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Live: Police discuss Dorchester shooting

At least two people were shot Friday morning in what may have been a police-involved shooting.

Man, 70, arrested for allegedly shooting Wareham man

John Witty is to be arraigned Friday in Wareham District Court on count of murder, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz’s office said.

Two people shot in Dorchester in what may be an officer-involved shooting

A third person may also have been struck by gunfire in Dorchester.

Driver killed after being struck by manhole cover

The woman was driving in the O’Neill Tunnel when a metal manhole cover became dislodged and flew through the windshield.

State Police arrest Roxbury man for allegedly trafficking 4 pounds of heroin

He was initially pulled over by a State Police trooper on Columbia Road in Dorchester for failing to stop at a stop sign, State Police said in a statement.

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Jaime Cordoba rested in a common area at the Pine Street Inn in Boston on Thursday.

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Homeless shelters prepare for bitter weekend cold

The Pine Street Inn will expand capacity and outreach to bring the homeless indoors.

//[1].jpg Wellesley names its first African-American president

Dr. Paula Johnson, a professor at Harvard Medical School, will become the 14th president of the women’s college in July.

// Drug kingpin seeks early release from prison

Darryl Whiting, a once-feared drug dealer, choked back tears as he pleaded with a federal judge for mercy.

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// Throw the book at Darryl ‘God’ Whiting

The potential release of Whiting worries a lot of people who remember his reign of terror.

// Officials vow to protect East Boston after gang slayings

Mayor Martin J. Walsh pledged during a public meeting in East Boston on Thursday night to work to protect the neighborhood.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.