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  • Newly restored USS Constitution is returning to the water

    July 23, 2017 11:26 AM

    BOSTON - The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat is returning to Boston's waters. The USS Constitution is undocking Sunday, marking the end of restoration work that started two years ago. "Old Ironsides" enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs. The most recent... more »
  • Delta to add flights from New Orleans to Boston in 2018

    July 8, 2017 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Delta Airlines has announced plans to add seasonal, non-stop routes between New Orleans and Boston. Flights are slated to depart on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 10 and April 1, 2018. According to a news release, the goal is to meet "strong leisure... more »
  • 2 doctors killed in penthouse of Boston luxury condo

    May 8, 2017 6:17 PM

    BOSTON - Police have identified the two people found dead this weekend inside the penthouse of a Boston luxury condominium building. The Boston Police Department website identified the victims as 38-year-old Lina Bolanos and 49-year-old Richard Field. Media outlets are reporting the two were doctors. The couple apparently lived at... more »
  • Barack Obama to receive Profile in Courage Award

    May 7, 2017 1:17 PM

    BOSTON, MA - Former President Barack Obama returns to the spotlight when he officially receives an award for political courage from the John F. Kennedy family. Obama has been named this year's recipient of the Profile in Courage Award. The Sunday night award presentation takes place at the John F.... more »
  • Kenya's Kiplagat wins her Boston Marathon debut

    April 17, 2017 9:35 AM

    BOSTON - Edna Kiplagat has won her Boston Marathon debut. The Kenyan policewoman opened up a big lead heading into the Newton hills, and she cruised to victory in an unofficial 2 hours, 21 minutes, 53 seconds in Monday's 121st running of the race. It's the first time Kiplagat, a... more »
  • Boston to mark 4th anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

    April 15, 2017 11:56 AM

    BOSTON - Bostonians are marking the fourth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon attacks. Quiet remembrances have been planned Saturday to remember the victims. Three spectators were killed and more than 260 others wounded when two bombs planted near the finish line exploded on April 15, 2013, spraying shrapnel into... more »
  • Navy showcasing repairs to historic warship 'Old Ironsides'

    April 5, 2017 10:24 AM

    BOSTON - "Old Ironsides" is finishing up a two-year stint in dry dock. Navy officials on Wednesday are slated to offer a closer look at the restoration work on the USS Constitution as it nears completion at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. The world's oldest commissioned warship afloat returns... more »
  • Documentary play about Boston Marathon bombing to premiere

    March 12, 2017 12:09 PM

    BOSTON - "Finish Line," a documentary play about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, will make its world premiere this week in Boston. The Boston Theater Company production draws from interviews with survivors, runners, first responders and others. Actors use verbatim transcripts to convey each person's story. "Finish Line" is being... more »
  • Matt Damon to narrate Boston Marathon documentary

    March 6, 2017 1:29 PM

    BOSTON - The producers of the first full-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon say they've signed Matt Damon to narrate it. "Boston" premieres in its namesake city on April 15, two days before the 121st running of America's most venerable footrace. It will be screened in 500 theaters nationwide... more »
  • Boston judge declines to extend Trump travel ban restraining order

    February 3, 2017 6:27 PM

    BOSTON - A federal judge in Boston has refused to extend a temporary injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton late Friday declined to renew an order prohibiting the detention or removal of persons as part of Trump's executive order on refugees and immigrants. That... more »
  • Man charged in rush-hour explosion that damaged a police car

    January 22, 2017 2:21 PM

    BOSTON - Police have charged a man they believe is responsible for a rush-hour bombing that damaged a Boston police cruiser but caused no serious injuries. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said Sunday he doesn't know the motive of the Friday morning rush-hour explosion. He says a device deliberately left... more »
  • Fire officials investigating cause of Boston-area fire

    December 4, 2016 2:57 PM

    BOSTON - Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the huge blaze that ripped through a Boston-area neighborhood, displacing about 60 to 80 people but "miraculously" resulting in no serious injuries or deaths. The 10-alarm fire Saturday in Cambridge destroyed or damaged 15 structures. Some first responders suffered minor... more »
  • Police: 7 injured in stabbings in Boston Theater District

    September 25, 2016 1:55 PM

    BOSTON - Authorities say seven people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston's Theater District, and police are looking for a suspect. The Boston Globe reports that police Superintendent Bernard O'Rourke said officers responded to a report of a fight about 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the district, where... more »
  • Police find 'elderly man' is young fugitive in Massachusetts

