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I-93 North Closed For An Hour After Man Hits Four Cars, NH State Police Say

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (CBS) – Troopers arrested a man Saturday evening after he allegedly hit four vehicles on I-93 North, rolled his own truck and then walked down the middle of the highway, shutting down I-93 North for an hour.


Seeking Chelmsford veterans to honor

CHELMSFORD -- If you've ever wanted to see your name or a loved one's name added to Chelmsford Veterans Memorial Park, now is your chance. The group that oversees the park is undertaking an effort to add two new stones with a total of 136 names of living and deceased veterans in town. They need to h


Wilmington nursing care facility among those involved in settlement over death of patients

BOSTON — Betsy Crane had already fallen 19 times while in the care of the Beau­mont Rehabilitation and Skil­led Nursing Center in West­boro. Her next fall proved fatal. "Our mother, Betty Ford Crane, affectionately called Betsy, would not want anyone to die in the manner that she did," said her daug


POLICE LOG for March 20: Homeless Camp Found Under Bridge; Bad Crash In Front Of McDonald’s

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, March 20, 2019:. A 2-vehicle crash with airbag deployment took place in front of McDonald’s. Child was in one of the vehicles. No injuries. Both vehicles towed. (7:20am)


Governor Baker Holding the Fort Against Clean-Needle Drug Injection Sites in Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker continues to oppose so-called safe injection sites for drug addicts because they’re illegal under federal law and he sees no hard evidence that that they work.


Shoppers Say They Saw A Ghost At Wilmington Market Basket

WILMINGTON (CBS) – There’s something spooky at a supermarket in Wilmington. Several shoppers have reported seeing a ghost roaming the aisles of Market Basket on Main Street.


Robert Kraft Apologizes Weeks After Being Charged In Florida Prostitution Bust

BOSTON (CBS) — Robert Kraft has spoken out after weeks of silence following accusations that he solicited sex from prostitutes twice in a Florida spa. He said in a statement Saturday that he “remained silent” for legal purposes but is “truly sorry.”


Road closure, but no injuries in Dracut rollover

DRACUT -- Mammoth Road was closed on both the Dracut and Pelham sides early Saturday morning after a vehicle driven by a Pelham woman struck a utility pole close to the town line.


New England Treatment Access opens Brookline pot shop Saturday

BROOKLINE, Mass. — One of the first companies to sell recreational marijuana in Massachusetts has opened another location for recreational sales, and this one is the closest yet to the city of Boston.


Kraft Says He's 'Sorry' in 1st Statement Since Arrest

Robert Kraft issued his first statement on Saturday since being arrested last month. "I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard," his statement said.


Wanted Cape Cod man arrested in Michigan, police say

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — Provincetown police said a man who is wanted for assaulting a police officer has been arrested in Michigan. Darren Devine, 27, had three warrants out for his arrest on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, breaking and entering and destruction of property. He beca


'We Thought That Was It': New Englanders Recall Rescue From Cruise Ship

Passengers said they did not think they would make it off a disabled cruise ship that was rocked by a storm off the coast of Norway. Rescue workers evacuated 1,300 passengers and crew by helicopter from the Viking Sky, which had encountered bad weather Saturday. The ship issued a mayday call after e


Preliminary work for South Coast Rail comes to Taunton

Charles Winokoor Taunton Gazette Staff Reporter @cwinokoor — TAUNTON — If anyone wanted proof that preliminary work on the so-called Middleboro option of the South Coast Rail project has shifted into gear, they probably should have stopped by a particular East Taunton railroad crossing on Thursday.


Project Home Again opens near Tewksbury

ANDOVER — Transitioning families from homelessness or shelters to permanent housing is a reality in the Merrimack Valley. What makes those transitions more pleasant is the ability for a family, single mother or individual to pick out and furnish their new unit with items that make their living space


Kraft Attorney: Video of Client Is 'Illegal'

An attorney for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told ESPN a video of his client at a Florida spa, where he allegedly solicited prostitution, was obtained illegally. Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted a statement from attorney William Burck Friday evening.


Helicopters sent to rescue 1,300 passengers from cruise ship off Norway

CNN — Rescuers are scrambling to rescue about 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship off Norway that suffered an engine failure, emergency officials said Saturday. The Viking Sky ship sent a distress signal Saturday due to "engine problems in bad weather," said Borghild Eldoen, a spokeswoman f


First Boston-area recreational marijuana shop opens for business

BROOKLINE, MASS. (WHDH) - The first Boston-area recreational marijuana shop opened its doors to the public Saturday morning. New England Treatment Access (NETA) is now selling products out of its Brookline dispensary, located at 160 Washington St.


First responders honored at parade in Lawrence for work during gas explosions

It was a special day in Lawrence, with plenty of thanks given out as the city held its annual St. Patrick's Day parade. First responders were honored in a big way at the vent, with those in attendance showing their appreciation for their hard work during last fall's gas explosions in the Merrimack V


Young Massachusetts police dog with cancer laid to rest

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Two dozen police officers stood at attention and lined the sidewalk of the Court Street Animal Hospital on Friday afternoon. Nearby, several citizens had gathered to say goodbye — one holding a “rest in peace” sign.


3 Teens Accused of Beating Autistic Teen, Burning Hair

Three teens have been charged with beating and burning the hair of another teen who is autistic. Seacoastonline.com reports the 18-year-old told police in Seabrook the three restrained him last fall, punched him and spat at him. He also said they flicked cigarette ash in his hair.