• Bridgewater March 26, 2024 11:45 pm

    Teacher charged with abusing Bridgewater students

    A pre-K teacher is facing criminal charges after being accused of physically abusing young children in her care.

  • Bridgewater March 26, 2024 11:49 pm

    Bridgewater teacher charged with physically abusing 3 pre-K students

    A Massachusetts woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that she physically abused three pre-kindergarten students in her care. Kathryn A. Rousseau, 56, of Taunton, is charged with three counts of assault and battery on a person with intellectual disabilities, the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office said. She was released on personal recognizance with the conditions that she have no contact…

  • Bridgewater March 24, 2024 10:55 pm

    Crash in Bridgewater sends 1 to hospital, closes road for hours

    A crash in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, closed down a road there for a significant amount of time Sunday night, and left at least one person hurt. The crash on Pleasant Street was first reported by police in town at around 7:15 p.m., when they announced that a telephone pole was blocking the road between North Street and Vernon Street. One person…

  • local January 11, 2024 6:53 am

    Concerns of flooding remain as next storm heads toward Mass.

    With more wind and rain on the way this weekend, flooding remains a major concern for Massachusetts residents living near the water.

  • Massachusetts January 11, 2024 11:57 pm

    Flooding remains a concern with this weekend's impending storm

    With more wind and rain on the way this weekend, new concerns are growing in areas near the water — whether it be as large as the ocean or as small as a river. Flooding remains a major concern with more rain on the way. The Blackstone River in Northbridge, Massachusetts, is close to flood stage. It’s currently at 8.4…

  • traffic January 9, 2024 3:47 pm

    Four people, including a 5-year-old, injured in Bridgewater crash

    A serious crash temporarily closed part of Route 18 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Bridgewater police shared a photo of the scene on social media and said that Route 18 was closed to traffic between Cottage and Winter streets. The road has since reopened. Bridgewater police and fire officials said they received several…

  • truck crash January 8, 2024 5:13 pm

    Driver dies when speeding pickup veers off road in Bridgewater, officials say

    A driver died when his pickup truck veered off a road and into another pickup and a tree in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, on Sunday night, officials said. Linneaus Gitonga, a 34-year-old from Rockland, was found dead at the scene of the crash, on Auburn Street near Laurel Street, Bridgewater police and firefighters said Monday. He had been driving a Chevy Avalanche…

  • Bridgewater December 22, 2023 7:42 pm

    Hit-and-run crash under investigation in Bridgewater

    Police in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, are investigating a hit-and-run Friday evening. Investigators said they are looking for the driver of a red or orange Jeep Wrangler that was involved in a crash at the intersection of High and Hayward Streets around 6:30 p.m. Police said the crash was serious, but offered few additional details. An investigation is underway. Anyone with information…

  • Massachusetts December 19, 2023 9:21 pm

    $1.74 million winning Megabucks ticket sold in Bridgewater

    One lucky person who stopped at a grocery store in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, won $1.74 million in Monday night’s Megabucks drawing. The ticket, which matched all six numbers, was sold at Roche Bros. supermarket, located at Campus Plaza, Route 18. The winning numbers Monday, Dec. 18, were 9-10-16-28-29-34. The cash option on the prize is $1.22 million. Megabucks prize winners...

  • Bridgewater December 13, 2023 6:14 pm

    Here's an inside look at Bridgewater State University's new cybersecurity center

    We’ve seen cyberattacks hit banks, hospitals, schools and even personal accounts. Early next year, Bridgewater State University will open a state-of-the-art facility that will train students to be on the front lines of fighting these attacks. “We’re going to have the best cyber-security program in New England,” said Frederick Clark, president of Bridgewater State University. The room where the...

  • local December 13, 2023 10:41 am

    Bridgewater State University to open cybersecurity center

    Bridgewater State University will open a state of the art facility to train students to be on the frontlines of fighting cyberattacks.

  • Massachusetts November 16, 2023 2:06 pm

    SUV falls into Lake Nippenicket in Bridgewater

    Authorities are investigating an SUV that fell into a lake in Bridgewater, Massachusetts on Thursday morning. Bridgewater Police and Fire say they responded to a report of a vehicle that drove into Lake Nippenicket at around 7:45 a.m. According to police, a white SUV was partially submerged 50 yards out into the lake. Authorities say they also saw a woman…

  • Massachusetts October 13, 2023 4:55 pm

    18-year-old killed in Bridgewater motorcycle crash involving van and Jeep

    An 18-year-old is dead after the motorcycle he was riding Thursday evening was involved in a crash with a van and a Jeep in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Police say they responded to the area of 1001 Bedford Street around 4:15 p.m. and found the teen, later identified as Percy Lewis III of Bridgewater, lying in the northbound lane with severe injuries….

  • East Bridgewater October 7, 2023 7:23 am

    Parts of East Bridgewater Church set on fire and vandalized

    Police believe at least one person – maybe more— went inside St. John the Evangelist church on Central Street in the middle of the day, lit a candle at the entrance and tossed the matches aside.

  • Bridgewater September 29, 2023 1:45 pm

    Man with pellet gun arrested at Bridgewater business after standoff

    A man was arrested after a brief standoff with police at a business in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Friday morning, police said. Police were initially called to the business on Scotland Boulevard for a possible hostage situation involving a man with a gun at an office, officials said. Carl Lawrence, a 53-year-old from Bridgewater, had what was later determined to be a…

  • New Hampshire September 4, 2023 6:02 pm

    Pedestrian fatally struck by Subaru driven by 16-year-old

    A man was killed on Labor Day when he was struck by a car being driven by a 16-year-old in Bridgewater, New Hampshire. State police say troopers responded to Mayhew Turnpike around 9:43 a.m. Monday for a crash involving a car and pedestrian. An investigation revealed that a Subaru Legacy was traveling northbound on the turnpike when the teenage driver…

  • Massachusetts August 16, 2023 7:20 pm

    Serious crash in Bridgewater

    The crash took place on Mass. Route 18 at Administration Road, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and caused the highway to be closed in both directions.

  • car crash August 16, 2023 7:54 pm

    One person badly injured in Bridgewater crash

    One person suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. The crash took occurred around 3 p.m. on Route 18 at Administration Road, according to police, and caused the highway to be closed in both directions. Footage from the scene showed a car with its roof ripped off and a pickup truck with heavy damage to…

  • Massachusetts August 1, 2023 11:38 pm

    Woman charged in Bridgewater hit-and-run crash that injured pedestrian in wheelchair

    A pedestrian in a wheelchair was injured in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and now a woman is facing several charges, police announced. Police say Bonnie Bowes, 61, of Bridgewater, has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, OUI-drugs causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving…

  • Bridgewater June 21, 2023 6:45 pm

    Boston man found guilty in 2015 murder of woman whose burning body was found in Bridgewater

    A Boston man has been convicted in the murder of a New Jersey woman whose body was found burning eight years ago in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The office of Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said Wednesday that 51-year-old Fernando Owens of Dorchester had been found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. The body of Ashley Bortner, a 29-year-old mother…

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