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Massachusetts judge charged with helping illegal alien elude ICE agents

BOSTON — A district court judge and a former court officer were indicted Thursday on federal obstruction of justice charges for preventing an agent of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency from taking custody of a man who had been deported twice in four years.


Dorchester man arrested, charged in connection with Roxbury shooting

BOSTON (WHDH) - A 20-year-old Dorchester man was arrested Wednesday on charges in connection with a shooting in Roxbury that left a man wounded back in March, officials said. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was nabbed by members of a Youth Violence Strike Force in the area of 115 Warr


Judge indicted in Massachusetts for refusing to allow undocumented immigrant to be detained

A state judge in Massachusetts was indicted Thursday for refusing to allow ICE to take custody of an undocumented immigrant, according to court papers. Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, 51, of Natick, was charged in the case along with a court officer, Wesley MacGregor, 56, of Watertown.


The Latest: Judge suspended without pay after indictment

BOSTON – The Latest on charges against a federal judge accused of helping a suspect evade immigration detention (all times local):. A Massachusetts judge charged with helping a man living in the U.S. illegally evade immigration detention has been suspended without pay.


Boston police officer hospitalized due to possible fentanyl exposure

BOSTON (WHDH) - A Boston police officer was hospitalized due to a possible exposure of fentanyl Wednesday night. The officer responding to the area of East Concord Street and Harrison Avenue around 9:40 p.m. for a woman in her 30s needing medical assistance inside her car ended up being transported


Former Boston top cop says Bernie Sanders' push to let felons vote shouldn't apply to Boston bomber

Daniel Linskey, former superintendent-in-chief of the Boston Police Department on Thursday said he had a visceral reaction to comments made by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders who supports giving felons like Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the right to vote.


How much is Massachusetts spending on housing immigrants facing deportation? A move to find that answer has died on Beacon Hill

County jails in Massachusetts are believed to reap millions from the federal government to house immigrants facing deportation. But details on how much it costs to detain an immigrant each day and how much is reimbursed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement — t


East Boston man in court on child sex abuse, child porn charges

BOSTON — An East Boston man accused of sexually assaulting a child, enticing another to create child pornography and transmitting dozens of graphic sexual images of minors through a smartphone application was in Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday.


Massachusetts residents will need a REAL ID to board an airplane starting October 2020

BOSTON (TSA) - Massachusetts residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need another form of approved identification to board their flight or enter a secure federal facility or military base. Massac


Massport to Vote on Rideshare Drop Off Plan for Logan Airport

The Massachusetts Port Authority will vote Thursday on a plan that will create a location for rideshare pickups and drop offs for Logan International Airport. The proposal would ban Uber and Lyft from terminal curbs at the Boston airport and direct such drivers to Logan's central parking garage inst


2 dead after car crashes into Neponset Bridge in North Quincy

QUINCY — Two people are dead after their car crashed into the Neponset Bridge, fire officials confirmed. A flattened mess of twisted steel was all that remained of the front of a silver Ford sedan that slammed into the underside of the Neponset Bridge at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. The car approached to


'6th time was the charm’: Welfare family cap is finally lifted in Massachusetts

After many votes and multiple vetoes, Massachusetts lawmakers have finally lifted the “cap on kids,” which denies additional welfare benefits for children born while a family is already receiving welfare.


FBI Searches Kodak Black's Tour Bus

Kodak Black can’t catch a break. After missing his show in Boston last week cause he got arrested for weapons and drugs, fast forward to last night where his tour bus got raided by the FBI outside his show in DC. Everything inside the bus was searched, some of his crew were put in handcuffs…and appa


Zdeno Chara calls for Tom Brady to attend Bruins game in Instagram exchange

Earlier this week, Tom Brady recruited Zdeno Chara to join him on the gridiron. It appears the tables have turned. Chara posted an Instagram hype video Thursday ahead of the Boston Bruins' second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets that's awesome in its own right: The voi


Police: Boston man nabbed in NY with 54 pounds of marijuana

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (WHDH) — A Boston man is facing a drug charge after police say he was caught with 54 pounds of marijuana in his car in New York on Tuesday. A trooper who stopped a Lexus sedan on the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle about 6 p.m. arrested the driver, Simon Huang, 22, after


Suspected cocaine trafficker nabbed in Revere

REVERE, MASS. (WHDH) - A Chelsea man is facing drugs and firearms charges after he was busted by police in Revere on Tuesday, officials said. Narcotics and gang unit officers investigating an alleged drug distribution operation in the area of Kimball Avenue arrested 21-year-old Mahdi Raoui, accordin


Amtrak to increase high-speed train service between Boston and Washington, D.C.

Amtrak customers asked for more travel opportunities between Boston and Washington, D.C., and Amtrak answered. The high-speed Acela Express currently makes 10 round-trip journeys between Boston and Washington, D.C. on weekdays, three on Saturdays (though one northbound train departs from New York),


Former police officer sentenced in man's kidnapping, killing

DEDHAM, Mass. — A former Dedham police officer was sentenced Thursday for his part in the kidnapping and killing of an Avon man. Michael Schoener was found guilty of being an accessory before the fact in the kidnapping of James Robertson.


Mass. judge charged with obstructing justice

A federal grand jury in Boston on Thursday handed up blockbuster indictments against a Newton District Court judge and a state court officer on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping an undocumented immigrant evade ICE custody in the Newton courthouse last year.


Federal judge says Boston man's conviction for illegal gun possession not a violation of the Second Amendment

A federal judge today rejected a Boston man's argument that the Second Amendment lets him walk around with a gun if he feels like it and upheld his three-year jail sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.