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Police: Woman that hit Fall River police cruiser on 17 medications

FALL RIVER - A 60-year-old Westport woman who was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence of drugs after she crashed her pickup truck into a police cruiser, sending three detectives to the hospital, was on 17 different medications for a variety of medical problems, according to court docu

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-24 19:00:00

Fall River man faces DUI rap after crash

A 20-year-old Fall River man is facing a drunken driving charge after allegedly causing a violent collision while driving the wrong way down Interstate 95 in Rhode Island early yesterday morning, police said. Nathaniel Roberts was driving southbound on I-95 in Providence about 4:30 a.m. when Rhode I

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Guest Opinion: The importance of attending school in Fall River

The Fall River Community Task Force on Attendance has unveiled three major strategies aimed at improving Fall River's attendance rates district-wide. September is National Attendance Awareness month. Although conceived nationally to coincide with the start of the school year, it is essential for eve

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-24 01:00:00

Fall River project combines spirituality with improving food options

FALL RIVER - A common purpose can lead to good things. That's the thinking behind the new intentional living community of Mt. Hope at Kennedy Park for people passionate about food justice and advocacy. "They will collaborate with one another," said Larissa Alter, South Coast Mission Hub assistant di

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-24 23:00:00

Gusting winds take down trees across Greater Fall River

FALL RIVER - On the first full day of fall, trees obeyed. They fell. Limbs, branches and whole trees crashed to the ground Thursday and Friday following days of rain and gusting winds. They fell without respect for law, order or the morning commute. "We had a cruiser that was struck by a branch from

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 20:16:31

Letter to the Editor: 'Crazy proud' about this Fall River firefighter

For the love of country, for the love of family, for the protection of country and for the protection of family. In a world where you turn on the news and hear about the devastation currently around us from Jose to Irma and now Maria and find your everyday life filled with the worry of what the futu

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-23 01:00:00

Fall River forces collide in debate over $15 minimum wage

FALL RIVER - Businesses know they are facing a big, sharp sword, Robert Mellion said. Activist know how to use it, Deb Fastino added. Mellion, the president of the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, and Fastino, the executive director for the Coalition for Social Justice, were two of the leading sp

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-22 16:00:00

Man reportedly jumps off Veterans Memorial Bridge

SOMERSET - A man reportedly jumped from the Veterans' Memorial Bridge this afternoon, but the Massachusetts State Police said there is no information available at this time. A Somerset dispatcher confirmed the incident and referred the matter to the state police. This story will be updated as more i

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-24 19:20:11

New Bedford: Nine arrested on warrants, two on drug charges after search

Nine people who live in the city were arrested Friday as the police Gang Unit and Narcotics Unit conducted a sweep and executed a search warrant Friday afternoon. NEW BEDFORD - Nine people who live in the city were arrested Friday as the police Gang Unit and Narcotics Unit conducted a sweep and exec

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-23 23:43:36

NEW BIZ: Sensuous Hair

A new salon specializing in full service salon specializing in hair color, highlights, men's cuts and client satisfaction opens in Fall River. A new salon specializing in full service salon specializing in hair color, highlights, men's cuts and client satisfaction opens in Fall River. 1. Name of bus

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-24 17:00:00

Freetown man arrested and charged with unlawfully carrying firearm

NEW BEDFORD - Detectives assigned to the New Bedford Police Department Narcotics Unit arrested and charged a Freetown man Saturday afternoon with unlawful carrying of a firearm, police said. Richard Joseph Fumo, 36, of 4 Wordell St., Freetown was arrested and charged, according to Lt. Amos Melo, spo

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-24 23:36:33

Documents show mom feared son would be killed by his father

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Court documents show the mother of a 6-year-old who authorities say was shot and killed by his father in an apparent murder-suicide in Massachusetts had feared it would happen several years ago. The mother of 6-year-old Anthony Scaccia had wrote in a 2013 application for a r

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-24 17:20:00

With award in hand, Somerset Berkley physics teacher talks of need for women in the field

SOMERSET - A passion for both instruction and physics is something Daniele Tinkham can be proud of, and students at Somerset Berkley Regional High School are lucky to learn from her. Entering her 10th year of teaching at the high school, Tinkham was recently named 2017 Physics Teacher of the Year by

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-24 18:00:00

Morgan Says at GOP Event, "I Am Running for Governor"

"I am running for Governor," Morgan told the crowd assembled on Saturday. She became the second GOP candidate to announce. Cranston Mayor Allan Fung told a group of Tiverton Republicans that he was running for Governor in August and reiterated it on Saturday at the Portsmouth event. Morgan confirme

GOLOCALPROV - 2017-09-24 15:18:01

Soup Kitchen honors 4 for contributions

PAWTUCKET - When each of the four individuals honored as part of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen's fifth annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards ponders what it means to be bestowed with a distinction named after the soup kitchen's late founder, they all respond with the same word. Humbling. The four men

PAWTUCKET TIMES - 2017-09-25 03:14:00

Greater Taunton area is home for DACA dreamers - the only one they've ever known

It is just a little piece of plastic, no bigger than a driver's license, but it changed everything. It meant no longer having to look over their shoulders. No longer getting a knot in their stomachs filling out job applications that ask "Can you work here legally?" No longer having to depend on othe

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-24 14:00:00

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Former Word of Faith Fellowship church member Rachael Bryant poses for a photo with her tax records at her home in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. She and 10 other members of the evangelical North Carolina-based churc... (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Former Word of Fait

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-25 07:17:00

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Hundreds of people wait in line since the morning to buy gasoline three days after the impact of Hurricane Maria in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns w... (AP Photo). Water drains from the Guajataca

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-24 18:07:00

Community gathering for discussion of opioid crisis

NEW BEDFORD - A free community opioid forum, sponsored by Southcoast Health and SouthCoast Media Group, with support from the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford, is slated for Oct. 2 at the Whaling Museum. "The purpose of this event is to engage the community in positive and meaningful conv

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-25 02:15:53

Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP, dies at 61

CHICAGO (AP) - Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday following a recent cardiac event. She was 61. In a statement, SNAP managing director Ba

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-25 07:45:00