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Odor, Yankees rally in 8th, end Boston's 4-game win streak

Jul. 24, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rougned Odor’s two-run double highlighted a four-run rally in the eighth inning after his two errors helped Boston build an early lead, and the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-3 on Saturday. Gleyber Torres added a go-ahead, bloop single for the...

Traffic snarled after overpass debris falls onto I-90

Jul. 24, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — Multiple lanes of Interstate 90 eastbound have been shut down in Charlton after debris from an overpass fell onto the roadway on Saturday, according to Massachusetts State Police. Eastbound traffic was backed up for five miles Saturday morning...

1 man killed, 1 injured after car rolls into flooded area

Jul. 24, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and another was seriously injured on Saturday after a car rolled over into a flooded area along Route 95 in Dedham, State Police said. The car was headed northbound at the University Avenue exit when it rolled over and ended up...

Woman dies after single-vehicle crash on I-91

Jul. 24, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A 67-year-old Chicopee woman died Friday after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 in Easthampton, State Police said. Troopers responded to reports of a crash on I-91 southbound around 2 p.m., according to a police statement. They found a...

Devers homers twice, bullpen strong as Red Sox top Yanks 6-2

Jul. 23, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For the second straight night, the Yankees tried to protect a one-run lead against the Red Sox. For the second straight night, Boston found a way to rally past its longtime rival. Rafael Devers hit two home runs, including a go-ahead...

Yankees pitchers Cortes, Loaisiga activated from COVID list

Jul. 23, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Yankees pitchers Nestor Cortes and Jonathan Loaisiga have been reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list, the first of six New York players to go on the list before the start of the second half of the season. To make room on the roster Friday,...

State police find 3K heroin bags stuffed into cereal box

Jul. 23, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

SHELBURNE, Mass. (AP) — A state trooper in Massachusetts seized 3,100 bags of heroin stashed in a cereal box during a recent traffic stop. Massachusetts State Police said Thursday that Trooper Scott Boutell pulled over an SUV for having improper auxiliary lights and an...

Candidate: jugs of urine with hate messages left on driveway

Jul. 23, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Black city council candidate in Massachusetts says gallon-sized jugs containing urine with racial and political messages written on them were thrown on his driveway. The Brockton Enterprise reports the jugs were left around the home of Marlon...

Rare medal from first modern Olympics fetches over $180,000

Jul. 23, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A rare first-place medal from the first modern Olympic Games has sold for more than $180,000. Boston-based RR Auction said Friday that the winning bidder for the silver medal from the 1896 games in Athens, Greece, was a collector based on the East Coast....

House OKs sports betting bill but fate in Senate uncertain

Jul. 23, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House lawmakers have overwhelming approved a bill to legalize sports betting in the state, but it's fate in the state Senate remains uncertain. The state House of Representatives voted 156-3 Thursday night to approve the measure, which...