Crime & Justice

Ex-Lee Police Chief To Face 2 Separate Trials

January 21, 2015

A federal judge has ruled that a former western Massachusetts police chief charged with stealing more than $100,000 from a holiday toy fund and cheating the town into paying for his family’s cellphone service will face two separate trials.

Mohegan Sun Joins Boston Casino Lawsuit

January 21, 2015

Mohegan Sun is suing Massachusetts gambling regulators over their decision to award the Boston-area casino license to a rival.

DA: Boston Officers Who Shot Suspect In 2013 Acted In Self-Defense

January 21, 2015

A report issued Tuesday says Darryl Dookhran fled from police attempting to stop him in Dorchester under suspicion that he was carrying a gun. He fired a gun, hitting one officer before officers returned fire, killing him.

Several Potential Jurors Appear To Pass Round In Boston Bombing Panel Selection

January 21, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, third from right, is depicted with his lawyers and U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right, as O'Toole addresses a pool of potential jurors. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

As jury selection proceeds in the terrorism trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 52 potential jurors have appeared in court to answer questions about whether they could fairly consider the evidence.

Mass. Mother Pushes To Criminalize Synthetic Drug 25I After Daughter’s Death

January 20, 2015

An East Bridgewater mother is asking state lawmakers to criminalize a synthetic hallucinogen she says killed her 15-year-old daughter after she used it just once.

Surgeon Dies After Shooting At Brigham And Women’s Hospital; Suspect Found Dead

January 20, 2015
Law enforcement officials and hospital staff are outside the Shapiro building at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Tuesday, where a doctor was critically shot. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Dr. Michael Davidson, 44, died hours after the shooting. Boston police identified the alleged shooter as Stephen Pasceri, 55, of Millbury.

Boston Police Make Arrest In Slaying Of Artist

January 20, 2015

Ritcher Baez is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of 40-year-old Pippin Roe.

Some In Tsarnaev Trial Jury Pool Say They Could Be Fair

January 20, 2015

Judge George O’Toole Jr. on Tuesday began questioning another 20 prospective jurors in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Brown University Sanctions Fraternities For Parties

January 19, 2015

Brown University has sanctioned two fraternities for holding unregistered parties last fall, including one where two students reported drinking alcoholic punch laced with a date-rape drug.

Police Officers Kill Man, Find His Mother Stabbed To Death

January 19, 2015

Eastern Massachusetts authorities say two police officers shot a man to death and found a woman fatally stabbed in what appeared to be a domestic dispute.

Boston City Worker Fired After Highway Protest

January 18, 2015

A Boston city worker has been fired after participating in a protest that tied up morning rush-hour traffic Thursday on Interstate 93 north and south of Boston.

Man Sought In Boston Shooting Arrested In Dominican Republic

January 17, 2015

A man who had been sought almost three years in the Boston Theater District killing of a 22-year-old Army veteran has been arrested in the Dominican Republic.

Report: Boston Taxi Drivers Sue City Over Ride-Hailing Services

January 17, 2015

A group of Boston taxi drivers is suing the city, saying officials have violated their rights by allowing online ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate without following the same rules taxis do.

Ex-Prosecutor Gets Probation For Selling Info For Drugs

January 16, 2015

A former Massachusetts prosecutor who authorities say sold confidential law enforcement to his drug supplier to feed his oxycodone habit has been sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty.

Mass. Lawmakers Seek Crackdown On Highway Protests

January 16, 2015

Rep. Colleen Garry has filed legislation that proposes making it a felony to block highways.

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