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Melissa Buja

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  • Harvard University Jan 16

    After Lockdown at Harvard Over Report of Gun, 2 Arrested on Gun Charges

    A man and woman were taken into custody Thursday afternoon near Harvard University after a brief shelter in place prompted by a report of a man with a gun. The initial report was tweeted out by Harvard University around 3:40 p.m., saying police were responding to a report of a male with a gun in the area of the Smith…

  • Andrew Billcliff Jan 16

    Neighbor Holds Burglar at Gunpoint Outside NH Home

    A New Hampshire man is being credited with helping to thwart a break-in at Pelham home and holding the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. A Kennedy Drive resident told police she arrived home at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and noticed an unknown Chevrolet Avalanche in her driveway with no one in it and its engine running. She called the…

  • Athol murder Jan 16

    No Bail for Accused Killer of Woman Found Near Wastewater Treatment Plant

    A Massachusetts man faced a judge Wednesday in the November death of a woman whose body was found near a wastewater treatment plant in Athol. Keith Hamel, 23, of Athol, was arraigned in Franklin Superior Court on charges of murder, armed robbery, misleading police and tampering with evidence. Hamel, who was already being held without bail in the Nov. 11…

  • traffic stop Jan 15

    Traffic Stop in Brockton Leads to Arrests of 4 on Firearm Charges

    A traffic stop over the weekend in Brockton, Massachusetts, led to the arrest of four people on firearm charges after police say a 12-gauge shotgun and a revolver, both loaded, were found in the vehicle. An officer on patrol stopped a Chevrolet pickup truck for a revoked registration at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. When the officer questioned the driver, Mark…

  • workers hurt Jan 14

    3 Hurt by Electric Shock While Working on Scaffolding in Beverly

    Three workers were injured, one critically, when the scaffolding they were working with at a home came in contact with power lines Monday morning in Beverly, Massachusetts. The workers were trying to raise the scaffolding at the home on Fosters Point at about 10:30 a.m. when the scaffolding brushed an electrical wire. A neighbor said his wife heard the men…

  • gas line damaged Jan 14

    Gas Outage Hits Salem, NH, After Work Crews Damage Line

    Hundreds of customers were left without natural gas service after a gas line was damaged by a work crew Monday morning in Salem, New Hampshire, police said. Due to the line being damaged, more than 300 customers were without service in the area of Route 28/Broadway and Route 111 south to Friendship Drive. The area also includes Route 97 and…

  • driver cited Jan 10

    Driver Cited in Crash That Injured Danvers Crossing Guard

    The driver who struck and injured a well-known crossing guard earlier this week in Danvers, Massachusetts, has been cited with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, police say. Penny King, 58, of Beverly, was cited Friday in connection with the crash on Poplar Street two days earlier that seriously injured Susan Turner, a longtime crossing guard. Officers responded to an…

  • prison attack Jan 11

    Correction Officer Assaulted by Inmates at Shirley Prison, Officials Say

    A correction officer was assaulted Friday afternoon at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections. Officials said the officer was taken to a hospital following the incident, along with two other officers who responded to the alleged assault. The officer was surrounded and assaulted by a number of inmates in…

  • lowell Jan 10

    Police Find Dead Body Near Dumpster Fire in Lowell

    A body was discovered near a burning dumpster behind a building in Lowell Massachusetts, on Friday morning, said police, who are investigating. The fire, though not the body, is being blamed on the improper disposal of smoking materials, according to state fire officials. Lowell police Capt. James Hodgdon said police received a call at 5:30 a.m. for a dumpster fire…

  • arraignment Jan 11

    Whitman Mother Held Without Bail in Connection to Child’s Death

    The Massachusetts woman arrested in connection to the death of her 2-year-old daughter returned to court on Friday for her alleged role in the tragedy. Shaniqua Leonard, 29, was arrested Thursday in Dorchester on a charge of reckless endangerment of a child for the death of her daughter, Lyric Farrell. The girl was found unresponsive on Dec. 28 at a…

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