Milwaukee’s police force is under scrutiny following an officer-involved shooting of a man who ran from a traffic stop and subsequent protests that turned violent over the weekend. The city’s police chief has ties to Massachusetts, including a brief stint in Springfield
It’s standard medical care: Newborn babies get a shot of Vitamin K. It helps their blood clot, and prevents potentially dangerous bleeds. But a few new parents decline the shots for their babies, and their numbers seem to be rising — an apparent trend that’s deeply troubling to doctors from Nashville to New Zealand.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judical Court has ruled a Lenox woman charged with drunk driving in 2012 did not have the right to talk to an attorney before taking a breathalyzer tes
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
This Friday is the deadline to register to vote in the September 8th state primary in Massachusetts.
Hispanics now make up nearly 28 percent of sworn Springfield police, a 2 percentage point increase in the last couple years. The share of black officers also increased, and a class of recruits will further diversify the department. But it has a ways to go before it reflects the diversity of the city.
Rinaldo Del Gallo, Andrea Harrington and Adam Hinds are looking to replace Senator Ben Downing, who is not running for re-election after a decade in office.
Amherst, Massachusetts, writer Cammie McGovern wants young people to think differently about their peers with disabilities.
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Frank Salemme, the one-time boss of the New England Mafia, has been arrested, charged with murdering a long-missing Boston nightclub manager whose skeletal remains were discovered in June
Ben Greenwood’s very last word, “Natures,” won a 50-point bonus to win Division 3 of the North American Scrabble Championship in Indiana.
Mayor Domenic Sarno told a national news outlet that he feels Springfield’s police department “accurately” reflects the diversity of his city. But the department’s own numbers tell a different story.
Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott won their parties’ nominations for governor, according to the Associated Press.
A look at the Republican and Democratic races for governor in Vermont.
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A key state senator says he’s disappointed it doesn’t contain language designed to slow the construction of natural gas pipelines.
Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to sign a bill Monday that would make Massachusetts’ utilities purchase more hydro and wind power.