Crime & Justice

5 Charged With Cash Smuggling At Boston Airport

September 26, 2014

Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Logan International Airport.

Brandeis Case Reveals Complexity Of Disciplining Students For Sexual Assault

September 26, 2014
Brandeis University, seen here in a 2010 file photo, is one of dozens of schools under investigation for its handling of a sexual assault case. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

A federal investigation of Brandeis University for its handling of a sexual assault case reveals how hard it is for universities to handle claims.

Patriotic Flags Stolen From Cape Cod Overpass

September 25, 2014

Several U.S. and military flags hung on a Cape Cod overpass ahead of a Wounded Warrior Project bicycle ride this weekend have been stolen, outraging some residents.

Parole Board Chairman Touts Record To Gain Judgeship Nomination

September 25, 2014

As he tries to win confirmation as a superior court judge, Massachusetts Parole Board Chairman Joshua Wall is now touting his record with the parole board.

Judge Denies Motion To Move Tsarnaev Trial, Pushes Start Date Back To January

September 24, 2014
Department of Homeland Security police officers stand watch outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston on May 1, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is now expected to begin in Boston in January.

Boston Men Get Life Sentences For 2010 Slaying Of Pizza Delivery Man

September 24, 2014

Two Boston men convicted of luring a pizza delivery driver to a vacant home, where they killed and robbed him, have been sentenced to life in prison with no parole.

BUPD First Campus Force To Carry Antidote For Heroin Overdose

September 24, 2014

Since February, the department has “responded to approximately 8 to 12 opioid overdose medical calls for non-BU-affiliated victims,” an officer said.

House Of Horrors In Blackstone Is Ordered Torn Down

September 24, 2014

The squalid Massachusetts home where the remains of three infants were found has been ordered torn down.

2 Men Convicted In Slaying Of Pizza Deliveryman

September 23, 2014

Alexander Gallett and Michel St. Jean were found guilty of first-degree murder by a Suffolk Superior Court jury Tuesday during its second day of deliberations.

Hernandez Cousin Gets Probation On Contempt Charge

September 23, 2014

A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Tanya Singleton in Suffolk Superior Court.

Venue Change Denied For Marathon Suspect’s Friend

September 23, 2014

A judge on Tuesday denied a motion to move next week’s trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Marathon Suspect’s Friend Renews Bid To Move Trial

September 22, 2014

Robel Phillipos’ lawyers argue that prejudicial pretrial publicity has made it impossible for him to receive a fair trial in Boston. A judge rejected an earlier change of venue motion. Phillipos’ trial is currently scheduled to start next week.

Patrick Discusses Sex Offender Board Shakeup

September 22, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick is shedding light on the shake-up that occurred in the management of the state’s sex offender registry board.

Massachusetts Wins $400K Prescription Drug Grant

September 20, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick, who has declared opioid abuse a public health emergency, said Friday that the grant will help improve the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which tracks the prescribing and dispensing of certain scheduled prescriptions drugs by Massachusetts pharmacies.

Family Of Mass. CIA Contractor Slain In Benghazi May Sue

September 19, 2014
The casket of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty is carried into the Church of St. Eulalia in Winchester, Mass. in 2012. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.

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