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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrested on prostitution charges

JUPITER, Fla. (KMOX) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been arrested in a prostitution sting in Jupiter, Florida. WBZ in Boston reports video evidence shows two alleged incidents involving Kraft at a spa. 24 other people were also arrested by Jupiter Police.


Magnificent Federal Residence in Salem

“This 1809 grand Federal mansion, complete with its own entrance and stunning period details throughout, has been meticulously restored,” says listing broker Betsy Merry of MerryFox Realty. “Absolutely breathtaking, this home is a crown jewel.”


Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins promises ‘full, fair’ investigation into gunfire exchange that injured Boston police officer, left suspect Kasim Kahrim dead

Authorities are investigating after a motor vehicle stop in Roxbury turned into a violent exchange of gunfire between a suspect and Boston police officers. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins asserted on Friday her investigation into the shooting would be fair.


Massachusetts Residents Urged To Check Plants For Invasive Lanternfly

BOSTON (CBS) – Check your potted plants! Massachusetts agricultural officials say an invasive pest called the spotted lanternfly has been found in Boston. The Department of Agricultural Resources said a single dead specimen of the bug was discovered at a private residence in the city.


Pair indicted in alleged heroin trafficking

SALEM — A man and woman from Salem have been indicted on heroin trafficking charges, a month after police found nearly an ounce and a half of the drug in a Gardner Street home.


PEM expansion to open in later half of 2019

SALEM — Construction is moving ahead on two Peabody Essex Museum projects on Essex Street, but the public won’t see the finished products until later this year. The museum is building a three-story addition next to its East India Marine Hall, as well as a garden that will be accessible only from ins


Four arrested after police pursuit involving stolen car on I-93

Four people were arrested after a police pursuit involving a stolen car on I-93 in Boston, police say. Massachusetts State Police say a trooper saw a car exiting the tunnel on I-93 southbound, and a query showed the car had been stolen in Lynn on Tuesday.


We Need Emoji License Plates In Massachusetts

Australia is rolling out emoji license plates and we need to do it too. According to The Verge, in Queensland, Australia you can soon customize your license plates with emojis. I'm sure a lot of people don't think much of that, but I think it's brilliant and hilarious. I really think we need to star


Two New Lawsuits Filed Against North Shore Celebrity Psychiatrist

SALEM, MA -- Two more women have filed lawsuits against Dr. Keith Ablow alleging he abused his position while treating them for depression. The lawsuits were filed in Essex Superior Court in Salem Thursday and contain lurid details, including claims by one of the plaintiffs that Ablow hit her during


Arrest Made In Medford Stabbing: Police

MEDFORD, MA – Police have made an arrest in connection with a stabbing on Benton Street Thursday evening. Marley Chery, 18, of Wellesley Street, was taken into custody at his home and charged with assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon to wit knife.


Steps taken toward new visitor parking sticker program in Malden

City-wide resident sticker parking in Malden may have just taken one step closer towards becoming a reality. At its Feb. 19 meeting, the Malden City Council’s Parking Review Committee unanimously approved part of the visitor parking rules for a larger, city-wide parking sticker program currently und


R.I. strip club says Boston cop was with 'undesirable' man

PROVIDENCE — Hours before his gun was stolen, Boston police officer Emanuel Brandao was visiting a local strip club with a man the club viewed as "undesirable." Brandao never told investigators about his companion. He only said that he “spent some time” at the club with two women, both of whom said


Love birds? Fewer predators, mating season has turkeys out and about

When a turkey named Ed fled capture from police in downtown Peabody on Wednesday, it was because the nuisance officers were blocking his access to one thing: true love. At least that's the explanation coming from Mass Audubon amid a recent spike in turkey sightings across the North Shore — it's mati


Tewksbury Advisor Accused Of Scamming Peabody Retiree

PEABODY, MA -- The Massachusetts Secretary of State's Securities Division claims an investment adviser from Tewksbury stole more than $100,000 from his client over a 12-year period. The complaint, released Thursday, claims Bruce Worhtington, 51, of 5 County Road in Tewksbury, scammed a 65-year-old r


Turkey Captured After Months of Stopping Traffic in Peabody

A turkey called Main Street in Peabody, Massachusetts, home for months. The neighborhood named him Ed. He stopped traffic whenever he pleased. Police took back the neighborhood on Wednesday, but Ed didn't go quietly.


Man charged with assault and kidnapping sent to prison

HAVERHILL — A Haverhill man who in 2017 was charged with stabbing another man and keeping the victim's wife and children in a closet against their will in his Forest Acres apartment, pleaded guilty to a host of charges during a hearing in Salem Superior Court.


Boston Globe Red Sox reporter Nick Cafardo dies after suffering apparent embolism at spring training

Long-time Boston Globe columnist Nick Cafardo died Thursday at the Red Sox spring training facility after suffering an apparent embolism, the newspaper announced. Cafardo, 62, worked for the Globe since 1989 and was at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, as part of The Globe’s Red Sox coverage. Acc


Winchester man held in ICE custody, facing deportation

A Winchester man, arrested by Winchester Police on charges of child pornography, is being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is facing deportation for illegally residing in the United States.


Danvers scores early, but Prep rallies to capture Oniontown Classic

MIDDLETON — For the second time in five days, the Danvers High hockey team were ready to pull off a monumental upset. The St. John’s Prep Eagles, however, did just enough to make sure that didn’t transpire.


MA blames cannabis retailer, not traceability system, for product shortage

Massachusetts’ marijuana czar disputes a claim by a Salem cannabis retailer this week that flaws in the state’s traceability system caused the store to run out of flower. Steven Hoffman, chair of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission, said the problem stemmed from an error made by Alternative Ther