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Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren Square Off in First Debate Thursday

Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren Square Off in First Debate Thursday

Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Thursday night Massachusetts voters get their first chance to watch Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown go head-to-head in a televised debate. The debate is the first in a series of four that wi…

Mass. Voters Sent to Bogus Website Warning of Pot-Induced ‘Twinkie Addiction’

Mass. Voters Sent to Bogus Website Warning of Pot-Induced ‘Twinkie Addiction’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Organizers of the committee opposing a Massachusetts state initiative to legalize medical marijuana were munching crow this week after mistakenly directing voters to a satirical website that warns a “Yes&rd…

Michael Dukakis: Romney ‘Was a Disastrous Economic Leader’

Michael Dukakis: Romney ‘Was a Disastrous Economic Leader’

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Michael Dukakis said there is something Americans need to know about Mitt Romney: the “absolute mess” he made of Massachusetts when he was governor of the state.“When he was governor, my state was 47th out…

Sex Change Approved for Convicted Murderer

Sex Change Approved for Convicted Murderer

Kevin Horan/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A federal judge ordered Massachusetts prison officials Tuesday to provide sexual reassignment surgery for a convicted murderer, calling it the only way to correct the “prolonged violation” of the inmate’s Constitutiona…

Shark Sightings Close Beaches Along Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Shark Sightings Close Beaches Along Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Hemera/Thinkstock(CAPE COD, Mass.) — Some beaches in Cape Cod, Mass., could be closed for the big Labor Day weekend after fishermen reported shark sightings hundreds of feet from the shoreline.Beaches from the Orleans-Chatham town line south along Nau…

Massachusetts Man Wins $1 Million by Accident

Massachusetts Man Wins $1 Million by Accident

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A Taunton, Mass., man had luck on his side last week when a scratch-off lottery ticket game he didn’t really want paid off big-time, according to bostonherald.com. 
Richard Brown, 60, made his usual tr…

Massachusetts Lottery Critics Say Game Cheated Public

Massachusetts Lottery Critics Say Game Cheated Public

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Outraged lottery players and others in Massachusetts say lottery officials committed a “significant breach of trust” by allowing a now-defunct state lottery game to continue, even though they knew large syndi…

911 Calls of Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim Released

911 Calls of Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim Released

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The man who barely survived what is believed to be a great white shark attack in the waters off Cape Cod, Mass., said he worried about blood loss during the ordeal and that he’s in no hurry to return to the water that he loves.”It…

Massachusetts Man Hospitalized After Shark Attack Near Cape Cod

Massachusetts Man Hospitalized After Shark Attack Near Cape Cod

Comstock/Thinkstock(CAPE COD, Mass.) — A man bitten by a shark Monday as he body-surfed with his teenage son off the coast of Ballston Beach near Cape Cod, Mass., is expected to live, officials said.The attack happened around 3:30 p.m. when Chris Myer…

Scott Brown Ad Features Footage of Foreign Businesses

Scott Brown Ad Features Footage of Foreign Businesses

Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images(BOSTON) — It was a web ad with a patriotic message that went viral. But it turns out that the web ad released by Scott Brown campaign for the Massachusetts Senate race last week –  “Let…

New Search in 1989 Massachusetts Cold Case

New Search in 1989 Massachusetts Cold Case

Comstock/Thinkstock(STONEHAM, Mass.) — Cadaver dogs and searchers are combing an area of a Massachusetts state park today in hopes of solving the 1989 cold case disappearance of a local teenager. Melanie Melanson was 14 years old when she went a party…

New Massachusetts Health Care Bill to Address Costs

New Massachusetts Health Care Bill to Address Costs

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(BOSTON) — The White House says it drew inspiration from Massachusetts’ reforms signed into law by Mitt Romney when crafting Obamacare, which is supposed to curtail health care spending over the long haul.There’s one problem: three …

Beachgoers Beware: Shark Sightings on Both US Coasts

Beachgoers Beware: Shark Sightings on Both US Coasts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As you head to the beach this week along with hoards of other Americans, you have more to be cautious of than the heat. There have been shark sightings on both coasts, leading to panic in some areas.Just like a scene…

Beachgoers Beware: Shark Sightings on Both US Coasts

Beachgoers Beware: Shark Sightings on Both US Coasts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As you head to the beach this week along with hoards of other Americans, you have more to be cautious of than the heat. There have been shark sightings on both coasts, leading to panic in some areas.Just like a scene…

Cape Cod’s Elusive Black Bear Captured

Cape Cod’s Elusive Black Bear Captured

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WELLFLEET, Mass.) — Summer season on Cape Cod just started during Memorial Day weekend but the party is already over for the Cape’s most famous, four-legged visitor. The 200-pound black bear who became the most well-known reside…

Obama TV Ad Hits Romney on Massachusetts Debt

Obama TV Ad Hits Romney on Massachusetts Debt

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s re-election campaign has spent weeks trying to drive home the point that Massachusetts was at the back of the pack in job growth under Gov. Mitt Romney.  Now, a new campaign TV ad to…

Massachusetts Town Swears Off Swearing

Massachusetts Town Swears Off Swearing

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass.) — Middleborough, Mass., is like many small American towns with its white picket fences, kids playing in the park … and swearing.There’s too much swearing, according to 63-year-old Mimi Duphily, a Middl…

Black Bear Summers on Cape Cod

Black Bear Summers on Cape Cod

FIle photo. Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAPE COD, Mass.) — A 200-pound black bear has become the most well-known resident summering on Cape Cod.The bear first appeared over Memorial Day weekend and has now been spotted more than a dozen times. It is believe…

Teen Found Guilty in Landmark Texting While Driving Case

Teen Found Guilty in Landmark Texting While Driving Case

ABC NEWS(BOSTON) — Aaron Deveau, 18, who became the first driver in Massachusetts to be convicted of motor vehicle homicide by texting, has been sentenced to two years in prison and loss of his license for 15 years. Prosecutors said Deveau, who pleade…

Massachusetts Man Catches Fire After Applying Sunscreen

Massachusetts Man Catches Fire After Applying Sunscreen

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Massachusetts man said he suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying sunscreen lotion on parts of his body.Brett Sigworth said he applied Banana Boat sunscreen to his body before walking over to his grill, not know…

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