Massachusetts’ Ban on Assault Weapons Will Remain
Gun rights groups challenged the 20-year-old state law which prohibits assault weapons like the AR-15. The lawsuit has been dismissed, with the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals affirming a judge’s prior ruling to uphold the ban on the semi-automatic weapon. [The Hill]

Cheaper Trips for Back Bay Logan Express Starting May 1
In addition to reduced fees for Logan Express riders on the Back Bay bus, passengers will soon get priority in security lines. Rides to Logan will be reduced from $7.50 to $3.00, and rides from Logan to Back Bay will be free. []

Man to Serve Jail Time for Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation
Peter Molle Jr., 36, of Holland, MA, has been sentenced to nine months in prison for drug charges brought by the federal government, to which he pleaded guilty. Though Massachusetts has legalized recreational marijuana, growers and sellers are required to seek licensure through the Cannabis Control Commission. [Boston Globe]

Woman Accused of Sharing Intel with Criminals in the Past Has Been Promoted to Probation Officer
Ashley Losapio was investigated in the past for supposedly sharing information with criminals when she worked as an associate probation officer in Worcester. She now works in Hampden County and was promoted to full probation officer at the beginning of the month. [MassLive]

Tweet Analysis Suggests Boston Is a Low Stress City
Boston ranked 17th according to a study of tweet sentiment by healthcare tech company Babylon Health. But maybe we’re just too stressed out to tweet. [Patch]

New Hampshire Man Married Four Women in Different States
Michael Middleton of New Hampshire has been charged with bigamy after marrying four different women in Georgia, Alabama, New Hampshire, and Kentucky between 2006 and 2013. The women had no knowledge of one another. Middleton will avoid jail time if he can demonstrate good behavior for the next five years. [WMUR]

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