The director of a Massachusetts funeral home has surrendered his license after a family unknowingly buried a stranger and a second family held a four-hour wake with a stranger in the casket, according to a complaint known to MassLive. A family at an open-casket wake of a loved one in early June quickly realized their late family member was not the person in the casket on display.
A suspect prosecutors failed to convict in a decade-old string of set fires in Provincetown sued the town for damages and has won $80,000. James Kevin Stinson, 58, drunkenly copped to being "the arsonist" to an acquaintance in 2008 after 20 set fires had been plaguing the town for roughly a year, reports The Cape Cod Times.
The killing of two goats in West Brookfield appears not to have been an isolated incident, as North Brookfield police late Wednesday reported their own investigation into a similarly puzzling act of violence. The owner of the third goat, a resident of School Street, did not initially report finding one of his animals dead. Then news of a more disturbing double goat killing only a town away broke Wednesday, prompting the man to immediately report the incident to town police.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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