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  1. Last respects for Aaron Hernandez

    04.25 / 12:01 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — Friends, family and a few NFL football players paid their last respects to Aaron Hernandez at an invitation-only funeral in his hardscrabble hometown.About 100 people descended on the O’Brien Funeral Home yesterday for funeral services. Burial arrangements are also pri…
  2. Speaking out against sex trade

    04.25 / 11:01 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    “I’ve continued to remain blown away by the volume of interest on websites, the number of hits, the number of people who are out there looking to buy sex. It’s staggering. It’s so easy with a click of a button to be able to access that.”— Maura Healey, Massachusetts attorney general …
  3. Revenge porn, teen sexts targeted in Baker’s bill

    04.25 / 05:11 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Vengeful ex-lovers who post so-called “revenge porn” — making sexual photos or videos of their exes public online — could face up to five years in prison under a proposal from Gov. Charlie Baker, who is aiming to close a criminal loophole.The legislation, set to be to filed today, would follow similar laws in 35 other states and is included in a larger “explicit images” bill, which also seeks to address sexting among minors, according to Baker aides…
  4. Sex trade feared to be even ‘worse than it once was’

    04.25 / 04:06 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The state’s underground sex trade has mutated into a “complex” monster that’s creeped into all corners of society and largely out of public view, according to advocates and law-enforcement officials leading the multi-front battle against the growing crisis…
  5. 86-year-old dies in lawn mower blaze

    04.25 / 04:06 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    An 86-year-old East Bridgewater man was killed when he caught fire while gassing up his mower, in a blaze that also set his house on fire, authorities and a family member said.Bernadino Pellegrino succumbed to injuries he suffered in the blaze yesterday morning on Beaver Village Way, authorities said.“He was loved by everyone,” said his son, David J. Pellegrino, who lives in Virginia, “He was an unbelievable guy. Everyone loved him. Just an outstanding, outstanding fathe…
  6. Dianne Wilkerson son charged in real estate scam

    04.25 / 04:06 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The son of disgraced former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson — himself a former candidate for City Council — has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from Boston residents while pretending to be a real estate broker and using the money for airline tickets and a Caribbean vacation, according to the Attorney General’s Offic…
  7. Teen accused of trying to rape peer at Southie club

    04.25 / 04:06 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A 13-year-old boy has been arraigned on charges of assault with intent to rape, accused of attacking another young teen boy last weekend at the South Boston Boys & Girls Club, authorities said.The teenager was arraigned in juvenile court and was released to the custody of his mother, according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office. The boy was ordered to have no contact with the victim, and no unsupervised contact with other minors.The Boys & Girls Club said the attack h…
  8. Weed bill expected by July

    04.25 / 04:06 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A Beacon Hill committee tasked with coming up with a plan to implement legal pot use in Massachusetts is hoping to have a finished bill on Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk by July 1, after listening to nearly four dozen people testify in the fifth and final public hearing on the issue.Lawmakers say they ideally would like a bill that tackles the many different areas of the legal sale of marijuana, which is set to begin July 1, 2018, but coming up with a regulatory structure tops the list of p…
  9. The Latest: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's remains will be cremated

    04.24 / 23:00 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — The Latest on the funeral for Aaron Hernandez (all times local):5:05 p.m.Aaron Hernandez's family plans to have his remains cremated after the ex-NFL star hanged himself in prison.A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association says the family opted for cremation.Hernandez's brain was removed during an autopsy and given to concussion researchers at Boston University for study.Mourners gathered Monday for a private funeral for the former New England P…
  10. The Latest: Hernandez's family thanks public for condolences

    04.24 / 21:56 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — The Latest on the funeral for Aaron Hernandez (all times local):4:15 p.m.Aaron Hernandez's family is expressing thanks to the public for its empathy and understanding after the ex-NFL star hanged himself in his prison cell last week.Ronald Sullivan is one of Hernandez's lawyers. He read a statement Monday thanking people for their "thoughtful expressions of condolences."Sullivan says Hernandez's family appreciates being able to say their final goodbyes in privacy. He s…
  11. The Latest: Mourners leave funeral for ex-NFL star Hernandez

    04.24 / 20:59 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — The Latest on the funeral for Aaron Hernandez (all times local):3:20 p.m.Mourners are filing out of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's funeral.Those in attendance Monday included New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his twin brother, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey.Hernandez hanged himself last week in his cell at the maximum-security prison where he was serving a life sentence for a 2013 m…
  12. Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

    04.24 / 19:57 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — Aaron Hernandez's family and friends bid farewell to the former NFL star at a private funeral Monday, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over to his fiancee by the time he is buried.Dozens of mourners turned out for the invitation-only service in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, including his mother and fiancee, several of his defense attorneys, and friends from his playing days with the University of Florida and the New England P…
  13. Hernandez suicide notes ordered turned over ahead of burial

    04.24 / 18:47 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried.Hernandez's mother, brother and fiancee were among about 50 mourners who attended the invitation-only service in his hometown of Bristol, C…
  14. The Latest: Twin NFL players among Aaron Hernandez mourners

    04.24 / 18:47 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — The Latest on the funeral for Aaron Hernandez (all times local):1:50 p.m.NFL players Mike and Maurkice Pouncey are among those paying final respects to former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.Mike Pouncey is a center for the Miami Dolphins, and Maurkice Pouncey plays the same position for the Pittsburgh Steelers.The twins are among about 50 mourners who are gathering for Hernandez's private funeral in his hometown of Bristol, C…
  15. Hernandez suicide notes ordered released ahead of funeral

    04.24 / 17:47 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried.Hernandez's mother, brother, fiancee and at least one defense attorney were among the dozens who attended the invitation-only service in his hometown of Bristol, C…
  16. Officer agrees to pay back union to avoid theft charges

    04.24 / 17:47 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    IPSWICH, Mass. — A Massachusetts police officer has agreed to pay back $6,000 to the Ipswich police union in a plea agreement.The Salem News (http://bit.ly/2pWZaq0 ) reports 57-year-old Michael Thomas was charged with stealing more than $11,000 while serving as the union's secretary and treasurer.According to the Essex district attorney's office, Thomas said there was enough evidence to find him guilty of misdemeanor theft had the case gone to c…
  17. Aaron Hernandez's mom, brother arrive at his private funeral

    04.24 / 16:38 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez arrived Monday to say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown.Hernandez's mother and brother were among those who turned out for the invitation-only service in Bristol, Connecticut.The former New England Patriots tight end, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last Wednesday. He had just been acquitted of m…
  18. The Latest: Hernandez's fiancee wants to see notes he left

    04.24 / 16:38 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BRISTOL, Conn. — The Latest on the funeral for Aaron Hernandez (all times local):12:05 p.m.Aaron Hernandez's fiancee is asking a Massachusetts judge to release copies of the three notes the former NFL star left in his cell last week before he killed himself.Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence, left the notes next to a B…
  19. Trump may be tapped to campaign versus Liz Warren in Mass.

    04.24 / 16:38 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Republican State Rep. Geoff Diehl today said he would “absolutely” ask President Trump to campaign for him if he challenges Elizabeth Warren for her U.S. Senate seat in 201…