BOSTON (AP) - Gun safety activists and police chiefs have been rallying this morning at the Statehouse over the Senate's version of a gun control bill. The Senate approved the measure but stripped out a provision in the House version that gives police chiefs more discretion over issuing the ID cards needed to buy rifles and shotguns.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts fares well in an annual report ranking states on children's well-being, taking the top spot in the Kids Count report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report says that in spite of its successes in education and other areas, Massachusetts can't afford to be complacent.
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) - A car crash in Hopkinton has left one person dead. Police have not released the identity of the victim but say the car hit a utility pole and rolled over in the crash yesterday afternoon. The driver was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.
SPENCER, Mass. (AP) - A Spencer man faces assault and child endangerment charges for allegedly dunking his 2-month-old son in a lake Sunday as his friends laughed and cheered. The (Worcester) Telegram & Gazette reports police were alerted to the incident by a friend of the baby's mother. Nicholas St. Francis says he didn't intend to hurt the child.
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