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Aug 26
Worcester overdose deaths ease, but police alert

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Officials in Worcester say a surge of drug overdose deaths in early August has appeared to ease, but heroin users still aren't safe from potentially deadly street combinations of the opiate.

Aug 26
Penn National marking milestone in casino project

BOSTON (AP) - Penn National Gaming is marking a milestone in its $225 million casino project at Plainridge harness racing track in Plainville.

Aug 26
Massachusetts fire commissioner attacked

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say Springfield's fire commissioner is recovering after being attacked by a disgruntled former employee.

Aug 26
Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - To Mike Napoli, it was "just another homer."

Aug 26
Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

BOSTON (AP) - Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.

Aug 26
Gronk's health key to success of Patriots, Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together.

Aug 26
Man held after Molotov cocktails found in his car

BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) - A Beverly man is held without bail after pleading not guilty to possessing gasoline-filled Molotov cocktails in his car.

Aug 26
Massachusetts sued for denying medical pot permit

BOSTON (AP) - A company that wanted to open one of Massachusetts' first medical marijuana dispensaries wants a judge to overturn the state's decision to reject its application.

Aug 26
Ortiz out for second straight game

TORONTO (AP) - Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the lineup for a second straight game, still bothered by a sore right foot.

Aug 25
Girl pulled from Cape Cod swimming pool dies

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - One of two young sisters who were pulled from an indoor swimming pool on Cape Cod last week has died.

Aug 25
Prosecutor: Cop in crash discussed leaving scene

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A veteran Lowell police officer charged with killing a man while driving drunk was overheard on his cellphone attempting to flee the scene of the weekend accident, a prosecutor said Monday during his arraignment.

Aug 25
Patriots rookie QB gets 1st start vs Giants

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night's preseason finale.

Aug 25
Candidates for governor joust with primary looming

BOSTON (AP) - Steve Grossman sharpened his attack Monday against fellow Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley over her settlement of a case involving a prominent lobbyist.