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Police: Two dead, three injured in high-speed crash on I-95 in Attleboro

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Two people are dead and three injured in a two-car crash on Interstate 95 southbound in Attleboro early Thursday morning. State Police said a 2018 Kia Soul traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into the back of a 2007 Hyundai GST with five people inside around 1:25 a.m. Passen


Abused chickens find refuge at Winslow Farm in Norton

NORTON -- About 100 neglected and abused Bantam chickens from out of town have found refuge at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary on Eddy Street. The chickens were “being kept in cramped, filthy cages with no protection from the brutal cold and with no food or water,” according to a press release emailed


Massachusetts House conducting ‘full investigation’ into allegations that lawmaker groped woman’s backside

BOSTON — A special Massachusetts House committee will conduct a full investigation into whether a male representative grabbed an incoming female lawmaker’s backside during a cocktail reception.


Taunton Animal Shelter holding fundraiser

The Taunton Animal Shelter, 821 West Water St., Taunton, will hold its 10th annual Hearts ‘n Paws Fundraiser through Feb. 14. Participants can make a donation in honor of a particular pet at the shelter or deliver a toy, treat or gift to the pet of their choice. This can also be done as a gift for s


Victims Identified in Fatal Attleboro Crash

The deceased victims of a two-car motor vehicle crash, which occurred early this morning on Route 95 southbound in Attleboro, can now be publicly identified. Today at about 1:25 a.m., Troopers from the State Police-Foxboro Barracks responded to a serious crash on Route 95 just south of Exit 3 in Att


Lawyer awaiting mental health report on Norton murder suspect

NORTON — The lawyer for a man accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife in 2016 at her Norton Glen apartment is waiting for a report from a forensic psychologist on whether his client is competent to stand trial.


Family Service Association donates to VA of Bristol County

FALL RIVER — A donation of non-perishable food items from Family Service Association was made to the Veterans Association of Bristol County. As part of FSA’s Pay It Forward Project, agency employees donated the food during the month of December.


5 things to do in Easton this week

1 Hockomock Film Club: “Lion.” Friday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Queset House, 51 Main St., North Easton. Doors open at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7. Free,. 2 Special service honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Temple Chayai Shalom, 239 Depot St., South Ea


Attempted robbery reported at Attleboro Dunkin' Donuts

ATTLEBORO -- A man attempted to rob the Dunkin' Donuts on Pleasant Street Thursday afternoon but fled without any money, police said. The man entered the coffee shop and passed a note to a clerk that read, "Pretend I paid. Give me all your money or I'll shoot," police Capt. James MacDonald said.


Gov. Baker Proposes to Legalize Sports Betting in MA, Big Hit to RI

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is planning to file legislation that would allow people in the state to bet on professional sports. Baker’s proposal would use the existing regulatory structure for gaming licensing in Massachusetts, including enforcement powers of the Massachusetts Gaming Commis


Weekend storm could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some parts of Massachusetts

BOSTON (WHDH) - A dusting of snow and rain could make for a slick morning commute on Friday but a significant storm that’s tracking toward New England could dump up to two feet of snow in some areas this weekend.


Indoor Track tops ‘Cats, impresses at Dartmouth

The Vineyarders won their final Eastern Athletic Conference dual meet of the season over the West Bridgewater Wildcats, Tuesday at Wheaton College in Norton. The boys rolled, 77-23, and the girls won, 56-44. The boys are 5-1 on the season and the girls, 6-1.


Attorney says Taunton couple never kept kids in cages

TAUNTON — An attorney handling the case of a Taunton mother charged with assault and battery on a police officer said that she does not expect any further charges to be filed against her client.


Things to do in the Attleboro area and beyond

The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, is staging the U.S. premiere of “The Night Watch” through Feb. 10. The play is set in the late 1940s, as the stories of four women and a young man unfold backward to the heart of the second World War. Tickets are $44, $52 and $60; preview performances


Brown University graduate student, man killed in highway crash; Several others hurt

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A 23-year-old Brown University graduate student was killed in a two-car crash on Interstate 95 early Thursday morning. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Maryori Conde, 23, of Los Angeles, was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where she was prono


Foxborough PD seeking help in identifying armed robbery suspect

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The Foxborough Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying a man they say held up a liquor store last Saturday. Authorities are investigating an armed robbery which happened at the Hops and Grapes Beer & Wine store on Commercial Street at around 8:45 p.m.


Massachusetts food stamps recipients will get February benefits early due to government shutdown

Most Massachusetts food stamps recipients will receive their February benefits early due to the partial government shutdown. State officials are cautioning recipients to budget wisely, since those benefits will have to last for the entire month.


5 things to do in Mansfield this week

1 “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” Weekends, Jan. 18-Feb. 3, Mass Music and Arts Society, 377 North Main St., Mansfield. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20 to $32. For tickets and information: 508-339-2822, mmas.org.


West Bridgewater girl, 14, found dead at home

WEST BRIDGEWATER — Police are investigating the death of a teenage girl found inside her family’s home Wednesday morning. The girl was a 14-year-old ninth-grade student at West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School. Principal Mark Bodwell said teachers and other school staff were available to talk t


Taunton teacher arraigned on charge of assault and battery

TAUNTON — A Parker Middle School teacher was arraigned Thursday morning in Taunton District Court on a charge of assault and battery. Brian Clemmey pleaded not guilty to the charge and was ordered released on bail conditions that he both stay away from and not have contact with the victim.