    August 20, 2016 3:35 PM

    BOSTON - Authorities say an "elderly man" found at a Massachusetts home actually was a 31-year-old fugitive wearing a disguise. Police went to a house on Cape Cod Thursday looking for Shaun Miller, who'd been a fugitive since April when he and several others were indicted on heroin distribution charges.... more »
  • Program lets Boston commuters drive some, cycle the rest

    June 26, 2016 3:37 PM

    BOSTON - Commuters who want to avoid Boston's rush-hour traffic jams now have the option of driving part of the way to work and cycling the rest. The recently expanded Park & Pedal program offers motorists a chance to park for free at nearly 20 locations near major employment centers,... more »
  • Police: Boston robbery suspects were all wearing GPS devices

    February 12, 2016 11:59 AM

    BOSTON - It didn't take Boston police long to track down three suspects in an armed convenience store robbery. Authorities say the men were all wearing court-ordered GPS devices for unrelated cases, which placed them inside the Dorchester store and allowed investigators to track them to an apartment a block... more »
  • Patriots fan gets tattoo declaring Super Bowl win

    January 28, 2016 11:18 AM

    BOSTON - A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached - yet he says he has no regrets. Thirty-one-year-old Burke O'Connell says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship and advance... more »
  • Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

    January 26, 2016 6:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - East Coast cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm are getting closer to their normal routines after more than three days with life at a virtual standstill. In the Washington area, the Metro subway system was scheduled to be close to fully operational Tuesday morning after it gradually... more »
  • Ready, set, roll: Boston Marathon gets its 1st documentary

    January 3, 2016 4:02 PM

    BOSTON - America's marquee marathon is ready for its close-up. The first feature-length documentary film about the 120-year-old Boston Marathon is in the works. Its creators say "Boston" will go well beyond the 2013 bombings to retrace the iconic footrace's first steps in 1897. Two feature films (one starring Mark... more »
  • Health officials: Norovirus present at Boston Chipotle

    December 9, 2015 5:00 PM

    BOSTON - Public health officials in Boston say lab testing has confirmed the presence of norovirus at a Chipotle restaurant near the Boston College campus that sickened more than 120 students. The Boston Public Health Commission issued the statement Wednesday afternoon following one by the university's director of health services... more »
  • Former SLU Lion Wade Miley traded to Mariners

    December 7, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Southeastern Louisiana University standout Wade Miley will play for his third MLB team in 2016. The left-hander was traded to the Seattle Mariners Monday afternoon. In 2015, Miley's first and only season with the Boston Red Sox, the southpaw had a rough April, but rebounded... more »
  • Ex-Uber driver pleads guilty to rape

    October 17, 2015 12:20 PM

    WOBURN, Mass. - A former driver for the ride-hailing service Uber has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a woman, and was sentenced to serve 10 to 12 years in prison. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says 47-year-old Alejandro Done pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated rape, kidnapping, and assault and... more »
  • LSU doctoral student helps crack Baby Doe case Play Video

    September 28, 2015 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU doctoral candidate helped investigators crack a case that got a mom and her husband thrown in jail for murder. Geology and geophysics doctoral student Shannon Ferguson says pollen helped police identify where the body of a two-year-old child came from. Baby Doe was... more »
  • Boston EMS - Streaming Available

    September 25, 2015 11:48 AM

    Viewers will ride along with the proud men and women of the Boston Emergency Services, one of America’s most seasoned team of first responders: the first step in the chain of trauma care. It was this same group that answered the desperate calls of runners and spectators two years ago... more »
  • Lawyer for Bulger's girlfriend calls new charge 'vindictive'

    September 22, 2015 11:38 AM

    BOSTON - A lawyer for the longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger says prosecutors are being vindictive by charging her for refusing to testify about whether other people helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run. Catherine Greig was indicted Tuesday by a... more »
  • Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC

    July 29, 2015 10:12 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia- IOC President Thomas Bach says Boston failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the city as the American candidate for the 2024 Games. Bach gave his first extensive comments Wednesday on the demise of the Boston bid, which was dropped Monday... more »
  • Bus driver's treat

    July 20, 2015 8:56 PM

    BOSTON- A bus driver surprised his passengers by treating them to a stop at a child's lemonade stand so they could try and beat the heat. No one said they were in a hurry when John Lohan asked if they would mind. He then treated them to one 50-cent... more »
  • Boston's tower of garbage snow finally melts

