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Elderly Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash on 195

An elderly driver drove the wrong way down Route 195 Sunday afternoon, causing another vehicle to crash before finally being stopped.

Massachusetts State Police say they received a report at about 3:20 p...

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Elderly Woman Dies in Fire at Fall River Home

FALL RIVER - An elderly woman has died following an early morning fire in her Fall River home.

According to the Herald News, the 74-year-old woman was found in her bed as firefighters battled the two-alarm fire at 47 Orswell Street a little after 3 a...

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Acushnet Police

Acushnet Man Arrested After Allegedly Abusing Elder, Ramming Police Cruiser

ACUSHNET  - A tip from the Dartmouth Police Department leads to the arrest of an Acushnet man.

Acushent Police say fellow officers in Dartmouth alerted them to an 88-year-old Acushnet person that appeared to have been abused and was hospitalized at St

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Sandwich Crash Claims Lives of Two Elderly Pedestrians

Police say two elderly women who were hit by a minivan in Sandwich Monday have died.

Sandwich Police Lt. Joshua Bound says officers responded to a report of two people hit in the street around 1:35 p...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

[RICHARD] Planning Makes Surrendering The Keys Easier For Older Folks

The time to have "the talk" about giving up the driver's license is not when your parents are a danger. And, when the time does come there needs to be an agreed to plan...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Four SouthCoast Communities Receive Fire Education Grants

Four SouthCoast communities are getting over a total of $34,000 in assistance with educating both children and the elderly about fire awareness...

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New Bedford Man Charged With Stealing $60K from Elderly Grandfather

A 33-year-old New Bedford man accused of taking advantage of his elderly grandfather and stealing more than $60,000 from him was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail last week after being arrested and charged with a litany of elder financial abuse charges, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M...

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DA: Fall River Woman Stole $120K From Elderly Woman

A Fall River woman is being arraigned today for allegedly stealing over $120,000 from an elderly woman.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says 60-year-old Kathleen King was indicted last week by a grand jury on a single count of larceny from a person sixty years of age or older...

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Taylor Cormier/TSM

Bristol County D.A. Quinn Raises Awareness on Elderly Abuse

May is National Elder Law Month, and elder abuse is something Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn takes very seriously.

In a press conference Wednesday, District Attorney Quinn says elder abuse cases are some of the most difficult to prosecute, especially if the victim is suffering from dementia or a similar condition...

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Our Elderly And Veterans Deserve More

It is appalling the way we treat our seniors and veterans.

State Representative Alan Silvia (D-Fall River), House Vice Chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Veteran's Affairs tells me many vets are currently not eligible for public housing in Massachusetts because their disability checks exceed the income eligibility guidelines...

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