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It started as a routine fire, and then Worcester firefighters heard the call: ‘Mayday, Mayday’

Radio transmissions between Worcester firefighters at the scene of a deadly house fire on Stockholm Road show how a response to a routine fire turned into tragic blaze that killed a firefighter.

The impeachment hearings: Here’s what you’ve missed so far

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said the facts of the investigation are not seriously contested, while US Representative Devin Nunes lambasted the probe, calling it a “scorched earth” effort to take down the president, and revisited a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine.

Man, 75, dies after slipping and drowning during fishing trip in Taunton

A 75-year old man died after he slipped and drowned during a fishing trip near the Taunton River Tuesday morning, the Bristol County district attorney’s office said.

Bill Weld files for N.H. primary

Weld acknowledged the juxtaposition of his filing to replace President Trump at a time when impeachment proceedings were beginning was poignant.

At Harvard and beyond, student journalists face increasing scrutiny from peers

Campus reporters are facing backlash for following fairly routine journalistic practices when covering campus protests.

Governor Baker names Christopher Mason as new commander of the Massachusetts State Police

Governor Charlie Baker named Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mason as the next colonel and superintendent of the State Police Wednesday, an appointment made necessary when Colonel Kerry Gilpin announced her retirement after 25 years on the force.

Boy, 15, arrested for making threats on social media against high school in West Newbury

A 15-year-old boy is facing felony charges for allegedly using social media platforms to make threatening statements against Pentucket Regional High School, officials said.

Worcester firefighter killed while searching for baby reportedly trapped in home

Lieutenant Jason Menard was killed and three others were injured while battling a four-alarm fire in a three-family home early Wednesday.

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As holidays approach, wild turkeys here doing quite well, thank you

It seems like I see them everywhere. On the median strip on the highway, next to the drive-through at McDonald’s, and crossing roads all over the place — even in the city.

Lions and tigers and bears? No, but coyote, goat, and gorillas

A coyote causes concern in Peabody, men wearing gorilla masks create a stir in Hingham, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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What’s happening west of Boston

The Belmont Woman’s Club invites the public to a lecture called “Celebrating the Centennial Voting Rights for Women” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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What’s happening south of Boston

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton hosts a reception for the exhibit “Stitch by Stitch: Activist Quilts from the Social Justice Sewing Academy.”


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