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Tsarnaev Attends Final Pretrial Hearing

December 19, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court for the brief hearing Thursday — his first public appearance in more than a year. Also in attendance were about a dozen bombing survivors and a handful of Tsarnaev supporters.

Forecast: Snow/Rain Showers Possible Through The Weekend

December 19, 2014

High pressure will circulate some moisture into eastern New England Saturday and Sunday, along with the chance of some periodic light snow or rain showers.

Packed Roxbury Meeting On Police Use Of Force Turns Tense

December 19, 2014

The audience of about 250 made it clear it wanted a broader discussion of police treatment of people of color.

One Small Community To Another: Salvadorans Find Safety On Nantucket

December 19, 2014
Along with many others from Aqua Caliente, El Salvador, Quenia, left, Salvador and their 6-year-old daughter are now living on Nantucket. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)

A strong lifeline between a rural farming community in El Salvador and the island has led many immigrants to the vacation mecca in search of work and a safe place to call home.

Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo To The Mavericks

December 18, 2014
Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

The Rajon Rondo era in Boston is over. The Celtics have traded the 28-year-old point guard to the Dallas Mavericks.

Homeless Displaced By Long Island Bridge Closure Remain In Flux

December 18, 2014
A man who did not want to be identified sits on a cot in a temporary shelter set up by the Boston Public Health Commission following the Long Island bridge closure. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Dozens of women have been sleeping in the atrium of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless respite facility. And the emergency shelter housing 250 men in the South End was only meant to be used for four to six weeks — it’s already been 10.

2 Defendants In Meningitis Outbreak Case To Be Released

December 18, 2014

Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin will be released from custody, pending their criminal trials.

Veteran Mass. Congressman And Newcomer Weigh In On New Congress

December 18, 2014
U.S. Rep.-elect Seth Moulton, left, and Rep. Michael Capuano (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

A veteran Democratic congressman from Massachusetts and a newcomer share their thoughts on what’s to come in the next Congress, with the GOP in control of both the House and the Senate.

Lawyer Says Victims Of Meningitis Outbreak Relieved By Arrests

December 18, 2014
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Kimberly Doherty, who represents more than 100 people who were affected by the outbreak, says her clients are relieved that justice is finally being served.

Mass. Adds 13,500 Jobs In November; Unemployment Rate Down To 5.8 Percent

December 18, 2014

The strong Massachusetts jobs growth occurred in a month in which the U.S. added an estimated 321,000 jobs.

DA Departing Before Hernandez Murder Trial

December 18, 2014
Then-Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter in June 2013 (Elise Amendola/AP)

After winning election as Fall River mayor in a recall Tuesday night, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said he has someone in mind to succeed him.

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Appears In Court For 1st Time In 18 Months

December 18, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in federal court in Boston Thursday for a final hearing before his January trial. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyer told a judge Thursday that the defense plans to soon file a motion to delay the trial, but did not say how long of a delay he is seeking. The trial is scheduled to begin with jury selection on Jan. 5.

Rondo Carries Celtics Past Orlando Magic, 109-92

December 18, 2014
Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) drives against Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) during last night's game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Forecast: Windy Day With Early Morning Snow And Rain Showers

December 18, 2014

A few rain and snow showers will fall across the area this morning but wind will be the main weather feature this afternoon.

Eriksson’s OT Goal Gives Bruins 3-2 Win vs. Minnesota Wild

December 18, 2014
Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic, right, and Minnesota Wild defensemen Marco Scandella (6) and Jared Spurgeon (46) compete for the puck during last night's game in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The Bruins won 3-2 in overtime. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)

Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six.

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