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Sixth trooper charged in federal OT fraud probe

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A sixth Massachusetts State Trooper is facing federal charges for embezzling more than $11,000 in overtime from traffic shifts he did not work, prosecutors said.

Rachelle Bond, mom of 'Baby Doe,' violates probation again

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Rachelle Bond, mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond, has violated probation for the second time this year, officials said today.

Report: Patriots rookie Isaiah Wynn tore Achilles, out for season

The Patriots' worst fear for rookie Isaiah Wynn has been confirmed.

Severe thunderstorms, tornado out west possible for today

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Keep your eyes to the sky beginning this afternoon as severe thunderstorms and a possible "isolated" tornado is being forecast for the state.

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Airport mass shooter Esteban Santiago sentenced to five life terms and 120 years in prison

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Esteban Santiago is severely mentally ill and remorseful for killing five people and injuring six others in the January 2017 mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s main airport, his defense team said Friday moments…

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Ayer sex offender charged in 2009 campground assault on child

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HANCOCK, N.H. — A man listed as a registered sex offender in Massachusetts has been accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old child at a New Hampshire campground nearly a decade ago.

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Serial bank robber gets nearly 5 years in prison

BOSTON — A man who robbed 10 banks in the Boston area between July 2017 and October 2017 has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

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Slain Colorado mom had painted happy picture of married life

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FREDERICK, Colo. — Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband "my ROCK!" and said he was "the best dad us girls could…

Being in right place at right time saved a life: ‘I was amazed I survived’

My uncle may be the luckiest man ever to have a massive heart attack.

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Aretha Franklin leaves solid legacy locally

Loyal subjects of the Queen of Soul are devastated by the loss of Grammy-winning cultural icon Aretha Franklin, who died yesterday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

Man suffers head injury while sailing off Nantucket

BOSTON — Coast Guard officials rescued a man who injured his head while he was sailing off the coat of Nantucket.

Overdose numbers spike past 85 in New Haven as two men are arraigned on charges related to the ODs

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Two men were arraigned in state court Thursday afternoon on charges related to Wednesday and Thursday’s mass overdose of the synthetic marijuana drug known as “K2,” as stricken people continued to drop in and around New…

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

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SAN FRANCISCO — In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields.

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Stewart Weldon facing rape, murder charges

A suspected serial predator in Springfield faces charges of murdering three people and raping seven more after police found three dead bodies at his home in June.

Howie Carr: Peter Strzok drank that dirty water

Disgraced, fired FBI agent Peter Strzok worked in the Boston office of the Famous But Incompetent agency.

N.Y. doctor identified as shark attack victim

TRURO — Dr. William Winzer Lytton, the tourist attacked by a shark off Long Nook Beach Wednesday, is a licensed neurologist and professor in New York who’s listed in serious condition at Tufts Medical Center.

Tsarnaev pal moving to California for college, job prospects

Discouraged by repeated rejections in his pursuit of work, a Cambridge man convicted of trying to throw investigators off the trail of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is moving to southern California to restart his life.

Man in fatal crash charged with OUI

A motorcyclist is dead after a collision with a 29-year-old Whitman man police say was driving under the influence with a child in his car.

O’Malley: Time runs short to mend church reputation

Cardinal Sean O’Malley says the Catholic Church is failing to hold accountable those in its upper ranks who enabled child sex abuse for decades and fears the troubled institution has little time left to repair its badly damaged reputation.

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Tom Brady praises the big man Trent Brown

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Tom Brady has had Trent Brown at left tackle through training camp practices but last night was the first time he’s experienced him as his blind side protector during a game. Once again, the big man delivered.

Thursday, Aug 16

Murder, rape among 52 charges against Springfield man

A suspected serial predator in Springfield faces charges of murdering three people and raping seven more after police found three dead bodies at his home in June.

Aretha Franklin will be remembered for her pure power... and soul

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Aretha Franklin didn’t write “Respect.” She wasn’t even the first to release it — Otis Redding wrote and recorded the song two years before Franklin’s 1967 version. But the song is forever Franklin’s.

Self-storage evictions point to larger crisis

The discovery this week of several people living in a Dorchester storage facility is the latest indication of the housing crisis in Boston, where rents continue to skyrocket.

Guregian: Tom Brady looks like the same old TB12

FOXBORO — The receiver group is lacking. The defense is coming off a Super Bowl shellacking.

Wednesday, Aug 15

BPD commissioner William G. Gross: ‘Judicial system needs to be held accountable’

Police Commissioner William G. Gross, declaring himself “sick and tired” of the courts’ revolving door, challenged the state’s judges yesterday to show some backbone when deciding whether violent offenders can be returned to the streets.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh comes out against boycott of Samuel Adams beer

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh came out against any boycott of Samuel Adams ale yesterday as Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and others vowed to never drink the Boston Beer Co. product again.

Church report: 1,000 child victims in Pennsylvania

Predator priests in Pennsylvania raped and molested more than 1,000 children over the past seven decades in attacks that were often covered up, according to a stunning grand jury report that a top Boston anti-abuse crusader said is just…

Lucas: The Globe conducted own ‘dirty war’ on free press

Boston had seven daily newspapers when I started out as a newspaper reporter in the early sixties. Now there are two.

Tuesday, Aug 14

ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants

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BOSTON — Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed…

Police: One dead in Mattapan triple shooting

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Three people were shot this morning in Mattapan, according to police.

Four more staties in OT scandal relieved of duty

Four more troopers have been relieved of duty in the state police overtime scandal, bringing to 46 the total number of staties sidelined by the review.

Revere councilors call for feds to find missing $92G

Revere city councilors want state and federal authorities to examine City Hall’s books for irregularities and possible crimes after a contentious hearing about $92,000 in missing parking revenues exploded into shouting matches between the…

Monday, Aug 13

Man gets life in prison for Boston barbershop shooting

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BOSTON — A man named William Shakespeare has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man outside a Boston barbershop where the victim had taken his 4-year-old son for a haircut.

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

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WASHINGTON — Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday.

Gov. Charlie Baker defends cops from Sen. Liz Warren’s ‘racist’ remark

Gov. Charlie Baker became the latest politician to push back on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s comments that the criminal-justice system is “racist … front to back,” giving a full-throated defense of police.

Sparkle of hidden gem with Ryan Brasier

BALTIMORE — The turning point to preserving a Red Sox victory in Chris Sale’s return to the mound yesterday came in the sixth inning, when Ryan Brasier was called in to relieve Tyler Thornburg, who loaded the bases with two outs.

Sunday, Aug 12

Howie Carr: Legalizing pot is a catastrophic call

The commonwealth of Massachusetts is legalizing marijuana.

Charlie Baker makes bid for four more years official

Touting his administration’s investments in education, local aid to cities and towns, and transportation, Gov. Charlie Baker asked voters for four more years to finish the work he says he started in tackling chronic problems that continue…

Plane thievery alarms experts

The theft of a twin-engine passenger plane at the Seattle airport is an alarming breach that may attract copycats, one expert said.

Elizabeth Warren tones down tough talk

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EASTHAM — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren dialed back her harsh criticism of the U.S. justice system in a town hall forum here yesterday, saying cops and counselors are “dedicated” to their jobs.