All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Massachusetts’

Tornado In Worcester Massachusetts Reached Winds Of 85 MPH And Lasted Four Minutes

Sunday night, around 10 P.M., a tornado struck the Grafton Hill and Vernon Hill neighborhoods of Worcester, Massachusetts. It reached winds of 85 miles per hour, which made it an EF0, the weakest of tornadoes. According to NBC 10 News, it was still able to uproot and snap in half several trees during its four minute, 1.7 mile path of …

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12 Bodies Discovered in Massachusetts Storage Unit

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley confirmed that authorities recovered twelve corpses from a storage unit in Weymouth, Massachusetts late Thursday. The bodies were found in Weymouth, which is situated about 13 miles southeast of Boston, after police found cremains of roughly 40 people in a different U-Haul storage unit the previous day in Somerville, which sits a little north …

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Mass. Upskirting Photos Ruled Legal; Lawmakers Vote to Ban

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on ruled it legal to take photos underneath a person’s clothing, known as “upskirting.” The high court said on Wednesday that the practice did not violate the law, because the “Peeping Tom” statute only applies to those who are nude or are partially nude. In 2010, Michael Robertson was arrested and accused of using …

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Mass. Upskirt Photos: Bill to Ban Upskirt Photos Approved

Just one day after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC) ruled that upskirt photos are not illegal, a bill Massachusetts lawmakers quickly drafted to ban such pictures was approved by the state legislature. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will sign the bill into law, so, no, you can’t expect to use your cellphone to take pictures up a woman’s …

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Train Derailment: Why Didn’t Pan Am Warn Public?

When a train carrying toxic materials experiences a derailment near a population, it’s generally safe to assume that the railway company responsible for the train will notify local officials immediately. This is what Jodi Ross assumed, however she was wrong. The Westford, Mass. town manager is now speaking out about the recent derailment near her town and the failure of …

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Irish Nanny Charged in Baby Death Requests Bail

New evidence in favor of an Irish nanny accused of murder may be a turning point in the case of a deceased Cambridge, Mass., baby girl. Aisling Brady McCarthy, 35, is facing charges in the death of 1-year-old Rehma Sabir, who allegedly succumbed to head injuries at the time of her supervision. McCarthy’s attorneys presented new substantial medical evidence on …

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“Obamacare Heroin” Seized in Massachusetts

The next time someone asks if you like Obamacare, you might want to make sure they’re referring to the Affordable Care Act and not drugs. State police in Massachusetts seized 1,250 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Friday, and many of the bags were stamped with “Obamacare.” Some of the heroin bags were also stamped with “Kurt Cobain,” …

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Harvard University Reopens Evacuated Buildings Following Bomb Threat

Early Monday morning around 8:40 a.m., Harvard University evacuated three to four buildings after an email was sent to the police department that “explosives may have been hidden in the three academic buildings — the Harvard Science Center, Sever Hall and Emerson Hall — and a freshman dormitory, Thayer Hall.” The school reopened the doors earlier in the afternoon after …

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“Romneycare” Worked in Massachusetts, Shows Study

With the Healthcare.gov site now improving, the U.S. focus on the botched rollout of the website is now shifting to what the effects of the Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as “Obamacare“) might be in the future. Supporters of the law (who are taking considerable criticism from conservative opponents of the law) might find solace today in a new study …

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Elizabeth Warren Speaks Out Against Wall Street: Too Big Too Fail Is Even Bigger?

The view that initially got Elizabeth Warren elected to the Senate, her strict criticism of Wall Street, has surfaced again in a critical speech. Throughout her political career, she has continued to challenge the big banks, and has been viewed as a hero of the people from the work that she has done. Once again, Senator Warren slammed financial regulators …

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Danvers Homicide: Teacher, 24, Killed By Student, 14

CNN reports tragedy out of Boston today, where a Danvers High School mathematics teacher was brutally murdered by a 14-year-old student and dumped in the woods behind the school. According to the Essex County District Attorney’s office, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer was reported missing when she did not return home from school. After discovering blood in a bathroom on the second …

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Attleboro School: Lockdown In Place During Search For Gunman

A middle scho[/timeout]ol in Attleboro, Massachusetts was put on lockdown earlier today while police searched the area for a gunman allegedly spotted by students. Attleboro Police Department issued an announcement on their Twitter feed this afternoon about the lockdown at Wamsutta Middle School, saying they were searching for a black male wearing baggy pants and a white shirt. Several students …

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