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Fateful encounters for local police | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 20, 2018
Yesterday’s incident in western Massachusetts is not the first time an officer has been injured in the line of duty. Here is a list of confrontations with officers that turned deadly:June 6, 2012Officer Kevin Ambrose, 55, is shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in Springf...
Drones giving cops a bird’s-eye view | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 20, 2018
Subtitle: Many communities using aircraft for public safetyWhen Massachusetts State Police in New Salem tried yesterday to find a knife-wielding man who stabbed a trooper, they looked to the sky for help.Drones are increasingly a part of the firefighting and crime-fighting arsenals at municipal...
Area firefighters battle slew of blazes | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 20, 2018
Subtitle: Lamborgini ablaze; 2nd burning vehicle closes Tobin BridgeFirefighters across Massachusetts battled several fires yesterday.The most recent was last night, where a Lamborghini caught fire in front of the main Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The cause of the blaze was unknown, ...
Red Sox fans psyched for World Series | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 20, 2018
Subtitle: Predict an easy road to victory vs. National League champsRed Sox fans are amped up for the World Series that begins Tuesday at Fenway Park, confident the team will strike out their opponent whether it is the L.A. Dodgers or the Milwaukee Brewers.The excitement of Thursday’s gam...
Statie slashed after carjacking pursuit | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 20, 2018
Subtitle: Suspect shot after knife attack; both are expected to surviveNEW SALEM — A state trooper was slashed in the forehead by a teen carjacking suspect who jumped out of the Camry he allegedly stole to attack the officer who was in pursuit, police and an eyewitness told the Herald.&ld...
Threat of storms looms for evening commute; humidity on the rise | WCVB
WCVB | October 20, 2018
Breaks of sun could give way to severe weather across the region Tuesday. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for northwestern Worcester County, east central Hampshire County and eastern Franklin County until 1:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service, but was cancelled due to the storm weakenin...
World Series brings big bucks for ticket-sellers | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 20, 2018
Subtitle: Home plate seats soar to $25G, average ticket over $2GDie-hard Red Sox fans hoping to witness a World Series game this October should expect to pay at least $500 to get in the gate, with an average price of more than $2,000.“It’s definitely not affordable. But historically...
Strong storms bring downpours, flooding concerns | WCVB
WCVB | October 20, 2018
Meteorologists are monitoring the potential for storms with heavy downpours and possible thunderstorms Saturday evening. Parts of Bristol and Plymouth counties are under a flood advisory through 6:30 p.m.The storms already brought flooding to parts of Springfield. State police reported cars stranded...
Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state's electorate | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
A November ballot question in Massachusetts is the first-ever statewide referendum on a transgender rights law
2 lost, 1 injured hiker helped on Mount Kearsarge | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
New Hampshire authorities say two participants in Colby Sawyer College's annual "Mountain Day" got lost and a third was injured on Mount Kearsarge
US Coast Guard searching for overdue Massachusetts diver | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard says it's searching for an overdue diver in Massachusetts waters
Warren ancestry highlights how tribes decide membership | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
Clash over Warren's heritage highlights how Native American tribes decide membership
Family of Mass. girl killed 25 years ago holds tip campaign | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
The family of a 10-year-old Massachusetts girl killed 25 years ago has not given up hope of finding her killer
Flash flooding reported as strong storms tear across Cape | WCVB
WCVB | October 20, 2018
Those out and about on Thursday will have to endure one more day of showers and humidity before friendlier weather works its way in overnight. Flash flooding was reported in some areas of the Cape, including Orleans that got about 4.5 inches, as the storms moved through Thursday morning.Eastham Fire...
Mass. incumbents raise far more in campaign cash than challengers | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
Incumbency has its benefits _ chief among them the ability to raise money hand over fist compared to the competition
State trooper stabbed following multi-state police pursuit | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
A Massachusetts state trooper was stabbed following a multi-state police pursuit of a carjacking suspect
Vermont Sen. Leahy decries Saudi 'cover-up' | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy says the Saudi account of the death of a journalist "reeked of a cover-up."
