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Special prosecutor to probe alleged beating of Black man

Jul. 31, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts district attorney has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the arrests of three Black men and the alleged beating of one of them while in police custody. Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett in a statement Thursday said he had appointed Daniel Bennett, the...

Wanted fugitive from Massachusetts arrested in Maine

Jul. 28, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

WILTON, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man who is on the state's Most Wanted list for charges of murder and armed robbery was taken into custody in Maine on Tuesday. Police took Derell Guy into custody after searching for him for about a day. Guy's from Lynn, Massachusetts, and fled into the woods in Wilton...

Governor announces grants to keep people fed during pandemic

Jul. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first round of grants to food producing and distribution organizations that will help ensure that families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic have access to nutritious, locally grown food were announced Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker. The nearly $3 million in initial grants are...

2 MS-13 gang members plead guilty to roles in teen's killing

Jul. 22, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts-based members of the violent Central American gang known as MS-13 have pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges, including their role in the 2018 killing of a teenage boy, federal prosecutors say. Erick Lopez Flores, 31, of Lynn, and Marlos Reyes, 20, of Chelsea,...

Massachusetts man pleads guilty to role in romance scam

Jul. 8, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who authorities say played a role in scamming two women in their 70s out of a total of more than $75,000 has pleaded guilty to money laundering and visa fraud charges, federal prosecutors say. Fortune Aikorogie, 33, of Lynn, used a counterfeit Zimbabwean passport and U.S....

Authorities ID victim of July 4th shooting in Lynn

Jul. 6, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a shooting during a July Fourth cookout in Massachusetts. The man shot at about 10 p.m. Saturday in Lynn was Noe Hernandez, 35, according to a statement Sunday from the office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. The Lynn...

1 killed, 4 others hurt when gunfire erupts during cookout

Jul. 5, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and four others were injured when gunfire erupted at a holiday cookout, officials said Sunday. A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at Salem Hospital and another shooting victim was transferred to a Boston hospital, the district attorney’s office said. Three...