Saturday, October 19, 2013

In the News: Emily Wood, math meet, plea for leniency

Franklin native to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’

Answer: This local woman will appear on “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Question: Who is Waltham’s Emily Wood?

Local students to compete in math meet

Hundreds of high school students will gather at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for a competition Tuesday, but they won’t kick balls or swing bats.

Prosecutors urged a judge Friday to sentence a Massachusetts chemist to up to seven years in prison if she pleads guilty in a drug-testing lab scandal that jeopardized thousands of criminal convictions and cost the state millions. Annie Dookhan, 35, of Franklin, faces a long list of criminal charges, including tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice and perjury for alleging faking test results at a now-closed state lab.

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