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DA: Police justified in shooting death of armed man

Dec. 01, 2021 14:03 PM EST

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts were justified when they fatally shot an armed man who wounded two officers and killed a police dog in an exchange of gunfire last June, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Braintree police investigating a domestic violence case...

Attorney general: Home health agency fined for false billing

Nov. 19, 2021 12:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A home health agency and its owners will pay $1.2 million and enter into a compliance program to resolve allegations that they falsely billed the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday. Healey said the settlement with...

Officer on leave after kneeling on student during arrest

Nov. 18, 2021 09:12 AM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer has been placed on leave after kneeling on a high school student during an arrest. Video of the Wednesday incident shows the student on the ground face-down and the officer kneeling on the student's back. ...

State police trooper facing domestic violence charges

Nov. 17, 2021 15:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper who earlier this year helped a woman deliver a baby on the side of a highway was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges, the department said. Jordan Cavaco, 27, of Brockton was arraigned in Boston on domestic...

Authorities make arrest in fatal Brockton shooting

Nov. 08, 2021 11:16 AM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Brockton last week. Asa St. Louis, 24, was arrested in Boston over the weekend and charged with the murder in the death Nov. 3 of Nelito Lopes, 28, the Plymouth district...

At least 8 hospitalized for carbon monoxide exposure

Oct. 29, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Eight people were taken to the hospital in Massachusetts for carbon monoxide exposures. The three incidents south of Boston were all related to operating generators in homes as parts of the state continue to deal with power outages following this...

School steps up security after students have gun, ammunition

Oct. 25, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Officials at Brockton High School imposed new safety measures Monday after a student was found with a gun earlier this month and another student posted a photo of himself with ammunition on social media last week. Students and visitors had to pass...

Brockton celebrates 70th anniversary of Marciano-Louis bout

Oct. 24, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The city of Brockton is celebrating the 70th anniversary of favorite son Rocky Marciano's heavyweight fight against Joe Louis with a special showing of the bout this week. The eight-round match will be shown in its entirety on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Welcome home, 2nd Lt. Ernest Vienneau. It only took three quarters of a century. In 1944, Vienneau was a young pilot from Millinocket serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was...

Bakery agrees to settle race discrimination lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts bakery has agreed to pay up to $95,000 in penalties and restitution, require anti-bias training for employees, and revise its anti-discrimination policies to settle allegations that an employee was repeatedly exposed to racial slurs in the workplace, the...