• Weymouth February 17, 2024 7:52 am

    Family relieved as Emanuel Lopes is found guilty of Weymouth officer's murder

    It was a very emotional time for everyone but with this guilty verdict, the family can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Michael Chesna’s family finally getting closure after a jury found Emmanuel Lopes guilty of the Weymouth police sergeant’s murder, along with 77-year-old Vera Adams. Both were shot and killed in July of 2018. “He died doing what...

  • Weymouth February 16, 2024 11:23 pm

    Emanuel Lopes found guilty in retrial over 2018 murders of Weymouth officer, bystander

    A Massachusetts jury has found Emanuel Lopes guilty of all charges, including murder, in the killings of a Weymouth police sergeant and a bystander in 2018. It was Lopes’ second trial, after a hung jury in a trial last year resulted in a mistrial. Some people in Norfolk Superior Court cheered after the first guilty verdict was read. The jury…

  • Weymouth February 14, 2024 7:22 pm

    Jury remains deadlocked in retrial over 2018 killings of Weymouth officer, bystander

    A Massachusetts jury is on its fourth day of deliberations in the retrial of Emanuel Lopes, the man charged with murder in the killings of a police sergeant and a bystander in 2018. So far, the second Norfolk Superior Court jury considering the charges over the death of Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna and Vera Adams has been hung, just…

  • Weymouth February 14, 2024 5:10 pm

    Jury deliberating in retrial of man charged with killing Weymouth officer, bystander

    A Massachusetts jury is deliberating the case in the retrial of Emanuel Lopes, the man accused of killing a police sergeant and a bystander in Weymouth in 2018. A judge declared a mistrial in the case against Emanuel Lopes after a jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision last summer after three weeks of testimony and days of deliberation….

  • eat new england January 27, 2024 9:47 am

    Bar spotlight: A little bit of Key West in Boston's southern suburbs

    The weather in New England can be brutal in the winter, which is why a little escapism can be good for the soul, even if it’s just hanging out for an hour or two in a Florida-style watering hole such as Johnny Kono’s Bar & Grill

  • Weymouth January 27, 2024 9:27 am

    PHOTOS: Key West meets South Shore at Kono's Bar & Grill

    At this cozy spot hidden away in the Boston suburbs, gaze at the surfboards, hurricane lanterns, photos of deep-sea fishing and bumper stickers of faraway places while dining on tasty pub food and classic American fare and thinking of warmer locales
  • Weymouth January 17, 2024 11:33 am

    Retrial begins for man accused of killing Weymouth police officer, bystander in 2018

    The case of a man accused of killing a police officer and a 77-year-old bystander in Weymouth, Massachusetts, back in 2018 returns to the courtroom. After a previous mistrial, the new trial of Emmanuel Lopes is set to begin Wednesday. The mistrial happened less than a year ago. Now both Lopes and prosecutors are returning to make their cases again….

  • Weymouth January 8, 2024 2:37 pm

    Jury selection begins in case of man accused of killing Weymouth officer, bystander

    Jury selection began Monday in the retrial of a man accused of killing a police sergeant and a bystander in Weymouth, Massachusetts, back in 2018. In July, a judge declared a mistrial in the case against Emmanuel Lopes after a jury was unable to reach a unaninimous decision after three weeks of testimony and days of deliberation. Lopes is facing…

  • Weymouth September 29, 2023 2:00 pm

    Man killed in 3-vehicle crash on Route 3 in Weymouth

    A man was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Route 3 south in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on Friday morning. State police said they responded to the scene of the crash near Exit 38B shortly after 5 a.m. They said the three vehicles involved were a Mazda CX5 SUV, a Smart Fortwo car and a Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV. The driver of the…

  • quincy September 25, 2023 7:38 am

    Man wanted for murder in Mass. high schooler's death arrested in Puerto Rico

    A man indicted for murdering a Weymouth, Massachusetts, high school senior last year has been arrested in Puerto Rico and extradited to the Bay State. Keniel Diaz-Romero, formerly of Quincy, is facing a murder charge in the February 2022 shooting death of Weymouth High School student Nathan Paul. The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office announced Sunday that Mass. State Police…

  • Massachusetts September 24, 2023 6:23 pm

    Teen extradited to Mass. for 2022 murder of Weymouth High School senior

    Keniel Diaz-Romero, formerly of Quincy, was taken into custody in Puerto Rico and brought back to Massachusetts, where he’ll be arraigned Tuesday on a murder charge for allegedly shooting Nathan Paul in Quincy on Feb. 15, 2022.

