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Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban Takes Effect on Sunday
Drivers won't be allowed to talk on or dial their phones unless they have a hands-free device.
Red Sox Trade Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers
The Red Sox will receive promising outfielder Alex Verdugo and pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol as part of a three-team deal.
Two Rhode Island Gaming Companies Join Forces
Twin River and IGT say the agreement will save jobs in Rhode Island.
Retired State Police Lieutenant Pleads Not Guilty
A retired Massachusetts State Police lieutenant has pleaded not guilty to collecting more than $11,500 in holiday pay he had not earned.
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in Texting Suicide Case
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.
Aaron Hernandez Documentary to Debut in January
Netflix says the three-part series will be released on January 15.
Somerset Woman Mauled to Death by Dog
A Massachusetts woman has been mauled to death by her dog as she suffered a seizure.
Education Funding Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature
The $1.5 billion funding bill was passed this week by the Legislature.
NTSB: Plane That Crashed in Cemetery a Cessna 150
The National Transportation Safety Board has identified the make and model of the plane that crashed into New Bedford's Rural Cemetery Monday afternoon.
Mass. Bill Would Ban Elephants in Traveling Circuses
The bill would not apply to permanent facilities like zoos.