Stories by Denise Lavoie

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

'Spotlight' film illuminates Boston clergy abuse scandal

BOSTON - It was a scandal that shook the Roman Catholic Church to its core: Hundreds of priests molested children for decades and got away with it because church leaders covered it up.
By Denise Lavoie

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — "blunt impact projectiles" that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of ...
By Denise Lavoie

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Selling that sofa online? Think about going to the cop shop

"Online safe zones" are popping up at police stations nationwide as authorities try to clamp down on crime associated with online trade between strangers.
By Denise Lavoie

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Boston police captain's son plotted to plant bombs at college

The son of a Boston police captain has been accused of plotting to detonate pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and to broadcast the killings of students live online to show his ...
By Denise Lavoie

Friday, April 11, 2014

Life has changed for Boston bombings survivors, but spirit remains same

The legacy of trauma and lost limbs from the Boston Marathon bombings remains - as does the shock of having endured a terrorist attack on Marathon Monday. But Boston is learning to get past it.
By Denise Lavoie

Monday, March 10, 2014

Police presence to double at marathon

The number of police officers patrolling this year's Boston Marathon will be doubled to more than 3,500, one year after two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring ...
By Denise Lavoie

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Marathon officials try to find balance between security, tradition

A year after deadly twin explosions turned the Boston Marathon's festive final dash into a scene of devastation, police and organizers find themselves balancing security with its traditionally ...
By Denise Lavoie

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Boston officer becomes a celebrity

A Boston police officer became an instant celebrity after cheering for a grand slam hit for the Red Sox on Sunday.
By Denise Lavoie
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