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Community college to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Jun. 21, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Bristol Community College is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic this week along with the chance to win $20,000 in scholarships and free classes. The clinic Tuesday at the Fall River campus is open to eligible community members, especially...

Ransomware gangs get paid off as officials struggle for fix

Jun. 21, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt to be: It depends. “It is the position of the U.S. government that we strongly...

Pandemic-delayed surgeries share blame for blood shortage

Jun. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion...

The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

Jun. 20, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion medicine...

Memorial for slain police dog scheduled for Gillette Stadium

Jun. 20, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A memorial service for a police dog killed during an investigation that also resulted in gunshot injuries to two officers is scheduled for Gillette Stadium this week. Braintree Chief Mark Dubois says the service for Kitt, a Belgian malinois, will...

Police: 1-year-old drowns in family swimming pool

Jun. 20, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A 1-year-old boy drowned in a family swimming pool in what's being described as a tragic accident, police said. Family members were performing CPR when police arrived Saturday evening, and the boy was pronounced dead at Landmark Medical Center in...

5 rescued when boat overturns in Buzzards Bay

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (AP) — Five people were rescued Saturday when a boat capsized near a lighthouse in Buzzards Bay, according to officials. The Mattapoisett Harbormaster plucked the people from the water before rescue boats arrived at the scene, and a Mattapoisett...

Football, YMCA volunteer charged with underage sex

Jun. 19, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A volunteer football coach and YMCA youth advocate has been charged with child rape and sex trafficking, officials said. Kharee Louis-Jeune, 33, of Brockton, faces charges including child rape, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, and...

UMass to unveil statues of school's basketball icons

Jun. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has announced plans to unveil statues of two of the best men's basketball players as well as two of the best basketball coaches in school history outside the team's Amherst arena. The statues of Julius “Dr. J”...

Get enrolled, get jabbed: Community college makes it easy

Jun. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Prospective students interested in taking classes at the Community College of Rhode Island can get enrolled and get vaccinated at the same time. The event scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the school’s Warwick campus will offer those interested in attending CCRI the...