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    Fall River Popeyes worker accused of throwing tray at customer's face

    A teenager working at a fast food restaurant in Fall River, Massachusetts, is accused of attacking a customer Tuesday. NBC affiliate WJAR reported that 19-year-old Colby McCarthy was arrested after allegedly throwing a metal tray at the head of a customer at Popeyes. Police reportedly responded to the restaurant on Pleasant Street around 6:40 p.m. after a worker and customer…

  • Fall River February 16, 2024 2:47 pm

    Man dies nearly 1 week after being shot in Fall River

    A man who was shot last week in Fall River, Massachusetts, has died, authorities said, identifying him. Joshua Medeiros was found shot Friday, Feb. 9, near the intersection of Nashua and Blackstone streets, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said. The man was rushed from the scene, which is near a Stop & Shop supermarket, to a trauma center in…

  • Fall River February 15, 2024 2:50 pm

    Child sex abuse suspect who failed to show up for his trial captured

    A man facing child sexual abuse charges has been rearrested and ordered held without bail after he failed to show up for the start of his trial in Fall River Superior Court on Monday, authorities said. Fall River resident Scott Fontaine, 48, was ordered to appear in court Monday for the start of his trial but never showed up, according…

  • Fall River February 15, 2024 2:52 pm

    Search underway for child sex abuse suspect who failed to show up for his trial

    UPDATE 2/15/2014: Fontaine was located and rearrested on Wednesday afternoon. A manhunt is underway for a man facing child sexual abuse charges after he failed to show up for the start of his trial in Fall River Superior Court on Monday, authorities said Tuesday. Fall River resident Scott Fontaine, 48, was ordered to appear in court Monday for the start…

  • Fall River February 9, 2024 10:07 pm

    Fall River shooting leaves man injured

    A man was injured Friday evening in a shooting in Fall River, Massachusetts, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. Police responded around 7:40 p.m. to Lonsdale Street, where a 34-year-old man was found suffering from gunshot wounds, the outlet reported. The man was taken to a trauma center in critical condition, police told WJAR. There was no immediate word on any…

  • Massachusetts February 5, 2024 7:37 pm

    Contractor fined for illegally selling dogs from Mass. home

    A Fall River contractor already accused of taking customers’ money and not finishing projects is now accused of selling dozens of puppies from his home without a license.

  • dogs February 5, 2024 9:14 pm

    ‘Christmas puppies': Contractor fined for illegally selling dogs from Mass. home

    A home improvement contractor who was already feeling the heat from unhappy customers is now facing thousands of dollars in fines from a state agency tied to allegations of illegally transporting and selling puppies out of his Fall River, Massachusetts, home. Larry Westgate imported dogs from Pennsylvania without the required medical certificates from a veterinarian, according to an enforcement action…

  • Massachusetts February 1, 2024 8:42 pm

    Fall River police officer convicted after assaulting man, filing false reports

    A police officer in Fall River, Massachusetts, has been convicted of violating a man’s civil rights after hitting him in the head with a baton three years ago and filing false reports to cover it up. Federal prosecutors say 37-year-old Nicholas Hoar was found guilty Thursday of deprivation of rights under color of law, as well as two counts...

  • Massachusetts January 25, 2024 6:17 pm

    Man charged with murder in deadly Fall River shooting

    A Connecticut man has been arrested on murder charges after another man was shot to death last month in Fall River, Massachusetts. The shooting on Dec. 23 outside a home on Bank Street killed 44-year-old Juan Manuel Batista Castro of Fall River. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that 22-year-old Angel…

  • Massachusetts January 13, 2024 10:28 pm

    Man arrested in Fall River for illegally possessing several guns, including AR-15

    A man was arrested Saturday in Fall River, Massachusetts, and is facing several gun charges. Fall River police say the vice, gang and intelligence unit received information on Saturday that Michael Shea, 61, was illegally in possession of firearms. Investigators conducting surveillance saw Shea get into his vehicle and travel north on East Main Street, at which point they initiated…

  • Fall River January 3, 2024 3:14 pm

    Wanted man tied to separate killings among 4 charged in 2023 Mass. shooting death

    Four people have been indicted in a deadly shooting in Fall River, Massachusetts, including another man who’s at large in connection with a double killing in the city in 2021, prosecutors said Wednesday. A Bristol County grand jury indicted two men on murder charges and two others on lesser charges in connection with the May 13 killing of Diamonte Odom,…

  • South Coast Rail December 29, 2023 7:37 pm

    South Coast Rail to begin service in 2024

    Communities like New Bedford, Fall River and Taunton will have direct rail access to Boston for the first time in decades.

  • South Coast Rail December 29, 2023 7:57 pm

    South Coast Rail: All aboard to New Bedford, Fall River in 2024

    The MBTA is on track to deliver Commuter Rail service to the South Coast in 2024, marking the first time in decades that cities like New Bedford and Fall River will have direct rail access to Boston. Physical construction of the tracks and new stations is substantially complete, and going into the new year, MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng says…

  • Massachusetts December 26, 2023 12:07 am

    Man shot dead outside home in Fall River

    A 44-year-old man was shot dead at a home in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Saturday evening. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office announced state police detectives and homicide unit prosecutors are actively investigating this homicide and identified the victim as Juan Manuel Batista Castro, of Fall River. Fall River police say officers responded around 5:18 p.m. Saturday to 326 Bank…

  • Fall River December 8, 2023 10:48 pm

    Inspired by her son with autism, mom welcomes kids to her sensory-friendly play space

    Para leer en español, haz clic aquí. Inspired by the needs of her young son, a Massachusetts mother has opened a sensory-friendly play space in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Little Wanderers Sensory Play is a space designed specifically for children with sensory sensitivities, which can be experienced by people with autism, ADHD, OCD, or no official diagnosis at all.  For...

  • Fall River December 8, 2023 10:41 am

    Fall River mother opens sensory-friendly play space

    Inspired by her son Maddox, Melissa Carreiro has opened a play space designed for kids with sensory sensitivities.

  • Fall River November 29, 2023 3:18 pm

    Convicted former Fall River mayor transported to federal prison in Philadelphia

    The convicted former mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, Jasiel Correia, is been transferred from New Hampshire to a federal prison in Philadelphia. According to reports from WPTZ, he is now at the Federal Detention Center Philadelphia. He was convicted of 21 counts for defrauding investors in a smartphone app and for extorting money from marijuana companies. A judge ultimately dismissed…

  • Massachusetts November 22, 2023 9:19 pm

    Pedestrian struck and killed by pickup truck on Route 24 in Fall River

    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Route 24 in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Friday morning. The crash was reported around 5:15 a.m. on the northbound side of Route 24. State police said their preliminary investigation indicates that a Ford F-250 pickup driven by a 44-year-old Fall River man struck an adult woman, who was declared…

  • westport November 8, 2023 11:19 am

    Driver pleads guilty in 2020 crash that killed girl in Westport

    A man has pleaded guilty to a charge of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation in a September 2020 crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead and seriously hurt her sister in Westport, Massachusetts, authorities said Wednesday. Robert Silvia, a 33-year-old from Fall River, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30, just before his trial was due to start in Fall River…

  • Halloween October 31, 2023 4:05 pm

    Touring the notorious Lizzie Borden House in Fall River

    The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, home to two notorious unsolved murders, is definitely in theme with Halloween. Hannah visited the house to learn more.

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