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Freetown Fire Under Investigation
A house fire Friday night in the Assonet section of Freetown caused extensive damage to the basement and first and second floors of the structure.
Fire crews responded shortly before 8pm to 4 Dana Lee Drive. A spokesman says firefighters spent more than two hours at the scene battling smoke and flame…
Drugged Driving Crash
NEW BEDFORD - Four people were hospitalized after New Bedford Police say a man, high on drugs, crashed his vehicle into a parked car.
New Bedford Police say at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday police responded to the accident near 4275 Acushnet Avenue...
Arrested for Threats
DARTMOUTH - An Assonet man is under arrest after allegedly making threats toward a Dartmouth police officer.
Dartmouth Police spokesman Detective Kyle Costa says members of the Dartmouth and Freetown Police Departments arrested 28-year-old Justin Alves on two outstanding warrants out of Dartmout…
Assonet Judge Confirmed to State’s Highest Court
Judge Elspeth "Ellie" Cypher of Assonet was unanimously confirmed to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts by the Governor's Council on Wednesday.
The 58-year-old former Bristol County prosecutor will replace Justice Margot Botsford, who will reach the mandatory retiremen…
Assonet Man Arraigned
FREETOWN - An Assonet man is arraigned following his involvement in a deadly crash in Freetown last week.
According to police, 47-year-old Edward Benfeito was in his car chasing his friend, 36-year-old Jennifer Bartlett, in her car at high speeds late Friday night...

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