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Getaway driver in store robbery gets 22 years in prison

Sep. 18, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The getaway driver during the armed robbery of a Massachusetts cellphone store who told his alleged accomplices to shoot at police during a high-speed pursuit has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Diovanni Carter, 30, of Boston, was sentenced Thursday...

Massachusetts police seize large amount of fentanyl

Aug. 31, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A total of more than 14 pounds (6.5 kilograms) of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl was seized in a 48-hour span last week as police broke up a pair of “highly organized" drug rings, authorities announced Monday. Five people were also charged as a result of the...

2 dead after wrong-way crash in Brockton

Aug. 23, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two people are dead and a third is critically injured following a crash in Brockton. NBC 10 Boston reports that the incident occurred just after 3 a.m. Sunday when a Volkswagen Jetta heading the wrong way on Reynolds Memorial Highway struck a Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai's driver, a...

A man fishes from the bow of a canoe on Lobster Lake, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lobster Township, Maine. Water levels in the lake are low this summer. The high water mark can be seen on the rock at center. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

More COVID cases linked to Maine wedding reception

Aug. 22, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ MAINE More cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a Maine wedding reception that violated attendance limits. Maine state health officials said Saturday that so far, 53 cases of the virus have been traced back to the Aug. 7 reception in...

Woman charged with manslaughter in death of daughter, 2

Aug. 19, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman caused the injuries that led to the death of her 2-year-old daughter last year and failed to seek medical help in a timely manner, prosecutors say. Shaniqua Leonard, 29, of Whitman, was held on $25,000 bail at her arraignment Tuesday in Brockton Superior Court...

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of another teen

Aug. 18, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — A 17-year-old pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting of another 17-year-old in a car outside an apartment complex in Massachusetts last month. Police say they arrested Jaylen Wallace at an outlet mall on Friday and charged him as an adult in the...

Police: 5 shot outside house party in Brockton

Aug. 9, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Five people were shot outside a house party late Saturday in Brockton, police said. Three men were taken to the hospital, including one man who was seriously wounded, police said. Two other people made it to the hospital on their own with injuries that are not believed to be life...

Massachusetts man held without bail for alleged hate crime

Aug. 7, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has ordered that a Brockton man accused of a hate crime be held without bail. Michael Cates Jr., 34, faces assault and battery for allegedly calling another man a homophobic slur and knocked his teeth out, the Taunton Daily Gazette reported. Tom Anderson, 34,...