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Expert: Two burned bodies found in 24 hours unlikely to be coincidence

A renowned author and criminology professor said that two separate incidents of burnt bodies found within a 24-hour span are not likely mere coincidence.James Alan Fox,a professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern University, told Metro there are too many similarities in the...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:36am

Man busted with a gun, 18 grams of crack in Charlestown

Police in Charlestown hauled in drugs, cash and a revolver in a raid on Wednesday.Cops went knocking at 9 Walford Way, equipped with a search warrant at about 12:19 p.m..RELATED: Body found in burned car on remote road in WorcesterOfficers said they found 18 grams of crack, a silver revolver and...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:25pm

Methuen man added to Mass. Most Wanted list for Lawrence murder

Investigators added a Methuen man to the state's Most Wanted Fugitives list Wednesday for his alleged role in a murder in Lawrence earlier this year.Police said Yssael Lantigua-Alecon, 34, shot and killed a man in a nightclub on May 1.Officers responded to a report of a shooting at Bali’s...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:53pm

Burned body of woman found near Bridgewater train tracks

Police are asking for the public to help identify the burned remains of a woman found near railroad tracks in Bridgewater late Tuesday night.The Plymouth County District Attorney’s office said yesterday that Bridgewater Police received a 911 call at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday for a report of...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:30pm

Danvers teen accused in teacher killing competent to stand trial

A judge ruled on Wednesday that a Danvers teen is mentally competent to stand trial for allegedly raping and murdering his 9th grade math teacher in 2013.Philip Chism, 14 at the time, pleaded not guilty to raping and murdering 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, a math teacher who was found dead in the...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 9:54pm

Man shot, killed on Shepton Street in Dorchester

An investigation was underway Wednesday after a man was shot and killed in Dorchester, police said.Boston Police responded to a report of a person shot on Shepton Street at a 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.Police said they found a man in his 20’s suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 9:08pm

FBI joins Cayman Islands police in investigation of missing Weymouth man

The FBI is getting involved in the seven-month-old case of a missing Weymouth man in the Cayman Islands.Norman Lee, a 47-year-old comic book artist, was snorkeling with his wife about 250 feet from shore on March 5 when the two were separated. He was not seen again.At the time of his disappearance...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:14am

Man involved in early morning Canton standoff dies from injuries

The man who barricaded himself inside his Canton house after allegedly stabbing his brother died from self-inflicted wounds on Tuesday evening.Larry King, Jr., 49, died from serious knife wounds he sustained during a standoff with cops, police said.The standoff closed down a portion of the Canton...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 11:32pm

Cambridge cops seek would-be bank robber

Cambridge Police are trying to identify a man who allegedly tried to rob a bank in Central Square on Oct. 27.Police are looking for a man in his 50’s who may have forgotten his mask, but had a black vest and khakis on. The suspect walked into the bank and said to a Leader Bank employee, “Don’t be...

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:00pm

UPDATE: Two men charged with vandalizing Burlington mosque

Burlington Police arrested two men and charged them with vandalizing a Mosque on Sunday morning. Security footage reportedly showed two masked suspects emerge from a white car and vandalize the Islamic Center of Burlington on Lexington Street. Vandals spent roughly 20 minutes defacing the mosque,...

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:54pm

MBTA service interruptions set for Halloween weekend, daylight savings time

Several MBTA lines will dress up as shuttle buses this Halloween weekend.Red Line: On Saturday to Sunday, buses will replace service between JFK/UMass and Quincy Center. Bus service will run between JFK/UMass, North Quincy, Wollaston and Quincy Center in both directions. Regular service will resume...

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:32am

PHOTOS: Police seek hoodie-wearing man wanted in Eastie, Dorchester robberies

The FBI released photos Friday of a man they believe knocked over two different banks in October.Boston Police and the FBIsaid the suspect, described as a black man standing about 6’2” and sporting a camouflage hoodie, approached a tellerat the Santander Bank in Dorchester on Oct. 21 and demanded...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:38pm

Maine woman busted trafficking 300 bundles of heroin

Massachusetts State Police busted a Maine woman for with 300 bundles of heroin on Thursday.Troopers were on Route 495 in Bolton when they spotted a Nissan Altima headed north at a high rate of speed. They pulled over the driver and determined that Holly Grant, 39, of Palermo, Maine, was driving...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:12pm

Walsh: Boston breaks 15-year housing completion record

Boston is buliding upon its success.Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the city has set a 15-year record for housing completions in 2015.Walsh said that in 2015 the city saw 3,292 new housing units, representing $1.4 billion in value. Before this high water mark, the record was 3,257 units, which was...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 1:28am

Somerville man charged in North End stabbing

A man was stabbed in the neck outside a North End bar early Thursday morning after a heated argument with his alleged assailant, police said.Police said two men who knew each other got into an argument at about 1:15 a.m. outside The Point bar and the shouting match escalated into physical violence....

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:33pm

Uxbridge man charged with false bomb threat on plane at Logan

An Uxbridge man was due to be arraigned in East Boston court Thursday after allegedly making a false bomb threat on a plane at Logan International Airport.State Police boarded United Airlines flight #439 at about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday following a report of a man making threats about a bomb in his bag...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:57pm

Woman pleads guilty to trafficking five kilos of coke at Logan Airport

A woman pleaded guilty to smuggling nearly five kilograms of cocaine valued at $250,000 in a wheelchair at Logan Airport.Ireline Aponte Melede, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful import of a controlled substance after flying into Logan from the Dominican Republic on May 10.RELATED: Peabody...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 4:29am

Three-alarm Lynn fire displaces 31 residents on Chestnut Street

A three-alarm fire in Lynn displaced 31 people on Tuesday night, fire officials said.Firefighters responded to the scene of the blazeat 152-156 ChestnutSt.at about 11 p.m. Firefighters had difficulty getting to the back of the building because the gate in the alleyway was locked, officials said....

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:07pm

Somerville's Grove Labs hopes to change the face of urban gardening

Growing vegetables in a densely packed urban environment with lead and other toxins in much of the soil is a difficult task for greenhorn green thumbs and seasoned urban farmers alike.But the brains behind Somerville’sGrove Labshope to sow the seeds of a new approach to practical urban gardening...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 2:30pm

Boston Police bust three, recover two masks, one fake gun after two reports of street robberies

A pair of men in masks and one minor were arrestedin Roxbury and Dorchester intwo different armed robberieson Monday.The first incident took place at about 5 p.m. on Monday when officers responded to a report of an armed robbery near 5 Maywood Street. The victim told police that teenage boy came up...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 11:07pm