Local Headlines: September 20, 2019
Terror Suspect Arrested for Scouting Boston Locations.
A 42-year-old man has been arrested by federal agents for taking photos and collecting data on prominent Boston landmarks, allegedly to aid in a possible terror attack. [CBS Boston]
Youth Climate Strike and March Scheduled for Today.
Globally, young folks are demanding political action to combat climate change, partly inspired by the activism of Sweden's Greta Thunberg. In Boston, the group Massachusetts Climate Strike has organized a rally at City Hall Plaza and a march to the State House which is expected to draw around 10,000 people. [WBUR]
Nike Cancels Contract with Antonio Brown Following Allegations of Sexual Assault.
With a lawsuit pending against him for the alleged rape of his trainer, and a second woman coming forward this week saying that he behaved inappropriately while she was working in his home, Nike has chosen to distance themselves from the newly signed wide receiver for the Patriots. [Yahoo]
Vape Sales Drop in Massachusetts; Consumers Worry About the Health Consequences.
Marijuana retailers are reporting reduced sales of vape products following the CDC's report of a connection between lung disease and e-cigarette use, with 7 reported deaths linked to vaping. [Boston Globe]
After Serving Seven Months, Michelle Carter Asks for Early Release.
The Massachusetts woman, now 22, has served 7 months of her 15-month sentence for involuntary manslaughter as a result of text messages she sent her boyfriend in 2014 when she was 17, urging him to kill himself. [NBC]
Funeral Home Director Invites the Public to Funeral for Woman Veteran Without Family.
Aaron Mizen, director of Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home in Methuen, invites the community to honor the life of U.S. Navy veteran Eileen Robichaud, who will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. today at the Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen. She has no family left to attend the service. [AndoverTownsman]
Person Dies in Stabbing on Methadone Mile.
Police arrived on Wednesday night at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Albany Street to find a person suffering from stab wounds. The victim died from their injuries after they were taken to Boston Medical Center. Police have not specified the victim's age, name, or gender. [WCVB]