Updated, 1:45 p.m.
Boston and State Police shut Charlesgate East at Commonwealth Avenue and the Bowker Overpass after somebody found a pressure cooker just lying there.
State Police report:
The device was a pressure cooker, appeared to be discarded. Does not appear to have been a explosive device. Under investigation.
A Brighton District Court judge let a Watertown man walk out of court today following his arraignment on OUI and leaving-the-scene charges for a crash in Allston that sent two people to the hospital, one with head injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joseph Besnilian, 23, was ordered to wear a GPS monitor, stay away from the wheel and liquor and obey... Read more
UPDATE: Joseph Besnilian, 23, of Watertown, is scheduled for arraignment in Brighton District Court on charges of OUI and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury in his VW Jetta, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
After disrupting traffic on the turnpike and shutting down the Worcester Line on his trip out to Weston, the president did the same thing in reverse on his way back to Logan this evening. Greg Hum photographed the inbound turnpike around 6:30 p.m.
The note comes in response to a citizen complaint about Boston cab drivers:
Very concerned about the city's regulation of taxi drivers who would race recklessly up Berkeley Street last... Read more
UPDATE: Transit Police now say the man they arrested was actually William Tilton's brother, James and that James is now in a heap of trouble both for the OUI arrest and for identifying himself as his brother when arrested.
William Tilton, 58, of Wilmington faces an OUI charge today following his arrest by Transit Police in the Silver Line tunnel off D Street early... Read more
A roving UHub photographer came across this scene at Berkeley and Chandler in the South End, moments after the Sox game ended.
Or maybe whoever put out this space saver on Cornell Street could care less about Halloween and is just warning you what will happen if you dare to try to park in front of his house, lack of snow be damned.
UPDATE, Tuesday morning: Suspect nabbed in Randolph.
State Police report they're having some trouble catching a guy driving around our local highways - when he sees a cruiser, he guns his engine and speeds away.
The operator of this motorcycle operates between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., weekdays. He has been observed by Troopers... Read more
State Police report:
This morning, just after 7:00 a.m., Trooper Robert Monahan and Trooper Joseph Hilton responded to numerous calls reporting a cat in the median on the Massachusetts Turnpike, near the 128 mile marker in Boston. The callers reported the cat to appear either sick or frightened. Troopers Monahan and Hilton were able to capture the scared feline. Area animal control officers were... Read more
The Herald restores our faith in the base nature of some people.
Hevis Lleshi, who worked with Annie Dookhan at that now closed crime lab in JP, faces arraignment today on charges she rear ended another vehicle while drunk Wednesday evening.
Lleshi, 32, of Quincy, was arrested at North Shore Road and Oak Island Street in Revere, the DA's office says, adding police found her "visibly intoxicated" and blew a .24 on a breath test. The pregnant... Read more
At 8:34 a.m., State Police reported:
Tobin Bridge, Rt 1 SB, CLOSED. There is currently a truck fully engulfed, adjacent to the top of the Everett St on-ramp.
UPDATE, 8:51: State Police say the fire is out and one lane reopened.
State Police have released this video of an out-of-control car nearly plowing into Trooper Jay Clement, sitting in a cruiser inside an O'Neill Tunnel work zone:
Trooper Clement noticed this vehicle at the last moment. Miraculously the operator of the small black car turned at the last moment, missing Trooper Clement, by only inches. The small black car was sliding out of control when he... Read more
Officers spoke with the owner who stated that a car backed into his restaurant. Officers located a male still on scene, who stated through an interpreter, he was the operator of the motor... Read more