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State Troopers Lasso Rogue Llama in Western Mass.

While there was no high-speed chase drawing national attention, as was the case in Arizona two years ago, two state troopers in Western Mass. helped guide […]

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Police: Trucker Drove from Seattle to Massachusetts on LSD, Cocaine, Meth

An Alaskan truck driver drove without sleeping from Seattle to Massachusetts on a powerful cocktail of LSD, cocaine, and methamphetamine, police say, before he was arrested […]

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Zdeno Chara Slapshot Catches State Trooper Right in the Groin

Though he’s getting up there in years, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara remains the proud owner of one of the most feared slapshots in the National Hockey […]

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Update: Police Identify the 5 People Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 495

Update, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.: Police have now identified the five people who died in Monday’s crash on 495. A woman named Valantein V. Burson, 31, of […]

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Turkey, Baby Cause Traffic Woes in Boston

As the city’s travelers by car are well aware, it’s not that uncommon to find oneself stuck in traffic in and around Boston. It seems […]

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More Than 300 State Employees on ISIS Affiliate’s Hit-List

More than 300 state employees in Massachusetts were named as targets on an ISIS affiliate’s hit-list, state and federal authorities say. The U.S. Department of […]

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Boston Police Send Thoughts and Prayers to Dallas After Deadly Sniper Shooting

Update: Friday, 9:40 a.m. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the Dallas shooting: My thoughts are with the Dallas officers who were killed last […]

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Secretary Bill Galvin Nominated for Golden Padlock Award

For the second year in a row, Massachusetts is in the running for a Golden Padlock Award. Like a Razzie, this is the kind of award you don’t […]

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State Trooper Accused of Choking Girlfriend Released on Bail

A veteran state trooper accused of drunkenly choking his girlfriend inside their Boxboro apartment has been released on bail. Robert A. Sundberg III was arrested […]

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Woman, Cat Stopped on I-495 for Cardboard License Plate

A state trooper stopped a woman who was driving down I-495 with an “obvious license plate violation,” which is an exceedingly kind euphemism for “half-assed, cardboard, […]

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Massachusetts State Police Arming Troopers With Tasers

Massachusetts State Police has purchased nearly 900 Tasers, once carried only by tactical operations teams, and will begin arming its troopers with the non-lethal, electric stun weapon […]

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Proposed Bill Would Hide Internal Police Investigations from Public

Update: Tuesday, 3:53 p.m. State Rep. Nick Collins said in a statement to Boston magazine: This bill is a starting point for a much-needed conversation about […]

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Massachusetts State Police Named Most Secretive Public Agency in America

Like a Razzie, the Golden Padlock is not the kind of award you want to win. Awarded by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Golden […]

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On-Duty State Trooper Caught on Video Saying He Doesn’t Care About Bike Lanes [Updated]

Update, Friday, 12:08 p.m.:  The State Police issued the following updated statement, noting that they will “counsel the trooper who spoke to the cyclist about […]

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Six Activists Extricated From Cement-Filled Barrels During Protest

It was a recipe for civil action. Activists who took part in an early morning protest that brought traffic to a standstill on I-93 southbound […]