• car crash July 30, 2022 3:13 pm

    1 Killed in Early Morning Lakeville Car Crash

    One person is dead following a two-car crash in Lakeville, Massachusetts, on Saturday morning, police said. Emergency crews responded to the crash at the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street shortly after 6:30 a.m., according to the Lakeville Police Department. Two people who were involved in the crash were taken to a nearby hospital, where one was pronounced dead….

  • Massachusetts June 26, 2022 9:25 pm

    Missing Swimmer in Lakeville Safely Located

    A swimmer who went missing Sunday night while at a pond in Lakeville, Massachusetts, was safely located on someone’s boat, police said. Lakeville police confirmed the swimmer was fine after being found on a boat in the area. Police initially received a call just before 7 p.m. and said they were actively searching for the person reported missing in...

  • commuter rail February 2, 2022 7:38 am

    Broken Rail Line to Cause Commuter Delays

    A broken rail line was expected to cause delays for commuters as it impacted some trains on the Greenbush, Middleboro/Kingston and Lakeville lines. Crews were working on the broken track Wednesday morning near the JFK/UMass station. Crews quickly fixed the rail line and normal train service has resumed on the Middleborough, Kingston and Greenbush Lines. Trains will now make...

  • Massachusetts October 12, 2021 7:17 pm

    Woman Comforts Child After Serious Crash in Lakeville

    Firefighters are grateful that a woman stopped at the scene of a crash to comfort a 4-year-old girl.

  • Lakeville October 12, 2021 7:32 pm

    Woman Honored After Stopping to Comfort a Child After a Bad Car Crash

    Firefighters in a small Massachusetts town honored a good Samaritan who stopped to comfort a 4-year-old girl following a serious car crash on Monday. Lakeville fire officials said they responded to a serious single-vehicle crash on Route 140 south shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday. The car had left the highway and struck several trees. The driver was ejected from…

  • Middleboro October 2, 2021 10:45 pm

    1 Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Middleboro After Earlier Police Chase

    One person was killed in a motorcycle crash in Middleboro, Massachusetts, late Friday night, shortly after police had broken off a pursuit. Police said around 11:45 p.m., a Lakeville police officer spotted a motorcycle operating recklessly on Main Street, traveling at a speed of 68 miles per hour in a 40 miles per hour zone. The officer tried to pull…

  • Lakeville October 17, 2020 11:39 am

    Elderly Housing Evacuated in Lakeville Due to High Carbon Monoxide Levels

    Residents of a Lakeville, Massachusetts, elderly housing facility were temporarily evacuated Saturday morning due to high carbon monoxide levels, the Lakeville Fire Department said. Lakeville firefighters responded to a report of carbon monoxide alarm activation at 42 Lebaron Blvd shortly before 5 a.m. The location is a 56-unit apartment building that houses residents aged 55 and over. Carbon monoxide levels…

  • Lakeville August 20, 2020 8:52 am

    Missing Swimmer in Lakeville Found Safe

    A brief search for a missing swimmer in a pond in Lakeville, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning has been called off after the person was found safe in a nearby town. Lakeville Fire confirmed they had units out looking for a swimmer at Long Pond, but the search was called off after the person was found safe in neighboring Freetown. Long…

  • Massachusetts February 1, 2020 12:20 pm

    Lakeville Police Officer Hit; Woman Charged With DUI

    A Lakeville police officer has been released from the hospital Saturday after he was hit by an alleged drunk driver.

  • Massachusetts November 16, 2019 2:31 pm

    3 Pets Killed in Massachusetts House Fire

    Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in southern Massachusetts and killed three pets. WJAR reports that fire crews were called to a house on Howland Road in Lakeville around 6 p.m. Friday. By the time they arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. Lakeville Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said water had to be trucked to the scene...

  • Kaitlin McKinley Becker November 9, 2019 11:30 pm

    Communication Issue Causes Significant Delays for Commuter Rail Trains

    A communication issue with the MBTA is causing “significant delays” for Commuter Rail trains heading in and out of North Station, according to several tweets from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. At 5:40 p.m., the MBTA announced that shuttle buses were replacing Lowell line service between North Station and Lowell. At least the Fitchburg trains and Middleborough/Lakeville trains were operating...

  • Massachusetts November 9, 2019 1:48 pm

    Fatal Crash Under Investigation in Taunton, Massachusetts

    Authorities in Taunton, Massachusetts are investigating a fatal car crash which occurred on Route 140 on Friday night.

  • Massachusetts November 8, 2019 5:09 pm

    2 Cases of Whooping Cough Reported at School in Lakeville, Massachusetts

    Two cases of whooping cough have been reported at a school in Lakeville, Massachusetts. School district officials sent out a notice informing parents that two students at Freetown Lakeville Middle School have confirmed cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough.

  • Massachusetts August 23, 2019 10:28 pm

    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 August 21, 2019 11:45 pm

    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 August 20, 2019 12:52 pm

    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 August 19, 2019 11:34 pm

    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 August 18, 2019 9:25 pm

    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...

  • Massachusetts August 16, 2019 4:39 pm

    2nd Human Case of EEE Confirmed This Summer in Massachusetts, Health Officials Say

    Another Massachusetts man has been diagnosed with the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, the state’s Department of Public Health announced Friday, making him the second person to be diagnosed with the rare but dangerous infection. Laboratory testing confirmed the virus in a Grafton man who is between the ages of 19 and 30, authorities said.

  • Kaitlin McKinley Becker August 11, 2019 11:19 pm

    First Human Case of EEE in Massachusetts Since 2013, State Health Officials Say

    A Massachusetts man has been diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection, the state’s Department of Public Health announced Saturday. This is the first human case of EEE in the state since 2013. The man is over 60 and lives in southern Plymouth County, the DPH said. “Today’s news is evidence of the significant risk from EEE and...

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