TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A kindhearted message on the tailgate of his pickup truck has made Cody Barlow, self-described straight county boy from Oklahoma, an unexpected poster boy for LGBTQ advocates.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – It wasn’t quite a classic children’s story, but first responders from the local fire department nonetheless achieved beloved status recently for rescuing a high and dry brood of ducks in this northern New York community.
The Trump administration intends to slap a 5 percent tariff on every medium-sized car, avocado and other Mexican import beginning June 10, affecting nearly $1 billion worth of goods that crosses the border into the U.S. each day on average.
MANKATO, Minn. – James Michael McConnell and Pat Lynn McConnell will celebrate 48 years of marriage this summer as the proud first same-sex couple in the U.S. to be issued a marriage license.
Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has reported paying $17.5 million to 106 child abuse victims who filed claims under a voluntary compensation program.
It is tempting for normal people to ignore our president when he starts ranting about treason and corruption at the FBI. I understand the temptation. I'm the object of many of his rants, and even I try to ignore him.
Congratulations! You have saved for your child's education using a state 529 plan and built up a decent nest egg to send him or her off to school or college with minimal financial worries. Once a choice of school is made, you can apply the 529 funds toward the educational costs — but beware of these mistakes that parents make when first withdrawing from 529 plans.
Assuming the Process is Automatic – People are so used to the automated aspects of financial services that they expect 529 accounts to work in the same way. In the case of a 529 plan, you must request that the funds be withdrawn and direct them accordingly. Check with your 529 plan to verify the options. Typically, you can direct the funds to the school, beneficiary (student), or to the owner (parents). In all cases, you must initiate the withdrawal.
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KASOTA, Minn. – It wasn’t just another high school commencement for Frank and Connie Weber. The last of their 16 children received her diploma, ending a remarkable era of sibling graduations for the Weber family.
DELPHI, Ind. – A second day of desperate searching for a small boy playing in a park and carried away by a rain-swollen creek in this small northwest Indiana town turned up no sign of the youth, authorities said Friday.
NORMAN, Okla. — If there’s a severe weather watch issued anywhere in contiguous United States, it originates in Norman, Oklahoma.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Aspirations that the new conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the decision legalizing abortion nationwide have energized Alabama Republicans to consider a clear-cut case.
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – A city police officer assigned to a Tennessee elementary school was credited Tuesday with uncovering an apparent plot by at least two sixth graders to carry out a school shooting and their suicides.
BOSTON -- Nearly every elected official in Massachusetts, from the governor to members of town boards, recite the phase "so help me, God" when taking the oath of office.
The checkout line at the supermarket is a surprising mix of dark secrets and brain candy. Every time I need milk and eggs, I feel like Odysseus caught between Scylla and Charybdis: to the right of me, the dreaded chocolate bars, a whirlpool of cocoa and sugar that sucks me down, and to the left of me the six-headed monster of the tabloid newspapers.
DELPHI, Ind. – Authorities Monday released a faintly fuzzy, 3-second video of a double murder suspect taken by one of the two schoolgirl victims before her death more than two years ago near this small Indiana town.
When 12 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School 20 years ago, it not only became what at the time was the worst high school shooting in U.S. history. It also marked when American society was first handed a script for a new form of violence in schools.
BOSTON – Popular legislation to ban tackle football in Massachusetts for kids through seventh grade has stirred vigorous opposition from youth league players, coaches and parents.
MALONE, N.Y. -- A county jury has found an older male student not guilty of raping a female student on the campus of Paul Smith’s College in northern New York two years ago.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Compelling coverage of a natural gas disaster that affected thousands of people in Massachusetts, the waste of tax dollars by antiquated townships in Indiana, and the dismissal of an admired college coach for misconduct in a small Iowa town highlighted distinguished journalism in the annual Best of CNHI contest for work in 2018.
Many Americans are outraged by the college admissions scandal revealed by the FBI Tuesday. The scandal involves celebrities and wealthy investors who allegedly bought their children’s way onto college sports teams and cheated to improve their children’s SAT and ACT scores.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for president hit a minor, but surprising, setback in her home state of Massachusetts Sunday.
