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Taunton man, 22, sentenced in fatal shooting
A 22-year-old Taunton man was sentenced Monday to serve up to 18-and-a-half years in prison in the shooting death of another man. Prosecutors said Lorenze DaVeiga fatally shot Marques McCassie during a cookout on Weir Street in June 2015. McCassie fired back, striking DaVeiga at least four times.
Saugus woman was stabbed on an on-ramp to 495 in Bridgewater over the weekend.
SAUGUS — A Saugus woman is recovering after she was stabbed on a highway ramp and left on the side of the road in Bridgewater. Massachusetts State Police said victim, a 32-year-old woman, was stabbed with a knife by a 36-year-old East Falmouth woman Saturday afternoon. State Police declined to ident
Winchester Police Department’s K9 Axl To Get Donation Of Body Armor
Winchester Police Department’s K9 Axl to get donation of body armor. Winchester Police Department’s K9 Axl will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Axl’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor. Deli
Police investigating incident in West Bridgewater
WEST BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (WHDH) - A state police investigation is underway in West Bridgewater Tuesday. Police surrounded a car that appeared to have gone off the road. The passenger side front window was smashed.
Man gets 18 years in prison for shooting at cookout in 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a Taunton man who shot another man at a cookout in 2015 has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison. Lorenze DaVeiga pleaded guilty Monday in Fall River Superior Court to multiple charges including manslaughter and unlawful possession
North Attleboro man killed in construction mishap remembered as hard-working family man
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- John Medeiros is being remembered as a dedicated family man who loved to work with his hands, hoping one day to retire and build homes for the poor. Medeiros, 61, who worked most of his life in construction, was killed last Friday when he was accidentally run over by a bulldozer i
New Vest for Westport Police K-9
The Westport Police Department said today its K-9 Onyx has received a bullet and stab proof vest by way of a donation from the Taunton, Mass.-based nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. It was sponsored by family and friends of John Buffone and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of John Buff
Family ups reward to $3,000 hoping to find dog's killer
NORTON, Mass. - The reward for information about the death of a family pet in Norton now stands at $3,100. A Facebook page says multiple people have offered money for information since the dog was found dead last week.
Old Colony YMCA's annual Turkey Trot a blast for friends and family
TAUNTON — The Old Colony YMCA’s Taunton branch hosted its 35th annual Turkey Trot road race last month, where they welcomed the friends and families over 100 runners. The Turkey Trot included a flat five mile road race, which started and ended at the Taunton YMCA. In addition to the road race, the e
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.
Police: Woman stabs another woman, abandons her on highway
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — State police say a dispute between two women in the same vehicle ended with one woman stabbing the other and abandoning the victim by the side of the highway.
Taunton rallies around family displaced by fire
TAUNTON — When a Taunton school bus driver heard that one of her students had lost just about everything she owned in a fire Monday, she swung into action. “She touched my heart. She’s a nice little girl. That could be one of us. Pay it forward,” said the school bus driver, Melissa Landry of Taunton
Family seeks answers after dog is found killed in woods
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — An Attleboro family is looking for answers after their dog was found dead in the woods, apparently the victim of animal cruelty or a hunting accident.
Woman accused of stabbing victim on ramp of I-495 arrested
BRIDGEWATER - An East Falmouth woman accused of stabbing a family member during a fight on a highway ramp was arrested. The 36-year-old woman's name has not been released due to the state law banning police from publicizing the name of suspects in domestic assaults. She faces charges of assault with
Coolest Cousin From Childhood Finally Paroled
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Your coolest cousin and basically “big brother” from ages 4-13, Donnie McGee, was finally released from prison earlier today, not-so-excited sources confirmed.
You can still Can-It for Christmas even though Taunton parade was cancelled
Charles Winokoor Taunton Gazette Staff Reporter @cwinokoor — TAUNTON – They cancelled last Sunday’s Christmas Parade. But they didn’t can Can-It for Christmas. Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr. last Saturday announced the cancellation of the popular, annual parade after weather forecasters predicted prolonged r
Study: Taunton is 6th safest city in Massachusetts
TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A new study found two cities in Southern New England are some of the safest in Massachusetts. Fall River ranked at 21st safest and Taunton ranked at 6th safest, according to security group SafeHome.org.
Police Identify Man Killed In Scituate Bulldozer Accident
SCITUATE, MA — Police have identified the man killed last Friday after getting run over by a bulldozer. John Medeiros, 61, of North Attleboro, was working at a construction site on Sixth Avenue. Scituate Police Chief Michael Stewart told the Patriot Ledger Medeiros knelt down behind a bulldozer. The
Woman stabbed, abandoned victim on highway in Bridgewater
BRIDGEWATER — An East Falmouth woman faces domestic assault charges after stabbing and abandoning another woman on the side of a local highway interchange Saturday, police said.
Victims in Berkley Bus Crash File Civil Suit Against Arrested Driver
NEWPORT, R.I. — A mother and daughter who were in a bus that crashed after being run off the road by an alleged drunk driver are suing the woman believed to be responsible for the crash.