Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville to be melted down for new art

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that drew violent protests to Charlottesville, Virginia, will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by an African American heritage center. The city council decided how to dispose of the now-removed statue at the center of the Unite the… Continue reading Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville to be melted down for new art

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Vikings activate Patrick Peterson off COVID list, Anthony Barr vows to play Thursday

After playing without five top defensive starters last Sunday at Detroit, the Vikings could have three of them back for Thursday’s game against Pittsburgh. The Vikings activated veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson off the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday, and he is expected to play against the Steelers at U.S. Bank Stadium after sitting out the stunning… Continue reading Vikings activate Patrick Peterson off COVID list, Anthony Barr vows to play Thursday

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Arden Hills looks to fill council seat after death of Dave McClung

Following last week’s death of Arden Hills City Council Member Dave McClung, the city is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the vacant city council seat until the end of next year. McClung died Dec. 1 after a yearlong cancer fight that had him attending meetings remotely. McClung, who had been on the… Continue reading Arden Hills looks to fill council seat after death of Dave McClung

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California parents who died hiking were trying to save child: report

(NewsNation Now) — A new report found two California parents likely died trying to save their infant from extreme heat as the family was hiking in the Sierra National Forest. The family was discovered dead after they disappeared on the hike in August. Some speculated a toxic algae bloom may have killed them, but this… Continue reading California parents who died hiking were trying to save child: report

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Man facing charges after allegedly opening fire on group of people at Encore Boston Harbor

A man is facing charges after authorities say he opened fire on a group of men in a parking garage at Encore Boston Harbor in Everett last week. Steven Gonzalez, 33, of Peabody was arrested at an apartment in Salem on Tuesday morning after a US Marshals Task Force developed information on his whereabouts, according… Continue reading Man facing charges after allegedly opening fire on group of people at Encore Boston Harbor

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Alleged drunk driver held without bail in connection with fatal car crash in Bridgewater

A Stoughton man was ordered held without bail Monday in connection with a fatal car crash. Emmanuel Desrosiers, 47, was arraigned in Brockton District Court on a number of charges, including repeat drink driving offenses and motor vehicle homicide, according to a release issued by Bridgewater police. First responders were called to the intersection of… Continue reading Alleged drunk driver held without bail in connection with fatal car crash in Bridgewater

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Authorities offer $10K reward for info that leads to arrest of ‘armed, dangerous’ man wanted in Mass. drug trafficking operation

FBI Boston and Lowell police are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of an “armed and dangerous” member of of at least two gangs that are based in the Merrimack Valley, including the One Family Clique and the Bloods, authorities announced Tuesday. Darasy S. Chhim, 36, who is also known… Continue reading Authorities offer $10K reward for info that leads to arrest of ‘armed, dangerous’ man wanted in Mass. drug trafficking operation

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McConnell cuts deal with Democrats on new plan to avoid default

(CNN) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have reached an agreement to create a one-time process that would let Democrats raise the debt ceiling on their votes alone, a deal that underscores the lengths the GOP leader will go to avoid a damaging default without Republican support to increase the national borrowing limit.… Continue reading McConnell cuts deal with Democrats on new plan to avoid default

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Investigation underway after possible human remains found near Wakefield High School

An investigation is underway after possible human remains were found near Wakefield Memorial High School on Tuesday morning, officials said. A survey crew working on Farm Street discovered skeletal remains in a wooded wetlands area between the high school’s tennis courts and Rivers Lane around 11 a.m., according to Wakefield Police Chief Steven A. Skory.… Continue reading Investigation underway after possible human remains found near Wakefield High School

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