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Massachusetts girl's flu-related death devastates dad

A father who recently moved to Massachusetts with his family is now grieving the loss of his young daughter who died due to flu-related complications. Sopheak Paak told CBS Boston his 4-year-old daughter Puthiraksmey fell ill last week. On Tuesday — when her temperature reached 99 degrees and the yo


Massachusetts man sentenced to 35 years for murder of Oakfield man

The minimum was 25, the max was life. The state was requesting 40 and Judge Harold Stewart's final decision came to 35 years. (Justice Stewart) "I'll set the final max sentence at the lower end of that at 35 years."


REPORT: Wilmington Has Healthiest Housing Market In Massachusetts, 7th Healthiest In Country

WILMINGTON, MA — According to a recent study financial tech company SmartAsset, Wilmington has the healthiest housing market in Massachusetts and the 7th healthiest housing market in all of the United States.


1 Dead In Tractor-Trailer Pileup On Massachusetts Turnpike In Blandford

BLANDFORD (CBS) – One person was killed in a crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Thursday morning. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m.


Massachusetts Gas Explosions Cost Utility More Than $1B

BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion. NiSource, Columbia’s parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, including property


Massachusetts residents arrested in Vermont drug raid

ST. ALBANS, VT. — Four Springfield, Massachusetts residents are facing criminal charges after St. Albans police found about 170 bags of heroin and 18.5 grams of crack cocaine during a court-ordered raid, authorities in Vermont said.


Massachusetts enacts short-term rental tax

BOSTON – Property owners in Massachusetts, take note. The Bay State has a new law that applies state and local taxes to short-term rentals, or those that are more than two weeks in duration and less than 31 days.


The Biggest Treasure Sites in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a place that hides many treasures that should be world-wide known by now. Treasure hunting enthusiasts should definitely visit certain locations in Massachusetts at least once in a lifetime and try their luck with these places. The treasure legends in Massachusetts are numerous, ver


Louisiana Teacher Pleads Guilty To Trying To Lure Massachusetts Girl For Sex

BOSTON (AP) — A teacher from Louisiana has pleaded guilty to trying to persuade an 11-year-old Massachusetts girl into having sex and sending her sexually explicit photos. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Logan Procell pleaded guilty Wednesday to coercion and enticement of a minor and transfer of


Massachusetts Driving Test One Of Most Difficult In Nation, Study Says

WALTHAM (CBS) – Passing your driving test in Massachusetts is no easy accomplishment. A new study by Siegfried & Jensen, a personal injury law firm in Utah, found Massachusetts has the second hardest exam to pass in the country. The study looked at requirements, costs, written exams and road tests i


Massachusetts bill would ban tackle football for young kids

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Younger football players may have to wait until they're older to learn how to tackle if a proposed bill passes in Massachusetts. Rep. Paul A. Schmid III - whose district includes portions of Fall River, Freetown, New Bedford and Westport - and colleague Middlesex County Re


Prison time sentenced for lewdness

NASHUA – The former Massachusetts man Nashua police charged in September with lewdly fondling himself in the presence of a young girl, was sent to State Prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to a felony offense.


Bromfield girls take second place at Division 5 state track meet; Armstrong breaks a school record

The Bromfield indoor track team qualified 11 competitors for the MIAA Division 5 state meet held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. The girls scored 42 team points, earning them second place, 8 points behind Littleton.


Knobjob Marley And Miss Schlong Let Their 1 Year Old Eat Fentanyl They Sell, Then Lie To Cops And Tell Them Kid Picked Up Pill On Ground At Target And They Let Her Suck On It

Herald: The parents of a 1-year-old Lawrence girl who was hospitalized for fentanyl exposure were ordered held without bail Tuesday on drug trafficking charges — after cops said the couple initially lied about where their daughter found the pill. Mcdanner Pereyra and Jennifer Ouch, both 27, of Lawre


Why Massachusetts Stink Bug Population Could Disappear

If you are a fan of stink bugs, you will not like this story. Last month's cold spells may have killed off a vast majority of them here in Massachusetts. While the snow drought continues (for the most part) here on the SouthCoast, the winter has still made itself known. We have had our fair share of


'I really don't believe it': Lowell child dies after being sent home from hospital

LOWELL, Mass. - A Lowell family thought they had a sick child and she would bounce right back. Now they are dealing with her death and planning a funeral at their temple. The state said Puthiraskmey Sopheak is Massachusetts' third flu-related pediatric death this year. Her father is in disbelief day


Billerica's Kyle Murphy will start for Northeastern against the Red Sox on Friday

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A former Lowell Sun Player of the Year who grew up 25 miles from Fenway Park will toe the rubber against the Boston Red Sox Friday afternoon. Billerica Memorial High School alum Kyle Murphy, now a pitcher in his junior year at Northeastern University, will face the Sox in the spr


Report: Crash dumps cars onto Billerica street

According to our news partners at WCVB, a truck hauling cars ended up on its side after a crash in Billerica Thursday. The incident happened just before 9 a.m. in the area of 444 High St.


2 Massachusetts men to be sentenced for Maine drug killing

HOULTON, Maine (AP) - Two Massachusetts men are due to be sentenced for a drug-related killing in northern Maine. Marcus Asante, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was convicted in November of the murder and robbery of an Oakfield man on Oct. 16, 2016. A second man, Darin Goulding, of Leominster, Massachu


Local residents sentenced to prison in Maine man’s death

Two residents of the Twin Cities — one from Fitchburg, the other from Leominster — were sentenced to prison Wednesday, Feb. 20 for the 2016 murder of a man in northern Maine.