In the Region


Boston: Bulger again treated for irregular heartbeat

Reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was taken to a hospital last week for an irregular heartbeat, the latest of at least three trips to the hospital since the 83-year-old was captured in 2011 after nearly 17 years on the run.

Richard Sunday, a friend of Bulger's, said he received a letter from Bulger this week saying he was taken to a hospital Feb. 12 for atrial fibrillation.

After being examined, Bulger was returned to the Plymouth Country Correctional Facility, where he is awaiting a June trial. Bulger, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, is charged with participating in 19 murders.

Brockton: Boy, 10, calls 911 over bedtime dispute

Police say a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn't want to go to bed.

Brockton police say the boy made the emergency call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed.

There was no emergency.

The Enterprise reports that according to the police log, an officer went to the boy's home and explained to him when it's appropriate -- and when it's not -- to call 911.

No one was charged.

White Plains, N.Y.: Threats target officials, all Obama supporters

A man from the New York City suburbs made death threats on Facebook against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, several members of Congress and all supporters of President Barack Obama, police said Thursday.

When investigators searched the man's home, they found two rifles, bayonets, ammunition, body armor, a sword and a knuckle knife, said Clarkstown police Sgt. Glenn Cummings. The weapons were illegal because the suspect was a convicted felon, Cummings said.

Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, of Nanuet, was arraigned Thursday on charges of making terroristic threats, illegally possessing weapons and harassment.

-- Associated Press


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