• Massachusetts Oct 16

    12-Year-Old Hit by Car in Taunton

    A 12-year-old boy was seriously hurt after being hit by a car Friday in Taunton, Massachusetts. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. as the boy was crossing Plain Street with a family member. Police say the boy slipped and fell backward into the path of a Nissan Sentra. The driver stayed on the scene, police said. The victim was taken…

  • AirDrop Oct 15

    Sexually Explicit Content Shared at Taunton High School Sparks Investigation

    Some students at Taunton High School received sexually explicit content from another person’s phone last week while classes were in session, officials said Thursday.

  • Massachusetts Oct 6

    Barricaded Person Found Dead in Taunton Home After Police Standoff

    A person police said was barricaded in a home Tuesday in Taunton, Massachusetts, was found dead. The home is on Grant Street, where a disturbance was reported about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to Taunton police. When police arrived, a person barricaded themselves inside the home, and officers were told about “an unsecured firearm inside.” Grant Street was shut down as…

  • stabbing Sep 22

    Arrest Made in Taunton Hospital Stabbing

    A woman was arrested in the random stabbing of a hospital worker who’d been taking a break, police said.

  • stabbing Sep 22

    Taunton Hospital Employee Stabbed in ‘Unprovoked Attack;' Arrest Made

    A hospital employee taking a break outside a Massachusetts hospital was stabbed several times unprovoked on Tuesday, said police in Taunton, asking for help finding the attacker. Hours later, they announced an arrest in the case and recovered a small knife blade, police said. The stabbing took place Tuesday about 1:15 p.m. on North Pleasant Street outside Morton Hospital and…

  • POLICE Sep 20

    Taunton Police Sgt. Charged With OUI After Injuring Motorcyclist in Crash

    A Taunton police sergeant was arrested early Sunday morning and placed on administrative leave after allegedly injuring a motorcyclist in a drunken driving crash. Shawn Smith, 49, of Raynham, was charged with OUI liquor causing serious injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Taunton District Court. The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old Rehoboth…

  • murder Sep 1

    Elderly Taunton Man Charged With Murdering His Wife

    An 86-year-old Taunton man is being charged with murder in his wife’s killing, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Edmund Silveira was initially charged with assault and battery by means of a firearm while authorities investigated the fatal shooting of his wife, 71-year-old Dianne Silveira, on Sunday night. After the shooting, Silveira fled into the couple’s Bay Street home and...

  • standoff Aug 30

    Taunton Standoff Ends With Man's Arrest, Woman's Death

    A woman has died and a man was arrested after an hourslong standoff with police early Monday morning outside the couple’s home in Taunton, Massachusetts. Police were called to 881 Bay Street just before 9 p.m. Sunday for reports of shots fired and found a woman shot in the driveway. The victim, later identified as 71-year-old Dianne Silveira, was rushed...

  • Massachusetts Aug 29

    Driver Killed After Fiery Crash Into Tree in Taunton

    A driver is dead after a crash early Saturday morning in Taunton, Massachusetts. Police and fire crews responded around 3:45 a.m. to Burt Street, where a vehicle had caught fire after hitting a tree. The driver, the only person in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The identity of the driver was not immediately released. Authorities…

  • Massachusetts Aug 7

    ‘Heartbroken': Taunton Couple's Belongings Disappear After Movers Hired

    This was set to be an exciting new chapter for John and Deborah Simmons. Instead, it is a nightmare as they wonder if they’ll ever see most of their belongings again. “It wouldn’t be too bad if we knew everything was going to be in Florida, but it’s in limbo, makes it harder,” John Simmons said. The couple say...

  • hit and run crash Aug 4

    Driver in Taunton Deadly Hit-And-Run Due in Court Wednedsday

    The alleged driver of a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman Tuesday in Taunton, Massachusetts, is due in court Wednesday. Identified by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office as 42-year-old Roland Escobar, he faces a long list of charges in Taunton District Court.

  • deadly crash Aug 4

    Driver in Taunton Deadly Hit-and-Run Held Without Bail

    The alleged driver of a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman Tuesday in Taunton, Massachusetts, is being held without bail after a Wednesday court appearance. Forty-two-year-old Roland Escobar faces a long list of charges after the crash that killed 59-year-old Lisa Rocha Tuesday afternoon. He was arraigned a day later in Taunton District Court. Escobar allegedly hit Rocha on Main…

  • deadly crash Aug 4

    SUV Hits Woman, Killing Her, Before Flipping Over in 2nd Crash, Taunton Police Say

    A woman was killed Tuesday in Taunton, Massachusetts, by an SUV that, after speeding away, crashed into another vehicle and flipped over, police said. The driver of the alleged hit-and-run vehicle, identified by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office as 42-year-old Roland Escobar, was hospitalized and is facing a long list of charges. The SUV hit the woman, identified...

  • economic development Jul 8

    Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Elects Youngest Chairman Ever

    Sue O’Connell sat down with Brian Moskwetah Weeden, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, who talks about his vision for the tribe, the Taunton casino project and other economic development possibilities.

  • Taunton Feb 7

    2 People Seriously Injured in Taunton Double Stabbing

    Two people were seriously injured in a double stabbing Sunday morning in Taunton, Massachusetts, and a suspect is in custody, police said. Gary Bergantim, 38, of Norton, Massachusetts, was taken into custody in the parking lot of 246 East Main St. in Norton after officials approached a car matching a description given of his vehicle, authorities said. He was subsequently…

  • Taunton Dec 25, 2020

    Veteran Taunton Police Patrolman Dies of COVID-19

    Taunton police Patrolman John Borges died Thursday after battling COVID-19, Chief Edward J. Walsh announced in a statement. Borges was a 20-year veteran of the Taunton Police Department, according to the statement. He was a search manager for southeastern Massachusetts regional police search and rescue team, a lead trainer for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and participated in the Civil…

  • nor'easter Dec 5, 2020

    Taunton Man Charged With Hate Crime in Slur-Filled Pistol-Whip Attack

    A man was in court Friday to face a hate crime charge after allegedly pistol-whipping a man and yelling racially and sexually oriented slurs at him in Taunton, Massachusetts. The man who was attacked said it was a scary experience — he thought he was going to get shot. “The whole time, when he had the gun pressed to my…

  • Massachusetts Dec 4, 2020

    Man Charged With Hate Crime in Taunton Attack

    A man pistol-whipped another man and yelled racial slurs outside his home in Taunton, police say.

  • Fall River Nov 23, 2020

    Search Continues for Man in Taunton River Following Motorcyle Crash

    A search continues for the operator of a motorcycle believed to have been ejected into the Taunton River after a crash on the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Massachusetts. Massachusetts State Police said it was continuing to look for the victim, who they said was a 35-year-old Fall River man. On Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it had suspended...

  • Massachusetts Nov 14, 2020

    Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Indicted for Bribery Scheme Involving $1B Casino Plan

    The chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the owner of an Rhode Island architecture firm have been indicted in connection with a bribery scheme involving plans to build a $1 billion resort and casino in Taunton, Massachusetts. Cedric Cromwell, 55, of Attleboro, the tribal council chairman, was indicted on two counts of accepting or paying bribes as an agent…

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