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The latest on local crime and public safety.
State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Norfolk County This Weekend

State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Norfolk County This Weekend

State Police said "inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.”
1 Dead in I-95 Crash in Norwood

1 Dead in I-95 Crash in Norwood

State Police said three vehicle were involved in the crash.
Canton Father-Son Team Help Bust Alleged Car Thief

Canton Father-Son Team Help Bust Alleged Car Thief

Michael Robicheau was charged with a host of crimes.
State Police Uncover Four Kilos of Cocaine After Traffic Stop in Canton

State Police Uncover Four Kilos of Cocaine After Traffic Stop in Canton

A Milwaukee man is under arrested for drug trafficking.
Arraignment Set for Driver Charged in Fatal Stoughton Crash

Arraignment Set for Driver Charged in Fatal Stoughton Crash

A West Bridgewater woman faces charges after a fatal accident that killed an Easton man in Stoughton last December.
Police Investigating Recent Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Police Investigating Recent Spike in Heroin Overdoses

A high number of heroin overdoses, including fatalities, have been reported in Massachusetts in the last two weeks.
Two South Shore Men Busted With Pound of Marijuana

Two South Shore Men Busted With Pound of Marijuana

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Regional SWAT Recognized for AMBER Alert Proficiency

Regional SWAT Recognized for AMBER Alert Proficiency

The organization will receive an award from the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program on Feb. 18.
How Much Would You Pay for Whitey's Sweatshirts?

How Much Would You Pay for Whitey's Sweatshirts?

Federal prosecutors will sell off James "Whitey" Bulger's belongings to raise money for his victims' families, but they don't want to glamorize the gangster's crimes.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Canton Teen Arrested After Breaking Bottles at Movie Theater

Canton Teen Arrested After Breaking Bottles at Movie Theater

The following information was provided by the Danvers Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Local Couple Busted in Alleged Heroin Deal at Braintree Hotel

Local Couple Busted in Alleged Heroin Deal at Braintree Hotel

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Canton Police Round Up Miniature Horses

Canton Police Round Up Miniature Horses

Updated: Three small horses found wandering in the Sassamon Street area Saturday afternoon were soon reunited with their owner by Canton police, who used social media to get the word out.
Expect Extra Drunken Driving Patrols, Checkpoints During Holidays

Expect Extra Drunken Driving Patrols, Checkpoints During Holidays

Massachusetts State Police and 200 city and town police forces are mobilizing extra enforcement efforts through Jan. 1 thanks to a federal grant.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.
Canton Police Bust Marijuana Delivery

Canton Police Bust Marijuana Delivery

Dedham, Randolph police and DEA agents involved in arrest.
Blanket Marathon Bombing Coverage More Stressful Than Being There

Blanket Marathon Bombing Coverage More Stressful Than Being There

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows how media coverage can spread the negative effects of traumatic community events.