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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.

Martin’s Return Sparks Timberwolves Over Celtics, 110-98

January 29, 2015
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Thaddeus Young, left, beats Boston Celtics’ Gerald Wallace, right, to the rebound during Wednesday night's game on Jan. 28, 2015, in Minneapolis. (Jim Mone)

Zach LaVine added 17 points and Kevin Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter to help the Timberwolves snap a 10-game losing streak at the Target Center.

Patriots Hold First Practice In Arizona Ahead Of Super Bowl

January 28, 2015

The New England Patriots held their first practice in Arizona Wednesday ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday. And they’re dealing with a little bit of a setback for their star player, quarterback Tom Brady.

4 Things To Know About Space Savers In Boston

January 28, 2015
“Caution,” and “let’s do this” seem to send mixed messages to anyone eyeing this parking space on I St. in South Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

After any major snowstorm, when it comes time to dig out from the snow, there is often another battle taking place on Boston’s streets — the war over parking spaces.

DeLeo To Seek End To Speaker’s Term Limit

January 28, 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)

House Speaker Robert DeLeo was a driving force behind the creation of the term-limit rule in 2009 following the abrupt departure of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi, who was later indicted and convicted on federal corruption charges.

Photos: Residents And Workers Dig Out, Clean Up After Blizzard

January 28, 2015
Paul Rugg digs out of his sea-sprayed house on Foster Street in the Brandt Rock area of Marshfield. He had to climb out the window in order to open the front door. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The day after a major snowstorm hit Massachusetts, residents are shoveling out and, in coastal areas, taking stock of the damage.

The Hunt Is Over: Here’s Who Shoveled The Boston Marathon Finish Line

January 28, 2015
Chris Laudani shovels the Boston Marathon finish line during a major snow storm in Boston. Laudani was the focus of a massive internet search to determine who it was that shoveled the finish line. (Adam Reynolds)

The Internet is on a hunt to find #whoshoveledthefinishline.

‘Blizzard Of 2015′ Was Boston’s 6th-Biggest Snowstorm

January 28, 2015
A police vehicle hurries down Commonwealth Avenue, past a bicycle and parking meter almost buried in snow. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Tuesday’s massive snowstorm is officially among Boston’s biggest ever recorded after dumping 24.6 inches of snow on the city, according to the National Weather Service.

Massachusetts High Court Rules That Jurors’ Names Are Public

January 28, 2015

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that juror lists in criminal cases must be made public at the conclusion of trials, unless there is a substantial risk in doing do.

Super Bowl Media Circus Nearly Deflategate-Free

January 28, 2015
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick answers questions during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday. (Matt York/AP)

The New England Patriots may be finally turning the corner on “Deflategate.” On their first full day in Arizona ahead of the Super Bowl there on Sunday, they took part in what’s called “Media Day,” where the focus was no longer on the underinflated footballs.

Forecast: Blizzard Is Over, But Light Snow Friday — And Maybe A Stormy Monday

January 28, 2015
Blizzard snowfall totals across Mass. (National Weather Service)

Worcester saw its largest snowstorm on record with 34.5 inches of snow, and Boston saw its sixth largest on record with 23.3 inches of new snow. Boston has now had about 14 inches more snow than average for the season, and there could be more snow coming Friday and Monday.

Police: 2 Worcester Men Drove Stolen SUV During Blizzard

January 28, 2015

State police say two Worcester men learned the hard way that it’s not a good idea to tool around in a stolen vehicle in the middle of a blizzard when there’s a ban on non-essential travel.

Region Digs Out, Slowly Returns To Normal After Blizzard

January 28, 2015
Paul Rugg digs out of his sea-sprayed house on Foster Street in the Brandt Rock area of Marshfield. He had to climb out the window in order to open the front door. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Life is slowly returning to normal after a blizzard left some areas in eastern Massachusetts with 2 to 3 feet of snow.

Boston’s Parking Ban Lifted; Schools To Remain Closed Thursday

January 28, 2015
Juan Mendoza shovels snow as businesses prepare to open up on Commonwealth Ave. in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Boston’s snow emergency parking ban was lifted at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, but schools in the city will remain closed for a third day on Thursday.

Now An MIT Student, His Snow Day Calculator Is Still Turning Out Predictions

January 28, 2015
The Harvard Medical School’s Jeff Way makes crosses BU Bridge through today’s snow storm en route to his office.  (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Four years ago we interviewed a 16-year-old who had just created an online tool to predict school closings. Where is he now, we wondered. The answer: MIT.

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