{FD} Massachusetts Democrat charged in bribery, kickback schemes

A former state senator from Massachusetts was charged last week with collecting about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that he allegedly laundered through his company.

{FD} Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, 2016 All-Star, arrested on domestic assault charges

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested Friday night in Tennessee on domestic assault charges after an incident with his wife, officials said.

{FD} Massachusetts man rescued as his car was sinking into frozen pond

A plow driver in Massachusetts happened to be at the right place at the right time early Sunday when he spotted a vehicle go off the road and into an ice-covered pond.

{FD} Blood-covered ***** woman, several pigs flee burning home after domestic incident, cops say

A...woman fled from her burning Massachusetts home covered in blood after a domestic dispute turned violent, law enforcement said.

{FD} Harvard upholds rule against single-gender social clubs

Harvard University says it’s upholding a 2016 policy that bans students who join single-gender social clubs from taking leadership roles on campus.

{FD} Massachusetts Senate president steps aside amid sexual misconduct probe against his husband

The top Democrat of the Massachusetts Senate stepped aside Monday after his husband was accused of sexual misconduct by several men.

{FD} Kennedys, Kochs help kill planned wind farm off Cape Cod

Cape Wind, a project that has been batted around since 2001 and was once expected to be the U.S. first offshore wind farm, has been terminated amid a strange mix of political opponents and the cancellation of several contracts to sell its power to local utilities.

{FD} Gronk apologizes for hit described as ‘dirty football,’ could face disciplinary action

Gronk may be known as the big kid of the NFL always about to go over the line — but a cheap shot Sunday got him flagged for unnecessary roughness.

{FD} Discovery of DNA on clothes seeks to crack 1978 cold case

Thanks to advances in DNA technology, Theresa Corley’s family may finally discover who brutally murdered her nearly 39 years ago.

{FD} 10-year-old boy accused of shooting out school bus windows with BB gun

A 10-year-old Massachusetts boy is facing 63 counts of assault with a dangerous weapon after allegedly shooting out the windows on two school buses with a BB gun.

{FD} East Coast MS-13 gang leader admits racketeering conspiracy

An East Coast leader of the violent Central American street gang MS-13 has pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy.

{FD} Massachusetts baby gets life-saving liver transplant from New Hampshire police officer

Sloane St. James’ parents said they noticed something was amiss with their baby girl when she was around 4 months old.

{FD} Massachusetts police stop car with massive Christmas tree on top

The Sudbury, Mass., police department’s Facebook page last week shared an image of a vehicle dwarfed by a tree.

{FD} 2 arrested in robbery of 92-year-old Massachusetts woman

Two people wanted in connection with the robbery of a 92-year-old woman were arrested on Saturday night in Boston, authorities said.

{FD} Cancer-stricken dog’s $3G surgery fund stolen in smash-and-grab

A Massachusetts family is looking for a miracle after the $3000 they had raised to give their cancer-stricken dog a life-saving surgery was stolen in a smash and grab last week.

{FD} Boston high school gives late homeless veteran a military-style farewell

A Catholic Memorial School in Boston held a funeral for John T. Fitzmaurice, a homeless veteran with no living family members or friends.

{FD} Massachusetts transgender woman sues over placement in male prison

A transgender inmate in Massachusetts, who identifies as a woman, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the prison alleging that she was unjustly housed at the male facility and has suffered harassment from guards and prisoners during her time there, a report said.

{FD} Ben Shapiro fires back at Tufts students who say his rhetoric puts them in ‘danger’

Tufts University is the latest front in the war over Ben Shapiro, the conservative commentator who’s suddenly become a controversial campus invite, with liberal students at the Massachusetts college saying Shapiro’s mere presence puts them in “tangible amounts of danger.”

{FD} Massachusetts cops stop driver who made license plate from pizza box

Authorities in Massachusetts have some simple advice for drivers who may want to make their own licenses plates: don’t

{FD} Massachusetts State Police colonel retires amid criticism of altered report

The superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police abruptly announced his retirement on Friday amid accusations that a trooper was forced to alter a police report for a judge’s daughter to avoid embarrassing them.