Breaking News from Whitman MA

Find the latest Whitman MA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Brockton man convicted on fentanyl charges could face life in prison

Dany Brandao, 30, of Brockton, was recently convicted of fentanyl distribution by a jury in a federal court in Boston. Brandao faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison, but could face life behind bars, according to prosecutors. BROCKTON - The jury found a 30-year-old Brockton man guil

ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-19 22:03:50

Brockton mayor welcomes marijuana shops, while councilor abandons vote on ban

After receiving pushback from several other members of the Brockton City Council, Winthrop Farwell withdrew his proposal for a citywide referendum on whether to ban recreational marijuana dispensaries. At the same time, Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter announced new proposed ordinances and regulations,

ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-20 21:32:37

Two bars face Brockton License Commission after reports of violence

Dylan's Bar and Grill and Shoe City Tavern were both recently called before the Brockton License Commission. One had its hours pushed back for three months, and a decision is pending on the other. BROCKTON - Shoe City Tavern is having its closing time pushed back after a violent incident involving a

ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-19 21:01:59

Women arrested after fistfight in front of Brockton police

One of the women told police the incident first began in traffic. BROCKTON - Two women were arrested Sunday evening after a fistfight in front of officers, police said. Officers responded to the area of 139 Pleasant St., outside the Wash Hour Laundry Mat, for a report of a group of people that appea

ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-19 18:01:14

Stoughton candidate: Controversial Facebook photo from 2012 was 'humorous'

NAACP officials call image of black person with distorted nose, lips "offensive." Peter Buckley made the image his Facebook profile picture in 2012. STOUGHTON - A candidate for Stoughton's Board of Selectmen is defending a social media image he posted in 2012 that depicts a black person with exagger

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-03-20 00:27:40

Missed stop sign, marked lanes violation caused Easton car accidents

Three taken to hospital with minor injuries, two cited for driving violations. EASTON - Three people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after two separate car accidents Monday evening, police said. Both accidents, which occurred within an hour of each other, were caused by

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-03-20 22:38:33

Hingham: Homeless Man Charged With Stealing Running Car

A homeless man is facing charges after he allegedly stole a running car. Hingham Police say an employee of the 99 Restaurant at 428 Lincoln St. started his car to allow it to warm up around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. A video showed a man wearing an orange jacket walking toward the car before it was seen driv

959WATD.COM - 2018-03-20 14:25:22

Brockton man arrested on gun charges for 2nd time in 14 months

A man charged by Randolph police following a shooting last year was arrested on gun charges again. ANDOVER - A Brockton man was one of two people arrested on gun charges early Saturday morning -- his second arrest on similar charges in just over a year. State police arrested 23-year-old Marcos Silve

ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-19 19:07:33

3 dead, 3 jump from burning apartment building

Three people are dead and at least four others are hospitalized after a fire in a Springfield apartment building, firefighters said. The two-alarm fire was first reported at 7:20 a.m. in a building at 49 Belmont Ave., said Dennis Leger, of the Springfield Fire Department. Firefighters arrived five m


3 arrested with pipe, hatchet and knife after drug money fight

MANCHESTER, NH - On Marrch 17 at approximately 7:15 a.m., Manchester Police Officers responded to the area of 492 Pine St. for a report of several subjects involved in a fight with weapons. The following information is based on a police narrative of what happened next:Twardosky/MPD Upon arrival offi


Whitman bans pot shops, cultivators in special election

Whitman joins a growing list of Massachusetts towns to ban marijuana establishments. The ban in Whitman is comprehensive, banning any non-medical marijuana business. WHITMAN - Voters in Whitman chose to ban all recreational marijuana businesses in a special election Saturday. Whitman joins a growing


New MassHousing mortgage program doesn't require a down payment - The Boston Globe

The past few years have been trying times for would-be homebuyers hoping to gain entry to Greater Boston's red-hot housing market. From a lack of homes for sale to overcrowded open houses to bidding wars, the chance for them to buy a house has become increasingly more remote. For many, even saving f


MA Weather Forecast: Midweek Nor'easter Snow Predictions

The first official, and very preliminary, forecasts for a possible storm later this week are in. A few days out one thing is for sure: this isn't going to be like the past three storms. In fact, this may not be much at all, according to the early predictions. The National Weather Service in its Sund


Cause of fire that demolished vacant Easton house remains under investigation

The home, located at 276 Washington Street, was deemed a total loss. It had been vacant since May, fire officials said. EASTON - The cause of a fire that ravaged a vacant home on Washington Street remains under investigation. Easton Fire Department had no update Sunday, and said the State Fire Marsh


St. Patrick's Day parade: What you need to know if you go - The Boston Globe

Boston's 117th St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place Sunday in South Boston. It begins at 1 p.m. If you're going, keep these things in mind: The route: For the third time in four years, the city has shortened the route. (The route is highlighted in blue in the map above.) The parade starts at Broadw


West Bridgewater police investigate shoplifting incident

WEST BRIDGEWATER - Police are investigating a shoplifting incident after parties entered a store, began to throw things around and stole items. Police were called to a store on North Main Street around 1:05 a.m., Friday, March 16, for parties causing a disturbance, as stated in the West Bridgewater


WANTED: Two Who Deposited Fake Check, Withdrew $25k

DEDHAM, MA - A couple who deposited an altered check at the Dedham Bank of America is now wanted by police. The Sept. 12 incident, which was just posted on Mass. Most Wanted by police, saw a woman with a fraudulent passport open an account at the Bank of America in West Roxbury. A $25,040 check was


Landmark case? Wareham man to stand trial for manslaughter in overdose death

The case is the first time Plymouth County prosecutors have charged an alleged dealer with manslaughter. PLYMOUTH - When Steven Foss sits in front of a jury this week, he will be the first accused street-level drug dealer facing a charge of manslaughter. The 36-year-old Wareham man was arraigned in


In Abington, Irish eyes are smiling at annual St. Patrick's day parade

Abington hosts 39th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. ABINGTON - It was an especially cold and bitter day in mid-March, with temperatures just scraping 30 degrees Sunday afternoon. Good thing Noreen Long had her beard on. She had a green scarf, too, plus a plush green top hat. And, like the 1,000 or


Stoughton man who tried to break into Brockton car had knife, drugs, say police

The man was found with a knife, heroin and cocaine, police said. BROCKTON - A Stoughton man who was seen trying to break into a vehicle had a knife and drugs on him when they found him hiding Thursday night, police said. Officers responded to the area of 17 North Warren Ave., about 11:26 p.m., for a