• Cape Verde Jul 29

    Swimmers From Seekonk Head to the Olympics — for Cape Verde

    Cape Verde’s entire Olympic swim team is a brother and sister from Seekonk, Massachusetts. Their journey to Tokyo started with a message on Facebook.

  • seekonk Jul 7

    Seekonk Man Found Dead of Apparent Gunshot Wound

    Authorities in Seekonk, Massachusetts, are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Tuesday night in an apartment building in town. Seekonk police said they received a call around 9:53 p.m. after gunshots were heard inside an apartment on Forsythe Circle. First responders said that they located 66-year-old Joseph Housley of Seekonk inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene of an…

  • Massachusetts Jun 30

    FBI Arrests 2 From Mass. in Capitol Riot Investigation

    Two people from Massachusetts were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of taking part in violence during the riot at the U.S. Capitol this January, the FBI announced. Noah S. Bacon, a 28-year-old from Somerville, and Chase Kevin Allen of Seekonk, were arrested by officers with the Boston FBI Office’s joint terrorism task force, the office announced. They are the ninth...

  • aitken elementary school Oct 26, 2020

    Seekonk Elementary School Reports COVID-19 Case

    There has been a positive case of COVID-19 at an elementary school in Seekonk, Massachusetts, prompting all fifth grade students at the school to learn remotely for the upcoming week, the superintendent announced Sunday. An individual at Aitken Elementary School has tested positive for the virus, Superintendent Rich Drolet said in a statement. Drolet did not say if the infected…

  • Union Leader Oct 25, 2020

    Historic Announcement From New Hampshire's Largest Newspaper

    The Union Leader has endorsed Joe Biden for President. The traditionally conservative paper backing a Democrat for the first time in a century.

  • seekonk Aug 8, 2020

    20-Year-Old Injured in Rollover Crash; State Trooper Vehicle Struck at Scene: MSP

    A rollover crash in Seekonk left a 20-year-old man with life-threatening injuries early Saturday morning, authorities said. A state trooper was also reported injured when a passing car struck their cruiser as they responded to the scene. The injured New Bedford driver, who had been the sole occupant of a 2007 Ford Focus that rolled over on Route 195 eastbound,…

  • shooting May 3, 2020

    Report: Man in Custody After Seekonk Shooting

    Seekonk police received a report of shots fired at the intersection of Pine Street and Woodland Avenue. The caller told police of a possible suspect and described a car that drove away from the scene. No one was injured in the shooting, police said.

  • Massachusetts Apr 19, 2020

    Fla. Man Dies in Seekonk Crash

    A Florida man has died in a crash in Seekonk, Massachusetts Saturday night.  Massachusetts State Police responded to reports of the crash on Interstate 195 eastbound between Exits 1 and 2 at 7:27 p.m. Troopers found a 2012 Mercedes C30 had been traveling east when it drove off the left side of the highway and into the median before striking…

  • seekonk Apr 7, 2020

    Vehicle Carrying Coronavirus Test Samples Crashes on I-95

    A number of coronavirus test samples remained secure and undamaged Tuesday after a courier delivering them to a laboratory was involved in a crash on Interstate 95 in Seekonk, Massachusetts, authorities said. Massachusetts State Police said the courier, a 49-year-old Rhode Island woman, was delivering the samples around 7:50 a.m. when her Honda Civic made contact with a tractor-trailer on…

  • fatal crash Mar 2, 2020

    16-Year-Old Girl Killed in Seekonk Chain-Reaction Crash Identified

    A 16-year-old girl killed in a chain-reaction crash on a Massachusetts highway Sunday night, has been identified. Gisella Carrier, 16, of New Bedford was killed as a result of the crash. Carrier was a passenger inside a Chrysler 300. She was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence with life-threatening injuries. She later died after arriving at the hospital. The…

  • seekonk Jan 3, 2020

    Driver Charged for Allegedly Hurting 3 Women in Mass. Parking Lot

    A 76-year-old man is facing a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly struck and seriously hurt three women with his vehicle Thursday in a Seekonk Massachusetts, parking lot, police said. James Mcaleer is being charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, Seekonk police said Friday. He’ll be brought to court at a later date, according to police. It wasn’t...

  • pedestrians struck Jan 2, 2020

    3 Hurt After Being Struck by Vehicle in Seekonk Parking Lot

    Three women were hurt Thursday afternoon when a driver struck them in a parking lot in Seekonk, Massachusetts. One of the victims was pinned underneath the driver’s vehicle.

  • seekonk Jan 2, 2020

    3 Women Seriously Hurt by Vehicle in Mass. Parking Lot, 1 Rescued From Underneath

    Three women were seriously hurt Thursday afternoon in a parking lot in Seekonk, Massachusetts, police said. They were reportedly backed into by a driver. The crash in the Ocean State Job Lot parking lot on Highland Avenue was reported at 1:36 p.m. One woman was pinned underneath the vehicle when rescue crews arrived, police said. Airbags were used to lift…

  • Massachusetts Sep 16, 2019

    Rhode Island Man Held on $100K Bail in Fatal Seekonk Hit-and-Run

    The Rhode Island driver charged with leaving the scene after striking and killing a woman walking with her 11-year-old son in Massachusetts has been held on $100,000 bail. Jeremy Schmidt was held after pleading not guilty Monday in Taunton District Court to charges including operating under the influence and negligent motor vehicle homicide.

  • Massachusetts Sep 13, 2019

    Rhode Island Man Arrested in Seekonk Hit-and-Run That Killed Mother

    A woman was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash Thursday in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Police responded shortly before 7 p.m. to Newman Avenue, where multiple people reported that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.

  • Massachusetts May 14, 2019

    Another Mass. Town Considers Plastic Bag Ban

    Another Massachusetts town is considering a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. Seekonk residents at Monday’s annual town meeting are being asked to back a ban of retail use of plastic bags.

  • POLICE Apr 3, 2019

    Retired Seekonk Police Lt. Charged With Larceny

    A retired Seekonk, Massachusetts Police Lt. was charged with larceny for allegedly making a fake claim for payment, according to the Bristol District Attorney’s Office. David Dyson of Rehoboth, Massachusetts is accused of receiving about $1,000 after he misrepresented the time he worked on detail projects. The suspect was allegedly overcompensated for detail hours on five separate occasions between March...

  • theft Mar 6, 2019

    Thief Steals Remy Martin Liquor Bottle Worth $4,000: Police

    Police are searching for a thief with expensive taste in Massachusetts. Chris Gasbarro’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Seekonk says someone stole a $4,000 bottle of the Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac from its store last week.

  • Massachusetts Dec 2, 2018

    Rehoboth, Mass. Man Crashes Multiple Times During Police Chase

    A man was hospitalized after crashing multiple times following a high-speed police chase through Rehoboth and Seekonk. Police identified the man as Jonathan Cruz, 33, of Rehoboth and said he has serious injuries.

  • Massachusetts Nov 15, 2018

    Boloco Has No Plans to Vacate Back Bay Space Chick-fil-A Wants

    Days after Chick-fil-A said it planned to pursue opening the company’s first Boston location, the current tenant of the proposed space says they don’t plan to move out. Boloco tweeted on Thursday there was no agreement for them to vacate the location at 569 Boylston St., the space Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A told the Boston Globe they plan to pursue.

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