Police: Man fatally shot motorcyclist then woman at home
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man was charged Friday with fatally shooting a motorcyclist riding on a city highway and then just hours later killing a woman in a home.
Lance Holloman, 30, was charged with two counts of murder as well as other offenses in connection with the fatal shootings Sunday that left a third victim injured.
Police said Holloman shot Scott Stevens Jr., 32, of Taunton, and his 54-year-old father as they rode motorcycles on Interstate 93 around 5 p.m. Sunday. Stevens died at the hospital Tuesday. His father, whom police did not identify, is expected to survive.
The body of Michaela Gingras, 24, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was found shot to death in Holloman's home in Boston around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Holloman was apprehended early Monday morning by police in Franklin, about 25 miles southwest of Boston, on three outstanding warrants following a car crash. One warrant charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm for allegedly telling another person to throw a loaded handgun from a vehicle while fleeing a traffic stop.
Holloman was being held on $150,000 bail on those warrants. It could not immediately be determined if he had a lawyer.
Motives for the shootings have not been disclosed.
Police previously said Holloman did not know the motorcyclists, and it was unclear if the shooting was a case of road rage.
Police did not disclose the relationship between Holloman and Gingras.
Professor files discrimination suit against school
WENHAM (AP) — A professor at a Christian college in Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit alleging she was denied a promotion for speaking out against the school's LGBTQ polices.
Gordon College associate professor Margaret DeWeeseBoyd filed a discrimination complaint in Essex Superior Court on Wednesday. DeWeese-Boyd is seeking damages and an injunction ordering the college to end discrimination and retaliation.
She alleges college President Michael Lindsay and Provost Janel Curry discriminated against her because she opposed the school's policy against "homosexual practice." DeWeese-Boyd also says she has faced harsher penalties compared to male colleagues who have vocally opposed the school.
College student facing drug charges after traffic stop
NORTON (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested a college student they say had more than five pounds of marijuana and several other drugs in his vehicle.
Norton police say an officer noticed a vehicle behind him at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday that was following too closely with its high beams on.
The officer stopped the vehicle and noticed the driver spraying aerosol and reaching for an open duffel bag. A search yielded the marijuana as well as what police say is cocaine, ecstasy and hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Police arrested 20-year-old Jedediah Daniel, of Shohola, Pennsylvania, a student at nearby Wheaton College.
Man gets probation in killing of baby swans
WRENTHAM (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 18 months of probation for killing three baby swans.
Eric Davis, 38, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty this week to two counts of animal cruelty. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a third count.
Davis also pleaded guilty to an assault charge related to a confrontation with a 72year-old man who lived on Mirror Lake in Norfolk after the killings.
Prosecutors say Davis and another man had been drinking when they took a fishing boat on the lake in July 2014 and killed the swans. The other man was acquitted.