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Woman shot in leg in Dorchester

A 25-year-old woman suffered a leg wound after being shot in Dorchester early New Year's Day, according to a published report.Police responded to a ShotSpotter notification from Fairmount Street around 5:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Boston Herald.They found a car crash at the scene, but during...

Friday, January 1, 2016, 1:24 PM

Boston's first baby of 2016 arrives two minutes after midnight

Boston's first baby of the new year was born just minutes after midnight at Tufts Medical Center, according to a published report.Zoe Faith Basilioweighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces when she came into the world at 12:02 a.m., the Boston Globe reported.Her parents, Karen Lutz and Juan Basilio of Dracut,...

Friday, January 1, 2016, 12:18 PM

Philly fire deaths down 63 percent in 2015

Philadelphia had just 12 fire-related deaths in 2015, a 63 percent reduction from the 32 in 2014, officials said.Derrick Sawyer, the Philly fire commissioner, tweeted 10 years worth of fire death statistics, which showed deaths had decreased a whopping 77 percent from 52 deaths in 2006.Sawyer also...

Friday, January 1, 2016, 11:22 AM

State investigated 755 heroin deaths in 2015

Massachusetts state police said they investigated 755 suspected heroin deaths in 2015— but the death toll does not include cases in the Commonwealth's three largest cities, according to a published report.Eighty percent of the overdose victims were men with an average age of 36, the Boston Globe...

Friday, January 1, 2016, 9:55 AM

UPDATE: 3 arrested for contaminating scene of NYC's last homicide of 2015

Three suspects were arrested Saturday for tampering with evidence at the scene where a 16-year-old was shot and killed in New York City's last homicide of 2015.Jihad Jackson was shot around 11:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at 109th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard, police said.RELATED:Update: Homeless man...

Friday, January 1, 2016, 8:58 AM

UPDATE: Tie for first baby of 2016 as two in NYC are born at the stroke of midnight

How's that for timing?Two boys in different boroughs were born at the stroke of midnight, creating a tie for the title of New York City's first baby of 2016.Zayden Noel was delivered at exactly the stroke of midnight Friday, city officals said.Zayden weighed in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce and both he and...

Friday, January 1, 2016, 7:19 AM

Most of former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's emails deleted despite order

Despite a court order to preserve his emails, most of formerPolice Commissioner Ray Kelly's electronic correspondencestored on his desktop computer was deleted, according to a published report.The city was served with a "litigation hold" to preserve potential evidence in a class action lawsuit...

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:46 AM

Man killed as NYC elevator crashes in basement

A man who died in an elevator accident on the Lower East Side saved a woman's life by pushing her out of the elevatorcar, according to a published report.The victim wished the woman "Happy New Year" before the elevator at 131 BroomeSt. fell to the basement Thursday night, according to the New York...

Friday, January 1, 2016, 5:59 AM

Rogue collection bins banned

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill banning the placement of clothing collection bins on public property, the bill’s sponsor announcedMonday.The bill requires maintenance for bins placed on private property and mandates fines for non-compliance, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside)...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 2:56 AM

Police union endorses Trump

DonaldTrump was endorsed by a New England police union Thursday evening, according to published reports.The New England Police Benevolent Association gave its backing to the controversial candidate, who recently called for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States, NECN and the...

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:46 AM

NYPD releases sketch of man wanted for questioning in shooting of Cuomo aide

The NYPD released a sketch Wednesday evening of a man wanted for questioning in the Labor Dayshooting of CareyGabay, a 43-year-old lawyer who is an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Gabay was shot in the head at 3:41 a.m. Monday on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heightsduring the celebrations leading up to the...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:56 PM