AP Top Massachusetts Headlines at 3:49 p.m. EDT

Ex-cop who sought nude pictures of children pleads guilty
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A former Massachusetts police officer who asked people to send him nude pictures of their daughters has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge....

Feds won't respond to petition over payment of fish monitors
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The federal government has waived its right to respond to a fishermen's group's petition to the U.S. Supreme Court about a court battle over the cost of fishing monitors....

Driver pleads guilty, sentenced to role in fatal crash
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and vehicular homicide a month after apologizing to the family of a 45-year-old man killed in a drunken driving crash....

Boston mayor: Violence won't be tolerated at weekend rally
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston will deploy about 500 police officers on Saturday to prevent possible violence at a free speech rally and planned counterprotests, the mayor and police commissioner said Friday....

Eastern equine encephalitis appears for first time in state
WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts health officials say eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in a mosquito in the state for the first time this year....

Police official placed on leave amid evidence room probe
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The second-in-command at a Massachusetts police department has been placed on indefinite leave amid an investigation into procedures with the department's evidence room....

Worcester man sentenced for role in gang shooting
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A purported gang member from Worcester has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison for his role in a pair of shootings....

Correction: Opioid Abuse story
BOSTON (AP) -- In a story Aug. 16 about nonfatal overdoses, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Gov. Charlie Baker's office, reported erroneously the period for which the number of such overdoses surpassed 65,000. The period in question was 2011-2015, not 2001-2015....

 

 

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