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Firefighters use Jaws of Life to rescue boy stuck in tree

New Hampshire firefighters freed a child who got stuck in a tree by using a tool commonly known for prying open vehicles to free people trapped inside, officials said.

Concord, N.H.

About 660,000 visitors expected for holiday

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — New Hampshire travel officials said an estimated 660,000 visitors are expected to come to the state over the Columbus Day period, 2.5 percent more than last year.

Gorham, Maine

High school ends school dances because of grinding

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The principal of a Maine high school says the school will not offer any school dances this academic year with the exception of the prom, because administrators believe modern dance culture is too suggestive for them to condone.

Floating sheep artwork hits Fort Point Channel

Hilary Zelson’s floating art display, called “Who Wears Wool,” features two large sheep atop a dock.


Defendant in UMass rape case sentenced

A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to eight years to 12 years in prison for his role in the rape of a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room.

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This vehicle on Charles Street was hit with multiple parking tickets.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Hate parking tickets? Avoid Boston at these times

You are more likely to get a parking ticket in a handful of downtown blocks, especially around lunchtime from Tuesday through Friday.


Kennedy’s book is Step 4 on path to recovery, redemption

Patrick Kennedy has made a searching and fearless moral inventory of himself. We all should be so lucky.

// New commuter rail schedules will target delays, MBTA says

The schedules will be released later this month and go into effect around Nov. 30, the transit agency said.

// Judge dismisses ex-Concord-Carlisle student’s bullying lawsuit

Despite the ruling, the judge found the school’s response to Isabella Hankey’s complaints “ineffective and unreasonable.”

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.