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Laboratory agrees to pay $225,000 for improper pot disposal

Sep. 13, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A marijuana testing facility in Massachusetts has agreed to pay a $225,000 fine for improper marijuana disposal. MassLive.com reports that the state Cannabis Control Commission approved the settlement with MCR Labs at a meeting Thursday. As part of the settlement agreement, the...

Woman sentenced to 5 years for sex trafficking operation

Sep. 4, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who prosecutors say drove female employees to massage businesses as part of her role in a sex trafficking operation has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that 53-year-old Fengling Liu, who formerly lived in Sunderland and now lives...

Earthquake research facility struggles financially

Sep. 3, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

WESTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts observatory that monitors earthquake activity in the region may be forced to cancel various programs due to a lack of funds. The MetroWest Daily News reports that Boston College's Weston Observatory faces cancelling tours, summer internships, evening public colloquiums...

2nd person announces primary challenge to US Sen. Markey

Jul. 23, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who spent his childhood in what he calls unstable, cruel and at times violent foster homes announced a primary challenge Tuesday to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. Steve Pemberton, 52, whose memoir about his time as a foster child was turned into a...