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Forecast | Dave Epstein

Cloudy, rainy weekend on tap with more showers likely as we head into next week

Sporadic light-to-steady precipitation forecast Saturday into Sunday.

Live ordnance fished out of Charles River in Needham successfully detonated, police say

Around 6 p.m. Friday, people were magnet fishing on Kendrick Street, where they pulled up “what appeared to be an unexploded ordnance and placed it on the sidewalk,” Needham police said.

Fort Point migrant shelter plan draws new concerns in South Boston

Nearly 300 people logged into the meeting to hear details of the plan to provide emergency shelter to 25 families in an office building on a dead-end street.

Iris Apfel, fashion icon known for her eye-catching style, dies at 102

Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died.

BLOTTER TALES

Hanson police officer Doug Smith (who inspired the movie ‘Goon’) is donating his kidney to fellow officer

An officer is donating his kidney to a fellow officer, an unruly customer throws a drink at a Starbucks employee, and odd tales from local police and fire departments.

Three former Stoughton officers passed Sandra Birchmore ‘around like she was a toy,’ lawyer says

A lawsuit and an investigation offer graphic accounts of officers’ reported sexual misconduct involving Sandra Birchmore, who killed herself in 2021.

On Feb. 29, leap-year babies share a unique and special birthday

In all, Boston-area hospitals reported more than two dozen leap-day babies born this year.

Woman convicted of murder conspiracy, coverup, in 2019 disappearance of Connecticut mother

A woman was convicted Friday of conspiring to murder Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five who vanished from a wealthy Connecticut enclave in 2019 and was never found.