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Teen injured in Montreal drive-by shooting released from hospital

By Courtney Cole, WBZ-TVTEWKSBURY—Wednesday was the big day! After three months of medical and rehabilitation treatment dedicated to helping Sandrick Jorcelin get better – he's finally home.In May, Jorcelin was injured by a drive-by shooter during a family vacation in Montreal. WBZ was the only station to talk to Sandrick and his family on Tuesday, ahead of his release.WBZ's Courtney Cole was there at his Tewksbury home when he arrived to family and friends ready to help him on this next chapter of his life.Sandrick told Cole he was originally supposed to leave Spaulding Rehabilitation on August 17th, but because...

Details are few as MBTA shutdowns approach, mayors say

BOSTON - It's just a week-and-a-half away from the unprecedented Orange Line shutdown, and for Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, there are few details to help her impacted community. "I would say at this point, it's nine days out and we need to find solutions," she said. Somerville not only loses Orange Line service, but the Green Line extension that just opened five months ago from Boston to Union Square is also shutting down for a month just four days after the Orange Line. "I feel like there has been a lack of communication about what to expect and what's coming for a lot...

Massachusetts renters warned about apartment scams

By Mike Sullivan, WBZ-TVWALTHAM -- It's a growing trend that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) expects to get worse when college students return in September. We are talking about rental scams. "A living nightmare is the way I describe it," says Ashley Colindres, a Waltham resident looking for a new place. "They will all ask you to send money up front, tell you that you can go look in the windows to see if you like the place. If you're still interested send us a deposit, and we will mail you the key."So far, the BBB says 12 people have...

58-Year-Old Dad Sleeping in His Basement in Attempt to Pay Off Kids $273,000 Student Loan Debt

A father of two is drowning in student loan debt as a result of putting his two children through college a few years ago. The man, George Botelho, a Boston resident, depleted his savings in addition to taking out Parent Plus loans over the course of eight years in order to make sure his kids received their degrees. A few years later, his life took a turn when he went through a divorce that left his finances devastated.

POLICE LOG: 8-10-22

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Campaign urges peaceful coexistence with coyotes in Massachusetts

BOSTON - The MSPCA is launching a new campaign to encourage people to live safely alongside coyotes.There have been several recent sightings in neighborhoods, and experts say the animals aren't going away so it's important to learn how to coexist with them.They're reminding residents not to leave food out. If you get close to a coyote, wave your arms and make loud noises to scare them off. According to the MSPCA, there have been 25 coyote attacks on humans in the last 25 years. Two people were bit by a coyote in Swampscott earlier this summer. "Having this many coyotes in such populated areas is relatively new in our state-but they're here and they're not going anywhere," MSPCA advocacy specialist Elizabeth Magner said. "We have to coexist and modify our behaviors. If we do then we will be safe-and the coyotes will be, too."

Report: Kevin Durant has 2 preferred landing spots

As Kevin Durant ramps up his efforts to force a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, he may be eyeing two particular teams as potential landing spots. The Boston Celtics are a “desired landing spot” of Durant’s, according to Ian Begley of SNY. Durant would also be interested in the Philadelphia 76ers, Begley says. Some members of the 76ers have pushed for the team to engage in trade talks, though no serious discussions have occurred.

Former Massachusetts school dean who recruited students for Latin Kings pleads guilty

“Defendant attempted to murder a student he recruited while working at Boston Public Schools. A former member of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings) who was at the time an academic dean in the Boston Public Schools pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to racketeering charges. The defendant attempted to murder a student that he had recruited into the gang and who was selling marijuana in the high school at the defendant’s direction.

Ex-Red Sox fan favorite lands with rival team

It is not the worst-case scenario (read: the New York Yankees), but Boston Red Sox fans will probably still be disappointed to find out where a former team favorite is headed to. Chris Cotillo of reported Tuesday that ex-Boston outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has agreed to sign with the...