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February 21, 2019

Driver escapes damage after automobile present in river in Billerica

Billerica police are investigating after a car was found in the Shawsheen River and the driver managed to escape injury during Monday’s snow storm, officials said.
February 21, 2019

N.H. 6-year-old medflighted Sunday after sledding accident

What was supposed to be a day of sledding fun off of Horse Hill Road in Marlborough, New Hampshire, with family and friends turned into a scary situation involving a 6-year-old girl on Sunday.
February 21, 2019

Early-morning hearth in Easton displaces 12

Twelve residents fled their homes Monday morning after a fire ripped through the attic of a condo complex in Easton leading to a partial roof collapse, officials said.
February 21, 2019

MIT scientists are utilizing lobsters to develop a brand new type of versatile physique armor

Imagine a highly sophisticated body armor that is as tough as it is flexible, a shield that consists largely of water, but remains strong enough to prevent mechanical penetration.
February 21, 2019

Group at MIT wants a celebration for a new college canceled

BOSTON (AP) — Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the university to cancel celebrations for a new computing center.
February 21, 2019

2 extra charged in UNH football participant struggle at fraternity

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say two more people, including another University of New Hampshire football player, have been charged in connection with a brawl at a fraternity.
February 21, 2019

Police: Lawrence man accused of kidnapping his son present in Mexico

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man accused of kidnapping his 1-year-old son has been located in Mexico.
February 21, 2019

third youngster flu loss of life reported in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Massachusetts have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season.
February 21, 2019

Weymouth police ID pedestrian fatally struck

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A pedestrian struck and killed by an SUV driven by a firefighter-paramedic in Weymouth over the weekend has been identified as a 71-year-old Brockton man.
February 21, 2019

Man arrested in connection with South End assault that caused ‘life-threatening injuries’

A 40-year-old Weymouth man is facing multiple charges in connection with an assault that reportedly left a man with life-threatening injuries in the South End on Feb. 9, Boston police said.