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Two new courts specifically aimed at helping military veterans in legal trouble are opening in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts lawmakers are planning a public hearing on nearly 100 bills related to the state's judicial system.

Two more men have been arrested on hazing charges following last year's death of a University at Albany student who drank an excessive amount of alcohol.

The Times Union reports that Joseph Angilletta and Austin Bacchus surrendered to police Friday.

The men, who are both 20, were each charged with one count of first-degree hazing. They were arraigned in city court and released.

Police arrested five other men on the same charge last week.

The arrests followed what police are calling an initiation for an unsanctioned fraternity.

Police have launched an investigation after a contractor unearthed bones in the backyard of a Schenectady home.

The Times Union says crime scene investigators were at the home Saturday.

Authorities say the contractor was installing a fence at the home on Monday when he found the bones buried about a foot underground.

Schenectady Police say the man took the bones home and showed them to his wife, who is a nurse. When she told him the remains might be human, he returned them to the house.


New York's chief financial regulator has announced he'll soon leave the post.

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A spokesman for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is defending a plan by the closed plant's owners to pay their property taxes with money from the plant's decommissioning fund.

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New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients. The mandate is generally not applied to new drugs or seen in other states with medical marijuana programs.

Gov. Dannel Malloy says he has a plan to further reduce Connecticut's state employee workforce by an additional 500 people.

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A Connecticut judge has postponed a hearing on whether state election regulators can subpoena records from the state Democratic Party in a dispute over whether the party illegally spent money on Governor Dannel Malloy's re-election campaign last year.

Several New England states have been ranked among the best in the country when it comes to energy efficiency.