Family, friends remembering Cape Cod shark attack victim | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 20, 2018
A remembrance is being held on the Cape Cod beach where a young man became Massachusetts' first shark attack fatality since 1936
Boston Herald | October 20, 2018
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Boston’s FBI chief to retire in January | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 19, 2018
The head of the FBI’s Boston office is retiring after two decades with the agency.The FBI said yesterday that Harold Shaw, special agent in charge of the Boston Division, will retire in January.Shaw took over as head of the office that oversees Maine, Massachusetts New Hampshire and Rhode Isla...
State trooper, suspect 'seriously injured' in Central Mass | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 19, 2018
A trooper and a suspect have both been wounded, officials said, and have been taken to the hospital with "serious injuries.""Pursuit of suspect in Central Mass. has ended in New Salem where, during apprehension, Trooper and suspect suffered serious injuries," state police spokesm...
Head of state Environmental Police fired | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 19, 2018
The head of the state environmental police – a former driver for Gov. Charlie Baker - has been fired after an investigation found he installed secret cameras to spy on employees and fixed off-road vehicle citations given to a friend and former neighbor.Col. James McGinn “exercised poor j...
State trooper stabbed, suspect shot in Central Mass | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 19, 2018
A state trooper was stabbed "multiple" times today by a teen following a half-hour-long pursuit that came to a head in the Central Mass town of New Salem, officials said.The trooper and the 18-year-old suspect were taken to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester and are expected to surv...
Up to 6 inches of ran fell as Florence remnants hit Mass. | WCVB
WCVB | October 19, 2018
The remnants of Hurricane Florence drenched Massachusetts Tuesday with up to six inches of rain in some places. The heaviest rain spread Tuesday morning from Western Massachusetts into the Boston area. Nearly 5 inches of rain fell in Ashburnham before 10 a.m. While areas on the north of the region w...
3 Lynn residents were arrested for heroin trafficking during a traffic stop, police say | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
The vehicle was initially pulled over for speeding and drifting over marked lanes, police said.
Fox bites 2 women within 12 hours in Scituate | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
"We are asking that residents in this area be aware of their surroundings (and) mindful of children and pets," police said.
Man shot in Roslindale Thursday night | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
The man, reportedly in his 30s, sustained nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
What Joe Kennedy III had to say after visiting a Texas 'tent city' | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
One girl at the facility with family in Boston "was begging to leave with us," Kennedy said.
2 more agree to plead guilty in state police OT scandal | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
Two more people have agreed to plead guilty in the Massachusetts State Police overtime abuse scandal
A local's guide to 'Hocus Pocus,' 25 years later | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
All of the must-visit filming locations for "Hocus Pocus" in Salem and Marblehead.
Showers, thunderstorms develop Wednesday afternoon | WCVB
WCVB | October 19, 2018
After several very hot days, temperatures will be held back a bit Wednesday by showers and thunderstorms developing during the afternoon hours. "By 5 p.m. this afternoon, if you've got plans, don't cancel them, but just know there are going to be some showers or storms around," StormTeam 5 meteorolo...
Here’s what NOAA is saying about this year’s winter weather | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
The Winter Outlook from the agency’s Climate Prediction Center was released on Thursday.
'Maddie’s gone, but that little boy on her back in that photo is the one that we should be doing this for' | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
“Maddie’s gone, but that little boy on her back in that photo is the one that we should be doing this for.”
State trooper stabbed in head, neck during pursuit | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
A Massachusetts State Police trooper sustained stab wounds to the head, neck, shoulders and arm while trying to apprehend an 18-year-old who had earlier fled a traffic stop
1 killed when house on fire collapses in Orange, Mass. | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
A fire has caused a home to collapse in western Massachusetts, and authorities say at least one person has died
A Lamborghini caught fire near the Boston Public Library | Boston.com
Boston.com | October 19, 2018
Firefighters responded to a 911 call for a fully engulfed car fire at the intersection of Boylston and Dartmouth streets.
