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Police say driver drags officer, sends him to hospital

Feb. 23, 2019 10:09 PM EST

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say an officer was hospitalized after being dragged by a vehicle driven by a man he was trying to arrest. Police say the officer for the Wellesley Police Department stopped the vehicle Saturday evening and saw it had been reported stolen in Delaware. He...

Weatherington carries Hartford past UMass Lowell 75-73

Feb. 23, 2019 8:31 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Travis Weatherington had 18 points to lead five Hartford players in double figures as the Hawks narrowly defeated UMass Lowell 75-73 on Saturday. John Carroll added 15 points for the Hawks. Jason Dunne chipped in 12, J.R. Lynch scored 12 and George Blagojevic had 10. Shawn Jones had 16...

Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

Feb. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport. Mansfield police say 31-year-old Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and 18-year-old Julian Lattermann, of Dover, were killed on impact. Authorities didn't say who was...

Mahoney lifts Boston U. past Loyola (Md.) 72-65

Feb. 23, 2019 8:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Max Mahoney recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Boston University to a 72-65 win over Loyola (Md.) on Saturday. Jonas Harper's 3-pointer gave the Terriers a 66-63 lead in the final minute and they closed out the win by making 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Tyler Scanlon had 14 points...

Pierre's late heroics lead UMass past Saint Joseph's 80-79

Feb. 23, 2019 4:41 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Carl Pierre scored 21 points and his jump shot with 2.7 seconds left completed a 17-point, second-half comeback as UMass beat Saint Joseph's 80-79 on Saturday. Pierre buried a 3 with 17.6 seconds to go to bring the Minutemen (10-17, 3-11 Atlantic 10) within 79-78. Saint Joseph's...

Boston mayor launches city's annual census drive

Feb. 23, 2019 3:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is launching the city's annual resident census, saying it will help ensure residents receive the resources they need. The Democrat on Saturday encouraged all city residents to participate, as well as take part in a separate survey on childcare needs, language...

Baker in no hurry to back 'mentor' Weld's presidential bid

Feb. 23, 2019 2:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker has described himself as a big fan of former Gov. William Weld, while making no secret that he isn't much of a fan of President Donald Trump. So Weld's announcement that he's officially exploring a run against Trump in the Republican primaries next year could potentially...

Murder charges dropped in Pittsfield bar shooting

Feb. 23, 2019 2:32 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Murder charges are being dropped against a Massachusetts man accused of killing another man outside a Pittsfield bar in 2016. The Berkshire District Attorney's Office said Friday it's dropping a case against James Cromartie of Pittsfield, who was accused of killing 30-year-old...

Alumna, retired astronaut, to deliver address at UMass

Feb. 23, 2019 11:32 AM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — One of UMass-Amherst's most accomplished alumna is returning to campus to talk about her experiences in space. Retired NASA astronaut Cady Coleman is scheduled to deliver the Commonwealth Honors College Kathryn and Paul Williamson Lecture on Wednesday. Coleman's free public talk,...

Domestic assault activists to detail priorities to lawmakers

Feb. 23, 2019 11:31 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Domestic assault activists are planning to gather at the Massachusetts Statehouse this week to talk to lawmakers about their legislative priorities. Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, want the state to embrace new practices to address...