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Fall River man convicted of raping pre-teen relative

FALL RIVER - A 31-year-old Fall River man was convicted last week of raping his pre-teen close family member on numerous occasions and sentenced to serve 15 to 17 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.


Bigger Really Is Better For This Popular Swansea Store

The Auction Store in Swansea will be moving to a new, larger location very soon. The store, located at 75 Swansea Mall Drive, sells brand name food, snacks and candy at super low discount prices because the products are very close to, or within the grace period of, the expiration date. It's a great


5 Things to Do in and around SouthCoast

FEB. 14-15 Sweet treats for kids at Fall River Public Library. What: The Fall River Public Library will observe not one, but two “sweet” celebrations for children and their families. On Thursday, Feb. 14, at 3:30 p.m., the library will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a “hoot” of a craft as children m


RI woman indicted in deadly fiery wreck faces judge

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Months after a Cranston man was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 195 in Swansea, the driver accused of causing the wreck faced a judge for the first time.


The new green deal: Pot shop offers to invest in Swansea Mall's future

SWANSEA — Plantopia, one of three companies trying to open marijuana dispensaries in Swansea, has offered to annually invest thousands of dollars in the town’s efforts to revitalize the Swansea Mall.


Suspect in fatal Fall River stabbing arrested in Rhode Island

By Kevin O’Connor and Amanda Burke | Herald News (Fall River) — FALL RIVER — Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal Wednesday night stabbing of 17-year-old local boy, William Wheeler, according to the district attorney.


SRPEDD could help with mall redevelopment

SWANSEA — Town Planner John Hansen told the selectmen at their meeting last week that the town could get technical assistance from the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District to help establish a redevelopment authority that would work on an urban renewal plan for the Swansea


27-year-old New Bedford woman killed in Taunton crash identified as Breanne Cabral

A 27-year-old New Bedford woman has died a day after crashing her car down an embankment on the side of Route 140 in Taunton, state police said. The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on the southbound side of the highway, prior to Exit 10, state police said.


Where UFOs have been reported in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Massachusetts residents reported 65 UFO sightings to the National UFO Reporting Center in 2018. So far this year, about a dozen UFO sightings have already been reported.


Trump may have his first 2020 Republican challenger with former Massachusetts governor

Washington (CNN)Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said he's launching a presidential exploratory committee to run in 2020 as a Republican. "I hope to see the Republican Party assume once again the mantle of being the party of Lincoln. It upsets me that our energies as a society are being sapped by


[UPDATE] Fugitives 'won't get a pass' in Bristol County, DA says

WESTPORT — Alexis Silva is one of the people the DA's office is hoping a new cyber crime-fighting tool will help catch. The New Bedford man is wanted for the Veterans Day killing of 23-year-old Reynaldo Pena of New Bedford. Silva, 36, is charged in New Bedford District Court with murder, unlawful di


DA: Fugitives 'won't get a pass' in Bristol County

WESTPORT — Bristol County DA Thomas M. Quinn III unveiled a new crime-fighting tool Thursday designed to locate violent fugitives who flee. "You won't get a pass when you skip court and avoid prosecution," Quinn said at a news conference held at White's of Westport and attended by many local police


Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez coming to Venus

SWANSEA — Boston Red Sox Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez will be the featured guest of honor at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research 19th Annual Celebrity Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday, May 1, at the Venus de Milo in Swansea.


Plane struck by lightning during descent to T.F. Green

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A Southwest Airlines flight was struck by lightning en route to T.F. Green Airport Friday. A Southwest Airlines Representative confirmed that Flight 1498 operating from Fort Lauderdale to Providence was struck on its descent into Providence.


Here are the best restaurants in Massachusetts, according to AAA

AAA has announced its 2019 list of best restaurants nationwide — and several of the top-rated establishments are located right here in Massachusetts. Here’s a look at the local restaurants that got Five Diamonds, which is the highest rating AAA awards.


South Main Street shooting suspect turns himself in

FALL RIVER — The man who police allege opened fire last month on South Main Street after an argument inside the Fall River Justice Center returned to the scene on Thursday, this time to turn himself in.


Fall River Suspect Surrenders After Appearing on Most Wanted List

FALL RIVER — Hours after being prominently featured on the newly unveiled Bristol County District Attorney Most Wanted fugitives list, the suspect in a public shooting in Fall River has surrendered himself to authorities.


Swansea to negotiate marijuana agreements

SWANSEA — The Board of Selectmen directed the attorneys representing two companies that have made proposals to locate marijuana dispensaries in Swansea to meet with the town counsel and Town Administrator John McAuliffe to negotiate host agreements for their plans.


New Bedford man sentenced on gun charges related to Fall River shooting

FALL RIVER - A 31-year-old New Bedford man arrested twice in Fall River during the past three years on various illegal firearm charges was sentenced to three to four years in state prison earlier this week, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.


Two OUI crashes in New Bedford early Friday morning

There were two OUI related car accidents in New Bedford that sent both drivers to the hospital early Friday morning. Around 1am, New Bedford police officers observed a vehicle traveling the wrong way north on Route 18 at a slow rate of speed. Officers observed damage and smoke coming from the vehicl