Legendary Basketball Coach John Thompson Dies At 78John Thompson is most well known for coaching the Georgetown Hoyas from 1972-99. Prior to that, he played collegiately at Providence College and played two seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning a championship in both 1965 and 1966. Katie Johnston reports.
Dozens Of Dinosaurs Coming To Gillette Stadium For Drive-Thru ExhibitThe home of the New England Patriots and Revolution will host the Jurassic Quest drive-thru exhibit next month. There will be more than 70 moving, animatronic dinosaurs, including a 50-foot Megalodon and an 80-foot Spinasaurus. Katie Johnston reports.
Web Extra: Rep. Joe Kennedy Interview On Senate Race, Mail In Voting, Death ThreatsWBZ-TV's Liam Martin spoke to Rep. Joe Kennedy about his Senate primary battle with Ed Markey, mail in voting, the coronavirus relief bill stalled in Congress and death threats he's received.
90% Of Employers Say Working Remotely Hasn't Hurt ProductivityThe pandemic has taught employers a lot about the value of having flexible work arrangements for employees. Katie Johnston reports.
FDA Warns About Hand Sanitizers That Look Like Kids' Foods, Beer Cans And Vodka BottlesThe US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers being packaged in containers that look like food or drink packaging. Katie Johnston reports.
Web Extra: Sen. Ed Markey Interview On Campaign, Post Office, Relief BillWBZ-TV's Liam Martin spoke to Sen. Ed Markey about his primary battle with Rep. Joe Kennedy, the postmaster general and the coronavirus relief bill stalled in Congress.
Gov. Baker: Our Concern Is Events With No MasksGov. Charlie Baker said his primary message is to wear masks and socially distance yourself when you're with others.
Botanist Finds Rare Orchid Not Seen In Mass. Since 2001; Exact Location Being Kept SecretA state botanist has rediscovered a flower so rare in Massachusetts that its exact location is being kept a secret. MassWildlife said the state-endangered crested fringed orchid (Platanthera cristata) has been found for the first time in 19 years in a "shrubby wetland thicket" in Bristol County. Katie Johnston reports.
Police Look For Man Giving 'Covid Hugs' To Walmart Shoppers In SpringfieldPolice are asking the public for help in trying to find a man following a disturbing incident at a Springfield Walmart. He was allegedly hugging shoppers and then telling them they now have coronavirus, according to authorities. Katie Johnston reports.
Walsh: Boston Public Schools To Start Remotely Before Moving To Hybrid ModelBoston Mayor Marty Walsh outlines the plan to start schools remotely before moving to a hybrid learning model.
52,000 Super Soaker Water Guns Sold At Target Recalled Due To LeadMore than 52,000 water guns which are sold only at Target are being recalled by Hasbro, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a notice. Katie Johnston reports.
Thousands Of Chicks Arrive Dead To New England Farmers Amid USPS TurmoilAt least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in the recent weeks since rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier's operations, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said. Katie Johnston reports.
Polito: State Willing To Revisit Ban On Fans At Gillette Stadium After SeptemberPatriots fans are not allowed to watch home games at Gillette Stadium through September, but Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said the policy could change later in the season.
Baker: Flu Vaccine Mandate For Massachusetts Students An Important Part Of Fighting CoronavirusGov. Charlie Baker explained why the state is requiring all Massachusetts students to get a flu shot.
Sudders Details Protocol For Rapid Response Coronavirus Testing In Massachusetts SchoolsHealth and Human Services Sec. Marylou Sudders outlines rapid response coronavirus testing plans for Massachusetts schools.
Lt. Gov. Polito Talks New Flu Vaccine Requirement For Massachusetts StudentsLt. Gov. Karyn Polito explains the new flu vaccine requirement for all Massachusetts students.
Baker: Rapid Response Coronavirus Testing Program To Be Implemented In Massachusetts SchoolsGov. Charlie Baker discusses rapid response testing in Massachusetts schools.
Onion Recall: Nearly 900 Sickened By Salmonella Outbreak In 47 StatesThe salmonella outbreak linked to recalled onions continues to grow. The CDC now reports that 869 people have been infected across 47 states. Katie Johnston reports.
Study: Honey May Be Better At Treating Coughs, Colds Than Over-The-Counter MedicinesHoney may be a better treatment for coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicines, a new study has found. Katie Johnston reports.
Web Extra: Rhode Island Highlights Calamari In DNC Roll Call VoteRhode Island made DNC viewers hungry for calamari Tuesday night. Video credit: DNC.
TPC Boston Profile: PGA Tour Returns With The Northern TrustWhile this will be a new venue for the event, it will be a familiar venue for the players. TPC Boston, actually located in Norton, Massachusetts, about 40 miles south of the city, opened in 2002. It has hosted the Tour for most of its existence. Katie Johnston reports.
Walsh: Pandemic, Attacks From White House Create Challenges For Election ProcessBoston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city will make sure every vote is counted.
Secretary Sudders Discusses Increased Food Insecurity During Coronavirus PandemicAs of the end of last week, 508,000 households were receiving SNAP benefits in Massachusetts, Secretary Marylou Sudders said.
Gov. Baker Announces Initiative To Address Food Insecurity In MassachusettsGov. Baker said $56 million will go toward investments that address food insecurity.