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State trooper shoots suspect during confrontation, officials say

BROCKTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts state trooper shot a suspect Saturday morning during a confrontation in Brockton, according to state police officials. State police said the shooting occurred just before 9 a.m., next to a building that is part of a residential complex on Colonel Bell Drive. The sus


Abington Police Seize THC-Infused Candy Bars, 1 Suspect Faces Charges

ABINGTON (CBS) – A student is facing drug charges after police searched his vehicle Friday night and allegedly found THC-infused candy bars packaged for sale. Abington police received a call about 11 p.m. Friday for youths “using drugs,” the caller said.


Man shot by state trooper in Brockton identified

BROCKTON — A state trooper shot a man in the lower body just before 9 a.m. Saturday on Colonel Bell Drive in Brockton. State Police said Claude W. Brown-Madison, 25, of Fall River, formerly of Brockton, was shot in the lower body after pointing a gun at the trooper who shot him. The trooper’s name w


Mother of Abington police officer who took his own life says dream job turned into nightmare

ABINGTON — When Alex Kokoros joined the Abington Police Department, he was fulfilling a dream. Sgt. Kokoros' mother, Deb Dupie, said he had wanted to be a police officer since he was a little boy.


Middleborough Officer Placed on Leave

A Middleborough, Mass. officer was placed on leave Saturday after results of an investigation by Massachusetts Environmental Police, according to a statement by Middleborough Police Chief Joseph Perkins.


Police chief to retire July 2021

ABINGTON — Police Chief David Majenski intends to retire in two years. In a letter to Town Manager Richard LaFond dated April 8, Majenski said he plans to retire on July 1, 2021. Majenski wrote that he was giving two years' notice so the town can plan for a "seamless transition of office."


State Police: Rollover Crash in Walpole 'Potentially Fatal'

An overnight crash in Walpole, Massachusetts seriously injured one person, leading State Police to announce it as a "potentially fatal" crash. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Route 95 North in Walpole.


Whitman man indicted on sex trafficking charges

BROCKTON — A Plymouth County grand jury has indicted a Whitman man on charges he forced women into prostitution out of his Whitman home and beat them if they did not meet a daily minimum number of clients or income of $500.


Dunkin’ Donuts all started at this little Quincy location and it’s still open

Made in Massachusetts is an ongoing feature taking you inside the products made right here in the Bay State and the people who make them. Joe Shannon holds a cup of coffee featuring an exclamation point as part of Dunkin’s new branding. But behind him, script letters spell out “Dunkin’ Donuts" mimic


Three Injured After Train Collides with Truck in W. Bridgewater

Investigators are on scene this morning of a West Bridgewater accident involving a truck and an MBTA commuter rail train. MBTA police said three people were injured with non-life threatening injuries. At least one person was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, according to police sca


As Strike Continues, Stop & Shop Workers Receive Support From Shoppers, State Officials

SOMERVILLE (CBS) – The strike at New England Stop & Shop stores is now in its second weekend. On Saturday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined striking employees on the picket line in Somerville.


3 injured after MBTA train strikes car in West Bridgewater

WEST BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (WHDH) - Three people are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after an MBTA train struck a car in West Bridgewater Saturday morning. Officers responding to East Street around 8 a.m. found a heavily damaged vehicle that had been hit by the train.


Taunton police: Man ODs on opioids outside YMCA

TAUNTON — A man reportedly suffered an opioid overdose outside the Old Colony YMCA on Saturday afternoon, according to Taunton Police. The man — whose name was not identified and described as in his late 30s — was administered three doses (12 milligrams) of the overdose-reversal drug Narcan and tran


Pickup truck is hit by commuter train in West Bridgewater

A pickup truck with three people inside was hit by a commuter rail train after driving through a railroad crossing gate in West Bridgewater Saturday morning, officials said. All three were taken to the hospital, one after being extricated from the car about 500 yards from where the tracks cross East


Two women rescued, knife-wielding suspect shot by SWAT officer, DA says

HOPEDALE, Mass. — Two women were rescued from a Hopedale home in which a man was threatening to harm himself and others with a knife, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early.


For The First Time, Massachusetts Crowds Celebrate Pot Holiday Legally

BROOKLINE (CBS) – It’s synonymous with celebrating marijuana – 420. Today, some waited in line for more than an hour at New England Treatment Access to get marijuana. “To see so many people from all walks of life is amazing,” said Lynnette French of New England Treatment Access.


4 Worcester Colleges in 2019 Top 25 Party Schools in Massachusetts

WORCESTER – Five Worcester colleges have made Niche.com’s 2019 Top Party Schools in Massachusetts. College of the Holy Cross (#8), Assumption College (#13), WPI (#18) and Worcester State University (#24) all cracked the top 25 party schools in the Bay State, according to Niche.com — a ranking and re


You Can Order a Cocktail Right from Your Seat at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre

WORCESTER – Go ahead, skip the line. Did you know that at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing Arts you can order a beverage right from your seat during a show?


Duxbury fire crews work to extinguish transformer fire

DUXBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - Duxbury firefighters are working to extinguish a transformer fire. Crews want to know if Acorn Street residents are without power following “numerous explosions” from a transformer, according to a post on the department’s Twitter page.


Marijuana dispensary in Plymouth obtains approval to resume operations

Triple M Medical Marijuana Dispensary has reopened. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) allowed the resumption of medical use sales to registered qualifying patients and personal caregivers beginning today, Saturday, April 20.