• COVID-19 Jul 17

    Bristol County Sheriff's Office Employs COVID-Sniffing Dogs

    Two K-9s with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office are now trained to help sniff out COVID-19.

  • Thomas Hodgson May 5, 2020

    Mass. Attorney General, Senate Committee Probing Incident at Bristol County Jail

    Massachusetts’ attorney general and a state Senate committee will investigate an incident at the Bristol County House of Correction that took place over the weekend, while Gov. Charlie Baker cautioned against “drawing conclusions” about the violent altercation. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office has asked the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office for surveillance footage of the incident, which Sheriff Thomas Hodgson...

  • Bristol County May 3, 2020

    ICE Detainees Involved in Violent Incident

    Congressman Joe Kennedy III called for an investigation into what happened in light of reports that detainees at the C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center were assaulted by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and some of his officers.

  • coronavirus May 3, 2020

    Altercation Erupts Over Virus Tests at Mass. Immigrant Detention Facility

    A group of about 10 federal immigration detainees who refused to be tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 caused extensive damage to the center in Dartmouth where they are being held, the sheriff’s office said in a Friday night news release. But Congressman Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., on Saturday morning called for an investigation into what happened in light of…

  • BOSTON Nov 7, 2019

    Nearly 80 Cats Rescued from Squalid Conditions in Mass. Homes

    The Animal Rescue League of Boston is urging people to recognize the signs of hoarding after they rescued nearly 80 cats and kittens from squalid conditions at two homes in Massachusetts. Fifty kittens and cats were removed from a South Shore home after the animals were found living in squalor in a small apartment, according to the organization. They were...

  • Massachusetts Nov 4, 2019

    2 Fall River Diocese Priests Placed on Leave Over Alleged Misconduct

    Two Massachusetts priests have been placed on administrative leave, according to a statement from Fall River’s Catholic Diocese. Father Richard E. Degagne, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Easton, and Father Daniel W. Lacroix, co-pastor of St. Joseph-St. Therese, St. Mary, and Our Lady of Fatima Parishes in New Bedford, have been placed on leave because of alleged misconduct that...

  • Massachusetts Oct 18, 2019

    Man Implicated in Unsolved 1990s Rapes Held Without Bail as Flight Risk

    A former Massachusetts man who fled the Bay State 16 years ago and was arrested in Maine this summer was ordered held without bail as a flight risk during his arraignment on Friday. Ivan Keith, 61, was arraigned in Fall River after he was indicted on three counts of aggravated rape in connection to brutal sexual assaults that date back...

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    New England Residents Cleanup After Storm Slams Area

  • Massachusetts Sep 26, 2019

    UPDATE: Mass. Health Officials Give New Info on EEE-Related Deaths

    A fourth person this year has died from EEE in Massachusetts, health officials announced Wednesday. A man in his 70s from Worcester County died from the mosquito-borne illness, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The victim was the 11th human case that has been diagnosed in the state during this year’s outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness.

  • Massachusetts Sep 24, 2019

    3rd Death From EEE This Year Confirmed by Mass. Health Officials

    A third person this year has died from EEE in Massachusetts, health officials confirmed Monday. An unidentified hospital reported the death to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The victim was one of 10 human cases that has been diagnosed in the state during this year’s outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness.

  • Massachusetts Sep 18, 2019

    EEE Detected in Mosquitoes in Southern Maine

    Health authorities in Maine say they have confirmed the presence of a potentially deadly virus in mosquitoes in the southern part of the state. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday mosquitoes in York County tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. A state laboratory found the virus in a single mosquito pool collected Sept. 6 in the...

  • Massachusetts Sep 17, 2019

    2 More People Have EEE in Rhode Island, Including a Child

    Two more people have the potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus in Rhode Island, state officials said Tuesday. One is a child. There are now three human cases of EEE this year, amid an outbreak that has spanned New England. Two people have died — one in Rhode Island, one in Massachusetts — among 12 human cases reported...

  • Massachusetts Sep 10, 2019

    Suspect in 4 Cold Case Rapes Back in Court

    The suspect in four decades-old rape cases faced a judge in Dedham to face charges in one of the cases.

  • Massachusetts Sep 10, 2019

    Suspect in 4 Cold Case Rapes Pleads Not Guilty in 1 Case

    The man accused of assuming a new identity in Maine after raping at least four women in Massachusetts during the 1990s returned to court Tuesday — justice delayed, but not denied. Ivan Keith, a 61-year-old formerly of Bridgewater, was charged with rape, kidnapping and assault in Norfolk Superior Court stemming from a 1996 sexual assault inside Quincy High School.

  • VMS Aug 26, 2019

    MA DPH Confirms 4th Human Case of EEE

    The southern Bristol County resident is over the age of 50, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement.

  • Massachusetts Aug 24, 2019

    3rd Human Case of EEE Reported in Massachusetts This Summer

    A third person has a confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, in Massachusetts this summer, health authorities said Friday. A man over 60 years old in northern Franklin County has the rare but potentially deadly virus, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement. The risk level is now critical in two Franklin County communities.

  • Massachusetts Aug 22, 2019

    Mosquito-Spraying Continues in Massachusetts

    More Massachusetts communities were sprayed for mosquitoes Wednesday, with further treatment planned across the Bay State. Health officials have been spraying as a preventative measure to decrease the chances of EEE and West Nile virus from spreading. The mosquito-borne viruses are rare, but can be potentially fatal.

  • Massachusetts Aug 20, 2019

    Mosquito Spraying Expands in Mass. After EEE Diagnoses

    More Massachusetts towns and neighborhoods will be sprayed for mosquitos Tuesday after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. East Boston, Worcester and Andover were set to be sprayed as preventative measures to decrease the chances of EEE and West Nile virus from spreading. The mosquito-borne viruses are rare, but can be potentially fatal.

  • Massachusetts Aug 20, 2019

    Boston Neighborhoods Spray for Mosquitoes

    Spraying for mosquitoes began in Boston’s West Roxbury and Hyde Park neighborhoods Monday evening. With concern growing across Massachusetts after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, city crews were spraying in the two neighborhoods from dusk until 11:30 p.m. using a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer.

  • Massachusetts Aug 19, 2019

    Officials to Spray for Mosquitoes in Boston Area on Monday

    With concern growing across Massachusetts after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), officials are continuing to spray specific areas to reduce the mosquito population and public health risk. Using a truck mounted aerosol sprayer, officials will spray Monday in the Boston area from dusk until 11:30 at night. The health commission says the formula they...

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