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Day care closed after toddler found wandering in middle of road

PEABODY, Mass. — A Peabody day care was shut down Friday after a toddler walked out of the facility and was found wandering in the middle of a street by a stranger. Police said the 2-year-old somehow got out of the Watch-A-Tot day care sometime after being dropped off around 8 a.m.


Peabody Daycare Shut Down After Toddler Wanders Away

PEABODY (CBS) – A daycare in Peabody is shut down after police say a toddler wandered out a door Friday morning and was found in the middle of the street. Police say the two-year-old girl had just been dropped off at Watch-A-Tot on Lowell Street when she somehow opened the door and walked out.


Suspect in Clinton homicide found dead in prison hospital

BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a Massachusetts homicide has been found dead in his prison hospital room of an apparent suicide. The Telegram & Gazette reports that Dean Valchuis, of Berlin, was in state custody awaiting trial in connection with the death of 58-year-old Roger Bemis, of Clinton, in Februa


Elizabeth Warren calls for impeachment proceedings against President Trump

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren is urging the Democratic-controlled House to "initiate impeachment proceedings" against President Donald Trump. Warren is reacting on Twitter to the report by special counsel Robert Mueller released Thursday.


Night Market in Cambridge's Harvard Square Has Closed

A basement-level Harvard Square restaurant known for its Asian street food has closed for good. According to an article in Boston Magazine, Night Market on Winthrop Street is no longer in operation, having shuttered at the end of business hours last night. An Instagram post from the place says that


Police: Man Carried Woman Into Path Of Dump Truck

GLOUCESTER (CBS) – A man was arrested after he allegedly picked up a woman and carried her into the road in front of an oncoming dump truck in Gloucester Friday morning. Witnesses said they heard a woman yelling for help before they were hit. Police said the man is Michael Baker, 41 of Beverly, and


DA: Marlborough man accused of repeatedly raping young girl took more than 100 nude photos

MARLBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - A Marlborough man accused of a raping a young girl over the course of four years had more than 100 nude images of the victim stashed in his home, Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan announced Friday.


Leominster attorney purchases TD Bank building for $2.1M

A Leominster lawyer has purchased the TD Bank Building in the city's downtown for $2.1 million. Attorney Vincent Campobasso closed on the 26,411-square-foot building on Wednesday, according to land records.


Harvard Book Store Barely Keeping Up With Mueller Report Paperback Demands

Harvard Book Store Barely Keeping Up With Mueller Report Paperback Demands. Jeff Mayersohn, the owner of the Harvard Book Store, pulled off a 24-hour work day to try and keep up with the demand. WBZ-TV's Nick Giovanni reports.


Operation Granite Shield nets 5 arrests on drug-related charges in Nashua

NASHUA - The latest Operation Granite Shield led to the arrest of five people Wednesday on charges stemming from alleged drug trafficking in the Gate City. Justin Greenwood, 42, 36 Sargent Ave., is charged with criminal liability for conduct of another and felony sale of methamphetamine. He was rele


Teen asks prom date 'burning question' with fire

ACTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts teen who wanted "to just make a big splash" came up with a unique way to ask his burning question. High school senior Jacob Hanley invited his friend to prom by lighting the question on fire this week.


31 cats rescued from Fitchburg home

FITCHBURG, Mass. — Dozens of cats have been rescued from a Fitchburg home. The MSPCA says the frightened cats were found on Tuesday in the home of a deceased resident. The animals are suffering from problems like upper respiratory and ear infections.


UPDATE: I-495 reopened but traffice slow after wires down in Marlborough

MARLBOROUGH - I-495 has been reopened, Marlborough Police is reporting on its Twitter feed at 15 p.m. Traffic is slow, so motorists are advised to continue to seek alternative routes.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Police K9 helps find kids trapped in underground bunker

DEVENS, Mass. — First responders helped find and rescue a group of kids who were trapped inside an underground bunker in the area of Mirror Lake in Devens, authorities said. According to police, the kids had gone exploring in the area, entered the underground bunker, and got trapped inside when the


Lowell man among three busted by the feds on fentanyl distribution charges

BOSTON -- A Lowell man, plus two Lawrence residents, were charged in federal court in Boston yesterday for allegedly distributing fentanyl. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, the Lawrence residents, Javier Marrero, 27, and Ariel Pagan-Romero, 29 and the Lowell man, Jonathan


In Massachusetts, outrage is a matter of geography

From deep-blue Cambridge to red-tinged East Brookfield, the release of the Mueller report caused a flurry of excitement or a shrug of indifference, generating a ravenous appetite for more details or reinforcing a belief that its findings were fixed.


Man calls Conn. Stop & Shop, threatens to shoot picketing workers with AK-47, police say

Someone called a Connecticut Stop & Shop Thursday evening and threatened to shoot the picketing workers outside the store who were participating in the ongoing strike, according to police.


Driver Trapped In Car After Tree, Power Lines Fall

SUDBURY (CBS) – The Sudbury Fire Department says it was around 3:30 Friday afternoon when they got a call a woman was trapped in her car and surrounded by power lines after a tree fell.


NWS: Flood watch issued for western Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON — A flood watch will be in effect in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut from Friday evening into late Saturday. Rain totals are expected to be between one and two inches, according to the National Weather Service.