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The Impossibly Perfect Life of Sager Kopchak

The Boston social climber had it all—including a secret that would cost her everything.

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The Interview: Boston’s New Police Commissioner William Gross

The new police commissioner talks race relations, turf wars with the State Police, and the dumbest criminal he’s ever seen.

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Police: A Man in Watertown Stabbed a Tow Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck a Woman

A tragic, horrific scene played out in Watertown Wednesday, when police say a man stabbed a tow truck driver multiple times after the driver struck […]

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Someone Sent a 30-Pound Box of Marijuana to a Boston Radio Station

Why, exactly, would someone send 30 pounds of marijuana to the headquarters of a Boston radio station? That’s the question that Boston Police Department is chewing […]

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Somerville Police Investigating a Report of People Urinating on American Flags at Veterans Memorial

After a crime so bizarre and offensive it sounds like a fever dream from the minds of the angriest people you know on Facebook, police in […]

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Suspects Arrested in a Drug and Gun Sweep Include a Former Staffer for Michelle Wu

The group of 29 suspects in a massive gun and drug sweep in Boston and Brockton includes a former staffer for Boston City Councilor Michelle […]

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A UMass Boston Student Is Accused of Stealing Millions in a Cryptocurrency Scheme

This story is wild, but that’s the mysterious and insane world of cryptocurrency for you: Unfathomable wealth earned overnight on the internet, and an unprecedented […]

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The Suspect in the Shooting of a Weymouth Police Officer Will Face a Judge

Update: Emanuel Lopes, the 20-year-old accused of killing Weymouth Police Officer Michael C. Chesna, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday after he was deemed not well […]

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The Man Behind a Weird Explosion in East Boston Is Facing Charges

A man in East Boston responsible for a puzzling East Boston explosion is due in court today after police say he mixed a bunch of […]

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U.S. Attorney: Arrested Troopers Wrote “Ghost Tickets,” Stole Thousands of Dollars

The three Massachusetts State Police troopers arrested at their homes today for allegedly claiming unearned overtime bilked taxpayers of tens of thousands of dollars and […]

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An East Boston Woman’s Car Was Stolen while Her Dog Was in the Backseat

Update: Chief is home safe! Everett Police recovered both the SUV and the stolen pup on Monday. Earlier: A woman’s SUV was stolen outside an Orient Heights convenience store […]

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People, or One Very Strong Person, Are Stealing 300-Pound Sewer Grates in Saugus

If it wasn’t such a dangerous crime, you’d almost have to hand it to the thief, or thieves, who have apparently been snatching 300-pound sewer […]

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Cops from across the Country Expected at Slain Yarmouth Officer’s Wake

Gov. Charlie Baker is among the Massachusetts politicians reiterating their support for the death penalty following the killing of Yarmouth police officer Sean Gannon. Gannon […]

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Man Accused of Shooting Yarmouth Police Officer Charged with Murder

Updated at 12:10 p.m. Thomas Latanowich, who is accused of shooting Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon, was charged with murder on Friday morning in Barnstable District […]

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Someone Stole a Street Sweeper in Quincy and Drove It at a Police Car

Admit it. You’ve walked by an unattended piece of machinery—a Bobcat, maybe, or a bulldozer, or some such—and imagined twisting those keys dangling from the […]