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Hayes carries Merrimack over Army 69-60

Dec. 11, 2019 9:58 PM EST

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Juvaris Hayes registered 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds as Merrimack topped Army 69-60 on Wednesday night. Mikey Watkins had 17 points for Merrimack (6-5). Devin Jensen added 14 points. Jaleel Lord had eight rebounds for the hosts. Tommy Funk had 18 points for the...

Yale tops UMass 83-80 in OT for sixth straight win

Dec. 11, 2019 9:52 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Azar Swain scored four of his 24 points in overtime and Yale beat UMass 83-80 on Wednesday night for its six straight win and its third win in overtime this season. Jordan Bruner scored 16 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, made six assists and got a key block in OT as the Minutemen made...

AG charges couple for $2.4M tech support scam on seniors

Dec. 11, 2019 9:49 PM EST

MELROSE, Mass. (AP) — The attorney general of Massachusetts charged a married couple running a tech support business for allegedly charging customers to fix nonexistent computer problems in a $2.4 million scheme. The company run by Shalu Chawla and Vishal Chawla targeted senior citizens in Massachusetts...

Massachusetts officials rescind ban on vaping product sales

Dec. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Retailers in Massachusetts will once again be allowed to sell unflavored vaping products after state officials on Wednesday ended an emergency ban on their sale and approved new restrictions on flavored vaping products. The state’s Public Health Council on Wednesday voted to rescind a...

Massachusetts lawmakers face deadline on surplus budget deal

Dec. 11, 2019 7:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to quickly come up with a spending plan for $1 billion in surplus tax revenue. State Comptroller Andrew Maylor had threatened to transfer the entire $1 billion into the state's rainy day fund if Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House...

Boston approves new limits on police in immigration matters

Dec. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston lawmakers imposed new limits on police in immigration matters Wednesday in response to revelations the department has been closely coordinating with federal authorities for years despite a sanctuary city policy. The City Council approved changes to the city's 5-year-old Trust Act,...

Arrest made in shooting death of 21-year-old woman

Dec. 11, 2019 4:08 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man charged with killing a 21-year-old woman in a Massachusetts rooming house was held without bail Wednesday pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society. Djarflo Irving, 37, of Worcester, was charged with manslaughter and other offenses in connection with the...

Reputed Latin Kings chief pleads not guilty to racketeering

Dec. 11, 2019 2:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The man described by authorities as the leader of the Latin Kings gang's East Coast operations pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal racketeering conspiracy charges. Michael Cecchetelli, 40, of Springfield, and four other alleged members of the gang agreed to voluntary detention after their...

Late judge's wheelchair van donated to police chief with ALS

Dec. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EST

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A blue wheelchair van once used to transport a Massachusetts judge with ALS to work and doctor's appointments has been donated to a police chief battling the same condition. Rose Boyle, the wife of late Springfield District Court Judge William Boyle, turned over the keys to the van to...

Apartment fire kills man, critically injures his wife

Dec. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EST

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A fire in a Massachusetts apartment killed one person and left another critically injured. Michael Romano was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire Monday night in Great Barrington, according to a statement from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office. Romano's wife,...