BOSTON (AP) - A prosecutor says a15-year-old Danvers boy charged with killing his teacher also stalked a worker at a detention facility where he was being held in Boston. Philip Chism is facing new charges he attacked the clinician last month, with the prosecutor saying in a hearing today Chism made sure he wasn't being watched before choking and beating the worker.
BOSTON (AP) - A multi-agency task force recovering money lost to the underground economy in Massachusetts collected more than $15.6 million last year, with officials saying it has recovered nearly $56 million since its 2008 creation. State Labor Secretary Rachel Kaprielian says the money includes unpaid wages and back taxes.
BOSTON (AP) - A former Waltham police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges. Prosecutors say Paul Manganelli Jr. traded child porn through emails from 2011 to last year. At his sentencing yesterday, Manganelli apologized and thanked the FBI agent who busted him, saying it saved him from a "very dark place."
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A medical examiner has ruled that former WJAR-TV personality Sheila Martines Pina died from chronic alcohol abuse. The 58-year-old was found dead in her Dartmouth home in February. The (New Bedford) Standard-Times reports she had fought a public battle against alcoholism for years and had done jail time for drunk driving.
LENOX, Mass. (AP) - A deal has reportedly been reached to preserve more than 140 acres of farmland and open space in the Berkshires. The Berkshire Eagle reports the $700,000 agreement with the owners of Undermountain Farm and Stables will protect the Lenox site under a conservation easement as agricultural and open space.
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