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Lana Jones

Justina Pelletier (WBZ-TV)

Judge Awards ‘Permanent’ Custody Of Justina Pelletier To State

The judge in a year-long custody battle over a Connecticut teen has awarded permanent custody to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

03/25/2014

Mayor Marty Walsh announces gun buyback. (WBZ-TV)

Mayor Walsh Launches Gun Buyback Program In Boston

Firearms are being accepted anonymously at district police stations and designated sites.

03/24/2014

Lawrence Stead (WBZ-TV Photo)

Retired Cop Claims He Stopped After Mass. Ave. Hit & Run

A retired Cambridge police officer charged in a hit and run crash in Boston says he didn’t realize he had struck a person with his car on Wednesday morning.

03/20/2014

The route for the shortest St. Patrick's Day parade in West Boylston. (Photo by Lana Jones)

West Boylston Pubs Preparing World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

More than 200 participants will march 36 feet from one West Boylston pub to another in a very small St. Patrick’s Day parade.

03/14/2014

A rendering of the proposed Plainville slots parlor complex. (Image courtesy: Plainridge Racecourse-Facebook)

Penn National Breaks Ground On Plainville Slots Parlor

Construction is set to begin in Plainville on the first major gambling facility in Massachusetts.

03/14/2014

The accusations were made on the "WPI Confessions" Facebook page. (Facebook)

WPI Investigating Accusations Of Humiliation On Facebook Page

Worcester Polytechnic is responding to disturbing accusations made anonymously online.

03/13/2014

Stephen Lynch (WBZ-TV)

Rep. Stephen Lynch Calls For Release Of Sept. 11 Documents

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch is again calling for the release of additional documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

03/12/2014

(Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocates Push For Bill To Expand Charter Schools

Charter school advocates are urging state lawmakers to allow for the expansion of the schools in underperforming urban school districts.

03/12/2014

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Marathon Security To Include 3,500 Police; Backpacks Discouraged

More than 3,500 police officers will patrol this year’s Boston Marathon, more than double the number deployed last year, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

03/10/2014

Former Massachusetts Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien. (WBZ-TV)

Judge In Trial Of Former Probation Commissioner Steps Aside

The judge in the trial of former Massachusetts Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien has recused himself.

03/06/2014

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