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Brandon Hoar, 59, of Peabody, appeared in court Tuesday to face first-degree murder charge in stabbing death of his longtime girlfriend. (WBZ-TV)

Man Charged With Peabody Murder Claims He Was Protecting Granddaughter

A Peabody man appeared in court Tuesday to face a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his longtime girlfriend.


Jose Martinez appeared in court on March 4. (WBZ-TV)

DA: Court Officer Accused Of Rape Ordered Coworker To Destroy Phone

Jose Martinez was arrested last week for allegedly raping a shackled inmate, and on Wednesday he was in court again accused of witness intimidation.


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Student-On-Student Sex Assault Alleged At Ipswich Elementary School

The superintendent of Winthrop Elementary School said that one student allegedly assaulted another student.


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DA Reviewing Officer-Involved Shooting In Lawrence

The Essex County District Attorney’s office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Lawrence early Saturday morning.


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Family Disputes Findings In N. Andover Traffic Stop Death

The family of a Massachusetts man who died in police custody after he was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint a year ago has rejected official findings that officers did not use excessive force.