Crime & Justice

Grandmother Settles Police Brutality Case, To Receive $125K

October 5, 2015

A grandmother who accused a police officer of slamming her to the floor in a 2013 racially-motivated outburst has settled her lawsuit.

Cape Superintendents Say Home Visits Are Rare, If Ever

October 4, 2015

Cape Cod superintendents say they don’t go to students’ homes to make sure residency requirements are being met, as a Mashpee schools superintendent did last week.

Judge To Rule On Temporary Halt To Cape Herbicide Spraying

October 4, 2015

A judge is weighing whether to impose a temporary ban on spraying herbicides beneath overhead power lines in parts of Cape Cod.

Ex-Priest Who Raped Boy Will Be Freed

October 2, 2015

Ronald Paquin, a former Haverhill priest who raped an altar boy will soon be free after spending more than a decade in prison.

Names Of 9 Oregon Shooting Victims Released

October 2, 2015
A sign honoring those killed in a fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College is displayed Friday in Roseburg, Oregon. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

The nine people killed after a gunman opened fire on an Oregon community college campus Thursday took different paths to the small rural college, ranging from teens starting college for the first time to adults who were seeking a second career.

After Oregon Shooting, Mass. Congressional Delegation Calls For Tougher Gun Laws

October 2, 2015
Candles spelling UCC -- for Umpqua Community College -- are displayed at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school, Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

“There has to be a point where Americans say, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday.

Ex-Priest Who Served More Than 10 Years In Prison For Rape Has Been Freed

October 2, 2015
Retired Catholic priest Rev. Ronald Paquin, right, talks with his attorney in a 2002 file photo. (Tom Landers/AP, Pool)

Two experts who examined Ronald Paquin determined he was no longer sexually dangerous.

In Light Of New Report, State Looks To DCF Reforms

October 2, 2015

Massachusetts is making changes to its screening process for foster parents in response to the death of a 2-year-old girl in a foster home in Auburn and the near death of a second child.

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Overdose Death Of UMass Student

October 2, 2015

A New Hampshire man has been charged after prosecutors say he sold the heroin that led to the overdose death of a UMass student.

25 Charged In Connection With Massachusetts Heroin Ring

October 1, 2015

The investigation is part of the federal response to the heroin epidemic in Massachusetts. Taunton in particular has seen a steep increase in heroin overdose deaths since 2013.

5th Teamster Arrested On Extortion Charges In ‘Top Chef’ Case

October 1, 2015

Prosecutors allege that five men in Teamsters Local 25 threatened the crew of “Top Chef” for using non-union workers when it filmed locally.

Police Investigating Death Of Baby Found At Lynn Homeless Shelter

October 1, 2015

A 4-month-old boy has died after being found unresponsive by a staff member at a homeless shelter in Lynn on Saturday. He was pronounced dead Sunday night.

Man Accused Of Driving On Drugs, Crashing Into Pregnant Woman’s Car

October 1, 2015

Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man has been indicted on accusations he was on drugs when he collided head-on into another vehicle, injuring a pregnant woman so badly that she lost her unborn baby.

Mom: Mashpee Superintendent Barges Into Student’s Home To Verify Residency

October 1, 2015

A mother of a Mashpee High School student says Brian Hyde charged into her home to find out if her daughter met residency requirements.

Boston Police Investigate Fatal Shooting In Hyde Park

September 30, 2015

A man was pronounced dead from apparent gunshot wounds in Hyde Park early Wednesday morning.

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