• Patriots Looking for Lead Over Ravens in Sunday Home Opener

    The New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens are each looking to get to 2:1 at the home opener at Gillette Stadium Sunday. The Ravens will try to make up for a tough loss against the Miami Dolphins last week. While the Patriots are coming off a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they have their work cut out for them. Baltimore’s offense has scored 64 points in two weeks, compared to New England’s 24.  “The coaches are doing their best to design game plans and concepts and schemes...

  • FIRST ALERT: Severe Thunderstorms Threaten Parts of Region

    Sunday starts with sunshine and quickly see the clouds roll in to give way to showers and embedded thunderstorms late in the day and overnight. This is due to an approaching warm front. Some of this storms are now showing signs that they could be severe. There may be enough instability in the atmosphere. Main area threat for these to develop will be the southeast with damaging wind and not ruling out a weak tornado or waterspout south the Mass Pike. Storms will begin to weaken...

  • Tropical Storm Ian Expected to Become Hurricane, Now on Track for Northern Florida

    While all of South Florida is currently out of the cone of concern for Tropical Storm Ian, there is growing thought that it could become as strong as a Category 4 hurricane before making impact on the northern part of the state in the coming days. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center showed Ian with winds of 50 miles per hour as it moves west-northwest at 12 mph. Ian currently is located 320 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman and 590 miles southeast of the western tip of...

  • Vince Wilfork Inducted Into Patriots Hall of Fame

    Vince Wilfork, one of the more important pieces of the New England Patriots dynasty, was officially inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Patriots chairman, owner, and CEO Robert Kraft spoke about the significance of the nose tackle’s contributions during his 11 years with the organization. “Vince anchored a defensive unit that helped propel the Patriots to 10 division titles, six AFC championships, four trips to the super bowl, and two great parades in...

  • Charter Bus Catches Fire in Worcester Shopping Center Parking Lot

    A charter bus full of people from New York experienced an emergency evacuation when the vehicle caught fire Saturday in Worcester, Massachusetts. Flames and thick black smoke could be seen pouring out of the bus in the parking lot of a Madison Street shopping center. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames by 1:20 p.m. and they eventually spread. Video shared by witnesses shows how the intense flames damaged part of a Madison Place storefront. The bus belongs to a charter bus...

  • Mass. Soldier Who Went Missing During Korean War Accounted for

    A soldier from Massachusetts who went missing during the Korean War and was later reported to have died in a prisoner of war camp has been accounted for using modern scientific techniques, military officials said. Army Cpl. Joseph J. Puopolo, 19, of East Boston, was accounted for in August, according to a statement Friday from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. It was the news his family, including his now 99-year-old sister Elizabeth Fiorentini, has been awaiting for decades,...

  • Post Malone Postpones Saturday's Concert at TD Garden: ‘I Feel Terrible. I Love You Boston'

    The Post Malone concert scheduled for Saturday night at TD Garden has been postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances,” the Boston entertainment venue said. The rapper posted a statement to his Twitter account confirming the news and apologizing to his fans. Post said he felt “so good” when he performed for a packed TD Garden crowd Friday night, but then he woke up Saturday with cracking sounds on the right side of his body. He went on to say he was having a very difficult time breathing...

  • CIA Unveils Model of Al-Qaida Leader Al-Zawahri's Hideout

    The CIA has revealed a model of Ayman al-Zawahri’s safe house, used to brief President Joe Biden about the al-Qaida leader’s whereabouts before the agency killed him in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Shortly after al-Zawahri’s death, White House officials released a photo showing Biden talking to CIA Director William Burns with a closed wooden box on the table in front of them. Now, the contents of the box — a model depicting a white-walled home with at least five stories and three partially...

  • Man Enlists Help of Whitman Police in Elaborate Proposal: ‘I Want You to Arrest Me'

    For better, for worse? Wayne Morse knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend, Kristen Fleming. So he came up with a unique idea to ask her to be his wife: faking his own arrest. Yes, you read that right. When Morse first called the Whitman Police Department and asked if they would help him propose to his girlfriend by “arresting” him, there was a long pause. Then the officer on the phone asked Morse to repeat himself. “I want you to arrest me,” Morse said again...

  • ‘We Got Our Miracle': Freed Americans Back Home in Alabama

    Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting with Ukrainian forces against Russia arrived home to Alabama on Saturday, greeted by hugs, cheers and tears of joy at the state’s main airport. Alex Drueke, 40, and Andy Huynh, 27, had gone missing June 9 in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine near the Russian border. The Alabama residents were released as part of a prisoner exchange. The pair had traveled to Ukraine on their own and bonded over their shared...

  • Pharoah Sanders, Influential Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81

    Pharoah Sanders, the influential tenor saxophonist revered in the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, has died, his record label announced. He was 81. Sanders, also known for his extensive work alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday, said the tweet from Luaka Bop, the label that released his 2021 album, “Promises.” It did not specify a cause. A phone message to Luaka Bop in New York was not immediately returned. “We are devastated to share that...

  • Shoebert, Loveable Seal That Charmed Beverly Residents, Escapes Local Pond

    Shoebert, the loveable grey seal that captured the hearts of residents of Beverly, Massachusetts, escaped from the pond it had been swimming in for the past week early Friday morning. The seal, which took its name from the Shoe Pond, where it had been living in recent days after getting in through a drainage pipe, made its way out of the pond and to the side door of the police station located near the Cummings Center office park on Elliott Street. The entire midnight shift of the police...