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Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld says he will challenge President Trump for the Republican presidential nomination

The president remains popular with Republican voters, but Weld said he would attempt to defeat him or at a minimum hurt him with a primary challenge. Weld, who was governor of Massachusetts from 1991 until 1997, left the Republican Party in 2016 to run as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential no


Task Force arrests Massachusetts gangsters on warrants

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Two Massachusetts gang members were arrested Wednesday in Fall River on numerous warrants for drug and firearm violations. James Mendes, 27, of Randolph and Tyre Wade, 27, of Fall River, were arrested after Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force members tracking a stol


Here’s how Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts delegation reacted to Trump’s national emergency for a border wall

Gov. Charlie Baker is in alignment with the Massachusetts congressional delegation when it comes President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to siphon federal funding for the construction of his long-promised wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico — though he isn’t put


Despite significant snow this week, western Massachusetts is still behind for the season

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Earlier this week we picked up around 4 inches of snow but we're still running behind for where we should be for this time of year. So far, we've picked up 23.5 inches of snow. On average we usually have around 33 inches of snow by now. But there is still plenty of t


Trump gets a Republican primary challenger as former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld soft-launches 2020 campaign while saying president is 'too unstable' to be re-elected

A former Massachusetts governor who ran for president in 2016 as a libtertarian said Friday morning that he is launching a committee to explore a Republican run against Donald Trump next year.


These Victorian Glass Greenhouses In Massachusetts Bloom All Winter Long

Cold winds and snowy weather got you down? Chase away those winter blues with oodles of blooms at this stunning spot. The Smith College Botanic Garden offers beautiful greenhouses packed with color even during the winter. Here’s what you need to know about visiting.


Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announces exploratory committee for 2020 GOP nomination, setting up a possible primary challenge to Trump

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announced his plans to launch an exploratory to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary. Weld served as Massachusetts' governor from 1991 to 1997. More recently, he was on the 2016 Libertarian presidential ticket as Gary Johnson's


Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld explores 2020 primary challenge against President Donald Trump

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced Friday that he has launched a committee to look at a possible 2020 White House run and Republican primary challenge against President Donald Trump.


Trump may have his first 2020 Republican challenger with former Massachusetts governor

Washington (CNN)Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said he's launching a presidential exploratory committee to run in 2020 as a Republican. "I hope to see the Republican Party assume once again the mantle of being the party of Lincoln. It upsets me that our energies as a society are being sapped by


I-TEAM: Dozens of nurses licenses suspended, revoked in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Abandoning patients, working while impaired and showing up to work reeking of alcohol, these are just some of the reasons why dozens of nurses in western Massachusetts have their licenses suspended, revoked or voluntarily surrendered over the past year.


AG: Massachusetts Couple Charged With Sex Trafficking at Salem Brothel

A Massachusetts couple is facing charges for allegedly trafficking women for sex at a Salem brothel that served as a front for human trafficking and money laundering, according to the attorney general's office.


The Most Unique McDonald’s In The World Is Right Here In Massachusetts

Like it or not, McDonald’s is as American as apple pie. The legendary fast food chain has set up shop all over the world, but there’s one little storefront in Massachusetts that’s far more unique than most. Here’s a peek inside this surprisingly retro McDonald’s store in Fairhaven.


Two Massachusetts law enforcement officials join forces to resolve 25-year-old murder of fellow Marine

You never leave a brother behind. That is why Yuriy Bekhenik, a Massachusetts state trooper, says he is determined to help solve the 25-year-old cold case murder of fellow Marine David Cox, who was involved in a hazing incident that inspired the movie “A Few Good Men.”


Massachusetts ex-governor marks first to challenge Trump for 2020 - reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, saying the country was in “grave peril,” media outlets reported on Friday.


Why are Massachusetts marijuana users still buying on the black market? Cost and convenience, some say

Jason Dick is a longtime marijuana user. For some time, the Hull resident grew his own supply. Now he buys marijuana from a “friend of a friend.” Although Dick has registered with the state as a medical marijuana patient and a caregiver, he called the prices at dispensaries “absurdly high.” When he


Here are the best restaurants in Massachusetts, according to AAA

AAA has announced its 2019 list of best restaurants nationwide — and several of the top-rated establishments are located right here in Massachusetts. Here’s a look at the local restaurants that got Five Diamonds, which is the highest rating AAA awards.


Truck Driver ID'd for Ice Chunk That Injured Girl on Interstate 495 in Andover, Massachusetts

The truck company and driver responsible for injuring a 6-year-old girl when a large piece of ice flew off a tractor-trailer and hit the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts was identified on Friday, according to state police.


Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld explores Trump challenge in 2020

While the 2020 Democratic field continues to burgeon with candidates, President Donald Trump could be facing at least one Republican primary challenger. Former 2016 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate and former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld announced on Friday that he will be l


Pepe's pizza opening second location in Massachusetts

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is spreading the pizza love by bringing its famed New Haven-style pizza to a second location outside of Connecticut. Pepe's is bringing it's famous New Haven-style pizza to a second location in Massachusetts.


Flying ice injures child on Massachusetts highway

LAWRENCE, Mass. (WBTS/NBC) – A reminder to clear vehicles of ice and snow before hitting the road after a girl was injured by flying ice in Massachusetts. Amanda Grenier said it happened while she was driving on 495 North in Andover, Massachusetts Thursday as she and her 6-year-old daughter were sho