• mbta December 5, 2022 12:44 pm

    Years in the Making, South Coast Rail Arriving Soon

    Lawmakers for Massachusetts’ South Coast all had a single word in mind when they gathered Monday to cut the ribbon on a brand-new Freetown commuter rail station: “surreal.” Passenger rail service to Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River is not here yet but is visible on the horizon, set to begin by the end of 2023 after decades of discussion…

  • Massachusetts November 7, 2022 7:41 pm

    Woman Killed After Fleeing Suspect Crashes Into Her Car in Taunton

    Hector Bannister-Sanchez, 34, of Medford, will face criminal charges, Massachusetts State Police said. Police have not released the victim’s name.

  • Taunton November 7, 2022 1:15 am

    Man, 38, Killed in Taunton Shooting

    A Massachusetts man was killed early Sunday morning in a shooting in Taunton, officials said.

  • Taunton September 22, 2022 7:09 pm

    Woman Fatally Shot in Taunton Apartment, DA Says

    A woman was fatally shot at an apartment in Taunton, Massachusetts, Wednesday night, authorities said.

  • drought August 3, 2022 8:46 am

    Dry Weather Sparks Brush Fires Across Mass.

    Firefighters across Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England are having to chase hot spots every day as drought conditions fuel wildfires and prompt water bans. The Town of Weymouth is one of those that recently enacted water use restrictions. Signs of heat and drought are evident everywhere in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, fire crews in Gloucester battled through their second day…

  • Taunton Police June 29, 2022 11:55 pm

    Man, 44, Shot in Taunton

    A 44-year-old man was injured in a shooting Wednesday night in Taunton, Massachusetts, police said. Taunton police were called to Mador Ave. around 8:10 p.m. for a reported shooting. The victim, identified only as a Taunton man, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment. There was no immediate word on his condition. No further details were shared,…

  • Taunton June 27, 2022 10:48 am

    North Easton Man Killed in Electrical Accident in Taunton

    A man was killed in an electrical accident that started a fire Thursday morning in Taunton, Massachusetts. He was identified Monday as Michael Messina, 58 of North Easton. Fire oficials said the man, later identified as Messina, was removing an antenna from a three-story apartment building on Danforth Street around 7:30 a.m. when the antenna made contact with a nearby…

  • NBC10 Boston Responds June 8, 2022 9:51 pm

    Taunton Man Calls NBC10 Boston Responds After RV Problems Arise

    A Taunton, Massachusetts, man did not read the fine print when he purchased a motorhome last year. When problems arose, he reached out to NBC10 Boston Responds for help. Nate Daniels traded in his small travel trailer and upgraded to a larger bus style motorhome last June. “When I stepped foot inside of it, I fell in love with the…

  • consumer June 8, 2022 9:39 pm

    NBC10 Boston Responds: Taunton Man Encounters RV Problems

    A Taunton man did not read the fine print when he purchased a motorhome last year. He reached out to NBC10 Boston Responds for help when problems arose.

  • fire May 28, 2022 6:44 pm

    Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Taunton City Hall

    A large fire burned in Taunton, Massachusetts, Saturday morning, threatening several buildings. The blaze was in a commercial building on Spring Lane near Taunton City Hall, according to the the city’s fire department, which was assisted by crews from surrounding towns. The commercial building was a repurposed mill building built in 1900. Multiple buildings in the immediate area were at…

  • Taunton March 27, 2022 10:00 am

    Missing Taunton Woman Found Safe

    Police in Taunton say they have located a woman with cognitive impairments who had been missing since Friday. Maria Goncalves Pereira, 53, was last seen on Friday around 5 p.m. leaving her residence on Beacon Street in Taunton, according to local police, who said that she suffers from cognitive impairments. Pereira was first reported missing around 7 p.m. Friday. Taunton…

  • Massachusetts March 11, 2022 10:31 pm

    Taunton Swatting Case Under Investigation After Hoax 911 Call

    Police in Taunton, Massachusetts, responded to a 911 call that was later determined to be a hoax, describing the situation as a swatting case. In a call to the Taunton Police Department shortly before 3:15 p.m. Friday, a male caller said he had killed his girlfriend and planned to harm himself at a home on Williams Street. Police and a…

  • cruiser crash January 21, 2022 12:20 pm

    State Police Cruiser Struck by Drunk Driver in Taunton

    A Massachusetts State Police cruiser was hit by a drunk driver in Taunton on Thursday night. A trooper was in the cruiser around 11 p.m. when it was struck. The trooper immediately called for help over his radio. Numerous agencies responded, including Taunton police and fire. The driver, Saul Justa, 44, of Taunton, was arrested and charged with operating under…

  • Taunton December 25, 2021 11:27 pm

    Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's Status Confirmed, Ending Reservation Saga

    A yearslong battle over the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s 321 acres of reservation land in Mashpee and Taunton, Massachusetts, is over and future generations “will forever have a place to be Wampanoag,” the tribe’s chairman said Wednesday night. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s assistant secretary for Indian affairs on Wednesday issued a 55-page decision confirming the legal status of...

  • Massachusetts December 21, 2021 4:48 pm

    Rare Steller's Sea Eagle Spotted in Mass., a Long Way From Home

    A long way from its home in Asia, a rare Steller’s sea eagle was spotted by 200 bird watchers around Taunton River, Massachusetts on Monday. The eagle is reportedly the same one that went off course a year ago and has been spotted in Alaska and Canada by bird watchers across North America, The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday. Flocks…

  • Massachusetts December 17, 2021 11:59 pm

    Taunton School Staff Member on Leave Over Alleged Use of Racial Slur

    A school staff member in Taunton, Massachusetts, is on administrative leave after allegedly using a racial slur while speaking to a student. Superintendent John Cabral said Taunton Public Schools is investigating the incident involving a worker who is not a teacher. “Taunton High School Interim Principal Scott Holcomb yesterday became aware of an incident in the past month in which…

  • Christmas December 6, 2021 5:16 pm

    Taunton Holds Holiday Parade After Stabbing

    The festivities of Taunton’s Christmas festival were shadowed by a stabbing.

  • Massachusetts November 30, 2021 4:55 pm

    Horse on the Loose Gallops Down Busy Massachusetts Highway

    Drivers on a Massachusetts highway experienced pretty unusual traffic on Tuesday when they found a horse running alongside their cars. The animal was spotted galloping down Route 140 south in Taunton around 11:15 a.m. near exit 19, according to officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Video captured the unusual scene, showing the adventurous horse running alongside traffic on the…

  • rollover crash November 29, 2021 12:51 pm

    Two People Hospitalized After Taunton Crash

    Two people were taken to a local hospital Sunday night after a rollover car crash in Taunton, Massachusetts. The Taunton Fire Department responded to the crash on Myles Standish Boulevard just before 11 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, police and firefighters said they found a 2016 Audi A6 that had rolled onto its roof. The driver, a 49-year-old man, and a...

  • Massachusetts October 15, 2021 11:56 pm

    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…

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