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Roland Escobar Charged With Manslaughter, Driving High On Drugs And Alcohol In Deadly Taunton Hit-And-Run

TAUNTON (CBS) – A driver accused in a deadly hit and run in Taunton was ordered held without bail Wednesday. Roland Escobar, 42, of Taunton, faces several charges including manslaughter, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and leaving the scene of Tuesday’s crash. Police say he was driving an SUV drunk and high on drugs when he hit a woman near the intersection of Main and Cedar streets around 4:30 p.m. and took off. Prosecutor Michael Cahillane said on Wednesday in court that Escobar was under the influence of “two shots of fireballs, as well as oxycodone, and may have...
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Alltrust Credit Union awards scholarships

Alltrust Credit Union is pleased to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded to five graduating high school credit union members entering college as freshmen this fall. The 2021 Scholarship recipients are: Kylie Medeiros, Fairhaven High School; Gabriel Monroe, Fairhaven High School; Faith...
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New Bedford Residents Seek Rental Assistance Amid Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Some South Coast residents are increasingly concerned about housing security, even as the Biden administration extended the federal moratorium on evictions on Tuesday. Corinn Williams, who heads the New Bedford Community Economic Development Center (CEDC), said her organization has seen more residents seeking help accessing rental assistance programs. The CEDC provides interpretation services for Spanish and K’iche-speakers. “There’s definitely been an upswing,” said Williams.
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Police Searching for ‘Armed and Dangerous' Suspect in Roslindale Murder

Boston police said they are looking for an "armed and dangerous" suspect in connection with the murder of a 42-year-old woman in the city's Roslindale neighborhood last week. Akil Jackson, 41, with a last known address in Easton, Massachusetts, is wanted for the murder of Alicia Heywood of Easton on July 29. She was shot in broad daylight in a busy section of Roslindale.
Taunton, MATaunton Gazette

Driver held without bail in Taunton fatal pedestrian hit and run

A Taunton man was ordered held without bail Wednesday in Taunton District Court on charges he struck and killed a pedestrian and then fled the scene while under the influence of drugs Tuesday afternoon. Roland Escobar, 42, of Taunton was ordered held without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing on Aug. 11. Lisa Rocha of Taunton, 59, died after allegedly being struck by Escobar at Main and Cedar streets, according to Taunton Police and the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.
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Hospitals seeing unusual increase in RSV cases among children

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Hospitals in Rhode Island are seeing an increased number of children being diagnosed with a virus usually only seeing during the winter months. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause at-risk people who become infected to wind up in the hospital. Hasbro Children’s Hospital tells Target 12...
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Providence theatre requires coronavirus vaccine for entry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — You'll need to prove you're vaccinated against the coronavirus if you want to go to an event at the Columbus Theatre. In a Facebook post Wednesday, the Providence theatre said it is updating its COVID policy. If you can't prove you're fully vaccinated, the theatre said...
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RIP David B. Fisher

David B. Fisher, 74, of Middletown, Rhode Island, passed away on August 1, 2021. He was the wife of Shirley (Calderwood) Fisher for 50 years. Born in Burlington, VT, David was the son of John and Stella Fisher. He grew up in Pittsfield, MA, and graduated from Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, MA, in 1964. Upon graduation, David enlisted in the US Navy, and served aboard the USS Glennon for his entire enlistment. After his discharge from active duty, he married Shirley on August 22, 1970. After completing one year at the University of Massachusetts, he transferred to Wentworth Institute of Technology, graduating in 1973, with an Associate’s Degree in Engineering. David returned to work as a civilian employee for the government. From 1973-1987, he worked for NUSC(now NUWC). David transferred to Hughes Aircraft Company, and retired as a Hughes Legacy Raytheon employee in 2010. During his career, he traveled the world troubleshooting and solving problems for defense systems in aircraft, surface ships and submarines.
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West Nile Virus found in Bristol County mosquitos

MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) — For the first time this summer, mosquitos with West Nile Virus have been detected in our region. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the mosquitos were found in Mansfield. At this point, the town of Mansfield says they will not be doing arial spraying, but...
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