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Officials release name of man killed in tragic Taunton accident

The man who was electrocuted to death last Thursday while trying to remove an antenna from a Danforth Street home in Taunton has been identified by officials. According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, the preliminary investigation into a Taunton fatality last Thursday morning suggests that an accidental electrical event claimed the life of 58-year-old Michael Messina, of North Easton and ignited a fire at an apartment building, said Taunton Fire Chief Timothy J. Bradshaw, Taunton Police Chief Edward J. Walsh, State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, and Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.

Jaylen Brown appears to take swipe at Celtics fans

Jaylen Brown just brought the Boston Celtics to within two wins of an NBA title, but he still feels he is not getting his due from the local fanbase. The Celtics star “liked” a notable tweet on Sunday, just over a week after Boston fell to the Golden State Warriors in the Finals. The tweet read, “Jaylen Brown is so disrespected by Celtics fans.”

Police identify victims in Brimfield crash that killed 3 teenagers

BRIMFIELD – Massachusetts State Police have identified two of the three teenagers killed during a crash in Brimfield early Sunday morning.Vincent Ardizzoni, 19, of Holland and Shane Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield were the two victims identified. A 17-year-old Oxford boy was also killed in the crash.A 17-year-old boy from Brookfield was hurt in the crash.The identities of the two 17-year-olds will not be released because they are considered juveniles. The crash happened around 1 a.m. on Sunday in the area of East Brimfield and Holland Roads. A 2006 Nissan Sentra being driven by Adrizzoni came to a stop about 40 feet into the tree line.Brett Kustigian, superintendent of the Quaboag Regional School District in Warren, said grief counselors are in place at the high school on Monday following the crash. "Thoughts and prayers with all the families. Quaboag strong," Kustigian posted.Tantasqua Regional School District superintendent Deborah Boyd said two of the victims were students in the district, adding counselors would also be available at the beginning of the week."Our hearts go out to their families as well as our students and staff," Boyd said. 
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Draymond reveals which Warrior made biggest shot of Finals

There were several moments throughout the NBA Finals that proved key in helping the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics to earn their fourth championship in eight seasons. But if you ask Draymond Green, there’s one pivotal shot that stands out above the rest. On the latest episode of “The...

Manny Ramirez gives hilariously hypocritical advice to son

BOSTON -- In case you hadn't heard, there's a rather intriguing group of players on the roster of the Brockton Rox this season. Competing for the team in The Futures League are the sons of Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Keith Foulke and Gary Sheffield.Baseball lineage like that has drawn all sorts of attention on the young players and their team, including a recent feature article on Of the many things that stood out in the feature, written by Joon Lee, some advice from the elder Manny Ramirez to his 19-year-old son was perhaps the funniest."The thing that...

Names of Massachusetts teens killed in weekend crash released

Three Massachusetts teens have been killed and another seriously injured after an early morning crash on Sunday. According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, just before 1:00 a.m., Massachusetts State Police patrols from the Sturbridge Barracks responded to a single-vehicle crash in Brimfield. At approximately 12:50 a.m., MSP patrols...

Julian Edelman: ‘A lot of guys’ got mad at Jimmy Garoppolo for sitting out with injury with Patriots

Jimmy Garoppolo’s brief time as a starter with the New England Patriots apparently left teammates questioning his toughness a bit. Former Patriots receiver Julian Edelman appeared on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast this week to discuss some fiery comments made by former teammate Martellus Bennett. The former tight end blamed one loss during the 2016 season (during Tom Brady’s suspension) on Garoppolo choosing not to play due to an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.

Republican Off-Duty Cop Who Was Running for Office Allegedly Punched His Democratic Opponent at Pro-Choice Protest

As seen on video, a man struck a woman during a pro-choice protest outside of the Rhode Island State House in Providence on Friday night. Jennifer Rourke, the Rhode Island Political Cooperative Chairwoman and a Democratic candidate for the state Senate, says she is the woman in that footage. Her attacker was her Republican opponent Jeann Lugo, she said.

Boston Police Department says intoxicated 16-year-old boy hit police cruiser while on scooter, passenger tried to discard firearm

Two 16-year-olds are facing charges after police said they hit a police cruiser while intoxicated on a scooter early Saturday morning. Around 2:50 a.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old boy, who was not named by police, was driving a scooter down the wrong way on Helen Street in Boston when he hit a police cruiser, the Boston Police Department said.

Jennifer Lee’s Bakery in Worcester ‘devastated’ after cash stolen, glass door smashed in robbery, police investigating

Police are investigating after a person broke into a Worcester bakery early Monday morning and made off with some dough, officials confirmed. Jennifer Lee, the owner of Jennifer Lee’s Bakery, posted on Facebook Monday to say someone broke into the store at about 2:20 a.m. and took all of the cash that the business had earned from store sales and farmer’s markets over the weekend.

Boston woman charged with drunk driving after motorcyclist killed in New Hampshire crash

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. – A Boston woman was arrested and charged with drunk driving Saturday afternoon following a fatal crash in New Hampshire.It happened around 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Atlantic Ave. and Woodland Road in North Hampton. Police said 38-year-old Jennifer McCoy of Boston was driving a BMW when she entered the intersection and crashed into the operator of a Harley Davidson motorcycle.The motorcycle operator was rushed to an area hospital but did not survive.McCoy and her passenger, a juvenile, were taken to the hospital but did not suffer any injuries. Following the crash, McCoy was charged with driving under the influence. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Rockingham District Superior Court.