AP Top Massachusetts Headlines at 4:39 p.m. EST

New England to get brunt of snowstorm heading east
BOSTON (AP) -- Forecasters say southeast Massachusetts could get the brunt of a snowstorm that's heading for the east coast....

Police release identity of 22-year-old man shot in Roxbury
BOSTON (AP) -- Police have released the identity of a man who was fatally shot in a Boston neighborhood....

Police: Officer shot armed suspect during home invasion
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Police say an officer who shot an armed suspect during a home invasion has been placed on administrative leave....

Massachusetts man hit by falling tree limb after storm dies
CANTON, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say a Massachusetts man who was struck by a falling tree limb after a snowstorm has died from his injuries....

Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier....

Senior falls 4 stories to death at Massachusetts university
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a student has fallen to his death from a fourth-floor window at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst....

Return of Purple Heart from WWII turns up missing family
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Purple Heart awarded to a soldier from New Hampshire killed in World War II's Battle of the Bulge that turned up recently after a woman's death has brought together two branches of a family that never knew of the other's existence....

Massachusetts plan could spur hydro imports to New England
BOSTON (AP) -- Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. But Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to authorize long-term contracts between utilities and hydropower producers is being viewed in some quarters as a potential game-changer for the region....

 

 

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