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Prosecutor: Man accused of shooting 7-year-old in Boston was child’s father

BOSTON (WHDH) - The shooter whose bullet grazed the head of a little girl in Dorchester on Thursday has been identified as the 7-year-old’s father, prosecutors said. Jesse Fuller appeared in court Friday to face charges in connection with the brazen shooting that happened in the area of Talbot Avenue near Codman Square around 4 p.m. the day prior.
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Man who spent 100 days in hospital battling COVID-19 gets $80K bill

(WHDH) — A man who spent 100 days in the hospital battling COVID-19 now owes $80,000 to health care providers. James Sweeney, 63, of Nevada, was unconscious and hooked up to a ventilator at St. Rose Dominican Hospital from November 2020 to February 2021, KLAS-TV reported. When he awoke, Sweeney...
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Woman accused of assaulting Navy sailor she accused of wearing fake uniform at Conn. restaurant

BERLIN, Conn. (WHDH) — A woman who allegedly accused a United States Navy sailor of wearing a fake uniform at a Connecticut restaurant is now facing an assault charge. Lori Desjardins, 45, of Southington, turned herself in at Berlin police headquarters on Thursday, where she was served an active arrest warrant for third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace, authorities said.
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2 arrested in connection with brazen daylight shooting in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police on Friday announced that two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in north Cambridge earlier this year. Maurice Morris, 30, of Brockton and Che Meranda, 29, of Boston, were arrested on numerous warrants out of Cambridge District Court. Morris was taken into...

Mother accused of getting into physical altercation with 11-year-old on school bus

A mother is facing charges after authorities say she got into a physical altercation with an 11-year-old student on a school bus in Center Point, Alabama on Tuesday morning. Deputies responding to a reported assault on Martinique Drive around 7:15 a.m. learned that Nannatt Waldrop, 37, had boarded a school bus and confronted an 11-year-old whom she suspected of bullying her child, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Search underway for suspect after 2 Boston banks robbed in span of 5 minutes

BOSTON (WHDH) - Police are searching for a suspect after two banks in Boston were robbed within a span of five minutes on Friday morning, officials said. The first robbery was reported at 287 Hanover St. at 9:10 a.m. while the second robbery was reported at 315 Hanover St. at 9:14 a.m., according to the Boston Police Department.

Newton police ask public for help naming new community resource dog

NEWTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Newton are asking the public for help naming the department’s new community resource dog. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and Newton Police Chief John Carmichael introduced the six-week old golden retriever on Friday. The puppy, and his handler, Officer Justin Lau, will be tasked with implementing...

Suspect in deadly Texas shooting nabbed in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Texas earlier this month was arrested Thursday in New Bedford, officials said. Troopers, US Marshals, and New Bedford police officer arrested Denis Alexis Ocampo-Maldonado, 23, a.k.a. Marko Castro, in a second-floor apartment on Felton Street on a charge of being a fugitive from justice in connection with a fatal SEpt. 12 shooting outside of El Nocturno Night Club in Austin, according to state police.

National Guard to help drive students to school in 5 more Mass. communities

BOSTON (WHDH) - Members of the National Guard will begin transporting students to school in five additional Massachusetts communities amid a nationwide bus driver shortage. The Guard will now assistance with school transportation in Brockton, Framingham, Holyoke, Quincy, and Woburn, according to Gov. Charlie Baker. Earlier this week, Baker activated...

Mass. residents urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings

FITCHBURG, MASS. (WHDH) - The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is urging residents to report spotted lanternfly sightings after the invasive pest was found in Fitchburg last month. While there is no evidence of an infestation, agricultural officials confirmed that there was a single live nymph in the city. Residents...