At many U.S. hospitals, children and teens are stuck in the emergency department for days or weeks because psychiatric beds are full. Massachussets has a simple, yet promising solution.
At a hearing, lawyers said that in the days after his wife's disappearance, Brian Walshe did searches on "dismemberment and best ways to dispose of a body" and "hacksaw best tool to dismember."
A driver has been charged with reckless homicide after crashing through the plate glass window of an Apple Store on Monday.
Podokesaurus holyokensis, which lived millions of years ago in what is now Massachusetts, has been named the state's official dinosaur under legislation signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Residents across Martha's Vineyard say they were scrambling to care for the nearly 50 immigrants, who arrived without warning at the local airport.
A state representative found that many of his colleagues were largely unaware of the significance of the woman's case, which set the legal precedent that essentially ended slavery in Massachusetts.
The remains, car and a work ID belonging to Judy Chartier, 17, were found in the Concord River last week. The teen previously went missing after attending a party in June 1982.
Under the governor's executive order, all executive department employees are required to show proof of vaccination by Oct. 17. Up to 20% of state police employees reportedly are not vaccinated.
The pandemic has contributed to a shortage in bus drivers, so Gov. Charlie Baker says 250 Guard members with commercial driver's licenses will be brought in to help.
Vermont and Massachusetts lead the nation, with more than 70% of adults having had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Southern states like Tennessee lag far behind.
Michael Packard says he was trapped in the whale's mouth for 30 to 40 seconds before it tossed him back in the water, bruised but otherwise unharmed. Experts tell NPR such events are extremely rare.
Massachusetts is implementing its first state-wide rules for police using controversial facial recognition systems. But not all privacy advocates agree that regulation is the right step.
The state is a medical hub with giant hospitals and a huge healthcare workforce. Young adults who work in that field are getting the COVID-19 vaccine while at-risk seniors wait on the sidelines.
The party, which police estimate had at least 50 students in attendance, led to the local high school delaying in-person learning by two weeks as a precaution against COVID-19.
Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are quarantining after parents sent their child to school despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.