Man faces gun charges in alleged Obama threat
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been arrested on gun charges in connection with an investigation into alleged threats against President Barack Obama.
Stephen Perroti, of Lawrence, pleaded not guilty to nine firearms charges Friday during his arraignment in Lawrence District Court. A judge ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Aug. 8.
A prosecutor told the judge that the U.S. Secret Service contacted Lawrence police regarding alleged threats made against the president. She said that during a search of Perroti's home Thursday, authorities found an AR-15 assault rifle, three scopes and 4 high-capacity magazines and ammunition.
The 28-year-old Perrotti allegedly made threats to kill Obama "even if it takes a lifetime," according to a police report obtained by The Eagle-Tribune newspaper.
The Secret Service and Perroti's lawyer did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
Murray presides over final formal Senate session
BOSTON (AP) - Senate President Therese Murray is being saluted by legislative colleagues on Beacon Hill after presiding over her final formal session.
The Plymouth Democrat in 2007 became the first woman to lead either chamber of the state Legislature. Murray was prevented by terms limits from seeking another full term as president of the Senate, and she opted not to seek re-election in her district.
Murray received a standing ovation from senators early Friday near the end of a marathon final session that saw passage of several major bills.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo praised Murray in a statement for her "distinguished service" to Massachusetts.
Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg, an Amherst Democrat, is in line to succeed Murray as president of the chamber when the next Legislature convenes in January.
Judge says Raimondo must be deposed on 38 Studios
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - General Treasurer Gina Raimondo must submit to a deposition in a lawsuit brought over the deal that gave a $75 million state loan guarantee to Curt Schilling's video game company.
Raimondo was not in office when the deal with 38 Studios was struck in 2010 and she opposed it when she was running for general treasurer. Now, she's running for governor.
A lawyer for Keith Stokes, former executive director of the state's economic development agency, wants to ask Raimondo about communications she had with the agency when she was a candidate.
Raimondo's lawyer said she could answer written questions, but Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein on Friday said she must submit to a deposition.
Defense lawyers also want to depose Gov. Lincoln Chafee. He opposed the deal as a candidate.
Amtrak's Downeaster back to full schedule
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Amtrak's Downeaster is back on a regular schedule following a month of train cancellations caused by track maintenance.
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority announced it's running a full schedule effective Friday, now that the maintenance and repairs are complete.
Executive Director Patricia Quinn says Pan Am Railways, which owns the track between Brunswick and the Massachusetts border, had to replace 2,000 rail ties.
The passenger rail service runs from Brunswick, Maine, to Boston.
Girl at Market Basket protest struck by car
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) - Police say 12-year-old girl was struck by a car while attending a Market Basket protest in Seabrook, New Hampshire.
Police said the accident happened at about 6 p.m. Thursday. Police said the girl was seriously injured. A hospital spokeswoman said the child was admitted in stable condition. The girl's name was not released.
Investigators said the incident did not appear to be intentional and that the driver is cooperating with authorities as the accident is investigated.
The New England grocery store chain is embroiled in a family feud featuring two cousins who have been at odds for decades.
Workers are demanding the reinstatement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, whom they credit with keeping prices low, treating them well and guiding the company's success.
Man found fatally stabbed in Boston park
BOSTON (AP) - Boston police are investigating the stabbing death of a man whose body was found in a city park.
The body of the unidentified man, believed to be in his 40s, was found on Friday in Joe Moakley Park in the South Boston neighborhood after a jogger called police.
Police said a trail of blood was found in the park. Investigators are trying to determine the exact spot where the stabbing took place.
No arrests are reported.
Woman missing from Maine campground is found
WATERFORD, Maine (AP) - The Maine Warden Service says a woman who went missing from a campground in Waterford has been found.
Warden says 62-year-old Christine Loring from Winthrop, Massachusetts, was located Friday morning at a rest area about 2 miles from the Papoose Pond Campground.
Wardens say she walked to the location early Friday after last being seen at about 2:30 a.m.
She was found by an Oxford County Sheriff's deputy.
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