BOSTON (AP) - Law enforcement officials say a Chechen immigrant was shot to death in Florida while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife. Two officials confirmed that 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter Ibragim Todashev came at the agent today.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray plans to resign June 2nd after being named to head a private business group. The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce voted today to appoint Murray as its president and CEO. Murray tells the AP his departure has nothing to do with an ongoing investigation into whether his campaign committee improperly accepted contributions raised by former Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael McLaughlin.
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has begun debating hundreds of proposed amendments to its $34 billion state budget proposal. Senators began today making their way through 725 proposed changes to the spending plan outlined by the Senate Ways and Means Committee last week.
BOSTON (AP) - The state Senate has adopted a proposal allowing Massachusetts to recoup public benefits given to anyone later convicted of using of a weapon of mass destruction. Gloucester Republican state Senator Bruce Tarr offered the proposal as an amendment to the Senate version of the state budget. The money would benefit any victims of the attack.
BOSTON (AP) - A Worcester state representative is resigning. Rep. John Fresolo issued a statement that was read on the House floor Wednesday saying he could no longer effectively serve his district. Fresolo told The Telegram & Gazette today the resignation was part of a negotiated settlement with the House Ethics Committee.
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