Massachusetts

Boston cop in Italian prime minister's motorcade injured in crash

A Boston police officer helping escort Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning, police said Thursday afternoon.The incident happened on O'Brien Highway around 10:15 a.m. near the Museum of Science when the officer, on a motorcycle, crashed with a Subaru...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:48pm

Massachusetts 13-year-old took stolen car on 30-mile joyride

A 13-year-old Massachusetts boy was due in court on Thursday to face charges of allegedly stealing a sport utility vehicle and taking it on a 30-mile joyride before crashing in Boston, prosecutors and local media said.The youth, who was not identified due to his age, will face charges including...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:23pm

Another statue vandalized at Boston-area church

Another Boston-area church has been the victim of vandalization after a statue of the Virgin Mary at a Billerica church was found vandalized Wednesday morning, WHDH reported.RELATED:Boston-areachurchstatues beheaded and vandalizedThe statue at St. Mary's Church on Boston Road was decapitated and...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:15pm

Bomb squad called for suspicious package at Massachusetts State House

Streets were shut down near the Massachusetts State House in Boston as officials were investigating a suspicious object,WCVBreported.The bomb squad was reportedly called to handle the suspicious package that had been left on a sidewalk on Hancock Street.RELATED:MBTA riders unafraid after Brussels...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:08pm

Boston-area church statues beheaded and vandalized

A community in Burlington is in shock after a statue of the Virgin Mary and several other religious statues were vandalized and damaged Monday night, WCVB reported.The vandalism occurred at St. Margaret Parish located at 111 Winn St. sometime before Tuesday morning.RELATED:Boston'tree ninja'...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

Roxbury stepmom charged with assaualt of dead 3-year-old

A Roxbury woman has been formally charged with the death of her 3-year-old stepson, who died in February, WHDH reported.The incident in question happened on January 31, 2016 when police responded to call on Alpine Street in Roxbury where they found an unresponsive child. The child’s stepmother...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:19am

Driver causes two separate rollover crashes within minutes

A driver who allegedly struck two vehicles in separate incidents on Route 1 in Sharon, causing two rollover accidents, now faces several charges in connection to the series of events.Kathleen Jabanoski, 64, was traveling northbound on Route 1 around 7:35 a.m. when she allegedly first hit the back...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:11pm

Ex-Lakeville firefighter charged with rape of underage subordinate

Former Lakeville firefighter Thomas Dunlevy, 51, was in Wareham District Court on Monday where he was charged with raping an underage co-worker, WHDH reported.Dunlevy, a 20-year veteran of the department, reportedly resigned earlier this month during an investigation into allegations of supplying...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:16pm

Man accused of attacking boy in Newton arrested

The man accused of attacking and robbing a young boy near a bus stop in Newton has been arrested WHDH reported. The assault happened on Monday when a young boy was walking to a bus stop in Newton.RELATED: 12-year-old boy assaulted and robbed at bus stop in Newton“The boy told police that the man...

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 9:02pm

Sketch of suspect who allegedly attacked 12-year-old in Newton released

New details and a sketch of the suspect who allegedly attacked a 12-year-old boy at a bus stop in Newton have been released by police.The man is accused of attacking the child Monday morning around 9 a.m. while he was on his way to school,WHDHreported.RELATED: 12-year-old boy assaulted and robbed...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:25pm

Massachusetts man sentenced in NYC to 151 months in prison for drug trafficking

A Massachusetts man is expected to spend over the next decade behind bars for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization that spanned the east coast, according to authorities.Hector Santillan, 38, of Methuen, Massachusetts — also know as “Bane,” “Bene” and “Liro” — was sentenced Wednesday...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:07pm

Man shot and killed in Braintree by police

A man is dead after he was shot by police in Braintree early Thursday morning, WCVB reported.Police were called to a domestic situation around 1:20 a.m. on Liberty Street when the suspect fled the scene with a knife.RELATED:US frustration simmers over Belgium's struggle with militant threatOfficers...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:24pm

1 dead after firefighters respond to ammonia leak at Boston seafood warehouse

The Boston Fire Department responded to a Level 3 hazmat situation on Wednesday evening after an ammonia leak was reported at a seafood warehouse, according to authorities.Firefighters responded at about 6 p.m. to the reported leak at the Stavis Seafoods Warehouse on Channel Street, according to...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:55am

Scammers going door-to-door 'raising money' for fallen Mass trooper's family: Police

Massachusetts State Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for scammers after someone was reported in Tewksbury for raising money for a fake charity.A resident there told police that someone was going door-to-door seeking donations, claiming that it for was a police organization...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:13am

Attorneys for Cosby, accusers due back in Massachusetts court

Attorneys for Bill Cosby and those of seven women who have accused the comedian of sexual assault are due in a Massachusetts courtroom on Wednesday to argue about evidence in a defamation suit.Tamara Green sued Cosby in December 2014, accusing him of lying when he publicly denied having sexually...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:23pm

Cambridge shooting leaves one dead and two injured

A shooting in Cambridge has left one injured and another dead, WHDH reported.The incident occurred late Tuesday around 10:00 p.m. when police responded to reports of gunfire in the area of Mount Auburn Street.RELATED:New, sleek Government Center station a bright spot for troubled servicePolice...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:17pm

Three Massachusetts college students were at Brussels airport during bombings: Report

Three college students from Massachusetts were at Brussels' airport at the time of Tuesday's attacks, according to NBC Connecticut.The students have been identified as Cate Duffy, 19, of Natick; Lauren Cleary, 19, of Abington; and Monica Hall, 19, of Sutton, NBC reported.They are safe and unharmed....

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:58pm

Massachusetts home sales increase as prices decline

Massachusetts home sales jumped greatly in February, but monthly prices have gotten lower for the first time since 2014.February saw a 31 percent increase in Massachusetts home sales with 2,868 single-family homes sold during the month, the Boston Globe reported.RELATED:This new residential...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:56pm

12-year-old boy assaulted and robbed at bus stop in Newton

A young boy was assaulted and robbed while he was on his way to a bus stop Monday in Newton, WHDH reported.The 12-year-old boy was reportedly on his way to the bus stop on Lexington Street around 9 a.m. when a man got off an MBTA bus and approached him.RELATED:Anti-semitic graffiti found...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 5:39pm

Woman gets life in prison for fatal Christmas Eve arson

A woman who set a fire in a Chelsea apartment that killed another woman on Christmas Eve in 2010 has been sentenced to life in prison, according to theSuffolk County district attorney's office.Melissa Pfeiffer, 32, was convicted in February on a charge of second-degree murder.RELATED:Roxbury...

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 9:29pm