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4-year-old Lowell girl becomes third Massachusetts child to die from flu this season

A 4-year-old girl from Lowell has reportedly become the third child to die in Massachusetts from the flu this season. WCVB reported that 4-year-old Puthiraskmey Sopheak of Lowell died Saturday.


City of Weed: Brockton To Have Eight Pot Shops, Once Moratorium Ends

The Brockton City Council hasn’t ended the city’s moratorium on recreational marijuana stores, but Brockton’s mayor can’t wait. He has already signed 10 so-called “community host” agreements, even though the city can only have eight stores, according to the Brockton Enterprise.


5 weather maps that explain the snowy, wintry mix heading to Massachusetts Wednesday night

A wintry mix of snow, sleet or freezing rain will move into Massachusetts Wednesday night, creating hazardous travel conditions overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. across the entire state, except on Cape Cod and the Islands.


Brockton boy, 16, charged with driving vehicle stolen from Taunton

BROCKTON — A city teenager was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with driving a vehicle that was stolen out of Taunton. Taunton police notified Brockton police on Tuesday morning to be on the lookout for a Toyota Venza that had been stolen out of their town.


Michael Kenney, of Weymouth, facing charges in attack on 22-year-old man that ‘almost cost him his life’

A 40-year-old Weymouth man accused of nearly beating a 22-year-old to death in an attack in Boston’s South End turned himself in Tuesday, authorities said. Michael Kenney turned himself in to police in the South End Tuesday at about 4 p.m., Boston police said.


Police Identify Brockton Man Hit, Killed By SUV In Weymouth

WEYMOUTH (CBS) — The man who was killed by an SUV in Weymouth Monday has been identified as 71-year-old William Fredette of Brockton. Police said the fatal crash occurred on Bridge Street around 6 p.m.


Brockton police: Randolph cop defied 20 calls to stay away from fire

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc — BROCKTON – A Randolph cop ended up behind bars in Brockton, arrested and charged with interfering at the scene of a fire, after police said he defied 20 orders to stay away from his burning sports utility vehicle.


Easton woman identified in apparent Brockton racism incident

Cody Shepard The Enterprise @cshepard_ENTMarc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc — BROCKTON — A 65-year-old Easton woman will be arraigned in court early next month related to what is being investigated by police as a possible hate crime at Market Basket earlier this month.


’You’re creating monsters’: Advocates say new rules fail to reform solitary confinement in Massachusetts

Jurrell Laronal spent 10 years in Massachusetts prisons and has been in solitary confinement more times than he can remember, beginning at age 19. He’s been in cells that are too hot or too cold or have black mold, he said. He’s been given a choice between a shower and extra food, been denied a blan


Wareham Police get assist from Plymouth County K-9 team in arresting 2 chase suspects

WAREHAM – Wareham Police got an assist from a Plymouth County K-9 team in arresting two suspects following a car-turned-foot chase Monday night. On Monday, Feb. 18, at 10 p.m., Juvenile Detective Karl Baptiste observed a vehicle go through a red traffic light on Cranberry Highway at Depot Street, po


Fight leads to gunfire on Anania Terrace in Brockton

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc — BROCKTON – Following a report of an altercation, a shooting took place in broad daylight on Anania Terrace in Brockton on Sunday.


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


Brockton activists, officials offer support to racism victim

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc — BROCKTON – After her story of racial abuse went international, a group of activists, elected officials and a leader from the Brockton Area Branch NAACP gathered in the living room of a West Bridgewater home on Monday to offer their support.


Brockton firefighters quickly extinguish bedroom fire

BROCKTON — Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a bedroom Tuesday morning. The Brockton Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 81 Perkins St. about 9:06 a.m. Perkins Street runs parallel to Montello Street, just east of it, only divided by the railroad tracks.


Randolph officer on leave after resisting arrest as car, part of home catches fire

A veteran Randolph Police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into his arrest. Officer Glenn Frazier, 53, was arrested and charged at his Brockton residence after his car and part of his home caught on fire.


Suspect wanted in connection to South End assault turns himself in

BOSTON - One of the men accused of beating up another man and leaving him for dead in Boston's South End neighborhood is now in police custody. Boston Police announced on Wednesday morning Michael Kenney, 40, of Weymouth, was arrested for a warrant out of Boston Municipal Court after turning himself


Single-Car Crash In Mansfield Leads To Drunken Driving Charge

MANSFIELD, MA — An Attleboro man was arrested after police said he drunkenly drove, went off the road, and crashed into two trees. Brian Watson, 49,pleaded not guilty on Monday in Attleboro District Court to charges of operating under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle negligently to


Would-be Brockton pot biz holds downtown meeting

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc — BROCKTON – A group called Natural Agricultural Products hopes to open a pot shop in downtown Brockton. But first, it needs to hear from the public.


Man Sets His Apartment Building On Fire, Bites Officer: PD

BROCKTON, MA — A Brockton man was arrested after police said he tried to burn down his apartment building and bit a police officer. Ryan Leaston, 29, was charged with attempted arson of a dwelling, assault and battery on a police officer and malicious destruction of property under $1,200.


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.