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Fire causes $50K worth of damage to Westport home
WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — The residents of a Westport home were forced out into the cold Tuesday after a fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. Firefighters arrived on Acushnet Avenue to find flames coming from the roof of the one-story, wood-frame home, according to Westport Fire Capt. Michael Silvia. He s
Mass. AG: Dealership to pay $450K in restitution for selling defective, unsafe vehicles
FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Westport used auto dealership and its former owner will pay $450,000 in restitution and penalties to resolve allegations that the dealership sold unsafe and defective vehicles, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Monday.
Police: Two women in custody after chase, crash
FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WJAR) — Two women have been taken into custody after leading police through a chase in Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Fairhaven police said 45-year-old Jeannine Vickery crashed into three police cars, prompting a chase in Fairhaven. Sherrie Masse, 33, wa
Police: Fall River man busted with large stash of fentanyl, cash
DARTMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A Fall River man is facing a slew of serious drug charges after authorities say he was busted with a large stash of fentanyl and cash in Dartmouth on Tuesday.
Health board set to regulate Westport tenant farms through bylaw
WESTPORT — Two years ago, a landmark animal abuse case happened on a Route 177 tenant farm and criminal charges are pending against several tenants of that 72-acre farm. Now, the health board could unveil a regulation Monday that they say could diminish the chances of animal abuse or other health is
Man In Vernon Park Blames Jar Of Pot On Massachusetts: Report
VERNON, CT — A man who was caught with a mason jar full of pot at Vernon's Henry Park essentially blamed it on Massaschusetts, police said in a report released on Tuesday. Roberto Santiago-Pena, 20, of Holyoke, MA, was arrested last Thursday at the park, according to a report. An officer on patrol a
Sylvan Nursery helps Westport Land Conservation with a day of service at park
WESTPORT - Westport Land Conservation Trust’s (WLCT) effort to create a community park on Adamsville Road received a big boost from Sylvan Nursery. The nursery sponsored and advertised a day of service with the Land Trust for Massachusetts Certified Horticulturists in need of training hours. More th
Teenager reported missing may have traveled to Fall River
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children said a teenager from western Massachusetts who was reported missing may be in the Fall River area. The center said 17-year-old Mariana Miranda was last seen on Oct. 10 in Pittsfield.
Police ID driver killed in Route 24 tanker crash
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) -- Police have identified the driver who was killed in a gasoline tanker crash on Route 24 Thursday morning. According to the Massachusetts State Police, John Silva, 67, of Fairhaven was driving the tanker when it rolled over and hit a second vehicle. He was pronounced dead
Victim in fatal Fall River apartment fire identified
FALL RIVER — Carl DaPonte II, a school bus driver, who family members described as a doting father and grandfather, was identified as the victim of a fatal fire Sunday in Fall River.
Revere man convicted of homicide in violent crash that killed Lynn woman
FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Revere man who crashed his friend’s BMW into an SUV while speeding down Interstate 95 in North Attleboro, killing a 65-year-old Lynn woman in 2015, was convicted last week of motor vehicle homicide, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn announced.
State police identify victim of deadly Fall River fuel tanker rollover
FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - State police have identified the fuel tanker driver who was killed in a rollover crash on Route 24 in Fall River last week. John Silva, 67, of Fairhaven, was killed when the 12,000-gallon gas tanker he was driving overturned on Thursday.
EXCLUSIVE: Documents detailing Fall River mayor's recall objection released; meeting to be held tomorrow
FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — Documents released first to ABC 6 detail the objection Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia filed an Friday over a recall petition certified this past Wednesday.
Fall River grandfather killed in weekend fire
FALL RIVER, R.I. (WPRI) — Fall River fire officials are investigating a deadly fire from over the weekend. According to Deputy Fire Chief Roger St. Martin, the call came in just after 1 a.m. Sunday for reports of a fire at a home on Montaup Street.
Mayor Correia recall objection cites invalid signatures
FALL RIVER — A “substantial” number of petition signatures collected and certified in the recall effort are not valid, embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia II argues in an objection letter to the City Clerk released on Monday.
California Woman Involved in Fatal Hit and Run in Dartmouth Sentenced to Jail Time
A 59-year-old California woman who, earlier this year, left the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash in Dartmouth was convicted of leaving the scene—death resulting in Fall River Superior Court, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Family, neighbors mourning victim of deadly Fall River fire
FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - Family and friends are mourning a Fall River school bus driver who died in a fire at his apartment on Sunday. Carl DaPonte, a beloved grandfather and Army veteran, was inside his Montaup Street home when flames overtook the second floor around 1:30 a.m.
Wind chills as low as 1 degree in Massachusetts Monday night
It will feel bitterly cold in Massachusetts Monday as blustery winds blow and temperatures drop overnight. The National Weather Service says wind gusts as strong as 50 miles per hour are expected to hit the state overnight. Coastal communities will feel the strongest winds, with the Outer Cape expec
Man trapped inside apartment during fire in Fall River dies
FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - One man died after getting trapped inside his apartment during an early morning fire in Fall River on Sunday. Carl DaPonte, known as a grandfather, Army veteran, and school bus driver, was inside his home at 299 Montaup St. when flames overtook the second floor around 1:30
1 dead in Fall River fire
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died in a building fire in Fall River. Officials say the fire started early Sunday in a multi-family building and the man became trapped in his second-floor apartment.