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DA Says Mother Will Be Charged With Killing 2 Kids

The Massachusetts woman, Lindsay Clancy, was hospitalized after suicide attempt

(Newser) - A Duxbury, Massachusetts, woman hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt Tuesday night will be charged with murdering two of her children when it become possible to do so, prosecutors say. Authorities say Lindsay Clancy, 32, is suspected of strangling 5-year-old Cora and 3-year-old Dawson, NBC Boston reports. A third child,...

High School Is Unable to Shut Its Lights Off

They've been on for more than a year at Minnechaug school in Massachusetts

(Newser) - NBC News reports on an unusual problem at a high school in Massachusetts: Nobody can turn the lights off. As a result, every light at Minnechaug Regional High School has been burning around the clock since August 2021. The problem is a software failure. The school had a 7,...

Prosecutors: Brian Walshe Made Chilling Google Searches

They accuse him of dismembering wife Ana Walshe

(Newser) - Prosecutors on Wednesday laid out some of their case against Brian Walshe , whom they accuse of dismembering his wife with a hacksaw before disposing of the remains, reports Boston 25 . Walshe was arraigned on charges of murder and disinterring a body Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea. The Boston ...

Bloody Knife Found in Search for Missing Mom

Brian Walshe, husband of Ana Walshe, charged with misleading investigators

(Newser) - The day after a missing Massachusetts woman was last seen , her husband visited a Home Depot, where he purchased $450 worth of cleaning supplies and tarps, prosecutors say. That purchase prompted a search of the Cohasset home of Brian and Ana Walshe, where blood and a damaged bloody knife were...

Mom of 3 Set Out on a Work Trip, Disappeared

Her husband has been arrested for allegedly misleading investigators

(Newser) - A Massachusetts mother of three vanished on the first day of 2023, and now her husband has been arrested for allegedly misleading investigators. Ana Walshe, 39, left home to catch a ride share that was to take her to Boston Logan International Airport, where she would board a flight for...

To Kill Coyotes, Town Calls In Federal Sharpshooters

Coyotes are killing pets in increasingly brazen attacks in Nahant, Massachusetts

(Newser) - More than 3,000 humans and around a dozen coyotes live in the Massachusetts town of Nahant's one square mile—and they are not living in harmony. The town's three-member Board of Selectmen voted last month to make the town the first in the state to call in...

Final Results After Recount: 11,763 to 11,762

State House race in Massachusetts flips to the Democrat by a single vote

(Newser) - Another entry in the every-vote-counts lesson book: A recount in Massachusetts has decided a state House race for Democrat Kristin Kassner by a single vote, reports WGBH . The official tally: 11,763 to 11,762. Before the recount, Republican incumbent Lenny Mirra actually led by 10 votes, but Kassner made...

All Nantucket Beaches Are Now Topless Beaches

Bylaw was introduced 'in order to promote equality for all persons'

(Newser) - While anybody visiting a beach in Nantucket at this time of year will probably want to keep their top and the rest of their clothes on, women and men alike are now free to go topless. Massachusetts Attorney General and Gov.-elect Maura Healey approved the bylaw on Tuesday, allowing...

On First Day in US, a Surprise Event for William and Kate

Royals had much fun watching Celtics take on Miami Heat in Boston

(Newser) - It's been eight years since Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, took in an NBA game, but that streak is now over. ESPN reports that, in a surprise appearance, the royal couple showed up at Boston's TD Garden on Wednesday evening to watch the matchup between the...

These Are the Best, Worst States for Jobs

Washington tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - After a tumultuous couple of years marred by the pandemic, the job market is looking up, with many employers eagerly seeking new workers for their payrolls. Conditions for the job hunt are better in some states than in others, and WalletHub is here to break it all down. The site...

Grisly Find: 4 Dead Babies in Boston Apartment

At least one was in a freezer

(Newser) - The remains of not one but four infants have been found inside a Boston apartment, police say. There was one devastating discovery after another as officers were called to the one-bedroom apartment at 838 East Broadway in South Boston around 2:15pm on Nov. 17 for reasons that are unclear....

Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide in Apple Store Crash

Bradley Rein says deadly crash was an 'unfortunate accident'

(Newser) - A man accused of crashing his SUV through the front of a Boston-area Apple store Monday, killing one person and injuring 20 others, says it was an "unfortunate accident," according to his attorney. Bradley Rein, 53, has been charged with reckless homicide by motor vehicle and reckless operations...

1 Dead, 16 Hurt in 'Unthinkable' Crash at Apple Store

SUV drove through glass front of Hingham, Massachusetts store

(Newser) - One person was killed and at least 16 injured in what the local district attorney says was an "unthinkable morning" at an Apple store in Massachusetts. Authorities say an SUV crashed through the glass front of the Hingham store around 10:45am Monday, less than an hour after the...

Congress Gets Its First Gen Z Member
Congress Gets Its
First Gen Z Member
election 2022

Congress Gets Its First Gen Z Member

25-year-old Maxwell Frost cruised to victory in Florida

(Newser) - In Congress, Maxwell Frost is going to be the voice of his generation. The 25-year-old Democrat cruised to victory over 51-year-old Republican Calvin Wimbish in Florida's reliably blue Orlando-area 10th District and will be the first member of Generation Z in Congress, BuzzFeed reports. Frost, who will also be...

Massachusetts' Oldest Unknown Murder Victim ID'd
'Lady of the Dunes'
Now Has a Name

'Lady of the Dunes' Now Has a Name

Woman brutally murdered on Cape Cod in 1974 identified as Ruth Marie Terry

(Newser) - Massachusetts' oldest unknown murder victim is unknown no longer. The "Lady of the Dunes," found brutally murdered in Provincetown, Cape Cod, on July 26, 1974, has been identified as Ruth Marie Terry , a 37-year-old mother and sister from Tennessee, authorities announced Monday. They said it was the biggest...

Arrest Made in Jogger's Murder
Life Sentence in Murder
of Google Employee
UPDATED

Life Sentence in Murder of Google Employee

Angel Colon-Ortiz killed Vanessa Marcotte in 2016 in Massachusetts

(Newser) - Update: The killer of Google employee Vanessa Marcotte has received a life sentence in Massachusetts and won't be eligible for parole for 45 years, reports CNN . Angel Colon-Ortiz, 36, killed 27-year-old Marcotte in 2016 when she was out for a walk in Princeton while visiting her mother. Prosecutors say...

Mushroom Picked in Yard Poisons Woman and Son

Kam Look, 63, requires liver transplant after tainted meal

(Newser) - "For me, it looked like any other normal capped mushrooms, which I thought it was very safe to eat," Kam Look said. To be sure they were as safe as the ones she grew up eating in Malaysia, Look cooked the mushroom, which she had picked in a...

Woman Charged With Unleashing Bees on Cops

She broke out hives as they tried to serve eviction notice

(Newser) - A Massachusetts woman is facing multiple assault and battery charges for allegedly releasing a swarm of bees on a group of sheriff's deputies, some of them allergic to bee stings, as they tried to serve an eviction notice, authorities said. Court records show Rorie S. Woods, 55, pleaded not...

FBI: 'Bomb' at Northeastern Was a Staffer's Hoax

Jason Duhaime, 45, of Texas has been arrested and charged

(Newser) - Reports that an explosion last month at Northeastern University may have been staged are correct, according to the FBI. NBC News reports the law enforcement agency announced Tuesday that Jason Duhaime of Texas, who claimed he'd been injured in the Sept. 13 incident, has been arrested and charged with...

Their Scheme Made Couple's Life 'Hell.' Now, Prison Time

Ex-eBay execs sentenced to 24 months, 57 months for their role in harassment campaign

(Newser) - Two former eBay executives are headed to prison for their role in a harassment and intimidation campaign against a Massachusetts couple whose newsletter reporting on the company angered its leadership. Reuters reports that 50-year-old David Harville, once eBay's chief of global resiliency, was sentenced Thursday to two years behind...

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