FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - Officials are laying out details at this hour of the security steps they'll be taking around the Boston Marathon in April. The new steps follow last year's deadly bombing and follow months of meetings aimed at beefing up security.
BOSTON (AP) - A pre-trial conference is being held this morning for three friends of suspected marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Two of the men are accused of removing a laptop and backpack containing fireworks from Tsarnaev's college dorm room. A third allegedly lied to investigators about visiting the room.
BOSTON (AP) - A Suffolk County jury has awarded $4.8 million to the family of a man whose deadly heart ailment was misdiagnosed as a lung infection. Jeffrey Kace died a day after going to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, where he was told he had bronchitis. The Boston Globe reports the doctor who treated Kace there no longer works in Massachusetts.
BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley is warning of a behavioral health crisis in Massachusetts. Coakley says the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year could cut services for hundreds of people with mental health and addiction issues. She says lawmakers should restore the funding.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A World War II veteran has his dog tag back, 70 years after he lost it as he stormed ashore at Anzio. A now-88-year-old Alfred Cabral was given the tag during an emotional ceremony over the weekend at a Worcester nursing home. The Telegram & Gazette reports an Italian man walking along a beach found the weathered dog tag late last year.
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