Top Local Stories of 2012
You could say it was the summer of sharks.
Curt Schilling’s company, 38 Studios, went belly up and left the state of Rhode Island high and dry with the multi-million dollar loan it paid out. The state is now suing. Bankruptcy is costing the state tens of millions it pitched in for a loan. The matter's now mired in the court system.
A small New Hampshire town was shaken to its core when five police officers were hurt in a drug raid gone bad.
Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed just days from retirement. The shooter and his girlfriend were later found dead in the home police raided.
Child sex abuse allegations rocked seven New England communities. A Wakefield man was accused of the unthinkable.
John Burbine is facing 100 charges, accused of sexually abusing children as young as eight days old.
A state lab worker was accused of drug test deception. Thousands of court cases are being reviewed because of claims chemist Annie Dookhan faked drug results.
A deadly outbreak was linked to New England. Dozens are dead and the government says tainted steroids from a Framingham pharmacy are to blame. New cases and new lawsuits are popping up daily.