  • Weymouth September 19, 2023 12:17 am

    Weymouth school gym renamed for Police Sgt. Michael Chesna: ‘A fitting tribute'

    A middle school gymnasium in Weymouth, Massachusetts, has been renamed for Police Sgt. Michael Chesna, around five years after he was killed in the line of duty. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Maria Weston Chapman Middle School gymnasium on Commercial Street at 4 p.m. Monday and included Superintendent Robert Wargo, Chief of Police Richard Fuller, members of the…

  • Weymouth September 18, 2023 8:39 pm

    Ceremony held at Weymouth middle school to rename gym in honor of Sgt. Chesna

    A ceremony was held at the Maria Weston Chapman Middle School gymnasium at 4 p.m. Monday and included Superintendent Robert Wargo, Chief of Police Richard Fuller, members of Michael Chesna’s family and the community.

  • Stop & Shop August 29, 2023 7:47 pm

    Pair stole over $25K in complex Stop & Shop coupon scheme, prosecutors say

    Two women have been charged with making high-quality fake coupons to steal more than $25,000 in products from Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island this year, prosecutors said Tuesday. Taunton residents Jacqueline White, 41, and Crystal Travis, 40, are both facing grand jury charges of larceny for the alleged scheme between March and June, according to the…

  • Weymouth August 20, 2023 12:06 am

    Cleanup underway in Mass. after Friday's tornadoes

    Cleanup crews are still working in parts of Massachusetts after it was confirmed that three tornadoes had touched down in the Bay State during Friday’s storms. Weymouth is one of four towns across the state that got hit by a tornado in this storm, with the National Weather Service confirming an EF-1 touched down there. Another was confirmed in...

  • Massachusetts August 18, 2023 11:51 pm

    4 tornadoes hit Mass. and RI during Friday's storms

    Three tornadoes hit Massachusetts and another touched down in Rhode Island Friday, the National Weather Service confirmed. Rhode Island experienced an EF-2 that caused damage in Scituate, Johnston and North Providence, the NWS said. In Massachusetts, an EF-1 was confirmed in North Attleboro and Mansfield; another EF-1 touched down in Weymouth; there was an EF-0 in Stoughton. Strong thunderstorms swept…

  • Weymouth August 11, 2023 12:01 pm

    Vietnam veteran remembered by motorcycle procession to Bourne National Cemetery

    A Vietnam veteran was remembered on Friday morning in Massachusetts by hundreds of motorcyclists, who joined together for an hour-long procession. Eighty-year-old Navy seaman Anthony Meizis was laid to rest at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, following a funeral service at the McDonald-Keohane Funeral Home in Weymouth. “He served his country, he sacrificed his life for this country,” Angel…

  • Weymouth August 5, 2023 11:20 am

    Woman dead, man injured in Weymouth crash

    Police are investigating a fatal crash in Weymouth, Massachusetts on Saturday morning. Massachusetts State Police say they responded to a crash on Route 3 northbound at around 5 a.m. Authorities say the crash involved two SUVs near Exit 38 for Route 18 A 60-year-old Weymouth woman was declared dead at the scene and a 34-year-old man was transported to the…

  • holbrook August 2, 2023 6:27 pm

    Weymouth woman accused of embezzling $1.3M from Holbrook business

    A former employee of a Massachusetts glass company is accused of embezzling more than $1.3 million over a two-year period. Police in Holbrook say 36-year-old Ashley Sumner of Weymouth was arrested after an extensive investigation. Allstate Auto Glass, which serves parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, notified police that it suspected Sumner of stealing $50,000. Authorities began investigating….

  • Weymouth July 21, 2023 10:49 am

    New trial date set in case of man accused of killing Weymouth officer, elderly woman

    A new trial date has been set for the man accused of killing a police sergeant and an elderly woman in Weymouth, Massachusetts, after a mistrial was declared in the case earlier this month. Emmanuel Lopes, accused of killing Weymouth police Sgt. Michael Chesna and 77-year-old Vera Adams in 2018, went on trial in Norfolk Superior Court earlier this summer….

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