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Boston Police Officer Shot Several Times In Roxbury, Suspect Dead

BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston Police Officer was shot and wounded in Roxbury early Friday morning. The suspect, who has been identified by sources as 36-year-old Kasim Kahrim, is dead.


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


Tewksbury Advisor Accused Of Scamming Peabody Retiree

PEABODY, MA -- The Massachusetts Secretary of State's Securities Division claims an investment adviser from Tewksbury stole more than $100,000 from his client over a 12-year period. The complaint, released Thursday, claims Bruce Worhtington, 51, of 5 County Road in Tewksbury, scammed a 65-year-old r


Massachusetts Residents Urged To Check Plants For Invasive Lanternfly

BOSTON (CBS) – Check your potted plants! Massachusetts agricultural officials say an invasive pest called the spotted lanternfly has been found in Boston. The Department of Agricultural Resources said a single dead specimen of the bug was discovered at a private residence in the city.


Turkey Captured After Months of Stopping Traffic in Peabody

A turkey called Main Street in Peabody, Massachusetts, home for months. The neighborhood named him Ed. He stopped traffic whenever he pleased. Police took back the neighborhood on Wednesday, but Ed didn't go quietly.


Four arrested after police pursuit involving stolen car on I-93

Four people were arrested after a police pursuit involving a stolen car on I-93 in Boston, police say. Massachusetts State Police say a trooper saw a car exiting the tunnel on I-93 southbound, and a query showed the car had been stolen in Lynn on Tuesday.


We Need Emoji License Plates In Massachusetts

Australia is rolling out emoji license plates and we need to do it too. According to The Verge, in Queensland, Australia you can soon customize your license plates with emojis. I'm sure a lot of people don't think much of that, but I think it's brilliant and hilarious. I really think we need to star


Retired landscaper scammed out of $100K, state says

PEABODY — An investment adviser has been charged with misappropriating nearly $100,000 from a 65-year-old retired landscaper from Peabody. The adviser, Bruce Worthington of Tewksbury, devised an "elaborate plan" to take advantage of his client from 2006 to 2018, according to an administrative compla


Magnificent Federal Residence in Salem

“This 1809 grand Federal mansion, complete with its own entrance and stunning period details throughout, has been meticulously restored,” says listing broker Betsy Merry of MerryFox Realty. “Absolutely breathtaking, this home is a crown jewel.”


R.I. strip club says Boston cop was with 'undesirable' man

PROVIDENCE — Hours before his gun was stolen, Boston police officer Emanuel Brandao was visiting a local strip club with a man the club viewed as "undesirable." Brandao never told investigators about his companion. He only said that he “spent some time” at the club with two women, both of whom said


Arrest Made In Medford Stabbing: Police

MEDFORD, MA – Police have made an arrest in connection with a stabbing on Benton Street Thursday evening. Marley Chery, 18, of Wellesley Street, was taken into custody at his home and charged with assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon to wit knife.


Overnight ‘wintry mess’ of snow, freezing rain expected in Massachusetts this weekend

Massachusetts is expected to see another “wintry mess” of snow and other precipitation this weekend as a brief system moves in overnight on Sunday, even as daytime temperatures stay above the freezing point.


PEM expansion to open in later half of 2019

SALEM — Construction is moving ahead on two Peabody Essex Museum projects on Essex Street, but the public won’t see the finished products until later this year. The museum is building a three-story addition next to its East India Marine Hall, as well as a garden that will be accessible only from ins


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


Green Line extension construction means bridge closures in Somerville

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to close three bridges in Somerville for construction of tracks and rights of way for the Green Line extension through that city and into Medford—a project that the agency says “is on schedule.”


Pair indicted in alleged heroin trafficking

SALEM — A man and woman from Salem have been indicted on heroin trafficking charges, a month after police found nearly an ounce and a half of the drug in a Gardner Street home.


Man charged with assault and kidnapping sent to prison

HAVERHILL — A Haverhill man who in 2017 was charged with stabbing another man and keeping the victim's wife and children in a closet against their will in his Forest Acres apartment, pleaded guilty to a host of charges during a hearing in Salem Superior Court.


Two New Lawsuits Filed Against North Shore Celebrity Psychiatrist

SALEM, MA -- Two more women have filed lawsuits against Dr. Keith Ablow alleging he abused his position while treating them for depression. The lawsuits were filed in Essex Superior Court in Salem Thursday and contain lurid details, including claims by one of the plaintiffs that Ablow hit her during


Winchester man held in ICE custody, facing deportation

A Winchester man, arrested by Winchester Police on charges of child pornography, is being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is facing deportation for illegally residing in the United States.


Lawrence man arrested in drug bust

A Lawrence man was arrested Thursday when police seized 532 grams of fentanyl as part ofan ongoing narcotics investigation, authorities said. Rosario Lara, 36, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after officers set up surveillance video and conducted a sting, State police said.