A rendering of an MGM casino set to open in September. It's under construction in Springfield, Massachusetts.
MGM Springfield

Recently, there's been rumblings that MGM, which is currently building a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, is looking at buying a Boston-area casino also under construction. So what might this mean for Springfield? 

Wyatt Cenac knows his aesthetic, and his aesthetic seems to be "PBS in the 1970s."

The logo of his new HBO series Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas looks precisely like the public television of a couple decades ago, with its friendly-looking sans serif lowercase letters in earthy colors. The set is the same way, looking much like one that a host might have wandered around to talk about the beginnings of the world or the ways of the penguin.

Police at the University of Rhode Island say more than a dozen cars have been vandalized over the last two weeks on the school’s campus in Kingston.

A total of 14 vehicles have had swastikas or pornographic images scratched into them. Some of the vehicles sustained additional damage including broken mirrors and slashed tires.

URI Chief of Police Stephen Baker says so far, police are still looking for a suspect.

The Taser X26 Electronic Control Device (ECD) made by Taser International, Inc.
File photo / Masslive / masslive.com/photos

In a ruling Tuesday, the highest court in Massachusetts has opened the door for stun guns to become legal in the state.

The Springfield, Mass., Police Department headquarters.
Unidentified staff photo / Springfield Republican

A federal investigation has been opened to review police practices in the former narcotics unit in Springfield, Massachusetts.  

Tom Latanowich.
Yarmouth Police Department via WBUR

The man described by authorities as a career criminal and charged with the shooting death of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, police officer Sean Gannon is being held without bail.

A 29-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record will face a murder charge this morning for fatally shooting a Yarmouth police officer on Thursday afternoon.

State police say 32-year-old Sean Gannon was shot Thursday afternoon in Barnstable on Cape Cod. He was in a group of fellow officers from Yarmouth, Bourne and state police serving a warrant in Marstons Mills.

Officials have not yet said what happened during the warrant serving, but it ended with Gannon being shot. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where he later died.

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President Trump unloaded on both Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, hours after federal agents raided the office of Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen.

"It's a disgraceful situation. It's a total witch hunt," Trump said on Monday. "When I saw this, when I heard about it, that is a whole new level of unfairness."

Sweeping Reforms Announced For Scandal-Plagued Mass. State Police

Apr 2, 2018
Superintendent Col. Kerry Gilpin on Monday detailed coming changes at the State Police.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

In an effort to crack down on overtime abuse and restore public trust, the Massachusetts State Police will mandate the use of GPS-locator technology in all of its department-issued vehicles to monitor troopers' movements.

At a press conference in Springfield, Massachusetts, Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced several arrests of individuals who allegedly sold opioids that led to a string of overdoses.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

A spike in severe and fatal opioid overdoses in western Massachusetts this month led an emergency room doctor to alert state police, and three people are now facing charges.