Shooting Kills 1, Wounds 3 Outside Fenway Park

November 26, 2015

Police have tightened security around Boston’s iconic Fenway Park after one person was killed and three others wounded in an early morning shooting. Boston police said the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Thursday near a bar adjacent to the ballpark, which is playing host to a high school football team. The game between Needham and […]

Family of Frank Gifford Announces Doctors Found Signs Of CTE

November 26, 2015

The family of the late pro football Hall of Famer, Frank Gifford, has disclosed that after his death this summer, doctors found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in his brain. Chris Nowinski, co-founder and executive director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to talk about what this announcement from the Gifford family might mean.

Boston On Target For Goals Fighting Homelessness, Walsh Says

November 26, 2015

Doing away with chronic homelessness–beginning with homelessness among veterans–is the ambitious goal of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The mayor joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to speak about these efforts.

Awaiting Whether He’ll Remain Free, Sean Ellis Spends 1st Thanksgiving At Home In 22 Years

November 26, 2015
Sean Ellis has served more than half of his life in prison for a murder he says he did not commit. Earlier this year, a judge ordered a new trial and Ellis was released on bail. Now he waits as prosecutors appeal that decision. Pictured here, Ellis enters a courtroom for a bail hearing in May. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

After a judge ordered a new trial earlier this year, Sean Ellis was released on bail after spending 22 years in prison for a murder he insists he did not commit.

New York Court Hears Arguments On Daily Fantasy Sports Websites

November 25, 2015
DraftKings employees works at their desks at the company's Boston offices. (Stephan Savoia/AP/File)

A judge said Wednesday he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York’s attorney general to stop the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating in the state.

Talking Turkey About Massachusetts Politicians

November 25, 2015
Right now, it seems nearly everyone in Massachusetts is thankful that Charlie Baker, who's seen here in June, is their governor. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here’s your cheat sheet for your Thanksgiving table polling discussion.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: Nov. 25, 2015

November 25, 2015

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Police Identify Suspect In Death Of Woman Whose Body Was Found Burning In Bridgewater

November 25, 2015

Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz says 43-year-old Fernando Owens faces a murder charge in the Nov. 3 death of Ashley Bortner, originally from Paulsboro, New Jersey.

State Department Official Explains Aspects Of Refugee Resettlement Process

November 25, 2015

Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the State Department’s population, refugees and migration bureau, says “we have the tightest system” for refugee resettlement acceptance into the U.S.

Former Chelsea Officer Admits To Beating A Handcuffed Detainee

November 25, 2015

Felix Rivera Jr., of Lynn, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor counts of assault and battery and filing a false report as a public employee. He was sentenced to two years of probation.

How One Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agency’s Work Has Changed After Paris Attacks

November 25, 2015
In Worcester, Ascentria Care Alliance offers new arrivals to the state guidance on how to navigate resources around their new home. The agency's workers are now also educating others about the process of refugee resettlement in the wake of the Paris attacks. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Ascentria Care Alliance in Worcester — one of the largest refugee resettlement agencies in the state — has taken on the new role of educating communities about the vetting process for refugees, an official said.

Forecast: Great, Sunny Weather For Holiday Travelers Today

November 25, 2015

This afternoon, highs will be typical for the time of year, mostly in the 40s. On Thanksgiving, we trade the clear skies for clouds — but the day will be even warmer.

As Colleges Educate Players On Concussions, Repeated Head Hits Rise As A Concern

November 25, 2015
Wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley, left, takes a hit from defensive back Asante Gibson during a Harvard football practice on Nov. 2. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Harvard is a leader in the prevention and treatment of concussions among football players. But there’s new focus on sub-concussive hits as well.

Millsap, Teague Pace Hawks To 121-97 Win Over Boston

November 25, 2015

Celtics coach Brad Stevens wasn’t surprised at how poorly his team performed. “We had this coming,” he said.

Following Rider Complaints, MBTA Delays New Commuter Rail Schedules

November 24, 2015
Originally set to go into effect Dec. 14, the agency will now release new proposed schedule changes in December, along with plans for "extensive public engagement." (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Originally set to go into effect Dec. 14, the agency will now release new proposed schedule changes in December, along with plans for “extensive public engagement.”

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