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Report: Fugitive Afghan Officers Fear Death At Home

October 1, 2014

The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home.

New Memorial Arises At Jack Kerouac’s Gravesite

October 1, 2014

The 3,000-pound granite monument in Lowell’s Edson Cemetery sits near the Beat generation writer’s nondescript grave marker flush with the ground, which has become one of the city’s most visited attractions.

Forecast: Steady Rain To Sweep Area

October 1, 2014

Some spots could see up to an inch of rain, which is a much needed shot in the arm for those areas suffering from the past weeks’ drought-like conditions.

WBUR Poll: Baker-Coakley ‘Essentially A Tossup’

October 1, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

The new WBUR weekly tracking survey shows Democrat Martha Coakley leading Republican Charlie Baker by a slim 3-point margin, 44-41.

Clutterbuck Leads Islanders To 5-3 Win Over Bruins

October 1, 2014
Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) slides on the ice after colliding with New York Islanders defenseman T.J. Brennan (4) during the second period of a preseason hockey game in Boston. The Islanders won 5-3. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Cal Clutterbuck scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:19 left in the third period, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-3 preseason win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Allston Is Getting A New MBTA Commuter Rail Station

September 30, 2014
A new commuter rail train was parked in the Beacon Park Rail Yard in Allston. Governor Patrick announced on September 30, 2014 that a new MBTA commuter rail station will be built in the area. (Zeninjor Enwemeka/WBUR)

The new station, which will be located at the rail yard site near he Mass Pike on-ramp at Cambridge Street in Allston, is part of a larger transportation improvement project for the area.

Virus Probed In Polio-Like Cases In Mass.

September 30, 2014

Boston Children’s Hospital says it is treating four patients for muscle weakness or paralysis similar to nine cases reported in Colorado, and they are investigating if the symptoms are related to enterovirus 68.

Rep. Lynch: Low Confidence In Secret Service

September 30, 2014

Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says he has very low confidence in Secret Service Director Julia Pierson’s ability to protect the White House.

Judge Hears Hernandez Bid To Suppress Evidence

September 30, 2014

A judge is hearing arguments on a bid by lawyers for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to have additional evidence in a murder case against him thrown out.

3-Alarm Blaze Damages Old Quincy City Hall

September 30, 2014

Authorities say a three-alarm fire inside Quincy’s old City Hall may have been started by thieves after copper piping.

Mass. Pilot To Be Buried In Colorado

September 30, 2014

A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.

With 100 Days Left, Patrick Transition Effort Underway

September 30, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick has a two-person transition team working to smooth the way for his successor.

Baker Takes Issue With Lively In First TV Debate

September 30, 2014

Recent polls show Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker running pretty much neck and neck in the race for Massachusetts governor. But it wasn’t Coakley with whom Baker took issue during an hour-long forum Monday night.

Forecast: Transition To Fall Continues

September 30, 2014

From warm and dry to cool and damp, our weather is making a sharp turn. Today will be cool and raw with highs in the lower to middle 60s.

Candidates For Governor Meet In First TV Debate

September 30, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley shake hands after a candidates forum on Sept. 24 in Boston. The two candidates, and the three independents, met in a debate Monday night in Springfield. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker worked to draw sharper distinctions between their candidacies.

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