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10 rescued sea turtles released off of Cape Cod

Jul. 03, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Ten sea turtles rescued from cold waters last year have been returned to the deep. The New England Aquarium says the marine reptiles were released on Cape Cod last week. The 10 turtles were found on New England beaches in November and December after almost...

Long-missing Alexander Hamilton letter put on public display

Jul. 03, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives is going back on display — though not exactly in the room where it happened. The founding father's letter will be the featured piece at the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman

Jul. 02, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its search for a fisherman believed to have fallen overboard from a trawler off the Massachusetts coast. The man was reported missing early Friday morning by his crewmates on the Susan Rose, a 77-foot-long fishing...

Dozens rescued after zoo's amusement ride abruptly stops

Jul. 02, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

MENDON, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of people were safely rescued from a amusement ride at a Massachusetts zoo after an oil leak left them stranded high in the air. Similar to a ski lift, the Skyfari Ride at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon allows guests to see the zoo’ from as high as 30...

Ex-state senator charged with stealing gun from constituent

Jul. 01, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state senator and Republican candidate for Congress has been charged after allegedly stealing a gun from an elderly constituent and misleading investigators about what happened, Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday. Investigators said Dean...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Bruins hire Montgomery as coach to replace Cassidy

Jul. 01, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have hired Jim Montgomery as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. Recently extended general manager Don Sweeney announced the hire Friday, filling one...

Mother and son who ran drug ring get lengthy prison terms

Jul. 01, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mother and son who ran a large-scale drug ring that made and distributed hundreds of thousands of counterfeit pills containing the powerful opioid fentanyl to the region north of Boston have both received lengthy prison terms. Vincent Caruso, 27, was...

Woman gets probation in attack on Spanish-speaking women

Jul. 01, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged with attacking a mother and daughter for speaking Spanish in 2020 has been found guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery. Stephanie Armstrong was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation following a two-day, non-jury trial in Boston...

Man convicted of killing 2 at Boston housing complex

Jul. 01, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say killed two men and injured a child when he opened fire on a group of people at a Boston public housing development four years ago has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. Wilvin Guity-Beckels was convicted Thursday and...