Sheriff's deputy charged with sexually abusing 17-year-old

Authorities say a New Jersey sheriff's deputy had sex with a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl and posted the video online
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Son charged in mother's death says he acted in self-defense

Authorities say a man charged in the death of his mother in her eastern Pennsylvania home says he acted in self-defense
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Congressman to refuse corporate donations

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern says during town hall held in Massachusetts that he will no longer accept corporate donations
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Immigrant activist returns to Mexico after overstaying visa

A Massachusetts immigrant rights activist detained after he was found to have overstayed his visa has voluntarily agreed to leave the country
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Smith College unveils changes to campus policing, policies

Smith College says it has installed several new policies meant to reduce the likelihood of "bias-related incidents" on the school's campus
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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Editorials from around Pennsylvania
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Legislator announces US Senate bid; Goodwin re-elected chair

A North Carolina Democratic legislator is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican incumbent Thom Tillis
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State: Nearly $24M in legal pot sales in first 2 months

The Cannabis Control Commission says pot shops in Massachusetts have racked up nearly $24 million in sales since the first ones opened two months ago
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Massachusetts operator sold to Georgia-based cannabis firm

The owner of one of the first recreational marijuana stores to open on the U.S. East Coast says it has agreed to be sold
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Smoking materials blamed for fatal Massachusetts fire

Smoking materials are being blamed for a fatal fire at a Massachusetts home
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DA: 2 found dead in city apartment

Two people have been found dead in a home in Massachusetts
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Prosecutors: Plea deal would spare murder suspect's life

A man charged in the death of a Verizon store employee that allegedly was linked to armed robberies of cellphone stores has reached a plea deal that could spare
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Massachusetts jail getting $4 million in renovations

The Hampshire County jail is getting a more than $4 million makeover to update rundown inmate housing
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Officials probe possible second Lehigh U. poisoning case

Officials: Ex-Lehigh University student charged with poisoning roommate posted $200,000 cash bail, hoped to be deported to China to avoid prosecution
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Legal pot, gas explosions, shark attacks topped news in 2018

Legal marijuana, devastating gas explosions and a deadly shark attack dominated the headlines in Massachusetts in 2018
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Look for state's legal pot rollout to gather steam in 2019

It took more than two years and several delays for Massachusetts to get from a successful 2016 referendum to the first legal recreational marijuana sales in the
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University student accused of poisoning roommate

A former Lehigh University student has been accused of poisoning his roommate
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Connecticut approves 9 more medical marijuana dispensaries

Connecticut has approved 9 more medical marijuana dispensaries, doubling the number of facilities in the state
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Third retail pot shop set to open in Salem, Massachusetts

A third retail marijuana shop is set to open in Massachusetts.
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Suspect pleads guilty to shooting man, burning body

A Massachusetts man charged with fatally shooting another man and then participating in a conspiracy with seven others to cover up the killing and burn the vict
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Suspect in shooting, burning scheduled to appear in court

A Massachusetts man suspected of killing another man and then participating in a conspiracy to cover up the shooting and burn the victim's body is heading to co
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Pot shops report sales above $2.2M in 1st week of operation

The first commercial pot shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products during their first five days of operations
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Pot shops report sales above $2.2M in 1st week of operation

The first commercial pot shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products during their first five days of operations
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Pot shops report sales above $2.2M in 1st week of operation

The first commercial pot shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products during their first five days of operations
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