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  1. Babysitter indicted in kidnapping, abuse of childRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 |

    A 21-year-old woman accused of kidnapping and abusing a toddler she once cared for was indicted by an Essex County grand jury Thursday. No additional charges were added to those that Abigail Hanna already faced, which included kidnapping, assault and battery by with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a child, and breaking and entering in the nighttime, Essex County spokeswoman Carrie Kimball Monahan said.


  2. Competency of babysitter accused of kidnapping toddler still in questionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 |

    The 21-year-old babysitter accused of kidnapping and assaulting a toddler and abandoning the naked child on the side of the road will remain under hospital evaluation in an attempt to determine whether she's competent to stand trial. Abigail Hanna has been at the Worcester Recovery Center under evaluation since she entered a not guilty plea at a Nov. 23 hearing.


  3. US lobster exports to Europe are down for Christmas seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2015 |

    Less of the record lobster catches that have been a boon for the American fishing industry are making it onto European tables, where they have long been a holiday tradition, from lobster Thermidor in France to Italy's La Vigilia, known in America as the Feast of the Seven Fishes. But a strong U.S. dollar and a less-than-festive economy overseas mean a weak year for American shippers like Mike Tourkistas.


  4. Philip Chism found guilty of murdering math teacher, faces life in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 |

    Jurors didn't believe Philip Chism's claims of hearing commanding voices that told him to rape and murder 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer two years ago in a Danvers High School bathroom. Chism's defense attorneys had presented an insanity defense, describing him as a severely mentally ill 14-year-old who was in the throes of psychosis when he killed Ritzer.


  5. Judge bars testimony on brain scans indicating schizophrenia in Philip ChismRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 |

    Philip Chism's brain is markedly different than his peers, two neuro-psychiatrists testified Thursday as defense witnesses, with volume differences and asymmetry often seen in those with schizophrenia and traumatic brain injury. But jurors in the teenager's murder trial won't find out about any of that, Judge David Lowy ruled, calling the evidence too prejudicial.


  6. The parents of the kidnapped Hamilton girl are thanking those who helped find herRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 |

    The parents of Lyndon Albers, the 2 year-old Hamilton girl who was allegedly kidnapped by a babysitter on Friday, are thanking those involved in the child's rescue. "We are extremely thankful for the incredible efforts to rescue our daughter by the Police and all emergency responders," said the parents in a statement issued by Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's office.


  7. Toddler in Hamilton kidnapping case released from hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 |

    The 2-year-old girl who was abducted from her family's Hamilton home early Friday morning has been released from the hospital, according the Essex District Attorney's office. Albers was taken some time after 3 a.m. Friday and was not found until later that morning on the side of a road in Rowley.


  8. Former babysitter arrested and charged with kidnapping of Hamilton toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 |

    Police have charged a former babysitter with abducting the toddler who went missing from her Hamilton home early Friday morning, Hamilton police said in a statement Saturday . Abigail Hanna, 21, of Topsfield was arrested Saturday morning and has been charged with kidnapping, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a child, and breaking and entering in the nighttime.


  9. Mother of murdered Danvers teacher recalls bright young girl who loved pink, excelled at mathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 |

    Colleen Ritzer was a creature of habit. She rose at the same time every morning, saying good morning to her still-slumbering parents as she headed off to teach math at Danvers High School, the place where she would eventually meet her death.


  10. Teen charged with murdering teacher will be evaluated at state hospital; trial on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 |

    Instead of listening to opening statements in his murder trial next week, Philip Chism will be at a state hospital under evaluation by doctors tasked with determining whether or not he's fit to stand trial. Judge David A. Lowy said he would order a competency evaluation despite objections from the prosecution.


  11. Topsfield Fair giant pumpkin tops scale at 1992.5lbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2015 |

    Giant pumpkin growers from all over New England competed for bragging rights at the Topsfield Fair's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Gary Vincent took home top prize with his 1992.5lbs pumpkin.


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