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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 […]

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Marty Walsh Says Boston Will Fund Police Body Cameras

Mayor Marty Walsh pledged to fund body cameras for the Boston Police Department on Monday, and the force could be outfitted with the devices by […]

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Nantucket’s African Meeting House Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

The African Meeting House on Nantucket was defaced with racist graffiti over the weekend, and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. On […]

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State Trooper Linked to Racist Messages Has Been Suspended Without Pay

A Massachusetts State Trooper who allegedly fired his rifle during a mass arrest last week has been suspended without pay after he was linked to […]

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New Details Are Out on the Massive I-93 Dirt Bike/ATV Arrest

New details have emerged about the massive stop on I-93 of people riding dirt bikes and ATVs around Boston this weekend, during which seven suspects […]

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Winchester Library Murder Suspect Jeffrey Yao Will Be Held Without Bail

Jeffrey Yao, the 23-year-old man police say was behind a gruesome attack at a Winchester library that has shocked the community, was ordered held without bail at his […]

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A Halloween Attack on an MBTA Employee Was a Hoax, Officials Say

A spooky Halloween attack on an MBTA trolley operator in 2016—which sparked a search for a suspect dressed up like the horror movie character Michael […]

Two unidentified people look at entrance of Brink's Inc., an armored truck firm's garage on Prince Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 17, 1950, where seven gunmen tied up five employees and robbed an open vault of "more than $500,000 in cash." Police, reconstructing the holdup, said the robbers reached the vault on the second floor of the garage by opening six locked door, "probably with a passkey."
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Throwback Thursday: The Brink’s Armored Car Robbery

It was the perfect crime—right up until they got caught. On January 17, 1950, a group of nine armed men walked into the Brink’s armored […]