    July 14, 2015 9:01 PM

    BOSTON- The last vestige of Boston's record winter nightmare snow finally melted away. The mayor announced Tuesday the once-massive pile is now nothing. But it did leave its mark. It contained more than 80-tons of garbage. The pile got to be 75 feet tall after last winter's record-breaking... more »
  • Teen spots golden ratio error at museum

    July 8, 2015 11:35 AM

    BOSTON - A Boston science museum that praised a teenager for catching a mistake in the golden ratio at a decades-old exhibit now says it wasn't an error after all. The Museum of Science released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying the equation in the 34-year-old "Mathematica exhibit" with minus signs... more »
  • Fare evader had bundle of cash

    June 5, 2015 9:05 PM

    BOSTON- A man who avoided paying a $2.10 subway fare was arrested for slipping through the turnstile behind another customer and police found $7,000 in cash on him. Timothy Chapman was stopped as police watched him do what's known as piggybacking by closely trailing a paying customer. When theY... more »
  • Boston Police Commissioner: 'Lives were at threat'

    June 3, 2015 1:36 PM

    BOSTON - The Boston police commissioner says "military and law enforcement lives were at threat" from a Boston terror suspect who was fatally shot by authorities. Commissioner William Evans spoke Wednesday after showing clergy leaders and civil rights advocates a police video of terror investigators' encounter with 26-year-old Usaama Rahim... more »
  • Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to die

    May 15, 2015 3:39 PM

    BOSTON- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 2013 terror attack. The federal jury in Massachusetts reached the decision after more than 14 hours of deliberations over three days. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal... more »
  • Boston bombing jury finishes 1st full day of deliberations

    May 14, 2015 5:13 PM

    BOSTON - Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have finished their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the deadly 2013 attack.... more »
  • Baton Rouge locals running in the Boston Marathon Play Video

    April 20, 2015 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Runners train year-round to prepare for the Boston Marathon, and today it's finally race day. Sarah Dicharry, a running instructor from Baton Rouge, is participating in the marathon for the first time. "For me it's really been like a bucket list thing," said Dicharry. "I've always... more »
  • More marathon survivors ask that bomber not face execution

    April 20, 2015 7:01 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - A married couple who lost limbs in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack has joined the family of an 8-year-old victim in opposing the death penalty for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes ask the federal government not to put Tsarnaev to death, just as the... more »
  • Boston marathon bombing remembrance

    April 15, 2015 7:10 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - A moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other officials will raise commemorative banners on Boylston Street early Wednesday morning. A moment of silence follows... more »
  • Baton Rouge runner watches marathon bombing guilty verdict Play Video

    April 8, 2015 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ahead of an evening run, athletes and people from Louisiana who were at the Boston Marathon in 2013 reacted to the guilty verdict for the surviving killer in the bombing. Adam MacDowell was among a dozen runners from Baton Rouge that ran the race that year.... more »
  • Boston officer shot in face in critical condition

    March 28, 2015 1:43 PM

    BOSTON - Boston's police commissioner says a decorated officer remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face Friday night when gang unit officers stopped a car. Commissioner William Evans said Saturday morning that 34-year-old Officer John Moynihan was struck just below his right... more »
  • Prosecutors use blood, DNA to show bomber's role

    March 19, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Prosecutors are using DNA evidence and blood to try and prove that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks and the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. A DNA expert testified Wednesday that Officer Sean... more »
  • Boston postpones Super Bowl parade after heavy snow

    February 2, 2015 5:27 PM

    CAMBRIDGE, MA - Boston is postponing its victory parade for the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots because of heavy snowfall. Mayor Marty Walsh said late Monday that the city will delay the celebration until Wednesday morning. The city had announced earlier that the downtown parade would take place Tuesday. Walsh... more »
  • IOC leader not concerned with Boston 2024 bid backlash

    January 31, 2015 7:00 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The leader of the International Olympic Committee believes it's too early to be alarmed by groups in Boston that don't want the 2024 Games in their city. In Arizona for the Super Bowl, IOC President Thomas Bach says the committee will conduct its own internal polling,... more »
  • Monster storm spawns monster

    January 27, 2015 7:48 PM

    BOSTON- Add another epic to the snow storm of century hitting the northeast. A white furry phantom is getting laughs by walking through the blizzard in a Yeti or Sasquatch outfit. One was even sighted trying to hail a cab in a suburb of Boston. One reporter tweeted... more »
  • JetBlue flight searched after threat, nothing found

