A former Little League coach had bail set at $150,000 today on his arraignment on a charge of possession of child pornography, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Andrew McKinnon, 43, allegedly had images depicting "rape and abuse of innocent children" that he made available to others on a file-sharing network, the DA's office says. Boston Police, Homeland Security and the Secret Service raided... Read more
Kevin McCrea (yes, that Kevin McCrea) reports:
Sometime last night or early this morning my 2 year pet red eared slider who answers to "Bob" was taken from the fountain in front of my house at 218 West Springfield. A great favorite of the kids in... Read more
Branden Mattier, 22, was arrested today when an undercover state trooper gave him a bogus check for $2.2 million for the pain and suffering he allegedly suffered when his aunt's legs were damaged so severely by the Marathon bombings that she would need a double amputation.
WFXT reports a source says investigators are looking into a possible connection between the now former New England Patriot and a still unsolved triple shooting that left two dead in a car at the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street early on July 16, 2012.
At the time, police said witnesses reported gunfire from a gray "SUV style motor vehicle" with Rhode... Read more
And no doubt completely unrelated. If you happen to pass by the biolab on Albany Street Wednesday morning, don't worry about all the emergency vehicles you'll see parked out front - there'll be no Andromeda Strain release that day (besides, the lab hasn't yet gotten final approval to stock killer death viruses, let alone hexagonal killer death viruses from outer space).
This drill will... Read more
The first Boston Bike Party kicks off at 7:30 tonight in Dewey Square, with the rolling party scheduled to wend through the Seaport, down to Castle Island and then across the rest of South Boston, into the South End and ending by the Pru.
A nose-holding citizen reports from Roslindale:
Porter potty needed for field- athletes have no facilities and are using the tunnel that connects Fallon field to Belgrade ave to relieve themselves. It smells like urine and is unnerving for walkers.
And in the South End, a disgusted citizen posts a photo of a hole in the ground:
Homeless people have dug this foot-deep hole... Read more
Last night, Jed Hresko followed a chalk line on Mass. Ave. near the Orange Line stop:
It was a very long line - with... Read more
Two men convicted of drug dealing who asked to be let out of prison because of problems at state drug labs will stay in prison while their cases are reconsidered, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Landers Ivey, 53, demanded to be "immediately released" while his latest conviction was reviewed, because of the scandal at state drug labs, in particular the one in Jamaica... Read more
WGBH is covering it for folks without TVs.
Two workers who lifted a mattress in the Cathedral BHA project in the South End to look for bedbug evidence this morning instead found two guns. Police, of course, were summoned, and detectives, after getting a search warrant, found a safe under the bed with three more guns.
Police say the workers initially found only a young child in the apartment at 14 E. Brookline... Read more