A federal appeals court ruled today that prosecutors can use eight child-porn files allegedly found on Alex Levin's computer as evidence against him even though a judge in Virginia should not have issued the search warrant used to authorize the software that linked him to one of the world's largest child-porn Web sites. Read more.
A 4-3 majority on the Supreme Judicial Court today overturned convictions for possession of burglarious tools for two men who were stopped by police as they walked down train tracks in Norwood late one frigid winter night with two crowbars, gloves, a flashlight, walkie talkies and a map of a possible building with arrows and X's on it, because police failed to prove the men were going to use all that stuff to commit a break in, rather than just going for a little stroll. Read more.
Transit Police report a 50-year-old woman was hit and killed by an outbound Franklin Line train near the Guild Street bridge around 8:20 p.m.
Foul play is not suspected.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
A ride from Methuen to Norwood early on July 2 turned into a nightmare for a first-time Uber rider who had to fend off inappropriate questions that turned into groping, State Police charge.
State Police say a woman arranged for a ride around 5 a.m. to take her to a friend's house in Norwood: Read more.
A customer at the Norwood Shaw's says he's not just offended but "injured in fact" by the store-brand container of "100%" grated Parmesan cheese he bought that is filled with "adulterants and fillers," including cellulose, a wood-derived substance of nutritive value only to termites. So he's filed a lawsuit against Shaw's parent company. Read more.
Tamas K-L spotted this B-25 Mitchell bomber at the air show at Norwood Airport today.
WCVB reports our homegrown billionaire car dealer, Ernie Boch Jr., is hosting a fundraiser for serial bankruptcy filer Donald Trump at the Boch family estate in Norwood.
The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."
If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.
And there are reasons not to, as Norwood Police reminded its Twitter followers tonight:
We interrupt your Twitter feed to remind you that 9-1-1 is NOT for finding out tonights TV program schedule. That is all. #thatjusthappened
Norwood Police are saying Sorry, Elmer: Hunting is not allowed in the quiet town.
Police felt compelled to alert hunters to the ban after finding a hunter's tree stand "unlawfully placed on Town of Norwood land." They left a letter behind warning the hunter to vewwy, vewwy quickly remove the stand or the town will do it for him.
Tea party twitter accounts broadcast climate change denial propaganda funded by the Koch brothers and American Petroleum Institute. In the face of world wide protests calling for policy to mitigate climate change, they tell anyone who will listen that we should fear the Islamic State instead.
I say we should assess each threat independently and on the merit.
We have less than 20 years to act on climate.
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.
We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.
Two Cranston, RI men could get up to five years in the pen for a scheme in which an employee of theirs drove around Rhode Island and the Boston area, siphoning used cooking oil from holding tanks behind restaurants and then selling the liquid to a New Hampshire company that processed it into biodiesel.
Norwood Police report somebody used a stolen credit card to purchase $2,500 worth of McDonald's gift cards at one of the McDonald's in town.
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