BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed her opposition to a $30 million rate increase request by Columbia Gas. Coakley says a Columbia executive spends lavishly and the utility wants to pass millions in unwarranted costs on to Massachusetts ratepayers. The company has defended the spending.
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man accused of kidnapping, robbing and killing a 24-year-old woman and assaulting three other women has pleaded not guilty. Edwin Alemany was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges including first-degree murder in connection with the July stabbing death of Amy Lord.
MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police say three members of a Marshfield family could face criminal charges for allegedly threatening hunters in a no-hunting zone and using an air horn to scare away ducks. A clerk magistrate is to determine whether there is probable cause to charge the family members with hunter interference.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Leominster man charged with embezzling almost $30,000 from a youth hockey organization where he volunteered to oversee finances has been indicted. Roger Lee's lawyer has denied the charges. Authorities say Lee was a volunteer treasurer for the Ashburnham Westminster Youth Hockey Association in 2010 when he cleaned out its account.
SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) - Town lawyers in Sandwich have asked a judge to dismiss a $1 million federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a former Sandwich High School football player who was exonerated in court of assaulting a freshman teammate. Ty McGrath was acquitted in court. He and his mother have sued the town, police and school officials.
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