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Former teacher gets 4 years in prison for abuse of student

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former teacher in the Boston public schools who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a former student starting when she was 12 years old has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lockwood, 54, of Arlington, was a teacher at the James P. Timilty Middle School...

When turtles fly: Cold-stunned animals nursed in Mississippi

Dec. 07, 2021 07:16 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Forty endangered sea turtles that were injured when the water off Massachusetts cooled down so quickly that they couldn't swim away are being nursed back to health at the Mississippi Aquarium, flown there by a volunteer pilot group known as Turtles Fly Too. ...

Picasso, Cassatt art among pieces donated to Boston College

Dec. 07, 2021 00:09 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Works by Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt and Winslow Homer are among 30 pieces of art worth more than $20 million that alumnus and legendary investment manager Peter Lynch is donating to Boston College's art museum, the university announced Tuesday. The works — 27...

Kirkwood leads Harvard past Babson College 74-64

Dec. 06, 2021 23:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Noah Kirkwood had 15 points, 10 rebounds and four steals as Harvard defeated Babson College 74-64 on Monday night. Idan Tretout scored 16 points, Luka Sakota 13 points and Chris Ledlum 13 points for the Crimson (6-4). Babson led 37-34 at halftime but...

Man who fled Massachusetts convicted of 2003 sexual assaults

Dec. 06, 2021 15:14 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fled the state in 2010 just before he was scheduled to face trial on sexual assault charges involving two young girls has finally been brought to justice, prosecutors said Monday. Juan Harry, 54, was convicted on Friday of three...

Volunteer at therapy farm dies after getting rammed by sheep

Dec. 06, 2021 13:33 PM EST

BOLTON, Mass. (AP) — A 73-year-old volunteer at a Massachusetts animal therapy farm died over the weekend after she was repeatedly rammed by a sheep, police said. Kim Taylor, of Wellesley, was caring for livestock in a pen alone at about 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Cultivate Care...

Police investigate fatal shooting in Lawrence

Dec. 06, 2021 12:17 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A man has been shot and killed in Lawrence and a 19-year-old suspect is in custody, authorities said. Officers responded to Crosby Street at about 8 p.m. Sunday for reports of shots fired, police said in a statement posted on social media. Responding units...

Pickett, No. 13 Pitt headline AP All-ACC honors for 2021

Dec. 06, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Newly crowned Atlantic Coast Conference champion Pittsburgh headlines The Associated Press All-ACC teams and individual awards for the 2021 season. The 13th-ranked Panthers had a league-best seven selections in results released Monday after voting by 14 sports writers who cover the...

Hospitals start firing workers over vaccination refusals

Dec. 06, 2021 11:21 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hospital systems in Massachusetts have started firing workers who refused to comply with coronavirus vaccine mandates. New Bedford-based Southcoast Health fired 216 employees last week, a system spokesperson told The Herald News of Fall River. ...

Rhode Island man dies in wrong-way crash in Massachusetts

Dec. 06, 2021 09:16 AM EST

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man died in a fiery wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway over the weekend, police said. Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash on Route 146 in Uxbridge at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday,...