Kaitlin McKinley Becker

  • Kaitlin McKinley Becker Feb 25

    Missing Cat Reunited With His Owner on Cape Cod

    Tigger the tabby cat is back in the hands of his cat mom after being gone for 7 full years. “It was disbelief…even a couple of days later it was still disbelief that this cat was found and back home,” said Rebecca Collins West of Dennis. She got the call from the MSPCA on the Cape last week.

  • Halloween Nov 4, 2019

    Halloween's Over, Now What to Do With All Your Kids' Candy

    With trick or treating over, all that candy is in your house. So now what? You can hide it from the kids, or maybe eat it yourself, but there are concerns about the amount of candy kids are consuming. “I am a really big candy fan,” says Heather Flannery. “We eat a lot of candy at our house.” The National...

  • Air Force Nov 2, 2019

    Remains of Soldier Killed in World War II Return Home to Massachusetts

    The remains of a World War II lieutenant are finally back home in Massachusetts after going unidentified for 76 years. First Lt. Joseph Finneran was a U.S. Army Air Force Soldier assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), known as the Pyramidiers, during World War II. He was killed while participating in a very low bombing mission...

  • Facebook Oct 16, 2019

    NH Church Shooting Suspect's Violent Criminal History, Gang Ties

    The man accused of shooting two people at a New Hampshire church over the weekend has a lengthy criminal history in Massachusetts, including ties to a notorious street gang and stints in prison for stabbing a man in Boston and assaulting a woman on the South Shore, government records show. The suspect, Dale Holloway, was accused of beating his estranged...

  • head Sep 15, 2019

    ‘I Almost Died': David Ortiz Opens Up in First Interview Since Being Shot

    Three months after he was shot in his native Dominican Republic, Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz says his life is forever changed. In his first interview with an English language publication, Ortiz tells the Boston Globe that he almost died. “People need to understand, this isn’t a movie where you get shot in the street and you’re back two...

  • driver Sep 10, 2019

    Tesla Driver Appears Asleep Behind Wheel on Massachusetts Turnpike: Video

    A man driving on the Massachusetts Turnpike noticed a driver apparently asleep behind the wheel Sunday. Dakota Randall says he noticed a Tesla with its driver and passenger both asleep around 3 p.m. near Exit 17 in Newton.

  • President Aug 11, 2019

    New Hampshire Governor Vetoes 3 Gun Control Bills

    Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun control bills Friday, saying New Hampshire is one of the safest states in the nation that has a long and proud “tradition of responsible firearm stewardship.” The bills passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature included background checks for commercial firearms sales, imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm, and...

  • New York Jun 19, 2019

    Man Dies After Shark Attack in Mass.; First for State in 80 Years

    A man boogie boarding off a Cape Cod beach was attacked by a shark on Saturday and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. Arthur Medici, 26, of Revere, succumbed to his injuries following the attack in the waters off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet just after noon, Wellfleet Police...

  • Florida Feb 26, 2019

    Second Boston-Based Billionaire Facing Criminal Charge in Florida Prostitution Ring

    A second Boston-based billionaire is facing a criminal charge after a multi-agency investigation into human trafficking at massage parlors in Florida. John W. Childs, the 77-year-old Massachusetts billionaire who founded a Waltham-based private equity firm, is facing a charge of solicitation of prostitution after a wide-ranging investigation across several counties, Vero Beach police said. Childs’ firm, J.W. Childs Associates, is...

  • social media Jan 22, 2019

    ‘I'm the Hero': Man Gets Maine's Giant Ice Disk Spinning Again

    Maine’s giant spinning ice disk is moving again thanks to one man’s efforts. The formation in the Presumpscot River in Greater Portland stopped rotating Wednesday, two days after a video of its mesmerizing movement was widely shared on social media. The roughly 100-yard (91-meter) wide disk became lodged against the river’s edge, preventing it from moving. Andrew Sims says he...

  • Los Angeles Jan 14, 2019

    Patriots Hold Moment of Silence for Daughter of Chargers' Brandon Mebane

    The daughter of Chargers defensive lineman Brandon Mebane was remembered before Los Angeles’ playoff game against the New England Patriots. The Patriots asked fans to stand and observe a moment of silence for Makenna Mebane, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 7 weeks. She was born with a rare genetic condition known as Trisomy 13 that causes...

  • Florida Dec 23, 2018

    Parkland Shooting Survivor, Prominent Gun Control Advocate David Hogg to Attend Harvard University

    A high school student who survived a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida has been accepted to Harvard University. David Hogg, who decided to take a year off before starting college, in part he said at the time because he wanted to be around to look out for his little sister, posted on Twitter Saturday saying, “Thank you all for the...

  • Massachusetts Nov 26, 2018

    Junior ROTC Members Save Residents From Worcester Apartment Fire

    A fire at a Worcester, Massachusetts apartment left 13 people spending the Thanksgiving holiday at a hotel, but it could have been much worse if it wasn’t for a group of high schoolers on their way home. Four junior ROTC members were driving home from their high school when they saw smoke at a Hamilton Street apartment building. “When we...

  • Massachusetts Nov 18, 2018

    2 People Dead After Being Struck by Scenic Train in Wareham

    Two people have been struck and killed by a scenic train in Wareham, Massachusetts, the Plymouth County district attorney says. The accident happened around 7:29 p.m. Saturday in the area of 72 Minot Avenue. The two victims, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead on scene. The train involved is a Polar Express themed train ride that begins and...

  • coach Nov 4, 2018

    Alex Cora, Red Sox Take World Series Trophy to Puerto Rico

    Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora took the 2018 World Series trophy to Puerto Rico on Saturday to celebrate the team’s championship in his hometown of Caguas, an area hit hard by Hurricane Maria. “It was cool…I knew it was gonna be a special day. It’s a different vibe, not to take away from where we play and the celebration...

  • BOSTON Oct 29, 2018

    Dozens of College Students Displaced by Massive Boston Fire

    Dozens of Boston-area college students are without a home after a massive fire Saturday. Up to 70 students were displaced by the fire that ripped through a 5-story building in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Officials responded to 104 Hemenway Street, which is home to Northeastern University and Berklee College of Music students, just after 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

  • Florida Oct 19, 2018

    Massachusetts Boy Missing for 2 Years Found in Florida

    A Massachusetts boy missing for two years has been found in Florida. Authorities say Matthew Hale was 3 years old when he was abducted by his biological mother in September 2016 after his biological father was granted full custody by courts in Massachusetts. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently received an anonymous tip that Christina and Matthew...

  • United States Oct 11, 2018

    12-Pound Lunar Meteorite Up for Auction by Boston-Based RR Auction

    Anyone who can’t make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth. A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000 or more during online bidding that runs from Thursday until...

  • Massachusetts Sep 16, 2018

    Married Couple From New York Killed in Plane Crash in Woburn, Massachusetts

    A couple from New York was killed following a small plane crash in Woburn, Massachusetts. The plane crashed into the woods behind a house on Minchin Drive around 11 a.m. Saturday. The victims were identified as 65-year-old Dr. Michael Graver and his 52-year-old wife, Jodi Cohen, of Manhasset.

  • Facebook Aug 19, 2018

    Counterprotesters Show Up to Controversial Rally on Boston's City Hall Plaza

    A conservative rally against “far-left violence” was organized in downtown Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters. Boston Free Speech, the group organizing the event, said on its Facebook page that its rally was scheduled for noon at City Hall Plaza. Police said the group is not allowed to go on the Boston Common...

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