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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.
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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...

Tewksbury Man Killed In New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident

A man from Northern Massachusetts has died from a weekend motorcycle crash in New Hampshire, authorities said. David Penney, age 58, of Tewksbury, was killed in a crash that occurred at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Woodland Road in North Hampton on Saturday afternoon, June 25, New Hampshire State Police said.

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...

84-year-old man drowns at Lynn Beach

LYNN – An 84-year-old man died Sunday after being pulled from the water at Lynn Beach.It happened just before 3 p.m. The man was given medical aid and rushed to Salem Hospital, but did not survive. Lynn Police are investigating the drowning. 

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.

Man electrocuted in Taunton was a master carpenter and father of two from Easton

EASTON — Authorities have identified the man who was electrocuted Thursday while removing an antenna from a Taunton home as Michael E. Messina, 58, of Easton. Messina's obituary describes him as a devoted husband to Loretta "Lori" (Richman) Messina and beloved father of two girls, Olivia and Maria. Messina was a master carpenter, construction supervisor and real estate investor, according to the obituary published by Kane Funeral Home. ...

Patriots Reporter Identifies ‘Surprise Standout’ From Minicamp

The New England Patriots will have tough decisions to make about several position groups as the summer unfolds. One of those positions is wide receiver. The Patriots feature a handful of roster locks — DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and 2022 second-round pick Tyquan Thornton — but an under-the-radar player at the position might force the coaching staff’s hand when the time comes.

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.

Teenage Girl Goes Missing, Lowell Police Say

Police in Lowell, Massachusetts, are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl who may either be in the Lowell area or in Framingham. Rhaissa DeSouza is 5-foot-2 with brown hair and eyes, according to the Lowell Police Department. She was last seen in a black sweatshirt, blue jeans and light pink Nike Air sneakers.

Two dead in Sunday morning crash on I-395 in Webster

WEBSTER — A man and a woman died in a rollover crash on Interstate 395 Sunday morning. Leeha Thompson, 21, of Southbridge and Carlos Ortiz-Pomales, 20, of Framingham were pronounced dead at UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester, state police said. Another 21-year-old Southbridge woman, who was driving, and a 20-year-old Framingham...