Massachusetts State Police News

Nantucket Rattled by House Explosion That Injured Two

A house exploded on Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, sending two people to the hospital, damaging nearby homes and creating a boom heard miles away. The Nantucket Fire Department reports it is the second time in as many weeks that similar blazes …

Two Wounded in Connecticut Workplace Shooting, Suspect in Custody

A shooter opened fire and wounded two people outside a Connecticut business Tuesday and was taken into custody at gunpoint on a highway in Massachusetts, police said. Both victims were treated at a hospital and discharged. Authorities identified the alleged …

Police Say Two Killed in Plane Crash at Massachusetts Airport

Massachusetts State Police say two people have died after a small plane crashed and caught fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport. Saturday’s crash occurred at about 12:36 p.m., according to the state police department’s Twitter feed. State troopers assigned to the …

Worker at Boston-Area Casino Construction Site Dies

A worker helping build the Boston area’s new casino has died. A spokesman for Wynn Boston Harbor said in a statement that the 56-year-old male worker died operating an excavator on site. The Middlesex District Attorney’s office says the man …

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Allegedly Running Motor Vehicle Theft Scheme

An Avon, Mass., man has been arrested and arraigned in connection with allegedly running a major motor vehicle theft scheme. Authorities arrested Jose Sostre on Tuesday in Avon. Following his arrest, Sostre was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges …

Security Tightened at Massachusetts Airport after Florida Attack

Authorities say they’ve got “enhanced” security measures in place at Boston’s Logan International Airport in the wake of the deadly airport shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Massachusetts State Police and Massport, the state agency that oversees Logan, issued a joint …

New Mass. Police Policy Questioned by Transparency Advocates

Kelly Young was driving down Route 28 in Milton, Massachusetts, when a sedan traveling in the other direction rear ended another car and veered into Young’s lane, hitting his car head on, police say. Young, 56, a father of two …