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Massachusetts Had Highest Rate of Reported Child Abuse in 2014
BOSTON (AP) _ Newly released figures show that Massachusetts reported the highest rate of abused and neglected children in the nation during the 2014 fiscal year.
The federal figures reported in The Boston Globe show that Massachusetts reported 31,863 victimized children to the federal Department of …
Officials Searching For Owner Of Severely Neglected Dog
Animal control officials are asking for the public's help in finding the owner of an abandoned and malnourished dog.
The French mastiff was found in Acushnet last Thursday, rooting through a resident's garbage. Mattapoisett Animal Control officer Kathy Massey was called to the scene to asse…
Three Charged in Fall River Elderly Neglect Case
Three members of the same Fall River family have pleaded guilty to failing to properly take care of an elderly relative who died in a hospital suffering from severe bed sores and malnourishment.
Prosecutors say 80-year-old Mary Araujo died at a hospital in July 2010 of multiple organ failure brought …
Fall River Man Sentenced In Neglect Case
A Fall River man authorities say was supposed to be taking care of his immobile, elderly mother but instead neglected her until bedsores ate through her skin and muscle all the way to the bone has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.