Crime & Justice

Westfield State Alum Offers $100K If University’s Ex-President Drops Suit Against School

April 11, 2014

WESTFIELD, Mass. — A Westfield State University alumnus has offered to create a $100,000 student scholarship fund if ex-president Evan Dobelle drops his lawsuits against the school.

Massachusetts Increases Line-Of-Duty Death Benefit

April 10, 2014

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill increasing the state’s line-of-duty death benefit for the families of public safety officers.

Mass. ACLU Files Suit On Terrorism Task Force

April 10, 2014

BOSTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is suing the FBI and the state’s U.S. Attorney to obtain information about the operations of the state’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Congressional Hearing Reflects On Marathon Response

April 9, 2014
Ex-Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, left, and Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, center, applaud as Watertown Police Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese and fellow Watertown officers are acknowledged during a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

BOSTON — The former Boston police commissioner and the Watertown police chief testified on the response to last year’s marathon bombing.

Utah Gay Marriage Case Goes To Court

April 9, 2014

Tomorrow, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will consider whether Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional.

Jared Remy Accused Of Hitting Fellow Inmate

April 9, 2014
Jared Remy, during his arraignment on murder and assault charges in the death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel. (Ted Fitzgerald/Boston Herald/AP, Pool)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A criminal complaint says Jared Remy threw hot coffee in a fellow jail inmate’s face, hit him with a plastic chair and punched him.

Senate Opens Hearings On Predatory Tax Preparers

April 8, 2014

Some tax preparers gouge customers for a large percentage of their refunds or commit outright tax fraud.

Ukraine Forces Crack Down On Pro-Russia Demonstrators

April 8, 2014

In Eastern Ukraine, security forces drove pro-Russian protesters out of the regional government headquarters, arresting 70.

Report: Judge Rules Teen Sex Assault Case A Juvenile Matter

April 8, 2014

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A judge has ruled that the case of a Somerville teenager charged with using a broomstick to rape another student at a Berkshire County sports camp should be heard in juvenile court. The Berkshire Eagle reports that a Superior Court judge also dismissed seven adult charges against 17-year-old Galileo Mondol. Mondol’s attorneys […]

Rwanda Marks Terrible Anniversary

April 7, 2014

Today, Rwanda and the world remember the beginning of the genocide that left 800,000 people dead.

The Mystery Surrounding The Johnson Twins of Tennessee

April 7, 2014

Police discovered the decayed bodies of twin brothers in their home a little over a week ago. But investigators think the brothers had been dead for years.

Neiman Marcus Hacking Linked to Russian Syndicate

April 7, 2014

The Neiman Marcus data breach that took place over eight months last year is said to be the work of sophisticated hackers from Russia.

Drug Take-Back Day Aims To Stem Abuse

April 7, 2014

BOSTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano called turning in old prescriptions a small but still important step.

Group Helps Families Of Those Killed At Fort Hood

April 7, 2014
Mark Power hugs his wife Brandi Power as his son Damon Power sits on his shoulders as they and others participate in a flag walk in memory of those killed and injured by Iraq war veteran, Ivan Lopez, on April 4, 2014 in Killeen, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors provides support to military families who lose a soldier to suicide, in combat, or in tragedies like that at Fort Hood.

Pistorius Takes Stand With Apology, Says He Was Protecting Girlfriend

April 7, 2014
South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during his trial in Court in Pretoria on April 7, 2014. (Themba Hadebe/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius took the stand in his defense today. He is charged with murdering his girlfriend.

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