A task force created by Gov. Charlie Baker says drug addiction must be considered a medical disease and has outlined a series of steps to fight opioid abuse.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal charges against him, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder.
The first of four men being tried on charges they raped a University of Massachusetts Amherst student in her dorm room has been convicted of some charges.
Prosecutors say Rowland was paid $35,000 to work on the failed 2012 campaign of Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and conspired to hide those payments through a consulting contract with her husband’s company.
The testimony follows a plea to the judge by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that survivors of the attacks shouldn’t be allowed to give such gruesome testimony. The judge disagreed.
Last updated at 1:34 p.m. A lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has begun her opening statement by admitting her client participated in the attacks. She says the only thing the defense disagrees with prosecutors about is “why.”
The 21-year-old Tsarnaev faces 30 charges in connection with twin bombings at the finish line of the marathon on April 15, 2013.
With four touchdown passes and a Super Bowl record 37 completions, Tom Brady won his third championship game MVP.
Icy roads are blamed for numerous accidents in Massachusetts as a winter storm moved into the state.
An interview with the Associated Press reporter covering the Supreme Judicial Court arguments over the line between criminal harassment and free speech.
Baker says he will vote against repeal but if it does pass and he becomes governor, he would then file a bill with the Legislature “to put the Springfield casino back on the map.”
Police Chief Gary Gemme said heroin is suspected in at least eight deaths. The ninth was discovered Wednesday. He said significant resources are being devoted to finding the deadly drugs.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is not offering any specific funding yet to help revere clean-up. but the governor pledged support.
The verdict came Thursday after seven days of deliberations in a case that focused attention on the patronage culture in state government.