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Amesbury man, charged with larceny of trade secrets, avoids jail time

NEWBURYPORT – An Amesbury man charged with stealing intellectual property from a scientific research company where he once worked escaped jail time after reaching a plea agreement in Newburyport District Court.


Amesbury resident running for Northeast Arc

Shawn Ducrow, of Amesbury, will run in the 2019 Boston Marathon to raise money for the Northeast Arc. Ducrow, a biomed technician at Fresenius Medical Care, commented on his mission. “As a health care provider, I work with vulnerable populations: medically compromised, impoverished, people with deve


Arlington girls stuck by used and discarded needle at school

ARLINGTON, Mass. - Two young girls were stuck by a used and discarded syringe while playing outside a school on Tuesday, police said. The girls, ages 5 and 7, were playing outside during an after-school program when, the girls told police, one of them picked up a syringe and was stuck in the hand by


Bill would bring back rent control in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Rent control may be back on the table in Massachusetts. A group of lawmakers is filing a bill that would allow cities and towns to put a cap on what landlords can charge tenants.


Amesbury school could cost up to $66.4 million

AMESBURY — The average homeowner would pay roughly $450 more per year for the next 20 years if a new elementary school is built, according to the architect. Mayor Ken Gray, Superintendent of Schools Jared Fulgoni and representatives from the architectural firm DiNisco Design were expected to give a


Police: Armed man attempts to rob Methuen store

METHUEN — Police are searching for a man tried to rob the Methuen Market on Jackson Street at gunpoint earlier this week. After the clerk told him the cops were coming, the man fled with nothing, police said.


Alzheimer's fundraiser is Sunday

HAVERHILL -- Students in the Allied Health Center, Culinary, and Business and Marketing programs at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School will host a fundraiser for Alzheimer's research from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. This event is open to the public.


Water main break cuts service in neighborhood

LAWRENCE — Six or seven homes at the intersection of Lawrence and Hampshire streets lost water for about four hours Tuesday when a water main broke under pavement where a sinkhole had been developing for about a month.


Another Gun Restriction Proposed for Massachusetts: All Guns To Be Bought in Federally Licensed Store

Requiring all private firearm sales in Massachusetts to take place in a federally licensed gun store — and be run through the shop’s background check system — would close a “dangerous loophole” in current laws, a Natick lawmaker said Tuesday.


Former state trooper sentenced to prison in overtime scandal

BOSTON — A second trooper convicted in the state police overtime scandal uncovered by 5 Investigates was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday. Retired trooper Gregory Raftery, the worst overtime offender charged so far, was sentenced to three months in federal prison for collecting $51,337 in pay f


Police release surveillance video of shooting at Natick hotel

NATICK, Mass. — Natick police have released surveillance video of a shooting that happened Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 9. The video shows a man slamming into automatic doors that lead into the lobby and forcing his way through the door, leaving a slight opening.


Driver stopped for inspection violation, caught with large amount of marijuana

WINDHAM, N.H. — A 21-year-old was arrested Tuesday morning after N.H. State Police found a large amount of marijuana in his vehicle. Police stopped Michael Melo, 21, of Manchester, N.H. for an inspection violation around 9:30 a.m. on I-93 South in Windham. During the stop, police found and seized a


Big jackpot draws lottery dreamers

METHUEN — Pauline Ohearn only plays Powerball "when it gets really big." With a $750 million jackpot on the line, she thought it prudent to get a ticket ahead of Wednesday's drawing.


Massachusetts Man Sentenced For 2016 Shooting Death

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Alexander Dejesus, 25, of Chicopee agreed to a plea deal Monday following the 2016 killing of Dylan Contreras in Pawtucket. The plea deal consists of 30 years in prison with 21 to ser


Trooper convicted of rape gets 10-15 years in prison

LOWELL, Mass. — A soon-to-be former state trooper was sentenced to more jail time for his rape conviction than the state had sought. Robert Sundberg, 48, was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison after a Lowell jury found him guilty of all 13 counts against him, including two counts of rape, assault


After OUI Crash, Selectmen Want To Talk To Danvers Restaurant

DANVERS, MA -- Danvers Selectmen are asking managers of Mexicali Mexican Grille to appear before the board to discuss a January incident in which a woman got in a car crash after leaving the restaurant. The woman was charged with operating under the influence and a manager told police she had been s


Marijuana cache discovered during I-93 traffic stop, Manchester man charged

WINDHAM -- A traffic stop for an inspection violation led to the discovery of a large cache of marijuana Tuesday morning and the arrest of a Manchester man. According to New Hampshire State Police Troop B, Michael Melo, 21, was initially stopped about 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 93 South in Windham for


NH State Police Seize Large Quantity of Marijuana In Windham

WINDHAM, NH — New Hampshire State Police seized what they called "a large quantity of marijuana" during a Tuesday morning traffic stop on Interstate 93 in Windham. A Manchester man was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to distribute.


Video: Man In Wheelchair Spotted In Prudential Tunnel

BOSTON (CBS) — A man in a wheelchair in the Prudential Tunnel concerned many commuters Tuesday morning. Around 8:15 a.m., Mass. State Police received multiple calls “reporting a man in a wheelchair in the Tunnel/Route 90 west, at the bottom of the Clarendon Street on ramp into the tunnel. The gentle


Ex-Haverhill priest to be sentenced in Maine for sexually assaulting boy

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — The case of a former Massachusetts priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy in Maine years ago is due to return to court later this week.