News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect this morning are asking a judge to toss out some of the charges against him. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal indictment, with Tsarnaev's lawyers claiming many of the charges are redundant.

BOSTON (AP) - Boston authorities plan to charge a man with possession of a hoax device after he was stopped last night near the marathon finish line carrying a rice cooker in a backpack. Kevin "Kayvon" Edson's mother says her son is bipolar. As a precaution, police destroyed Edson's backpack along with a second one found nearby.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - Two people have died in a crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham. State police have not identified the victims but say the accident involved a minivan and a tractor-trailer rig hauling lumber shortly before dawn this morning. The man and woman who died were both in the minivan.

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - An elderly Lynnfield man has been sentenced to up to 10 years behind bars for raping a teenage relative. The (Lynn) Daily Item reports the victim testified in Ronald Disciscio's trial that the case -- involving abuse in 2005 and 2006 -- has torn his family apart.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Holyoke man faces arraignment today on heroin trafficking charges, with police saying he sold the drug out of his car with his 6-year-old son unrestrained in the back seat. Police say a search of Oscar Caballero's car during a traffic stop last night turned up heroin, $860 in cash and drug packaging materials.

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