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Opioid Crisis Driving Suicide Increase in Jails

Opioid Crisis Driving Suicide Increase in Jails

Eight inmates who killed themselves in Massachusetts county jails in 2016 - part of a growing wave of suicides in jails that began to build concurrently with the opioid addiction epidemic. Read More

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Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
Analyzing Safety After 10-Alarm Fire Ruled Arson

Analyzing Safety After 10-Alarm Fire Ruled Arson

With a 10-alarm fire in Waltham, Massachusetts, being determined to have been intentionally set, the NBC Boston Investigators are looking into construction materials that may cause flames to spread even faster. Read More

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Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
Suited for Danger: What It's Like to Be a Drugged Driver

Suited for Danger: What It's Like to Be a Drugged Driver

As the state promises to crack down on drugged driving, reporter Ally Donnelly of NBC Boston's Investigators tested out an impaired-driving suit that mimics the effects of alcohol and three illegal drugs. Read More

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Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
Report Sheds New Light on Student Athlete Safety in Mass.

Report Sheds New Light on Student Athlete Safety in Mass.

While Massachusetts reportedly ranks third in the country for best practices to keep young athletes safe, a recent study shows much work remains to be done. Read More

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Friday, Aug 4, 2017
The Investigators: Wrong-Way Crashes On the Rise

The Investigators: Wrong-Way Crashes On the Rise

A wrong-way crash Friday morning in Hopkinton, Massachusetts caused major delays and claimed one life; but some in the state say that new measures could stop accidents like this one before they happen. Read More

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Thursday, Aug 3, 2017
Ford Investigates Police Cruisers for Carbon Monoxide

Ford Investigates Police Cruisers for Carbon Monoxide

After crashes across the country, Ford dispatched engineers to Auburn, Massachusetts on Thursday to inspect vehicles for Carbon Monoxide. Read More

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Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017
Wrong-Way Drivers Killed at Least 22 in Past 5 Years

Wrong-Way Drivers Killed at Least 22 in Past 5 Years

Tayler McBarron was on Interstate 495 near Plainville, halfway to her parents’ house on Cape Cod for Thanksgiving after her shift at Applebee’s in Fitchburg, when the headlights came right at her. Read More

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Thursday, Aug 3, 2017
Bill Would Close Overdose Tow Yard Loophole

Bill Would Close Overdose Tow Yard Loophole

A new bill in the state Legislature would address what law enforcement officials, and even tow yard operators, see as a dangerous loophole that allows those recovering from an overdose to immediately pick up their vehicle if it was... Read More

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Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017
4 Cops Hospitalized, 10 Cruisers Pulled Due to High CO Level

4 Cops Hospitalized, 10 Cruisers Pulled Due to High CO Level

An Auburn, Massachusetts, police officer passed out while driving and rear-ended a car on Wednesday morning. Read More

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Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
Fire Officials Promise Action on Risky Wood-Frame Buildings

Fire Officials Promise Action on Risky Wood-Frame Buildings

The Boston building and fire commissioners Wednesday morning promised to look for ways to make large wood-frame buildings safer during construction, a time both officials said the buildings are the most vulnerable to fire. Read More

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