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Boston fentanyl bust 'major' win in fight against opioids: DA

It wasn't hamburger wrapped in green saran wrap that police found during a raid of Boston restaurant Tuesday— it was fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid that's been linked to a rising number of overdose deaths in Massachusetts and across the country.During a raid of D’Raffa Restaurant in...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:08pm

NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in fatal chokehold may be close to indictment: Source

The Department of Justice is moving forward with a grand jury investigation into the death of Eric Garner after an NYPD officer put him in a fatal chokehold in 2014, the New York Post reported.The Staten Island man died after Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a move banned by the NYPDto restrain him...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:42pm

Before Eric Garner’s fatal chokehold, NYPD officer had history of complaints, leaked documents reveal

The NYPD officer who used a department-banned chokehold during the 2014 arrest that resulted in Eric Garner’s death had a history of prior complaints, according to leaked documents obtained by ThinkProgress.Daniel Pantaleo had seven disciplinary complaints and 14 allegations before the fatal Eric...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:47pm

Father, daughter arrested for attack on off-duty MBTA police officer

Boston authorities said a father and his daughter were arrested Friday for the "violent" attack of an off-duty MBTA transit officer.The off-duty officer, who was not identified, heard a disturbance on a train car at Community College station as he wastraveling on an outbound Orange Line train...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:44am

'Muslim slayer' threatens Brooklyn mosque

Police are investigating after a letter threatening to "kill non-whites" was sent to a Brooklyn mosque.Signed "Muslim Slayer," the note states, "I have a dirty little secret. I fantasize about killing non-whites. It really turns me on and I'm afraid you're on my list."Just in: NYPD is investigating...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:29pm

Armed suicidal man on GWB threatens to shoot police officers trying to save him: Officials

A suicidal man who was planning to jump off the George Washington Bridge allegedly pulled a firearm on police officers trying to save him, ABC7 reported.The incident began just before 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, and Port Authority officers soon confiscated the weapon, which was said to be a “starter...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:16am

Amber Alert canceled after missing Connecticut girl found safe; father in custody

The multi-state Amber Alert for Aylin Sofia Hernandez has been canceled as the 6-year-old girl was found safe, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Her father, Oscar Hernandez, is in custody.He is suspected of fatally stabbing the girl's mother in her Bridgeport, Connecticut, home early...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:48am

Police release DNA profile of likely killer in Princeton jogger case

The person who killed 27-year-old Vanessa Marcottewhen she took an afternoon jog near her mother's Princeton, Massachusetts, home in August is likely an athletic man in his 30s, according to a DNA profile police released Thursday.The killer had a shaved or short hair and is of average height, based...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:24am

‘Suicide squad’ officers told not to save potential jumpers on GWB: Report

Police officers patrolling the George Washington Bridge have been ordered not to pull potential jumpers to safety by the Port Authority Police Department, the New York Daily News reported.Suicide prevention officers must now wait for the PAPD’s Emergency Service Unit to arrive rather than attempt...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:13am

Boston woman dragged by friend's car, dies

A 29-year-old woman has died from injuries after she was dragged by a car through the streets of Boston.Cusandra Webb of Dorchester was dragged more than a third of a mile down Massachusetts Avenue just before 3 a.m. Sunday, police said.Webb and the driver of the car, Brianna Smith, 26, of Boston...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:37am

Boston student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school: Police

A teenager who allegedly carried a loaded gun to school in his backpack was arrested Thursday, police said.The 17-year-old Dorchester boy, who was not identified because of his age, was arrested at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester after a school staff member found ahandgun inside his...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:57pm

Paramedic lies about helping victims of Boston bombing

A paramedic with the St. Louis Fire Departmentapologized Tuesday after he lied about helping victims at the scene of the Boston bombing in 2013, according to the department.Paramedic Shawn Daniel told his supervisors he rushed to help bombing victims after the April 15, 2013, attack that injured...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:02pm

Snowblower uncovers dead body in Lynn

A man using a snowblower to clear a path early Monday morning in Lynn uncovered a homicide, police said.The discovery was made around 5 a.m. according to the Essex County District Attorney's office.The victim, identified as Carlos Aponte, 38, had visible injuries to his upper chest and lower neck,...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:27am

Family busted for running 'sophisticated' meth lab: Police

It was an operation Walter White might envy, until it all went bad.Plymouth Police busted a drug-dealing family that ran a “sophisticated laboratory” manufacturing methamphetamine, authorities said.Seven people were arrested, ranging in age from 18 to 41, in the sting at the Plymouth home on...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 3:29am

Revere police officer resigns amid child abuse charges

ARevere police officer accused of beating his girlfriend's 5-year-old child has resigned.Marcos Garcia, 32, ofSaugus, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a child causing injury in the Jan. 12 beating of his girlfriend’s young son.Garcia pleaded...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 2:44am

William Shakespeare charged with murder

William Shakespeare has been charged with murder.A 29-year-old fugitive bearing the name of the literary giant is accused of killing another man in a Mattapan barber shop on June 14, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement.Shakespeare was arrested Tuesday morning in the...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:19am

Drug ring busted at Shriver estate on Cape Cod: Police

Three people have been charged with running a large-scare fentanyl distribution operation out of a Cape Cod estate owned by the Shriver family.Barnstable Police allege Troy Monteiro and Trevor Rose, both 29, used the property located at 31 Atlantic Ave. in Hyannisport as a center to package and...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:50pm

Court orders dismissal of weak Dookhan drug cases

The state’s highest court ordered prosecutors to dismiss any cases tainted by the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal that would be too weak to retry.While the Wednesday ruling declined to issue the “global remedy” sought by the ACLU and other civil rights groups for dismissal of all 24,000 cases...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 2:19pm

Revere cop accused of striking 5-year-old with belt

A Revere police officer was arrested over the weekend on charges acusing him of using a belt to dicipline a 5-year-old child, authorities said.State Police arrested Marcos Garcia, 32, of Saugus on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a child causing...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:29am

Quincy Police officer arrested after 4-hour armed standoff at his home

A 51-year-old veteran Quincy Police officer was arrested following a four-hour armed standoff with police in his Raynham home Monday night.RaynhamPolicewere called to officer Keith Wilbur'sBritton Street homeat 9 p.m.after a report of a domestic situation, WCVB reported.Officials say they spoke...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:03am