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More troopers punished for role in in overtime pay scandal

Jul. 11, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Another Massachusetts State Police trooper implicated in a department overtime scandal has been fired, and the agency is working to fire five more troopers, the department's commander has announced. In addition, 15 troopers face punishment including repayment of fraudulently...

Legal challenge to Sununu moves forward; museum to reopen

Jul. 11, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

A challenge to Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s spending authority during the coronavirus pandemic is moving ahead, with both sides filing arguments with the court. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate sued Sununu in April, arguing that such spending requires approval by the...

Gymnastics coach charged with rape of teenage student

Jul. 11, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts gymnastics coach has been charged with rape for allegedly assaulting a former teenage student. David Auger, 41, of Hudson, assaulted the girl starting when she was 17 while she was a student at the 10.0 Academy of Gymnastics in Stow, according to a statement from the...

Plymouth museum changing name; deaf advocate placed on leave

Jul. 10, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A living history museum in Massachusetts focused on colonial life on the English settlement at Plymouth is planning to change its name to better reflect the Native Americans that long lived in the region. Plimoth Plantation, in a Facebook post this week, unveiled a new logo bearing the word...

Ryan, catcher on Boston's 'Impossible Dream' team, dies

Jul. 10, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Ryan, the backup catcher on the Boston Red Sox's 1967 “Impossible Dream” team during a 35-year career in professional baseball, has died. He was 78. The Red Sox said Ryan died in his sleep Tuesday in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. A native of Haverhill, Ryan appeared in 636...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 10, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

CONNECTICUT CT lawmakers can’t correct justice issues in a short session The Connecticut Post July 9 Exactly when did all that chatter in Hartford about tolls fade so far back in the rear-view mirror? Remember those heady summer days of 2019 when Gov. Ned Lamont kept alluding to a special session...

Authorities ID human remains recovered after property search

Jul. 10, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — Officials on Friday identified the human remains recovered in Massachusetts following a multi-day search. The FBI's Boston office said the remains belong to Zakhia Charabati, a 52-year-old Manchester, New Hampshire resident reported missing by his family on Mar. 14. The agency said...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon. Prosecutors filed documents on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, detailing wire transfers by Ghosn to a company linked to one of the men accused of helping smuggle him out of Japan in a box in 2019. (Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP)

No bail for 2 accused of helping ex-Nissan boss escape Japan

Jul. 10, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts father and son who prosecutors say helped smuggle Nissan’s former chairman out of Japan last year were denied bail by a federal judge in Boston on Friday. Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, and his 27-year-old son, Peter Taylor, had sought...

Pair charged with stealing military funds to take vacations

Jul. 10, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man and a Maryland woman have been charged with stealing military funds to take personal vacations under the guise of work, federal prosecutors said Friday. Thomas Bouchard, 57, of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, and Chantelle Boyd, 50, of Woodsboro, Maryland, were arrested Monday,...

Loon hatches for 1st time in century in southeastern region

Jul. 10, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A loon hatched for the first time in more than century in southeastern Massachusetts thanks to a long-term effort to restore the traditional nesting grounds for the aquatic birds, wildlife officials said. The chick hatched this spring in Fall River, the Massachusetts Division of...