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Police: Man arrested in Quincy with stolen car

QUINCY —Police said they arrested a man who was driving a car stolen from Boston with license plates stolen from Quincy. John F. Sapienza, 43, of Boston was charged with receiving a stolen vehicle, receiving stolen property valued over $1,200, driving with a suspended license and five counts of drug


Teachers Behaving Badly: Here's why hundreds of Massachusetts' teachers have lost their licenses

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Teachers are usually the ones disciplining students, but what happens when a teacher misbehaves?. The 22News I-Team requested reports on teacher misconduct from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESI, and discovered they're currently investigating 3


Stoughton’s Paris Cabaret to present ‘The King and I’ musical

The Paris Cabaret Starline Room Dinner Theatre, 49 Monk St., Stoughton, will open its “The King and I” musical at 6:30 p.m. March 2. Other performances will be at 12:30 p.m. March 3, 10 and 24, and at 6:30 p.m. March 9,16, 23 and 30.


Massachusetts Gas Explosions Cost Utility More Than $1B

BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion. NiSource, Columbia’s parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, including property


Wareham Police find suspect with help from Plymouth County K9

Two suspects who allegedly ran from Wareham Police on Monday, Feb. 18 were arrested with help from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and K9 ‘Suni’, who reportedly found one of the wanted men hiding under a parked car.


Driver tells Brockton detective he must be bored; 3 arrested

BROCKTON — Three men were arrested Wednesday night after police say they stopped a vehicle for running a stop sign and the driver claimed the detective must be bored for targeting him.


Officer Shot in Roxbury, Gunman Dead: Officials

A Boston police officer was shot and the gunman has died after they exchanged "several" rounds of gunfire early Friday in the city's Roxbury neighborhood. At 2:21 a.m., officers pulled a vehicle over at 102 Gerard St. and the driver opened fire on the officers, Police Commissioner William Gross said


Rockland: Fire Department Considering Options for New Station in Town

In Rockland the Fire Department is considering options for a possible new station. Chief Scott Duffey says they examined three sites with architects and the Fire Station Building Committee.


Brockton man who threatened to kill neighbors found with knife

BROCKTON — A city man who witnesses say was holding a knife and threatening to kill his neighbors was found to be holding that knife when police say they encountered him early Thursday morning.


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


Big Marijuana Company Eyeing Dispensary In Sandwich

By opening the door to a medical marijuana dispensary, the town could be serving as a stepping stone to a large northwest corporation seeking to become a “dominant player” in Massachusetts’ recently legalized marijuana marketplace.


Massachusetts man dies in snowmobile crash

WINHALL, Vt. — A Massachusetts man has died in a snowmobile crash in Bennington County. Winhall police said Steven Jenks, 48, of Shelburne, Massachusetts, was traveling with a group of snowmobilers Tuesday evening when he lost control of his snowmobile, went off the trail and hit a tree.


Dedham Police Looking For Card Skimming Suspect

DEDHAM, MA — Police are looking for a suspect they said stole someone's credit card information and used the stolen information to make a fake card and shop at Legacy Place. On February, the suspect rather than physically taking the person's card, used a card skimming device, according to police. Sk


West Bridgewater police seek public's help finding men who used fake money

WEST BRIDGEWATER — Police are looking for two men who, they say, used fake $100 bills at four businesses in town on Feb. 7. Police think the two could have used more fake money at other businesses in the area.


The Biggest Treasure Sites in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a place that hides many treasures that should be world-wide known by now. Treasure hunting enthusiasts should definitely visit certain locations in Massachusetts at least once in a lifetime and try their luck with these places. The treasure legends in Massachusetts are numerous, ver


Bridgewater teen charged in Raynham armed home invasion

RAYNHAM — A Bridgewater teenager faces felony charges after police say he attempted to rob three teenagers at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon. Edward Hartnett, 18, was charged with home invasion and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife).


Police: Avon man charged with shooting at a Randolph house

DEDHAM — An Avon man has been indicted by a Norfolk County Grand Jury after being accused of shooting at a Randolph house. Brandon A. Varela, 20, was charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a gun within 500 feet of a dw


Rockland’s Memorial Park students celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

Memorial Park Elementary school students visited several local community organizations and businesses in Rockland Friday, Feb. 15 in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day.


Brockton Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

BROCKTON, MA — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Light snow (< 1 in.) in the morning. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Woman Faces Civil Rights Violation After Market Basket Incident: Report

A white woman who reportedly hurled racial slurs toward a Haitan-American woman at a Market Basket in Brockton earlier this month has been identified. The Brockton Enterprise reports 65-year-old Easton resident Gloria F. Downey has been charged in connection with the incident that happened on Feb. 1