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Married couple found dead in RI; ‘This was not a random act of violence,’ police say

Responding to a report of two adults with gunshot wounds, police in a Rhode Island town earlier this week found a married couple dead in their home, authorities said. Police in Cumberland, Rhode Island identified the couple Thursday as 42-year-old Courtney Huard and 51-year-old Eric Huard. They were married and living together at their home on Birchwood Drive in the town, according to a statement from Cumberland Police Chief Matthew J. Benson.
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Fatal Crash in Lancaster, Mass. Under Investigation

The Massachusetts State Police is investigating a single-car crash which left a person dead in Lancaster early Saturday. Lancaster police initially received a call just after 6 a.m. Saturday for a crash on Old Common Road, officials said. Upon arrival at the scene, first responders from Lancaster and neighboring Bolton...
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Court: Harvard can be sued for distress over slave photos

A Connecticut woman who says she’s descended from slaves who are portrayed in widely published, historical photos owned by Harvard University can sue the school for emotional distress, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Thursday. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court partly vacated a lower court ruling that dismissed a complaint...

104-year-old Charlton WWII veteran gives special salute from great grandson

CHARLTON, Mass. — Saturday was a very special day for one Charlton veteran, who gave the salute of a lifetime to a family member. Howard Seifert, 104, is a World War II veteran and the oldest resident in town. His great-grandson Hunter is a newly commissioned second lieutenant in the Space Force. Hunter will be heading to Vandenberg Space Force Base in California to start his undergraduate space training. Family, friends and veterans gathered at Charlton Grange for the first salute, which was put together by Hunter's mom and the local American Legion.

Massachusetts Court Says Harvard Must Face Slave Photos Lawsuit

A court said this week Harvard can be sued in connection with photos of enslaved people produced as part of a racist professor’s 1850 study. Per a report from the Associated Press, Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that a woman whose enslaved ancestors are said to be depicted in the widely distributed photos can sue the school for emotional distress.
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DEEP: Six state parks close after reaching capacity

Six state parks have closed for the day after reaching capacity, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Silver Sands State Park in Milford was the latest, closed at about 3:30 p.m. Millers Pond State Park in Haddam was shuttered to new visitors soon after 11:30 a.m., officials...

Albion Man Charged After Allegedly Selling Stolen Catalytic Converter

An Orleans county man is under arrest, facing a theft-related charge, after he allegedly sold stolen property to a junkyard. In a written release the New York State Police says that troopers were investigating the theft of a catalytic converter from a truck that had been parked at an address on West Lee Road in the town of Barre, New York. Barre is located between Buffalo and Rochester.

4 people hospitalized after vehicle crash in Glocester

GLOCESTER, R.I. (WLNE) — Harmony police confirmed a vehicle crash on Saturday evening that sent four people to the hospital. Capt. Matthew Fague said the accident happened on Snake Hill Road at Sawmill Road in Glocester around 5 P.M. Four people were hospitalized. Two of the people were drivers,...