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Police take action to stop kids harassing people in downtown Topsfield

A group of teens has been harassing people in downtown Topsfield and riding their bikes in the middle of the street, and police have had to take action. “We get these small groups of kids right before the school year begins," Topsfield Police Chief Neal Hovey said. "They’re all back from their summer vacations and whatever and they all get together.”
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Coaches say racism sparked fight at Massachusetts high school football game

GEORGETOWN, Mass. — School officials and police in a Massachusetts town are investigating claims of racism that sparked a fight during a high school football game. In a statement, Georgetown Public Schools Superintendent Carol Jacobs said there was a physical altercation during Friday night's football game between Georgetown High School and visiting Roxbury Prep High School.
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Boston Man Sentenced for Fentanyl and Cocaine Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Sandro Pereira Cabral, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to one year in prison and three years of supervised release. On May 19, 2021, Cabral pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and cocaine.
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'All hands on deck' Acton prepares for influx of Afghan refugees

Right now, in military bases around the world, about 50,000 people who fled Afghanistan as the U.S. withdrew and the Taliban swept to power, wait for a chance to come to the United States. About 1,000 will come to Massachusetts sometime over the next several months. They will arrive with...

Study finds which Mass. city has the rudest drivers

LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - One Massachusetts city has earned the title of having the rudest drivers in the state. Insurify, a site to compare auto insurance rates, analyzed their database of more than four million car insurance applications to identify the city with the rudest drivers in every state in 2021.

‘Afraid To Go Outside’: Rat Problem Has Melrose Residents Demanding Action

MELROSE (CBS) – Forever we’ve known them as just pests, but rats are becoming a greater nuisance in several Greater Boston cities and towns. Security footage shows the rodents crawling around a Melrose back porch. “We’re not living, we are existing here. We can’t even use our yards. At nighttime people are afraid to even go outside,” one woman said. The problem prompted a unanimous vote to require lids on all trash bins in the city. Residents have started documenting their findings. “Certainly after COVID, the rat tendencies have changed where they used to be focused in the city area but now they...

Baker: Janey can’t just withdraw harbor plan

ACTING BOSTON Mayor Kim Janey said late last month that she was withdrawing the city’s downtown municipal harbor plan, but Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said a plan cannot technically be withdrawn – it has to be replaced with something. “Procedurally, you can’t really just withdraw a plan. You have...

‘It Looked Like Niagara Falls,’ Massive Water Main Break Floods Part Of Beacon Hill

BOSTON (CBS) – A massive water main break on Beacon Hill flooded part of the neighborhood and left a sinkhole on one street early Tuesday morning. Tom Bagley, a Boston Water and Sewer Commission spokesman, said a contractor working for them, D’Allessandro Corp., was replacing a water main at Myrtle and Hancock streets when he broke a gate valve at 12:30 a.m. “A gate to that water main broke,” Bagley said. “It caused a lot of damage on the roadway, in the bricks, on the street.” Bagley told reporters the contractor thought the gate valve was shut off for the replacement work, but...
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Missing Mass. woman found ‘alive and well’

Dolly Thapa was reported missing on Sept. 12 after she did not return from a friend's home in Dorchester. A Massachusetts woman has been located “alive and well” after being reported missing over a week ago, the Essex District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday. Dolly Thapa, a 38-year-old former Rowley...

Solve It 7: Air Conditioning Conflict

Anna Willdigg is proud of her Medford roots. “Yeah, I was born in that house, I grew up there and I’ve owned the house 31 years,” she said. But she knows living in a house with history can be expensive. Anna said,” every 10 years I’ve had to replace a...

Have you seen these people? Boston police update Most Wanted list

BOSTON (WHDH) - The Boston Police Department on Monday updated its Most Wanted list. Detectives are working to track down Omara Shears, Samuel Poole Jr., Peter Brewer, Rebecca Savickas, Ricardo Fernanez, Stacie Shields, and Hung Tien Pham. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of any of these individuals call CrimeStoppers...
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Two crashes at same I-95 site in Kittery: Motorcyclist from Exeter, NH injured

KITTERY, Maine — Consecutive motor vehicle crashes Sunday night on Interstate 95 sent a motorcyclist from Exeter, New Hampshire, to the hospital and shut down roadways. On Monday, Maine’s Department of Public Safety said that on Sunday evening,. A 2002 Sterling dump truck, operated by 61-year-old William Renaud of Berwick,...

Police identify motorcyclist who died after striking guardrail in Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - Police have identified the motorcyclist who died after striking a guardrail in Boston on Sunday afternoon. Troopers responding to a reported crash on Soldiers Field Road westbound around 2:45 p.m. learned that Sarhad Karageuzian, 35, of Waltham, had been driving a 2022 Suzuki GSXR when he hit a guardrail on the left side of the roadway, according to state police.