By - 4/21/15 - 4:33 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Jamel Bannister, 24, of Dorchester, on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Courtney Jackson at the Dudley bus station on Feb. 28, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A second man, Brian Cooper, 27, of Mattapan, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder earlier this month for the death.

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By - 4/18/15 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of three 19-year-olds on Columbus Avenue early this morning after finding them driving around with loaded guns - one with laser sights.

According to police, officers pulled a car over around 1 a.m. outside 2044 Columbus Ave. Looking inside, they saw neither of the men in the front seat were wearing seat belts:

The officer requested identification from both

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By - 4/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Goose in a pot in the Longwood Medical Area

Roving UHub photographer Nick McNulty reports a goose seems to have set up housekeeping in a large flowerpot by the Beth Israel parking lot.

By - 4/16/15 - 1:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man armed with a loaded gun after "a violent struggle" yesterday afternoon.

Police say gang-unit officers patrolling the H-Block area of Roxbury due to recent gun violence spotted a guy "acting suspiciously" outside 30 Harold St. around 3:10 p.m. and went over to talk to him:

When the suspect refused to take his right hand out of his

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By - 4/14/15 - 8:05 am

A Dorchester man accused of shooting up a schoolyard as kids played in a playground next door on Sunday was ordered held in jail at his arraignment yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had asked for $100,000 bail for Semaj Leary. Judge Debra DelVecchio set bail at $10,000, but agreed with prosecutors to revoke his bail for an open assault-and-battery charge... Read more

By - 4/11/15 - 1:46 pm

The Boston Police Department reports Officer John Moynihan has been released from the hospital and is home in "serious but improving" condition.

By - 4/10/15 - 2:38 pm

Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today released this video showing Boston Officer John Moynihan being shot in the face point blank during a traffic stop in Roxbury on March 27. His shooter, Angelo West, was fatally shot.

Police Commissioner William Evans said today that Moynihan continues to recover.

By - 4/9/15 - 5:48 pm
Pink taser

An 11-year-old student at the Higginson/Lewis K-8 School on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury is facing suspension, but no criminal charges, for bringing the stun gun and a folding pocket knife to school on Wednesday, Boston Police report.

Police say the girl brought the weapons to school to impress her friends - which is what gave her away: A teacher heard the zapping sound of... Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 4:09 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. on Wabon Street. Police are looking for an older, blue Dodge Caravan with tinted windows and Mass. registration 363-YK1.

By - 4/9/15 - 2:48 pm
Christopher the Lion at Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England announced today that Christopher the Lion has died. He was 21.

Christopher, born in Florida, had lived at Franklin Park since 2001 - and exceeded the average lifespan of a lion in captivity by more than four years.

In a statement, Zoo New England President John Linehan said:

He was an incredible ambassador for his species and people were drawn to

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By - 4/8/15 - 9:50 pm

State Police report what started out as a traffic stop at Prentiss and Parker streets in Roxbury this afternoon ended with the driver and his passenger under arrest.

State Police say a trooper initially pulled Humberto David, 25, of Cambridge over at Parker and Prentiss streets because his car's windows seemed to be excessively tinted and because David did not signal when making a... Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 7:54 am

The Dig reports on a meeting on Monday of a group tasked with overseeing development that did not end well.

As it turns out, the RSMPOC executive board met privately, after a public meeting in March at which standards for jobs were discussed, and changed the written recommendations. Outraged that the terms were drawn in a transparent process but then subsequently stripped in private,

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By - 4/6/15 - 2:38 pm
Eight hours of shoveling marked on a cone on Ruthven Street in Roxbury

An annoyed citizen complains about the space savers still in place on Ruthven Street, including this one, marked by somebody who apparently thinks eight hours of shoveling is worth a couple months' free parking.

By - 4/3/15 - 11:47 pm

A gun battle between occupants of two cars ended with one person from each vehicle going to Boston Medical Center - one in bad enough shape to have the homicide unit called in just in case.

Police rushed to the area of Woodward Avenue and George Street on reports of gunfire shortly before 11:30 p.m. Officers found shell casings on Woodward Avenue.... Read more

By - 3/29/15 - 4:29 pm

Boston Police report that John Moynihan - shot point blank in the face Friday night underwent several hours of surgery today to remove the bullet from his neck.

Officer Moynihan is currently listed in stable and improving condition and is expected to be moved out of the Intensive Care Unit in the coming days.

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By - 3/28/15 - 10:38 am
Angelo West

Police Commissioner William Evans today identified the man fatally shot in a confrontation with officers at Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street last night as Angelo West, 41, of Hyde Park.

Police say West had a long and violent record. He was convicted of shooting at a Boston officer and a state trooper in the Theater District in 2001: His first shot missed and... Read more

By - 3/27/15 - 6:45 pm

Crime scene. Photo by Jed Hresko.

John Moynihan

A Boston Police officer was shot around 6:40 p.m. at Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street. A second ambulance was summoned for a suspect, also shot, but he was declared dead at the scene.

Police Commissioner William Evans said the officer, John T. Moynihan, 34, was shot under the right eye, is in a medically induced coma at Boston Medical Center and is "fighting for... Read more

By - 3/25/15 - 9:39 pm

Boston Police have released this surveillance video of an SUV they say may have had something to do with the shooting murder of Luis Ramos outside 571 Dudley St. on March 14:

Detectives are seeking to identify the owner or occupants of the above pictured Mercedes Benz GLK in relation to the aforementioned incident. The vehicle is dark gray, blue, or black in

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By - 3/25/15 - 8:27 pm
Trash fire at Norfolk Avenue transfer station

Brian D'Amico followed firefighters to a blaze in a giant trash heap at a trash transfer station on Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury this afternoon.

Copyright Brian'Damico.

By - 3/21/15 - 4:08 pm

Shortly before 4 p.m., somebody on Ruggles Street started firing a gun into the Annunciation project. Nobody was hit.

Police are looking for a black man, 25 to 30, clad all in black and carrying a black gun.