    January 27, 2015 2:16 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A JetBlue flight has returned to the gate before takeoff from Boston because of an unspecified threat, but authorities say nothing hazardous has been found. Massachusetts state police spokesman David Procopio says passengers were taken off Flight 321 to Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night. Troopers with... more »
  • Boston given surprising bid for 2024 Olympics

    January 9, 2015 2:34 AM

    DENVER, CO - Once the shock subsides, the work begins. Boston was considered something of a long shot by insiders when the U.S. Olympic Committee whittled its list of candidates to bid for the 2024 Games down to four a few months ago. The leadership team, largely unknown outside of... more »
  • Protests over police killings of black men continue to end of 2014

    January 1, 2015 11:05 AM

    BOSTON - Amid the celebrations welcoming the new year, there have been continued protests related to recent police killings of unarmed black men. Activists in Boston staged a peaceful "die-in" during the city's popular New Year's Eve celebration known as First Night. Dozens of people participated in the brief protest... more »
  • Former Lion Miley will don Red Sox

    December 11, 2014 6:44 AM

    HAMMOND - After experiencing success during his three seasons in the desert, former Southeastern Louisiana University Lion Wade Miley is on the move. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Wednesday night to exchange Miley for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, as well... more »
  • NTSB points to battery defect in Boeing 787 fire

    December 1, 2014 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - A report by federal accident investigators points to a manufacturing defect as the likely cause of an internal short circuit that led to a battery fire in a Boeing 787 airliner parked at Boston's airport last year. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Monday says an inspection... more »
  • Boston man pleads guilty to LA, GA drug charges

    October 19, 2014 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Boston man has pleaded guilty to drug charges brought in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kenneth Polite says 24-year-old Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena pleaded guilty Friday to drug conspiracy charges brought in Georgia. He says Bernabel-Pena was among 12 people indicted... more »
  • Docs: Tsarnaev knew brother involved in 2011 case

    October 12, 2014 12:58 PM

    BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a prosecution witness is prepared to testify Tsarnaev knew his older brother was involved in a 2011 triple slaying. The information was revealed in a court filing by the defense late Friday. The filing seeks a number of items... more »
  • Derek Jeter has RBI single in last at-bat

    September 28, 2014 3:14 PM

    BOSTON - Derek Jeter hit a run-scoring infield single in the final at-bat of his 20-year major league career, leaving to a standing ovation at Fenway Park. The New York Yankees captain hit a high chop that bounced off a hand of leaping Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini, and... more »
  • Former Tiger Ranaudo loses in Yankee Stadium debut

    September 4, 2014 8:19 AM

    NEW YORK - Former LSU Tiger Anthony Ranaudo (3-1) pitched well in his Yankee Stadium debut, but the Boston Red Sox offense struggled in a 5-1 loss. Plenty of friends and family were on hand to watch Ranuado, who was born in nearby New Jersey. The righty lasted 5... more »
  • Threats against Foley's life last week

    August 20, 2014 7:46 PM

    BOSTON- The CEO of the news organization James Foley was working for says Foley's kidnappers threatened to kill him last week in response to U.S. air strikes in Iraq. GlobalPost's Philip Balboni says Foley's family was sent a threatening email that was "full of rage" but made no demands.... more »
  • It's over! Boston mayor's Tweet eases a nation

    April 19, 2013 10:36 PM

    WATERTOWN, Mass.- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, so-called "Suspect No. 2" in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, was captured Friday night, hiding in a boat behind a house near Boston. His brother, Tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in an attempt to escape police. Dzhokhar, 19, was last reported in serious condition after... more »
  • Police find SUV believed linked to Boston suspect

    April 19, 2013 10:41 AM

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Connecticut State Police say a vehicle believed to be linked to a wanted Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been recovered. Police said in a news release Friday that a gray Honda CRV with Massachusetts plates was found in Boston. Authorities had said earlier that the vehicle... more »
  • Homecoming begins for area runners in Boston Play Video

    April 16, 2013 10:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Area athletes, who were in Boston when terrorists blew-up two backpacks Monday, are returning home. Tuesday evening, a number of people- including some from the Baton Rouge-area flew into the airport in New Orleans. "It was horrible," Felicia Guidry told WBRZ News 2 about the scene... more »
  • Mass. gov: No unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon

    April 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday. Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 150 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the... more »
  • Police: Third incident now believed to be fire

    April 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    BOSTON - Police said an incident at the JFK Library in Boston is now believed to have been a fire, after the police commissioner said at a press briefing it was an explosion. Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters just before 4 p.m. CT they were treating the incident at... more »

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