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Apparent Human Remains Found in Duxbury

July 28th, 2014
DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say they've found a box containing what appear to be human remains in Duxbury. Police say they responded to a report Sunday morning of a suspicious box at an intersection. When officers arrived, they say they...

No Booze for DC Folks? New Hampshire May Fix Law

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July 27th, 2014
By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New...

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Myrtle Creek Police Department) MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed...

Two Mass. Teens Sentenced for Egging Undercover Officer

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July 25th, 2014
LYNN, Mass. (AP) -- Two Swampscott teenagers charged with throwing eggs at an undercover Lynn police officer posing as a prostitute have admitted to sufficient facts for a guilty finding on an assault and battery charge. Jacob Finlay and...

Pittsfield Man Convicted of Biting Roommate’s Thumb

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July 25th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Pittsfield man has been convicted of nearly completely biting off his roommate's thumb during a fight over bathroom use. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 57-year-old Michael Mensah was convicted Thursday of assault...

Smartphone “Microbreaks” May Reduce Stress at Work

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July 25th, 2014
(CNN) -- We're all guilty of hopping on Facebook, texting with a friend, or playing a quick game of "Candy Crush" while at work. And while it might seem like this is zapping your productivity, a new study indicates that might not be...

Berkshire Co. Woman Marks Her 115th Birthday

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July 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/BerniceMadigan) CHESHIRE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Berkshire County woman marked her 115th birthday Thursday. Bernice Madigan of Cheshire was born on July 24, 1899 in West Springfield. In an interview with XPRIZE,...

Naked Thieves Take Burgers from Florida Eatery

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July 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers) (Photo Courtesy: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers) BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb,...

Online ER Appointments Hoped to Attract Patients

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July 24th, 2014
(CNN) -- Hospitals around the country are hoping online ER appointments will help attract patients anxious to avoid long waits in a crowded and often chaotic environment. The system is intended only for patients who don't have life-threatening or...

Ray Allen Leaning Towards Following LeBron to Cleveland

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July 24th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Former Celtic and all-time great Ray Allen says he's hoping to return for his 19th season in the NBA in 2014. Sources tell ESPN.com that he's leaning towards doing so with his former teammate LeBron James and his new team, the...

Arizona Inmate Dies Two Hours After Execution Begins

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July 23rd, 2014
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona officials say a murderer who was sentenced to death has died nearly two hours after his execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal in federal court during the execution demanding that it be...

Boston Enlists Goats to Combat Poison Ivy

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July 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston is enlisting goats to combat poison ivy and other invasive plants in a city park. On Wednesday, four goats began their eight-week stay at an "urban wild" along the Neponset River in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood. The...

Man Asked to Leave Southwest Flight Over Tweet

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July 23rd, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement. Duff Watson says he has priority boarding because of his "A-List" customer...

Woman Steals Mass. Firefighter’s Wallet

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July 23rd, 2014
(Surveillance Photos Provided by Revere Police) REVERE, Mass. (AP) -- Police are looking for a woman they say walked into a Revere fire station while the firefighters were out battling a blaze, stole a firefighter's wallet, then used his credit...

SURVEY: 51% of People Would Still Work After Winning Lottery

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July 23rd, 2014
(CNN) -- What would you do if you hit it big in the lottery? Well, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder, 51% would continue to work, and 30% would even keep the very same job. CareerBuilder polled a representative sample of more than...