Boston Herald | October 19, 2018
SCITUATE  — Police in Scituate, Massachusetts, are warning residents to be careful after two women reported being attacked by a fox.The attacks occurred in the same general area within a 12-hour period Thursday.Both victims were treated for bite wounds and are getting rabies shots.One wom...
Boston Herald | October 19, 2018
Subtitle: Charlie Baker pledges $36M for opioid fightThe life-saving drug that can stop an overdose can now be purchased without a prescription in pharmacies across Massachusetts. Gov. Charlie Baker announced yesterday that the state Department of Public Health issued a statewide standing ...
Boston Herald | October 19, 2018
Yohanny Cespedes and her young children have heat now, but they’ve discovered that  living in a hotel  presents other challenges. Cespedes —  one of the Lawrence area’s many gas-blast refugees  —  has been staying at a hotel in Salem, N.H., with ...
Boston Herald | October 19, 2018
Dominga Ozorio lives in an apartment on Market Street in Lawrence where she and her four children have been without gas for heating and cooking for weeks. Speaking in Spanish, Ozorio told the Herald’s Alexi Cohan yesterday that the arrival of cold weather is making life harder, and she has cal...
Boston police officer sues online market where gun used on him was sold | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
BOSTON — A Boston police officer on Thursday sued the online marketplace where the gun used to shoot him was sold, alleging it lacks necessary safeguards to prevent weapons from getting into the wrong hands.The lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence on behalf of 39-year-old ...
Man who sent threats to Trump sons pleads guilty | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
A "profoundly autistic" celebrity chaser pushed his hobby to disturbing depths when he mailed threatening hoax letters to authorities, warning them to ease off of suspected killer Nathan Carman and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal prosecutor revealed yesterday. Dani...
Suit expected in death of Malden man | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
An attorney representing the mother of a 37-year-old Malden man who was placed in police custody and later died earlier this month says the family will sue the Malden police for wrongful death. “The mother denies the sequence of events,” attorney Charles Kelley told the Herald. &ldq...
Making a stink: Merrimack’s water ‘dire’ because of sewage dumping | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
The amount of raw sewage dumped straight into the Merrimack River has skyrocketed in the past year raising health fears in what one environmentalist is calling a “dire” emergency.A public hearing has been called for tonight in Newburyport to address the overflow.“If the water isn&r...
Andover cops seek info on dead baby in Connecticut | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
Andover police are hoping someone steps forward with information after a newborn baby boy was found dead in a recycling plant in Stamford, Conn. that may be connected to the town. Andover police Lt. Edward J. Guy III told the Herald that local police are trying to get information out to the pub...
Mega Millions jackpot nearing $1 billion | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
The stakes are high now that the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated $900 million since no winner emerged Tuesday, causing more Bostonians to try their luck at winning tomorrow’s second-largest jackpot in lottery history.Java House barista Taylor Kimball, 23, of South Boston, said m...
Boston sea plan earns kudos | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
Subtitle: Mayor admits climate initiative expensiveBusiness leaders, city officials and nonprofit organizations are showing early support for Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s extensive plan to protect the city’s shoreline from rising sea levels, despite the uncertainty of the project’s...
Boston Public Schools under fire over closures | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
Boston Public Schools faced massive backlash yesterday from concerned communities after  their decision to close three schools. Interim superintendent Laura Perille announced that the district is planning on closing West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy at the end of this school y...
Civil case related to Rosenberg investigation dismissed | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
A previously scheduled hearing this afternoon in the civil suit against former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and his husband Bryon Hefner has been cancelled because the case has been dismissed short of trial, according to a court docket.A posting that the hearing would not go forward because th...
Columbia Gas call center behind on providing housing as temps drop | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | October 18, 2018
Lawrence residents waiting for alternative housing have huddled around space heaters at home as cold weather moved in this week because the Columbia Gas call center has “failed,”  Mayor Daniel Rivera said —  a charge the company denies.Rivera said the call center has not ...