Massachusetts

Shooting in Norwood leaves one man dead

Police are investigating a shooting in Norwood that left one man dead early Monday morning, WHDH reported.RELATED:Background checks for gun buyers could save lives, study findsThe 28-year-old man, who has not been identified, was shot around 1:30 a.m. in the Stonebridge Apartments complex on Dean...

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 5:53pm

Newton school apologizes after Catholic students chant anti-Semitic jeers at basketball game

Administrators at Catholic Memorial School in Newton have issued an apology after students from the school chanted anti-Semitic jeers at a sports game on Friday, Boston.com reported.The students reportedly chanted ‘‘You killed Jesus’’ at a basketball game against Newton North High School fans; the...

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:56pm

South End fire kills mother, injures two others including her child

A fire that tore through a South End apartment on Saturday killed a mother, and injured her child and another victim, WHDH reported.The fire reportedly broke out early Saturday morning in a five-story apartment building on East Canton Street.RELATED:Back Bayfirefueled by 'perfect storm for tragedy'...

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:09pm

Dorchester man wanted in Bridgewater burned body death captured

The suspect in the death of a New Jersey woman whose body was found burning along railroad tracks in Bridgewater has been caught.Fernando Owens, 43, of Dorchester, was arrested Tuesday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and returned to the United States on Thursday, according to WCVB.Owens has...

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 4:09am

Off-duty Boston cop hit and killed Milton High School student

An off-duty Boston police officer was the driver of the car that struck and killed a Milton High School student on Wednesday, WHDH reported.The officer was identified as 20-year veteran Sgt. Warren Hoppie.RELATED:MiltonHigh School student hit and killed by carThe victim, Kate Lisa Etienne, was...

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 6:49pm

Two dead after shooting in Worcester apartment building

Two people are dead after a shooting in Worcester Thursday night, WCVB reported.The incident occurred inside an apartment building at 8 Forbes St. around 7:40 p.m. When police arrived, they found two bodies.RELATED:Boxboro man accused of stabbing brother and raping his girlfriend pleads guilty“One...

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 6:30pm

Milton High School student hit and killed by car

An 18-year-old Milton High School senior was struck and killed by a car on Wednesday in Milton, WHDH reported.The incident reportedly took place around 3:30 p.m. when the victim, identified as Kate Lisa Etienne, was struck by a Jeep Wrangler on Brush Hill Road at Aberdeen Road.RELATED:Teens test...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:01pm

Harvard University now has 9 confirmed cases of mumps

Since revealing last week that six students have confirmed cases of the mumps, Harvard University announced three more students have the viral infection, according to reports.The total 9 cases at Harvard are part of 12 confirmed mumps cases throughout the state of Massachusetts, according to the...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:39am

Man accused of stabbing brother and raping his girlfriend pleads guilty

A man who was accused of stabbing his brother, raping a woman and then kidnapping them both is going to jail after pleading guilty to multiple charges, the Boston Herald reported.Keven Blakemore, 21, of Boxboro, was sentenced to up to 12 years in state prison and 10 years of probation by a Lowell...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7:13pm

Rash of car break-ins targets Boston-area gyms

Police are looking for answers after a weekend rash of car break-ins near Peabody fitness clubs left 12 cars with smashed windows and valuables missing.On Saturday, 11 cars were broken into around 11 a.m. as they were parked near the Workout World and Latitude Sports Club on Newbury Street in...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 8:39pm

Lawyer seeks dismissal of rape charge against doctor

The lawyer for a Massachusetts doctor accused of sexually assaulting two of his patients has reportedly asked for one of the rape charges to be dropped, WCVB reported.RELATED:Arlington serial rapist gets life sentenceDr. Ho Yin "Aaron" Shiu was indicted and pleaded not guilty on multiple charges of...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 6:48pm

Boston nanny sentenced for stealing over $200,000 from family

A former nanny has been sentenced to prison after admitting to stealing over $200,000 from the family she worked for, WCVB reported.Stephanie Fox, 30, was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Thursday by a U.S. District Court and ordered to repay her former employers for the money she stole using...

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 7:56pm

Grandmother dies after car accident with school bus

An 80-year-old grandmother died after she was involved in a car accident with a school bus.The car accident happened on Wednesday afternoon when the elderly woman, identified as Desiree White, drove her minivan into a school bus as she was leaving a parking lot, reports said.RELATED:Driver...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:46pm

A mobile Irish pub is coming to Boston in time for St. Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and so is the arrival of an authentic Irish pub to Boston. This is no ordinary Irish pub though — this is a pub on wheels.Officially known as the Shebeen, the folks who own this mobile watering hole announced it will be arriving in Beantown all the way...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:42pm

Brothers charged for repeatedly robbing home with corpse inside

Two Massachusetts brothers who allegedly broke into a home and found the resident dead are now facing charges for stealing the deceased man’s belongings.Mark Landry, 38, and Steven Landry, 37, both of Bellingham, have been accused of breaking into a home in January and finding the deceased body of...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:41pm

Former Harvard employee pleads guilty to stealing $80,000 from university

A former Harvard University employee charged with using his employee credit card to buy more than $80,000 in personal items has pleaded guilty to all charges, WHDH reported.45-year-old Shawn Bunn was sentenced to two years in prison and ten years probation following his jail time, and he was also...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:05pm

Mass. senators take questions at Twitter Town Hall for millennials

A bipartisan cadre of state senators took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to take questions from Boston millennials, the latest effort in the state to reach out to the its coveted class of young voters.Senate President Stan Rosenberg joined his democrat colleague Eric Lesser, as well as Ryan Fattman...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:35pm

Boston bomber passed US citizen test months before deadly attack: Paper

The older of the two brothers behind the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon bombing had passed a test to become a U.S. citizen three months before the attack, the Boston Globe reported on Monday, citing federal documents.Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old ethnic Chechen who had immigrated to the United...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:01pm

Mystery man found dead in Chelsea identified: DA

The man found on Cottage Street this Sunday has been identified as a Chelsea resident, the Suffolk County district attorney's office reported.Alex Perez, 34, also known as Alex Perez-Lapop, was found unresponsive by police at 83 Cottage St. around 5 a.m. Sunday. He was taken to Whidden Memorial...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 9:59pm

Suspect found in Worcester hit-and-run: Reports

A suspect has been identified by police in Sunday’s hit-and-run in Worcester that left an elderly couple with serious injuries, the Boston Herald reported.Though the identity of the suspect has not been released, police say that descriptions of the vehicle and the registration plates have made...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:20pm