The Globe reports.
The Lynn Daily Item reports two members of the LaRouche Jugend and their signs were moved after a city councilor saw them attaching one of their mustachioed Obama posters to a city light pole. Bonus: LaRouche is a graduate of the Lynn public-school system.
Two men facing felony larceny charges in Salem may have gotten a break, the Salem News reports. The two are charged with sawing off a dragon's head made of ice from outside a local store and then trying to escape with it. But the freezer the police put the evidence in malfunctioned:
"The ice sculpture head that was in the freezer was 75 percent melted," she reported in the log.
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The Globe reports.
State Police report the arrest of one of their own on charges he paid a woman for sex - and then tried to drive away from local police in his state-issued undercover vehicle when they found the pair in intimate contact.
The Daily Item reports the 80-year-old duck feeder refuses to stop, no matter how large the bill, she says God is on her side.
An MBTA Transit Police officer assigned to patrol the Lynn parking garage due to multiple break-ins in recent days may have hit the jackpot yesterday morning: A woman he allegedly found attaching a stolen plate to one car, with evidence she had tried to break into several other cars nearby.
Alexis Downez, 32, was charged with five counts of attempted breaking and entering in the daytime, five count of malicious destruction of property, possession of burglarious tools, stealing a license plate and driving after suspension. Her arrest came after three days of car break-ins, thefts and vandalism at the garage, police say.
A State Police captain will likely be suspended today over a Saturday incident in which he allegedly refused to stop for Saugus Police investigating an activated residential burglar alarm, State Police say, adding he may have been drunk at the time.
Thomas McCarthy, 47, had his cruiser and gun seized pending a hearing today on his duty status, State Police say in a statement. McCarthy was commander of Troop C, which covers central Massachusetts.
The Salem News reports: Witches accused of zombie abuse.
Police expressed some frustration with the situation and an off-the-record longing for November.
Sounds like a job for Vimes of the City Watch.
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Liz Polay-Wetengel reports:
Our doorbell rang. It was a woman I didn't recognize. She handed me my husband's wallet and said she found it on the MBTA train. I love her.
I was so stunned that I just thanked her over and over. I should have given her a bottle of wine or something!
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today there is nothing unconstitutional about requiring people to pay a fee to appeal a traffic ticket.
Ralph Sullivan, who wanted to get back the $75 in fees he spent successfully appealing a traffic ticket from Salem, argued the fees violate the Constitution's right to equal protection because people appealing tickets for smoking or carrying marijuana are not levied fees.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today authorities can't keep a serial North Shore exhibitionist locked up past the end of his sentence because there's no proof his behaviors trend toward the "sexually dangerous."
Boston Police say they've stanched the flow of underage South Shore residents who'd been flocking to the pub as an easy place to get a drink.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, Det. Michael Talbot said he paid a visit to Biddy Early's on Pearl Street on June 13 after somebody dropped a dime to A-1 about South Shore kids making regular runs to the place.