• Marion September 29, 2022 7:14 pm

    Suspicious Person Reported Near Elementary School in Marion

    The incident prompted a larger-than-usual police presence at Sippican elementary.

  • Marion September 29, 2022 8:43 pm

    Police Investigating Report of Suspicious Person Following Girl on Her Walk to School

    Police are investigating a report of a suspicious person who followed a girl on her walk to school Thursday morning in Marion, Massachusetts. Around 8:40 a.m., police said a student at Sippican Elementary School told her teacher that she had been followed by a suspicious person while walking to school. The teacher immediately alerted school officials, who called Marion police….

  • bear July 8, 2021 7:59 pm

    ‘Boo Boo,' Bear Spotted in Several Mass. Towns, Was Killed in Marion Van Crash

    A popular black bear that had been spotted in several Massachusetts communities has been found dead, wildlife officials announced Thursday. According to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the bear –affectionally dubbed “Boo Boo” — died from its injuries after it was struck by a van on Route 195 in Marion two weeks ago. The black bear had been…

  • bear June 24, 2021 1:56 pm

    Van Damaged After Collision With Bear in Marion

    A black bear ran into the woods, possibly injured, after being hit by a van on Route 195 in Marion, Massachusetts Thursday morning. Massachusetts State Police said the van, owned by Alert Ambulance Services, was taking an elderly man from New Bedford to a doctor’s appointment around 9:45 a.m. when it struck the bear on the westbound side of the…

  • Cape Cod June 20, 2021 12:55 am

    5 Rescued From Water After Boat Overturns in Buzzards Bay

    Five people were rescued Saturday when a boat capsized near a lighthouse in Buzzards Bay, according to officials. The Mattapoisett Harbormaster plucked the people from the water before rescue boats arrived at the scene, and a Mattapoisett firefighter assisted in medical evaluations, officials said. No one was seriously injured. The vessel overturned near Cleveland East Ledge Light. The Coast Guard…

  • New Bedford shooting November 27, 2020 6:34 pm

    18-Year-Old Arrested for Double Shooting in New Bedford: Police

    An 18-year-old who allegedly shot two people, killing one, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on Friday morning has been arrested, police say. The alleged shooter – identified as Jon Zell of Mattapoisett – unloaded a handgun at police as they approached him less than an hour after the double shooting but no officers were hit, according to a press release from…

  • Massachusetts August 25, 2020 7:21 am

    ‘That Is 2020': Lightning Crashes Down as Couple Weds in Marion, Mass.

    It was a picture-perfect wedding for the year 2020. Denice and Aaron Sawitsky were getting married in Marion, Massachusetts, when a lightning bolt came crashing down. “I started telling her, ‘If we have a wedding that goes completely as planned, it will be a boring wedding that no one remembers,’ and we definitely did not have a boring wedding,” Aaron…

  • civil rights June 27, 2020 3:13 pm

    Virginia Man Accused of Burning Cross on Lawn of Black Teen Protest Organizer

    A Virginia man faces federal charges after officials say he burned a cross on the front lawn of a Black teenager who organized a civil rights protest the previous day.

  • Animal cruelty December 12, 2019 6:06 pm

    Marion Woman Arraigned on Animal Cruelty Charges

    A Massachusetts woman appeared in court Thursday on charges of animal cruelty, a day after her Marion home was raided and several animals were found living in filthy conditions.

  • Animal cruelty December 12, 2019 6:12 pm

    Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Marion Animal Cruelty Case

    A Massachusetts woman faced a judge Thursday in a case of animal cruelty, one day after a raid of her “squalid” farmhouse and property in Marion. Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of Lauren Fisher, 65, during her arraignment in Wareham District Court, where she was charged with two counts of animal cruelty, interfering with a police officer and…

  • Animal cruelty December 11, 2019 11:44 pm

    Woman Facing Charges in Animal Cruelty Case

    Sixty-five-year-old Lauren Fisher was bailed out of jail Wednesday night hours after dozens of animals were allegedly found neglected or deceased on her property in Marion.

  • Animal cruelty December 12, 2019 1:19 pm

    Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Raid at ‘Squalid' Farm in Marion

    A woman is facing a number of charges, including animal cruelty, following a raid at her “squalid” farmhouse and property in Marion, Massachusetts, on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Sixty-five-year-old Lauren Fisher was bailed out of jail Wednesday night, hours after dozens of animals were allegedly found neglected or deceased on her Marion property. Miniature horses, exotic birds, cats and dogs…

  • 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...

  • Attorney June 4, 2015 7:32 am

    Suge Knight Sued for Wrongful Death by Widow of Man He Killed

    Marion “Suge” Knight is being sued by the widow of the man he ran over and killed in his pickup truck, according to reports.

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