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Westport man arrested on eight warrants for drug and vehicle violations

WESTPORT - Westport Police arrested a man wanted on eight warrants on Tuesday. Scott Rogers, 32 of 11 Rosalyn St., was apprehended after he had been the subject of eight outstanding default warrants for crimes that dated back to May 2017. Rogers had fled from police on numerous occasions and was arr


Fall River's mayoral debate: You ask the questions

Fall River's mayoral recall election is slated for March 12, where voters will be asked to decide whether to recall Mayor Jasiel Correia II, and who should be the next mayor, City Councilor Joe Camara, School Committee member Paul Coogan, Correia, Kyle Riley or Erica Scott-Pacheco.


Westport house fire causes $50,000 in damage; pet dog killed

WESTPORT - An early morning fire Thursday caused $50,000 in damage and killed a family's pet dog. At approximately 7 a.m. Thursday, the Westport Fire Department received a 911 call of a structure fire at 250 Briggs Road. The owners of the house were alerted of the fire by their smoke detectors sound


New Bedford man on parole arrested with 900 grams of heroin, 290 grams of cocaine

New Bedford police officers arrested Ramone Serrano, 41, of 1541 Purchase Street, after parole officers visited his residence and observed illegal contraband. Narcotics detectives led by Det. Lavar Gilbert seized more than 900 grams of heroin and more than 290 grams of cocaine. Serrano has a lengthy


Westport looking to bring back assistant town planner position

WESTPORT — The budget is tight this year and selectmen have stressed that they might not approve some proposed new positions. That thought process will not apply to the Planning Board’s pitch for a new assistant town planner for fiscal 2020. At the Feb. 4 selectmen’s meeting, planning officials and


Westport Federal Credit Union's 'Souper Bowl' a success

WESTPORT — The New England Patriots have won at the Super Bowl, and Westport Federal Credit Union scored a touchdown with their fourth annual Souper Bowl. In January, WFCU locations began collecting canned soup and other non-perishable items for Citizens for Citizens food pantry. Westport Federal Cr


Police: Teen girl threatened to 'blow everything up' during bank robbery

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River police say surveillance footage from multiple cameras helped them to track down a teenager suspected of robbing a city bank, along with her alleged accomplice.


Westport schools to take part in Sandy Hook Promise initiative to ID threats, problem signs

WESTPORT -- The state has put a strong emphasis on anti-bullying and social-emotional learning. Westport Community Schools have heeded that call, according to school authorities.


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.


Teachers Behaving Badly: Here's why hundreds of Massachusetts' teachers have lost their licenses

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Teachers are usually the ones disciplining students, but what happens when a teacher misbehaves?. The 22News I-Team requested reports on teacher misconduct from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESI, and discovered they're currently investigating 3


Pair of teenage girls charged in Fall River bank heist

FALL RIVER — A 14-year-old girl allegedly said she had a bomb before robbing BayCoast Bank on Troy Street on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. And a 15-year-old girl who allegedly left the area with the young suspect was also arrested, according to Detective John Robinson.


New Bedford Man Sentenced To Prison For 2018 Housebreak

A 36-year-old New Bedford man with a lengthy history of committing burglaries in the area was convicted in Fall River Superior Court this week of breaking into a Fairhaven home last September, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.


Faces Of New Bedford #194: Bridgitte Cook

Meet Bridgitte Cook, 46-year-old Heath Center Director at SSTAR Family Healthcare Center. Growing up, Bridgette’s life had been impacted by the effects of mental illness, with her mother committing suicide when she was 8 years old and a father who suffered from schizophrenia.


Overnight ‘wintry mess’ of snow, freezing rain expected in Massachusetts this weekend

Massachusetts is expected to see another “wintry mess” of snow and other precipitation this weekend as a brief system moves in overnight on Sunday, even as daytime temperatures stay above the freezing point.


Purchase Street building eyed for proposed 3-in-1 restaurant

FALL RIVER — City officials voted unanimously Wednesday to grant a common victualler license to Townehouse Place, a proposed Purchase Street restaurant that would feature three separate “dining experiences.” The three principals of RLJ Group LLC, the company that plans to open Townehouse Place, met


Cheese and meats from near and far

Husband and wife team Bill and Diana Bothelo in November launched The Cheese Wheel Inc. at 3838 Main Road in Tiverton. New to entrepreneurship and… — Subscriber-only Content.


62-year old man charged with steal car then hitting parked cars in New Bedford

A 62-year old New Bedford man is facing six charges after police report that he stole a car and hit two parked cars in New Bedford on Tuesday. New Bedford police report that Keith Correia stole a vehicle from a parking lot, hit two parked cars and was arrested at 9:35pm near 40 Cedar Street.


Quohog Republic’s Most Underrated Menu Item

If you're lucky enough to be able to buy one of the Quohog Republic's $50 gift cards for half price later this morning, there's a menu item that you might not think of ordering --but you should!


While number of fatal opioid ODs statewide falls, Fall River remains the same

FALL RIVER — The number people who died of an opioid-related overdose in Fall River remained stubbornly flat last year, according to statistics provided by the Fall River Opioid Task Force.


Adams House set to be auctioned March 5

Kevin P. O'Connor Herald News Staff Reporter @HNKPO — FALL RIVER – The Adams House, 1168 Highland Ave., is scheduled for auction on March 5. The former nursing home closed in the summer.