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Truck driver acquitted in deaths of 7 motorcyclists in 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was found innocent on seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide and one count of reckless conduct in connection with the June 21, 2019, crash in Randolph. Jailed since the crash, he appeared to wipe away tears as the verdict was read and briefly raised his index finger skyward before...
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Red Sox sign veteran reliever to minor league deal

The Boston Red Sox added bullpen depth on Tuesday. Veteran reliever Jeurys Familia was signed to a minor league contract, as first reported by Joe McDonald of Worcester T&G. The 32-year-old will join the WooSox in Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
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Heat wave to finally end as storms come before dramatic temperature drop

BOSTON -- We're all waving the white flag at this point. The heat wave continues for yet another day in southern New England, but it's the final day!Let's take a quick look back before we move towards cooler days. Four out of the last five afternoons have either tied or reached new high temperature records at Logan Airport. This is on top of the seven straight days the Merrimack Valley has recorded 90°+! While Tuesday will not reach record territory, the heat wave will add one more afternoon as many, if not most, of the region reaches 90° once again.Combined...
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Castle Island Seagull Attack has a Happy Ending.

We’ve seen them out Castle Island, loitering near Sullivan’s, looking for the right moment to strike. Seagulls aka brazen street toughs with wings. Earlier this week, one West Roxbury resident had a run in with a massive 10-pound seagull who literally dive bombed the retired plumber for his hot dog. Bill Downey, 86, was lucky that Park Ranger John Dicicco was close by.
BOSTON, MA

58-Year-Old Dad Sleeping in His Basement in Attempt to Payoff Kids $273,000 Student Loan Debt

A father of two is drowning in student loan debt as a result of putting his two children through college a few years ago. The man, George Botelho, a Boston resident, depleted his savings in addition to taking out Parent Plus loans over the course of eight years in order to make sure his kids received their degrees. A few years later, his life took a turn when he went through a divorce that left his finances devastated.
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Keller @ Large: Not all Republicans back Trump during FBI search of Mar-A-Lago

BOSTON -- "This is a very convenient way to just throw a little more mud on Donald Trump," said a furious Lara Trump, the former president's daughter-in-law, as word spread of the FBI search of Mar-A-Lago.And some top Republicans were quick to condemn an event they knew little about. Several GOP governors denounced the search as a political attack by what Florida's Ron DeSantis called the Biden "regime." House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened Attorney General Merrick Garland with a House probe.But other Republicans were notably more restrained.Senator Lindsey Graham observed: "No one is above the law." And his fellow...
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Everett teen shot while on family vacation opens up about recovery

By Courtney Cole, WBZ-TVBOSTON - For the first time in three months, we're hearing from the Everett teen whose whole life changed on a family vacation. In May, Sandrick Jorcelin was injured by a drive-by shooter in Montreal, Québec.WBZ's Courtney Cole spoke exclusively to the teen about his strength and endurance on his journey to recovery."It's been a lot," Sandrick Jorcelin said.Rehab is one of the most challenging experiences Sandrick Jorcelin has ever had to endure."But I'm happy that I got to go through [it] with my family and they were here for me the whole time. They just supported...
EVERETT, MA

Ex-Patriot Reveals He Once Crashed Car To Avoid Ticking Off Bill Belichick

Rich Ohrnberger, who spent three seasons with the New England Patriots (2009-11), evidently would have done almost anything to stay out of Bill Belichick’s doghouse. Ohrnberger, a former offensive lineman, recently revealed on XTRA 1360’s “The Hartman And Rich O Show” that he once intentionally crashed his car to avoid being disciplined by the Patriots head coach.
FOXBOROUGH, MA

Test Administrator Sentenced Over U.S. College Admissions Scandal

A Kyiv-born test administrator who admitted to involvement in Operation Varsity Blues, the U.S. college admissions bribery scandal, was spared prison on Tuesday after helping prosecutors build cases against other defendants. Igor Dvorskiy, 56, was sentenced to one year of supervised release, including three months in home confinement, and ordered...
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Krejci on Return to Bruins: 'I'm Back Where I Belong'

That's exactly what he did last fall when he returned to his native Czechia to play for Olomouc HC. It was an opportunity to suit up in front of family and friends, while introducing his children to the culture that he grew up in as a kid in Sternberk. But...
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Final plan for MBTA shutdowns still in the works

BOSTON — The MBTA is just over a week away from shutting down its second-busiest subway line to do repairs. A section of the Green Line is also shutting down for the same reason. This comes after federal investigators did a safety investigation. Riders are already trying to make...
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Lightning Strikes Outside Sherborn Homes, Causes Power Outage

It was a close call for two homes in Sherborn, Massachusetts, on Tuesday when lightning struck a tree and caused a power outage. Andy Errico said he had just gotten out of the shower when he heard a loud crack and saw a "big orange flash." "I thought my truck...
SHERBORN, MA
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Government says over half of MA suffering from severe drought

BOSTON (WHDH) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 57% of Massachusetts is in a severe drought, with 95% experiencing moderate drought conditions as the hot, dry weather takes its toll. “Conditions seemed to have worsened over the course of the summer so far, and the secretary of...
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