Crime & Justice

Investigators Release Sketch In Missing N.H. Teen Case

July 24, 2014

The New Hampshire teen who vanished more than nine months ago on her way home from school has provided investigators with a description of the man she says drove her away from North Conway.

Former Probation Commissioner Guilty Of Racketeering, Mail Fraud

July 24, 2014
John O'Brien, former Massachusetts probation department commissioner, stands outside the Federal Courthouse in March 2012. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

John O’Brien’s former deputies, Elizabeth Tavares and William Burke, were also found guilty of some charges.

Military Projectile Found On Cape Cod Beach

July 24, 2014

A military projectile possibly dating to the World War II era has been destroyed after it was found on a Wellfleet beach.

Jury Awards $14M In Death Of Nursing Home Resident

July 24, 2014

A Middlesex County jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a 90-year-old nursing home resident who died in 2008 after being taken to the hospital suffering from a variety of untreated ailments.

Vandals Topple Headstones At Auburn Cemetery

July 24, 2014

Police in Auburn are investigating after vandals toppled 19 headstones at a central Massachusetts Jewish cemetery.

Senators Propose Compromise On Rifle Permit Discretion For Police Chiefs

July 23, 2014

In an attempt to help broker a compromise on anti-gun violence legislation, six senators who voted to strip a controversial provision from the Senate’s bill regarding discretion for police chiefs to grant rifle and shotgun licenses have proposed an alternative that would restore “limited flexibility” for law enforcement in the bill.

Teacher Slaying Suspect In Court On Assault Charge

July 23, 2014

A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher is scheduled to appear in court on unrelated charges that he assaulted a worker at a youth detention facility.

Cambridge Man Arrested On Gun, Drug Charges

July 22, 2014

The weapon 21-year-old Stephen Silva is accused of possessing is the same type of weapon authorities have said was used to kill MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

Gun Safety Activists Rally At State House

July 22, 2014

Police chiefs and gun safety activists are pressing Massachusetts lawmakers to give the chiefs discretion over issuing firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns.

Hernandez Lawyer: Pats Records Dispute Resolved

July 22, 2014

A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez says a dispute over records the defense had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, though it’s unclear whether the documents were turned over.

Tazhayakov Is First Convicted In Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

July 22, 2014

In the first trial related to the Boston Marathon bombings, a college friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of interfering with the FBI’s investigation into the deadly blasts.

N.H. Teen Home After 9 Months Missing

July 21, 2014

Abigail Hernandez, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared while on her way home from school last October is safely home with her family, the state attorney general announced today.

Aaron Hernandez Protests Airing Of Court Chats

July 21, 2014

Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings.

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Guilty Of Impeding Investigation

July 21, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted listening to testimony by FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana, right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Prosecutors say Azamat Tazhayakov agreed with a friend’s plan to remove Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room a few days after the bombing.

Boston Police Investigate Fatal South End Shooting

July 21, 2014

Boston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male victim in the city’s South End neighborhood.

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