EDMOND, Okla. – Charles Lamb, elected three times as beloved mayor of this bustling Oklahoma City suburb, stands a good chance of winning again in the April 2 general election.
EDMOND, Okla. – A high school hallway encounter between a student wearing a MAGA cap and a student who flipped it off his head and ripped a “Trump” banner from his hands is under police investigation.
The sex sting that authorities say snared Robert Kraft on surveillance video had its origin last summer on a tip to check out the Orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter, Florida, for possible illicit sexual activity, a police probable cause affidavit reports.
BEVERLY, Mass. — Enormous amounts of addictive narcotics are stolen from U.S. hospitals every year and no federal agency is tracking the problem with a national data base, a special report by the Salem News in Massachusetts has disclosed.
LE CENTER, Minn. – A Japanese samurai sword received for payment of construction work by a local contractor has turned out to be more than 400 years old and considered special in its home land.
CULLMAN COUNTY, ALA. — One of the five employees of the Henry Pratt Co. plant in Aurora, Illinois, killed Friday by a co-worker grew up in Holly Pond, Alabama. He was identified as plant manager Josh Pinkard, 37.
RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. -- For the last four years, Bailey Brazzel has gone to Carver Tax Service in this tiny Indiana town to have her taxes done by Nancy Fivecoate, who runs the business.
ST. PETER, Minn. — A female security guard at the state sex offender treatment center here has been charged with sexually assaulting a male patient committed as a sexually dangerous person.
METHUEN, Mass. – A 12-year-old boy student has been arrested and charged for making an online threat to “shoot up” a local grade school and target an undisclosed employee, Methuen Police reported Monday.
SALEM, Mass. – The Democratic congressman who led a failed attempt to topple Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House says he may join the increasingly crammed crowd of candidates seeking his party’s presidential nomination.
IRONTON, Ohio – Police in this Ohio River town report a 2-year-old boy died from an apparent drug overdose and that they have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the case.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Democrats stood firmly in support of the state's new, broader abortion law Wednesday in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism that it is an assault on the right to life.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Democrats stood firmly in support of the state's new, broader abortion law Wednesday despite President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism of it as an immoral assault on the right to life.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Paul Barr, who says he was molested by a Catholic priest 38 years ago, finally felt exonerated this week when New York lawmakers strengthened the state’s Child Victims Act after years of refusing to do so.
ASHLAND, Ky. – Employees of the federal prison here protested the government shutdown Friday, carrying placards and voicing concern that 35 days without pay has left them in a financial crisis.
ISLAMBERG, N. Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has increased state police patrols at this Muslim enclave in upstate New York that authorities say four young men from the Rochester area had targeted for an armed attack.
GREECE, N.Y. – An offhand remark by one student to another about a cell phone photo of an individual resembling the next school shooter led police in this Rochester suburb to uncover a plot to attack a Muslim enclave in a wooded area 200 miles away.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Early weather forecasts for the AFC Championship between the Patriots and Chiefs called for temperatures in the single-digits — a hard freeze conjuring comparisons to the 1967 “Ice Bowl” between Dallas and Green Bay.
President Donald Trump met several times with Russian President Vladimir Putin while no other American was privy to the communication except for a State Department interpreter.
Live Oak, Fla. — A state inquiry continued Thursday without new details into the deaths of three children trapped inside a chest freezer while playing outdoors four days ago in this north Florida town.
President Trump evoked the Wounded Knee massacre in a recent tweet reacting to an Instagram video Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on New Year’s Eve, the day after she announced she was forming an exploratory committee for a possible presidential run.
Read more about this year's high school graduates on the North Shore in our special Salute to Seniors section.
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This Week's Circulars
- Illness shortens Crosby's Cabot show
- Support, questions follow restaurant's posting of anti-gay letter
- Abuse reported at Brentwood nursing home
- Suspect sought in Sunday night shooting in Salem
- Beloved Ipswich track, football coach Spellman remembered as loyal and dedicated to his student-athletes
- Plenty to cheer about at Salem High School
- Second cable provider coming to Peabody
- Artist shanties get the boot in Newburyport
- Company files plans for 'Depot Two' project
- Pacifico leaving Salem High after just three months