Hingham Police reported yesterday:
Officer just stopped driver for speeding & driver was shaking. Said he just won $50K & was going to Lottery HQ. Showed him scratch ticket.
The officer let him continue on his way to Lottery HQ in Braintree with just a warning to slow down.
The episode in Hingham did not end well for either party, although the raccoon got the worst of it.
Transit Police report they are investigating what led a 24-year-old from Roxbury to drive into a stopped Route 240 bus around 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street in Randolph.
The car driver was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police say. Nine passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injures.
The bus and the 2007 Infiniti were... Read more
The FBI reports the Brim Beanie Bandit struck again on Monday, robbing the South Shore Savings Bank branch in Stoughton at notepoint on Monday.
The bandit, named for the nature of the hats he wears and the fact that he's a bandit, has now robbed five banks since the beginning of last month. He failed in an attempt to extract money from a Bank of... Read more
The Duxbury Fire Department posted this photo of a National Guard vehicle going upstream on Gurnet Road this morning.
Channels 4, 5 and 7 all have reporters along the Scituate seawall this noon hour, reporting on the giant boulders that are all that separate the Scituate lighthouse from certain doom. Channel 7's Nicole Oliverio, though, was the only one standing right on the seawall, and she struggled against the wind to maintain her footing.
UPDATE: NECN also has a reporter at the Scituate seawall.... Read more
Around sunset, Scott Eisen watched a cold front moving over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
South Shoretwit watched the front over the South Shore:
Photos copyright Scott Eisen and South Shoretwit respectively.... Read more
Galen Moore of the Boston Business Journal uses state data and Google Fusion Tables to create a map of "every outdoor patio bar in the state of Massachusetts."
The Globe reports Plymouth police have charged a BPD officer with stealing "military-grade explosives" and storing them outside the house he used to share with his estranged wife.
A Norfolk County resident yesterday filed a class-action suit against Ford because she's only getting 32 m.p.g. with her new Ford C-Max rather than the 47 m.p.g. the company promotes in its commercials.
Marianne Cibeu is seeking at least $5 million in damages, for both herself and other members of what she says is a large class of similarly disgruntled Massachusetts purchasers of 2013 C-Max... Read more
Walking Boston reports a turkey flew into the windshield of the engine powering his Boston-bound Amtrak regional train in Mansfield shortly after 4 p.m., forcing the train to a halt.
Gregory Colica, heading to the Hub from New York tweets the announcement that came over the PA after train 86 stopped:
A wild turkey jumped up and smashed the windshield, so we had... Read more
Amy Chandler shows us one of the features of living right on the ocean.
Also see Shirley Street in Winthrop.
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more
Look what they rescued from behind a fireplace in Randolph today.
A Sharon obstetrician yesterday filed suit against an Illinois blogger with whom she's been engaged in an increasingly nasty flamewar over home births.
In her suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Dr. Amy Tuteur of the Skeptical OB, charges that Gina Crosley-Corcoran, who writes the Feminist Breeder, is abusing a federal online copyright law to try to shut her down.... Read more
Playing the role of Rte. 24 today is Rte. 3, which State Police advise ground to a near halt shortly before noon due to an apparently unrelated trio of incidents:
A rollover northbound near Derby Street sent two people to the hospital. Ten minutes later, a couch on top of a vehicle fell off on the southbound side of the same stretch of road, which... Read more