Kids’ 2 snowmobiles stolen

A Massachusetts family’s weekend of snowmobiling fun in Maine turned into a nightmare when two snowmobiles used by their children were stolen. Dan and Jennifer Smith of Pembroke, Massachusetts, brought their three sons, ages 8, 6 and 3, to last weekend’s Snodeo events in Rangeley. The family parked the children’s Polaris 120cc snowmobiles — one […]

Home saved from fire after neighbor digs out hydrant

When Salem firefighters arrived at Highland Avenue on Wednesday morning, a fire that started on the back steps of a home had already reached the attic, but a neighbor who dug out a fire hydrant saved crews time and helped save the house, officials said. “It can take quite a bit of room. It can […]

Hit-and-run driver slowed down, knew they hit someone, victim’s wife says

Police are trying to identify a car involved in a hit-and-run in Dorchester that left a man in critical condition. Leon Haywood, 63, was getting into his car near 890 Morton St. at 10:20 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a car traveling west at high speed, police said. Watch report “He was just […]

Woman dies in Dorchester fire

A woman was killed in a house fire in Dorchester early Thursday, Boston fire officials said. The fire started at 31 Greenwich St. shortly after 6 a.m. An elderly woman was found inside the home by crews from Ladder 7, Boston firefighters said. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The […]

Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

Prosecutors in Massachusetts are expected to lay out their case against former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez, as they deliver opening statements in his murder trial days before Hernandez’s old team is due to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Real-time updates and live video from court (when available) Hernandez, 25, has […]

MBTA train evacuated in Quincy when smoke fills cars

A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Red Line train was evacuated at Quincy Station when smoke filled the cars. The incident happened at 7:30 a.m. A juvenile on the train kicked out a window during the incident. The MBTA said a failure in the train’s propulsion system resulted in a burst of smoke. The train was […]

Aaron Hernandez jury to hear opening remarks

Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are scheduled to hear attorneys’ opening statements Thursday on whether the one-time NFL star worth $40 million killed a semipro football player. Hernandez, 25, has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, 27, who dated the sister of Hernandez’s […]

Malaysia declares people aboard MH370 dead

The government of Malaysia has officially declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead. But the search for the missing Boeing 777 will continue. The formal declaration, read Thursday by civil aviation director Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, will allow the families of those presumed dead […]

Cops, citizens scuffle at St. Louis meeting

An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday — between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s […]

Cat crawls out of shallow grave

A cat buried after being hit by a car emerged from its shallow grave five days later, meowing for food. Bart, a black and white feline from Florida, emerged from the grave matted and injured, but alive. According to The Tampa Bay Times, Bart’s owner had asked a neighbor to bury her cat because she […]