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Today at 03:20AM
Proposed Athens biomass plant clears hurdle

ATHENS, Maine (AP) - A $30 million biomass plant proposed for Athens has won certification from a state financing agency for $12 million in state tax credits, a step forward for a project that could mean saving or creating about 200 jobs and boosting the local tax base.

Today at 02:57AM
Spencer man charged for allegedly dunking baby

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) - A Spencer man is facing assault and child endangerment charges after police say he dunked his 2-month-old son in a reservoir while he and his friends laughed and cheered.

Today at 02:45AM
Suffolk DA protests judge's ruling

BOSTON (AP) - The Suffolk district attorney is asking the state's highest court to step in after a district court judge cleared a woman of assault without hearing any evidence and without a prosecutor in the courtroom.

Today at 01:57AM
Easthampton man charged in hammer assault

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - An Easthampton man has been charged with using a hammer to assault two disabled women.

Today at 12:35AM
Balloon that crashed was from Maine; 4 hurt

CLINTON, Mass. (AP) - The hot air balloon that crashed into a power line in Massachusetts was registered to a Maine man.

Today at 12:01AM
Massachusetts Senate to debate PAC disclosure bill

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is set to debate a bill intended to help shine a light on donors to political action committees.

Jul 21
Gun safety activists plan rally at Statehouse

BOSTON (AP) - Police chiefs are joining with gun safety activists to press lawmakers to give them discretion over issuing firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns.

Jul 21
Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case.

Jul 21
Aaron Hernandez protests airing of court chats

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings.

Jul 21
Ex-Patriots player protests airing of court chats

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings.

Jul 21
27-year-old man slain in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Springfield police are investigating the city's seventh homicide of the year.

Jul 21
Jury resumes deliberating in Tsarnaev friend trial

BOSTON (AP) - Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.

Jul 21
Obama visit to Worcester cost city $186,000

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama's visit to Worcester to deliver a high school commencement address last month cost the city about $186,000, mostly for security.

Jul 21
Rabid fox attacks reported in Newbury

NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) - Newbury residents are being told to keep a close eye on their children and pets after two recent rabid fox attacks.

Jul 21
Woman sues hospital over mother's death

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman has sued a New Hampshire hospital for $2 million about three years after her mother died of a heart attack, saying doctors failed to diagnose it.

Jul 21
Brockton man charged in fatal stabbing

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A Brockton man is headed to court to face charges in connection with the fatal weekend stabbing of another city man.

Jul 21
Market Basket workers fired for support of ex-CEO

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) - Employees of the Market Basket supermarket chain and their supporters are rallying at company headquarters again Monday in support of the former chief executive, while the private company's board of directors is scheduled to hold a conference call to discuss employee demands.

Jul 21
New Tobin Bridge toll system activated

BOSTON (AP) - There's no need to stop to pay the toll on the Tobin Bridge.

Jul 21
Man dead after domestic shooting in Ludlow

LUDLOW, Mass. (AP) - Ludlow police say a man is dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after a domestic dispute.

Jul 21
McGovern to push for greater access to Tibet

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - U.S. Rep. James McGovern is pushing for legislation that seeks to promote access to Tibetan areas of China.

Jul 20
Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) - Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.