Mass. Lawmakers Consider Red-Flag Gun Bill
BOSTON (AP) _ Supporters of a so-called ``red flag'' bill pending on Beacon Hill say preemptively disarming individuals who show signs of unstable or dangerous behavior could help prevent future mass shootings.
The measure would allow family members or police officers concerned that a legal gun owner…
Michelle Carter Appeals Conviction In Texting Case
BOSTON (AP) _ A young Massachusetts woman who as a teenager sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself before he did so has asked the state's highest court to overturn her involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Michelle Carter's lawyers say in the Feb...
SJC To Resolve Questions About Campaign Contributions
BOSTON (AP) _ The state's highest court is set to take up the question of whether Massachusetts can ban political contributions from businesses while allowing contributions from unions.
Under state campaign finance law, businesses are not allowed to contribute to candidates while unions can dona…
Onset Firefighter Injured In Hit and Run Incident
A hit and run incident is under investigation in Wareham.
An on-duty Onset firefighter was struck by a car Friday night while assigned to a storm-related incident on Cranberry Highway, near the Onset Avenue intersection. The car then left the scene...
Update: Bail Set For Arson Suspect
A man charged with intentionally setting a fire this week in New Bedford's North End, is now back on the street wearing a GPS unit.  The fire Wednesday at 330 North Front Street left 13 people homeless.
Twenty-five year old Xavier Betancourt-Echev was arraigned Thursday on a charge of arson with pros…
Firefighter Injured In Church Street Blaze
Fire caused extensive damage to a three family home at 211 Church Street in New Bedford on Friday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to the scene just after 1pm and spent about two hours battling the flames and smoke.
Fire Chief Michael Gomes says one firefighter inside the building was injur…
OPINION | Barry Richard: Did Threat or Cold Feet Sideline Milo?
Milo Yiannopoulos has canceled an appearance tonight in Scottsdale, Arizona over what may have been a death threat. Or, was it the case that the venue got cold feet and backed out of its contract with the controversial speaker?
Milo posted on his Facebook page yesterday that he was told by the venue …

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