Woman who stole from boosters club gets probation
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman authorities say stole more than $34,000 from the high school athletic boosters club whose finances she oversaw has been sentenced to a year of...
Lizzie Borden anniversary events planned
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Several events are planned for this weekend to mark the 127th anniversary of the death of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of sexually assaulting a pre-teen female relative on a daily basis for about two years has been sentenced to up to 35 years in...
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman authorities say fatally stabbed another woman in the neck during a traffic dispute has been held without bail.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Fall River woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of another woman in an apparent road rage incident.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor charged with stealing investor funds intended for his app company is headed for trial in February.
The Feb. 24 trial date for Fall River Mayor Jasiel...
8 UMass students awarded $5,000 scholarships
BOSTON (AP) — Eight University of Massachusetts students have received $5,000 scholarships from the James J. Karam Scholarship Fund.
The scholarships awarded this week are designed to...
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island library says it will go forward with a Drag Queen Story Hour after an earlier decision to cancel the event amid "threats of protest."
Suspect in fatal hit-and-run heads back to court
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged in connection with a deadly hit-and-run is heading back to court for a dangerousness hearing.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds have turned out for a Drag Queen Storytime for children at a Massachusetts public library despite some opposition to the event.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Drag Queen Storytime for children at a Massachusetts public library is going on as planned despite opposition.
Meanwhile, a similar event at a Rhode Island library...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say fatally struck a woman walking along the road, got out of his car to apologize, then drove away, has been held without...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts says a longtime priest has been suspended amid an allegation of sexual misconduct.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who evaded authorities for three years after he was charged with stealing more than $100,000 in veterans' benefits from his father has been sent to...
Pawtucket man pleads guilty to drug charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who fled a traffic stop as federal investigators were about to arrest him during a drug investigation has pleaded guilty to fentanyl and cocaine...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has agreed to pay nearly a quarter of a million dollars to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought by a man who says city police used excessive force...
BOSTON (AP) — While a new survey found that Massachusetts commuters are fed up with traffic congestion and transit delays, a long-promised public transit project has been quietly chugging...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five nursing homes in southeastern Massachusetts plan to close their doors amid financial problems, leaving about 300 residents and their families in search of...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who opened an antique bottle of rat poison he thought contained whiskey was taken to the hospital after complaining of burning on his hands and...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a trooper was involved in a shooting in Brockton Saturday morning.
State Police Spokesman Dave Procopio said preliminary information suggests the...
Construction fire also destroyed Fall River’s Notre Dame
BOSTON (AP) — For Fall River resident Roland Masse, the images of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burning Monday brought immediate flashbacks to an eerily similar church inferno he escaped decades...
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against Fall River arguing it is aggressively enforcing an unconstitutional state law making it illegal for...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawsuit is challenging a special election in which embattled Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was both recalled and re-elected.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating anti-Semitic messages and Nazi imagery scrawled on gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts as a hate crime.
DJ killed in shooting that left another man injured
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old man has died in a shooting in Massachusetts that left another man injured and homes riddled with bullets.
Fugitive returned to face charges of theft from father
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who disappeared three years ago after he was charged with stealing more than $100,000 in veterans' benefits from his father has been found.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — In an unorthodox turn of events, voters in Fall River re-elected their embattled mayor Tuesday on the same night that he was recalled from duty.
Bank robber gets 4 years for robbing Tiverton bank
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who robbed a Rhode Island bank has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Justin Davis, of Fall River, was...
Indicted mayor withdraws motion to repay investors
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing federal charges and a recall election has withdrawn his request to repay investors in his app company.
Man convicted of trafficking woman sentenced to prison
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of trafficking a woman into sexual servitude will serve seven to 10 years in prison.
Teen girls, ages 14 and 15, charged with robbing bank
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have charged teenage girls ages 14 and 15 with robbing a bank.
Fall River police say the 14-year-old girl walked into a BayCoast Bank branch...
Indicted mayor seeks to repay investors
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing federal charges and a recall election says prosecutors aren't allowing him to repay investors in his company.
Police: Dispute over pillow sparked fatal stabbing of teen
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A 16-year-old Massachusetts boy charged with fatally stabbing his 17-year-old cousin during a dispute that started as an argument over a pillow and blanket has been held...
16-year-old boy charged in stabbing of 17-year-old youth
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old Massachusetts youth.
