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Morning Jolt: Rap mogul Suge Knight surrenders after deadly hit and run

10 hours 44 min ago
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight has surrendered to police. The rap mogul turned himself in to Los Angeles authorities early this morning, hours after being named a suspect in a deadly hit and run.

App Finder: Best party game apps

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:01
Sick of the usual party games? Looking for something new to entertain your family and friends with at your next gathering — on your smartphone. There are a plethora of fun games you can play that run on your iOS or Android phone, putting a cyber-twist on old classics.Heads Up!: Ellen Degeneres’ Heads Up! app is one of the most popular party game apps on the market. As seen on “The Ellen Show,” the app updates the old 21 questions game, with participants trying to [...]

Quincy schools closed Friday

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:03
Quincy will keep schools closed Friday, giving students a fourth-straight day off from classes.

Governor Baker says 'so far, so good' with blizzard

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 08:06
After forecasts of an historic blizzard, dawn broke across Massachusetts on Tuesday after what Gov. Charlie Baker called a "relatively incident-free night.""I mean, so far so good," Baker said at 7:20 a.m., wrapping up a 15-minute storm update from the state's emergency management bunker in Framingham. [...]

Morning Jolt: New ancient human discovered?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:37
Researchers from Asia say they have found a fossil of a human that is unlike anything yet discovered, CNN reported. The fossil — a jawbone — was discovered by a Taiwanese fisherman several years ago, and scientists have been studying it since then. They say the molars of the human are so different from other types that it is likely a different kind of human, and one who lived perhaps 200,000 years ago. The new human is being called Penghu 1, after the area where it was found.

Quincy schools closed again on Thursday

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:57
QUINCY -- The city's 9,200 school students will have another snow day Thursday.The school department announced that classes have been cancelled for a third straight day as crews continue their effort to clear out streets, sidewalks and school properties following a historic blizzard.The National Weather Service says 24.5 inches of snow fell in Quincy, a record for  January. [...]

Morning Jolt: Planet with super-size rings discovered

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 04:22
Astronomers announced they have found a planet with rings that dwarf Saturn’s, CNN reported. The planet, which is about 400 light-years away, has rings that are 200 times as big as Saturn’s. Astronomers say that if the planet, J1407b, was where Saturn is, we would see the rings more clearly than we see a full moon.

Old Colony, South Shore Elder Services reopen Thursday

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 03:01
Old Colony Elder Services in Brockton and South Shore Elder Services in Braintree will resume providing home care, meals and transportation services to local communities on Thursday. The staff are monitoring phones and contacting frail elders Wednesday.

Blizzard howls its way into Massachusetts

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 04:57
The state was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early this morning as bands of heavy snow left some towns, including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts, reporting more than 18 inches of snow. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed 2 feet in most of Massachusetts, potentially making it one of the top snowstorms of all time.

Morning Jolt: Gunman shoots 2 officers at Minnesota police swearing-in ceremony

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 04:24
A man at a police swearing-in ceremony in New Hope, Minnesota, pulled out a gun and shot two officers before several of the many police officers in attendance shot back and killed him. The two officers who were shot are expected to survive. The motive for the shooting is unknown, police said.

Quincy ambulance company deploys extra crews for storm

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:00
QUINCY - Quincy’s ambulance provider says it will have vehicles parked on the city’s two peninsulas throughout today’s snowstorm just in case flooding blocks access to certain neighborhoods.Peter Racicot, senior vice president of Fallon Ambulance, said his company has deployed extra ambulances and extra crews in all of its services areas, including Quincy, Weymouth and Milton, in order to respond to all storm-related [...]

Mail delivery canceled on Tuesday

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:57
All post offices in the Boston area will be closed on [...]

Woman hit by car, seriously hurt in Wollaston

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:53
QUINCY - A woman was struck by a car and seriously injured Monday afternoon at a Wollaston intersection.She was rushed to Boston Medical Center with head and leg injuries after being hit by a car at the intersection of Newport Avenue and Brook Street at about 3:45 p.m., Quincy police Capt. John Dougan said.Dougan said the State Police accident-reconstruction team responded to the accident. Dougan did not have any more information [...]

Pedestrian struck by car in Wollaston, suffers serious injuries

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:55
A woman was rushed to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries Monday afternoon after being struck by a car in Wollaston, police said.

Governor declares state of emergency, effective immediately

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:17
In preparation for the approaching blizzard, Gov. Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency, effective immediately, and issued a statewide travel ban effective at midnight.

'Crippling and potentially historic' blizzard headed for Massachusetts

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 01:23
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Monday evening through early Wednesday morning for eastern Massachusetts, with the potential for more than 30 inches of snow and major coastal flooding.The storm is expected to bring strong winds and blowing and drifting snow. The snow at times will fall at a rate of 2 to 4 inches an hour. Visibility may be reduced to zero in whiteout conditions that will make driving dangerous or impossible.  [...]

Quincy parking restrictions begin at noon Monday

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:59
QUINCY -- The city has declared a snow emergency effective at noon Monday in advance of a blizzard expected to hit Monday evening.The city asks residents to voluntarily follow neighborhood parking rules beginning overnight on Sunday.Parking will br prohibited on designated emergency arteries until further notice. Residents may park on the even-numbered side of non-emergency neighborhood [...]