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Dartmouth College Bans Hard Liquor

January 29, 2015
College president Philip Hanlon teaches a class at Dartmouth. (Courtesy of Eli Burakian via Dartmouth)

The move comes as part of the college’s effort to control binge drinking, and with it other behaviors, such as sexual assault.

Feds Auction 550 Acres Off Massachusetts For Wind Energy

January 29, 2015

The two parcels were among four up for lease Thursday by the Interior Department. The two other parcels didn’t receive bids.

Lawyers Snipe As Jury Selection Resumes In Tsarnaev Trial

January 29, 2015

A federal prosecutor has accused a lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of trying to “encourage” a hung jury.

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Goes On Trial On Murder Charges

January 29, 2015
Aaron Hernandez listens during the first day of testimony in his murder trial Thursday. An image of Odin Lloyd, who Hernandez is charged with killing, is displayed on the monitor at right. (Steven Senne/AP)

With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to the crime.

Massachusetts House Votes To Eliminate Speaker Term Limits

January 29, 2015
House Speaker Robert DeLeo speaks to reporters on July 30, 2010, after legislators approved the licensing of three casinos and two slot parlors in Massachusetts. Gov. Deval Patrick differed on the slots provision, and the legislation subsequently languished. (AP)

The change was pushed by Democratic Speaker Robert DeLeo, who supported term limits when he was first elected to the post in 2009.

Even With Snow Piles, Don’t Forget To Feed The Meter … If You Can

January 29, 2015
Several parking meters were buried in snow along Commonwealth Ave. as Boston continued snow removal efforts following a blizzard on Jan. 27, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston’s parking ban ended Wednesday, but many parking meters around the city are buried under several feet of snow. Are drivers still expected to feed the meters?

Friday Storm Could Mean Another Rough Day For Commuters

January 29, 2015
Andrew Richards clears snow away from rental cars at Enterprise on Commonwealth Ave. He says he’ll be digging out 40 to 50 cars today. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Another storm headed our way Friday could drop 4 to 6 inches of snow on top of the more than 2 feet many of us got earlier this week.

Watch Live: Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial

January 29, 2015
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial hearing Tuesday. (CJ Gunther/Pool/AP)

Watch as the murder trial of the former New England Patriot begins.

Woman Dies In Dorchester Fire

January 29, 2015

The cause of the two-alarm blaze, which caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, remains under investigation.

Super Bowl Ticket Prices Are Triple What They Were Last Year

January 29, 2015
Chicago Bears kicker Jay Feely hands over Super Bowl XLIX tickets to Kyle Porter after winning the #SB49 Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday in Phoenix. (Jeff Lewis/AP)

It’s not too late to get a ticket to Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the Patriots and the Seahawks. But, if you want to go, it’s going to cost you. Ticket prices for the Big Game are skyrocketing, and not everyone’s sure why.

UMass Bars Dorm Guests During Super Bowl

January 29, 2015

University officials say the measures are based on recommendations in a 65-page report released in September on how the school can better handle large-scale gatherings.

Forecast: More Snow Heading Our Way Friday

January 29, 2015
Snowfall predictions for Friday into early Saturday morning. (David Epstein/WBUR)

Boston is right on the line, and it is unclear whether the city will be hit with another large snowstorm likely to start during Friday’s morning commute.

Mass. Coastal Communities Will Take Longer To Recover From Storm

January 29, 2015
Dexter Newcomb begins cleanup at his house in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Residents in areas like Scituate, which was ravaged by Monday’s massive snowstorm, could take weeks or even longer to fix damages.

Patriots’ Wilfork Is A Leader On And Off The Field

January 29, 2015
New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork prior to a team practice in Foxborough, Mass. earlier this month. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Longtime defensive tackle Vince Wilfork speaks about what it feels like to win a Super Bowl, his early days in the NFL, and how his family helps him keep his career in perspective.

Who’s Who In The Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial

January 29, 2015
Key players in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. (AP)

Here is a look at the key people likely to take part in the trial.

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