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Kids Detained in Bay Area Juvenile Justice System Despite Release Eligibility

Kids Detained in Bay Area Juvenile Justice System Despite Release Eligibility

Kids accused of crimes in the Bay Area are being confined in secure detention facilities at high rates pre-trial, even when “risk assessments” find they’re eligible for release, an NBC Bay Area investigation found. Read More

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Friday, Sep 28, 2018
Scam Robocalls Are On the Rise, and Help May Be on the Way

Scam Robocalls Are On the Rise, and Help May Be on the Way

As unwanted calls continue to proliferate, many mobile phone users have simply stopped answering the phone. But new technology is on the horizon that could sharply cut the number of scam and spam calls we all receive... Read More

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Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Training and Technology Can Reduce Police Pursuits

Training and Technology Can Reduce Police Pursuits

Some police departments in Massachusetts are re-evaluating their policies or looking for ways to avoid high-speed chases altogether to minimize fatal crashes and severe injuries. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
Giant 'Darknet' Bust Yields 40 Arrests, $20M+ in Guns, Drugs

Giant 'Darknet' Bust Yields 40 Arrests, $20M+ in Guns, Drugs

Authorities arrested 40 people and seized more than $20 million in guns, drugs, cars, gold and cryptocurrency after a massive, year-long undercover operation targeting underground activity on the Internet. Read More

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Police and Privacy Advocates Weigh Familial DNA Searches

Police and Privacy Advocates Weigh Familial DNA Searches

Researchers said the method lets police drastically narrow their suspect list and could help solve as much as 40 percent more violent crime where DNA evidence exists, but there is no public match. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Firefighters Have Unmet Emotional, Mental Health Need: Study

Firefighters Have Unmet Emotional, Mental Health Need: Study

In his more than 25 years as firefighter in Stamford, Connecticut, Capt. Jacques Roy thought he could handle anything – until the smoke cleared from a devastating fire that killed three children and their grandparents. “I was the... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Cro$$walk Crisis: Private Funding for Public Ways

Cro$$walk Crisis: Private Funding for Public Ways

Pedestrian crashes are a major problem in Boston, and while city planners have lowered the speed limit to 25 mph, put in speed bumps, lights and other traffic-calming measures in several neighborhoods, some -- including Mayor Marty... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
Watch Your Step at City Hall Plaza

Watch Your Step at City Hall Plaza

The NBC Boston Investigators are looking at injuries sustained at City Hall Plaza, and the laws that prevent the city from paying out damages.

Investigations
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017
Investigating a Donation Disaster

Investigating a Donation Disaster

Children at the Cathy Taylor School of Dance worked for months to collect clothes, part of a fundraiser to send a group of girls to a national dancing competition in Virginia Beach. Bag after bag after bag of shirts, jeans,... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Jul 17, 2017
Lawmakers to Consider Bill Targeting Teacher Misconduct

Lawmakers to Consider Bill Targeting Teacher Misconduct

Massachusetts lawmakers are set to consider a bill that would better protect students from predatory teachers. Read More

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