Fall River

  • Fall River Jan 14

    Man Charged in Connection with Deadly Stabbing Denied Bail

    A man was denied bail in the stabbing death of another man outside an apartment complex in Massachusetts. Nathan Silva, 23, of New Bedford, is charged with murder in the death of Jorge Vieira, 25, who was found stabbed in Fall River on Saturday morning. Jessica Brophy, 27, is charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder. Silva…

  • fire Jan 13

    Firefighter Hurt Battling Mill Fire in Fall River

    Firefighters responded to a blaze at a mill building in Fall River, Massachusetts.

  • fire Jan 13

    Early Morning Blaze Rips Through Fall River Mill Building: Report

    An early morning fire reportedly ripped through a mill building Monday in Fall River, Massachusetts, threatening to jump to another structure before crews were able to contain the flames. WJAR reports the blaze was reported at about 12:30 a.m. at the Stafford Mills complex on County Street. There, crews saw flames extending to the fifth floor in a portion of…

  • Fall River Jan 12

    Two Arrests Made in Fall River Fatal Stabbing

    Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old man in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Saturday morning, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced. Nathan Silva was arrested at the Motel 6 in Seekonk Saturday night and is being charged with murder. The 23-year-old New Bedford man will be held until his arraignment…

  • Fall River Jan 12

    2 Arrests in Deadly Stabbing

    Jessica Brophy and Nathan Silva have been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of Jorge Vieira.

  • arrest Dec 25, 2019

    23-Year-Old Arrested in Connection to Body Found Behind Fall River Bakery

    A 23-year-old Massachusetts man is facing charges that include murder in connection to the homicide of a 39-year-old man who was found dead in a wooded area on Tuesday. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Fall River police received a call at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday of a man dead behind the Gold Medal Bakery on Bay Street....

  • opioid crisis Dec 23, 2019

    16 Arrested in Major Fall River Fentanyl-Dealing Drug Ring Bust

    A four-month investigation into a drug ring that operated between Massachusetts and Rhode Island was busted last week when 16 people were arrested with nearly a kilogram of fentanyl along with other drugs, cash and a gun, prosecutors said Monday. About 850 grams of fentanyl, 56 grams of cocaine, steroids and prescription pills were seized in a series of raids…

  • Amazon Dec 23, 2019

    Amazon Under Fire for Injuries at Fall River Warehouse

    Massachusetts politicians are demanding answers from Amazon.com Inc. after a report showed workers at the tech giant’s Fall River warehouse are seriously injured at a rate that is almost three times the industry average. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy, whose district includes Fall River, sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos inquiring about the injuries at the facility....

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Embattled Fall River Mayor Survives Primary, Moves on to Nov. Election

    Embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia of Fall River, Massachusetts, came in second Tuesday in a primary election and will appear on the ballot in November. Correia, 27, pleaded not guilty last week to extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies. He’s also pleaded not guilty to federal charges he defrauded investors in a smartphone app he was developing. In...

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Jasiel Correia Facing 2 Opponents in Primary Election

    It’s a big day for Fall River as residents have the chance to select who will be their next mayor in Tuesday’s primary election. Among the candidates is Jasiel Correia, who was twice arrested within one year.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Mass. Mayor Jasiel Correia Not Stepping Down, Lawyers Say at Latest Hearing

    Embattled Fall River, Massachusetts, Mayor Jasiel Corriea, who was recently ousted in a city council vote in favor of his removal, was not at a hearing Friday in connection to the latest federal charges he faces.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Passenger in Fall River Apartment Crash Dies

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Fall River Police Officer Indicted for Excessive Use of Force

    A Fall River police officer was indicted on Thursday for allegedly using excessive force during four different incidents that resulted in three of the four victims being hospitalized. Michael Pessoa, a 17-year veteran of the Fall River Police Department, was indicted by a a grand jury for incidents that happened in 2014, 2018 and twice in 2019, according to the...

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Mother Facing Child Assault Charges Determined to be Dangerous

    A Fall River mother facing charges for assaulting her 3-month-old baby was found dangerous at a court hearing Monday, according to The Herald News.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Mother Facing Child Assault Charges Determined to be Dangerous

    A Fall River mother facing charges for assaulting her 3-month-old baby was found dangerous at a court hearing Monday, according to The Herald News.

  • May 2, 2019

    Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Fall River Teen

    Massachusetts police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager from Fall River. Authorities say 14-year-old Tori Lenae Dellima did not go home after school. A handwritten note was found that indicated she planned to go to Sri Lanka and the Middle East with someone she can trust.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    2 Accused of Assaulting Man, Threatening to Kill and Eat His Dog

    Two Massachusetts men are being held without bail after police say they assaulted a disabled man and threatened to eat his dog. Joshua Farias, 37, and Brian Richard Souza, 37, both of Fall River, were arraigned in Fall River District Court on Thursday and charged with assault and battery dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a disabled person, and breaking...

  • Apr 6, 2019

    Man Killed When Vehicle Backs Over Him in Fall River Driveway: Police

    Police are investigating after an elderly man was killed when a vehicle backed over him in a driveway in Fall River, Massachusetts. Authorities responded to a home on Newhall Street just after 1:30 p.m. where they found the victim. The victim, 94-year-old Fall River resident Robert E. Forcier, was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  • Apr 4, 2019

    Goose Impaled by Arrow Finally Captured by Mass. Wildlife Officers

    Animal control officers in Fall River, Massachusetts finally captured a goose with an arrow in its chest after the bird evaded officials for days. WJAR reports the goose was first spotted by a Fall River photographer, who saw the injured bird. The photographer reportedly called animal control, who told him they received their first report on the goose on March 21.

  • Apr 4, 2019

    Goose With Arrow Through Chest Finally Caught

    Animal control officers finally captured a goose that was impaled by an arrow in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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