Massachusetts Crime & Safety


Rollover crash leaves I-495 covered in laundry detergent

WRENTHAM, Mass. (WLNE)-The Wrentham Police Department, along with Massachusetts State Police, Wrentham Fire Department, and Franklin Fire Department were all on the scene of a single car rollover on I-495 on Saturday. The driver rolled over between Route 1A and King Street, sustaining serious but non-life threatening injuries, the police...
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Massachusetts Man sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm, failing to register as Sex Offender

A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition and failing to register as a sex offender. Shane Brown, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 37 months in prison and five years of supervised released. On March 10, 2021, Brown pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of failing to register as a sex offender in violation of the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act (SORNA).
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1 arrested over Massachusetts cherry tree controversy

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) — A cherry tree controversy in Northampton escalated Thursday and ended with at least one person being taken into police custody. Neighbors on the street have been trying to stop the city from cutting down seven cherry trees. The city began taking down the trees as part...
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Hampton Beach, NH Lifeguard Being Hailed as a Hero by Massachusetts Mom

His name is Theo and a woman from Massachusetts is hailing him as a hero. Denise McLaughlin, who lives in Pittsfield, Mass. according to her Facebook profile, posted on the Friends of Hampton Beach social media page on Wednesday that she witnessed the lifeguard jump into action after a little girl got pulled out into deep water on her bodyboard and could not get back to shore.
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Dog Killed In Western Mass House Fire

A family dog was killed during a house fire at a two-and-half story home in Western Massachusetts. The fire took place around 12:35 p.m., Thursday, July 29 in Berkshires County at 16 Atlantic Ave., in Pittsfield. Pittsfield Police officers, who were at the neighboring house, noticed smoke coming from the...
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Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexual assault of Massachusetts teen in 1970s

WELLESLEY, Mass. — Theodore McCarrick, the defrocked former archbishop of Washington D.C., now faces a criminal charge in Massachusetts. ABC News reports that the charges were filed by police in Wellesley. McCarrick, the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to face criminal charges in the clergy sex abuse scandal, is charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.