Massachusetts woman kills former landlord with hammer, steals $40,000 through forged checks
A Massachusetts woman accused of murdering her former landlord with a hammer and stealing tens of thousands of dollars through forged checks from his savings was arraigned on Wednesday. Xiu Fang Ke, 43, was accused of murdering Leonard Garber, 65, inside his Mount Vernon Terrace home in West Newton, Massachusetts. The man’s brother reported him missing on Monday, prompting the Newton Police Department to search for him at his address three times.news.yahoo.com
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. 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, Fiorentini’s grandson and Puopolo’s grandnephew, Richard Graham, said in a telephone interview Saturday.news.yahoo.com
Man pleads guilty to dousing 'Bewitched' statue in red paint
A man will be sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to vandalizing the “Bewitched” statue by dousing the Salem, Massachusetts tourist attraction with red paint over the summer. The 32-year-old resident was originally sentenced to a year in jail, but a Salem district court judge suspended the sentence on conditions the man repay the cost of repairing the damage inflicted on the bronze statue, The Salem News reported Tuesday. The statue depicts actor Elizabeth Montgomery — as lead character Samantha Stephens in the 1960s sitcom — sitting on a broomstick in front of a crescent moon.news.yahoo.com
Migrants sue Florida governor over Martha's Vineyard flights
Venezuelan migrants flown from San Antonio to the upscale Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard have sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his transportation secretary for engaging in a “fraudulent and discriminatory scheme” to relocate them.
Bexar County sheriff launches investigation into Florida flying migrants to Martha’s Vineyard
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis chartered two flights to send migrants recruited in San Antonio to the tony Massachusetts vacation spot, a move that drew outrage after some migrants later said they were misled into getting on the planes.
Bexar Sheriff to investigate migrants ‘lured’ into flight from San Antonio to Florida, Martha’s Vineyard
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Monday that his office will launch an investigation into who was behind the recruitment of nearly 50 migrants in San Antonio to be flown on a charter plane to Florida and Massachusetts.
Martha's Vineyard residents lament lack of resources, even as island is flush with cash and beds
Martha's Vineyard residents say 50 migrants had to be shipped to a mainland military base because the island lacks resources, yet real estate and state data indicate the island is awash in resources.foxnews.com
Martha's Vineyard merchant says there's a ‘process’ for coming to America, 'follow that'
Martha's Vineyard residents were caught off guard last week after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent 50 migrants to the Massachusetts island, but one merchant says they made it "somebody else's problem."news.yahoo.com
Clay Travis calls for taking Warren's Martha Vineyard tweet literally: 'Send every' migrant to Massachusetts
Clay Travis and Buck Sexton react to Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeting that her state is 'fully capable of handling asylum seekers' following migrants being flown to Martha's Vineyard.foxnews.com
Cruel or harmless? Pastors mixed on GOP migrant transports
As Republican governors ramp up their transports of migrants to Democratic-run jurisdictions, the practice is getting a mixed reaction from Christian faith leaders — many of whom, especially evangelicals, have supported GOP candidates by large numbers in recent elections.
WH slams Texas and Florida governors for sending migrants to other states
During the White House briefing on Thursday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called out Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for sending migrants to the vice president’s residence in Washington, D.C., and Martha’s Vineyard, describing it as a “cruel, premeditated political stunt.”news.yahoo.com
Tom Homan torches critics of Ron DeSantis' move to send migrants to liberal enclave Martha's Vineyard
Forming acting ICE director Tom Homan reacts to Governor Ron DeSantis transporting migrants from Florida to Martha's Vineyard and calls out sanctuary cities for inflating the migrant crisis.foxnews.com
Trump-backed Diehl to take on Healey in Mass. governor race
A former state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump, Geoff Diehl, has won the Republican nomination for Massachusetts governor over a businessman, Chris Doughty, who was considered the more moderate candidate in the race.
Massachusetts GOP voters size up Trump loyalist for governor
Massachusetts Republicans are weighing which candidate has the best chance of keeping the governor's office in GOP hands as they vote in Tuesday's primary: a former state lawmaker endorsed by Donald Trump or a political newcomer who's cast himself as the more moderate choice. Geoff Diehl and Chris Doughty are vying for the chance to replace incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who's opted not to seek a third term. Attorney General Maura Healey — she would become the first woman and first openly gay candidate elected governor if she wins — is facing no challengers after the only other Democrat on the ballot dropped out of the running.news.yahoo.com