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2 people stabbed on Boston Common Wednesday evening

Two people were stabbed on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon in a fight that began with an alleged skateboard attack. Police responded to a call about a stabbing in the area of Park and Tremont streets around 5:20 p.m.  Wednesday. Two people were found with stab wounds, one with life...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:21am

Survivors speak out against news that priest convicted of child rape will be released

After news that Paul Shanley, a defrocked Catholic priest who was convicted on child rape charges, is set to be released from prison, survivors and family members of those who were abused by him spoke out. Shanley faced trial following the Boston Globe's Spotlight report on clergy sexual abuse...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:26pm

Florida man, pissed at AT&T truck, goes 'bananas' and starts shooting

Parking is a bitch and finding a spot right in front of your house can feel like the baby Jesus came down and declared you the chosen one. Maybe that’s what this Florida man was thinking when he allegedly shot at a utility truck parked in front of his house. Jorje Jove, 64, didn’t like...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:18pm

3 men held without bail for homicide of beloved Mission Hill hardware store owner

Three men accused of fatally shooting a beloved Mission Hill hardware store owner Tuesday afternoon were arraigned on Wednesday and held without bail pending a trial.  Andres Cruz, the 58-year-old owner of AC Hardware on Tremont Street, was shot around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, officials say, in an...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:13pm

Times Square brawl leads to face-slashing attack

A man required about 50 stitches Sunday morning after being slashed in the face in Times Square. The NYPD said the 25-year-old was attacked around 1:20 a.m. when two groups began fighting. The brawl began by Seventh Avenue and 43rd Street when the slasher confronted the victim, asking whether he...

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 8:31pm

Remains found in Dartmouth belong to fugitive wanted for 1980 murder

The remains of a long-time fugitive who once topped the FBI’s Most Wanted list have been recovered in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The FBI’s Boston office confirmed on Friday that the remains found Thursday, buried in the back of a North Dartmouth property, belonged to Donald Eugene...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 1:59pm

Ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch tries to drive helicopter drunk, arrested

An heir to the “King of Beers” fortune was arrested for allegedly trying to fly his helicopter drunk. August Adolphus Busch IV, 53, was the last of the Busch family to control Anheuser-Busch, the brewing company that made Budweiser, which his family had run for 156 years. Busch sold...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:11pm

DAs insignificant, courts broken, Mass. voters say in ACLU poll

Less than half of Massachusetts voters think that the criminal justice system is working, with voters across racial and ideological lines believing that the system works differently for different people, according to a new poll by the ACLU of Massachusetts. Voters also feel helpless as to how to...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:50pm

Police searching for suspect caught on camera carving swastikas into Brooklyn sidewalk

Police are searching for a suspect who was caught carving more than two dozen swastikas into fresh cement in Brooklyn, the New York Daily News reported. The vandalism occurred early Saturday morning in the predominately Jewish neighborhood of Midwood. The surveillance footage showed a dark-haired...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:24pm

Unique tattoo helps NYPD identify headless body found in Brooklyn

A distinct tattoo helped police tentatively identify a headless body found in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Channel earlier this week. The mother of the woman told officers in the 76th Precinct that she recognized the tattoo after the NYPD released a photo of the Sanskrit tattoo asking the public for...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 3:50pm

Venus Williams at fault for car crash that killed a 78-year-old man

A police report is out, and it says tennis pro Venus Williams — future aunt and big sister to Serena — caused a car accident in Florida that sent a 78-year-old man to the ICU. And according to TMZ, he died from complications from the accident two weeks after the accident. The wife of...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:20pm

Man arrested for damaging Boston's Holocaust Memorial

City officials and those from the Jewish community came together Wednesday morning after the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston was damaged. “It was 6 in the morning that my wife came into our bedroom, she was shaking and crying. … She said, ‘They destroyed the...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:37pm

Michael McCarthy sentenced to life in prison for murder of Bella Bond

Michael McCarthy, the man convicted this week of killing two-year-old Bella Bond, has been sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole after 20 years. McCarthy was sentenced Wednesday morning, following his conviction on Monday of second-degree murder for the death of Bella Bond. Bella...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:58am

Sentencing for Rachelle Bond postponed in order to find treatment bed

The sentencing for Rachelle Bond, the mother of 2-year-old Bella Bond, whose body was found washed ashore in the Boston Harbor in 2015, has been pushed back until placement in a treatment facility is available. Bond’s sentencing will be continued on July 12. She will be sentenced to time...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:04am

Alleged Brooklyn threesome killer: ‘I threw my life away for a f—ing lie’

Update, June 26: The man accused of the grisly murder of a participant in a Brooklyn threesome “was stunned” when he learned the tryst involving his girlfriend was consensual. Christopher Membreno said his girlfriend called him alleging that she had been raped in Park Slope on...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:53pm

Michael McCarthy found guilty of second-degree murder for death of BellaBond, age 2

Michael McCarthy, the man accused of killing 2-year-old Bella Bond, has been found guilty of second-degree murder by a Suffolk Superior Court jury. Monday marked the fifth day of deliberations for the jury, which had the choice between saying McCarthy was not guilty, guilty of murder in the...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:38pm

Sicily's cornered mafia primed for reversal of fortune

Shortly before 8 a.m. on a sunny spring morning, mafia boss Giuseppe Dainotti was cycling down a quiet street when two men on a motorbike drew alongside and shot him three times, killing him on the spot. It was a classic mob hit in the heart of the Sicilian capital. People claimed to have seen...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:05pm

Man accused of killing Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte indicted for murder

A Worcester man who was arrested in connection with the death of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte back in April has now been indicted for murder, according to a statement from Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early on Friday. Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, was indicted for the murder of...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:42pm

Man arrested in connection to death of Princeton jogger

Massachusetts police have arrested a man in connection with the August killing of woman who had been out jogging in the woods, a case that closely resembled a daylight murder in New York City less than a week earlier. With the arrest of 31-year-old Angelo Colon-Ortiz in the Massachusetts case on...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:32pm

Boston Police catch graffiti suspect with spray paint can in hand

Sometimes criminals are caught red-handed, though in a case early Thursday morning, the paint police said was in a tagger’s hands was black. Early Thursday morning, Boston police officers were looking out for taggers who have been defacing buildings in Allston-Brighton. Officers...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:20am