in January 2017 schemed to bring the girl from Fitchburg to Brockton.
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