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Security along Boston Marathon route will be tight

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston's streets for the annual Marathon. More>>

Clear, cold Sunday night, mostly sunny Monday in the 50s and 60s

Tonight, high pressure will keep dry and mainly clear skies in place. Low temperatures will fall back into the 30s. Another crisp start is in the works for Marathon Monday. More>>

Jeremiah Oliver's father returns to Mass. to plan funeral

The father of missing boy Jeremiah Oliver, whose body was found off a highway, says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral. More>>

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. More>>

Police investigate suspicious death in Lowell

Numerous police cars could be seen outside a home in Lowell early Sunday morning as they investigated a suspicious death. More>>

Autopsy confirms body found off Rt. 190 was missing 5-year-old Fitchburg boy Jeremiah Oliver


The Worcester County District Attorney's office confirmed Saturday that the body found off Rt. 190 in Sterling was in fact missing 5-year-old boy Jeremiah Oliver. More>>

Kevin Spacey among thousands attending Marathon weekend events

A tradition that's gone on here in Boston for ages, the Boston Marathon is a tradition that's gone on here in Boston for ages, but this year, things are a little different. More>>

Man dies after being electrocuted in NH


A man died after being electrocuted in Keene, N.H. Saturday. More>>

Mass. Most Wanted: April 19


This week Bob Ward brings four separate cases from robberies to stolen credit cards and more.

Man arrested on OUI charges after crash with 7-year-old in car


A man was arrested for operating under the influence with a 7-year-old in the car after a three-car crash in East Providence Thursday. More>>

Body found off Rt. 190 consistent in height, weight of Jeremiah Oliver

The Worcester County District Attorney's office says a body found off Route 190 in Sterling Friday is consistent in height and weight with that of missing Fitchburg boy Jeremiah Oliver. More>>

Family of missing 5-year-old Fitchburg boy distraught over body found


The uncle of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver was distraught to learn a body found on the side of a central Massachusetts highway may be that of his missing nephew. More>>

Marathon Monday street closures, MBTA restrictions


The Boston Marathon is on Monday, and many streets in town will be closed due to the race. And if you plan to take the T into the city, there are a few things you should know. More>>

Marathon Daffodil project lights up race route with hope


One hundred thousand daffodils were planted along the Boston Marathon route after the bombings last year. More>>

Tsarnaev associate requests change of venue for trial


A friend of the accused Marathon bomber requested a change of venue for his trial on obstruction charges. More>>

Dorchester man fatally shot in Brockton


A man was fatally shot in Brockton Saturday. More>>

MIT community remembers fallen Officer Sean Collier

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology community honored Officer Sean Collier with a ceremony Friday. More>>

Boston Strong runners prepare for Monday's race


Thousands of runners who will be a part of the 118th running of the Boston Marathon have arrived in Boston, and those runners know just how special this year's 26.2 mile run will be. More>>

Fatal Mass. Pike crash victims identified

Two people died in an early morning crash on the Mass. Pike in Framingham Wednesday. More>>

Cambridge teacher arrested on child porn charges, admits to taping kids


A Cambridge teacher arrested in connection with child pornography charges has admitted to filming children in locker rooms. More>>

92-year-old Marine receives long overdue medal


Sergeant Jessie James Jackson, 92, stood proudly Thursday to receive a medal that was long overdue. More>>

Second suspect arrested in connection with murder of Waltham teen


The second suspect wanted in connection with the March 20 shooting of a Waltham teen was arrested Thursday. More>>

Quiet city turned to war zone after Marathon bombings


Before the Boston Marathon bombings, many outside Massachusetts had never heard of Watertown. One of the accused terrorists was captured in the city, the other killed. More>>

Hernandez associate linked to gun-running ordered held

The Florida man charged with lying to a federal grand jury investigating gun trafficking and former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was ordered held without bail by a federal magistrate judge. More>>

Officials: Dorchester house explosion caused by gas leak

A Dorchester house explosion that sent 12 people to the hospital and knocked the entire building off of its foundation Wednesday was caused by a natural gas leak. More>>

Wedding bells ring for Boston Marathon survivor


An injured survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is celebrating a personal milestone. More>>

Man tied to Aaron Hernandez charged with lying to federal grand jury

Oscar Hernandez was arrested Wednesday night on federal charges amid allegations that he lied to a federal grand jury in a gun trafficking investigation that began after a June 2013 homicide in North Attleboro. More>>

Fire crews battle blaze at 6-story building in Cambridge

Firefighters responded to a blaze at a 6-story building in Cambridge overnight. More>>

4 friends injured at marathon rally around victim who lost leg


Four friends, all injured while standing at the Marathon finish line last year, rally around their friend who lost her leg that same day. More>>

Officials give all clear after reported bomb threat at UMass Boston

Officials gave an all clear Thursday around 3 p.m. after UMass Boston ordered faculty and students inside the Wheatley Building to evacuate due to a reported bomb threat. More>>

Death penalty repeal fails by 1 vote in N.H.

New Hampshire's Senate has voted to leave intact the state's centuries-old death penalty. More>>

Judge rules bombing suspect allowed to see victims' autopsy pics

Federal Judge George O'Toole ruled Wednesday that accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be allowed to see autopsy pictures of those killed in the attack. More>>

Family puppy hanged in Winchendon


Police are searching for the person who left a dog hanging from a tree in Winchendon Monday. More>>

'Boston Strong' magazine cover released

Sports Illustrated released their latest cover that features an image of hundreds of Bostonians at the Marathon finish line. More>>

Wake held for fallen Officer Simmonds


Police marched in a procession to honor Officer Dennis Simmonds who lost his life while on duty last week. More>>

IMAGES: Tributes to Boston Marathon victims, survivors

Tributes to the Boston Marathon victims could be seen throughout the city Tuesday.

Timeline of the Marathon bombings preserved on social media


Another Boston Marathon on a beautiful Patriot's Day, this one perhaps chronicled more than any other before on social media. More>>

Attorneys for suspect charged in finish line hoax cite history of mental illness

A 25-year-old Wakefield man was held on $100,000 bail and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital Wednesday after police say he carried a rice cooker filled with confetti to the finish line of the Boston Marathon. More>>

1 arrested after 2 backpacks found left unattended at marathon finish line


One man was arrested in connection with two unattended backpacks left at the marathon finish line Tuesday, exactly one year after the Boston Marathon bombings. More>>

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