Alleged bloody naked Logan biter guy remains hospitalized

With all the cuts and bruises he allegedly suffered after the women's room dropped ceiling he'd just climbed into collapsed. So Cameron Shenk is not expected to be arraigned on a variety of charges, including attempted murder, this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He could be arraigned later either in East Boston Municipal Court or his hospital room at Mass. General.


Weekend review: Crazed naked guy falling out of the ceiling edition

The news doesn't take a break over the weekend. Here's some of what was going on, in case you missed it:

It was a banner day of crazy crime at Logan Airport on Saturday: Naked guy drops out of the ceiling in ladies room, races out to bite and choke senior citizen, police say. And then there was the alleged kidnapping. And Curt Schilling's kid with the toy hand grenade.

We launched a contest for free tickets to the Boston Babydolls New Year's Eve burlesque shows: tell us why you deserve a pair of tickets (OK, the proceeding was a plug).

Police nabbed a suspect for an armed sexual attack in East Boston's Eagle Hill area, and he might be responsible for another attack three weeks ago.

The lion and unicorn were put back atop the Old State House.

There were three armed robberies in less than an hour on Mission Hill.

A tortured artist in Jamaica Plain failed to impress at least one resident, who complained to the city.

WROR laid off the guy responsible for the "Men from Maine" and town songs on the Loren and Wally show.

The city painted bike lanes on Cambridge Street in Allston.

BPD called us to ask that we not riot after the Ferguson grand jury releases its findings.

Roslindale man charged up over the labels on Duracell batteries, so he sues.

Braintree company feeling penned in by competitor, sues.

Cambridge Police warned somebody's smashing into cars parked in garages in Kendall Square.


Trains everywhere given last rites, commuters know first-hand that bites

Good thing it's only raining. Let's see:

Riders were ordered off an Orange Line train at Sullivan, around 8:10 a.m. Those riders were not happy. Nor were the riders already waiting at Sullivan, natch.

But drivers, at least on Rte. 2, aren't feeling too smug:

Traffic on Rte. 2 east is the worst I've ever seen. Going on 30 mins plus from Waltham to Alewife.


Don't leave your porch light on tonight

Jennifer Forman Orth, our go-to guru for invasive species, predicts:

With temps expected to be in the 60s today, we're probably going to see a big emergence of winter moths today/tonight.

And just in time for the emergence of zillions of sex-crazed male moths (the females all just laze about on trees, awaiting suitors), the state has posted its winter-moth survey for you to report the presence of these bugs.


Hacking Massachusetts highway traffic

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Traffic Hackers has gone live with both live data and predictions for when you should head out - if your plans include the turnpike, I-93 north of the city or Rte. 3 south of it.

The site uses real-time data from MassDOT and historical data to try to show you how the roads are doing - without a single helicopter - and when you might want to leave.

We’re aggregating the speeds on these highways and comparing them to normal to create a “Misery Index” to tell you if traffic is better or worse than normal. We’re also modeling the future. In general, our model looks at years of data, comparing, say, this Thursday to last Thursday and a similar Thursday in October and June. For Thanksgiving, we’re looking at a very specific travel pattern, not just the everyday back-and-forth to work. So we’re looking back at data from 2012 and 2013, and current traffic, to predict what you may see down the road.


Three armed robberies on Mission Hill in less than an hour

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:00

Three people were held up in three separate armed robberies in less than an hour tonight on Mission Hill.

Around 9:45 p.m., somebody was held up at gunpoint on Alleghany Street by a black male, 6' and slim, wearing dark clothing and a Bruins hat.

About 15 minutes later, somebody was held up at gunpoint at Hillside and Eldora by a white male, 19-20, wearing a hoodie and a gray backpack. He ran down Wait towards Huntington.

Around 10:20 p.m., somebody else was robbed at Fisher and Bucknam, by a Hispanic male, 5'11" or 6' and wearing a navy-blue hoodie.


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Olympics backers claim no new public money needed

The Globe reports:

The IOC wants host cities to provide a financial guarantee, a requirement that has troubled US bidders in the past. Boston 2024 executive vice president Erin Murphy said in a statement that the local organizing committee would indemnify the city against possible losses.