The Bristol district attorney says the suspect in the killing of 17-year-old William Wheeler in Fall River late Wednesday was arrested Thursday evening in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
The suspect's name was not made public because he is a juvenile.
17-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Fall River
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy.
A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney says Fall River police responded to a 911 call about a stabbing during an altercation at about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday.
First responders found 17-year-old William Wheeler lying on the floor of an apartment suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was taken to St. Anne's Hospital where he was declared dead just before 1 a.m. Thursday.
Building deemed uninhabitable after the release of mercury
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Fall River apartment building has been deemed uninhabitable after the release of mercury.
Fire officials say the poisonous material was released into the Hamlet St. building by a man trying to melt down old dental fillings, believing they were silver.
Fall River District Fire Chief Michael Clark said the resident melted the fillings Jan. 25 and went to the hospital three days later. Initially doctors couldn't understand what made him ill.
Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping stepdaughter
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping his stepdaughter over the course of several years.
Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Monday a Fall River Superior Court jury convicted 49-year-old Felipe Gonzalez of multiple counts of aggravated rape of a child and rape of a child by force among other offenses.
Prosecutors say the Raynham man assaulted the victim between 2011 and 2016 in Avon, North Attleborough and Raynham.
Seafood workers reach settlement on harassment complaint
BOSTON (AP) — Four women who say they were subjected to inappropriate touching and comments from a male supervisor while working at a Massachusetts seafood packing plant have agreed to a $675,000 settlement.
Police: Would-be bank robber gets cold feet, rips up note
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for a woman they say intended to rob a bank but got cold feet and left without a penny.
Fall River police tell the Herald News the woman walked into the Fall River Municipal Credit Union on Monday afternoon and approached a teller.
Man who rear-ended taxi, killing passenger, gets prison time
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Boston man who had been bar hopping on St. Patrick's Day two years ago before he drove into the rear of a taxi at more than 120 mph, killing the passenger, has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison.
Prosecutors say 43-year-old Michael Spinale was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to motor vehicle homicide while drunk and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Car hits 2 students walking to school
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Officials say two students were hit by a car while walking to a Massachusetts middle school.
Fall River Superintendent Matthew Malone says the students were struck in a crosswalk where a crossing guard was present in Fall River around 6:45 a.m. Monday.
Malone says the students were heading to Talbot Middle School, and police have identified the students as girls ages 12 and 13.
Suspect in a fatal Fall River stabbing turns himself in
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal weekend stabbing in Fall River has turned himself in.
Authorities say 29-year-old Adam Conners surrendered Monday morning and is expected to be arraigned later in the day on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing substantial injury.
Conners is suspected of stabbing 39-year-old Joseph Reading, of Fall River, at a gathering in the city on Saturday night.
Man stabbed to death at gathering in Fall River
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a weekend stabbing death in Fall River.
Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn in a statement Sunday said police responded to the area of Church and Hall streets at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday for a motor vehicle accident.
When officers arrived, they found 39-year-old Joseph Reading, of Fall River, in the driver's seat of the vehicle bleeding and unresponsive.
Westport voters to decide on farming of marijuana
WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — Voters in Westport, Massachusetts will decide this spring whether to allow farmers to grow marijuana and sell it to dispensaries.
The Herald News reports that selectmen agreed to include the issue on the May town meeting agenda.
2 arrested in connection with fatal Taunton stabbing
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people in connection with what police say is the city of Taunton's first homicide since 2016.
The Bristol district attorney on Tuesday announced that 19-year-old Jerome Middleton, of Fall River, and 24-year-old Khaylon Cruz, of New Bedford, are both charged with murder in the weekend stabbing death of Justin Paulo.
The 31-year-old Taunton man was stabbed Saturday night and pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital on Sunday morning.
DA: Passenger in car that sparked Fall River blaze dies
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say the passenger in a car that crashed into a Massachusetts apartment building on New Year's Day, setting off a massive fire, has died.
The Bristol district attorney's office said Wednesday that 75-year-old Linda Leahey died at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
The Latest: 2nd occupant of car that sparked huge fire dies
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building (all times local):
The passenger in a car that crashed into a Massachusetts apartment building on New Year's Day, setting off a massive fire, has died.
A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney said Wednesday that 75-year-old Linda Leahey, of Fall River, died at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.