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Bruce Gellerman

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Phillipos Faces Up To 16 Years In Prison After Conviction

October 29, 2014

BOSTON — After six days of deliberations, a federal jury has found Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did indeed lie to agents investigating the bombings.

Jury Begins Deliberating Case Against Tsarnaev’s Friend

October 21, 2014

BOSTON — A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the 21-year-old friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who’s accused of lying to federal agents investigating the bombing.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, A Family Friend To Defendant, Testifies At Phillipos Trial

October 17, 2014

BOSTON — Reporters and spectators reacted with surprise as Michael Dukakis, a former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee, took to the witness stand in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Contents Of Old State House Time Capsule Remain A Mystery

October 09, 2014
Inside the time capsule you could see a red book, which was not among the items cataloged in earlier news reports about the capsule. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — On Thursday, historians removed and opened a time capsule from a lion statue that stood perched on the facade of Boston’s Old State House.

Tazhayakov Testifies In Robel Phillipos Trial

October 07, 2014
Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court in September for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — Azamat Tazhayakov, who was convicted in July for obstructing the bombing investigation, agreed to testify against Robel Phillipos in exchange for a positive sentencing recommendation.

Trial Begins For Third Tsarnaev Friend

October 07, 2014

BOSTON — Robel Phillipos is accused of lying to federal investigators.

Suffolk Downs Leaves Behind A Rich Legacy

October 03, 2014
Seabiscuit is shown with jockey Johnny "Red" Pollard after winning the Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs on Aug. 7, 1937. (AP)

BOSTON — Saturday is the last scheduled day of live racing at Suffolk Downs, once one of New England’s premier sporting venues.

How Mass. Seeks To Deal With Problem Gambling

September 26, 2014
Construction of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)

BOSTON — State regulators must develop plans to fight compulsive gambling. But first, they’re trying to understand it.

2 Pipeline Proposals Compete To Power Mass.

September 17, 2014

BOSTON — Both proposals promise a cheap, virtually unlimited supply of natural gas. However, critics say it could be too much.

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Concealing Bodies, Endangering Children

September 12, 2014

A 31-year-old woman from Blackstone is accused of concealing the bodies of three newborn infants and endangering the lives of four children police say were living in dangerous filth. Listen to a full report above from WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman in Blackstone. More: Woman Held Without Bail After 3 Dead Infants Found In Squalid Blackstone Home […]

Father Of Marine With Overturned Murder Conviction: ‘Larry Was A Scapegoat’

June 28, 2013
Lawrence Hutchins Jr., retired Marine Reservist, father of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, whose murder conviction for killing an innocent Iraqi civilian was overturned by the military’s highest court. (Jared Bennett for WBUR)

BOSTON — The U.S. military’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction of a Marine from Massachusetts. But the case is still far from over. WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman spoke with the Marine’s father.

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