• local February 7, 2024 10:02 am

    Public hearing on Mass. bill aimed at stopping wrong-way drivers

    A public hearing is set for Wednesday to address a bill that aims to make the roads of Massachusetts safer. That bill is focused on stopping wrong-way drivers before destructive or even deadly accidents occur.

  • Massachusetts February 7, 2024 10:00 am

    Public hearing for Mass. bill aimed at preventing wrong-way driving

    After several high-profile and devastating wrong-way crashes, the state of Massachusetts is taking action. A 15-year-old boy and his grandparents were killed by an alleged drunk driver on Christmas last year on Route 6 in Somerset, Massachusetts, prompting lawmakers to revamp a bill aimed at preventing more deadly crashes. A solution presented in this bill would be to install more…

  • Massachusetts February 4, 2024 5:51 pm

    Driver dead after pickup truck crashes into Somerset home

    A person is dead after crashing their pickup truck into a home in Somerset, Massachusetts, overnight. Somerset police say they were called to the fatal motor vehicle crash on South Street around 2:53 a.m. Sunday and found a gray Chevy Silverado had struck the southeast corner of a home. The sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the…

  • Massachusetts January 19, 2024 1:25 pm

    Man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges in deadly Mass. Christmas crash

    A man charged with manslaughter over the deaths of a couple and their grandson in a crash on a Massachusetts bridge on Christmas pleaded not guilty at his second arraignment in the case Friday.

  • Massachusetts January 7, 2024 10:23 pm

    Man to face new charges in Mass. Christmas crash that killed 3

    A third person has died in a wrong-way crash, allegedly involving a drunken driver, on Route 6 in Somerset, Massachusetts, on the night of Christmas, officials said Friday. Donna Arruda had been critically hurt in the crash on Veterans Memorial Bridge, officials said.

  • Massachusetts December 31, 2023 1:23 am

    Pedestrian struck by minivan in Somerset

    A pedestrian was injured Saturday evening when a minivan hit her in Somerset, Massachusetts, closing two roads for hours. Somerset police say they responded to 1176 County St. around 5:01 p.m. for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. According to police, the 50-year-old Somerset woman was crossing County Street when she was struck by a Dodge…

  • Massachusetts December 29, 2023 7:08 pm

    Woman dies after Mass. Christmas crash that killed husband, grandson

    A third person has died in a wrong-way crash, allegedly involving a drunken driver, on Route 6 in Somerset, Massachusetts, on the night of Christmas, officials said Friday. Donna Arruda had been critically hurt in the crash on Veterans Memorial Bridge, officials said.

  • Massachusetts December 27, 2023 12:22 am

    2 dead in Christmas Night crash involving drunken driver, Mass. police say

    Two people, one a teenager, were killed in a crash caused by a drunken driver going the wrong way on Route 6 in Somerset, Massachusetts, on the night of Christmas, state police said Tuesday.

  • Massachusetts December 14, 2023 4:28 pm

    Man killed by pickup truck in Somerset

    A man was killed by a pickup truck that hit him while he was walking in the road in Somerset, Massachusetts, Wednesday night, authorities said. Matthew Martinville, 55, was walking on Wilbur Avenue when the Chevy Silverado hit him at the intersection with Brayton Avenue about 9:27 p.m., the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. The truck’s driver...

  • Somerset November 29, 2023 12:50 pm

    Tanker truck fire shuts down Braga Bridge in Fall River

    A tractor-trailer tanker truck fire temporarily shut down the Braga Bridge in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning, according to state police. The fire was reported shortly after 11 a.m. on the eastbound side of Interstate 195, approaching the bridge. All eastbound lanes were closed for a time, but state police said one lane reopened around 11:42 a.m. No further…

  • local November 22, 2023 10:41 am

    Louisiana man sentenced to jail for trying to entice Somerset child online

    A Louisiana man pleaded guilty this week to child enticement charges for posing as a child and interacting with a Somerset, Massachusetts, child online last year, according to authorities. Carlos Normand, 33, was sentenced on Monday and will serve 2 1/2 years in the Bristol County House of Corrections with 18 months to serve, said Somerset police. He will also…

  • Somerset September 10, 2023 11:00 am

    Victim in Somerset double fatal crash identified as Seekonk police officer

    Police are investigating a double fatal crash in Somerset, Massachusetts on Saturday morning. Somerset Police say they responded to a report of a vehicle that had struck a telephone pole on the Route 103 rotary. Authorities say that they found a motorcycle and a vehicle along with a man and a woman lying in the roadway. The man was pronounced…

  • Somerset September 9, 2023 1:47 pm

    Two dead in motorcycle crash in Somerset

    Police are investigating a double fatal crash in Somerset, Massachusetts on Saturday morning. Somerset Police say they responded to a report of a vehicle that had struck a telephone pole on the Route 103 rotary. Authorities say that they found a motorcycle and a vehicle along with a man and a woman lying in the roadway. The man was pronounced…

  • Somerset February 18, 2023 3:05 pm

    Somerset Police Arrest Three People After Investigation Into Drug Activity

    Three people were arrested by Somerset Police after a suspected drug dealing investigation. The suspects were identified as 29-year-old Aaron McDermott, 25-year-old Matthew McDermott and 25-year-old Chelsea Soares. Both men were charged with various drug trafficking crimes and conspiracy to violate drug law. Soares was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice. According to the investigators, Aaron and…

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