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‘It Looked Like Niagara Falls,’ Massive Water Main Break Floods Part Of Beacon Hill

BOSTON (CBS) – A massive water main break on Beacon Hill flooded part of the neighborhood and left a sinkhole on one street early Tuesday morning. At least three apartments were flooded. Tom Bagley, a Boston Water and Sewer Commission spokesman, initially said a contractor working for them, D’Allessandro Corp., was replacing a water main at Myrtle and Hancock streets when he broke a gate valve at 12:30 a.m. That is now under investigation and it is unclear who is responsible. “A gate to that water main broke,” Bagley said. “It caused a lot of damage on the roadway, in the bricks,...
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Dog Found Tied Up, Abandoned In Everett Park

EVERETT (CBS) – The animal control officer in Everett is trying to find information about a dog that was found tied up and abandoned in a park. The dog, a female with no chip that was wearing a red harness, was left alone in Florence Street Park Tuesday. A Good Samaritan called police after witnessing someone tying the dog up and running away. A dog found abandoned in Everett. (Image Credit: Everett Animal Control) Officer Frank Nuzzo stayed with the dog and gave it “much needed” water until animal control arrived. It appears the dog was properly fed, and is in good condition. After a mandatory 7-day stray dog hold, she will be available for adoption. Anyone who recognizes her is asked to call Everett Police. The animal control officer said abandoned dogs have become a regular occurrence in Everett. Often times people abandon their pets due to financial hardships or other reasons. People are asked to contact police if they are considering abandoning their dog, and the department will help in finding a proper home.

Boston police launch homicide investigation after man shot in 2013 dies from injuries

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police have launched a homicide investigation after a man who was shot in 2013 died from his injuries last week, officials announced Tuesday. Carlos DelRosario, 28, of Boston, died on Sept. 16 from complications linked to injuries he suffered in a shooting on April 29, 2013, the Boston Police Department said, citing autopsy results.

Coaches say racism sparked fight at Massachusetts high school football game

GEORGETOWN, Mass. — School officials and police in a Massachusetts town are investigating claims of racism that sparked a fight during a high school football game. In a statement, Georgetown Public Schools Superintendent Carol Jacobs said there was a physical altercation during Friday night's football game between Georgetown High School and visiting Roxbury Prep High School.
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Police take action to stop kids harassing people in downtown Topsfield

A group of teens has been harassing people in downtown Topsfield and riding their bikes in the middle of the street, and police have had to take action. “We get these small groups of kids right before the school year begins," Topsfield Police Chief Neal Hovey said. "They’re all back from their summer vacations and whatever and they all get together.”

Portsmouth, NH Gas Station Cashier Robbed, Assaulted

A South Carolina man was arrested after he allegedly demanded money from a Portsmouth gas station and assaulted the cashier before running off on Sunday afternoon. Portsmouth police said the man entered the Sunoco gas station on Islington Street around 2:40 p.m., walked around the counter and made his demand before leaving the store.

District B-2 Officers Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs Following a Traffic Stop

At about 12:38 am on Monday, September 20, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 made an on-site firearm and drug arrest of Franklin Argueta, 25, of East Boston. Officers were on patrol in the area of Geneva Avenue and Columbia Road when they observed a vehicle with excessive tint run a red light. Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of Washington Street and Columbia Road. Officers approached the vehicle and noted that Argueta reached several times to a fanny pack that was located at his feet. Mr. Argueta was advised several times by Officers not to reach into the bag, and refused multiple commands from officers not to reach for the bag. Argueta was removed from the vehicle for a frisk to be conducted. Officers then frisked the fanny pack and felt an object consistent with a firearm. Officers additionally recovered a white-rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine, a green-leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and a large amount of U.S Currency. Mr. Argueta was placed into custody without incident.

Boston Man Sentenced for Fentanyl and Cocaine Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Sandro Pereira Cabral, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to one year in prison and three years of supervised release. On May 19, 2021, Cabral pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and cocaine.

Survey Identifies Massachusetts City With The Rudest Drivers

LOWELL (CBS) — Which Massachusetts city is home to the rudest drivers in the state? A new study says it’s Lowell. The survey from Insurify says drivers in Lowell are 55% ruder than the rest of the state. Just over 42 out of every 1,000 drivers were cited for rude behavior, the research claims. Insurify compared driving records in communities across the state. Rude drivers are defined as those with one or more violations including failing to yield, failing to stop, illegally passing, tailgating, street racing or being involved in a hit-and-run. Nationwide, the survey found that the rudest drivers in the country were in Rancho Cordova, California, where an average of 65 out of every 1,000 drivers were cited for rude behavior. Click here to see the full results of the survey.

Off-duty Quincy resident State Trooper house whacking story goes international!

After receiving multiple tips about a bizarre motor vehicie accident in Quincy involving an off-duty state trooper, Boston area news media looked into the events involving the problematic actions of various state trooopers as well as certain Quincy police officers before, during, and after the Labor Day crash that occurred shortly after closing time. A Facebook image of the whacked house.

Police work to clear homeless encampment in Manchester

MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police were working Monday to clear out a homeless encampment along I-293 in Manchester. The state Department of Transportation said the homeless camp was on state property, and in July, officials raised concerns about the camp, in part because people had to cross a highway ramp to access the area.