Prosecutors say state police unit had 2 quota systemsApril 18, 2019 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say troopers in a troubled Massachusetts State Police unit had a second illegal quota system for issuing traffic tickets.
Last month, the U.S. attorney's office in Boston described how troopers had to issue at least eight citations per four-hour overtime shift for a program aimed at reducing crashes on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
State Police Bomb Squad Responds to Wynn Middle School in TewksburyFebruary 27, 2019 GMT
Sun Staff Report
TEWKSBURY -- A threat made at Wynn Middle School prompted Tewksbury Police and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad to respond to the school Wednesday morning.
There have been reports of an evacuation at the school, which is located at 1 Griffin Road.
Another Trooper Arrested As Two Plead Guilty in OT ScandalDecember 12, 2018 GMT
BOSTON -- An eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper has been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into overtime abuse at the department and will appear in federal court later Wednesday.
Police discover massive stockpile of weapons at man’s homeNovember 2, 2018 GMT
SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man was arrested after police found dozens of unlicensed firearms stockpiled in his home...
Group Calls for Independent Review of MSPOctober 29, 2018 GMT
Though reform efforts have been made to address a string of recent scandals within the Massachusetts State Police Department, a group of former and current police officers insist those efforts are simply inadequate.
Dog running on interstate can’t resist lure of stuffed teddyAugust 12, 2018 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear.
The Massachusetts State Police got multiple calls of a dog dashing through traffic on Interstate 291 in Springfield on Sunday morning...
State Police: Overdosing Man Fleeing Accident Scene Crashes into Trooper’s CruiserFebruary 2, 2018 GMT
Sun Staff Report
BEDFORD -- A New Hampshire man state police say was under the influence of drugs was arrested after his car rolled into a police cruiser attempting to pull him over on Route 3 southbound Thursday afternoon.
Police: New York attack has no connection to MassachusettsOctober 31, 2017 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say an attack near New York City's World Trade Center memorial that left at least eight people dead and 11 others injured has no connection to the state...
Hanscom Air Force Base evacuates facilities amid probe of truckJuly 6, 2017 GMT
Hanscom Air Force Base has evacuated base facilities and closed a security gate after traces of “potentially hazardous material” were found during a routine screening of a truck, Massachusetts State Police said.
Police carry drug kits to save K-9s from opioid overdosesJune 1, 2017 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Police dogs simply follow their noses to sniff out narcotics. But inhaling powerful opioids can be deadly, so officers have a new tool to protect their four-legged partners: naloxone, a drug that has already been used for years to reverse overdoses in humans.
Llama on the lam: Trooper lassoes llama loose on roadwayApril 28, 2017 GMT
RUSSELL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are praising the cowboy skills of one their troopers after he lassoed a llama that was loose on a state highway and led it to safety...