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Teen Girls, Ages 14 and 15, Charged With Robbing Bank in Fall River

Police in Massachusetts have charged teenage girls ages 14 and 15 with robbing a bank. Fall River police say the 14-year-old girl walked into BayCoast Bank on Troy Street on Wednesday afternoon and told a teller she would "blow everything up and kill everybody" if the teller did not hand over cash.


Massive Crash Shuts Down Interstate 95 In North Attleboro

ATTLEBORO (CBS) – Nine people were rushed to the hospital Friday morning after a massive crash involving eight vehicles on Interstate 95 in North Attleboro early Friday morning. At least two people were seriously injured.


Women of Taunton: Hattie Cunningham led a mission for compassion

Last week, we looked at some women you ought to know about for Black History Month (and in general, really). This week, I would like to end Black History Month by shining a light on a local woman who shared the same spirit of bravery, kindness, and civic-mindedness:


Tribe Paying City Of Taunton $500,000 A Year

Despite no casino and dwindling funds from its benefactor, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to pay the City of Taunton more than $500,000 a year in accordance to a 2012 agreement.


Victims stop armed Bridgewater man in Raynham home invasion

RAYNHAM — A Bridgewater teenager attempted to rob three other teenagers at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon, but police say he was caught and arrested when his intended victims stopped him in the act.


Reaching for a dream: Taunton High grad competes on 'World of Dance'

TAUNTON — Recent Taunton High School graduate Kaylee Purtell may have been slated to attend the renowned Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University last year, but she had bigger dreams in mind.


Roll out the whiskey barrels: Rustic eatery to replace Christopher’s in Raynham

RAYNHAM — Goodbye, Christopher’s Lounge and hello, whiskey barrels. Longtime Raynham resident David Laghetto plans to revamp the current Route 138 lounge (1285 Broadway) with an entirely new eatery named Barrels & Boards come spring.


Massachusetts Residents Urged To Check Plants For Invasive Lanternfly

BOSTON (CBS) – Check your potted plants! Massachusetts agricultural officials say an invasive pest called the spotted lanternfly has been found in Boston. The Department of Agricultural Resources said a single dead specimen of the bug was discovered at a private residence in the city.


Huge Crash Closes I-95 In Attleboro

One person was critically injured in an eight-vehicle crash that forced closure of northbound Interstate 95 in Attleboro, Massachusetts State Police said. As of 7:50 am, one northbound lane had been opened, police said, but most traffic was being diverted at Exit 5.


Manet offers hepatitis A vaccines at Taunton soup kitchen

Charles Winokoor Taunton Gazette Staff Reporter @cwinokoor — TAUNTON — JP Marcoux said getting a vaccine to prevent hepatitis A is no big deal. “I don’t mind doing it. I wish all councilors did it,” said Marcoux, who has been a City Council candidate four times and is planning another run later this


Taunton native captures medals at 2019 Bay State Games

TAUNTON — Winning medals at figure skating competition has come pretty naturally for Mandi Wapenski. Since the age of 7, the Taunton native has already grown her crowded metal hanger close to the limits. Now, she's added three more to the list.


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


After 20 years, a Norton tragedy remembered

NORTON -- Sometime around midnight, as Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999 became Thursday, Feb. 25, the weather forecast changed. Heavy weather that was expected to go out to sea didn’t.


Brockton woman seriously injured in Attleboro crash

ATTLEBORO — A Brockton woman who was a passenger inside a car that caused a serious 8-vehicle collision on the highway Friday morning was hospitalized with serious injuries, officials said.


West Bridgewater burger joint closed

WEST BRIDGEWATER — Throwback Cafe and Grill closed this week, less than 18 months after it opened. Owner Amantino Lopes of Stoughton said he had been mulling the closure for a long time, but made the decision to close last week. He was about to place another order for burger buns, cheese and fresh b


Brockton man found with 10 ounces of marijuana during traffic stop

BROCKTON — A city man driving a car with heavily tinted windows was arrested Thursday evening when police say they found him to be in possession of more than 10 ounces of marijuana.


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


New Bedford man who slashed wife’s throat sentenced to serve up to 13 years

A 59-year-old New Bedford man who slashed his wife’s throat during an argument a year and a half ago was sentenced to serve up to 13 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.


Drug case against South Attleboro car salesman dismissed over informant ID

ATTLEBORO — Drug distribution charges against a salesman accused of selling cocaine from a South Attleboro car dealership were dismissed Friday after prosecutors would not disclose the identify of their confidential informant.


Wareham Police arrest woman on fentanyl-trafficking charge after traffic stop on Main Street

WAREHAM – A 33-year-old woman with “no certain address” was charged with trafficking fentanyl after she was pulled over by Wareham Police detectives Thursday, Feb. 21. Wareham Police detectives conducted the motor vehicle stop on Main Street in West Wareham on Thursday, Feb., 21, at 4:30 p.m., polic