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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Acton Clean Up Week seeking volunteers

In keeping with Acton’s long tradition of supporting a springtime clean up in town, the 2019 Acton Clean Up Week will take place from April 27 to May 5. This year Green Acton and the Asian American Civic Engagement Alliance (AACEA), with the support of the town of Acton, have organized a week long c


Maynard selectmen grant licenses for new restaurant

Selectmen approved an on-premise liquor and common victualler license for Azucar Tapas Bar, a new restaurant coming to 51 Main St. in Maynard, at the April 16 Board meeting. The new restaurant is owned by Alonso and Alma Moreno, owners of El Huipil Mexican Restaurant, and will occupy the space forme


A Massachusetts Teen Came Up With a Unique and Fiery Way to Ask a Girl to Prom

An Acton, Massachusetts, teen came up with a unique (but dangerous) way to ask a girl to prom… by starting a fire in the driveway. WCVB reported that the good news was no one got hurt, nothing caught on fire, and most importantly she said YES!


Fitchburg elementary school on lockdown after person shot during home invasion

FITCHBURG, MASS. (WHDH) - An elementary school in Fitchburg is on lockdown after one person was shot during a home invasion on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. A search for suspects is underway in the area of Chester Street, according to the Fitchburg Police Department.


Nearly two dozen from Massachusetts victims in Boy Scouts sex abuse scandal

NEW YORK — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history.


Medford elementary school students see 3D crosswalk plan come to life

MEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Students at a Medford elementary school are hoping their three-dimensional sidewalk will make the roads around their school safer. “I absolutely love it. It’s exactly what I wanted and way more,” said 10-year-old Isa, who came up with the idea, adding, “I can’t believe it act


Police: Search underway for armed robber who fled CVS with trash bag full of drugs

ANDOVER, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Andover are searching for an armed robbery suspect who fled a CVS with a trash bag full of stolen drugs on Tuesday morning, officials said. Officers responding to a report of a robbery at the pharmacy on Main Street around 7:30 a.m. ordered a shelter in place at Doh


Video: Bernie Sanders says even ‘terrible people’ like the Boston Marathon bomber have a right to vote while in prison

Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Monday during a town hall in New Hampshire that even ‘terrible people” like Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should have the right to vote while they are in prison.


Armed robbery sends schools into lockdown

ANDOVER — Police still are searching for a man involved in an armed robbery at CVS on Tuesday morning, according to Andover police Chief Patrick Keefe. The robbery and search for the gunman caused two schools near the store to go into lockdown. They reopened later in the morning.


Man killed in train collision originally from Massachusetts

BIDDEFORD — A Biddeford man killed in a collision with a train on Sunday was a waiter at a local restaurant. Dennis MacGillivray, 42, of Biddeford was walking on the railroad track in the area between Westmore Avenue and Pomerleau Street around 4 p.m. on Sunday when he was fatally struck by a train,


A man allegedly robbed an Andover CVS at gunpoint for narcotics

A man robbed an Andover CVS at gunpoint Tuesday morning and fled with narcotics, police say. Andover police say they’re looking for the man who entered the 68 Main St. pharmacy with a black and silver handgun at about 7:30 a.m..


Former Hudson Fire Chief John Blood charged with theft

HUDSON – Former Fire Chief John Blood has been charged with misusing a town credit card, authorities said. On Thursday, the Police Department issued a summons to Blood, 59, of 1 Oak St., Clinton, that charged him with larceny of more than $250 by a single scheme.


Florida Judge Orders Robert Kraft Spa Video Not be Released for Now

A Florida judge has ordered that a video police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex not be publicly released for now. Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys that releasing the video could harm chances for a fair trial on misdemeano


5-year-old picked up for school but left on bus for 4 hours, mother says

BOSTON - A mother wants answers after her 5-year-old son showed up to school four hours late after getting picked up by the bus. The boy's mother tells Boston 25 News her 5-year-old son was picked up at his Malden home a little after 7 a.m. Tuesday by BD Transportation, but didn't get to Lee Academy


A small earthquake hit Massachusetts Monday evening

A small earthquake was reported in Massachusetts Monday evening. The United States Geological Survey said a 1.7 magnitude earthquake registered southeast of Gloucester around 6:09 p.m.


Hundreds Evacuated from Massachusetts High-Rise Fire

NEWTON, Mass. (WCVB) – Around 800 people have been displaced from their homes for the next 24 to 48 hours following a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Newton. Newton firefighters said a kitchen fire was contained to a single eighth-floor unit on The Towers of Chestnut Hill, but water from s


One wounded in Fitchburg shooting

FITCHBURG -- One person was wounded in shooting in an apartment at 9 Chestnut St. about noon, police said. The victim was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester for treatment, police said. Lt. Jeffrey Howe said the victim was awake and talking with first responders.


Malden man wins $1 million prize on Mass. lotto scratch ticket

MALDEN (WHDH) - A Malden man became the Massachusetts State Lottery’s ninth $1 million prize winner in its “10,000,000 Gold” scratch ticket game. Salah Elkendi chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000.


Manchester Police Arrest 8 On Prostitution Charges

MANCHESTER, NH — Eight people were arrested Friday on prostitution charges. The arrests were the result of a day-long police investigation in the area of Lincoln and Laurel streets in Manchester. The prostitution detail, involving unmarked cruisers and officers wearing plan clothes, were in response