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Official: Friendly Persona for Abuser not Unusual

Friends and neighbors were stunned to learn that a maintenance worker who always presented a friendly face had killed his wife and three children before taking his own life.

Judge Orders Evidence Preserved in Skakel Case

A Connecticut judge ordered prosecutors to preserve all evidence as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel awaits a new trial in his murder case.

N.H. Man Arrested on 15 Counts of Child Pornography

Christopher Merchant, 47, was arrested after police allege they found him in possession of images of young males in sexual poses. Man Charged with 15 Counts of Child Pornography

6-Alarm Fire in East Boston Causes $1.2 Million in Damages

Fire crews knocked down a 6-alarm fire at Webster and Sumner Streets in East Boston on Wednesday morning after the blaze caused $1.2 million in damages. (See photos here.) Pictures from the East Boston Fire 9-Alarm Fire Spreads to 3 Cambridge Homes Police: Woman Stole Revere Firefighter’s Wallet from Station During Fire

Revere Tornado Damage May Not Qualify for Federal Aid

Officials are still working to assess all the damage sustained after a rare tornado touched down in Revere on Monday, but the initial figures indicate the city will not qualify for help from the federal government. Two Tornadoes Hit Mass. in Last Two Days Revere Officials Laud Post-Tornado Cleanup Efforts Photos: Tornado Rips Through Revere

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