A gang-unit cop who'd just gotten off his shift slammed into a car on Columbia Road at 65 m.p.h. - in a 25-m.p.h. zone - with a blood-alcohol level well above the legal limit early on New Year's Day, prosecutors charged at his arraignment today. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today it was not going to hear Raymond White's appeal of his conviction on two first-degree murder convictions for the 1971 deaths of two security guards at a Columbia Road supermarket - at least not yet. Read more.
The city is soliciting bids from people who think they could really do something with the old Bank of America branch at 555 Columbia Rd. in Uphams Corner for the 12 to 18 months it would otherwise sit empty until the city puts up a new library branch there.
Boston Police report arresting a 29-year-old Winthrop woman after they say officers watched her buy some heroin at a Dorchester Kentucky Fried Chicken - and her 70-year-old companion, whom they say was packing a loaded gun and driving an SUV equipped with an "AR-15 style" rifle, ten clips for it and body armor. Read more.
Boston Police report a man officers tried to stop for a broken brake light on Columbia Road at Geneva Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. instead sped away - and then crashed into several cars at Columbia and Glendale Street, where he got out of his still moving car and ran away, only to be pursued and captured. Read more.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Shaquille Browder, 21.
Both that man and a second, found with non-fatal injuries, were in their early 20s, police say.
The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of at least one victim's injuries. Read more.
Around 10:40 p.m. at Columbia Road and Bird Street. At least six shots fired.
Not long after, a man showed up at a local ER with a fresh gunshot wound; unclear if it's related.
Shortly before 2 p.m. at Ceylon Street and Columbia Road. The victim showed up about 10 minutes later at a local emergency room, with a non-life-threatening injury.
WFXT reports on the incident on Columbia Road, where the temperature was 87.
Around 11 a.m. at Columbia Road and Bird Street.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Nathaniel Dix.
Stephen White, 61, is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court today on charges he fatally stabbed an acquaintance in the area of Columbia Road and Intervale Street, the Suffolk County Districct Attorney's office reports.
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