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Swansea Board of Health sets age limit at 21 for purchasing tobacco
SWANSEA — The Board of Health voted unanimously to require that those purchasing tobacco products in town be at least 21 years of age beginning Dec. 30. Chairman James Carvalho, who is also a School Committee member, noted that there have been increased incidence of smoking, including vaping, at the
Swansea Police Department reviews applications
SWANSEA — Swansea Police Lt. Marc Haslam noted that the department received 57 applications during the last round of hiring. Lt. Haslam noted that 57 candidates took the test and 23 passed. The candidates who passed were then subject to a further review that included a criminal background check.
Fall River School Evacuated After Anonymous Bomb Threat
FALL RIVER (CBS) — An anonymous bomb threat led administrators at one school in Fall River to move their students to another school Wednesday. “Out of an abundance of caution,” Kuss Middle School was evacuated after a threatening phone call.
1 Dead In Tanker Truck Rollover On Rt. 24
FALL RIVER, MA – One person died after a tanker truck rolled over on Rt. 24 Thursday morning, according to state police. The crash happened around 5:15 a.m. on the northbound side at Exit 8. A car was also involved in the crash.
Route 24 closed in both directions in Fall River due to truck rollover
FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - A truck rollover in Fall River has shut down Route 24 near exit 8. The Department of Transportation announced just after 5:30 a.m. that Route 24 is closed in both directions.
More than 4,500 signatures certified in effort to recall Fall River mayor
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) - The effort to recall Fall River's embattled mayor has taken another step forward. On Wednesday, the city clerk's office announced the Board of Election Commissioners certified the recall petitions with signatures from 4,533 registered voters, far in excess of the 2,510 nec
5 New Properties For Sale In The Seekonk-Swansea Area
SEEKONK-SWANSEA, MA — On the hunt for a new home nearby, but tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings every time you search online? Fear not! To save you some time, we here at Patch have compiled a fresh batch of new listings nearby.
New Bedford Drug Dealer and Illegal Gun User Sentenced To A Decade in Prison
A 24-year-old New Bedford man arrested twice during the past two years while in possession of an illegal firearm and large quantities of narcotics packaged for street sale was convicted of a litany of felony charges in Fall River Superior Court last week and sentenced to serve up to a decade in stat
Students, parents protest in support of Diman superintendent
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The decision not to renew the contract of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School's superintendent is not sitting well with some students and parents.
Providence's A.J. Reeves to miss 4-6 weeks due to foot injury
Announced in a press release from the school, Providence freshman and three-time Big East Freshman of the Week A.J. Reeves will miss four to six weeks due to a foot injury. The guard leads the team in three-point shooting and ranks second on the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game. He is the l
Fall River Middle School Evacuated Following Bomb Threat
FALL RIVER — A Fall River middle school was evacuated this afternoon following a bomb threat. The Matthew J. Kuss Middle School was evacuated following an anonymous phone call indicating a bomb threat at the school, according to a statement released by Fall River Public Schools. School officials imm
Providence police: Two women arrested at strip club over prostitution allegations
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Two women were taken out of the Foxy Lady gentleman's club in handcuffs after an alleged prostitution investigation. Providence police told Eyewitness News, intelligence officers launched the investigation around 10 p.m. Tuesday at the strip club on Chalkstone Avenue.
Taunton man convicted of 2015 manslaughter sentenced to more than 18 years in prison
TAUNTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A Taunton man convicted of shooting and killing a man in 2015 was sentenced Monday to more than 18 and a half years in state prison, officials say. Lorenze DaVeiga, 22, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter, unlawful possession of a firearm, and two counts of assault and
Taunton Man Convicted of Manslaughter; Sentenced to Serve Nearly Two Decades in Prison
A 22-year-old Taunton man who, in June of 2015, shot and killed Marques McCassie during a shootout with the victim at a Weir Street cookout, pleaded guilty this afternoon in Fall River Superior Court to four felony charges and was sentenced to serve up to 18-and-a-half-years in state prison.
Thousands of pages of material gathered in criminal probe of Fall River Mayor
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – A court filing in the criminal case against Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correa reveals investigators have amassed thousands of pages of material in their probe.
Fall River pot shop poised to sell recreational marijuana
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is set to make a recommendation on final license approval for retail marijuana sales at a Fall River pot shop at a meeting Thursday.
Police: Man arrested on DUI charges after causing head-on crash
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) — Police arrested a man on DUI charges after they say he caused a serious accident in Portsmouth Monday evening. According to the Portsmouth Police Department, officers responded to a head-on crash between a silver BMW and a gray pickup truck at the intersection of West Main
Recycling truck catches fire in Fall River, damaging nearby homes and vehicles
FALL RIVER - A Waste Management recycling truck caught fire Tuesday morning on Hunter Street, damaging nearby homes and spreading to two parked vehicles, but causing no injuries.
Payless in Swansea Mall to close
Payless in the Swansea Mall is the latest store in the shopping center to announce plans to close. Lauren Jeffords, a spokeswoman for Payless ShoeSource, told NBC 10 News Friday that the mall store, which is located at 262 Swansea Mall Dr., will close by the end of 2018.
Getaway driver in botched put robbery that turned deadly pleads guilty
ATTLEBORO — The man police say drove the getaway car in a botched marijuana robbery that left a former Attleboro man dead last year pleaded guilty to manslaughter and related charges Monday in Fall River Superior Court.