Several public meetings on MBTA fare hike proposal scheduled

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has scheduled several public meetings over the next few weeks to discuss proposed fare hikes
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Massachusetts man sentenced to state prison for child rape

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to state prison for raping a 5-year-old girl
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Rhode Island to consider new uses for PawSox stadium

The state of Rhode Island is looking to find new uses for the Pawtucket Red Sox stadium now that the team is moving to Worcester, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts driver killed in crash on I-95 in Maine

Law enforcement officials say a motorist has died being ejected from an SUV that hit a guardrail and flipped on I-95 in Maine
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Animal rights activists to rally for release of 3 elephants

Animal rights activists are planning to gather outside Worcester's DCU Center to call for the release of three elephants held at a Connecticut-based petting zoo
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1 person dead in Worcester house fire

One person has died in a house fire in Worcester
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Connecticut Open tennis tournament to leave New Haven

The Connecticut Open tennis tournament is leaving New Haven after a 21-year run in the city
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US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

A Massachusetts doctor who was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola in 2014 is being recognized for his work in Liberia through the deadly ep
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Man pleads guilty to using drug money to open restaurant

Former restaurant manager pleads guilty to using his employer's hidden drug money to open a new restaurant in Massachusetts
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Worcester announces plans to replace demolished skate park

Skateboarders in Worcester are getting a new skate park to replace the one abruptly demolished by the city six months ago
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Grandison, Butler lead Holy Cross past Navy 69-64

Jacob Grandison and Austin Butler scored 22 points apiece and Holy Cross knocked off Navy 69-64
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Judge allows blood tests for trooper manslaughter case

A judge has denied a motion to exclude blood tests as evidence in the trial of the man charged with causing a crash that killed a state trooper in 2016
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Lyft driver helps rescue toddler wandering outside in cold

Police say a Lyft driver helped rescue a 2-year-old girl who was found wandering outside in freezing temperatures in Massachusetts
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Doctor reprimanded for removing wrong man's kidney

A Massachusetts doctor who removed a kidney from the wrong patient has received a reprimand from the state
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Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

Mariano Rivera has become baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina
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Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem headed for Hall of Fame while Mussina has a shot
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Cities like Springfield struggle to combat urban blight

In the wealthy Boston suburbs, housing prices are skyrocketing and affordable housing is hard to find for working families _ but travel west to Springfield, and
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Kostecka nets 26, game winner, Loyola nips HC 67-65 in OT

Andrew Kostecka scored 26 points, the last coming on a layup as time expired in overtime, to give Loyola (Md.) a 67-65 win over Holy Cross
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12-year-old boy saves grandfather having stroke

A 71-year-old Massachusetts man is recovering from a stroke he suffered while driving on a major highway and a doctor says he has his 12-year-old grandson to th
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Lawyers for man accused in runner slaying withdraw from case

Man charged with killing Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run in Massachusetts to get a new lawyer
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Woman charged with murder in babies' deaths faces June trial

A Massachusetts woman facing murder charges after the bodies of three infants she had given birth to were found in her squalid home in 2014 has been scheduled t
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Holy Cross downs Lafayette 77-70 behind Floyd's 25 points

Jehyve Floyd scored a career-high 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and dished six assists, and Holy Cross never trailed in its 77-70 win ove
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Autopsy inconclusive on woman found dead near donation bins

Police say an autopsy on a woman found dead near Salvation Army donation bins in Massachusetts was inconclusive
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Convicted rapist to get another shot at medical parole

A convicted rapist who was diagnosed with liver cancer is getting another shot at medical parole
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