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Unexpected cattle call on a baseball field in West Bridgewater

Officers encounter large animals on a baseball field in West Bridgewater, a rat on the loose warrants attention of police in Wareham, and other odd tales from local police and fire departments.

Today in History: December 3, gas disaster in Bhopal, India kills thousands

Today is Sunday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2023. There are 28 days left in the year.

Man stabbed in parking lot at Kowloon in Saugus taken to hospital

The stabbing occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the popular Chinese restaurant on Route 1 north, police said.

Mass. State Police announce death of Trooper assigned to Cape & Islands detective unit

Sergeant Gregory Furtado, 41, “spent his career in service to and in protection of, the citizens of our Commonwealth,” State Police said Saturday on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Pittsfield airman identified in fatal Osprey crash in Japan

US Air Force Staff Sergeant Jacob “Jake” M. Galliher, 24, was a married father of two young children.

Union workers seeking labor contract rally outside Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum

More than 150 union workers and their supporters marched in front of Arnold Arboretum on Saturday, rallying for a fair contract for those in charge of the park’s upkeep.

Former New Hampshire camp counselor pleads guilty to sexual abuse of minor

Matthew J. Scavitto, 39, was a camper and later a counselor at Camp Tecumseh in Moultonborough, N.H., from 1994 to 2014.

Globe Santa’s Gifts are Priority Mail

The task of delivering the gifts to children is the final step in a year-long, breathless feat of toy-shopping, donation-raising, letter-reading, logistics-calculating, database-making, label-printing, toy-sorting, box-packing, and pallet-piling