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Maine man faces child rape charges in Massachusetts

Feb. 25, 2020 9:58 AM EST

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A Maine man charged with child rape in Massachusetts was held on $20,000 cash bail at his arraignment. Christopher Eaton, 33, of Alfred, Maine appeared Monday in Newburyport District Court The Salisbury police report detailing the charges has been impounded, but during Eaton's...

Plymouth DA to investigate fatal police shooting

Feb. 19, 2020 11:18 AM EST

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The investigation into the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect by police in Massachusetts last weekend will be handled by the office of the Plymouth district attorney to avoid a possible conflict of interest. The shooting Sunday of Thomas Murray, 31, of Dracut, occurred in the Essex...

Officials: Chemical reaction caused explosions at plant

Feb. 14, 2020 3:26 PM EST

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A chemical reaction caused a series of explosions at a Massachusetts chemical plant, authorities said Friday. The company reopened Friday, a day after at least six explosions at the facility in Newburyport, about 35 miles north of Boston, forced workers to evacuate and blew a hole...

Explosions rock chemical plant; evacuation but no injuries

Feb. 13, 2020 3:53 PM EST

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Several explosions rocked a plant in Massachusetts that manufactures chemicals used in medicines Thursday morning, blowing a hole in the roof and leading to an evacuation but no injuries, authorities said. Authorities said there is no public health threat resulting from the blasts...