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State Police Colonel Tim Alben updated the public Tuesday on Boston's July 4 festivities. (WBZ-TV)

State Police Taking ‘Wait And See’ Weather Approach For Esplanade Festivities

State Police are taking a wait and see approach for any possible changes to the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

07/01/2014

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

Circus Acrobats Plan Suit, Say Lives Have Changed After Providence Accident

Lawyers for seven of the eight circus acrobats injured during a hair-hanging stunt say they plan to file a lawsuit after they conclude an investigation into what happened.

06/17/2014

A rendering of the the MGM Springfield project.

MGM Springfield Gets First Massachusetts Casino License

MGM Springfield has been named state’s first official casino operator.

06/13/2014

President Obama speaks at Worcester Tech graduation. (WBZ-TV)

President Obama Holds Up Worcester Tech As Model For US

At Worcester Technical High School, Obama praised students and teachers alike for giving more than just “lip service” to the idea of skills-based education.

06/11/2014

A Lawrence man is accused of threatening President Obama on Twitter. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Obama To Speak At Worcester Tech Graduation

The class of 2014 at Worcester Technical High School won’t soon forget who their graduation speaker was.

06/10/2014

(WBZ-TV)

Democrats Debate Issues Days Before Convention

The five Democratic candidates for governor all agree that Massachusetts is on the right track but acknowledge there are problems in state government that need to be fixed.

06/10/2014

A New Hampshire State Police cruiser was struck during a standoff and manhunt. (Sera Congi/WBZ)

$100K Bail For NH Man Charged In Kensington Standoff

At his arraignment Wednesday on 9 felony charges, Reardron was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail, pending a mental health evaluation.

06/04/2014

The NTSB recovered the black boxes, Monday evening. (NTSB)

NTSB: Brakes, Reverse Thrusters Applied Prior To Crash

The black boxes containing the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorded the final moments before a fiery weekend crash at Hanscom Field that killed Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others on his private jet.

06/03/2014

(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

Mass. Gun Bill Hearing Draws Backers, Critics

Opponents of a proposed gun control bill are pushing back on Beacon Hill, saying the measure stigmatizes gun owners and won’t help reduce crime.

06/03/2014

The cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the Hanscom Field jet crash. (Photo courtesy: NTSB)

NTSB Investigators Find Data And Cockpit Voice Recorders At Hanscom Crash Site

Residents reported hearing a “big boom that shook the house” and seeing a “mushroom cloud” that “looked like the atomic bomb went off.”

06/02/2014

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